Smith-Kettlewell Executive Director and RERC Director
It has been my honor to serve as The Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute's Executive Director since 2011, and I also serve as Director of our Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center (RERC). The Center's research goal is to develop and apply new scientific knowledge and practical, cost-effective devices to understand and address better the real-world problems of blind, visually impaired, and deaf-blind consumers. The RERC has many ongoing R&D projects and collaborative relationships, both internal and external to Smith-Kettlewell. Primary funding for the RERC comes from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, with other important sources of support, including the National Eye Institute, and Smith-Kettlewell.