Bear Givers Board Members

Joseph B. Sprung: Chairman and Founder

Diane Lempert: Director/President

Dr. Richard Katzin: Director/Secretary/Treasurer

Dr. Katzin practices ophthalmology part-time in Waterbury, Connecticut, after having sold his Group Practice in 2006. He also had a Private Practice of Ophthalmology in New York City from 1980 to 1993. Dr. Katzin received a B.A. from Harvard College in 1968 and his M.D. from the Case Western Reserve School of Medicine in 1972. He completed his Psychiatry Residency at the University Hospitals of Cleveland, and his Ophthalmology Residency at the Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital. He was also a Medical Officer at Fitzsimmons Army Medical Center for three years.