Questions?

Contact VOSH@VOSH.ORG or contact these people with your specific inquiry (listed alphabetically):

Chapters

VOSH Chapters: Vicki Molner Weiss, OD vickiweiss@vosh.org, John Larcabal, OD larcabal@vosh.org
Student VOSH Chapters: Craig Bowen OD bowen@vosh.org, Michael Ciszek, OD ciszek@VOSH.org
International VOSH chapters: Craig Bowen OD bowen@vosh.org, Michael Ciszek, OD ciszek@VOSH.org

Communications, Press and Social Media

Emilee Nehring, OD nehring@vosh.org
Linda Shi, OD shi.linda8@gmail.com
Natalie Venezia, FVI (website) venezia@vosh.org

Executive Committee

President J. Dan Twelker, OD, PhD, FAAO, FVI twelker@vosh.org
Vice President Michael Ciszek, OD, FVI ciszek@vosh.org
Immediate Past President Tracy Matchinski, OD, FAAO, FVI matchinski@vosh.org
Treasurer Mark Rakoczy, OD rakoczy@vosh.org
Secretary Neelam Patadia, OD secretary@VOSH.org
Executive Director Maria Arce Moreira  arce@vosh.org 

Exhibits and Displays

Tracey Peterson peterson@VOSH.org

Internship Program

Emilee Nehring, OD nehring@vosh.org

Partner Liaison: AOA

Jim DeVleming, OD JDeVleming@AOA.ORG

President

J. Daniel Twelker, OD, PhD, FAAO, FVI twelker@vosh.org

Technology Transfer Program (Donate or Request Equipment)

David Stacy, OD stacy@vosh.org

Treasurer and Financial Matters

Mark Rakoczy, OD rakoczy@vosh.org

Vice President

Vice President- Michael Ciszek, OD, FVI ciszek@vosh.org

VOSH Corps, Ambassador Program (long- or short-term service education programs overseas)

VOSH Corps Greg Pearl, OD pearl@vosh.org
Ambassador Program Neelam Patadia, OD neelam.patadia@gmail.com
Mentorship Program Neelam Patadia, OD neelam.patadia@gmail.com

Updated COVID-19 and VOSH Humanitarian Clinics Advice

Due to an unprecedented surge in COVID-19 infections, a new variant that is more contagious, and these being early days in the vaccination distribution, VOSH/International DOES NOT recommend that chapters participate in domestic or international eye and vision clinics at this time.

We reiterate that at a time when the coronavirus continues to spread quickly in many parts of the world and vaccinations are not yet available to local populations, the risk of close contact with patients in a crowded outpatient environment remains high.

If a VOSH Chapter or VOSH volunteer chooses to hold a clinic against our best guidance, this is done at your own risk, by your own decision and should be in line with current local/national government rules.  VOSH/International would like to reiterate that safety for VOSH volunteers and our patients is of utmost importance and central to any decision-making process.

We have published our updated clinic guidelines with best practices to be observed in this new context.  You can download VOSH/International clinic guidelines here

Also please keep checking the following sites with official and most recent updates:

World Health Organisation: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

US CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/when-to-delay-travel.html

US Government Travel Advise: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/COVID-19-Country-Specific-Information.html

Thank you for your patience in these unprecedented times, hard work and dedication to improving vision and eye health throughout the world.

John Daniel Twelker, OD, PhD, FAAO, FVI

President, VOSH/International

January 2021