Ad Hoc Committees and Task Forces

2013-2014 Ad Hoc Committees and Task Forces

ACADEMIC RESEARCH COMMITTEE

General Program Areas: Research training, program development, data collection and information resource, and liaison to the AOA Council on Research.

Committee Members:
Dr. Rod Nowakowski – UABSO, Chair
Dr. Joseph Bonanno – IUSO
Dr. Patricia Sanchez-Diaz – RSO
Dr. Patricia Cisarik – SCO

Liaison:
Ms. Joanne Zuckerman – ASCO Staff

 

AUDIT COMMITTEE

General Program Areas: Proactive oversight of the Association’s financial and compliance reporting process, the external audit process, and financial controls.

Committee Members:
Dr. Arol Augsburger – ICO, Chair
Mr. Bruce Bernier – NECO
Dr. Larry Davis – UMSL
Dr. Rodney Nowakowski – UAB

Liaisons: 
Mr. Marty Wall – ASCO Staff
Ms. Susan Hughes, CPA – ASCO Accountant

JOINT PROJECT TEAM ON FURTHER DEVELOPING A ROBUST, DIVERSE, AND HIGHLY QUALIFIED NATIONAL APPLICANT POOL

General Program Areas: Developing of a robust, diverse, and highly qualified national applicant pool.

Committee Members:
Dr. Doug Penisten – NSUOCO (ASCO), Chair
Dr. Michael Bacigalupi – NOVA (AOA)
Dr. Mark Colip – ICO (AOA/ASCO)
Dr. Barbara Horn – (AOA)
Dr. Jane Ann Munroe – SCCO (ASCO)

Advisors:
Mr. Marty Wall – ASCO
Ms. Susan Thomas – AOA

Liaison:
Ms. Paige Pence – ASCO Staff

 

OptomCAS COMMITTEE

General Program Areas: Development and implementation of a centralized application service for optometry in conjunction with Liaison International, Inc.

Committee Members:
Dr. Lorraine Voorhees - SCCO, Chair
Ms. Marie Anderson – WUCO
Ms. Kristine Benne – RSO
Ms. Sally Haltom – OSU
Mr. Mike Robertson – SCO

Liaison:
Ms. Paige Pence, ASCO Staff

 

ORMatch COMMITTEE

General Program Areas: Development and implementation on an optometry residency matching program in conjunction with National Matching Services, Inc.

Committee Members:
Dr. Douglas Hoffman – NECO, Chair
Dr. Karen Fern – UHCO
Dr. David Loshin – NOVA
Dr. Wes DeRosier – NSUOCO
Dr. Timothy Messer – VA
Dr. Scott Slagle – VA
Dr. Stacia Yaniglos – VA

Liaisons:
Ms. Paige Pence – ASCO Staff
Mr. Elliott Peranson – NMS
Mr. Jonah Peranson – NMS
 

RESOLUTIONS COMMITTEE

General Program Areas: Draft and propose resolutions recognizing and honoring outstanding individuals and organizations in optometric education and outside the profession who have contributed significantly to the optometric education enterprise.

Committee Members:
Dr. Larry Davis – UMSL, Co-Chair
Dr. Linda Casser – PCO, Co-Chair

Liaison:
Ms. Desiree Ifft – ASCO Managing Editor
Ms. Telethia R. Owens – ASCO Staff

 

CAC-RAC TASK FORCE ON ADVANCED COMPETENCIES

General Program Areas: Research the concept of advanced competency in optometry in order to better understand what advance competency is and might become and what role, if any, ASCO should play.

Committee Members:
Dr. Neil A. Pence - IUSO, Chair
Dr. Kathy Pace – SUNY
Dr. Scott Slagle – VA
Dr. Judy Tong – SCCO

Liason:
Ms. Carol Brubaker – ASCO Staff
 

INTERPROFESSIONAL EDUCATION TASK FORCE

General Program Areas: Examining educational strategies of other health care professions; identifying best practices; developing a list of consultants; developing a grant funding process for demonstration projects; seeking industry support; develop, share/recommend strategies incorporating interprofessional education into curricula; monitoring federal activities and funding opportunities.

Task Force Members:
Dr. Jennifer Smythe – PUCO, Chair and ASCO President
Dr. John Baker – ICO
Dr. Barry Fisch – NECO
Dr. Elizabeth Hoppe – WUCO
Dr. John Nishimoto – SCCO
Dr. Melissa Vitek – PCO

Liaison:
Ms. Joanne Zuckerman – ASCO Staff
 

OAT TASK FORCE

General Program Areas: Advising the American Dental Association (ADA) on the further development and enhancement of the OAT exam.

Task Force Members:
Dr. Lewis Reich – SCO, Chair
Dr. Linda Casser – PCO

Liaison: 
Ms. Paige Pence – ASCO Staff
 

SUMMER INSTITUTE FOR FACULTY DEVELOPMENT AND FUTURE FACULTY PROGRAM TASK FORCE

General Program Areas: Develop programs helping faculty graduates gain the knowledge and skills necessary to enhance their success in an optometric academic environment as career-long, productive faculty members.

SIFD Task Force Members:
Dr. David Damari – MCO, Co-Chair
Dr. Shilpa Register – OSU, Co-Chair

FFP Task Force Members:
Dr. Joan Portello – SUNY, Co-Chair
Dr. Jeff Walline – OSU, Co-Chair

Liaison:
Ms. LaShawn Sidbury - ASCO Staff