Welcome to Our New ABO Ambassadors!

July 17, 2023
Top row: Damien Delzer, O.D.; Dori Carlson, O.D.; Emily Love, O.D.
Second row: Eunice Myung Lee, O.D.; Laryn Adams, O.D.; Regina Strand, O.D.
Third row: Mark Eltis; O.D.; Steven Santos, O.D.; Vissett Sun, O.D.
Bottom row: Zeddie Cantrell, O.D.

ABO is a small staff organization, and we rely on volunteers to help us spread awareness, answer questions from potential candidates and assist with gathering information and sharing feedback. In 2015 we began a State and School Ambassador program to help us reach our fellow ODs on a local and personal level. We greatly appreciate the contributions of our Ambassadors and are pleased to welcome several new Ambassadors in 2023 to help promote board certification throughout the profession!

Damien Delzer, O.D.

Alaska
Optometry School: The Ohio State University College of Optometry
Diplomate since 2014
Interesting fact: An avid outdoorsman, Dr. Delzer has practiced in Alaska for over 30 years.  He is the immediate past chair of the State Board of Examiners in Optometry and the President-elect of the Alaska Optometric Association

Dori Carlson, O.D.

North Dakota
Optometry School: Pacific University College of Optometry
Diplomate since 2011
Interesting fact: I graduated in 2020 with my Masters in Leadership.

Emily Love, O.D.

Georgia
Optometry School: University of Alabama College of Optometry
Diplomate since 2018
Interesting fact:  Outside of clinic, you will literally find me “outside.” Either hanging in the backyard, gardening herbs and vegetables, or bird hunting. 

Eunice Myung Lee, O.D.

Southern College of Optometry at Marshall B. Ketchum University
Optometry School: Southern College of Optometry at Marshall B. Ketchum University
Diplomate since 2014
Interesting fact: I was a music major in college, and I love to travel.

Laryn Adams, O.D.

Association of Armed Forces and Federal Optometric Forces
Optometry School: Indiana University School of Optometry
Diplomate since 2014
Interesting fact: I’m newly married, and my husband and I have 2 spoiled dachshunds. In my free time, I enjoy crafting, traveling, fishing, and kayaking.

Regina Strand, O.D.

Connecticut
Optometry School: New England College of Optometry
Diplomate since 2013
Interesting fact: I have been in practice for 39 years! I enjoy general practice with a side specialty of low vision. I am a wife, mother and now grandmother of identical twin boys!

Mark Eltis, O.D.

Canada
Optometry School: University of Waterloo School of Optometry and Vision Science
Diplomate since 2014
Interesting fact: I have travelled to almost 50 countries and all the Disney parks in the world.

Steven Santos, O.D.

Rhode Island
Optometry School: New England College of Optometry
Diplomate since 2013
Interesting fact: I asked my wife what is interesting or fun about me and after saying that I was a royal pain for having to ask her that she said that I am a geek and like amateur astronomy. All of that is true…

Vissett Sun, O.D.

Texas
Optometry School University of Houston College of Optometry
Diplomate since 2011
Interesting fact: Inaugural Diplomate Class. Texas Optometric Association Board of Directors 

Zeddie Cantrell, O.D.

Oklahoma
Optometry School: Northeastern State University – Oklahoma College of Optometry
Diplomate since 2011
Interesting fact: Zeddie has been Bristow High School football announcer or also known as the “Voice of Hafer Field” for the last 15 years.  

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