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About the Academy
2015 Committee of Secretaries

The Committee of Secretaries is directly involved in the development and management of program activities and services. This committee plays an important role in program planning, providing recommendations to the board on the relative priority of major programs within the Academy. 

*Members of the Board of Trustees.

Position Name
David W. Parke II, MD*
San Francisco, Calif.
Chair
Richard L. Abbott, MD
San Francisco, Calif.
Secretary for Global Alliances
George B. Bartley, MD*
Rochester, Minn.
Editor, Ophthalmology
Daniel J. Briceland, MD*
Sun City West, Ariz.
Senior Secretary for Advocacy
Louis B. Cantor, MD*
Indianapolis, Ind
Senior Secretary for Clinical Education
Tamara R. Fountain, MD
Northbrook, Ill.
Secretary for Member Services
Kurt F. Heitman, MD
Greenville, S.C.
Secretary for State Affairs
Jeffrey D. Henderer, MD
Philadelphia, Pa.
Secretary for Knowledge Base Development
Rahul Khurana, MD
Mountain View, Calif.
Editor-in-Chief, ONE Network
Stephen D. McLeod, MD
San Francisco, Calif.
Secretary for Quality of Care
Robert F. Melendez, MD, MBA
Rio Rancho, N.M.
Secretary for Online Education/eLearning
Richard P. Mills, MD, MPH
Seattle, Wash. 
Chief Medical Editor, EyeNet Magazine
Christopher J. Rapuano, MD
Philadelphia, Penn.
Secretary for Ophthalmic Knowledge
Michael X. Repka, MD
Baltimore, Md.
Academy Medical Director for Governmental Affairs
William L. Rich III, MD, FACS*
Falls Church, Va.
Academy Medical Director of Health Policy
Philip R. Rizzuto, MD
Providence, R.I.
Secretary for Communications
Jonathan B. Rubenstein, MD*
Chicago, Ill.
Secretary for Annual Meeting
Robert E. Wiggins, MD, MHA*
Asheville, N.C.
Senior Secretary for Ophthalmic Practice
George A. Williams, MD
Royal Oak, Mich.
Secretary for Federal Affairs