Board of Directors

Directorship requires a strong commitment to the mission and principles of the American Board of Ophthalmology. The Board depends on Directors devoting sufficient time and energy to the responsibilities assigned to them. Directors typically serve a four-year term renewable for an additional four years and contribute to initial and continuous certification programs in a variety of ways, including but not limited to serving as subject matter experts; developing quality, safety, and performance improvement assessments; and assisting in the administration of ABO examinations. For more information, please review the roles and responsibilities of board directors and public directors.

2024 Board of Directors
Bartley Gedde Acers-Warn
George B. Bartley, MD
Chief Executive Officer
St. Simons Island, GA
Steven J. Gedde, MD
Miami, FL
Ann Acers-Warn, MD, MBA
Vice Chair
Lawton, OK
Aaron Albanis Bowie
Maria E.M. Aaron, MD
Atlanta, GA
Chris V. Albanis, MD
Chicago, IL
Esther M. Bowie, MD
Hershey, PA
Challa 19 Fountain
Pratap Challa, MD
Durham, NC
Julie M. Falardeau, MD
Portland, OR
Tamara R. Fountain, MD
Deerfield, IL
Grossniklaus Jeng Menke
Hans E. Grossniklaus, MD, MBA
Atlanta, GA
Bennie H. Jeng, MD, MS
Philadelphia, PA
Anne M. Menke, RN, PhD
Public Director
Inverness, CA
Nehls Ward-Photo Warren
Sarah M. Nehls, MD
Madison, WI
Inverness, CA
Lorrayne Ward, MBA, MPP
Public Director
Austin, TX
Keith A. Warren, MD
Overland Park, KS
20 Wright
Robert E. Wiggins, MD, MHA
Asheville, NC
Martha M. Wright, MD
Minneapolis, MN
Click here for a list of Emeritus Directors who have previously served on the American Board of Ophthalmology's Board of Directors.