2018 Team Eye and Ear Members

We are excited to introduce the 67 members of Team Eye and Ear, the Mass. Eye and Ear marathon team that will participate in the 2018 Boston Marathon on April 16.  

Team Eye and Ear members span a wide range of athletic abilities (novice to experienced marathoners) and walks of life. They are generous and dedicated individuals who are athletes, fundraisers and ambassadors for Mass. Eye and Ear. Their hard work, dedication and pure passion brings new hope and a healthier future to people everywhere who suffer from debilitating conditions affecting sight, hearing, voice, balance, taste and smell, as well as cancers of the eye, head and neck.

Team members who are employees are denoted with **

LeislBard(2)
Leisl Bard 
Agawam, MA
Leisl is running in honor of her family friend whose child was born deaf and received care at Mass. Eye and Ear. 

SarahBowe
Sarah Bowe, MD**
Quincy, MA
A pediatric ENT fellow at Mass. Eye and Ear, Sarah is raising funds for Operation Airway in memory of Drs. Lina Bolanos and Richard Field. 
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Lawrence Bradley
Winchester, MA
Lawrence is running in honor of the life-changing work done at Mass. Eye and Ear. 

ErinBraley
Erin Braley
Ipswich, MA
Erin is running in honor of the emergency care she received from Dr. Ivana Kim and the ongoing care her father, Jon, receives for cataracts, glaucoma and Fuchs Dystrophy. 
Erin Brenton
Erin Brenton
Kingston, MA 
Erin joins Team Eye and Ear in honor of her son, Nolan, and the care he has received from Dr. Tina Stankovic

AislinnBreslin
Aislinn Breslin
Carmel, NY
Aislinn joins Team Eye and Ear in honor of her aunt and uncle who were both born deaf.

WillBrunkhorst
Will Brunkhorst
Hopkinton, NH
Will is running in honor of the care he has received from Drs. Lucy Shen and Lucy Young




AlexandraBryan(2)
Alexander Bryan 
Weymouth, MA
Alex is running in honor of the care she has received at Mass. Eye and Ear for Ocular Albinism, a pigmentation and light sensitivity condition of the eyes.



AlexCanning(2)
Alex Canning 
Brighton, MA
Alex joins Team Eye and Ear in honor of the great care he has received in the audiology department at Mass. Eye and Ear.



Mike Cannistraro
Michael Cannistraro
Los Angeles, CA
Four-time Team Eye and Ear member, Michael is running in honor of the care his family has received at Mass. Eye and Ear.

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Bob Carey 
Kingston, NY 
Bob is passionate about medical education and teaching and is running in memory of his wife.

Claudio
Claudio Casarotti  
Menlo Park, CA
Claudio is raising funds for Operation Airway in memory of his friend, Dr. Richard Field and his fiancee Dr. Lina Bolanos. 

Bill Casey
Bill Casey
Newport, RI
Four-time Team Eye and Ear member, Bill is running in honor of Dr. Daniel Deschler and the great care he received for head and neck cancer. 

Makra Cayer
Makara Cayer, MD**
Wellesley, MA
Makara, who is an anesthesiologist at Mass. Eye and Ear is raising funds for Operation Airway in memory of Drs. Lina Bolanos and Richard Field. 


Kathy Charbonnier
Kathy Charbonnier**
Tewksbury, MA
Kathy is Nurse Director of the Emergency Department and the Pediatric Unit at Mass. Eye and Ear. She is running to raise funds for Operation Airway in memory of Drs. Lina Bolanos and Richard Field.

AmyComander
Amy Comander, MD
Newton, MA
Amy is raising funds for retinal degeneration research in honor of her husband, Mass. Eye and Ear physician Dr. Jason Comander.


ThuyDang
Thuy Dang
Wakefield, MA
Thuy is running in honor of the care her daughter received from Dr. Allen Lam for a persistent vestibular condition.



SusanDarrah
Susan Darrah, MD**
Boston, MA
An anesthesiologist at Mass. Eye and Ear, Susan is raising funds for Operation Airway in memory of her friend and colleague Dr. Lina Bolanos and Lina's fiance, Dr. Richard Field.

Gene DeSimone
Gene DeSimone
Cambridge, MA
Gene is running in memory of his mother and aunt who lost their vision to macular degeneration, and in honor of three other uncles still fighting the disease today.

FredDestin
Fred Destin
London, England
Fred is running with Team Eye and Ear and raising funds for Operation Airway in memory of his friend Dr. Richard Field and Richard's fiancee, Dr. Lina Bolanos.

EmilyDiercks
Emily Diercks
Charlestown, MA
Emily is raising funds for Operation Airway in honor of her sister, Dr. Gillian Diercks, a pediatric ENT physician at Mass. Eye and Ear. 

KerriDoyle
Kerri Doyle 
Barnstead, MA
Kerri is raising funds for Operation Airway in honor of her cousin Brittany Williams, a nurse at Mass. Eye and Ear, and in memory of Drs. Lina Bolanos and Richard Field.


