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Rarely will you find a value as great as an OWL membership! By becoming a member you establish yourself as committed to "Advancing Diversity in Leadership" and in standing as a leader for today's world. You'll also be affiliated with the best and brightest in Ophthalmology. Take a look here at some of our Champion members!

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Developing leaders is OWL's mission and our specialty!  Get terrific experience and benefit from the best-of-the-best networking in Ophthalmology when you get involved in OWL:

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OWL is a 501(c)3 organization, meaning any financial contribution is 100% tax-deductible.  OWL focuses the investment of members’ dues on programs and events that will benefit members (our admin costs are low compared to other nonprofits).

Your company can align with OWL's mission by having a presence at our events and benefit from exposure on our social mediachannels and in our member communications.  Organizations and companies that want to be involved at the highest level can enroll their associates as virtual members, receive educational programs and get sponsorship exposure by becoming an OWL Partner.

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Owl Awards

The OWL Awards are given annually at OWL's Signature Event during AAO.  The finalists are distinguished and respected - always an impressive group!

Nominations for the OWL Awards open in the Summer.  A Nominations Committee selects the finalists and then OWL members cast their votes in the Fall.

Contact Us for information on nominating a colleague as a ‘Rising Star’, ‘Catalyst’ or ‘Visionary’ in Ophthalmology.

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Featured Champion Members

Sondra Hoffman

COE, CPC, CMPE, LHRMCEO | Florida Eye Clinic

Sondra Hoffman has dedicated her entire career to healthcare administration with a concentration in ophthalmology. She is a past president of the American Society of Ophthalmic Administrators and The National Board of Certified Ophthalmic Executives. Sondra’s collaborative management style has helped grow her practice into one of the largest multi-specialty ophthalmology practices in Florida. She has great passion for the leadership development of others as well as change and project management. In her spare time Sondra enjoys working with others in her business and life coach practice.

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Euan S. Thomson, Ph.D.

President of Ophthalmic Devices and Head of the Ophthalmic Devices Strategic Business Unit | ZEISS

Euan S. Thomson, Ph.D., is President of Ophthalmic Devices and Head of the Ophthalmic Devices Strategic Business Unit for ZEISS. Euan is also Head of the Digital Business Unit. Euan Thomson holds a Ph.D. in physics from the University of London and has more than thirty years of experience in Medical Technology. Before joining ZEISS in September 2019 as Head of the Digital Business Unit, he was President and CEO of Photoelectron Corporation where he launched an IORT device, the predecessor for today’s ZEISS INTRABEAM System. Later, he was President and CEO of Accuray, a company producing “CyberKnife” using image guided, robotic technology to non-invasively destroy tumors. He then worked in Venture Capital building digital and data driven strategies and for Samsung where he was Head of Digital Health. Most recently he headed the digital technology development of Johnson and Johnson Medical Devices.

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