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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!



Get Involved

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
  • Submit an article for our magazine
  • Step into leadership – join an OWL Committee
  • Offer to help with a "one-time" job at one of OWL's fabulous events
  • Connect with us on social media to stay up-to-date with OWL

Support OWL

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

Understanding Emotional Intelligence: Virtual Training with Angela Evans
4.12.23 | 12 PM EDT
OWL Connect Event | FLorida Chapter Launch
4.13.23 | 11.30 AM EDT
Connors Steak & Seafood
10076 Gulf Center Dr
Fort Myers, FL 33913
OWL at ASCRS Networking Event
5.6.23 | 5.30 PM PDT
Marriott Marquis
San Diego Marina
333 West Harbor Dr
San Diego, CA 92101
(Grand Ballroom)
OWL at ASCRS Signature Event
5.7.23 | 5.30 PM PDT
Marriott Marquis
San Diego Marina
333 West Harbor Dr
San Diego, CA 92101
(Grand Ballroom)
OWL Member Connect
5.17.23 | 12 PM EDT

Featured Champion Members

Mandy Cansler

Chief Clinical Officer
Graystone Eye

Experienced Chief Clinical Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the healthcare industry. Skilled in providing Ophthalmic Patient Care, Team Building, Management, Employee Training, Healthcare Management, MIPS, Electronic Health Records, and Operational and Strategic Planning. Certified as a COE, OCS, and COMT. My passion is to invest in other ophthalmic clinicians and leaders to help them reach their dreams, ultimately providing the most unparalleled patient experience possible.

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Dane Mitro

Senior Manager, US KOL Management

I've spent my entire adult life in ophthalmology and cherish it immensely. The innovation in ophthalmology is so special but honestly the community that we all spend so much time bonding and working with is what I love most. OWL is a wonderful representation of ophthalmology and what we'd like the workplaces to reflect - diversity, inclusion, forward-thinking, and recognition of progress and leadership.

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