Board & Sponsors

IACLE Executive Board Members

IACLE is globally governed by an Executive Board of elected officers that hold the following positions:

PRESIDENT:
Shehzad A Naroo  BSc(Hons), MSc, PhD, FIACLE, FAAO, FBCLA, FEAOO, FCOptom

Shehzad Naroo

Dr Shehzad Naroo joined IACLE as a Full Member in 2003 and later become a member on our Executive Board acting as Vice President in 2007 and became the President in 2011.  Read his biography in full


VICE PRESIDENT:
Philip Morgan BSc (Hons), PhD

Dr Philip Morgan is the Director of Eurolens Research and a senior lecturer in optometry at the University of Manchester, United Kingdom.  In this capacity he is responsible for liaising with the contact lens industry. Read his biography in full


SECRETARY:
Janice Jurkus OD, MBA, FIACLE

Janice Jurkus

Dr Janice Jurkus is a Professor of Optometry at the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago, Illinois. She is responsible for the didactic and laboratory teaching in the basic and advanced areas of CLs.  Read her biography in full


TREASURER:
Etty Bitton OD, MSc, FAAO

Dr Etty Bitton completed her Optometry at the University of Waterloo (1988), followed by a Master’s in Physiological Optics (1994) from the Université de Montréal in the area of tear film clinical physiology. Read her biography in full


ASSISTANT SECRETARY:
Luigina Sorbara OD, MSc

Luigina Sorbara

Dr Luigina Sorbara completed her M.Sc. degree in Physiological Optics in 1993 at the University of Waterloo.  Since 1984, Gina has been Head of the Contact Lens Clinic and is now an Associate Professor.  Read her biography in full


ASSISTANT TREASURER:
Orlando Neira Opt., FIACLE

Dr Orlando Neira studied Optometry at Universidad de La Salle in Bogotá,  Colombia, receiving his “meritorious degree” in 1991. Afterward, he completed an internship in Clinical Optometry with Clinica Barraquer in Bogotá. Read his biography in full


EUROPE/AFRICA-MIDDLE EAST REGIONAL PRESIDENT:
Judith Morris BSc (Hons), MSc FCOptom, FIACLE

Judith Morris qualified from City University, United Kingdom.  She held the position of Senior Sessional and Research Fellow in the Contact Lens Department, Moorfields Eye Hospital until 1994.  Read her biography in full


ASIA PACIFIC REGIONAL PRESIDENT:
Rajeswari Mahadevan PhD, FIACLE, FSLS, FPROSE, FBCLA, EDHM

Dr Rajeswari Mahadevan is the head of the contact lens clinic at the Medical Research Foundation, Sankara Nethralaya, India. She is also an Associate Professor at the Elite School of Optometry and SN Academy. Read her biography in full


AMERICAS REGIONAL PRESIDENT:
Sergio Garcia OD. MSc. FIACLE

Sergio Garcia

Dr Sergio Garcia has extensive advisory experience with the higher education sector, this extends to industry companies.  Researcher in new technologies for manufacturing and fitting contact lenses. Read his biography in full


IACLE’s Industry Advisory Board:

The Executive Board works in collaboration with an Industry Advisory Board of key industry representatives from:

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IACLE receives core funding from our Industry Partners by way of unrestricted educational grants and occasional incremental funding for specific activities or projects.  IACLE Executive Board and staff members meet at least twice each year with our Industry Partners to discuss areas of collaboration and to set goals and strategies for future activities.