Ad Hoc Committees and Task Forces

2017 – 2018 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. Wendy Harrison – AZCOPT
Dr. Yi Pang – ICO
Dr. Mitch Scheiman – PCO
Dr. Jeff Walline – OSU
Dr. Bin Zhang – NOVA

Liaison:
Ms. Joanne Zuckerman – ASCO Staff

 

APPLICANT POOL DEVELOPMENT TASK FORCE (APDTF)

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

Members:
Dr. Lewis Reich – SCO, Chair
Dr. Michael Bacigalupi – NOVA (AOA)
Ms. Sarah Cupples – OSU
Mr. Tom Duchardt – Alcon
Dr. Sherrol Reynolds – NOVA (AAO)
Ms. Danne Ventura – Essilor

Liaison:
Ms. Paige Pence – ASCO Staff
Ms. Kim O’Sullivan – ASCO Staff
Dr. David Damari – MCO
Ms. Dawn Mancuso – ASCO Executive Director

ASCO-AAO LOW VISION REHABILITATION ADVANCED COMPETENCIES IMPLEMENTATION SUB-COMMITTEE

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

Members:
Dr. Kierstyn Napier – WUCO, Chair
Dr. Stephanie Schmiedecke Barbieri – UIW
Dr. Roanne Flom – OSU
Dr. Swati Modi – UHCO
Dr. Stanley Woo – UIW
Dr. Dawn DeCarlo – UABSO

Liaison: 
Ms. Carol Brubaker – ASCO Staff

ASCO-AAO RESIDENCY TITLES SUB-SPECIALTIES SUB-COMMITTEE

General Program Areas: 

Members:
Dr. Karen Fern – UHCO
Dr. Judy Tong – SCCO
Dr. Scott Slagle – VA
Dr. Richard Madonna – SUNY

Liaison:

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. Clifford Scott – NECO
Dr. Mark Swanson – UABSO

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

COMMUNICATIONS TASK FORCE (COMTF)

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:
Dr. David Heath – SUNY
Ms. Sarah Cupples – OSU
Ms. Margaret Garcia – UIWRSO
Mr. Jim Hollified – SCO
Mr. Joe Lang – PUCO
Ms. Katie Santos-Coy – SCCOMBKU

Liaison:
Ms. Kimberly O’Sullivan – ASCO Staff

CULTURE TASK FORCE (CTF)

General Program Areas: Develop recommendations for changes to ASCO’s culture and supporting governance systems to enable the Association to meet its strategic initiatives.

Members:
Dr. Fraser Horn – PUCO, Chair
Dr. Kristin Anderson – SCO
Dr. Mike Bacigalupi – NOVA
Dr. Jennifer Coyle – PUCO
Dr. David Damari – MCO
Dr. Larry Davis – UMSL
Dr. Keshia Sims Elder – UABSO
Dr. David Heath – SUNY
Ms. Paige Pence – ASCO Staff
Dr. Lewis Reich – SCO
Ms. LaShawn Sidbury – ASCO Staff
Dr. Christine Wilmer – UCB
Dr. Karla Zadnik – OSU

Liaison: 
Ms. Dawn Mancuso – ASCO Executive Director
Mr. Jamie Notter – WorkXO Consultant

FUTURE FACULTY PROGRAM TASK FORCE (FFPTF)

General Program Areas: Develop programs helping graduate students 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. Linda Casser – PCO , Chair
Dr. Donnie Akers – KYCO
Dr. Elli Kollbaum – IUSO
Dr. Richard Madonna – SUNY
Dr. Valerie Quan – WUCO
Dr. Candice Turner – UAB
Dr. Melissa Zarn – SCO

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

 

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT IMPLEMENTATION TASK FORCE (LDITF)

General Program Areas: Review measurable results for this strategic initiative; develop an implementation plan, including recommending priorities, a timeline and necessary structural chances for ASCO to implement strategies and tactics. Covers new educational programs as well as current ones, such as SIFD and FFP.

Members:
Dr. Stephanie Messner – ICO, Chair
Dr. Joshua Baker – AZCOPT
Dr. Gary Chu – NECO
Mr. Tom Duchardt – Alcon
Dr. Fraser Horn – PUCO
Dr. Millicent Knight – Johnson & Johnson
Dr. David Troilo – SUNY

Liaison: 
Ms. LaShawn Sidbury – ASCO Staff
Dr. David Damari – MCO
Ms. Dawn Mancuso – ASCO Executive Director

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, Chair
Dr. Sephanie Messner – ICO

Liaison: 
Ms. Paige Pence – ASCO Staff
Ms. Dawn Mancuso – ASCO Executive Director

OptomCAS COMMITTEE (OCC)

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

Members:
Mr. David Loshin – NOVA, Chair
Ms. Teisha Johnson – ICO
Mr. Reginald (Reggie) Kinsey – UABSO
Ms. Eryn Kraning – SCCOMBKU
Ms. Monica Maisto – PCO
Dr. Carolyn Ooley – PUCO

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. Diane Adamcyzk – SUNY, Chair
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)
Dr. Jim Williamson, Memphis VA

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. Earl Smith – UHCO
Dr. Geoffrey Goodfellow – ICO
Dr. Janice Scharre – PCO
Dr. Mark Swan – MCO

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

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. Kelly Nichols – UABSO
Dr. Susan Oleszewski – PCO

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

SUB-SPECIALTIES TASK FORCE (SSTF)

General Program Areas: Guiding the development and administration of sub-specializations in optometry.

Members:
Dr. David Heath – SUNY, Co-Chair
Dr. Carl Spear – AAO, Co-Chair
Dr. David Damari – MCO
Dr. Dawn DeCarlo – UABSO
Dr. Kierstyn Napier-Dovorany – WUCO
Dr. Glenda Secor – AAO

Liaisons:
Ms. Carol Brubaker – ASCO Staff
Ms. Helen Viksnins – AAO Staff
Ms. Dawn Mancuso – ASCO Executive Director
Ms. Lois Schoenbrun – AAO Staff
Ms. Paige Pence – ASCO Staff

SUMMER INSTITUTE FOR FACULTY DEVELOPMENT TASK FORCE (SIFDTF)

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

TECHNOLOGY TASK FORCE (TTF)

General Program Areas: Exploring how technology will change optometric practice and education, and how to work collaboratively with industry on how to incorporate technology into teaching and practice.

Members:
Dr. David Damari – MCO, Chair
Dr. John Flanagan – UCB
Dr. Howard Purcell – Essilor
Dr. Clifford Scott – NECO
Dr. Karla Zadnik – OSU

Liaisons:
Ms. Dawn Mancuso – ASCO Executive Director