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Vision Monday 2017 - Optical's Most Influential Women
#WomenOfInfluence

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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 2017 - #WomenOfInfluence


Executive Suite

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

Ashley Mills
Chief Executive Officer — The Vision Council
Alexandria, Virginia


Rising Stars

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

Cha-Ling Delgado
Director Of Key Accounts — Luxottica North America
Port Washington, New York

Laurel O'Connor
Marketing And Communications Manager — Think About Your Eyes
Alexandria, Virginia

Christina Perraud
Director Of Planning And Inventory — MyEyeDr.
Vienna, Virginia

Lindsey Ruhe
Marketing And Communications Manager — The Vision Council
Alexandria, Virginia


Mentors

Women who are team builders and developers of talent.

Robyn Crimmins
Senior Director, Marketing & Commercial Operations — VSP Optics Group
Rancho Cordova, California

Liz Friedfeld
Business Development Manager — ClearVision Optical
Hauppauge, New York

Jennifer Jackson
Senior Regional Sales Manager — Tura Inc.
New York, New York

Heather McHale
Senior Vice President, Global Human Resources — Marchon Eyewear Inc.
Melville, New York


Innovators

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

Jane George
Product Manager — Frames Data Inc., Jobson Optical Group
New York, New York

Alysia Gradney
Senior Director, Digital Marketing & PR — Vision Source
Kingwood, Texas

Kristen McLaughlin
Director Of Marketing — Silhouette Optical
Green Island, New York


Here is the full listing:

Executive Suite

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

Carol Alexander, OD, FAAO
Director, Professional Communications, Vision Care — Johnson & Johnson Vision
Jacksonville, Florida

Leslie C.M. Amodei
Vice President, Global Product Marketing — Optos
Marlborough, Massachusetts

Emily Ashworth
Chief Technology Officer — ABB Optical Group
Coral Springs, Florida

Amanda Davis
Chief Operating Officer — Brien Holden Vision Institute
Public Health Chairperson — International Agency For Prevention of Blindness
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Lisa Fawcett
Vice President Global Strategy & Life Cycle Management — CooperVision
Victor, New York

Cheryl Massa
Vice President, Operations — Davinci Equity Group
Saginaw, Michigan

Ashley Mills
Chief Executive Officer — The Vision Council
Alexandria, Virginia

Heidi Q.T. Pham-Murphy, OD
President/Owner — Visions Optometry
Vice President — Eye Designs Optometry
Sacramento, California

Karen Roberts
Vice President, Global Business Solutions — Carl Zeiss Vision International
Lonsdale, South Australia

Andrea P. Thau, OD, FAAO, FCOVD, DPNAP
Owner — Dr. Thau and Associates
New York, New York


Rising Stars

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

Vidya Baliga
Vision Director — DentaQuest
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Hillary Bliss
Director, Customer Intelligence — National Vision Inc.
Duluth, Georgia

Tiffanie Burkhalter
Omni-Channel Vice President E-Commerce Solutions — VSP Global
Rancho Cordova, California

Cha-Ling Delgado
Director of Key Accounts — Luxottica North America
Port Washington, New York

Jaclyn Frumkin
VP Business Development — Eye Q Eyewear
St. Petersburg, Florida

Jessica Goebert
Senior Public Relations And Marketing Manager — De Rigo REM
Sun Valley, California

Kristin S. O'Brien, OD
Optometrist/Co-Owner — Vision Source of Green Valley Ranch
Denver, Colorado

Laurel O'Connor
Marketing And Communications Manager — Think About Your Eyes
Alexandria, Virginia

Christina Perraud
Director of Planning And Inventory — MyEyeDr.
Vienna, Virginia

Sheree Rajan
Senior Director, Marketing Initiatives — Essilor of America
Dallas, Texas

Lindsey Ruhe
Marketing And Communications Manager — The Vision Council
Alexandria, Virginia

Amanda Sabin
Core Community Manager — Costa Sunglasses
Daytona Beach, Florida

Shauna Thornhill, OD
Owner — Amarillo Vision Specialists
Amarillo, Texas

Sarah Wells
Regional VP of Operations — Eyecare Partners/Clarkson Eyecare
Ballwin, Missouri

H. Lindsay Wright, OD
Executive Director — Armed Forces Optometric Society
Louisville, Colorado


Mentors

Women who are team builders and developers of talent.

Linda Atwood
Co-Owner — Eyecoach Lab and Training Center
Mesa, Arizona

Robyn Crimmins
Senior Director, Marketing & Commercial Operations — VSP Optics Group
Rancho Cordova, California

Nancy Dewald
National Manager of Training And Development — Eye Recommend
Calgary, Alberta

Liz Friedfeld
Business Development Manager — ClearVision Optical
Hauppauge, New York

Jennifer Jackson
Senior Regional Sales Manager — Tura Inc.
New York, New York

Heather McHale
Senior Vice President, Global Human Resources — Marchon Eyewear Inc.
Melville, New York

Deborah Rich
Vice President of Key Accounts — Marchon Eyewear
Marin County, California

Ann Small
Director of Sales Operations, Independent Distributor Division — Essilor of America
Dallas, Texas

Laurie Sorrenson, OD, FAAO
Founder — Lakeline Vision Source
Austin, Texas


Innovators

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

Diana Canto-Sims, OD
Founder & CEO, La Vida Eyewear — Co-Founder, Buena Vista Optical
Chicago, Illinois

Julie Collins
Global Head, Ecommerce — Alcon
Fort Worth, Texas

Jane George
Product Manager — Frames Data Inc., Jobson Optical Group
New York, New York

Alysia Gradney
Senior Director, Digital Marketing & PR — Vision Source
Kingwood, Texas

Melissa Hunfalvay, PhD
Co-Founder & Chief Science Officer — RightEye
Bethesda, Maryland

Kristen McLaughlin
Director of Marketing — Silhouette Optical
Green Island, New York

Bridgitte Shen Lee, OD
CEO — Vision Optique
Houston, Texas