Beauty Of Sight Foundation



Board of Directors

President | Juan J.Tejera, C.P.A., C.V.A.

In 49 years of practice as a Certified Public Accountant, Juan has accumulated extensive experience in the areas of accounting and auditing, tax compliance and consulting, strategic business planning, system development and implementation, business valuations, litigation support, and administration.

During this period, Juan served clients, nationally and internationally, in a variety of industries, with a major concentration in the following: Hospitality and Tourism, Health Care, Manufacturing, Printing, Real Estate Development and Construction, Common Interest Realty Associations (Condominiums), Wholesale and Retail businesses, and Shipping.

Juan obtained his accounting degree from the University of South Florida (located in Tampa, Florida), in 1968, and became Certified by the State of Florida Board of Accountancy in 1971, and a Certified Valuation analyst by the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts in 1996.

His professional experience started with the firm of Coopers and Lybrand from 1968 through 1971. At the next firm, Laventhol and Horwath, Juan became an Audit Partner in 1982.

Juan joined the Lions Club in 1974 and has remained engaged performing in administrative and executive positions since. Juan is very active in his church where he often participates in various ministries. He continues to volunteer in community activities, including Miami-Dade County Boards.

Executive Director | Elizabeth Fout-Caraza, MHSA

Elizabeth Fout-Caraza has served the Florida Lions Eye Bank since 1998 when she joined as a recovery technician. In 2005, Fout-Caraza assumed the role of Executive Director and has successfully led the Florida Lions Eye Bank through regulatory changes, technological advances, financial restructuring, and unprecedented growth. Fout-Caraza holds a bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Florida and a master’s degree in Hospital Services Administration from Florida International University.

In addition to her role as Executive Director of the eye bank, Elizabeth has been awarded the management of the day to day planning and operations for the Beauty of Sight Foundation, as the organization's Executive Director.

Vice President | Eduardo Del Riego

Eduardo Del Riego began his career in the freight industry. In 1999, after a successful series of creating and managing freight companies, including building a U.S. logistics company with over $100 million in revenue, Eduardo transitioned into software by founding Athena Information Systems.

After it was sold, he then headed Active Freight as President growing the company seven-fold prior to joining PayCargo as President and CEO.

Director | Dr. Jack Michel

Dr Jack Michel is a physician specializing in Internal Medicine. He received his Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Miami in 1984, earning Summa Cum Laude. During his undergraduate education, he received general honors and departmental honors in Biology. He also maintained Dean’s List and President’s Honor Roll distinctions while receiving various national scholarships. These included the Henry King Stafford Scholarship, Thomas Brown McClelland Trust Scholarship, Parkway Regional Medical Center Scholarship and National Hispanic Scholarship Fund. He received his Medical Doctor degree from the University of Miami School of Medicine in 1989 and completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Jackson Memorial Hospital in 1993. He served as Chief Medical Resident at the VA Medical Center for the University of Miami in 1994. His determination in having a successful impact on the community led him to acquire Larkin Community Hospital in 1998. In 2011, Larkin Community Hospital instituted its first Graduate Medical Education programs and has now grown to offer residencies in 30 different specialties and is the sixth largest Statutory Teaching Hospital in Florida (by number of physicians in training) and the fourth largest by specialties in supply/demand deficit in Florida.

Over the past 21 years Larkin Health System has grown into an integrated healthcare delivery system accredited by the Joint Commission with locations in South Miami, Hialeah and Hollywood, Florida. It is a network of acute care hospitals which provide a complete continuum of healthcare services, including a full range of inpatient and outpatient services, and home health agencies in Miami-Dade and Broward County. Larkin Health System is also the home of state of the art facilities, including the Miami Neuroscience Center at Larkin (housing the nation’s premier Gamma Knife® surgery program), the Center for Advanced Orthopedics at Larkin, the Florida Academic Dermatology Center at Larkin, the South Miami Gynecology Oncology Group (providing Advanced Robotic surgery), and the Robotic Urology Center at Larkin.

Why Donate to
Beauty of Sight Foundation

Beauty of Sight Foundation envisions a future in which no person will have to live with visual impairment.

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