Michael Picarella, Founder/Program Director
Michael spent his entire 30 year career dedicated to the field of ophthalmology and in particular, cataract surgery. He has worked and represented companies such as Allergan, IOLAB, Chiron Vision, Optos and Bausch+Lomb. Michael also spent some time as a Hospice Volunteer Coordinator and raised funds for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society through his participation and mentorship for Team and Training. Michael spent a year as a spokesperson for Genentech where he shared his personal experience with Rituxan for the treatment of aggressive lymphomas and was a guest speaker for Relay for Life. Michael launched Global Cataract Relief Foundation to pursue his passion for helping those in desperate need of ophthalmic services who have no access to medical care.
David R. White, Esq., Legal Counsel
David R. White, Jr. is a partner in the Fineman Krekstein & Harris firm’s corporate and tax law group. He concentrates his practice in tax-related planning, and transactional services for businesses and individuals as well as estate planning and estate and trust administration. He has lectured frequently on these subjects to a number of groups, including the National Business Institute, Philadelphia Tax Conference, Pennsylvania Bar Institute and Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Mr. White’s clients are corporate executives, professionals and family-business owners. His services include: negotiations concerning mergers, sales and acquisitions; strategic planning for start-up businesses; reviews of transactions for federal, state, and local tax consequences; active participation in tax planning for corporations, partnerships, individuals and non-profit organizations; designing of individual estate plans and trusts; interpretation of wills and trusts; and negotiations with IRS and state tax officials on a variety of tax matters.
Kathy Dean-Bradley, CPA, Treasurer
Kathy is a partner of Belfint Lyons Shuman (BLS), who specializes in serving small businesses, including professional and medical practices, high net worth individuals, estates & trusts, clergy, and nonprofit organizations. As a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor, Kathy has assisted in the development of training and education programs for the firm and clients. She regularly advises her client on the efficient and effective use of their accounting systems.
Kathy is also the Finance Chair and Board Member of the Chester County Community Foundation, Treasurer of the Kennet School PTO, and Board Member of the Chester County Estate Planning Council.
Brad Feldman, MD, Medical Advisor
Dr. Feldman is a board certified cornea fellowship trained ophthalmologist in private practice at the Philadelphia Eye Associates, on faculty at Wills Eye Hospital, and a clinical assistant professor at Thomas Jefferson University. At Wills Eye, Dr. Feldman serves as the founding director of the Wills Eye Center for Academic Global Ophthalmology, where he runs a global fellowship, resident international experiences, and international research collaborations. He is passionate about training domestically and abroad. In addition, Dr. Feldman teaches cornea, refractive, cataract, and complex anterior segment surgery at Wills Eye. He has been awarded both the coveted Advocacy and Golden Apple awards by the Wills Eye residents.
Dr. Feldman is the Secretary of Member Services of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Prior to taking on this role, he led the Academy’s EyeWiki® as Editor-in-Chief. He has served on several Academy committees, including the Young Ophthalmology committee, the Global Education and Outreach committee, and the Rotary Club Task Force.
Dr. Feldman received his medical doctorate degree with distinction in research from the University of Rochester in 2004. He completed his ophthalmology training at George Washington University. This was followed by a fellowship in cornea, external disease, and refractive surgery at Duke University. He is a proud father of twins.
Reed Kindermann, MD, Medical Advisor
W. Reed Kindermann, MD graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Rochester School of Medicine. He completed his Ophthalmology Residency at Wills Eye Hospital and attained fellowship training in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus under Drs. Robison Harley and Joseph Calhoun at Wills Eye Hospital. He completed additional training under noted cataract surgeons Charles Kelman of New York, the inventor of phacoemulsification; Turgut Hamdi of Wills Eye, member of the first team in America to implant an intraocular lens, and Oram Kline, the first surgeon in South Jersey to perform phacoemulsification.
Dr. Kindermann is the recipient of the coveted “Silver Tray” award presented yearly at the annual Wills Eye Conference. He has been an instructor in cataract surgery at Wills Eye and Cooper Hospital as well as many international forums. He has provided instruction in cataract surgery and provided surgical cataract surgeries in dozens of foreign countries.
Dr. Kindermann is a Board Certified ophthalmologist who holds dual appointments in the Cataract/Primary Eye Care and Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus. He developed a strong interest in cataract surgery during medical school. He first trained with his uncle in New York and later with Dr. Charles Kelman, the inventor of phacoemulsification and Dr. Turgut Hamdi, who participated in the implantation of the first intraocular lens in the United States in 1950.