Ryan B. Rush, M.D. – President
Dr. Ryan Rush is a board certified ophthalmologist and fellowship-trained retina specialist with Southwest Retina Specialists in Amarillo, TX since 2011. He earned a college degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 2000 and a medical degree from Texas Tech University School of Medicine in 2004. He completed an ophthalmology residency at Tulane University in New Orleans in 2008. Dr. Rush then completed a medical retina fellowship at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami in 2009, followed by surgical retina fellowships at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston in 2010 and the Sydney Eye Hospital in Sydney, Australia in 2011. He is married to Christi and they have one son, Ash.
J. Avery Rush, III, M.D. – Vice President
Dr. Avery Rush is a board-certified ophthalmologist with Rush Eye Associates in Amarillo, TX since its founding in 2011. He graduated college from the University of Texas at Austin in 1972 and earned a medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in 1976. He completed his ophthalmology residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio in 1980. Dr. Rush specializes in cataract and refractive surgery and has performed over 40,000 cataract surgeries and over 25,000 refractive surgeries during his years in private practice in Amarillo, TX. He has three sons, Jave, Ryan, and Sloan, and one daughter, Hayden, and is married to Dana.
C. Alan McCarty, M.D. – Compliance Officer
Dr. Alan McCarty is a board-certified ophthalmologist with Panhandle Eye Group in Amarillo, TX since 2004. He graduated college from West Texas A&M University in 1996 and earned a medical degree from Texas Tech University School of Medicine in 2000. He completed his ophthalmology residency at Penn State Medical Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania in 2004. Dr. McCarty is a comprehensive ophthalmologist and specializes in cataract surgery. He is married to Cortney and they have two sons, Aaron and Jameson, and one daughter, Riley.
Jon Kohler, M.A. – Treasurer
Mr. Jon Kohler is the executive director of the Bible Chair of the Southwest and an instructor of Religion and Philosophy at Amarillo College since 2002. He graduated college from Ozark Christian College in 2000 and earned a Masters of Biblical and Theological studies from Wheaton College in 2002. He is married to Macy and they have two sons, Ben and Wyatt, and one daughter, Claire.
John Mozola, J.D. – Secretary
Mr. John Mozola is an attorney and law partner with Mullin, Hoard, and Brown in Amarillo, TX. He specializes in civil litigation. He graduated college from the University of Texas at Austin in 1970 and earned a law degree from the University Of Texas School Of Law in 1973. Mr. Mozola has two daughters, Erin and Jaime, and three grandchildren.