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Vision Monday 2011 - Optical's Most Influential Women


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

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Vision Monday 2011 - 35 Stories of Achievement

Executive Suite

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

Dori Carlson, OD
American Optometric Association
Heartland Eye Care

Maureen Cavanagh
Nassau Vision Group

Yvonne Cooney
Midwest Vision Centers

Paula Dank
Davis Vision

Sue Ann Healey

Janet L. Johnson

Caroline MacIsaac
College of Opticians

Nanette Michaels
Henry Ford OptimEyes

Audrey Reed
Essilor Vision Foundation

Tina M. Schott
Schott Management Group, LLC

Diane Souza
United Healthcare Specialty Benefits

Vicky Sheppard
Kaiser Permanente of Southern California

Jackie Zelman
Revolution Eyewear

Rising Stars

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

Laura Bush
Encore Optics

Stephanie Campbell
Foundation for Eye Health Awareness

Jennifer Derryberry
Zyloware Eyewear

Malini Krishna

Carla Mack, OD, FAAO
Bausch + Lomb

Monica Marston
3M Company

Heather Padgett
Hoya Vision Care

LaSheta P. David, OD
Invision Family Eyecare

Jennifer M. Smith, OD, FCOVD
Draisin Vision Group

Jeanette Carbone Varanelli, OD, FAAO
John D. Dingell VA Medical Center
Department of Veterans Affairs

Cheryl Vescio
Carl Zeiss Vision


Women who are team builders and developers of talent.

Belinda Bellows
ImageWear/Walman Optical

Juanita Burke

Heather Carpenter
Nationwide Vision Center

Cathy Evans
Pacific University College of Optometry

Mary Kane
Vision Monday

Sheri Mayes
Nationwide Vision Center


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

Sandi Berendes
Groetken Family Eye Care

Leslie Muller
Marchon Eyewear

Liz Segre
All About Vision
Access Media Group LLC

Samantha Toth
Innereactive Media

Connie Vavricek
VSP Vision Care

Class of 2011: A New Generation of Female Leaders

Optometry Students

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Sarah Brehm, OD
Nova Southeastern University

Jessica Carson, OD
University of Missouri—St. Louis

Kelly Chajka, OD
SUNY College of Optometry

Britta Hansen, OD
University of California—Berkeley

Brigitte Keener, OD
Southern College of Optometry

Melissa Liepens, OD
Illinois College of Optometry

Jessica Lucas, OD
Northern State University

Kacie Monroe, OD
Indiana University School of Optometry

Lauren Nelson, OD
University of Houston College of Optometry

Nura Zayed
Broward Community College

Opticianry Students

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Lisa Cudmore
Erie Community College

Andrea Edwards
J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College

Jenni Evans
Indiana University School of Optometry's Optician/Technician Program

Masayo Hashimoto
New York City College of Technology

Lauren Lessley
Seattle Central Community College

Sharyn McCann
Middlesex Community College

Tiffany McDaniel
Roane State Community College

Kathryn Plante
Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology

Kelli Sanders
Ogeechee Technical College

Lydia Wang-DeJesus
Hillsborough Community College

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