Board of Directors


W.J. Fields, PDG


W. J. Fields was elected President of Lions In Sight at the LIS Annual Meeting on June 9, 2018. Mr. Fields is the 2004-2005 Past District Governor (PDG) of Nevada. He has served on the LIS board for many years and has been very active in eyeglass collection in the Las Vegas Area.  


Corina Van de Pol

1st Vice President

Dr. Corina van de Pol is passionate about volunteering. She has been a Lion for 15 years and served on international Lions Club vision missions for almost 30 years. Her first clinic trip was to Chile in 1990 with Help the World See, a predecessor to Lions in Sight. Since then, she has completed over 75 missions and vision screenings in 16 countries.  

Corina served in the US Army for 26 years as an optician, maintenance officer, optometrist, and research optometrist. After retiring from the Army as a Lt. Colonel, she joined AcuFocus, Inc., a medical device company. For 10 years she managed their clinical trials for the development and eventual FDA approval of the KAMRA corneal inlay. Currently, Corina is responsible for the geometric and physical optics, and the ocular anatomy and physiology courses at the Southern California College of Optometry (SCCO) at Marshall B. Ketchum University. She serves as the faculty advisor for both the SVOSH and the Lions chapters at SCCO.

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Tamara Sternod

2nd Vice President

Tamara Sternod, a licensed optician, has worked in optical since 1996 and is currently an optician at Sam’s Club in Reno, Nevada. She is a 7-year Board Member of the Nevada State Board of Dispensing Opticians.


Ms. Sternod is a member of the Reno Host Lions Club and will serve as president of the club in 2020 during the club’s 100th anniversary. She has attended many LIS clinic trips in the past four years. Ms. Sternod and her husband manage a Lions Club eyeglass recycling center. The glasses they collect are shipped to LIS multiple times per year.


Linda P. Griffin, PDG




Lee Gile


Lee Gile, a Registered Pharmacist since 1954, has owned several Solano County pharmacies. He retired in 1996.


Mr. Gile has been Treasurer of LIS for nine years. He and his late wife, Maggie volunteered for LIS since its inception. Mr. Gile was a member of the Vallejo Host Lions Club for 42 years, serving as president three times. He has also been a Lions Zone Chairman, Region Chairman, and Cabinet Secretary. He is a Marilyn Green Life Member, a Bud Jensen Fellow, a Life Member of Lions Foundation, and a Melvin Jones Fellow.


Kush Bodhan

Co -Treasurer

Khush Bodhan, a CPA since 1981 and real estate broker, spent his career working as an accountant with Deloitte and Touche in London and San Francisco. From Deloitte he owned and operated the ASK Accountax and ASK Real Estate corporations.


Mr. Bodhan joined the Amador Valley Lions Club in 2004. During that year he actively worked to rescue the Lions Center for the Blind in Oakland from closure. Mr. Bodhan, along with Michael Cohen, Dave Gregerson, and help from Ed Cossart and Lyle Morris reduced the Blind Center deficit from $200,000 to $6,000. He was awarded the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award in 2005 in acknowledgement of his efforts. Mr. Bodhan’s interest and support for LIS occured after a LIS clinic trip to Vera Cruz, Mexico. He served as LIS President in 2012.


Mr. Bodhan credits his parents with his desire to help others. They spent innumerable hours giving service to the less fortunate in India and often had Mother Teresa as a visitor in their home.


Area Directors

        Area 1                       John Lynch, PDG

        Area 1                       John Robak, PDG

        Area 2                      Tania Mantau

        Area 2                       Alan King, 2nd VDG

        Area 3                       Lillette Quesnoy

        Area 4                       John Ruiz, PDG

        Area 4                       Leonard Blottin, PDG

        District 46                 Larry Winkler




John Demshar

Clinical Director

Dr. John Demshar, a retired Stockton optometrist, started with LIS in 2000 during his first clinic trip. In 2010 he became LIS Clinical Director. His primary functions include registering doctors for clinic trips, assisting with determining clinic locations, and maintaining the clinic schedule.


Since 1991, Dr. Demshar has been a member of the Central Valley and Mother Lode Flying Samaritans groups. Between LIS and the Flying Samaritans he has completed 121 clinic trips, averaging 7-8 trips per year. In addition and since 1991, Dr. Demshar performs vision exams at the St. Mary’s Interfaith Dining Room homeless shelter medical clinic in Stockton.


 Jack Epperson, PID

 Paul Wagner

Additional Officers


Chief Operations Officer

William F.Iannaccone, PID



Latin America Coordinator   Joel Gomez, PCC


Mexico Coordinator       Hector “Coy” Gonzales



4-C2                Jerry Coleman

                        Jaymie Kilgore

                        Mike Mathews

                        Graham Forder



4-C3                 Phillis Neitling

                         Carl Langhorst

                         Leanne Hamaji



4-C4                  Eleanor Britter

                          Verdie Thompson



4-C6                  Joe Pugliese

                          Linda Pugliese, 1st VDG

                          Larry Hildago



4-A2                  Victoria Baxter



4-L1                   Wayne Hoffmeyer      




District 46         Marcia Newyear

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