We are Reshaping the Future of Eye Health in sub-Saharan Africa.

Eye Corps is dedicated to eliminating preventable blindness in sub-Saharan Africa through strategic partnerships with the local medical community and ophthalmic training institutions. We work to build a sustainable infrastructure for eye care delivery in sub-Saharan Africa with a focus on eliminating gender inequity in vision care.

Meet Our Team
Susan MacDonald, MD
CEO & Executive Director
Susan MacDonald, MD is a board-certified ophthalmologist. She received her medical degree from the University of Massachusetts Medical School. She trained in two specialties Internal Medicine at Brown University and Ophthalmology Residency at the University of Utah. In 2017, Susan co-founded Eye Corps, a nonprofit in sub-Saharan Africa. Within five years Eye Corps has grown from a small idea to a well-respected model of sustainable eye care. The goal of Eye Corps is to improve the quality and quantity of eye care provided by in-country professionals. Under Susan’s leadership, Eye Corps has three sites in regional hospitals located in Kilimanjaro, Lindi and Ruvuma regions of Tanzania.
Roger Furlong, MD
Medical Director
Roger Furlong, MD is a board-certified ophthalmologist practicing for over 30 years in Missoula, MT, specializing in glaucoma, cataract and intraocular lens surgeries. He received his MD degree from UCSF Medical School and his ophthalmology residency from the Jules Stein Eye Institute at UCLA. He followed this with an anterior segment fellowship under Dr. Alan Crandall at the Moran Eye Center, University of Utah. Roger is the Medical Director of Eye Corps and is also Adjunct Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the Moran Eye Center. He has traveled for 20 years with Eye Corps and Moran Global Outreach working to create sustainable delivery of eye care and surgery to address treatable and preventable blindness in underserved regions with an emphasis on increasing the care being delivered by local heath care professionals.
Jane Durcan, MD
Director, Education Resources
Jane Durcan, MD is an adjunct professor of ophthalmology at the Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah. She received her medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine and completed an ophthalmology residency at the University of Utah. Additional training included fellowships in neuro-ophthalmology at the University of Iowa, and glaucoma fellowships at the Moran Eye Center with Alan Crandall MD and at the Devers Eye Institute with Mike Van Buskirk MD. She did an additional 3 months of glaucoma training at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London England. She was an associate professor of ophthalmology at the Moran Eye Center from until from 1987 until 2001 and then was in private practice at the Spokane Eye Clinic in Spokane Washington until 2015. She is thrilled to be able to continue to fulfill her passion for providing eye care to those in need and also helping to train the next generation of ophthalmologists through her current work with Eye Corps.
Lisa Williamson, RN
Nursing Director
Lisa Williamson, RN is a registered nurse with 28 years of ophthalmic nursing in preoperative, recovery and circulating areas for ophthalmic surgeries and has extensive ophthalmic outreach experience with Eye Corps and Moran Global Outreach. She is the Lead Registered Nurse on all Eye Corps trips. She is involved in logistics and planning of outreach trips, as well as nursing education. She is currently employed by the University of Utah Moran Eye Center in an ophthalmic registered nurse capacity.
Stephanie Nowacek
Director, Finance
Stephanie Nowacek is the Director of Finance for Eye Corps. She started with Eye Corps as a volunteer in the fall of 2019. Since early 2020, she has worked in her current role. Stephanie completed her Bachelor of Science at Santa Clara University and her Masters of Science at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
Andy Pendleton
Head of Strategic Partnerships
Andrew Pendleton recently retired as the Western Area Vice President for Johnson and Johnson Vision and is excited to increase his involvement in supporting ophthalmic medical mission efforts to provide eyecare services to populations who are in need. Andy worked in the ophthalmic industry for over 40 years in multiple positions and with many companies including CooperVision, Pharmacia, Pfizer, AMO, Abbott, and Johnson & Johnson. In this new position, Andy continues his significant involvement in medical mission supply projects and participation in numerous ophthalmic medical mission trips. He holds a BA in Political Science from the University of Washington, Seattle.
Allison Clements
Executive Assistant
Allison Clements is the Executive Assistant for Eye Corps. Prior to joining Eye Corps in June of 2022, Allison worked in the finance industry for over 20 years as the Office Manager to a small investment firm.  She holds a B.A. in Communications from the University of Wyoming.

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Eye Corps, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity registered in the US under EIN: 81-4995582