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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:

  • Attend an Event
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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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Upcoming Programs

OWL Connect at ESCRS
Sun, Sept 15, 2019; 5:30-7:00 PM
Room North 3
Paris Convention Centre
1 Place de la Porte de Versailles,
75015 Paris, France
Northeast OWL Connect
Tues, Sept 24, 2019; 6:00-8:00 PM
28 Sassy
28 7th Ave S
New York, NY 10014
OWL at AAO 2019 Signature Event & Awards Ceremony
Sun, Oct 13, 2019; 5:30-7:00 PM
Intercontinental San Francisco
888 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
NC Chapter Launch
Thurs, Nov 07, 2019; 5:30-7:30 PM
Mez
5410 Page Rd
Durham, NC 27703

Featured Champion Members

Hayley G. Boling, MBA, COE

Chief Executive Officer, Boling Vision Center & INSIGHT Surgery Center

Coming from a long line of medical entrepreneurs, Hayley brings a unique perspective to ophthalmic leadership. With more than 110 team members across 4 locations and 1 ambulatory surgery center, Hayley believes in taking care of business while taking care of hearts. She is passionate about developing and redefining practice culture, maximizing practice efficiencies by modernizing practice processes and patient flow, and enhancing the guest experience by consistently exceeding expectations. These passions, combined with the ongoing development of an amazing support team, have been the driving force behind the expansion of Boling Vision Center’s practice infrastructure over the past 8 years.

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Schalon Newton, DM

Cheif Business Officer, Trefoil Therapeutics

Dr. Newton has more than thirty years’ experience in the ophthalmic pharmaceutical and medical device sector. Currently he is the Chief Business Officer for Trefoil Therapeutics, an early stage biotechnology company developing innovated engineered FGF-1 proteins for the treatment of multiple corneal indications. Prior to Trefoil he was independently advising a number of early stage ophthalmic biopharma and medical device companies on strategic initiatives. He has been the Vice President, Strategic Marketing & Business Development at Santen Inc., the market leading Japanese ophthalmic company. Dr. Newton also held senior management roles in finance, strategy, sales and marketing and business development at Allergan Pharmaceuticals in the U.S., Europe and Japan where he was the president of the Japanese subsidiary. Schalon has also been a managing partner at Louis Allen Worldwide where he consulted on organization change management. Schalon holds a B.S. degree in Business Administration from California State University, Northridge, an M.B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley, and a doctorate in management from Case Western Reserve University.

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