We make important choices every day that impact our patients, our practices, and our profession. At Optometry‘s Meeting this summer, my colleagues have the opportunity to support another important choice that can further elevate our profession within a complex health care and public health environment across our states and the nation.
As a candidate for AOA Trustee, my track record of experience and advocacy in navigating our nation’s health care arena, promoting access to optometry in public health and health policy arenas, and representing our professional voice in legislation and regulation at state and national levels will strengthen our existing Board of Trustees. Especially during this last decade of health care reforms, I’ve fought major challenges and earned key successes for us, both as a doctor of optometry fighting for our physician parity to be fully realized at national tables, and as a fellow health care professional leading from within important public health organizations and agencies outside of optometry. My background serves to enhance our Board’s strengths and skills in meaningful and unique ways. In addition to my years of working knowledge of AOA state affiliate and volunteer leadership structures, I also understand the house of medicine and surrounding health care delivery systems. This diversity of experience strengthens optometry and the efforts of our volunteer leadership structure in important ways.
Optometry Leadership Matters!