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Barbara L. Reiss, OD

Chair Austin, Texas (Appointed by American Academy of Optometry) Dr. Reiss retired from private practice after working for many years in an ophthalmology practice in Huntington, N.Y., where she specialized in contact lenses. For one semester, she served as clinical assistant professor at UIW Rosenberg School of Optometry, mentoring fourth-year students who worked in an Read More …

Erich A. Hinel, OD

Vice Chair Cincinnati, Ohio (Appointed by American Optometric Student Association) Dr. Hinel became an American Board of Optometry Diplomate in January 2014.  He practices at the Cincinnati Eye Institute, where he completed a residency in ocular disease before joining the staff.  He attended The Ohio State University for optometry school, and completed a master’s degree Read More …

Paul A. Hodge, OD, FAAO

Secretary Allegan, Michigan (Appointed by the American Optometric Association) Dr. Hodge is a 1985 graduate of the Michigan College of Optometry and became an American Board of Optometry Diplomate in July 2011.  He has been a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry since 2000. Hodge served as president of the Michigan Optometric Association from Read More …

R. Scott Wooley, OD

Treasurer Flora, Illinois (At-Large Member) Dr. Wooley has owned Precision EyeCare Center in Flora, Ill., for 26 years. He became an American Board of Optometry Diplomate in 2011. He graduated from Illinois College of Optometry in 1988, and completed an internship at the Great Lakes Naval Base in Chicago.  Wooley is a past president of Read More …

Michael D. Gerstner, OD

Memphis, Tennessee (At-Large Member) Dr. Gerstner is a 1997 graduate of the Southern College of Optometry, and completed a residency in ocular disease at Southern Eye Associates in Memphis. He earned his bachelor of science degree in biology from Indiana University in 1993. He currently serves as an associate professor and chief of the Advanced Read More …

Jackson K. Lau, OD

Beverly Hills, California (Appointed by the American Optometric Association) Dr. Lau is a graduate of the State University of New York College of Optometry, and is in private practice in Beverly Hills, Calif. His areas of focus are pediatrics and specialty contact lenses.  He is currently an adjunct clinical professor for the New England College Read More …

John P. McGuire, MS, MHA, CPA

St. Louis, Missouri (Public Member) Mr. McGuire is a retired hospital executive with extensive experience in health-care operations and finance. He is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives, and the Healthcare Financial Management Association, where he served as National Chairman. Mr. McGuire has been an active participant in professional, civic, and volunteer Read More …

Robert P. Nyre, OD

Minot, North Dakota (At-Large Member) Dr. Nyre is a graduate of Illinois College of Optometry, and is in private practice in Minot, N.D.  He is president of the North Dakota Optometric Association, and a past president of the North Central States Optometric Council.  He is a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, and retired from the Read More …

Katherine M. Mastrota, MS, OD, FAAO

Brooklyn, New York (Appointed by American Academy of Optometry) Katherine M. Mastrota is a 1989 graduate of SUNY Optometry and its 2007 Alumna of the Year. Dr. Mastrota is Program Chair of the Anterior Segment Section of the American Academy of Optometry. She is a Contributing Editor to Contact Lens Spectrum, Optometry Times and the Read More …

Stanley Woo, OD, MS, MBA

Fullerton, California (Appointed by Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry) Dr. Woo has served as the Dean of Southern California College of Optometry (SCCO) at Marshall B. Ketchum University since 2013, and holds the rank of professor.  Dr. Woo’s leadership team is embarking on an ambitious project to incorporate interprofessional education and collaborative practice Read More …

Mindabeth Jacobs, OD

Atlanta, Georgia (At-Large Member) Dr. Jacobs completed her residency in 2003 and is in private practice in Atlanta, Georgia. Her primary focus is pediatrics. Dr. Jacobs has authored several articles on diagnosis, treatment, and management of diseases of the eye and has served as Chair of Item Writing for the American Board of Optometry since 2011. She is Read More …

James M. Vaught, OD

Interim Executive Director Conway, South Carolina Dr. Vaught is a graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry, and is in private practice in Conway, S.C.  He was president of the South Carolina Optometric Physicians Association from 2009 to 2010, his second time serving in that capacity.  He is a board member Read More …