Board of Trustees (2013-14)

The essence of being a Trustee is to be the link from each of the respective schools to the AOSA on a national level. Trustees are responsible for maintaining student membership and promoting membership after graduation. They speak at first year orientations and inform students about the benefits and importance of getting involved in organized optometry, and especially the AOSA. Trustees also promote Optometry’s Meeting, the annual AOSA-AOA joint conferences that are held in various cities across America. They constantly fundraise so their AOSA chapter can sponsor travel grants for their students. Overall, Trustees serve as representatives from each school and act as messengers of current national optometric issues.BOT photo

ILLINOIS COLLEGE OF OPTOMETRY (Chicago)

http://www.ico.edu

ICOchrisKruthoffTrustee – Chris Kruthoff [ICOtrustee@theaosa.org]

Hometown: Charles City, IA

Undergrad: University of Iowa, majored in Biomedical Engineering

Likes: Music, fishing, biking, football, basketball and baseball

Trustee-EleICOvivenYipct – Vivien Yip [ICOtrustee-elect@theaosa.org]

Hometown: Toronto, Canada

Undergrad: Majored in Kinesiology at University of Waterloo in Ontario

Likes: Rugby and marathons

INDIANA UNIVERSITY School of Optometry (Bloomington)

http://www.opt.indiana.edu

IUkellySummersTrustee – Kelly Summers [IUtrustee@theaosa.org]

Hometown:  McCordsville, IN

Undergrad:  DePauw University majored in Biochemistry minors in Biology and Psychology

Likes:  Family and friends, learning, dancing, baking, BRAVO television and exercising

Trustee EIUhannahDowneylect – Hannah Downey [IUtrustee-elect@theaosa.org]

Hometown: Fort Wayne, IN

Undergrad: Majored in Biology and Spanish at Butler University and IU

Likes: College Basketball, Running, Soccer, Cooking and Traveling

INTER AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF PUERTO RICO

http://www.optonet.inter.edu

IAUkeyleBrownTrustee – Keylee Brown [IAUtrustee@theaosa.org]

Hometown: Dahlonega, GA

Undergrad:  North Georgia College and State University Majored in Biology

Likes: Being outside, going to the beach,  family and friends, exercising and walking my dog

IAUPRalexConleyTrustee Elect – Alex Conley  [IAUtrustee-elect@theaosa.org]

Hometown: Wichita, KS

Undergrad: Major in Biology, Minor in Chemistry at Wichita State University

Likes: Outdoors and sports

MCPHS UNIVERSITY School of Optometry (Worcester)

http://www.mcphs.edu/academics/programs/optometry-od

MCPHSmarieMantelliTrustee – Marie Mantelli [MCPHStrustee@theaosa.org]

Hometown: Thompson, CT

Undergrad: University of New England

Likes: Painting, crafting, yoga

MCPHSmeghanTrustee Elect – Meghan Corkery  [MCPHStrustee-elect@theaosa.org]

Hometown: Mansfield, MA

Undergrad: University of Massachusetts-Amherst

Likes: Cooking, hiking, kayaking, yoga

MICHIGAN COLLEGE OF OPTOMETRY AT FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY
(Big Rapids) http://www.ferris.edu/mco

MCOramonYalldoTrustee – Ramon Yalldo [MCOtrusteet@theaosa.org]

Hometown: West Bloomfield, MI

Undergrad: Wayne State University, Majored in Biology

Likes: Playing and watching sports, especially Detroit teams. Family. Food makes me happy.

MCOmichaelTrustee Elect – Michael Ruthven [MCOtrustee-elect@theaosa.org]

Hometown: Grand Rapids, MI

Undergrad: Majored in Biology at Ferris State University

Likes: Sports and music

MIDWESTERN UNIVERSITY – ARIZONA COLLEGE OF OPTOMETRY Glendale, Arizona

http://www.midwestern.edu/programs-and-admission/az-optometry.html

AZhollyJacksonTrustee – Holly Jackson [AZCOPTtrustee@theaosa.org]

Hometown: Mooresville, IN

Undergrad: Hanover College Double Major in Chemistry and Theology

Likes: Football, fashion, baking, ballroom dance and theological studies

AZtheresaRadtkeTrustee Elect – Theresa Radtke [AZCOPTtrustee-elect@theaosa.org]

Hometown: Montvale, NJ

Undergrad:  Rutgers University – New Brunswick

Likes:  SVOSH club EnVision practice club; Traveling, Cooking and Photography

NEW ENGLAND COLLEGE OF OPTOMETRY (Boston)

http://www.neco.edu

NECOcorinneBacherTrustee – Corinne Bacher [NECOtrustee@theaosa.org]

Hometown: Cornwall, ON

Undergrad: Undergrad of Waterloo Majored in Science and Business Siena College

Likes:  Running, cycling, swimming, music/piano, snowboarding

NECOneenaSinghalTrustee Elect – Neena Singhal [NECOtrustee-elect@theaosa.org]

