Board of Directors

Mr. Steve Love, President

Steve Love is President and CEO of the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council, representing 90 hospitals in North Texas regarding advocacy, patient safety and community service. He serves on numerous community boards, including the Southwest Region American Heart Association, the Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce, the Dallas Metropolitan YMCA, the Southwest Transplant Alliance, the North Texas Eye Research Institute Advisory Board and Prism Health North Texas. He also serves on healthcare advisory boards for University of Texas at Arlington and Texas A&M.

Mr. Michael Kettles, Executive Director

Michael Kettles currently serves as the Executive Director for Cure Glaucoma Foundation after spending several years as a volunteer board member.

Upon graduating from college he joined the Navy and, following training, was stationed at NAS Cecil Field in Jacksonville, FL. During an annual flight physical it was discovered that he had glaucoma. The news was unexpected, but the timing was fortunate in that treatment could begin. The Navy allowed him to continue flying under a waiver.

Dr. Helen Kornmann, Secretary

Dr. Kornmann’s passion for serving others in our community has lead her to volunteering her time at the Cure Glaucoma Foundation where she currently oversees the Access to Care Project.

Dr. Kornmann obtained her medical degree at Loma Linda University, and earned her Ph.D. in vision neuroscience at UCLA. Dr. Kornmann completed her Glaucoma Fellowship at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute.

Mr. Joe Haggerty, Treasurer

Mr. Haggerty retired as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of AmerUs Group (now Athene Holdings). During his career, he served as both an in-house counsel and a law firm partner concentrating in the areas of corporate finance, securities, insurance and mergers, and acquisitions.

Following his retirement and prior to moving to Dallas, TX, Mr. Haggerty served as an AmeriCorps volunteer teaching in Washington, D.C. and subsequently as a volunteer in North Carolina counseling men and women reentering the community after lengthy incarcerations.

Dr. Michelle Butler

Dr. Michelle Butler is a native Texan who joined Glaucoma Associates of Texas in 2013.

Dr. Butler is currently an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, TX, and serves as the International Fellows Program Director at the Cure Glaucoma Foundation.

Mr. Orlando Carvalho

Orlando Carvalho is the retired Executive Vice President (EVP) of the Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Business and a former officer of the Lockheed Martin Corporation. Over the course of Mr. Carvalho’s 38+ year career with Lockheed Martin, he was appointed to numerous leadership roles of increasing responsibilities across multiple business areas.  These roles included the EVP and General Manager for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Program.  In this role, Mr. Carvalho was heavily engaged with product development including overseeing the design and test of more than 30 million lines of highly integrated software that resided both on board the aircraft and in ground systems utilizing Information Technology (IT) based automation for logistics, simulation and training systems.

Dr. Matthew Emanuel

Dr. Matthew Emanuel is a board-certified ophthalmologist and surgeon, and although he is a native Californian, Dr. Emanuel has embraced the Texas lifestyle since joining the staff at Glaucoma Associates of Texas in 2014!

Dr. Emanuel pursued his medical degree at Vanderbilt University, and completed his residency in ophthalmology at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. Currently, Dr. Emanuel is an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas where he is involved in resident surgical training.

Dr. Ronald Fellman

Dr. Ronald Fellman joined the Glaucoma Associates of Texas (GAT) in 1983 after completing his Glaucoma Fellowship at the Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. His commitment to caring for patients with glaucoma is evident by his research endeavors and patient advocacy for over 30 years.

In addition to a fulltime clinical practice, Dr. Fellman currently serves as President of the American Glaucoma Society (AGS). He has been the recipient of numerous awards including the first President’s Award from the AGS as well as the Secretariat and Senior Honor Awards from the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO).

Dr. Davinder Grover

Dr. Grover joined Glaucoma Associates of Texas in 2010 and currently leads the clinical research team at Glaucoma Associates of Texas (GAT). Dr. Grover specializes in the medical and surgical management of complex glaucoma and complex cataract surgery. His research interests include international ophthalmology, innovative glaucoma surgeries, and clinical outcomes in medical and surgical glaucoma management.

Dr. Grover serves on various committees and subcommittees of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and American Glaucoma Society, focusing on patient care, patient education, and technology.

Dr. Bradley F. Jost

He has a 30+ year professional and personal relationship with many of the glaucoma specialists on the Cure Glaucoma Foundation’s Board. He knows CGF to be of the highest ethical standard with an international reputation for leadership and excellence in glaucoma care and research. He is honored to assist them in their mission.

Dr. Manjool M. Shah

Dr. Manjool Shah is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the Kellogg Eye Center in Ann Arbor, MI and a staff physician at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System. He specializes in glaucoma and advanced anterior segment surgery. After completing his medical education at Washington University in St. Louis, MO and his ophthalmology residency at the Casey Eye Institute in Portland, OR, Dr. Shah completed additional training at the University of Toronto, where he served as a clinical fellow in Glaucoma and Advanced Anterior Segment Surgery (GAASS). Currently, Dr. Shah specializes in the evaluation and management of adults with glaucoma and complex anterior segment disease.

Dr. Oluwatosin Smith

Dr. Oluwatosin “Tosin” Smith is an ophthalmologist, specializing in glaucoma care with Glaucoma Associates of Texas in Dallas, Texas. She completed ophthalmology residency at Howard University Hospital in Washington, D.C., where she served as Chief Resident at the Howard University Hospital.

Amongst other things, she has a love for global outreach and leads out several medical mission team trips annually.

Dr. Joan Taylor

Joan graduated from Loma Linda University School of Medicine where she also completed her Pediatrics residency. Following residency, she served as Clinical Instructor at San Bernardino County Medical Center then as Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. After relocating to Dallas, Joan practiced at Lake Pointe Pediatrics until her retirement.

There is a strong family history of glaucoma in Joan’s family.  She herself was diagnosed with glaucoma over 20 years ago.