ORS Officers

  • President: Jeff Austin
  • Vice President: Julie Torbit
  • Treasurer: Chris Suhr
  • Secretary: Mo Rafieetary

Committees

Board of Directors

  • Jeff Austin
  • Julie Torbit
  • Chris Suhr
  • Mo Rafieetary
  • Julie Rodman
  • Brad Sutton
  • Leo Semes
  • Bill Denton
  • Carolyn Majcher
  • Anna Bedwell

Founding Fellows

  • Jerry Cavallerano
  • Mark Dunbar
  • Bill Jones
  • Matt Garston
  • Rex Ballinger
  • Jerry Sherman
  • Andy Gurwood
  • Maynard Pohl
  • Leo Semes
  • Tony Cavallerano
  • Joseph Sowka

Past Presidents

  • Steve Ferrucci
  • Brad Sutton
  • Joe Pizzimenti
  • Larry Alexander
  • Jerome Sherman
  • Bill Jones

Awards and Academic Outreach

  • Julie Rodman
  • Joe Pizzicanti
  • Julie Torbit
  • Lori Vollmer

Bylaws & Judicial Committee

  • Brad Sutton
  • Jim Williamson

Program and Meeting Planning

  • Mo Rafieetary
  • Steve Ferrucci
  • Julie Torbit

Membership and Credentialing

  • Bill Denton (Chair)
  • Julie Rodman
  • Aaron Gold
  • Tony Van Alstine

Public Relation/Web Development

  • Carolyn Majcher
  • Jeff Austin
  • Len Koh
  • Chris Suhr

Newsletter

  • Anna Bedwell
  • Brad Sutton
  • Jim Williamson

Industry Relations

  • Leo Seems
  • Mo Rafieetary
  • Jeffrey Gerson
  • Marlon Demeritt
  • Jerry Sherman
  • Dorothy Hitchmoth

Fellows

Jeffrey K Austin, OD, FAAO

New Eyes
2020 Wellness Way
Suite 402
Las Vegas, NV 89106
702-485-5000 Office

Rex A Ballinger, OD, FAAO

Founding fellow
VA Maryland HCS Eye Clinic
Rm. 2D-168
10 N. Green St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
410-605-7000 x 5611 Office
410-605-7232 Fax

Anna K Bedwell, OD, FAAO

Indiana University School of Optometry
Indianapolis Eye Care Center
501 Indiana Avenue, Suite 100
Indianapolis, IN 46202
317-321-1470

Eulogio Besada, OD, FAAO

Nova Southeastern University
3200 S. University Dr.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33028
954-262-4025 Office
954-262-4838 Fax

Raman Bhakhri, OD, FAAO

ICO
3241 S. Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60616
312-949-7128

Ava K Bittner, OD, PhD, FAAO

Nova Southeastern University
3200 S. University Drive
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33328
954-262-1470 Office

Brian Bucca, OD, FAAO

The Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
1775 Aurora Court
Aurora, CO 80045
303-724-6716: Office
303-724-0656: Fax

Anthony A Cavallerano, OD, FAAO

Founding fellow
VA Boston Health Care System
150 S. Huntington Ave 151-OTC
Boston, MA 02130
857-364-2281 Office
857-364-6092 Fax

Jerry D Cavallerano, OD, PhD, FAAO

Founding fellow
Joslin Diabetes Center
1 Joslin Place
Boston, MA 02215
617-732-2554 Office
617-732-2545 Fax

Marlon J Demeritt, OD, MBA, FAAO

Assistant Professor
Nova Southeastern University
954-262-1688

William J Denton, OD, FAAO

Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center
109 Bee St.
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 577-5011 Office

Mark T Dunbar, OD, FAAO

Founding fellow
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
900 NW 17st
Miami, Fl 33136
305-326-4042 Office
305-326-6113 Fax

Steven Ferrucci, OD, FAAO

Sepulveda VA Ambulatory Care Center
16111 Plummer St #112E
Sepulveda, CA 91343
818-891-7711 X 7744 Office
818-895-9597 Fax

Nick Fogt, OD, FAAO

The Ohio State University College of Optometry
320 West Tenth Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210

614-688-4594 Ph

Barry Frauens, OD, FAAO

Nova Southeastern University
3200 S. University Drive
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33328
954-262-4003 Office

Matthew J Garston, OD, FAAO

Founding fellow
MIT
25 Carleton St.
E23-266
Cambridge, MA 02139
617-253-4351 Office
617-258-0421 Fax

Jeffry Gerson, OD, FAAO

Grin Eye Care
13400 Briar Street
Leawood, KS 66209
913-829-5511

Aaron S Gold, OD, FAAO

Murray Ocular Oncology & Retina
6705 Red Road, Suite 412
Miami, FL 33143
305-487-7470 Office
786-567-4380 Fax

Jane Ann Grogg, OD, FAAO

Indiana University School of Optometry
Atwater Eye care Center
744 E. Third St., Bloomington, IN 47405
812-856-4631 Office
812-855-1683 Fax

Andrew Gurwood, OD, FAAO, Diplomate

Founding Fellow
PCO
1201 W. Spencer St.
Philadelphia, PA 19141
215-276-6134 Office
215-276-1329 Fax

