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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

OWL/WIO Connect Event at Hawaiian Eye 2019
Monday, January 21, 2019 | 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Lagoon Grill – Hilton Waikoloa Village
69-425 Waikoloa Beach Dr
Waikoloa Village, HI 96738

Featured Champion Members

Claire Bonilla, Chief Executive Officer, SightLife

Claire Bonilla is the Chief Executive Officer of SightLife, a leader in partnering to eliminate corneal blindness by 2040. SightLife works with governments, hospitals, eye banks, surgeons and healthcare professionals to build local capabilities in policy and advocacy, awareness, prevention, eye bank development, surgeon training and innovations in patient care. Claire has 20+ years of relevant experience, managing a breadth of global functions for the software giant, Microsoft, and earlier as a Fortune 500 consultant. These functions range across global supply chain management, OD, humanitarian assistance & disaster response, Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC), data management, emerging & developing market strategies, global facilities planning and build-out, partner certification and development, and training and development strategies, just to name a few. She’s well versed in NGO, government, inter-government collaboration and partnerships, along with private/public sector collaboration.

Claire has been an active supporter in raising the bar of global health, including serving on the Board of Directors for the Washington Global Health Alliance, OWL member and, in the past, Council of Advisors for Medical Teams International. Other personal passions include promoting diversity, work life balance and coaching women to find both personal and professional success. Claire lives in Redmond, WA with her three children.

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Michael Onuscheck, President, Global Business & Innovation

Michael Onuscheck is the President, Global Business & Innovation for Alcon.

Mr. Onuscheck joined Alcon in January 2015 from Boston Scientific, where he spent 10 years in leadership positions of increasing responsibility. Most recently Mr. Onuscheck held the position of President of Boston Scientific, overseeing the company’s business operations in Europe and Russia. He previously served as Senior Vice President and President of Boston Scientific’s Neuromodulation Division, with responsibility for research and development, manufacturing, marketing, sales, clinical research and customer service.

Prior to joining Boston Scientific, Mr. Onuscheck held a variety of management positions at Medtronic in spinal reconstructive surgery and stereotactic image guided surgery, and various sales and marketing positions for Pfizer.

Mr. Onuscheck earned his degree in business administration and psychology from Washington and Jefferson College in Washington, Penn., USA.

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