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Vision Monday 2018 — Optical's Most Influential Women

Vision Monday 2018 — #WomenOfInfluence

Full Article | 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

Dori Abenschien
Chief Financial Officer — Essilor of America
Dallas, Texas

Michele Andrews, OD
Sr. Director/Professional & Academic Affairs — CooperVision
Victor, New York

Olivia "Dibby" Bartlett
Chief Operating Officer — Todd Rogers, USA
Andover, Massachusetts
First Vice President — Opticians Association of America
Lakeland, Tennessee

Beth Bush
Vice President, Corporate Operations — Wisconsin Vision, Inc./Eye Boutique, Inc.
New Berlin, Wisconsin

Elizabeth Carlyle
Vice President & Chief Legal Counsel — Vision Source
Kingwood, Texas

Jennifer Coppel
Vice President of Brand Management — Tura, Inc.
New York, New York

Angela McCoy
Chief Administrative Officer — MyEyeDr.
Vienna, Virginia

Jenny Terrell Feenstra, OD, FAAO
President — Texas Optometric Association
Asst. Clinical Professor — Rosenburg School of Optometry, University of the Incarnate Word
San Antonio, Texas

Shannon Waigand
Vice President, Lab Operations/Owner — DaVinci Equity Group
Afton, Iowa

Rising Stars

Carrie D. Alfieri, OD
Found & CEO — Pinnacle Eye Associates, P.A.
McKinney, Texas

Kara M. Cavuoto, MD
Assoc. Professor/Clinical Opthalmology, Medical Student Education in Opthalmology-Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Miami, Florida

Cathy Gosnell
Lab Manager — Bard Optical
Peoria, Illinois

Whitney Hauser, OD
Dry Eye Coach
Memphis, Tennessee

Cara Kirman
Marketing Director — K Optical
Hummelstown, Pennsylvania

Laura Lewis
Director of Human Resources — MyEyeDr.
Raleigh, North Carolina

Lauren Makofske
Brand Director — Marchon Eyewear
San Clemente, California

Roxanna T. Potter, OD
Owner — Personal Eyecare
Sylvania, Ohio

Kristen Reynolds
Manager, Philanthropic Programs — National Vision
Duluth, Georgia

Angela Tsai, OD
Owner & CEO — Premier Eyecare, Angela Tsai OD & Associates, P.C.
Fredericksburg, Virginia

Autianna Wilson
Lead Optician & Buyer — Dr. Leona Landers
San Francisco, California


Arlene Melanie Caputo
Technical Information Specialist — Essilor of America
Dallas, Texas

Tamara Franklin, CPOT
Director, Vision Source Learning & Staff Development — Vision Source
Kingswood, Texas

Glenna Glenn
Divisional Vice President, Commercial Markets East — VSP Optics Group
Bradenton, Florida

Velvet Richardson Hawkins
Senior Retail Business Development Representative — Carl Zeiss Vision
San Diego, California

Barbara Horn, OD
Vice President, American Optometric Association — Diplomate, American Board of Optometry
St. Louis, Missouri

Janna Neal
Vice President of Operations — Zyloware Eyewear
Port Chester, New York

Becky Patterson
Corporate Trainer, Growth & Integration Group — Eyecare Partners
St. Louis, Missouri

Maryann Santos
Vision Care Technology Program Director — Goodwin College
Harford, Connecticut

Amy Stachler
Regional Sales Director, West Coast — Luxottica US
New York, New York

Dawn Ward
Director of Sales — Europa Eyewear
Vernon Hills, Illinois


Erin Allen
Vice President, Provider Solutions — VSP Global
Rancho Cordova, California

Ashley Cyr
Marketing Manager — Independent Doctors of Optometric Care (IDOC)
Norwalk, Connecticut

Marie DiPalma
Senior Brand Director, Ray Ban — Luxottica Wholesale North America
New York, New York

Arian Fartash, OD
Glam Optometrist — Glam Optometry
Placentia, California

Holly Gillentine
Vice President, Corporate Communications — Essilor of America
Dallas, Texas

Danielle Irvine, OD
Clinical Director of Low Vision Services — Spectrios Institute for Low Vision
Wheaton, Illinois

Paula Lawson
Manager, Technology Operations — Quantum Innovations, Inc.
Central Point, Oregon

Nan Meehan
Vice President of Eyewear — ABB Optical Group
Coral Springs, Florida

Padmaja Sankaridurg
Manager, Myopia Program & Intellectual Property — Brien Holden Vision Institute (BHVI)
Kensington, Australia

Matilde Sometti
Publisher — 20/20 Europe Magazine
Verona, Italy