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OWA Talks Podcast


August 2023 — Tatiana Stewart and Carissa Dunphy
The Story-Behind-the-Story: OWA Talks Co-Hosts Pass the Baton

Join us for a special episode of OWA Talks as we "turn the mic" and get the story-behind-the-story from our hosts. Outgoing co-hosts Sandra Mohr and Stephanie Espinosa pass the baton to new co-hosts, Tatiana Stewart and Carissa Dunphy, but not before they share all the tantalizing behind-the-scenes details of their experience and interview Carissa and Tatiana as they start their new journey with OWA Talks.

Carissa Dunphy

Carissa Dunphy, ABOC, is a Marketing Specialist at Professional Eye Care Associates of America (PECAA) where she promotes the business needs for more than 12,000 independent eye care professionals nationwide. Carissa has passionately worked in the independent ECP space since 2008, and founded Optician Now, which provides educational resources and optical expertise. As the Vice-Chair of the OWA's Communications and Website Committee, and now the OWA Talks co-host, she is thrilled to further contribute to the future growth and collaboration within the industry.

Tatiana Stewart

Tatiana Stewart is the Public Relations Supervisor at VSP Vision, where she leads the organization's Public Relations Team and sets media strategies that will enhance VSP Vision's brand presence and strengthen its position as a national leader in health-focused eye care. With 15 years' experience coaching and training executives and C-suite leaders on how to work with and communicate with the press corps, Tatiana makes a great addition to the OWA Talks Podcast. She has a passion for storytelling and a reporter's curiosity. As co-host, she looks forward to asking the right questions to learn the things OWA members want to know from some of the optical industry's top leaders.

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