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Vision Monday 2018 — 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 2018 — #WomenOfInfluence


Executive Suite

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

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

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



Rising Stars

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

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

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



Mentors

Women who are team builders and developers of talent.

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

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

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

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



Innovators

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

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

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

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



Here is the full listing:

Executive Suite

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

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

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

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



Mentors

Women who are team builders and developers of talent.

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



Innovators

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

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