Joseph Dusseldorp
Joseph Dusseldorp, MD**
Cambridge, MA
As a clinical fellow with Dr. Tessa Hadlock in the Facial Nerve Center, Joe is passionate about raising funds for microtia reconstruction and mission trips.


Brad Ellis
Brad Ellis
New Canaan, CT
Brad is raising funds for the Ocular Genomics Institute in honor of his son, Jake, who has Ushers Syndrome, to bring awareness and also find a cure for this debilitating condition.


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Michael Esposito
Annapolis, MD
Michael is running to support research to cure blindness, deafness and diseases of the head and neck. 

Matt Fates
Matt Fates 
Boxford, MA
Matt is running in honor of Dr. Nicolas Busaba and the great care he received at Mass. Eye and Ear.

PaulinaFeitelberg
Paulina Feitelberg
Fall River, MA
Paulina is running in honor of the life changing work that done at Mass. Eye and Ear to cure blindness, deafness and diseases of the head and neck
Jason Field
Jason Field, MD
Newburyport, MA
Jason is running with Team Eye and Ear and raising finds for Operation Airway in memory of his brother, Dr. Richard Field and Richard's fiancée, Dr. Lina Bolanos.


ChrissyFitzgerald
Chrissy Fitzgerald
Medford, MA
Chrissy is running in honor of the incredible care she received from Dr. Joseph Rizzo and the entire neuro-ophthalmology team at Mass. Eye and Ear.


StaceyForni
Stacey Forni
Ipswich, MA
Stacey is running to support Mass. Eye and Ear and its efforts that have helped change so many people's lives including her son, who had his tonsils adenoids removed, and her husband, who had ground-breaking retina surgery 40 years ago.


AlexanderForrestHay
Alexander Forrest-Hay
Newburyport, MA
Alex is raising funds for Operation Airway in memory of his friend, Dr. Richard Field and Richard's fiancée, Dr. Lina Bolanos.




ElizabethFortin
Elizabeth Fortin, MD**
Boston, MA
As a neuro-ophthalmology fellow, Elizabeth is raising funds for the Simmons Lessell Fellowship in Neuro-Ophthalmology in honor of mentor, Dr. Simmons Lessell.




TumiekaSanchezGillespie
Tumieka Gillespie
Revere, MA
In gratitude for the care her son, Cash, continues to receive from Dr. Christopher Hartnick, Tumieka is running to raise funds for Operation Airway.




JeremywithLena
Jeremy Goldfarb, MD**
Newton, MA
An anesthesiologist at Mass. Eye and Ear, Jeremy is raising funds for Operation Airway in memory of his friend and colleague Dr. Lina Bolanos and Lina's fiancé, Dr. Richard Field.

ErikaHamel
Erika Hamel
Nashua, NH
Erika is running in honor of the amazing work done at the Mass. Eye and Ear that changes the lives of those in her community. 


Liz Hartnick
Elizabeth Hartnick
Newton, MA
Elizabeth is running to raise funds for Operation Airway in honor of her husband Dr. Christopher Hartnick and in memory of Drs. Lina Bolanos and Richard Field.


KaylaHopkins
Kayla Hopkins
Framingham, MA
Kayla is running for her mother and all those suffering from painful and unexpected medical illnesses that Mass. Eye and Ear is working diligently to care for and reduce. 



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Samantha Jacobson
Boston, MA
Samantha is running in honor of the excellent care she received at Mass. Eye and Ear after being diagnosed with Convergence Tracking Disorder in high school.



NateJowett
Nate Jowett, MD**
Boston, MA
Nate is a reconstructive surgeon raising funds to restore corneal sensation and vision in disadvantaged patients stricken with neurotrophic keratopathy through a novel surgical technique pioneered at Mass. Eye and Ear. 


AliciaKaneb
Alicia Kaneb**
Cambridge, MA
Alicia joined Team Eye and Ear in honor of her grandmother, Diane Kaneb, who served as Board Chair at Mass. Eye and Ear for many years.

PeggyKelley
Peggy Kelley**
Woburn, MA
As a nurse at Mass. Eye and Ear, Peggy is raising funds for Operation Airway in memory of her friend and colleague, Dr. Lina Bolanos, and Lina's fiancé, Dr. Richard Field.


Robert Knapp
Robert Knapp
Boston, MA
Eight-time team member, Robert is raising funds for Operation Airway in honor of the care his son received from Dr. Christopher Hartnick.


LukasLandegger(2)
Lukas Landegger, MD, PhD **
Cambridge, MA
As a post-doctoral research fellow in Dr. Tina Stankovic's lab, Lukas is raising funds for hearing research. 


HaleyLebsack
Haley Lebsack
Park City, UT
Haley is running in honor of her father, a chef and singer, who recently battled throat cancer and lost his sense of taste and ability to sing.

