Florida Lions Eye Bank changed its name to Beauty of Sight on September 1, 2023

Together We Restore the Beauty Of Sight

Executive Director: Elizabeth Fout, MHSA

Elizabeth Fout had served Beauty of Sight since 1998 when she joined as a recovery technician. In 2005, Fout assumed the role of Executive Director and has successfully led Beauty of Sight through regulatory changes, technological advances, financial restructuring, and unprecedented growth. Fout 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.

Medical Director: Sander Dubovy, M.D.

As volunteer medical director, Sander R. Dubovy, M.D. oversees both the medical operations of Beauty of Sight and its affiliated ocular pathology laboratory. Dr. Dubovy is a Professor of Ophthalmology and Pathology at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute and is one of only a few physicians in the nation that is board-certified in both. In 2015, Dr. Dubovy was awarded the Victor T. Curtin Chair in Ophthalmology, which was established with a major gift from the Lions of South Florida to support experimental ophthalmic research.

Director Laboratory Services: Concetta Triglia, MS, CEBT, Ph.D

Director of Quality Assurance: Vivian C. Lopez

Director of Public Relations: Mara Budnetz

Beauty of Sight's team also includes our compassionate family service representatives, our highly trained recovery technicians, the skilled staff of the ocular pathology lab, and our hardworking administrative and technical support personnel. Additionally, we could not do the work we do without the help of our network of hospitals, funeral directors, medical examiners, airline employees, and law enforcement agencies.

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of Beauty of Sight comprises Lions from many different clubs throughout Multiple District 35. Officers serve one-year terms and are appointed each June. As “Knights of the Blind” for the past century, Lions are champions of vision-related causes worldwide and major supporters of Beauty of Sight.

Officers 2023-2024

President: Lion Tony Montes, PDG

Vice Presidents:
Vice President District 35-L: Lion Bobby Wright, PDG
Vice President District 35-I: Lion Judy Galm, PDG
Vice President District 35-O: Lion Greg Evans, PCC
Vice President District 35-N: Lion James Campbell, PDG

Secretary: Lion Maria Felisa De Kler
Treasurer: Lion Joel Levenston, PVDG

Lion Jim Silvernale
Lion Robert Gentilini
Lion Elbio Gimenez, PDG
Lion Karen Douglas
Lion Dr. Esperanza Gomez
Lion Karen Stowers
Lion Catherine Triana

Lion Jerry Skufe, PDG

Immediate Past President: Lion Helene Thompson, PCC

For information on how you can volunteer, send an email to info@beautyofsight.org or call 305-324-4340.