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 Williamson3

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

Ava K, Bittner, OD, PhD, FAAO

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

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

Jay M, Haynie, OD, FAAO

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

Dorothy L, Hitchmoth, OD, FAAO

Chief, VA Medical Center White River Junction
C.E.O. New England Telehealth
215 North Main Street (112) Desk 100
White River Junction, VT 05009
802-295-9363 ext. 5248 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
[email protected]

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

University of the Incarnate Word

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

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
[email protected]

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
501 Indiana Avenue, Suite 100
Indianapolis, IN 46202-3105
317-321-1474 Office
317-321-1475 Fax

Julie, Torbit, OD, FAAO

Indiana University School of Optometry
Indianapolis Eye Care Center
501 North Indiana Avenue, Suite 100
Indianapolis, Indiana 46202-3105
317-321-1470

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