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Vision Monday 2014 - Optical's Most Influential Women

Vision Monday 2014 - #WonderWomen

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

Executive Suite

  • Melody Healy
  • April Jasper, OD, FAAO

Rising Stars

  • Deirdre Carroll
  • Gilda Mehraban
  • Kelly P. Smoyer
  • Katie Gilbert-Spear, OD, MPH


  • Mary Rose Jaszczynski
  • Kate Monahan
  • Karen Stotz, ABOC, NCLEC
  • Barbara S. Wagner


  • Kristan Gross
  • Cathy Ives
  • Angela McCoy
  • Tami Ortiz

Here is the full listing:

Executive Suite

Stephanie Johnson-Brown, OD, MEd
Plano Child Development Center; Plano Optometrics Ltd.

Kate Doerksen

Celia de Lourdes Feliciano, OD
Vision 4 You

Melody Healy
VSP Vision Care

April Jasper, OD, FAAO
Vision Source/Advanced Eyecare Specialists

Alexis McLaughlin
Target Optical, a Division of Luxottica

Karoline L. Munson, OD
Kentucky Optometric Association

Julie A. Schornack, OD, MEd
Marshall B. Ketchum University; Southern California College of Optometry

Rising Stars

Kirsten E. Albrecht, OD

Deirdre Carroll
Vision Monday

Erin O'Fallon
SportRx, LLC

Gilda Mehraban
REM Eyewear

Amanda Nanasy, OD
The Eye Center

Heidi Schwitzer
Zig Eyewear USA

Kelly P. Smoyer
Essilor Laboratories of America

Katie Gilbert-Spear, OD, MPH
Sight and Sun Eyeworks

Captain Lauren Joy Stone, OD
Drs. Foster, Steele and Stone; Tennessee Air National Guard

Heather Suggitt
Vision Source

Barbara Vitchus
Global Optics, Inc.

Gina M. Wesley OD, MS, FAAO
Complete Eye Care of Medina


Kristin Ellsworth
Peeps Eyewear

Mary Rose Jaszczynski
ClearVision Optical

Kate Monahan
VSP Optics Group

La Jeanne Niles, ABOC
Carl Zeiss Vision

Debby Bauer-Robertson, ABO, NCLE
Ruff Eyes/Jeanne I Ruff, OD, LLC

Mary Anne Stangby
Sears Optical, a division of Luxottica

Karen Stotz, ABOC, NCLEC
Pech Optical

Barbara S. Wagner
Santinelli International

Karla Zadnik, OD, PhD
The Ohio State University College of Optometry


Laura Askew
Transitions Optical

Kristan Gross
Essilor of America, Inc.

Dawne Hanks
Oakley Inc.

Cindy Hussey
Velvet Eyewear

Cathy Ives
The Optical Vision Site

Angela McCoy
Eye Care Associates

Tami Ortiz
Altair Eyewear

Carey Reynolds
Allergan, Inc.

Janelle Routhier, OD, FAAO, FBCLA
Essilor of America

Shirleen Steele
Henry Ford Optimeyes