BrightFocus Foundation is governed by a Board of Directors composed of eleven members and two honorary members with a broad range of experience and expertise. The Board meets quarterly to ensure that donor contributions fund the highest quality research, and its members help BrightFocus achieve its public outreach objectives. The Board formulates plans, defines goals and objectives, and evaluates BrightFocus' success in achieving its mission.
Each BrightFocus program, Alzheimer's Disease Research (ADR), Macular Degeneration Research (MDR) and National Glaucoma Research (NGR), has its own Scientific Review Committee (SRC) composed of established, well-regarded investigators from universities and research institutes worldwide. All research funding applications are carefully peer-reviewed and rated by SRC members. The SRCs then convey their recommendations to the BrightFocus Board of Directors for final decisions on grant funding.
The President and Chief Executive Officer of BrightFocus manages all aspects of day-to-day operations and supervises all staff members. The managers of each department report directly to her. She guides the organization to ensure that BrightFocus is well-run, achieves the highest standards, plans for future, and meets or exceeds its goals. The President and Chief Executive Officer reports to the members of the Board and is in close contact with the SRCs.
Why I Am Involved
Members of the BrightFocus Foundation Board of Directors talk about why they are involved in work to end our target diseases. BrightFocus seeks to save mind and sight by funding innovative research worldwide and by promoting better health through education.