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RMLEB Leadership Team

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John Lohmeier, CEBT — Executive Director

John has been with the Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Bank since January 1999.

As the executive director, John is responsible for the total operations of the eye bank.  John's education includes a B.A. in psychology from Midland Lutheran College. While attending MLC, John played three years of football and volunteered his time with Habitat for Humanity.

John is certified through the Eye Bank Association of America as an eye bank technician. He's also a member of the EBAA.

In his spare time, John volunteers as a climbing instructor for mountaineering, rock, and ice climbing courses with the Colorado Mountain Club, and has attempted to climb two of the world's fourteen 8,000-meter peaks.


Kevin Smith — Accounting Manager

Kevin has been with the Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Bank  since March of 2018.

In his position as Accounting Manager, Kevin is responsible for the efficient operation of day-to-day fiscal transactions and coordination of human resource matters.

Kevin attended the University of Great Falls on an academic and athletic basketball scholarship.  He finished his studies at Metropolitan State College of Denver and earned a B.A. in Human Performance.

Kevin has 8+ years in the nonprofit sector where he focused on program and business management.  He also has an additional 3 years of operations management. 

In Kevin’s spare time, he enjoys a nice round of golf and spending time with his family. 

Public & Professional Relations

Robert Austin, APR — Manager

Robert has been with the Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Bank since February 1997.

In his position as Public and Professional Relations Manager, Robert is primarily responsible for developing marketing and communications strategies, plans, and programs that cultivate and expand two-way relationships with the eye bank's publics.

Robert is accredited in the practice of public relations by the Public Relations Society of America. He currently serves on the board of directors for the Colorado chapter of the Public Relations Society of America. 


Technical Department

Staci Terrin, CEBT — Technical Manager

Staci has been with Rocky Lions Eye Bank since 2014.

In her position as Technical Manager, Staci is responsible for all technical aspects of eye banking, including tissue recovery, processing, placement, and supervision of technical staff. 

Staci is certified through the Eye Bank Association of America as an eye bank technician. She is also a member of the EBAA.

In her spare time, Staci likes to run, and spend time outdoors. 




Medical Directors

Richard Davidson, MD

Richard Davidson, MD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. After completing his fellowship in cornea, external disease and refractive surgery, Doctor Davidson joined the staff at the Department of Ophthalmology at the Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Institute. He specializes in the medical and surgical treatment of diseases of the cornea, including corneal transplantation. In addition, he is a specialist in cataract surgery and an expert in the area of refractive surgery and complications arising from refractive surgery.

Doctor Davidson received his medical degree from Hahnemann University School of Medicine, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He completed his ophthalmology residency at Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia and his fellowship at the University of California at Davis. Curriculum Vitae

F. Lance Forstot, MD a graduate of Princeton University and Johns Hopkins Medical School. Dr. Forstot completed his ophthalmology residency and a fellowship in cornea and external diseases at the University of Florida. He is a founding partner of Corneal Consultants of Colorado and has received the Senior Achievement Award from the Academy of Ophthalmology. He is also the President of the Contact Lens Association of Ophthalmology.