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Why Join OWL?

Vision

OWL’s vision is to promote and develop diverse leadership to advance ophthalmic innovation and patient care.

Mission

OWL works across Eyecare. Our mission is to provide professional and personal development and create opportunities for collaboration.

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
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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.

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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.

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Upcoming Programs

OWL Signature Event at ESCRS
9.08.24 | 6.00 PM CEST
TBC
Barcelona, Spain
OWL Leadership Summit
9.26-9.27.24
Hyatt Centric French Quarter
800 Iberville St
New Orleans, LA 70112
OWL Signature Event & Awards Ceremony at AAO
10.20.24 | 5.30 PM CDT
Marriott Marquis
2121 S Prairie Ave
Chicago, IL 60616

Featured Champion Members

Janet Campbell

Global Product Director
Contact Lens Care and Ocular Health Base Business
Alcon

Janet Campbell has a passion for bringing value to eye care patients.  She has been involved in the Ophthalmic industry for over 30 years.  From the launch of OPTI-FREE and CLEAR CARE Contact Lens Care products and several Systane Dry Eye products, to the recent Rx to OTC switch of Pataday Eye Allergy Drops, there has always been a focus on what is best for the patient.

Janet’s passion outside of work is children’s health and well-being.  She is President of North Texas Soccer, with over 130,000 children, actively involved in promoting the life-long habit of physical exercise and teaching leadership and teamwork.  She also serves on the US Soccer Federation Membership Advisory Council, with an eye on hosting the 2026 World Cup in the U.S. 

Janet, her husband, and two daughters live in Fort Worth, Texas.

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Greg Kunst

CEO
Aurion Biotech

Greg Kunst is CEO of Aurion Biotech. Greg joined Aurion Biotech with deep and varied experience in ophthalmic medical devices, drug delivery systems, diagnostics, biotechnology, and pharmaceutical products. His expertise spans global corporate development, strategy, health policy, marketing, commercialization, business development, market access and medical affairs.

Before Aurion Biotech, Greg spent 6 years at Glaukos Corporation in numerous roles of increasing responsibility, most recently as vice president of global marketing, where he led the global marketing, market access, reimbursement, health economics and outcomes research, government affairs, and business development teams. Before Glaukos, Greg worked at Alcon, a Novartis company, as global franchise director over the Alcon glaucoma surgery and retina pharmaceutical businesses. And prior to that, Greg worked at Kinetic Concepts, Inc. as the global head of market access.

Greg is a board member of Pr3vent and a Mentor for OWL in its Fellows program. Greg received an MBA from Vanderbilt University and a BS in Economics from Brigham Young University.

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