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Leadership

 

Eric Mazur
Eric Mazur, Chair
Harvard University
Alexander Sawchuk
Alexander Sawchuk, Past Chair
University of Southern California
George Bayz
George Bayz, Treasurer
Oakshire Partners
Magnus Bengtsson
Magnus Bengtsson, Director
Coherent Inc
Connie Chang-Hasnain
Connie Chang-Hasnain, OSA President
University of California Berkeley
Stephen Fantone
Stephen Fantone, OSA Past President
Optikos Corp
Eve Griliches
Eve Griliches, Director
Cisco
Antigone Marino
Antigone Marino, Director
Institute of Applied Science & Intelligent Systems (CNR)
Rick Plympton
Rick Plympton, Director
Optimax Systems Inc
Elizabeth Rogan
Elizabeth Rogan, OSA Chief Executive Officer
Linda Smith
Linda Smith, President
CERES Technology Advisors

 

Founding Donors

Donald R. and Carol Scifres
Joseph W. and Hon Mai Goodman
The Sawchuk Family Foundation
Gary C. and Carolyn M. Bjorklund
The Welch Family Fund
* Deceased

A Special Thank You to Alexander "Sandy" Sawchuk, University of Southern California, USA

We extend our gratitude from the society to Sandy Sawchuk who has served the OSA Foundation Board as a volunteer since 2009 and as Chair since 2015. During this time, the portfolio of programs that help students and early career professionals has grown with several noteworthy ones: the OSA Ambassadors, Siegman International School on Lasers, Innovation School and Subsea Optical Fiber Communication School. A long-time donor and volunteer for the foundation and several other OSA divisions, he has set a model example of support and stewardship. His term as Chair ended in 2020, and he will now serve as Past Chair to support 2017 President Eric Mazur, Harvard University, USA, who will take on the role from 2021 through 2023.

Sandy Sawchuk

"I've donated to the OSA Foundation and volunteered my time for many years because I want to help our next generation start their careers and be successful. The foundation's programs make that possible." – Sandy Sawchuk, University of Southern California, USA