March 18th, 2021

Board Members: Drs. Scovill, Song, El-Moghrabi, Grosu, Gross, Sherman, Fasciani, Boermans, Millet, Ilya, Meisel, Chinn, Mathieson, and Budarina.

Call to order: 6:35 pm

Secretary:  Dr. Roula El-Moghrabi
Reviewed January 2020 Minutes. Motion to accept the minutes by Dr. Grosu, second by Dr. Meisel, motion passed to accept the minutes as written.

Treasurer:  Dr. Nina Song
Reviewed January and February P&L. Motion to accept the minutes by Dr. Sherman, second by Dr. Meisel, motion passed to accept the minutes as written.

President-Elect: Dr. Simona Grosu
No report

Immediate Past President:  Dr. Wendy Gross
No report

President:  Dr. Alex Scovill
Discussed 2021 Calendar of events
HOD 2021 recap
Discussed the need for executive board members
Discussed how we can entice members to join the free webinars by EyeCarePro.

  • Social media advertisement
  • Email blast
  • Interesting content

Discussed ideas to show members value

Vendor Liaison:  Dr. David N. Sherman
Reviewed Sponsors for 2021

Governmental Affairs:  Dr. Richard Skay (absent)
No report

Professional Affairs:  Dr. Amanda Dexter (absent)
No report

COA Health Care Delivery Systems (HCDS) Liaison:  Dr. Andrew Fasciani
No Report

LOVC Liaison:  Marcelline Ciuffreda (absent)
-In January and February combined, there were 7 clinic days and 31 pts were seen.
-The clinic will consider an afternoon shift from 12-2 for doctors unable to do the morning shift; they are also willing to do the rare Saturday morning.

Communications:  Dr. Nickolet Boermans & Dr. Lucia Millet
Monthly 2021 newsletter: deadline for entries is the 15th of the prior month.

Webmaster:  Dr. Ilya
No report

Membership: Dr. David Ardakani (absent)
No Report

OD Relations:  Dr. John Fitzpatrick (absent)
No Report

Peer Review:  Dr. Paul Lavin (absent)
No report

Public Awareness: Dr. Bob Meisel
Veteran’s Stand Down in North County:

  • 16-17 April at Green Oaks Ranch in Vista

UCSD Health Fair:

  • 18 April at Waller Montgomery Community Park
  • Drs. Meisel and Mathieson will represent SDCOS

Monarch School screening:

  • Pending


Dr. Jenn Chinn – Co-Membership chair/New Member Liaison
Dr. Kathryn Ordonez – Sunshine Coordinator
Marcelline Ciuffreda – Richard Rex Fund Liaison

– There has been one request for money for a low vision patient in the past month.

Dr. Tiana Mathieson – Co-Public Awareness
Dr. Erin Swift – School Liaison
Dr. Tatyana Budarina – Signs Liaison/Social media manager

Honorary Board Member: Dr. Byron Newman (absent)

Administrative Director: Nancy-Jo Sinkiewicz

Meeting adjourned: 7:08 pm

Next Board Meeting: May 6th, 2021. Location: Virtual meeting using Zoom.