Finance Committee

Finance Committee

Committee Description

The role of the Finance Committee (FC) is to provide financial oversight for ARVO.

Committee Activities

  • Reviews financial reports, and the annual financial audit.
  • Reviews the annual budget prepared by the Executive Vice President and Executive Director. 
  • Reviews staff compensation structure and benefits offerings.
  • Reviews and evaluates the dues pricing structure and other income-producing activities for the purpose of financing budgeted activities.
  • Reviews periodically the investment portfolio and ARVO Reserve Fund Investment Policy.
  • Studies and recommends the investment of surplus funds and advises on condition of the funds.
  • Reports to the Board of Trustees at its regular meetings.


The FC is a Board committee that consists of no fewer than three ARVO Trustees, plus five ex officio Trustees: President, Executive Vice President, Immediate Past President, President-Elect, and Executive Director. The President shall serve as chair or appoint someone in his or her place. The ex officio members may not count toward the three voting Trustee members. Terms: The FC Trustee members shall serve until the end of their term on the Board of Trustees. This will apply similarly to the ex officio members.


The committee meets by conference call at least twice per year and conducts business via ARVOConnect and email.



Hans E. Grossniklaus, MBA, MD, FARVO

Section: Anatomy and Pathology
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta , Ga.
Term: 05/03/2018 - 05/04/2023

Trustee Member

Maureen Maguire, PhD, FARVO

Section: Clinical/Epidemiologic Research
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia , Penn.
Term: 05/07/2020 - 05/05/2023

Trustee Member

Patricia D'Amore, MBA, PhD, FARVO

Section: Retinal Cell Biology
Schepens Eye Research Institute - Massachusetts Eye and Ear
Boston , Mass.
Term: 05/07/2020 - 05/09/2024

Trustee Member

SriniVas Sadda, MD, FARVO

Section: Retina
Doheny Eye Institute
Los Angeles , Calif.
Term: 05/07/2020 - 05/08/2025

Trustee Member

Joseph Demer, MD, PhD, FARVO

Section: Eye Movements/Strabismus/Amblyopia/Neuro Ophthalmology
Stein Eye Institute, UCLA
Los Angeles , Calif.
Term: 05/07/2021 - 05/06/2026

Ex Officio

J. Mark Petrash, PhD, FARVO

Section: Lens
University of Colorado
Boulder , Colo.
Term: 05/01/2022 - 05/31/2027

Ex Officio

Iris M. Rush, CAE

Executive Director

Staff Committee Liaison

Jason Spessard, MBA, CAE

Chief Financial Officer