Hometown: Huntsville, Alabama

Undergrad: Auburn University

Likes: Fishing, Hiking, Swimming, Cooking, Knitting, and being creative

NORTHEASTERN STATE UNIVERSITY – OKLAHOMA COLLEGE OF OPTOMETRY (Tahlequah)

http://optometry.nsuok.edu/

NSUOCOcaseyDillardTrustee – Casey Dillard [NSUOCOtrustee@theaosa.org ]

Hometown: Sallisaw, OK

Undergrad: Northeastern State University, Earning a degree in Vision Science

Likes: Traveling, playing guitar and basketball

NSUOCOjordynBarnwellTrustee Elect – Jordyn Barnwell  [NSUOCOtrustee-elect@theaosa.org ]

Hometown: Jay, OK

Undergrad: Majored in Cellular Biology at Northeastern State University

Likes: Music, Cooking, Friends and Animals

NOVA SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY Health Professions Division
College of Optometry (Ft. Lauderdale, Florida)

http://optometry.nova.edu/

NOVAryanBeckTrustee – Ryan Beck  [NOVAtrustee@theaosa.org]

Hometown: Randolph, NJ / Boca Raton, FL

Undergrad: U of Central Florida – Business Administration, minor in Int. Business/Marketing

Likes: Ice hockey, football, movies, TV, tutoring, time with my dog at the park and beach!

NOVAmichaelaCrowleyTrustee Elect – Micaela Crowley [NOVAtrustee-elect@theaosa.org]

Hometown: Central Massachusetts

Undergrad: Majored in Biology and Chemistry at Fitchburg State University

Likes: Sports

THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY College of Optometry (Columbus)

http://optometry.osu.edu

OSUandrewSteeleTrustee – Andrew Steele [OSUtrustee@theaosa.org]

Hometown: Central City, KY

Undergrad: Western Kentucky University Majored in Biology/Chemistry

Likes: Reading, college football, kayaking,traveling and loving my wife and kids

OSUericaKellerTrustee Elect – Erica Keller [OSUtrustee-elect@theaosa.org]

Hometown: Worthington, Ohio

Undergrad: Majored in Biology at Ohio State University

Likes: Softball, Geocache

PACIFIC UNIVERSITY College of Optometry (Forest Grove, Oregon

http://www.pacificu.edu/optometry/

PUCOshaneMcDonaldTrustee – Shane McDonald [PUCOtrustee@theaosa.org]

Hometown: Jaffray, BC

Undergrad: University of Alberta/Pacific University Majored in Vision Science

Likes: Mountaineering, hiking, cycling, travel, rock climbing

PUCOprajktaTrustee Elect – Prajkta Ingle [PUCOtrustee-elect@theaosa.org]

Hometown: Portland, OR

Grad: Masters in Public Health

Likes: Singing, dancing and music

PENNSYLVANIA COLLEGE OF OPTOMETRY AT SALUS UNIVERSITY (Elkins Park, Pennsylvania)

http://www.salus.edu/optometry/

PCOjenTuranoTrustee – Jennifer Turano [PCOtrustee@theaosa.org]

Hometown: Philadelphia

Undergrad: Rochester Institute of Technology, BS in Biomedical Photographic Communications

Likes: Running, hiking and spending time with my family and our pug Biggie

PCOheatherWhyteTrustee Elect – Heather Whyte [PCOtrustee-elect@theaosa.org]

Home: North Carolina

Undergrad: Woman’s College in Raleigh, NC

Likes: Reading, hiking, traveling, and baking cupcakes

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA COLLEGE OF OPTOMETRY AT MARSHALL B. KETCHUM UNIVERSITY (Fullerton)

http://www.scco.edu

SCCOsteveKleenTrustee – Steve Kleen [SCCOtrustee@theaosa.org]

Home: Temecula, CA

Undergrad: Pepperdine University, Sports Medicine

Likes: Sports

SCCOmichellePhamTrustee Elect – Michelle Pham [SCCOtrustee-elect@theaosa.org]

Home: San Diego, CA

Undergrad: Majored in Public Health at UC- Berkeley

Likes: Beach, Mexican food, reading and cooking

SOUTHERN COLLEGE OF OPTOMETRY (Memphis)

http://www.sco.edu

SCOamyPuertoTrustee – Amy Puerto  [SCOtrustee@theaosa.org]

Home: Somerset, KY

Undergrad: Bellamine University, Political Science and Communication

Likes: Road trips, cribbage, politics, baking and just about everything else!

