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Vision Monday 2009 - Optical's Most Influential Women


Check out this year's Vision Monday Most Influential Women in Optical list.

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Vision Monday 2009 - Agents of Change

Executive Suite

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

Julie Metzger Aubuchon, OD
Metzger Eye Care

Heather Balester
Balester Optical Co.

Janet Benjamin
Laramy-K Optical

Lynda Johnson
Artisan Optics

Karen Keeney
Chadwick Optical Inc.

Candy Simerson
Minnesota Eye Consultant

Rising Stars

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

Teresa Bryant
Indiana Ophthalmics

Christine Camsuzou
PPG Industries

Erin Durham
National Vision, Inc.

Jennilyn Dutson
Standard Optical

Allison Fanger
Midland Optical

Heather Figueroa
West Coast Lens

Kelly Kerksick, OD
Vision Source LP

Kristen McCabe
Ilori, a division of Luxottica Retail

Tesha Peel
Clarkson Eyecare

Cathy Rauscher
Transitions Optical, Inc.

Jennifer Stewart, OD
Norwalk Eye Care

Julie Washington
Pearle Vision

Karen Zappia
Live Eyewear


Women who are team builders and developers of talent.

Barbara W. Brown, OD, FAAO
University of Missouri-St. Louis, College of Optometry

Barbara Byrne
Hoya Vision Care

Shirley Earley
Focal Pointe

Rebecca Fertig
Brahm & Powell Guild Opticians

Emily Gelb
Emerging Vision

Kristina F. Green
J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College

Angel Hulen
OptumHealth Vision

Candace O'Keefe
Younger Optics

Cheryl Oberlee
Essilor Labs

Michelle Skinner
Altair Eyewear

Aurora Susi
Metro Optics


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

Crystal R. Besson
Global Optics Inc.

Paula Donnelly
Luxottica Retail

Sharon Fields
Halpern Eye Associates

Debbie Fink
Marchon Eyewear

Jodi Groh

Paula Hornbeck
Eye Candy

Mary O'Hara
Transitions Optical, Inc.

Audrey J. Pavia
Tura L.P.

Eden Wexler
Sáfilo USA / Solstice Marketing Concepts

The Next Generation of Female Leaders

Opticianry Students

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Allyson Campman
J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College

Lisa Dejulio
Indiana University of Optometry

Amy Easterlin
Middlesex Community College

Hali Gibson
Roane State Community College

Carole Loverso
Erie Community College

Nour Salameh
Cuyahoga Community College

Geri Stacy
Raritan Valley Community College

Optometry Students

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Andrea Buitrago Antonelli, OD
UC Berkeley School of Optometry

Kimberly May Dillivan, OD
Michigan College of Optometry

Katie Greiner, OD
Ohio State University College of Optometry

Julie K. Hutchinson, OD
Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University

Erin Christine Jenewein, OD
Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry

Teresa Anjali E. Mathew, OD
University of Missouri St. Louis School of Optometry

Billi Jayne Prinzen, OD
Illinois College of Optometry

Melanie Shearer, OD
SUNY College of Optometry

Kayla Snipes Vickers, OD
University of Alabama Birmingham

Jennifer Hermetz York, OD
Southern College of Optometry