MeghanLennon
Meghan Lennon**
Canton, MA
A nurse at Mass. Eye and Ear, Meghan is raising funds for Operation Airway in memory of Drs. Lina Bolanos and Richard Field.

NormanLevy
Norman Levy
Saratoga Springs, NY
Norm is raising funds for macular degeneration research and the Ocular Genomics Institute Fund.


WendyLondon(2)
Wendy London, PhD
Natick, MA
A researcher at Boston Children's Hospital, Wendy is passionate about clinical research and finding cures for cancers and other debilitating diseases. She is running to raise money for medical research at Mass. Eye and Ear.
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Nikko Magsanoc, MD
Taquiq, Philippines
Nikko is raising funds for Operation Airway in memory of his good friends, Drs. Lina Bolanos and Richard Field.


Carol Martin
Carol Martin
Cambridge, MA
Although she is a stage 3 pancreatic cancer patient with an inoperative tumor, Carol doesn't let anyhting stop her. Carol is running in honor of Dr. Lucia Sobrin and the treatment she received at Mass. Eye and Ear due to diabetic retinopathy, one of the side effects of the tumor.



MeaganMcGinnes
Meagan McGinnes
Newton, MA
Meagan will be running her first marathon in honor of her cousin's infant son, Will. Thanks to early hearing loss technology and research from Mass. Eye and Ear, doctors were able to determine WIll was deaf when he was only one month old. He received cochlear implants this February.



McNamara
Will McNamara
Somerville, MA
Ten-time team member, Will is raising funds for neuro-ophthalmology research in hopes that one day he will regain his sight, which he lost in a motor bike accident more than 10 years ago.




RachelMorrow
Rachel Morrow
Londonderry, MA
Rachel is running in honor of her daughter's half brother, Brody, who received excellent care from Dr. Michael Cohen.






Nina Nami
Nina Nami, MD**
Boston, MA
Mass. Eye and Ear Employee
An anesthesiologist at Mass. Eye and Ear, Nina is running to raise funds for Operation Airway in memory of her friend and colleague, Dr. Lina Bolanos and Lina's fiancé, Dr. Richard Field.




BenPasquariello
Ben Pasquariello**
Arlington, MA
Ben is running in honor of the life changing work that is done at Mass. Eye and Ear to cure blindness, deafness, and diseases of the head and neck.





MineshPatel(2)
Minesh Patel, MD
Boston, MA
Minesh is raising funds for Operation Airway in memory of his close friend and business partner Dr. Richard Field and Richard's fiancee, Dr. Lina Bolanos.


CaitlinPigott
Caitlin Pigott
Arlington, MA
Caitlin is running in honor of the care her mother received at Mass. Eye and Ear after losing her hearing in one ear.



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Brenda Ramos
Middleton, MA
Although she herself has received great care at the sinus center at Mass. Eye and Ear, Brenda is running in honor of her dad who has stayed positive and lived fully throughout his suffering with glaucoma.

SallyReiley
Sally Ankeny Reiley
Marblehead, MA
Five-time Team Eye and Ear member, Sally joins back up with the team to run in honor of her father and grandfather for their belief in the vision of Dr. Charles Schepens.


Scott Roman
Scott Roman
Hingham, NJ
Scott is inspired to run with Team Eye and Ear because of his father's long-time dedication to the organization as a board member at Mass. Eye and Ear.


JacquelineSoboti(2)
Jacqueline Soboti
Ocean, NJ
Jacqueline is raising funds for Operation Airway in honor of her nephew and the care care he received from Dr. Christopher Hartnick.


CarlaSullivan
Carla Sullivan
Franklin, MA
Carla is running in honor of Liliana Flaherty, a patient whose life was changed by Dr. Christopher Hartnick's airway clinic.





LindsayThibeault
Lindsay Thibeault
Stratham, NH
Lindsay is running in honor of her mom Kim, who was relieved to receive a diagnosis and exceptional care at Mass. Eye and Ear after suffering from consistent vertigo.




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Tom Tomlinson 
Scituate, MA
Lawrence is running in honor of the life-changing work done at Mass. Eye and Ear. 





PatrickWalsh
Patrick Walsh 
Princeton, NJ
Patrick is running in memory of his friend Christine who dedicated her life to giving back to deserving organizations like Mass. Eye and Ear.



Zach Wandell
Zachary Wandell
Elk Grove, CA
Zach is running in honor of Mitsuo Ogata, a close family friend who was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa, a hereditary blinding eye disease, when she was just 40 years old.



MarceloWeilmann(2)
Marcelo Weilmann
Boonton, NJ
Marcelo is running in honor of his grandmother who has suffered from the loss of both hearing and sight, which significantly impacted her quality of life.




Phoebe Yager
Phoebe Yager**
Lexington, MA
As the Chief of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at Mass General, Phoebe has collaborated with the Mass. Eye and Ear Airway team for many years. This year, Phoebe is raising funds for Operation Airway in memory of Drs. Lina Bolanos and Richard Field.