Standing Committees

2014-2015 Standing Committees

ACADEMIC AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

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

Committee Members:  
Dr. Roger Boltz – UHCO, Chair
Dr. Scott Cooper – PUCO
Dr. José De Jesús – IAUPR
Dr. Lewis Reich – SCO
Dr. Tammy Than – UABSO
Dr. David Troilo – SUNY

Liaison: 
Ms. Carol Brubaker – ASCO Staff

 

CULTURAL COMPETENCY CURRICULUM GUIDELINES SUBCOMMITTEE (DIVERSITY COMMITTEE)

General Program Areas: Developing cultural competency curriculum guidelines and facilitating implementation of ASCO guidelines at the schools and colleges of optometry.

Committee Members:
Dr. Gary Chu – NECO, Chair
Dr. Angel Novel-Simmons, UMSL
Dr. Wendy Stone – ICO

Liaisons:
Ms. Carol Brubaker – ASCO Staff
Dr. Hector Santiago – IAUPR (Advisor)

 

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 – Chair, UMSL
Mr. Gui Albieri – SUNY
Dr. Janette Dumas – SCO
Dr. Srihari Narayanan – RSO
Dr. Ruth Shoge – PCO
Dr. Janene Sims – UABSO

Liaisons:
Dr. Edwin Marshall – IU, Advisor
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 Opitz – ICO

Liaisons:
Ms. Carol Brubaker – ASCO Staff
Dr. Kim Lambreghts – UHCO, CD/A SIG Chair

 

FINANCIAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

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

Committee Members: 
Dr. Joe Bonanno – IUSO, Chair
Dr. David Damari – MCO
Dr. David Heath – SUNY
Dr. Mark Swanson – UABSO
Mr. David West – SCO
Dr. Timothy Wingert – RSO

Liaisons:
Ms. Susan Hughes, CPA – ASCO Accountant
Ms. Kathy Shipley, Graystone Consulting, Morgan Stanley
Mr. Marty Wall – ASCO Staff

  

GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

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

Committee Members:
Dr. Clifford Scott – NECO, Chair
Dr. Ryan Fenska – NSUOK
Dr. Harue Marsden – SCCOMBKU
Dr. Leonard Messner – ICO
Dr. Gil Pierce – OSU
Dr. Richard Soden – SUNY

Liaison:
Dr. Richard Phillips, AOA/FRC Liaison, SCO
Ms. Kelli White – AOA/ASCO Staff Liaison

  

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. Ron Richardson – RSO
Dr. Jeffrey Perotti – IUSO
Dr. Stanley Woo – SCCO

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

 

NOMINATING AND AWARDS COMMITTEE

General Program Areas: Identification of individuals to serve in the elected positions of ASCO.

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

Liaisons:
Ms. Amanda Miller – ASCO Staff
Mr. Marty Wall, 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. Julie Rodman – NOVA
Dr. Richard Trevino – RSO

Liaisons:
Dr. Scott Slagle – VA
Dr. Douglas Hoffman – Residency Educators SIG,
ORMatch, NECO
Ms. Amy Puerto – AOSA, SCO
Ms. Paige Pence – ASCO Staff 

STUDENT AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

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

Committee Members:
Dr. Doug Penisten – NSUOCO, Chair
Dr. Carmen Barnhardt – SCCOMBKU
Dr. Robert Buckingham – MCO
Ms. Sunnie Ewing, SCO
Dr. Jeff Philpott – SUNY
Ms. Nicole Shappart – PUCO

Liaisons: 
Ms. Amy Puerto – AOSA, SCO
Ms. Tami Sato – SCCO, Financial Aid Advisor
Dr. Lorraine Voorhees – SCCO, Committee Historian/
OptomCAS Liaison
Dr. Lewis Reich – SCO, OAT Liaison
Ms. Paige Pence – ASCO Staff