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Vision Monday 2020 — Optical's Most Influential Women
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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 2020 — Luminariess


Above and Beyond

Women who have led the way in giving back to the industry, their patients, and their communities.

Patricia Bobilin
Managing Director, Southern Region — Eye Designs Group
Trappe, Pennsylvania

Melanie Denton Dombrowski, OD, MBA, FAAO
Founder and CEO — Salisbury Eyecare and Eyewear
Salisbury, North Carolina

Kathie Sapnas
Regional Sales Manager — Luxottica
Collegeville, Pennsylvania



Executive Suite

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

Lori Archer
Chief Operating Officer — UnitedHealthCare Vision
Indianapolis, Indiana

Maureen Beddis
Vice President, Marketing and Membership — The Vision Council
Alexandria, Virginia

Cheryl Canning
Vice President of Marketing and Brand Development Fashion — L'Amy America
Norwalk, Connecticut

Christine Dellecave
Chief People Officer — MyEyeDr
Vienna, Virginia

Emilia Flamini
Chief Financial Officer — Luxottica North America
New York, New York

Sherianne James
Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President of Customer Experience — Essilor of America
Dallas, Texas

Erika Jurrens
Senior Vice President of Strategy and Commercialization — ABB Optical Group
Coral Springs, Florida

Jessica Kozak
Senior Vice President, ECP Sales — Essilor of America
Marietta, Georgia

Becky Palm
President and Executive Director — Essilor Vision Foundation
Dallas, Texas



Rising Stars

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

Jennifer K. Chinn, OD
Co-Owner — Dr.Chinn's Vision Care
San Diego, California

Stacey Curcio
Regional Vice President — Unity Contact Lenses
Harmony, Pennsylvania

Mollie Tavel Kaback
Director of Growth Initiatives & Community Engagement — Dr. Tavel Family Eye Care
Indianapolis, Indiana

Melissa Kiewe
Vice President of Marketing, North America — CooperVision
Victor, New York

Amy Moore
Vice President of Product Development — The McGee Group
Marietta, Georgia

Dawna Owens
Director, National Accounts and Government Sales — Topcon Healthcare
Oakland, New Jersey



Mentors

Women who are team builders and developers of talent.

Deborah Kotob
Director of Education and Training Development — Jobson Health Information
Hopkinton, Massachusetts

Heidi Orlando
Northeast Regional Sales Manager — WestGroupe USA
Plattsburgh, New York

Jennifer Palombi, OD, FAAO
Senior Manager, Professional Education & Development — CooperVision
Victor, New York



Innovators

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

No OWA members.



Here is the full listing:

Above and Beyond

Women who have led the way in giving back to the industry, their patients, and their communities.

Lisa Adams-Mahepath, OD
Sterling Optical
St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands

Amanda L. Barker-Assell, OD
Owner — Advanced Family Eye Care
Denver, North Carolina

Patricia Bobilin
Managing Director, Southern Region — Eye Designs Group
Trappe, Pennsylvania

Elaine Booth
Regional Vice President of Operations — Eyemart Express
Farmers Branch, Texas

Melanie Denton Dombrowski, OD, MBA, FAAO
Founder and CEO — Salisbury Eyecare and Eyewear
Salisbury, North Carolina

Kathie Sapnas
Regional Sales Manager — Luxottica
Collegeville, Pennsylvania



Executive Suite

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

Lori Archer
Chief Operating Officer — UnitedHealthCare Vision
Indianapolis, Indiana

Dibby Bartlett
President — Opticians Association of America
Marshfield, Massachusetts

Maureen Beddis
Vice President, Marketing and Membership — The Vision Council
Alexandria, Virginia

Jill Bryant, OD, MPH, FAAO, FSLS
Executive Director — National Board of Examiners in Optometry
Charlotte, North Carolina

Tiffanie Burkhalter
Chief Operating Officer, VSP Ventures — VSP Global
Rancho Cordova, California

Cheryl Canning
Vice President of Marketing and Brand Development Fashion — L'Amy America
Norwalk, Connecticut

