Jeffrey A. Gonnason, O.D. is a partially retired doctor of optometry in private practice in Anchorage at Summit Eye Care. As a strong supporter of education, he was a founding director of The CIRI Foundation in 1982, and currently serves as Chair of that Board. He has also in the past been the President and Legislative Chair of the Alaska Optometric Association and Alaska representative for the American Optometric Association, and served on the Alaska State Optometry Board under two different Governors. Dr. Gonnason has served on the CIRI Board since 2006.