We have built an excellent team of staff, which paired with our partnership with Price Vision Group enables us to complete research at rapid paces in comparison to other research organizations.  Below are key staff bios.

Marianne Price, Ph.D.


Executive Director
Email:  Phone: 317-814-2990

Dr. Marianne Price joined the Cornea Research Foundation of America in 2002 as Executive Director. She directs the research and education programs of the Foundation, overseeing finances and supervising the daily activities of four professional staff members, visiting international research fellows and student interns. Dr. Price and her spouse, Francis W. Price, Jr. M.D., jointly publish an 12-16 articles annually in peer-reviewed clinical research journals and conduct a minimum of 15 research studies annually.

A respected scientist, Dr. Price was previously employed as a project manager and senior project engineer for Union Carbide. She is a sought after speaker and published author, a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery, and Ophthalmic Women Leaders.  She serves as Co-President of the Notre Dame Women’s Connect Club, on the Editorial Board of Cornea, on the Programs and Sponsorships Committees of Executive Women in Health Care, on the Unisted States Food and Drug Administration’s Ophthalmic Devices Panel, on the Research Committee of the Eye Bank Association of America and Board of Directors for Retirement Living, Inc. and serves as Treasurer on the Board of Directors for Working Vision.

Marianne Price, Ph.D. holds a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering Science from Notre Dame, and both an MBA in Finance and a doctorate in Medical and Molecular Genetics from Indiana University. 

Jessica Dingledy

Director of Development
Email:  Phone: 317-814-2993

Jessica Dingledy joined the Cornea Research Foundation team in 2011 as Director of Development. She directs the fundraising efforts of the Foundation, organizes the Golf Outing and other events with a group of committee volunteers, oversees communications including the Visionary newsletter, enewsletter and, assists with accounting and handles various inquiries and research responsibilities. 
Jessica holds a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Spanish from the University of Indianapolis. Prior to joining the Foundation Jessica worked with the American Diabetes Association and Prevent Blindness America.