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Vision Monday 2019 — Optical's Most Influential Women
#Achievers

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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 2019 — #Achievers


Executive Suite

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

Jane Mell Balek
Executive Director — Think About Your Eyes Alexandria, Virginia

Victoria Hallberg
Chief Marketing Officer — Safilo North America
Secaucus, New Jersey

Joyce Pokoy-Kurtulus
Executive Vice President, Product Development & Management — Randolph Engineering
Randolph, Massachusetts

Megan Molony
Senior Vice President of Merchandising — National Vision, Inc
Duluth, Georgia



Rising Stars

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

Pamela Andrews
Associate Director, Retail Go-To-Market — Carl Zeiss Vision
San Diego, California

Giulia Valmassoi
CEO of Thema Optical, North American Division
Miami, Florida

Alana Whitaker
Ray-Ban Sales Consultant — Luxottica
San Diego, California



Mentors

Women who are team builders and developers of talent.

Nelly Bonniol
Vice President Provider Relations — EyeMed-Luxottica
Cincinnati, Ohio

Phaedra Chernoff
Corporate Key Accounts Manager — L'Amy America
Norwalk, Connecticut

Stephanie J. Lucas
Executive Vice President, Member Solutions — Healthy Eyes Advantage
Boca Raton, Florida

Susan Rose Ohneck
Regional Vice President of Sales — Marchon Eyewear
Melville, New York

Nancy Roellke
Director, Practice Experience — VSP Optics
Rancho Cordova, California

Tamara Sanders
Senior Director of Sales, Independent Distribution Division — Essilor of America
Dallas, Texas

Carrie Wilson, ABOM
Senior Field Quality Assurance Manager, Optical Division — Walmart, Inc
Dalton, Georgia



Innovators

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

Kirsten Anderson
Senior Director, Ecommerce Sales & Strategy — Luxottica Wholesale N.A.
New York, New York

Trudi Charest
Co-Founder — Marketing4ECPs
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Jacqueline (Jackie) Janiec
Director of Marketing — Zyloware
Port Chester, New York

Maria Sampalis, OD
Corporate Optometry — Sampalis Eye Care
Cranston, Rhode Island



Here is the full listing:

Executive Suite

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

Jane Mell Balek
Executive Director — Think About Your Eyes
Alexandria, Virginia

Barbara Barclay
President — RightEye, LLC
Bethesda, Maryland

Chrystel Barranger
President — Essilor Photochromics & Transitions Optical
Charenton-le-Pont, France

Marjolijn Bijlefeld
Managing Editor — Women in Optometry

Victoria Hallberg
Chief Marketing Officer — Safilo North America
Secaucus, New Jersey

Elizabeth Hoppe, OD, MOH, DrPH, MPH
Founding Dean — College of Optometry, Western University of Health Sciences
Pomona, California

Millicent Knight, OD, FAAO, FAARM
Senior Vice President, Customer Development Group — Essilor of America
Dallas, Texas

Joyce Pokoy-Kurtulus
Executive Vice President, Product Development & Management — Randolph Engineering
Randolph, Massachusetts

Tiffany Lione, OD
Founding Partner & President — Associates in Eyecare Optometrists
Stone Ridge, Virginia

Theresa Lundahl
Senior Vice President, Global Supply Chain — CooperVision, Inc.
Victor, New York

Megan Molony
Senior Vice President of Merchandising — National Vision, Inc.
Duluth, Georgia

Denise Mogil
Director of Professional Services — Costco Wholesale
Mercer Island, Washington

Sarah Wells
Senior Vice President of Optometry Operations & Integrations — EyeCare Partners
St. Louis, Missouri



Rising Stars

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

Pamela Andrews
Associate Director, Retail Go-To-Market — Carl Zeiss Vision
San Diego, California

Crystal Bermudez
Director of Product Development — Tura, Inc.
New York, New York

Jillian Marro
Global Brand Director, Altair Eyewear — Marchon
New York, New York

Catherine Satterfield, PhD
Director of Training & Development — Hoya Vision Care
Lewisville, Texas

Jill Saxon, OD, FAAO
Senior Director, Professional Strategy — Bausch + Lomb
Bridgewater, New Jersey

Giulia Valmassoi
CEO of Thema Optical, North American Division
Miami, Florida

Alana Whitaker
Ray-Ban Sales Consultant — Luxottica
San Diego, California



Mentors

Women who are team builders and developers of talent.

Monique S. Anderson
PMO Director, Portfolio Solutions — VSP Vision Care
Rancho Cordova, California

Melissa Barnett, OD, FAAO, FSLS, FBCLA
Principal Optometrist, University of California Davis Eye Center
Sacramento, California

Nelly Bonniol
Vice President Provider Relations — EyeMed-Luxottica
Cincinnati, Ohio

Phaedra Chernoff
Corporate Key Accounts Manager — L'Amy America
Norwalk, Connecticut

Stephanie J. Lucas
Executive Vice President, Member Solutions — Healthy Eyes Advantage
Boca Raton, Florida

Susan Rose Ohneck
Regional Vice President of Sales — Marchon Eyewear
Melville, New York

Nancy Roellke
Director, Practice Experience — VSP Optics
Rancho Cordova, California

Tamara Sanders
Senior Director of Sales, Independent Distribution Division — Essilor of America
Dallas, Texas

Carrie Wilson, ABOM
Senior Field Quality Assurance Manager, Optical Division — Walmart, Inc.
Dalton, Georgia



Innovators

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

Kirsten Anderson
Senior Director, Ecommerce Sales & Strategy — Luxottica Wholesale N.A.
New York, New York

Elena Z. Biffi, OD, MSc, FAAO
Associate Professor - New England College of Optometry, Primary Care Dept.
Attending Optometrist — South Boston Community Health Center/NECO Centrer for Eye Care

Addie Bogart
Western U.S. Sales Rep

Trudi Charest
Co-Founder — Marketing4ECPs
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Theresa Colonna, OD
Associate Optometrist & Lead Trainer of Optometric Technicians — Westminster Eyecare Associates
Providence, Rhode Island

Coco Dotson & Breezy Dotson
Founders — Coco & Breezy Eyewear
New York, New York

Julia Gogosha
Founder/Owner — Gogosha Optique
Echo Park, Los Angeles, California

Jacqueline (Jackie) Janiec
Director of Marketing — Zyloware
Port Chester, New York

Maria Sampalis, OD
Corporate Optometry — Sampalis Eye Care
Cranston, Rhode Island

Leilani Sonoda
Principal Scientist, Global Sphere & Light Management Platform R & D — Johnson & Johnson Vision
Jacksonville, Florida