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Vision Monday 2021 — Optical's Most Influential Women
#HerStory2021

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Check out these OWA members who are included in this year's Vision Monday Most Influential Women in Optical list.

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Vision Monday 2021 — HerStory2021


Above and Beyond

Women who have led the way in giving back to the industry, their patients, and their communities.

Demetria Roberts, ABOC
Sales Planning Specialist — Carl Zeiss Vision, Inc.
Hebron, Kentucky



Executive Suite

Women who hold positions such as President, VP, CEO, CFO, CIO, or COO.

Jacqueline Grove
Senior Vice President/Talent Development; Culture; Philanthropy; Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion — National Vision
Duluth, Georgia

Wendy Hauteman
Chief Marketing Officer — VSP Global
Rancho Cordova, California

Valerie Sheety-Pilon, OD
Vice President Eye Care Solutions — VSP Global
Rancho Cordova, California

Sarah Throne
Chief Information Officer — Keplr Vision
Bloomington, Illinois



Rising Stars

Women who are "up-and-comers" in their careers and companies.

Rose Britton
Senior Manager, Industry Relations — CooperVision
Victor, New York

Wallatta Delvaille
Export and Key Accounts Manager — WestGroupe
Toronto, Ontario

Hayley Rakus
Marketing and Communications Manager — The Vision Council
Alexandria, Virginia



Mentors

Women who are team builders and developers of talent.

Robin Brush, ABO
Training and Education Manager — Safilo North America
Omaha, Nebraska and Secaucus, New Jersey

Lauren Harmon
Senior Director Professional Marketing, Eye Care, Luxottica — EssilorLuxottica
New York, New York

Sandra Mohr, MA, MS, EdD
Dean of Academic Resources and Administration — New England College of Optometry
Boston, Massachusetts



Innovators

Women who have initiated new products, programs, or ideas marking success.

Beverly Bianes, OD
Optometrist, Partner Owner — Pack & Bianes Vision Care Optometry
Chula Vista, California

Marissa Cundiff
Vice President of Marketing — Kenmark Eyewear
Los Angeles, California

Anila J. Nadkarni
Senior Director, North America Wholesale Strategy — Luxottica
New York, New York



Here is the full listing:

Above and Beyond

Women who have led the way in giving back to the industry, their patients, and their communities.

Kelly Asbra
VP of Programs — Oregon Lions Sight & Hearing Foundation
Portland, Oregon

Sherry Bass, OD
Distinguished Teaching Professor — SUNY College of Optometry
New York, New York

Michelle Hoff, OD, FAAO, ABOM, FNAO
CEO and Co-Founder — Sightline Ophthalmic Consulting LLC
Moraga, California

Demetria Roberts, ABOC
Sales Planning Specialist — Carl Zeiss Vision, Inc.
Hebron, Kentucky



Executive Suite

Women who hold positions such as President, VP, CEO, CFO, CIO, or COO.

Jacqueline DeChamps
Chief Retail Officer — Visionworks of America, Inc.
San Antonio, Texas

Johnna Dukes
Optician and Owner — Optique; Vice President — Opticians Association of America
Spirit Lake, Iowa

Tina Farrell
Vice President of Optical Operations — Clear Sight Partners MSO
Oldsmar, Florida

Jacqueline Grove
Senior Vice President/Talent Development; Culture; Philanthropy; Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion — National Vision
Duluth, Georgia

Wendy Hauteman
Chief Marketing Officer — VSP Global
Rancho Cordova, California

Cindy Metrose
Senior Director, Strategic Accounts & Digital Business — Carl Zeiss Meditec
Dublin, California

K-T Overbey
President and Executive Director — OneSight
Mason, Ohio

Valerie Sheety-Pilon, OD
Vice President Eye Care Solutions — VSP Global
Rancho Cordova, California

Sarah Throne
Chief Information Officer — Keplr Vision
Bloomington, Illinois

Gianna Venturi
Chief People Officer — Eyemart Express
Dallas, Texas

Stephanie Waugh
Vice President and Global Head, Ocular Health — Alcon Vision Care
Fort Worth, Texas

Meg Weathers
Vice President of Strategic Marketing, North America — Hoya Vision Care
Dallas, Texas



Rising Stars

Women who are up-and-comers in their careers and companies.