Jessica Haynes, OD, FAAO

Charles Retina Institute
1432 Kimbrough Rd.
Germantown, TN 38138
901-767-4499 

Jay M Haynie, OD, FAAO

2914 S Alder St
Tacoma, WA 98409
(253) 272-9245

Dorothy L Hitchmoth, OD, FAAO

C.E.O. New England Telehealth, Senior business Consultant Zeiss Meditech

PO Box 320 New London, NH 03257
603-583-4211 Office
1-866-752-6802 e-fax

 

Megan A Hunter, OD, FAAO

Jesse Brown VA Medical Center
820 S. Damen Ave.
Chicago, IL 60612
312-569-7509 Office
312-569-7547 Fax

William L Jones, OD, FAAO

Founding fellow
New Mexico Eyecare
10701 Montgomery Glvd
Suite L
Albuquerque, NM 87111
505-828-0828 Office
505-828-0848 Fax

Stephanie Klemencic, OD, FAAO

Assistant Dean of Clinical Affairs
College of Optometry – Illinois
Suite 580, Auditorium Hall
555 31st Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515
630-960-3010

Len Koh, OD, PhD, MBA, FAAO

Mann-Granstaff VAMC
Spokane, WA
len.koh@va.gov

David Krumholz, OD, FAAO

Associate Professor
State University of New York State College of Optometry
33 West 42 Street New York, NY 10036
(212) 938-4172

Blair Lonsberry, MS, OD, MEd, FAAO

Diplomate, American Board of Optometry
Professor of Optometry
Pacific University College of Optometry
511 SW 10th Ave, Suite 500
Portland, OR 97205
Work: 503-352-2510
Fax: 503-352-2523

Derek MacDonald, OD, FAAO

Ilex Eye Associates
354 King St. N.
Waterloo, ON N2J 2Z2
519.885.4539

Carolyn Majcher, OD, FAAO

Residency Director & Associate Professor 
Oklahoma College of Optometry 
Northeastern State University 
majcher@nsuok.edu
918-444-4155

Joseph J Pizzimenti, OD, FAAO

University of the Incarnate Word
UIW Eye Institute
9725 Datapoint Drive
San Antonio, TX 78229
201-283-6828 Office

Maynard L Pohl, OD, FAAO

Founding fellow
Pacific Cataract & Laser Institute
10500 NE 8th Street
Ste. 1650
Bellevue, WA 98004-4332
425-462-7664 Office
425-462-6429 Fax

Mohammad R Rafieetary, OD, FAAO

6401 Poplar Ave Ste 190
Memphis, TN 38119
901-767-4499 Office
901-761-0727 Fax

Sherrol Reynold, OD, FAAO

Nova Southeastern University
3200 S. University Dr.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33328
954-262-1442 Office
954-262-1818 Fax

Stuart Richer, OD, MS, PhD, FAAO

Chief, Optometry Section – Eye 112e
North Chicago DVA
3001 Green Bay Road
North Chicago, IL 60064
224-610-5440 Office
224-610-2924 Fax

Julie Rodman, OD, FAAO

Nova Southeastern University
3200 S. University Drive
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33328
954-262-1779 Office

Leticia Rousso, OD, FAAO

Nova Southeastern University
3200 S. University Drive
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33328
954-262-1474 

Patrick A Scott, O.D., Ph.D.

301 E. Muhammad Ali Boulevard
Louisville, KY, 40202
Office: (502) 852-1621

Leo P Semes, OD, FAAO

Founding Fellow 
216 Pablo Ct.
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
Phone: 205 903-4774
leopsemes@gmail.com

Diana Shechtman, OD, FAAO

Nova Southeastern University
3200 S. University Dr.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33228
954-262-1827 Office
954-262-1818 Fax

Jerome Sherman, OD, FAAO

Founding fellow
SUNY
33 W. 42nd St.
New York, NY 10036
212-938-5862 Office
212-938-5819 Fax

Joseph Sowka, OD, FAAO, Diplomat

Founding Fellow
Nova Southeastern University
3200 S. University Drive
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33328
954-262-1472 Office
954-262-1818 Fax

Christopher L Suhr, O.D., M.P.H., FAAO

Diplomate, American Board of Optometry
Staff Optometric Physician
Philadelphia Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center
Surgical Department
Chief, Optometry Service
3900 Woodland Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 823-4110

Brad Sutton, OD, FAAO

IU School of Optometry
Indianapolis Eye Care Center
1160 West Michigan Street, Suite 100
Indianapolis, IN 46202

317 -278-1470 Office
317-274-1475 Fax

Julie Torbit, OD, FAAO

Indiana University School of Optometry
Indianapolis Eye Care Center
1160 West Michigan Street, Suite 100
Indianapolis, IN 46202

317 -278-1470 

Anthony Van Alstine, OD, MS, FAAO

WJB Dorn VA Medical Center
6439 Garners Ferry Rd
Columbia SC 29209
(803) 776-4000

Lori Vollmer, OD, FAAO

Nova Southeastern University
3200 S. University Drive
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33328
954-262-1452 Office
954-262-1818 Fax

Jim Williamson, OD, FAAO

Memphis VAMC
1689 Nonconnah Blvd, Suite 120
Memphis, TN 38132
(901) 523-8990 ext. 1313

In Memoriam

Gay K. Tokumaru, OD, FAAO

1962 - 2018

Larry Alexander, OD, FAAO

1947 - 2016