SCOhunterChapmanTrustee Elect – Hunter Chapman [SCOtrustee-elect@theaosa.org]

Hometown: Monroe, LA

Undergrad: Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge

Likes: Outdoors, running, biking, water sports, fishing, movies, Music and YouTube junkie

STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK State College of Optometry (New York)

http://www.sunyopt.edu

SUNYstefanLevay-YoungTrustee – Stefan Levay-Young [SUNYtrustee@theaosa.org]

Hometown: El Cerrito, CA

Undergrad: University of Wisconsin, Madison, Majored in Biology

Likes: Soccer, college sports, running, organizing

SUNYchristineMorraTrustee Elect – Christine Morra [SUNYtrustee-elect@theaosa.org]

Hometown: Syracuse, NY

Undergrad: Majored in Biology from SUNY Geneseo

Likes: Lacrosse, traveling, skiing and sports

UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA AT BIRMINGHAM School of Optometry

http://www.uab.edu/optometry

UABemilyColeWilliamsTrustee –    Emily Williams [UABtrustee@theaosa.org]

Hometown: Mobile, AL

Undergrad: Majored in Biology at Spring Hill College

Likes: Sports, art, and the outdoors

UABginnyMartinTrustee Elect – Ginny Martin  [UABtrustee-elect@theaosa.org]

Hometown: Bardstown, KY

Undergrad: Biochemistry, minor in Biophysics at Western Kentucky University

Likes: Member of SVOSH, AOSA and AAO; Veloci-refractors, hiking and sports

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA – BERKELEY School of Optometry

http://optometry.berkeley.edu

UCBmichelleManTrustee – Michelle Man [UCBtrustee@theaosa.org]

Hometown: San Jose, CA

Undergrad: UCLA Majored in Psychobiology

Likes: Lacrosse

UCBalexChowTrustee Elect – Alex Chow [UCBtrustee-elect@theaosa.org]

Hometown: Seattle, WA

Undergrad: Majored in Chemical Engineering at the University of Washington

Likes: Going to the gym, badminton, racquetball and hiking

UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON College of Optometry

http://www.opt.uh.edu

UHstephanieLechliterTrustee – Stephanie Lechlitner [UHtrustee@theaosa.org]

Hometown: Lakeville, IN

Undergrad: Purdue University, majored in Biology

Likes: Soccer, fitness, scrapbooking , politics, cooking, reading, travel

UHbrittanyDeglerTrustee Elect – Brittany Degler [UHtrustee-elect@theaosa.org]

Hometown: Boca Raton, FL

Undergrad: Majored in Economics at University of Florida

Likes: Sports

UNIVERSITY OF THE INCARNATE WORD Rosenberg School of Optometry

http://optometry.uiw.edu

UIWraelynOttenbreitTrustee – Raelyn Ottenbreit  [RSOtrustee@theaosa.org]

Hometown: Regina, SK

Undergrad: University of Regina, Majored in Math, Minored in Biology

Likes: “Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire.”

UIWdenisseTrustee Elect – Denisse Lopez [RSOtrustee-elect@theaosa.org]

Hometown: Mission, Texas

Undergrad: Biology, minors in Chemistry and Medical Spanish from the University of Texas Pan American

Likes: Optometry

UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT ST. LOUIS College of Optometry

http://www.umsl.edu/divisions/optometry

UMSLdevinSasserTrustee – Devin Sasser [UMSLtrustee@theaosa.org]

Hometown: Dallas, TX

Undergrad: Xavier University of Louisiana majored in Biology

Likes: Movies, exercising and music

UMSLnicoleEthridgeTrustee Elect – Nicole Ethridge [UMSLtrustee-elect@theaosa.org]

Hometown: Chicago

Undergrad: Studied at University of Illinois Champaign

Likes: Traveling

UNIVERSITY OF MONTREAL School of Optometry
http://www.opto.umontreal.ca/

UMveroniqueL'HeureuxTrustee – Valerie Savoie [UMtrustee@theaosa.org]

Hometown: Montreal

Undergrad: University of Montreal

Likes: Singing, music, cinema

UMsandraTrustee Elect – Sandra LeBlanc [UMtrustee-elect@theaosa.org]

Hometown: Rockland, Ontario

Undergrad: University of Montreal

Likes: Singing, improv and theatre

UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO

https://uwaterloo.ca/optometry-vision-science/

WSOallisonYeeTrustee – Allison Yee [UWtrusteet@theaosa.org]

Hometown: Edmonton, AB

Undergrad: University of Alberta, Biological Sciences, minorin Psychology

Likes: Running, volleyball, swimming, singing, piano and traveling.

WSOmindyBlumbergTrustee Elect – Mindy Blumberg [UWtrustee-elect@theaosa.org]

Home: Northwestern Ontario

Undergrad: Lakehead University

Likes: Alpine ski racing, travel and firefighting

WESTERN UNIVERSITY OF HEALTH SCIENCES College of Optometry
(Pomona, California)

http://www.westernu.edu/optometry

WUCOamyNguyenTrustee – Mary Kim Hoang  [WUCOtrustee@theaosa.org]

Home: Long Beach, CA

Undergrad: UCLA – Majored in Biophysics

Likes: Baking, cooking, snowboarding

WUCOkimboTrustee Elect – Amy Nguyen [WUCOtrustee-elect@theaosa.org]

Hometown: Stockton, CA

Undergrad:Biological Anthropology at UCLA

Likes: Traveling, experiencing new cultures, new food

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