Christine Dellecave
Chief People Officer — MyEyeDr
Vienna, Virginia

Ruth Domber
Co-Owner — 10/10 Optics
New York, New York

Emilia Flamini
Chief Financial Officer — Luxottica North America
New York, New York

Bettina Friedl, PhD
Vice President Vision Technology Solutions — Zeiss Vision Care
Aalen, Germany

Sherianne James
Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President of Customer Experience — Essilor of America
Dallas, Texas

Erika Jurrens
Senior Vice President of Strategy and Commercialization — ABB Optical Group
Coral Springs, Florida

Jessica Kozak
Senior Vice President, ECP Sales — Essilor of America
Marietta, Georgia

Mary Loranger
Director of Vendor Relations — ADO Practice Solutions, a Division of Walman Optical
Denver, Colorado

Sara Osculati
Chief Brand and Product Officer — Thelios
Paris, France

Becky Palm
President and Executive Director — Essilor Vision Foundation
Dallas, Texas

Nicole Rush, OD
Owner — Bandon & Coquille Vision Centers
Bandon, Oregon

Selima Salaun
Creative Director and Founder — Selima Optique
New York, New York



Rising Stars

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

Betty Barrs
Senior Product Owner — VisionWeb
Austin, Texas

Katja Beier
Marketing Manager — OGI Eyewear
North Minneapolis, Minnesota

Jennifer K. Chinn, OD
Co-Owner — Dr.Chinn's Vision Care
San Diego, California

Jessica Connor
Director, Member Marketing & Operations — EyeMed Vision Care

Stacey Curcio
Regional Vice President — Unity Contact Lenses
Harmony, Pennsylvania

Jill Eldridge
South Central Regional Sales Manager — ClearVision Optical
Hauppauge, New York

Brooke Hargrove
Co-Owner — Empire Optical
Tulsa, Oklahoma

Mollie Tavel Kaback
Director of Growth Initiatives & Community Engagement — Dr. Tavel Family Eye Care
Indianapolis, Indiana

Melissa Kiewe
Vice President of Marketing, North America — CooperVision
Victor, New York

Erin Meyer
Director of Marketing — Opti-Port/CLX
St. Louis, Missouri

Amy Moore
Vice President of Product Development — The McGee Group
Marietta, Georgia

Alexis Nyiro
Manager of Product Development — WestGroupe
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Dawna Owens
Director, National Accounts and Government Sales — Topcon Healthcare
Oakland, New Jersey

Danielle Richardson, OD
Optometrist — Zak
Los Angeles, California

Jenna Slater
Head of Strategic Growth — Anagram, Inc.
Santa Monica, California

Leigh Ann Vanausdoll
Executive Director — Illinois Optometric Association
Springfield, Illinois

Victoria Whitman, OD
Director of Operations — Art of Optiks
East Wayzata, Minnesota



Mentors

Women who are team builders and developers of talent.

Maria Beard
Director, Strategic Planning & Analysis — Vision Source
Houston, Texas

Camille Cohen, OD
Optometrist — Pearle Vision
Brooklyn, New York

Deborah Kotob
Director of Education and Training Development — Jobson Health Information
Hopkinton, Massachusetts

Toni McElroy
Divisional Vice President West — Marchon Eyewear
Seattle, Washington

Heidi Orlando
Northeast Regional Sales Manager — WestGroupe USA
Plattsburgh, New York

Jennifer Palombi, OD, FAAO
Senior Manager, Professional Education & Development — CooperVision
Victor, New York



Innovators

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

Leigh Berberian
Director of Marketing — Todd Rogers Eyewear
Andover, Massachusetts

Colleen Galanti
Creator of Opticians on Facebook
Optical Manager & Optician — Pascaralla Eye Care & Contact Lenses
Yardley and Newtown, Pennsylvania

Jessica Klein
Senior Director, Marketing — Eyecare Partners, LLC
St. Louis, Missouri

Melanie J. Poon
Manager of Strategic Projects — Vision Essentials by Kaiser Permanente
Los Angeles, California