2017 Board of Directors
We are proud and grateful for our Board members who have been supporters of our organization since the beginning.
Dr. Corboy, founder of the Hawaiian Eye Foundation, led the first expedition to Tonga in 1984, and developed the Royal Hawaiian Eye Meeting and the Training Program in Viet Nam.
Corboy has practiced ophthalmology for over 40 years, and was founder and Surgeon/Director of the Hawaiian Eye Center, Hawai’i’s largest eye care provider, until his retirement.
Corboy is former Associate Clinical Professor of Surgery at the University of Hawai’i John A. Burns School of Medicine, and author of The Retinoscopy Book (Slack, Inc.), and 60 @ 60: Things that can happen to your body and what you can do about them (Simpler Life Press), a portion of the sale of which supports HEF (firstname.lastname@example.org).
For the past decade, Corboy has donated his services full-time to volunteer programs of the Foundation, as well as Junior Achievement, BODIES…the Exhibition, and various substance abuse programs. He was awarded the Lions’ Melvin Jones Fellowship, and numerous humanitarian and volunteer awards.
To read more about our fearless leader, click here: Our Founder.
Jeffrey J. Rutgard, M.D., Vice President, Missions Director
La Jolla, CA
Dr. Rutgard attended the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. He was academically honored as a James Scholar Independent Study Student and graduated in three years with High Honors and Departmental Distinction for his research in Biology, Physiology, Nutrition, and Physical Fitness. Rutgard earned his medical degree at the University of Illinois, Chicago, where he was again academically honored as a James Scholar Independent Study Student.
Rutgard received the University of Illinois’ Medical Research Award for his research in immunology, cancer, and ophthalmology. Rutgard’s research was highly acclaimed and published in prestigious medical journals and a chapter in a book. Rutgard attended the University of Illinois Graduate School for three years while he attended medical school and earned a Masters Degree in Surgery. He began his ophthalmology training at UCLA’s Jules Stein Eye Institute where he studied ophthalmology basic science, pathology, and had his first clinical experience. He completed his residency in ophthalmology at the highly acclaimed University of Iowa. Rutgard teaches small incision cataract surgery in the United States and internationally.
Rutgard presently devotes his practice to the international humanitarian sector in on-going volunteer medical and surgical clinics for the Hawaiian Eye Foundation in collaboration with SEE International, Medical Ministry International, ORBIS, and other international foundations.
To read more about HEF’s full-time charity surgeon, click here: Our Surgeon
Sherri L. Boston, MBA, Secretary, Chief of SAB
Marco Island, Florida
Sherri Boston has been affiliated with the Hawaiian Eye Foundation for over 30 years. Ms. Boston received her bachelor of science degree in Medical Laboratory Technology from the University of Saint Joseph, West Hartford, Connecticut. She completed her graduate studies at the University of Rhode Island, College of Business Administration – Executive program, earning a Masters Degree in Business Administration. Sherri is a Certified Ophthalmic Executive (COE), an industry certification through the Joint Commission of Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO) and the American Society of Ophthalmic Administrators (ASOA). She is a member of the Ophthalmic World Leaders (OWL) organization.
Ms. Boston’s career in ophthalmology started with clinical experience as a technician at the Hawaiian Eye Center followed by a robust business career in the ophthalmic sector at Allergan, Inc. Her role as an Eye Care Business Advisor at Allergan focused her on the critical business issues facing ophthalmologists, administrators, and staff in private practice and surgery center settings. Ms. Boston has been a frequent invited speaker during local, regional, and national meetings including the American Society of Ophthalmic Administrators (ASOA), American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ASCRS), American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), Florida Society of Ophthalmic Administrators (FSOA), and the Hawaiian Eye meetings.
Sherri has participated in two medical expeditions with the Hawaiian Eye Foundation. Her first experience was as a technician on the clinical team serving over 400 patients in the Kingdom of Tonga. Most recently she accompanied Dr. Jeffrey Rutgard along with the foundation’s partner, Marine Reach Ministries. This expedition found her on the remote island of Tanna in the country of Vanuatu where she assisted the surgical team in the role of circulating technician.
Ms. Boston served on the Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) for four years and currently serves on the Board of Directors (BOD) as Secretary, and Chief of the SAB. Her expedition experiences continue to inspire Sherri as she serves to expand awareness, reach, and service of the Hawaiian Eye Foundation.
Robert B. Miller, M.D., Treasurer
After finishing both molecular biology and biochemistry degrees in San Francisco in 1978, Dr. Miller came to the University of California at Davis for medical school and Ophthalmology training. He practiced at the Woodland Clinic for six years, expanding the practice to include a Davis office. In 1990, he assisted in designing the Woodland Surgery Center eye surgery operation. He is Vice President of the Davis Surgery Center, which has been serving the community since September 2003. Currently, Dr. Miller performs surgery at the Davis Surgery Center, Sutter Davis Hospital, and performs Laser Vision Correction in the operating suite of Advanced Valley Eye Associates Davis office.
Alan R. Faulkner, M.D., Director
Dr. Alan Faulkner grew up in Hawaii from the age of eight, graduating from Punahou High School in Honolulu. He went on to receive his Bachelor of Arts degree from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois and graduated from Tulane Medical School in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1986. While in medical school he was elected to the National Medical School Honors Society Alpha Omega Alpha. He remained at Tulane, completing an internship in Internal Medicine, residency training in Ophthalmology, and a Fellowship in Oculoplastics, Ocular Oncology, and Orbital Disease.
His training complete, Dr. Faulkner joined the full-time faculty at Tulane as an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology before going on to practice general ophthalmology and refractive surgery. In June 2000, Dr. Alan Faulkner joined his father’s practice in Honolulu at Faulkner Eye Institute, and in July 2001 founded Aloha Laser Vision, LLC.