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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
  • 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

Managing the Mix: Maximizing a Multi-Generational Workplace
8.23.22 | 3 PM EDT
OWL Connect at ESCRS
9.17.22 | 6 PM CEST
TBC, Milan, Italy
OWL at AAO Signature Event & Awards Ceremony
10.2.22 | 5.30 PM CDT
Hyatt Regency McCormick Place (Jackson Park Room, First Floor) - 2233 S King Dr, Chicago, IL 60616
Handling Challenging Situations/Clients
11.9.22 | 4 PM EST

Featured Champion Members

Hannah Austin

HCP Marketing Manager, Visus Therapeutics

Hannah Austin is the HCP Marketing Manager at Visus Therapeutics. Hannah brings experience in various ophthalmic marketing, digital, and professional education positions. Most recently, she worked at Bryn Mawr Communications and as a consultant for Johnson & Johnson Surgical Vision in Professional Education and Marketing. During this time, Hannah facilitated a series of national premium IOL programs in which she led key opinion leader engagement, content development, project management, and event planning and logistics.

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Shervin Korangy

President & Chief Executive Officer,BVI Medical

Shervin brings to BVI over 25 years of general management, operational, financial, and investment experience across a diverse array of industries including healthcare, consumer products, industrial manufacturing and financial services. His experiences also span globally including the US and several European countries. Prior to BVI, Shervin was a senior executive with Swiss headquartered Novartis Group AG, one of the largest global healthcare companies, holding roles which included Global Head of Corporate Finance and several country/regional commercial roles. Before Novartis, he started his career and spent 15 years with The Blackstone Group, one of the world’s leading alternative investment firms, most recently as a Managing Director with experience in both the Restructuring and Private Equity businesses. In addition, Shervin is a co-founder of Sight Sciences (Nasdaq: SGHT), a growth-stage medical device company focused on transforming glaucoma and dry eye treatment. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of BVI (member of the Compensation Committee), Hain Celestial (Nasdaq: HAIN; member of the Audit Committee and Chair of the Strategy Committee) and Motus GI (Nasdaq: MOTS; Board member). In addition, Shervin serves on the Wharton Leadership Advisory Board, established by the Center for Leadership and Change Management at the University of Pennsylvania. Shervin is a graduate of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

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