October 15, 2020

Board Members: Gross, Grosu, Scovill, El-Moghrabi, Sherman, Meisel, Skay, Song, Ardakani, Ordonez, Song, Fasciani, Ardakani, Chinn, Millet, Grazian and Boermans.

Call to order: 6:58 pm

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

Treasurer: Dr. Simona Grosu
Reviewed September P&L. Motion by Dr. Sherman to accept September P&L, second by Dr. Skay, motion passed.

President-Elect: Dr. Alexandra Scovill
Reviewed survey responses from vendors and vendor meeting.
Reviewed tentative new 2021 calendar.

Immediate Past President: Dr. Robert Grazian
No report

President: Dr. Wendy Gross
Reviewed CE Webinars
Restructuring our society around virtual meetings

  • Executive board is working on changes to the budget, CE schedule, types of events, and sponsorship program

Discussed having a virtual fundraising event instead of a Holiday party.

  • Planners: Drs. Ciuffreda, Boermans, Ordonez, and Nancy-Jo

Vendor Liaison: Dr. David N. Sherman
No report

Governmental Affairs: Dr. Richard Skay
No report

Professional Affairs: Dr. Amanda Dexter (absent)
2-hour CE on October 22 – Dr. Susan Cotter, OD, MS, FAAO

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

LOVC Liaison: Dr. Michael Morgan (absent)
LOVC reopened with only one person in the clinic at a time and by appointment only

Communications: Dr. Nickolet Boermans & Dr. Lucia Millet
September 2020 newsletter: deadline for entries is the 15th of the prior month.

Webmaster: Dr. Ilya Volk (absent)
No report

Membership: Dr. David Ardakani
No Report

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

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

Public Awareness: Dr. Bob Meisel
Tiana’s virtual KOGO interaction

Dr. Jenn Chinn – Co-Membership chair/New Member Liaison
Dr. Kathryn Ordonez –  Sunshine Coordinator
Dr. Marcelline Ciuffreda (absent) –  Richard Rex Fund Liaison
Dr. Tiana Mathieson (absent) – Co-Public Awareness
Dr. Nina Song – School Liaison
Dr. Tatyana Budarina (absent) –  Signs Liaison/Social media manager

Honorary Board Member: Dr. Byron Newman (absent).

Administrative Director: Nancy-Jo Sinkiewicz.

Meeting adjourned: 7:26 pm. Next Board Meeting: November 5, 2020. location: Virtual meeting using Zoom.