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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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  • Step into leadership – join an OWL Committee
  • Offer to help with a "one-time" job at one of OWL's fabulous events
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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.


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.


Upcoming Programs

OWL Leadership Summit
02.03.22 - 02.04.22
Balboa Bay Resort, Newport Beach, CA
Leading and Working in Hybrid Teams
02.16.22 | 3 PM ET
OWL at ASCRS Networking Event
04.23.22 | 4 PM ET
TBD, Washington, DC
OWL at ASCRS Signature Event
04.24.22 | 5.30 PM ET
TBD, Washington, DC
Collaborating to Effect Change
05.19.22 | 4 PM EDT

Featured Champion Members

Aziz Mottiwala

Chief Commercial Officer

Tarsus Pharmaceuticals

Aziz has over 20 years of biopharmaceutical industry leadership experience in several therapeutic areas, including over 10 years in the eye care space. Prior to joining Tarsus, Aziz was Chief Commercial Officer at Opiant Pharmaceuticals, overseeing all aspects of commercial strategy for the company’s addiction medicine portfolio. Before that, he was Senior Vice President and Head of Commercial at Avanir Pharmaceuticals. He also spent over 10 years at Allergan (an AbbVie company), most recently as Vice President of Marketing for the company’s eye care franchise, where he helped grow the business to over $2 billion in revenue across a diverse portfolio including Restasis® and Lumigan®, as well as several other devices and OTC product lines.

Previously, Aziz held commercial leadership roles at Valeant, IMS Health (now IQVIA), and Aventis Pharmaceuticals (now Sanofi). He received a BS in biochemistry from the University of California San Diego and an MBA in marketing and finance from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California. He is also heavily active in the community and serves on the boards of the Orange County nonprofit OneOC and Octane.

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Kristen Ingenito, MBA

Vice President

Market Scope

Kristen Harmon Ingenito has more than 15 years of experience in the ophthalmic industry, with over a decade spent analyzing ophthalmic data, reporting for Market Scope, and consulting for industry. She specializes in the global ophthalmic market and ophthalmic diagnostics markets.

Kristen earned her Master of Business Administration from the George Washington University School of Business, earning the prestigious Forté Fellowship. Her favorite part of the program was a tour of the FDA facility during a regulatory science class where she was able to photobomb the femtosecond laser lab, even if officials wouldn't let her in.

Kristen is honored to sit on the board of directors of OWL and chairs the group’s Membership Engagement committee.

When she’s not crunching numbers or building charts, Kristen enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and three children.

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