Doug Earle, CFRE

President & CEO · Fighting Blindness Canada

With more than 30 years of professional fundraising experience, Doug Earle has worked with some of Canada’s leading health charities.

Diabetic Retinopathy Ageing Blindness Vision Health Vision Research

Julian Nussbaum

Ophthalmology Chair, Eye Expert · Augusta University

Dr. Nussbaum is an ophthalmologist with expertise in the treatment and study of vitreoretinal disorders.

Diabetic Eye Disease Age-Related Macular Degeneration Diabetic Retinopathy Blindness Eye Health

Sheri Atwater

Professor · Loyola Marymount University

Department of Specialized Programs in Professional Psychology

Cognition Individual and Group Counseling Sessions Pedagogy Clinical Counseling Emotion

Dr. Juan Carlos Silva

Regional Advisor on Visual and Hearing Care · Pan American Health Organization

Dr. Silva has been working as the eye care regional Adviser for Latin America and the Caribbean at the Pan American Health Organization

DR Barometer Program Public Health Eye Care Macular Degeneration Cataract Surgery

Michaela Porubanova

Associate Professor, Psychology · Farmingdale State College

Michaela Porubanova's research includes cognitive psychology, and the cognitive science of religion.

Psychology Cognitive Psychology Cognitive Science of Religion Visual Attention Emotion

Dr. Tiziano Melchiorre

Secretary General · International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) Italy

Dr. Melchiorre is Secretary General of the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness Italian Branch – IAPB Italy.

Prevention of Blindness Low Vision Rehabilitation Institutional Lobbying Political Lobbying

Dr. David Cavan

Director of Policy and Programmes · International Diabetes Federation

Until 2014 Dr David Cavan was a Consultant Physician at the Bournemouth Diabetes and Endocrine Centre Bournemouth, UK

Re-enablement Diabetes Diabetes Education

Helen Louise Gillis

National President – Volunteer, Canadian Council of the Blind · International Federation on Ageing

She has served on the CCB at all levels including committees advocating for accessibility for blind/vision impaired Canadians.

Vision Healthcare Vision Health Blindness Nursing

Bryan Crable, PhD

Professor; Founding Director, Waterhouse Family Institute for the Study of Communication and Society | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences · Villanova University

Bryan Crable, PhD is a Professor with expertise in rhetoric and politics, contemporary issues of race in America, and social justice.

Rhetoric and Politics Race and Identity Philosophy of Communication and Language Social Change Whiteness

Prof. Alan J. Sinclair

Director · Foundation for Diabetes Research in Older People, Diabetes Frail Ltd

Professor Alan Sinclair is an international expert in diabetes and clinical gerontology

DR Barometer Program Re-enablement in Diabetes Ageing frailty and sarcopaenia Cognitive dysfunction and dementia in diabetes Diabetes Mellitus

Cang Ye, Ph.D.

Professor · VCU College of Engineering

Dr. Ye's research interests include Simultaneous Localization and Mapping, 3D Computer Vision, Robotics, and Intelligent Systems.

Yutao Liu

Associate Professor · Augusta University

Dr. Liu is a human molecular geneticist in glaucoma and keratoconus.

DNA Copy Number Analysis Animal Modeling Functional Genomics Human Molecular Genetics Next Generation Sequencing

Donald Budenz, M.D., M.P.H.

Chairman of Ophthalmology · UNC at Chapel Hill

Donald L. Budenz, M.D., M.P.H., is a fellowship-trained glaucoma specialist and Chairman of Ophthalmology at UNC-CH

Medical practice management Epidemiology and international health in eye disease Eye Surgery Glaucoma Gene Therapy for Glaucoma

Terry Lewis

Manager, Community Engagement, Atlantic Canada · Diabetes Canada

Manager, Community Engagement, Atlantic Canada

Fundraising Nonprofit Volunteer Management Community Development Charities

Stephen Esquith

Professor and Dean · Michigan State University

I am interested in democratic transitions and peace building in West Africa (Mali) and before that in Eastern Europe.

Mali Peace Building Transitional Justice Democratic Political Education

Alice Cheng

Associate Editor, Canadian Journal of Diabetes · Diabetes Canada

Dr. Alice Cheng is an Endocrinologist at Trillium Health Partners (Credit Valley) and St. Michael's Hospital.

Clinical Research Diabetes Endocrinology Healthcare Management Patient Safety

Warren Wagner

Regional Director, Saskatchewan · Diabetes Canada

Warren Wagner is Regional Director for Saskatchewan at Diabetes Canada.

Diabetes in Saskatchewan Diabetes Volunteer Management Community Development Research

Jan Hux

Chief Science Officer · Diabetes Canada

Providing scientific and strategic direction to Diabetes Canada.

Diabetes Public Health Epidemiology Internal Medicine Healthcare Communications

Andrea Kwasnicki

Regional Director, Manitoba/Nunavut · Diabetes Canada

Andrea Kwasinski is Regional Director for Manitoba and Nunavut at the Diabetes Canada.

Volunteer Development Community Development Community Mobilization Event Planning Advocacy

Ted Thornhill, Ph.D.

Expert in race, racism, higher education and sociology · Florida Gulf Coast University

Ted Thornhill is a scholar of racism who is particularly focused on the impact white supremacy has on Black people.

Systemic Racisim Racism in Higher Education Racism and White Supremacy in Schools and Society White Supremacists Race

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