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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

Instigating Change: An Honest Discussion On Race in Ophthalmology - Webinar Series
July 8th & July 15th; 7P EDT

Featured Champion Members

Drew Parks

Director of Professional Relations | Sun Pharmaceuticals

Drew Parks has spent the last 19 years in various roles within Ophthalmology. Drew has worked with sales, sales leadership, training, marketing, and KOL development for Sun and, previously, with Allergan.

Diversity has always been a priority for Drew in hiring and collaborating and he states that working with OWL to advance these ideals is a privilege.

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Carey Powers

Vice President, Marketing | Visus Therapeutics

With more than 20 years of marketing experience, Carey's expertise spans pre-commercial start-ups to global manufacturers across a wide variety of categories, including reimbursed therapeutics and aesthetic injectables. As Vice President of Marketing for Visus Therapeutics, she leads strategy and execution in the commercialization of Visus Therapeutics’ emerging pipeline. Prior to joining Visus, Carey held numerous commercial leadership roles at Allergan, Inc., most recently leading consumer marketing efforts for RESTASIS, the number-one selling prescription eye drop in the U.S. Carey's career in eye care began in 2003 at Coastal Eye Institute in Bradenton/Sarasota, Florida, where she held the role of Director of Marketing for 5+ years.

Core competencies include strategic planning for consumer and professional channels, market research strategy, branding and message development, customer engagement marketing, celebrity brand advocacy and influencer engagement, media planning, social media, PR, strategic communications, and physician practice management.

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