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Executive Committee | Board of Directors | Staff | Past Presidents | Founding Board Members

Executive Committee

Robyn Crimmins

Robyn Crimmins

OWA Member Since: 2012
Board / Committee Position: President
Company: VSP
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What I Love About OWA

The opportunity to connect, share, and learn from the talented women in our industry!

Deb Bulken

Deb Bulken

OWA Member Since: 2011
Board / Committee Position: Vice President, Membership Committee Chair
Company: Luxottica
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What I Love About OWA

I love having the opportunity to engage with likeminded women, who see the potential in ALL women in our industry, to engage through continuous learning and networking to become the best leaders they can be!

Lorie Lippiatt, OD

Lorie Lippiatt, OD

OWA Member Since: 2004
Board / Committee Position: Secretary / Treasurer, Professional Development Fund Committee Chair
Company: The Salem Eyecare Center, Inc.
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What I Love About OWA

I love being part of an organization that promotes the leadership roles of women in Optical. As President of a small female-dominated business, I enjoy and utilize the resources the OWA provides in my own company.

Tiara Claxton

Tiara Claxton

OWA Member Since: 2010
Board / Committee Position: Immediate Past-President, Nominating Committee Chair
Company: Thelios
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What I Love About OWA

I am dedicated to this organization purely for what we support; "To enhance and promote the leadership role of women in the optical industry through networking, education and peer support." I love working along side, connecting and networking with like-minded individuals!

Board of Directors

Pamela Capaldi

Pamela Capaldi

OWA Member Since: 2007
Board / Committee Position: Board of Directors, Connection & Enrichment Committee Chair
Company: Brien Holden Vision Institute
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What I Love About OWA

The OWA offers an amazing community of women. It is a joy to be able to connect, network, and be inspired by so many resourceful, intelligent, and engaging women. I always come away from my encounters with the women of the OWA filled with ideas and energy!

Jan Cory

Jan Cory

OWA Member Since: 2014
Board / Committee Position: Board of Directors, Membership Committee Chair
Company: IDOC
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What I Love About OWA

I love interacting with industry women whose pure focus is supporting and lifting up other women. The OWA gives us roots and wings!

Laura Dorris

Laura Dorris

OWA Member Since: 2013
Board / Committee Position: Board of Directors, Events Committee Chair
Company: Healthy Eyes Advantage
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What I Love About OWA

I truly enjoy being part of OWA and meeting so many wonderful people who are passionate about the mission and goals of OWA to connect, inspire, lead and promote women in leadership in our industry. There are many resources OWA makes available for women- no matter the size of the company you work for, or where you are in your career path. Iron sharpens iron and the encouragement and influence you can receive and provide is so meaningful.

Ashley Mills

Ashley Mills

OWA Member Since: 2016
Board / Committee Position: Board of Directors, Digital Marketing Committee Chair
Company: The Vision Council
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What I Love About OWA

Promoting women's leadership has never been more relevant. I love that OWA has been supporting women in optical for years now, and has created a touchstone for so many talented people in our industry. The women I get to work with through OWA — at all stages in their careers — inspire me and help me to be a better leader.

Megan Molony

Megan Molony

OWA Member Since: 2016
Board / Committee Position: Board of Directors, Professional Development Fund Committee Chair
Company: National Vision
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What I Love About OWA

I love the OWA for providing a network of powerful women, that all support the mission of promoting the leadership role of women in our industry. It has been a privilege to work with, be inspired by, and learn from such an amazing group of distinguished professionals.

Erinn Morgan

Erinn Morgan

OWA Member Since: 2015
Board / Committee Position: Board of Directors, Communications Committee Chair
Company: Eyecare Business
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What I Love About OWA

The OWA is inspiring! I love the incredible camaraderie, support, and opportunities the OWA provides to women, including myself. It's a fantastic organization with the inspired focus on helping women progress and succeed in their careers in the optical industry.

Debbie Myres

Debbie Myres

OWA Member Since: 2009
Board / Committee Position: Board of Directors, Connection & Enrichment Committee Chair
Company: Visual Inspirations, LLC
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What I Love About OWA

I love that the OWA is a networking group for woman that reaches to all areas of business in the Optical Industry. With contagious enthusiasm, this group is all about helping others — connect , inspire and lead thru so many different programs. It is an exciting time to see the growth and continued development of an amazing group of women.

Janelle Pauli

Janelle Pauli

OWA Member Since: 2012
Board / Committee Position: Board of Directors, Website Design Committee Chair
Company: VisionWeb
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What I Love About OWA

The women of the OWA have surrounded me with encouragement, guidance, and mentorship throughout these early years of my career. I know that I have a network of friends in this organization that I can turn to without hesitation. Devoting time to leadership and the development of yourself and others through this organization helps provide true meaning in my career, and I'm thrilled to carry this forward to new members.

All terms are 2-year terms effective September through August.

Staff

Carol Wilbur

Carol Wilbur

Email Address:
Position: Executive Director
Company: Madeleine Crouch & Co.
Address: 14070 Proton Road, Suite 100, Dallas, TX 75244
Phone: 972.233.9107 x207

Past OWA Presidents

2018-2019 Tiara Claxton (Thelios)
2016-2017 Maureen Cavanagh (Essilor)
2015-2016 Heather Smith (VisionWeb)
2013-2015 Christie Walker (Jobson Optical Group)
2011-2013 Ann E. Englert (Solutions)
2009-2011 Laurie Badone (Carl Zeiss Vision Inc.)
2007-2009 Grady Culbreth (Grady & Associates, Inc.)
2006-2007 Sherrie Rogerson (REM Eyewear)
2005-2006 Rene Soltis (Vision Council)
2004-2005 Corinne McCormack (FGXI, Corinne McCormack, Inc.)
2002-2004 Lorinda Fraboni (Walman Optical)
2000-2002 Co-President Marge Axelrad (Jobson Optical Group, founding member)
2000-2002 Co-President Jean Scott (Luxottica, founding member)
1997-2000 Linda Little (The Little Group, Founder of OWA)

Founding Board Members (September 1997)

President Linda Little (DAC Vision)
Co-Vice President Marge Axelrad (Vision Monday Group)
Co-Vice President Jean Scott (Luxottica Group)
Secretary-Treasurer Audrey Reed (Essilor)
Board of Directors Stephanie De Long (Eyecare Business)
Susan Elliot (Jobson)
Lorinda Fraboni (Walman Optical)
Sonja Hendriks (Optical Software)
Val Manso (Manso Management Resources)
Frances Nuelle (Eyewear Magazine)
Susan Polson (National Optronics)
Lisa Sarbach (consultant)
Christie Costanzo Walker (Frames Data)