Standing Committees

2015-2016 Standing Committees

ACADEMIC AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

General Program Areas: Curriculum, faculty, teaching methods, research and evaluation.

Committee Members:  
Dr. Kelly Nichols – UABSO, Chair
Dr. Joshua Baker – AZCOPT
Dr. Scott Cooper – PUCO
Dr. Lewis Reich – SCO
Dr. Tammy Than – UABSO
Dr. David Troilo – SUNY

Liaison: 
Ms. Carol Brubaker – ASCO Staff

 

CLINICAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

General Program Areas: Clinical education, clinical administration, clinical services, externship programs, clinical research and program development.

Committee Members: 
Dr. Donald Jarnigan – AZCOPT, Chair
Dr. Patricia Henderson – IUSO
Dr. Vinita Henry – USML
Dr. Chris Lievens – SCO
Dr. Richard Madonna – SUNY
Dr. Dominick L. Opitz – ICO

Liaisons:
Ms. Carol Brubaker – ASCO Staff
Mr. Richard Stroud – CD/A SIG Liasion, UAB

DIVERSITY AND CULTURAL COMPETENCY COMMITTEE

General Program Areas: Promoting ethnic and cultural diversity; and by supporting member institutions’ embracement of diversity in their practices and programs as it embodies the idea of an open and multicultural society.

Committee Members:
Dr. Larry Davis – UMSL, Chair
Dr. Gary Chu – NECO
Dr. Keisha Elder – UMSL
Dr. Maria Liu, UCB
Dr. Srihari Narayanan – RSO
Dr. Janene Sims – UABSO

Liaison:
Ms. Carol Brubaker – ASCO Staff

 

GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

General Program Areas: Legislative and governmental aspects of optometric education.

Committee Members:
Dr. Lori Grover – Salus PCO, Chair
Dr. Ryan Fenska – NSUOCO
Dr. Elizabeth Hoppe – WUCO
Dr. Clifford Scott, NECO

Dr. Richard Soden – SUNY
Dr. Jim Venable, SCO

Liaisons:
Ms. Alicia Kerry Mica – AOA Staff Liaison
Dr. Jennifer Coyle, AOA FRC Liaison

FINANCIAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

General Program Areas: Fiscal policies of the association, including budgeting and investments.

Committee Members: 
Dr. Elizabeth Hoppe – WUCO, Secretary-Treasurer, Chair
Dr. David Damari – MCO
Mr. Don Kates, CPA – Salus PCO
Dr. Mark Swanson – UABSO
Dr. Timothy Wingert – RSO
Mr. James Wood, OSU

Liaisons:
Ms. Dawn Mancuso, ASCO Executive Director
Ms. Susan Hughes, CPA – ASCO Accountant
Ms. Kathy Shipley, Graystone Consulting/Morgan Stanley

  

NOMINATING AND AWARDS COMMITTEE

General Program Areas: Identification of individuals to serve in the elected positions of ASCO; oversee and implement ASCO Awards program; recommend new Association Awards; to nominate individuals for ASCO Awards.

Committee Members:
Dr. Jennifer Coyle – PUCO, Chair
Dr. Arol Augsburger – ICO
Dr. Larry Davis – UMSL
Dr. David Heath, SUNY
Dr. David Loshin – NOVA

Liaisons:
Ms. Dawn Mancuso, ASCO Executive Director
Ms. Sara Lau – ASCO Staff


INTERNATIONAL OPTOMETRIC EDUCATION COMMITTEE

General Program Areas: Relationships, projects, and policies related to international education and the global promotion of the profession.

Committee Members:
Dr. Andres Pagan – IAUPR, Chair
Dr. Janet Leasher – NOVA
Dr. Tracy Matchinski – ICO
Dr. Stanley Woo – SCCOMBKU
Dr. Jeffrey Perotti – IUSO
Dr. Jeff Philpott – SUNY

Liaisons:
Dr. Hector Santiago, IAUPR – IOE SIG Chair
Ms. LaShawn Sidbury – ASCO Staff

 

STUDENT AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

General Program Areas: Applicant development, financial aid, student services and policies.

Committee Members:
Dr. Timothy Wingert – RSO, Chair
Dr. Carmen Barnhardt – SCCOMBKU
Ms. Sunnie Ewing, SCO
Ms. Sharon Joyce – UCB
Mr. Bryan Witham, MCPHS
Ms. Nicole Shappart – PUCO

Liaisons:
Ms. Tami Sato – SCCO, Financial Aid Advisor
Dr. Lorraine Voorhees – SCCO, Committee Historian
Dr. David Damari, MCO, OAT Liaison
Dr. Susan Ly, AOSA, RSO
Ms. Paige Pence – ASCO Staff
 

RESIDENCY AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

General Program Areas: Residency training, program development, data collection and information resource, and liaison to the Department of Veterans Affairs for residency programs and other entities.

Committee Members:
Dr. Stanley Woo – SCCOMBKU, Chair
Dr. Julie Dekinder, UMSL
Dr. Janice Jurkus – ICO
Dr. Don Lyon, IUSO
Dr. Mika Moy – UCB
Dr. Caroline Pate – UABSO

Liaisons:
Dr. Scott Slagle – VA
Dr. Susan Ly, AOSA, RSO
Dr. Douglas Hoffman – NECO, Residency Educators SIG Co-Chair
Dr. Karen Fern – ORMatch Committee Chair
Ms. Paige Pence – ASCO Staff