Ad Hoc Committees and Task Forces

2016-2017 Ad Hoc Committees and Task Forces (in alphabetical order)

ACADEMIC RESEARCH COMMITTEE (ARC)

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

Members:
Dr. Joseph Bonanno – IUSO, Chair
Dr. John Flanagan – UCB
Dr. Wendy Harrison, AZCOPT
Dr. Yi Pang, ICO
Dr. Jeff Walline – OSU
Dr. Bin Zhang – NOVA

Liaison:
Ms. Joanne Zuckerman – ASCO Staff

 

AUDIT COMMITTEE (AC)

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

Members:
Dr. Earl Smith – UHCO, Chair
Dr. Roger Boltz – UHCO
Dr. Elizabeth Hoppe, WUCO
Dr. David Loshin – NOVA
Dr. Clifford Scott, NECO

Liaisons: 
Ms. Dawn Mancuso – ASCO Executive Director
Ms. Susan Hughes, CPA – ASCO Accountant

COMMITTEE FOR SUB-SPECIALIZATION IN LOW VISION REHABILITATION (CSLVR)

General Program Areas: Study of the need and mechanisms for development of an optometric sub-specialization in low vision rehabilitation.

Members:
Dr. Stanley Woo – SCCO, Chair
Dr. Dawn DeCarlo – UABSO
Dr. Roanne Flom – OSU
Dr. Elli Kolbaum – IUSO
Dr. David Lewerenz – Univ of CO School of Medicine
Dr. Richard Madonna – SUNY

Liaison: 
Ms. Carol Brubaker – ASCO Staff

COMMUNICATIONS TASK FORCE (COM TF)

General Program Areas: Provide counsel, support and recommendations to the ASCO staff and Board of Directors on designing and implementing the Association’s communications plan.

Members (Chair TBD):
Ms. Sarah Cupples – OSU
Ms. Margaret Garcia – UIWRSO
Mr. Jim Hollified – SCO
Mr. Joe Lang – PUCO
Ms. Katie Santos-Coy – SCCOMBKU

Liaison:
Ms. Kim O’Sullivan – ASCO Staff

FUTURE FACULTY PROGRAM TASK FORCE (FFP TP)

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

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

Liaison:
Ms. LaShawn Sidbury – ASCO Staff

 

INTERPROFESSIONAL EDUCATION AND COLLABORATIVE PRACTICE COMMITTEE (IPECP)

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.

Members:
Dr. Tony Cavallerano – NECO, Chair
Dr. Elli Kollbaum – IUSO
Dr. Richard Madonna – SUNY
Dr. Diana Shechtman – NOVA
Dr. David Troilo – SUNY
Dr. Valerie Wren – WUCO
Dr. Melissa Zarn – SCO

Liaison:
Ms. Joanne Zuckerman – ASCO Staff
Ms. LaShawn Sidbury – ASCO Staff
Dr. John Nishimoto – ASCO Liasion to IPC

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

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

Members:
Dr. Lewis Reich – SCO, Chair
Dr. Gui Albieri – SUNY
Dr. Michael Bacigalupi – NOVA (AOA)
Dr. Melissa Bailey – OSU (ASCO)
Dr. Mark Colip – ICO (ASCO)
Dr. Bob Layman – (AOA)

Liaison:
Ms. Paige Pence – ASCO Staff (primary)
Ms. Kim O’Sullivan – ASCO Staff

OAT TASK FORCE (OAT TF)

General Program Areas: Guiding the development and administration of a quality entrance examination for optometry schools and colleges; working with the American Dental Association (ADA) on the further development and enhancement of the OAT exam.

Members:
Dr. David Damari – MCO, Co-Chair
Dr. Sephanie Messner – ICO

Liaison: 
Ms. Paige Pence – ASCO Staff
 

OptomCAS COMMITTEE (OCC)

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

Members:
Mr. Mike Robertson – SCO, Chair
Ms. Eryn Kraning – SCCOMBKU
Ms. Monica Maisto – PCO
Mr. Nick Palisch – UMSL
Mr. Lyle Tate – UHCO

Liaison:
Ms. Paige Pence – ASCO Staff

 

ORMatch COMMITTEE (ORMC)

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

Members:
Dr. Scott W. Slagle – Salem, Virginia VA Med Ctr, Chair (VA Rep)
Dr. Diane Adamcyzk – SUNY, Vice Chair (ASCO Rep)
Dr. Jeffrey Joy – Salisbury, NC VA Med Ctr (VA Rep)
Dr. Deana Lum – Fresno, CA Med Ctr (VA Rep)
Dr. Nicole Quinn – NECO (ASCO Rep)
Dr. Judy Tong – SCCOMBKU (ASCO Rep)

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

PARTNERSHIP ENDOWMENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE (PEAC)

General Program Areas: Provides counsel and recommendations to the Board of Directors on implementing the agreement establishing the Partnership Endowment as revised by the Board of Directors.

Members:
Dr. Larry Davis – UMSL, Chair
Dr. Roger Boltz – UHCO
Dr. Janice Scharre – Salus/PCO
Dr. Stanley Woo – SCCOMBKU

Liaison:
Ms. Christine Armstrong – ASCO Staff (primary)
Ms. Susan Hughes, CPA – ASCO Accountant

RESOLUTIONS COMMITTEE (RC)

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.

Members:
Dr. Arol Augsburger – ICO, Co-Chair
Dr. David Loshin – NOVA, Co-Chair

Liaison:
Ms. Sara Lau – ASCO Staff (primary)
Ms. Kim O’Sullivan – ASCO Staff
Ms. Dawn Mancuso – ASCO Executive Director

STRATEGIC PLANNING COMMITTEE (SPC)

General Program Areas: Guide the Board of Directors through the development of a new, comprehensive strategic plan.

Members:
Dr. Karla Zadnik – OSU, Chair
Dr. Jennifer Coyle – PUCO
Dr. David Damari – MCO
Dr. Larry Davis – UMSL
Dr. David Heath – SUNY
Dr. Lewis Reich – SCO

Liaison: 
Ms. Dawn Mancuso – ASCO Executive Director

SUMMER INSTITUTE FOR FACULTY DEVELOPMENT TASK FORCE (SIFD TF)

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

Members:
Dr. Tiffenie Harris, WUCO
Dr. Janice Scharre, PCO

Liaison:
Ms. LaShawn Sidbury – ASCO Staff