Glen Brindley has been a part of the COS since it’s beginning and has been a board member for many years and huge supporter of the society. With his recent passing on August 1, 2018, the board has recommended that the mentor program be named after him since he mentored so many ophthalmologists over his long career both in professional and spiritual ways. Dr. Brindley mentored so many doctors to become excellent ophthalmologists but also equally to become better husbands, wives or followers of Christ.
The Bible declares that mentor-ship simply cannot be ignored and there are many stories about the importance of sharing what you know with someone else. Jesus Himself did this throughout His ministry with His disciples. (see link) Within our field, it is very important that we demonstrate the younger generation the qualities of servant leadership, transparency, humbleness and faithfulness.
As we reflect on the legacy that Glen has left the COS, we recognize that ultimately Glen was an incredible example of what a mentor should be. If you are interested in possibly becoming a “COS Glen Mentor” or in finding a mentor through this program, please fill out the form below.