The Board of Directors provides servant leadership to the Foundation through its guidance, decision-making assistance and strategic direction setting. Board members play an essential role in fundraising and building community awareness.
Board of Directors
President: Francis W. Price, Jr., MD
Vice President: F. William Grube
Treasurer: Michael W. Dickerson
Secretary: Terry Coyle
Robert L. Grimm, Ed.D.
David C. Huse, DVM
Donald J. Hutchinson, LIFA
David Kendall, MD
Francis W. Price, Jr. M.D., President
Francis W. Price, Jr. MD is the founder and president of Price Vision Group and the Cornea Research Foundation of America. He is an internationally recognized ophthalmic surgeon and recipient of the Senior Achievement Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the Barraquer Award from the International Society of Refractive Surgery. He has authored over 180 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters and been principal investigator of more than 100 clinical studies of ophthalmic devices, medications and surgical techniques. He is also an inventor and holds several patents for ophthalmic devices. Dr. Price is a graduate of Indiana University Medical School and completed a fellowship in cornea and external disease at Tulane University. He has been active in developing and teaching endothelial keratoplasty techniques to hundreds of surgeons from around the world in intensive 2-day courses offered in Indianapolis, Indiana.
F.William Grube, Vice President
F. William Grube has served as Chief Executive Officer and vice chairman of the board of Calumet Specialty Products since January 2011. Prior to that Mr. Grube served as chief executive officer, president and director of Calumet’s general partner. From 1973 to 1989, Mr. Grube served as executive vice president to Rock Island Refining Corporation. Mr. Grube received his Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and his M.B.A from Harvard University.
Michael Dickerson, Treasurer
Mr. Dickerson is Vice President and Sr. Loan Portfolio Manager of Huntington National Bank’s Private Client Group in Indianapolis, Indiana. With 28 years of banking experience, he manages a comprehensive package of banking and wealth management services for high net worth clients. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Indianapolis and a M.B.A. degree from Ball State University.
Terry is an experienced project management professional having managed projects such as telecommunication systems upgrades surrounding five states, chairing Janesville’s 2000 Relay for Life, orchestrating golf events, managing a nationally accredited enterostomal therapy class for masters-prepared nurses, and managing multi-state million dollar cancer research fundraisers. Serving more than 50 community organizations in a volunteer capacity, her niche is bringing people together, from around the community, to ensure success.
Mr. Butler graduated from Notre Dame with a degree in metallurgical engineering and held a commission in the US Navy. A retired metallurgist with US Steel, he became an expert in steels for aircraft, guided missiles and rockets. His many interests include serving in his church, and as past president of the Indianapolis Speech and Hearing Center. An investor, Mr. Butler supports several research-related and other entrepreneurial enterprises in central Indiana.
Mr. Gibson retired from Eli Lilly & Company after 34 years of service in a variety of executive positions within Finance and Human Resources, both in the U.S. A. and globally. A native of Ireland, he attended Purdue University receiving a B.S. degree in economics and a M.S. degree in industrial management. He has served twice as the Interim President of the Better Business Bureau. Phil’s voluntary service has included the Indianapolis 500 VIP Parade Committee, the St. Francis Health Network board of directors and as the Chairman of the Eli Lilly Federal Credit Union Board of Directors. His hobbies and interests include golf, sailing, skiing, broadway shows and global travel.
Robert L. Grimm, Ed.D
Bob Grimm is a fulltime Clinical Associate Professor of Business at the Kelley School of Business-Indianapolis. His expertise includes teaching & coaching Kelley Evening MBA students on professional development & career transition strategies. For over 25 years, Bob provided human resources advice and counsel to the senior management of well-known restaurant, retailing, and manufacturing companies on how best to grow businesses through aggressive talent acquisition, leadership development, succession planning, and performance management.
Bob served as an officer of two large publicly traded companies, building the leadership of both organizations during periods of acquisition and rapid brand expansion. He was instrumental in executing complex strategies involving corporate succession plans and rigorous organizational reviews.
Bob’s academic credentials include a Bachelor’s degree in Education from The Ohio State University; Master’s degree from the University of Maryland; and a Doctorate degree from George Washington University in Human Resource Development.
David Huse, D.V. M.
Dr. Huse graduated from Purdue University with a degree in Veterinary Medicine and subsequently received an M.S. with a specialty in Small Animal Surgery from the University of Illinois. He currently is a faculty member at the School of Veterinary Medicine at Purdue University. His personal experience with keratoconus and corneal transplants provides the Foundation with an insider’s view of this disease and an empathetic outlook towards others facing the same circumstances.
Donald J. Hutchinson, LIFA
Don is a Senior Vice President and Portfolio Manager for Goelzer Investment Management. He manages the firm’s non-traditional asset strategy. With 20 years of financial industry experience, he serves as a lead advisor to the firms institutional and professional athlete clients.
Prior to joining Goelzer Investment Management, Don was Managing Director and Senior Vice President at JPMorgan Chase where he lead a team with assets under management of $3.6 billion. Subsequent to that, he served as Institutional Investment Consultant at Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc. where he co-managed an $8 billion institutional portfolio.
Don is a licensed International Financial Analyst. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Financial Planning from Purdue University. He serves as Treasurer for Cookies for Kid’s Cancer Foundation and is also a board member for First Baptist Athletics. He is also a member of John Purdue Club and Purdue University’s President’s Council.
David Kendall, MD
Dr. Kendall is vice president, Medical Affairs, for Lilly Diabetes at Eli Lilly and Company. His responsibilities include leadership of the Lilly Diabetes global medical organization in the U.S., Canada, Europe and Japan and as a medical affairs leader for the diabetes alliance with Boehringer Ingelheim. His responsibilities focus on the ongoing medical support for Lilly Diabetes clinical and commercial activities. Prior to joining Lilly Diabetes, he served as Chief Scientific and Medical Officer for the American Diabetes Association from 2009-2011. He also was Medical Director and Chief of Clinical and Professional Services at the International Diabetes Center in Minneapolis. He served as Executive Medical Director for Amylin Pharmaceuticals from 2005-2008. He held an academic and clinical appointment as Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Kendall has been active in diabetes research, education and clinical care for nearly 25 years.
Michael is Senior Vice President and Senior Portfolio Manager for Morgan Stanley in Indianapolis. With over 25 years of investment experience, he has been with Morgan Stanly since 1991 and prior to that served as Assistant Vice President at First Investors Corporation.
He received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. He has been selected as a Five Star Wealth Manager in the Indianapolis Monthly magazine, three years running. He is actively involved in helping coach youth hockey.
Monica serves as President of the Hasten Hebrew Academy of Indianapolis and has had a lengthy career in community service. A graduate of Touro College Women’s Division in New York City with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Finance, she also earned her Master of Library Science in 2001 at Indiana University School of Library and Information Science.
Harry served six years in the Air National Guard and the Air Force prior to working in pharmaceuticals and eventually started Scheid Tire and Tire Distributors. Later, he ventured into real estate and served many community organizations as a volunteer with a specialty in golf fundraisers. Many years ago, Harry served on the Cornea Research Foundation board prior to relocating to Florida. Even remotely, Harry has served as the Cornea Research Golf Outing Chairman since 1998. In 2015, Harry returned to Indiana and the Board welcomed him back.