Task Forces

2020 - 2022 Task Forces

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. Mike Bacigalupi, KYCO
Sarah Cupples, OSU
Jim Hollifield, SCO
Dr. Howard Purcell, NECO
Dr. Anne Tasaki, UCB

Liaisons:
Dr. Keshia Elder, UABSO
Dr. Jane Ann Munroe, SCCO
Dr. Howard Purcell, NECO
Dr. Melissa Trego, PCO/Salus ASCO President
Paige Pence, ASCO Staff
Kimberly O’Sullivan, ASCO Staff
Dawn Mancuso, ASCO Staff

APPLICANT POOL ADVISORY COMMITTEE (APAC)

General Program Areas: Provide industry/community feedback and financial support to ASCO on its efforts to develop a robust, diverse, and high qualified national applicant pool.

Members:
Dr. Howard Purcell, NECO, Chair
Vernon Dela Cruz, VSP
Dr. Ryan Parker, Essilor
Dr. Carl Spear, Luxottica

Liaisons:
Dr. Lewis Reich, SCO
Dr. Mark Colip, ICO
Paige Pence, ASCO Staff
Kimberly O’Sullivan, ASCO Staff
Dr. Melissa Trego, PCO/Salus ASCO President
Dawn Mancuso, ASCO Staff

SUMMIT ON SUB-SPECIALIZATION PLANNING TASK FORCE (SSTF)

General Program Areas: Planning a summit on subspecialization in optometry.  

Members:
Dr. David Heath, SUNY Co-chair
Dr. Melissa Suckow, CCO Co-chair
Dr. Jacquie Bowen, AOA representative 
Dr. Lori Grover, AOA representative 
Dr. Erich Hinel, ABO representative 
Dr. Jeffrey Krohn, AAO representative 
Dr. Coby Ramsey, ARBO representative 
Dr. Annabelle Storch, AOSA representative 
Dr. Chris Wilmer, AAO representative 

Liaisons:
Dr. David Heath, SUNY 
Dr. Melissa Suckow, CCO 
Paige Pence, ASCO Director of Student and Residency Affairs 
Dawn Mancuso, ASCO Executive Vice President/CEO 
Dr. Melissa Trego, PCO/Salus ASCO President
Peter Scott, AAO CEO 
April Wilhelm, ABO Executive Director 
Jon Hymes, AOA Executive Director 
Lisa Fennell, ARBO Executive Director 
Stacey Struckhoff, AOSA Executive Director