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Loosely inspired by James Lipton’s “Inside the Actors Studio”, each month we’ll be sharing a short interview between OWL Past President, Abigail Markward, and one of OWL’s valued supporter companies highlighting the work they’re doing towards diversity, inclusion and belonging within their organization – as well as a few surprise, fun questions!


Interview #23 with Jessica Walker, Senior Director of Operational Strategy at Ora


Interview #22 with Shannon Stoddard, President at Promedica International

EyePoint Pharma

Interview #21 with Nancy Lurker, Executive Vice Chair & Board Director at EyePoint Pharmaceuticals

Sight Sciences

Interview #20 with Harry B. “Pierre” Simon, Jr., Global Vice President of Surgical Glaucoma Marketing at Sight Sciences


Interview #19 with Dianne Whitfield, Chief Human Resources Officer at Tarsus Pharmaceuticals


Interview #18 with David Acheson; Senior Vice President of Commercial for North America for Apellis Pharmaceuticals

Eyecare Partners

Interview #17 with Kari Holloway, PhD, President, Ophthalmology Division at EyeCare Partners 


Interview #16 with Jeannette Bankes, President & GM Global Surgical Franchise of Alcon


Interview #15 with Dr. George Magrath, CEO of Lexitas


Interview #14 with Sally Tucker, Vice President of ORA Europe


Interview #13 with Bernie Iliakis, President of CorneaGen


Interview #12 with Jennifer Cross, Director, Field Marketing, KOL & Peer to Peer Strategy at Dompé US


Interview #11 with Michael Rivers, MD, Director of Ophthalmology at ModMed


Interview #10 with Andrew Dawson, Chief Human Resources Officer & Head of Corporate Communications at BVI

RVL Pharma

Interview #9 with Ryan Bleeks, Vice President of Sales, Eye Care at RVL Pharmaceuticals


Interview #8 with Amy Pearson-Wales, Senior Vice President, Communications & Public Affairs at SightLife


Interview #7 with Euan S. Thomson, PhD, President of Ophthalmic Devices and Head of the Digital Business Unit at Carl Zeiss Meditec, Inc.


Interview #6 with Laura Pinkett, Executive Director, New Products & Portfolio Planning, US Ophthalmics at Novartis

Staar Surgical

Interview #5 with Heather Ready, Senior Director, Global Market Intelligence at STAAR Surgical

Aerie Pharma

Interview #4 with Tom Mitro, President & Chief Operating Officer at Aerie Pharmaceuticals

J&J Vision

Interview #3 with Nikki Sidi, Vice President of Global Strategic Marketing, Surgical at Johnson & Johnson Vision


Interview #2 with Ramin Valian, US Vice President, Interventional Glaucoma & Reimbursement at Allergan, an AbbVie Company


Interview #1 with Kristen Brotherson, Vice President, US Surgical Marketing at Alcon