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Executive Committee

  • Chair: Ron Seger, OD, FAAO
  • Jason Tu, OD
  • Ida Chung, OD, MSHE, FCOVD, FAAO
  • Staff Liaison: Bill Howe
 

Education and Clinical Practice Committee

  • Chair: Sara Chiu, OD
  • Melissa Barnett, OD, FAAO
  • Steve Ferrucci, OD, FAAO
  • Sarah Kochik, OD
  • Anne Mika Moy, OD, FAAO
  • Jonathan Ross, OD, MS
  • Dave Sendrowski, OD, FAAO
  • Board Liaison: Amanda Dexter, OD
  • Staff Liaison: Jennifer Watson

Finance Committee

  • Chair: Ida Chung, OD, FAAO, MSHE, FCOVD
  • Amanda Dexter OD, FAAO
  • Chris Gee OD
  • Jim Dallas, OD
  • Richard Hom, OD, PhD
  • Staff Liaison: Louise McAtee

Health Care Delivery Systems

  • Chair: David Ardaya, OD, MPH
  • Jackie Theis, OD
  • Jan Cooper, OD, FAAO
  • Diane Lee, OD
  • David Redman, OD
  • William Rogoway, OD, 
  • Suma Tiriveedhi, OD
  • Marina Rocchi, OD
  • Board Liaison: Richard Hom, OD, MPA, FAAO
  • Staff Liaison: Drew Kyler

Judicial Council

  • Chair: Ranjeet Bajwa, OD, FAAO, Dipl ABO
  • John Rosten, OD, MSc
  • Sage Hider, OD
  • Steve Minie, OD
  • Staff Liaison: Bill Howe

Legislation-Regulation Committee

  • Chair: David Redman, OD
  • Steve Minie, OD
  • Fred Dubick, OD, MBA, FAAO
  • Mark Nakano, OD
  • Jeff Garcia, OD
  • Lee Goldstein, OD, MPA
  • Robert Theaker, OD
  • Board Liaison: Jason Tu, OD
  • Staff Liaison: Kristine Shultz

Membership Committee

  • Chair: Nicole Kohan, OD
  • Jazzi Junge, OD
  • Brandon Friedman, OD
  • Melissa Moore Jessop, OD
  • Michael Mendoza, OD
  • Will To
  • Steven Wang, OD
  • Trevor Fogg, OD
  • Board Liaison: Brian Park, OD
  • Staff Liaisons: Jodi Haas and Jenny Peterson

Presidents’ Council Planning Committee

  • Co-Chair: Candi Kimura, OD
  • Co-Chair: Erin Swift, OD, FAAO
  • Maria Magana, OD
  • Mathew Wong, OD
  • Sarah Kochik
  • Edwin Wu
  • Staff Liaison: Bill Howe

Sponsored Services Committee

  • Chair: Eileen Linder, OD
  • Meredith Whiteside, OD, FAAO
  • Brandon Friedman, OD
  • Rachelle Lin, OD
  • Willa Hisle, OD
  • Fabian Corona, OD
  • Board Liaison: Richard Hom, OD, PhD, MPA
  • Staff Liaison: Bill Howe

Speaker of the House of Delegates 2019

  • Speaker (elected by HOD): Sage Hider, OD
  • Vice-Speaker (elected by HOD): Steve Minie, OD 
  • Staff Liaison: Laurel O'Leary

Cal-OPAC

  • Chair: Movses D'Janbatian, OD
  • Vice-Char: Dick Baker, OD
  • Tommy Lim, OD
  • Rod Lum, OD
  • Steve Langsford, OD
  • Board Liaison: Candi Kimura, OD
  • Staff Liaison: Kristine Shultz and Julie Andrade

LSCOA-PAC

  • Chair: Arthur Low, OD
  • David Ardaya, OD
  • Trevor Fogg, OD
  • Corey Hodes, OD
  • Christopher Kavanaugh, OD
  • Paul Lin, OD
  • Philip Smith, OD
  • Board Liaison: Christopher Gee, OD
  • Staff Liaison: Kristine Shultz and Julie Andrade

Nominating Committee

  • Chair: Steve Minie, OD
  • Vice-Chair: Sage Hider, OD
  • ACCOS (20) Page Yarwood
  • COS (20) Blair Ball
  • MBOS (20) Trevor Fogg
  • RHOS (21) Fabian Corona
  • SDCOS (21) W. Joe Gavin
  • SJOS (21): TBA
  • Alt. LACOS: B.G. Shily
  • Alt. IEOS: Munish Sharma
  • Staff Liaison: Laurel O'Leary

Great Western Council of Optometry Director

  • Liaison: Hilary Hawthorne, OD

Low Vision Rehabilitation Section (LVRS)

  • Chair: Rachelle Lin, OD
  • Vice-Chair: Sarah Wolff, OD
  • Secretary-Treasurer: Gloria Wu, OD
  • Board Liaison: 
  • Staff Liaison: Bill Howe

