MOA Committees

Oct. 2017 – Oct. 2018

AGU

Works with new students and graduates to help them become involved with the association and assist them with placement when necessary.

  • Mary Kathryn Wilson – Co-Chair
  • Chris Bullin
  • Bran Dawson
  • M. Allison Lord Griffin
  • Katie Richardson
  • Walter Pang

BUDGET AND FINANCE

Recommends budget and finance issues to the Board of Directors and membership

  • Dax Eckard – Chair
  • Jason “Bo” Beddingfield
  • Allison Lord Griffin
  • Nicole Monroe

EDUCATION

Secures education, finds sponsorship for lectures, and hosts speakers for Fall and Summer

  • Katie Richardson – Co-chair (Fall)
  • Jacob Ivey – Co-chair (Summer)
  • Jay Nail – Co-chair (3rd Party / Practice Management)
  • Hannah Nail – Co-chair (3rd Party / Practice Management)
  • Beverly Roberts – Para Representative

EXPOSITION

Works to find sponsors and exhibitors for fall and summer conference.

  • Mandi Smith – Chair
  • Evan Davis – Co-Chair
  • Michael Reed
  • Evan Stout
  • Courtney Robinson Thompson

INDUSTRY LIASON

Works to find MOA industry partners for annual funding of our programs

  • Hilary McFarland – Chair
  • D. Monique Carr – Co-Chair / Mentor
  • Lori Blackmer
  • Chris Evans
  • Josh Hatfield
  • Michael Phillips
  • William Strickland

LONG RANGE PLANNING

  • Mike Weeden – Chair
  • Lori Blackmer
  • Arthur “Reggie” Dampier
  • Minh Duong
  • Tonyatta Hairston
  • Linda Johnson
  • Eric Randle

MEMBERSHIP DEVELOPMENT/RETENTION

Works to increase membership numbers and improve membership value.

  • Tonyatta Hairston – Chair
  • Chris Evans – Co-Chair
  • Amy Crigler
  • Bran Dawson
  • Anh Giang Edwards
  • Greg Loose
  • Tina Sorey
  • Anna Pope Taylor

NOMINATIONS/AWARDS

Selects all candidates for MOA awards and nominates officer and board positions including nominees for Governor for State Board.

  • Mike Weeden – Chair
  • Greg Loose
  • Nicole Monroe
  • Eric Randle
  • Bradley Thompson

PUBLIC HEALTH

  • Lori Blackmer, Chair
  • Rod Fields, Lead Low Vision
  • Sarah Fratesi, Lead Children’s Vision & InfantSee
  • Aubrey Fulton
  • Megan Sumrall Lott, Vision Therapy
  • Kimberly Ragan, MVF Liaison
  • Michael Reed, Sports Vision
  • Jennifer York

PUBLIC RELATIONS/COMMUNICATIONS

Assists MOA office with information and pictures for Focus, reviews and updates website as necessary, serves as liaison with the AOA.

  • TBD – Chair
  • Stacie Moore
  • Walter Pang
  • Mary Kathryn Wilson

THIRD PARTY

Provides information to membership regarding any third party issues. Serves as a voice for optometry in state and federal third party concerns.

  • Bill Lord – Chair
  • Eric Randle – Co-Chair
  • Kent Stribling – VSP
  • Chris Bullin
  • Arthur “Reggie” Dampier
  • Mike Weeden

YOUNG OD COMMITTEE

Comprised of ODs with less than 5 years experience and charged with developing new programs (including better ways to take advantage of social media) and providing networking events specifically for young ODs. Committee will have planned legislative training and updates on legislative issues to develop more confidence in contacting legislators and voicing the concerns of our profession.

  • Courtney Robinson Thompson – Chair
  • Miles Ashley
  • Evan Davis
  • Alex Espy
  • Kimberly Ragan

LEGISLATIVE

(based on older congressional districts) – Works with lobbyist in providing legislative support on a state and federal level

  • Ryan Wally – Chair
  • Linda Ross Aldy – Staff Consultant
  • Tiffany McElroy – North
  • Michael Phillips – Central
  • Kimberly Ragan – Central
  • Greg Loose – South
  • Minh Duong – OFP Liaison
  • Gil Davis
  • Watts Davis
  • Glenn Goldring
  • Bill Lord
  • Megan Sumrall Lott
  • Philip Marler
  • David Parker
  • Steven Reed
  • Sallye Scott
  • Kent Stribling
  • William Strickland
  • Charles Tillman

FEDERAL KEY PEOPLE

  • Emily Nail
  • Jimbo Bearden
  • Linda Johnson
  • Fred Mothershed
  • David Parker
  • Craig Belk
  • Gil Davis
  • Linda Ross Aldy