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Vision Monday 2017 - Optical's Most Influential Women

Vision Monday 2017 - #WomenOfInfluence

Vision Monday Article

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

Executive Suite

Rising Stars



Here is the full listing:

Executive Suite

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

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


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


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