COA Optometric Student Section Coordinating Council

  • Chair: Alyssa Pack (SCCO)
  • Vice-Chair: Sharon Heng (UCB)
  • Secretary-Treasurer: Haris Mirza (WUCO)
  • Board Liaison: Ida Chung, OD, MSHE, FCOVD, FAAO
  • Staff Liaison: Jodi Haas

Optometrist of the Year Committee

  • Chair: Robert Theaker, OD
  • David Redman, OD
  • Jim Dallas, OD
  • Staff Liaison: Laurel O'Leary
 

California Vision Foundation Board of Directors

  • President: Page Yarwood, OD, MS, FAAO
  • Immediate Past-President: John Larcabal, OD 
  • Timothy Ng
  • Sage Hider, OD
  • Rebecca Kammer, OD 
  • Jennifer Ong, OD
  • Maureen Powers, PhD, FAAO
  • David Turestsky, OD
  • Board Liaison:Amanda Dexter, OD, FAAO
  • Staff Liaison: Bill Howe

Public Vision League (PVL)

  • President: Fred Dubick, OD, MBA, FAAO
  • Vice-President: Hilary Hawthorne, OD
  • Secretary-Treasurer: John Rosten, OD, MSc
  • Scott Daly, OD
  • Movses D'Janbatian, OD
  • Sage Hider, OD
  • Staff Liaison: Kristine Shultz
  • Legal Counsel: William A. Gould, Esq.

Recognition Subcommittee

  • Chair: Barry Weissman, OD, Phd, FAAO
  • Steve Minie, OD
  • Sage Hider, OD

Advisory Committee

  • TBD by speaker

Additional Liaisons

Bay Area Optometric Council    
Board Liaison:  Christopher Gee, OD
     
     
Alameda/Contra Costa Counties Jasmine Jung, OD
Board Liaison: Christopher Gee, OD
     
Cahuilla Blair Ball, OD
Board Liaison: Erin Swift, OD, FAAO
     
Central California Michael Mendoza, OD
Board Liaison: Brian Park, OD
     
Golden Empire Marina Rocchi, OD
Board Liaison: Amanda Dexter, OD, FAAO
     
Humboldt-Del Norte Marcus Appy, OD
Board Liaison: Christopher Gee, OD
     
Imperial County Christopher  Wright, OD
Board Liaison: Candi Kimura, OD
     
Inland Empire: Munish Sharma, MD, OD, FAAP
Board Liaison: Jason Tu, OD
     
Kern  Janae Vance, OD
Board Liaison: Candi Kimura, OD
     
Los Angeles B.G. Shily, OD
Board Liaison: Candi Kimura, OD
     
Mojave Desert Glenn Hiura, OD
Board Liaison: Erin Swift, OD, FAAO
     
     
Monterey Bay Jennifer  Buell, OD
Board Liaison: Erin Swift, OD, FAAO
     
Orange County Rachelle Lin, OD, MS, FAAO
Board Liaison: Candi Kimura, OD
     
Redwood Empire Bruce Ambramson, OD
Board Liaison: Ranjeet Bajwa, OD, FAAO, Dipl ABO
     
Rio Hondo Rich Yang
Board Liaison: Ida Chung, OD, MSHE, FCOVD, FAAO
     
Sacramento Valley Jonathan Ross, OD, MS
Board Liaison: Brian Park, OD
     
San Diego Michael Morgan, OD
Board Liaison: Jason Tu, OD
     
San Fernando Valley Francisca Escobar, OD
Board Liaison: Jason Tu, OD
     
San Francisco Mathew Enos, OD
Board Liaison: Richard Hom, OD, PhD, MPA
     
San Gabriel Valley Edwin Wu, OD
Board Liaison: Ida Chung, OD, MSHE, FCOVD, FAAO
     
San Joaquin Vikram S. Girn, OD
Board Liaison: Brian Park, OD
     
San Mateo County Matthew Wong, OD
Board Liaison: Amanda Dexter, OD, FAAO
     
Santa Clara County Richard Tom, OD
Board Liaison: Richard Hom, OD, PhD
     
South Bay Amanda Powers, OD
Board Liaison: Amanda Dexter, OD, FAAO
     
Tri-County Steve Langsford, OD
Board Liaison: Ranjeet Bajwa, OD, FAAO, Dipl ABO
     
Tulare-Kings Donald Stover, OD
Board Liaison: Ranjeet Bajwa, OD, FAAO, Dipl ABO
     
MBKU Eric J. Borsting, OD, MSEd, FAAO, FCOVD, Interim
Board Liaison: Ron Seger, OD, FAAO
     
UCBSO John G. Flanagan, PhD, DSc(hon)
Board Liaison: Ron Seger, OD, FAAO
     
WUHS Elizabeth Hoppe, OD, MPH, DrPH, Founding Dean
Board Liaison: Ron Seger, OD, FAAO

 

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