Heise Award

Leonard Heise Award

Leonard Heise

The Leonard Heise Award is presented to non-medical eye bankers in recognition of their outstanding devotion to the Eye Bank Association of America’s development and for exemplifying the precepts of Leonard Heise, a major contributor to the fight against blindness and one of the EBAA’s founders. This award is given annually during the Annual Meeting.

Congratulations to the 2017 Leonard Heise Award recipient:

Dave Korroch, CEBT

Chief Executive Officer
Lions Medical Eye Bank and Research Center of Eastern Virginia

Now accepting Nominations for the 2018 Leonard Heise Award!

Criteria:

Nominees for the award must meet the following requirements:
  • Individual must have been associated with an EBAA accredited eye bank for at least 10 years.
  • Individual must have made significant contributions to eye banking at a national and/or international level, as well as at a local level.
  • Individual’s nomination must be supported by at least one of the following from the nominee’s eye bank: Board President, Executive Director and/or Medical Director.
  • Individual’s local, national and international contributions to the EBAA and eye banking must be noted in the nomination.
Since nominees are not always well known to members of the Heise Committee, decisions may be made based on contributions as detailed in the material submitted. Comprehensive information that outlines a nominee’s contributions is helpful.  To re-nominate an individual whom you nominated in the past, send an updated letter of support for that individual from the Executive Director, Medical Director or Board President of his/her eye bank to Stacey Gardner.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: OCTOBER 2, 2017

EBAA congratulates Dave Korroch, CEBT, the 2017 Leonard Heise Awardee! He is pictured here with past Heise awardees.

PAST HEISE AWARDEES

2016: Bernie Iliakis
2015: Jackie Malling
2014: Doyce Williams
2013: Bradley Tennant
2012: Jason Woody
2011: Bruce Varnum
2010: Dean Vavra
2009: Monty Montoya
2007: Brenda Horn
2006: Linda Fraser
2005: Barbara Crow
2004: Florence Johnston
2003: Gerald J. Cole
2002: Mary Beth Danneffel-Mandelkorn
2001: Ginger Miller
2000: Patricia Dahl
1999: Marilyn Lindenauer

1998: John Requard, III
1997: Mary Jane O’Neill
1996: Frances Hughes
1995: Ellen Heck
1993: Fredrick Griffith
1992: PID Gene Polgar
1991: Donna Oiland
1990: Margaret Kelm
1989: C. W. Temples
1988: Emile J. Farge, PhD
1986: Jake Watson
1985: Y. T. Abernathy
1984: A. Howard Snyder
1983: W. M. Goldfinch
1982: Orville Gauthier
1981: R. Kenneth Hudgins
1980: Geraldine & Leroy Skouby