May 9, 2019 @ Braille Institute

May 9, 2019 @ Braille Institute

Board members: Drs. Scovill, Fasciani, Koo, Ardakani, Sherman, Wong, Chinn, Fitzpatrick, Millet, Ciuffreda, Morgan, Biaggi, Boermans, Lavin, Skay, Grazian, Grosu, Le, and Gross.

Meeting began: 6:33pm

Secretary:  Dr. Alexandra Scovill

Reviewed March Minutes: motion to accept minutes by Drs. Morgan and Skay, motion passed.

Treasurer:  Dr. Wendy Gross
Reviewed April and YTD P&L

President-Elect: Dr. Michelle Biaggi
Discussed donation to PROPAC (Puerto Rico Optometric Political Action Committee)
-Motion by Drs. Skay and Sherman to donate $250 to PROPAC, motion passes
Discussed hotel options for 2020 CE meetings

Immediate Past President:  Dr. Michael Morgan
Discussed Public Awareness 2020 campaign

President:  Dr. Robert Grazian

  • New OD BBQ and Board Meeting, Saturday June 15, 2019, 3:00pm At Dr. Eric White’s. VSP will be the event sponsor.
  • Recapped District Meeting with Asm. Todd Gloria
  • SDCOS 2-HR CE, Handlery Hotel, Thursday May 16, 2019
  • Holiday Party, December 7, 2019 at the Hilton San Diego Resort and Spa near Mission Bay
  • AOA Meeting in St. Louis, MO, June 19-23rd, AOA Delegate forms available.
  • Recapped Legislative Day
  • LOVC volunteer doctors needed
  • COA membership update
  • 2018 COA Presidents’ Council Recommendations and Board Responses, Town Hall Meeting, COA professional liability insurance discount for 1st and 2nd year OD’s, Dr. Erin Swift is COA Trustee Liaison to President’s Council
  • Dr. Joseph Garvin was appointed to the COA Nominating Committee for a two-year term

 Vendor Liaison:  Dr. Dave Sherman
Sponsor Update

Governmental Affairs:  Dr. Dick Skay

  • Recapped COA Legislative Day
  • Reviewed AB 1467 Optometric Scope bill

Professional Affairs:  Dr. Amanda Dexter (absent)
March CE attendance total: 90
54 members
6 non-members
25 sponsors
5 guests

HCDS:  Dr. Drew Fasciani
Discussed Health Care Delivery Systems update from the COA

LOVC Liaison:  Dr. David Wong
Discussed LOVC Open House June 2nd, 2pm-4pm, 1805 Upas Street

Communications:  Dr. Nickolet Boermans and Dr. Lucia Millet
May 2019 newsletter: deadline for entries is 15th of the prior month.

Webmaster:  Dr. Stephanie Le
No Report

OD Relations:  Dr. John Fitzpatrick
No Report

Peer Review:  Dr. Paul Lavin
Discussed SDCOS Golf Outing, Sunday, August 4, 2019, Singing Hills at Sycuan
Need two volunteers to assist with auction tickets.

Public Awareness: Dr. Simona Grosu for Dr. Bob Meisel (absent)
Discussed Stand Down San Diego
San Diego High School, Eyecare/exams for veterans, mostly homeless
June 28-29, 2019 8am-5pm, June 30th 8am-noon.
Half day or full day volunteering opportunity

Membership: Dr. David Ardakani
Recapped last month’s Young OD Mixer
Discussed next young OD mixer with young OMDs, August 17th, 2019

Richard Rex Liaison:  Dr. Michael Morgan
No Report

Dr. Jenn Chinn     Co-Membership
Dr. Marcelline Ciuffreda     CVF Liaison – California Vision Foundation recently shutdown
Dr. Simona Grosu                 Co-Public Awareness
Dr. Anita Koo     School Liaison
Dr. Kathryn Ordonez     Sunshine Committee (absent)

Honorary Board Member:  Dr. Byron Newman
No Report

Nancy-Jo Sinkiewicz, Adminstrative Director

Board meeting adjourned: 8:09 pm

Next Board Meeting and New OD BBQ: June 15, 2019 at Dr. Eric White’s