Council for Pediatric Vision

The Conexus Council for Pediatric Vision has been charged with reviewing and recommending protocols and policies relating to our public health and community program activities, guiding the continued delivery of our best practice comprehensive children’s vision programs.

The Council is comprised of professionals representing Ophthalmology, Optometry, Public Health, K-12 education,  early childhood education, and the Virginia House of Delegates.  

Additionally, Conexus maintains one of the largest, most “usable” data bases in the region on children’s vision programming and outcomes.  We are excited to work with the Council to use the valuable data to impact vision outcomes for our students.

Pictured (l to r) Ed Wortham, MD; Evan Silverstein, MD; Melissa Perry, Conexus Director of Programs and Public Health; Tim Gresham, Conexus President and CEO; Bo Pegram, OD; Margaret Meara, EdD; Katie Sloan, Smart Beginnings; Teresa Isom; RN, BSN. Not pictured, The Honorable Roxann Robinson, OD and member of Virginia House of Delegates.

Council Members


Bo Pegram, OD
Optometrist / Chairman, Conexus Board of Directors

Ed Wortham, MD 
Pediatric Ophthalmologist / Member, Conexus Board of Directors


Teresa Isom, RN, BSN
Public Health Nurse Supervisor, School Health Services, Chesterfield Co. Health Department

Margaret Meara, EdD
Superintendent, Powhatan County Public Schools, ret.

The Honorable Roxann Robinson, OD 
Optometrist / Member of VA House of Delegate

Evan Silverstein, MD 
Pediatric Ophthalmologist / Ass’t. Professor, VCU Department of Ophthalmology

Katie Sloan
Coordinator of Programs & Community Impact, Smart Beginnings Southeast VA

Tim Gresham 
President & CEO, Conexus

Melissa Perry 
Director of Community Programs & Public Health, Conexus