Rose Britton
Senior Manager, Industry Relations — CooperVision
Victor, New York

Wallatta Delvaille
Export and Key Accounts Manager — WestGroupe
Toronto, Ontario

Victoria Dzurinko, OD, MBA, FAAO
Director of Professional Relations — MacuLogix
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Lauren Fereday, OD
Professional Development Director — EssilorLuxottica
San Diego, California

Tina Graziosi
Enterprise Resource Planning Application Specialist — ClearVision Optical
Hauppauge, New York

Essence Johnson, OD, FAAO, Dipl ABO
Southeast Dallas Health Center Parkland Health & Hospital System; Chief Visionary Officer — Black EyeCare Perspective
Heartland, Texas

Leah Johnson, OD, FAAO, FSLS
Director of Professional Affairs — CooperVision Specialty EyeCare, Americas
Phoenix, Arizona

Allison Lancaster
Director of Marketing — AEG Vision
Dallas, Texas

Melissa Nichole Long
Coating Lab Manager — Eye-Kraft Optical
St. Cloud, Minnesota

Sathi Maiti, OD
Ocular Surface Disease Clinical Research Fellow, Optometrist — Periman Eye Institute, Eye Eye, SEE Eyewear
Seattle, Washington

Hayley Rakus
Marketing and Communications Manager — The Vision Council
Alexandria, Virginia

Amy Russell
Regional Director — EyeCare Partners
Columbus, Ohio



Mentors

Women who are team builders and developers of talent.

Linda Blain
Divisional Vice President of Sales, Canada — Marchon Canada
Dorval, Quebec

Robin Brush, ABO
Training and Education Manager — Safilo North America
Omaha, Nebraska and Secaucus, New Jersey

Anna Dixon
Director, Managed Vision Care Business Development and Support — MyEyeDr.
Fairfax, Virginia

Juanita Fisher
Regional Sales Manager — Tura Eyewear
Portsmouth, Virginia

Lauren Harmon
Senior Director Professional Marketing, Eye Care, Luxottica — EssilorLuxottica
New York, New York

Deidre T. Huff
Clinical Applications Specialist — Luneau Technology
Bensenville, Illinois

Jill Johnson
Vice President, Human Resources — IDOC, LLC
Norwalk, Connecticut

Tina Lahti
Vice President of Sales and Marketing — IOT
Torrance, California

Melanie Mills
Senior Director, Decision Sciences — Essilor of America
Dallas, Texas

Cindy Moen
Chief People Officer — Shopko Optical
Green Bay, Wisconsin

Sandra Mohr, MA, MS, EdD
Dean of Academic Resources and Administration — New England College of Optometry
Boston, Massachusetts



Innovators

Women who have initiated new products, programs, or ideas marking success.

Beverly Bianes, OD
Optometrist, Partner Owner — Pack & Bianes Vision Care Optometry
Chula Vista, California

Karen Carrasquillo, OD, PhD, FAAO, FSLS, FBCLA
Vice President of Clinical and Professional Affairs — BostonSight
Needham, Massachusetts

Marissa Cundiff
Vice President of Marketing — Kenmark Eyewear
Los Angeles, California

Trish Farley Olson
Director of Marketing — ADO Practice Solutions & DONE4YOU Marketing, a Walman Company
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Melanie Frogozo, OD, FAOO, FSLS, Diplomate CLCS
Chief Optometrist and Director of Clinical Operations — Alamo Eye Care and Contact Lens Institute of San Antonio
San Antonio, Texas

Teresa Mason
Vice President, Product Merchandising — Eyemart Express
Farmers Branch, Texas

Anila J. Nadkarni
Senior Director, North America Wholesale Strategy — Luxottica
New York, New York

Charlene Nichols
Ceo & Founder — SellSMART Not Hard, Optical Near ME & My vision Show
Centereach, New York

Karen Samuelson
VP Customer Experience, North America — Hoya Vision Care
Lewisville, Texas

Laura Walker
Vice President & Business Unit Head, Digital Innovation — Alcon
Fort Worth, Texas