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Bill Howe
Executive Director

Overall Management of COA, AOA & COA Operations & Relations, Administration & Policy, Internal and External Entity Relations/Support, Interprofessional Relations, Legal matters, Society Relations/Support, project oversight, Strategic Planning.

Laurel O'Leary
Executive Assistant

Board of Trustees Liasion, Bylaws, Policy Resolutions, California Vision Foundation Board Liaison. Committee Liaison to: House of Delgates Commitee, Presidents' Council and Leadership Conference Commitee, Nominating Committee, Recognition Committee, Optometrist of the Year Committee.


Jodi Haas
Development Manager

COA, AOA & Local Society Membership Recruitment & Retention, Student Section Liaison, Member Benefits & Services, COA sponsorships, advertising and strategic. Committee Liaison: COA Membership Committee. 
(916) 266-5038

Jenny Peterson
Membership Coordinator

Membership Applications, Dues Estimates, Status Changes, Society Transfers, Student Membership Questions, Adjustment/Waiver/Extension Requests, Monthly Dues Report, Society Rosters. Committee Liaison: Dues Adjustment Subcommittee.
Kristine Shultz
Government Affairs Director
AOA Political Action Committee, Cal-OPAC, Government Affairs, Legislative Committe, Legislative Issues, LSCOA-PAC, Peer Review, Political Public Vision League/Legal Issues
(916) 266-5027

Julie Andrade
Grassroots Manager

Keyperson Program Coordination, Legislative Administration and Advocacy, Political Action Committee Administration, Internal and External Legislative Communications.






Lauren Sutherland
Legislative Coordinator

Member inquiries regarding practice of optometry issues, optometric licensure and practice issues, legislative administration.
(916) 266-5042

Kara Corches
External Relations Manager

Health Care Delivery Systems Committee, Internal and External Regulatory Communications, Third-Party Payer, Coalition Building.
(916) 266-5026

Sarah Harbin
Director of Education and Events 

Education and program development.
Committee Liaison: Education and Clinical Practice

Brenda Stewart
Education and Events Coordinator

Monterey Symposium and OptoWest Education Program Coordination, Exhibit Hall Booth Sales and Processing, Local Society Continuing Education Course Approval.

Rachael Van Cleave
Social Media & Communications Manager

California Optometry Magazine, Social Media, Publications, Communications committee liaison.


Louise McAtee
Director of Finance

  Financial Statement            Preparation, Bank      Reconciliation, Accounting  Process, Membership Dues  Billing, Dues Receivable,  Membership Account  Reconciliation, Membership  Dues Reports.
 (916) 266-5045
Tricia Sosa
Financial Accountant
Accounts Receivable, General Payment Processing, Accounting Process, Membership Dues Billing, Membership Account Reconciliation, Society Dues Disbursements.
(916) 266-5036

Mark Sira
Network Administrator

IMIS, COA Membership Database and Network Administrator, E-Mail, Internal staff IT support, Facilities Management, Voice Mail & Telephone Administration.


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