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Loomis files for re-election

May 22, 2012

Steven A. Loomis, O.D., has filed for election as AOA secretary-treasurer. He currently serves as a trustee and is a past chair of the AOA State Government Relations Center (SGRC), Oversight Board, AOA Health Care Legislative Committee (HCLC) and the Resolutions and the Legal Defense Fund Oversight committees.

Dr. Loomis serves as the liaison trustee to the Advocacy Group Executive Committee, Community Health Center Committee, Federal Legislative Action Keyperson Committee, Federal Relations Committee, Legislative Action Response Committee, Professional Relations Committee, State Government Relations Center Executive Committee, and as a member of the Legislative Action Response Team and Optometry Awareness and Public Affairs Committee.

He has previously served as liaison trustee to the Professional Relations Committee, Paraoptometric Group Executive Committee, Commission on Paraoptometric Certification and Paraoptometric Section.

Dr. Loomis attended Montana State University and received his optometry degree from Pacific University College of Optometry. Shortly after graduation, he began practicing with Kaiser Permanente in Colorado. After 19 months at Kaiser, he opened a private practice in Littleton, Colo., now known as Mountain Vista EyeCare where he continues to practice today with his two partners, Kent Yount, O.D., and Tara Peterson, O.D., and associate, Mark Kruchen, O.D.

Since entering optometry, Dr. Loomis has been an active volunteer. He has worked on numerous committees within the Colorado Optometric Association (COA) and served as secretary-treasurer and president of the COA. He served as legislative chair, testifying on optometry’s behalf and negotiating with ophthalmology during scope expansion. He chaired the Children’s Vision Task Force, which developed the goals for children’s vision programs in Colorado. In 1994, Dr. Loomis was appointed to serve on the Board of Trustees of the Southwest Council of Optometry and later became president of the Southwest Council.

He is a past president and board member of the Denver Southwest Rotary Club and became a Paul Harris Fellow in 1990. He was elected to the Board of Elders for Southern Gables Church and has been chair of its board for six years.

Dr. Loomis and his wife of 35 years, Kathy, have three adult children, twin granddaughters and one more grandchild on the way. They live in Roxborough Park, Colo.

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