President

Andrew Kohn, OD

Dr. Andrew Kohn has served as the president of VOSH Illinois since 2016 but has been involved with the organization since his days as a student at Indiana University. He has participated in many VOSH trips, including international clinics to Guanajuato, Mexico City and Oaxaca. In addition to serving as president, Dr. Kohn is the owner of Wilmette Eye Care in the North Shore of Chicagoland.

Vice President

Abigail Gonsalves, OD

Dr. Gonsalves graduated from the Illinois College of Optometry in 2019. As a student, she was president of SVOSH. She attended a mission trip in Mexico City, and she enjoyed being able to offer eye care to communities that may not always have it easily accessible. She completed an Ocular Disease and Low Vision Rehabilitation residency at the Lexington Veterans Affair Medical Center in 2020. Dr. Gonsalves is currently practicing in the Chicagoland area. She currently serves as the Vice President of VOSH IL. She is passionate about bringing eye care to all communities and looking forward to attending more mission trips. 

Immediate Past President

Tracy Matchinski, OD

Dr. Matchinski graduated from the Illinois College of Optometry in 1995 and a Vision Rehabilitation residency at the William Feinbloom Low Vision Rehabilitation Center of the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 1996.  She practices optometry at both The Chicago Lighthouse for the Blind and the Illinois College of Optometry and specializes in the practice of Vision Rehabilitation.  Dr. Matchinski is an Associate Profession, a Low Vision Diplomate of the American Academy of Optometry and a past president of both VOSH Illinois and VOSH/International.  Dr. Matchinski has been active with VOSH Illinois and VOSH/International since 2001 providing Humanitarian care and leadership in local and international vision clinics.  She strongly believes in the right to healthcare and ability to access affordable eyecare.   

Treasurer

Dieter Ruehrmund

Secretary

Jeni Kohn, OD