Standing Committees

2018-2019 Standing Committees

ACADEMIC AFFAIRS COMMITTEE (AAC)

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

Committee Members:  
Dr. Melissa Trego – Salus/PCO, Chair
Dr. John Baker – ICO
Dr. Joshua Baker – AZCOPT
Dr. Raymond Chu – SCCOMBKU
Dr. Julie DeKinder – UMSL
Dr. Angel Romero – IAUPR
Dr. Josephine Shallo-Hoffman – NOVA
Dr. Aaron Zimmerman – OSU

Liaison: 
Ms. Carol Brubaker – ASCO Staff

 

CLINICAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE (CAC)

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

Committee Members: 
Dr. Joshua Baker – AZCOPT, Chair
Dr. Elyse Chaglasian – ICO
Dr. Jason Jedlicka – IUSO
Dr. Tom Landgraf – USML
Dr. Maria Parisi – Salus/PCO
Dr. Elizabeth (Beth) Steele – UABSO

Liaisons:
Ms. Carol Brubaker – ASCO Staff
Dr. Mark Nakano – CD/A SIG Liaison SCCOMBKU

DIVERSITY AND CULTURAL COMPETENCY COMMITTEE (DCCC)

General Program Areas: Promoting ethnic and cultural diversity; 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. John Flanagan- UCB, Chair
Dr. Lillian (Lil) Kalaczinski – MCO
Dr. Carrie Lebowitz – SCO
Dr. Michael McGovern – SUNY
Dr. Ruth Shoge – Salus/PCO

Liaisons:
Ms. Carol Brubaker – ASCO Staff
Dr. Keshia Sims Elder – UABSO
Dr. Gary Chu – NECO

FINANCIAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE (FAC)

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

Committee Members: 
Dr. John Flanagan – UCB, Chair
Dr. Morris Berman – MCPHS
Mr. Chris Boutwell – UABSO
Mr. Daniel Ren, ICO
Dr. Linda Rouse – NOVA
Dr. Earl L. Smith – UHCO
Dr. David West – SCO

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

  

GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS COMMITTEE (GAC)

General Program Areas: Legislative and advocacy efforts for optometric education.

Committee Members:
Dr. Jennifer Coyle – PUCO, Chair
Dr. Vince Brandys – ICO
Dr. Mike Earley, OSU
Dr. Don Faimon, IUSO
Dr. Kerri Yoshiyama, UCB

Liaisons:
Ms. Alison Manson – AOA contractor
Ms. Dawn Mancuso, ASCO Executive Director

  

INTERNATIONAL OPTOMETRIC EDUCATION COMMITTEE (IOEC)

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

Committee Members:
Dr. Timothy Wingert – UIWRSO, Chair
Dr. Ida Chung – WUCO
Dr. Janet Leasher – NOVA
Dr. John Nishimoto – SCCOMBKU
Dr. Glen “Bubba” Steele – SCO
Dr. Suresh Viswanathan, SUNY

Liaisons:
Ms. LaShawn Sidbury – ASCO Staff
Dr. Marcela Frazier – IAUPR, IOE SIG Chair

NOMINATING AND AWARDS COMMITTEE (NAM)

General Program Areas: Identification of individuals to serve in the elected positions of ASCO; oversee and implement ASCO awards program; recommend new association awards; nominate individuals for ASCO awards; recommend award winners for board approval.

Committee Members:
Dr. Karla Zadnik – OSU, Chair
Dr. Morris Berman, MCPHS
Dr. Jennifer Coyle – PUCO
Dr. Gunilla Haegerstrom-Portnoy, UCB
Dr. William Miller, UIWRSO

Liaisons:
Ms. Sara Lau – ASCO Staff (primary)
Ms. Christine Armstrong — ASCO Staff
Ms. Dawn Mancuso, ASCO Executive Director

 

RESIDENCY AFFAIRS COMMITTEE (RAC)

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

Committee Members:
Dr. David Loshin – NOVA, Chair
Dr. Amy Falk – MCPHS
Dr. Dawn Goedde – OSU
Dr. Don Lyon, IUSO
Dr. Kaila Osmotherly, AZCOPT
Dr. Judy Tong – SCCOMBKU

Liaisons:
Ms. Paige Pence – ASCO Staff
Ms. Annabelle Storch – AOSA, SCCOMBKU
Dr. Doug Hoffman – NECO, Residency Educators SIG Co-Chair
Dr. Deana Lum – VA Medical Center, ORMatch Committee Chair
Dr. Scott Slagle – Salem VA Medical Center, VA Liaison

STUDENT AFFAIRS COMMITTEE (SAC)

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

Committee Members:
Dr. Michael Bacigalupi – KYCO, Chair
Mr. Bryant Anderson – ICO
Dr. Kim Kohne, IUSO
Mr. Nick Palisch – UMSL
Ms. Sandy Medearis Patrick – NSUOCO
Ms. Nicole Patterson – NOVA

Liaisons:
Ms. Paige Pence – ASCO Staff
Ms. Annabelle Storch – AOSA/SCCOMBKU
Dr. David Damari – OAT TF Liaison, MCO
Mr. Nick Palisch – UMSL, Financial Aid Advisor