Executive Leadership

It takes passion and commitment to spearhead an international effort to end corneal blindness. The members of our executive leadership team embrace the responsibility that comes with their roles.

Douglas J. Furlong
Douglas J. Furlong
President and Chief Executive Officer
Rebecca Jorgenson
Rebecca Jorgenson
Chief Operating Officer
John Miller
John Miller
Chief Financial Officer
Thomas M. Buckley
Thomas M. Buckley
Vice President, Operations
Mahmood Farazdaghi
Mahmood Farazdaghi
President, International Federation of Eye Banks
Sameera Farazdaghi
Sameera Farazdaghi
Vice President, Customer Service and Distribution
Connie Jones
Connie Jones
Vice President, Quality, Regulatory, and Compliance
Kathleen C. Terlizzese, CFRE
Kathleen C. Terlizzese, CFRE
Vice President, Development & Communications

Board of Directors

Physicians, biotechnology experts, and various business leaders make up KeraLink International's distinguished board of directors. Together, they help lay out our strategic vision, provide governance, and further our humanitarian mission.

Harry Carmitchel
Harry Carmitchel
Chairman, Consultant, The Pacific Group, West Palm Beach, FL
Douglas J. Furlong
Douglas J. Furlong
President and Chief Executive Officer
Pamela Hall
Pamela Hall
General Manager, Life Care Solutions, GE Healthcare, Baltimore, MD
Dr. Ellen Koo
Ellen Koo, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine
Randy Mills
C. Randal Mills, Ph.D.
California Institute of Regenerative Medicine, Oakland, CA
Dr. Robero Pineda
Roberto Pineda II, M.D.
Director of the Keratorefractive Surgery Service at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
C. Thomas Vangsness, Jr., M.D.
C. Thomas Vangsness, Jr., M.D.
University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Los Angeles, CA
Bryan M. Vossekuil
The Metis Group, Inc., Fairfax, VA
Samuel Chi-Hung Yiu, M.D., M.S., Ph.D.
Johns Hopkins Hospital, The Wilmer Eye Institute, Baltimore, MD

Medical Directors

KeraLink International's medical directors are committed to providing the guidance and oversight necessary to uphold our commitment to excellence.

Esen K. Akpek, M.D.
Esen K. Akpek, M.D.
National Medical Director, Baltimore, MD
Ann M. Bajart, M.D.
Ann M. Bajart, M.D.
KeraLink New England, Boston, MA
Michael J. Bauer, M.D.
Michael J. Bauer, M.D.
National Medical Director - Infectious Diseases
Yassine J. Daoud, M.D.
Yassine J. Daoud, M.D.
KeraLink Mid-Atlantic, Baltimore, MD
Kenneth S. Himmel, M.D.
Kenneth S. Himmel, M.D.
KeraLink Southwest, Albuquerque, NM
Miguel G. Lugo, M.D.
Miguel G. Lugo, M.D.
KeraLink Southeast, Orlando, FL
Kenneth J. Maverick, M.D.
Kenneth J. Maverick, M.D.
KeraLink Texas, San Antonio, TX
Gregory S. Ogawa, M.D.
Gregory S. Ogawa, M.D.
KeraLink Southwest, Albuquerque, NM
Chirag R. Patel, M.D.
Chirag R. Patel, M.D.
KeraLink Pacific, San Leandro, CA