About ICO

Leadership Team

Mark Colip, OD


Stephanie Messner, OD, FAAO
Vice President and
Dean for Academic Affairs

Laura Rounce, MA
Vice President for Administration

Maggie Lopez
Chief Executive Assistant, Office of the President and Board of Trustees

Erik Mothersbaugh, OD, FAAO
Dean of Student Affairs

Leonard Messner, OD, FAAO
Vice President for Strategy and Institutional Advancement

Christa Ojeda, CPA

Vice President for Business and Finance, Chief Financial Officer

Board of Trustees

Dwight H. Akerman, OD, MBA, FAAO  Vice Chairman
Fort Worth, Texas


Vasvi A. Babu, OD
Scottsdale, Arizona


Rev. Torrey L. Barrett
Chicago, Illinois


Joseph L. Derezinski, MS
Chicago, Illinois


Karen A. Eng, OD  Immediate Past Chairwoman
North Barrington, Illinois


Robert L. Fait, OD Secretary
Burlington, Wisconsin


Dwain L. Hahs
Jackson, Missouri


Scott A. Jens, OD

Madison, Wisconsin


Jeffrey D. Johnson, OD, MBA
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin


Osvaldo I. Lopez, MD
Chicago, Illinois

C. Michael LoPiano, MBA
Chicago, Illinois

Tracy L. Matchinski, OD

Chicago, Illinois


Nana Owusu, OD
Winnipeg, Canada


Steven Schneider
Chicago, Illinois


Jeff Smith, OD, MBA Chairman
Chicago, Illinois


Jeanette C. Varanelli, OD  
Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan


Charles Weis, CPA
Chicago, Illinois

Student Representative

Bryce Boente, '22

Emeritus Trustees

James R. Butler, OD
Atlantis, Florida

Donovan L. Crouch, OD, FAAO
Storm Lake, Iowa

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