Board of Directors
Dr. Andrew Leitzel has nearly two decades of experience in the optometric industry. He is Owner/Partner of a multi-location primary eye care practice in central Pennsylvania. Dr. Leitzel is an active member of the Pennsylvania Optometric Association and past president of the central Pennsylvania Optometric Association. In 2017, he was awarded by his peers the prestigious Pennsylvania Optometrist of the Year Award.
From 2008- 2012, Dr. Leitzel served as Director and Chairman of the Board for Tri-County Association for the Blind. While presiding over the board, he strategically planned, organized and successfully launched the Vision Rehab Center (VRC). VRC is a low vision rehab center that harmoniously unites the specialty care of a low vision center with social and occupational rehabilitation services to meet the needs of those who suffer from low vision. In addition, Dr. Leitzel played an integral role in the rebranding of Tri-County Association for the Blind. Today, it is known as Vision Resources of Central Pennsylvania (VROCP).
Dr. Leitzel was elected to the PA Vision Foundation in 2014, and was named Executive Director of the PA Vision Foundation in January 2017. He is responsible for overseeing daily operations, program developments, strategic planning and board administration. Dr. Leitzel has a strong passion for serving those less fortunate and vast experience in the non-profit sector, which will help drive the success of the Foundation.
Dr. Leitzel resides in central Pennsylvania with his wife, two children and their dog, Elle. In his free time, he enjoys boating, skiing, biking, sporting clays and of course, spending time with his family.
Volunteers in Medicine Wilkes-Barre recognized The PA Vision Foundation with its “2019 Outstanding Community Partner Award." This award is given to volunteers and supporters that have gone above and beyond to assist the nonprofit organization in accomplishing its mission of providing free healthcare to the working uninsured, low income families in their community.
Pennsylvania Optometric Association recognized the PA Vision foundation with its Highest Service Award; the “ 2020 William Van Essen Award”. This award is given once a year to an individual or organization who has made significant efforts to advance and promote vision care in Pennsylvania.