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2013 AOA Board of Trustees sworn in

June 29, 2013
Past AOA President Ron Fair, O.D., at second to right, swears in the 2013-2014 AOA Board of Trustees. From left, Mitch Munson, O.D., David Cockrell, O.D., Steve Loomis, O.D., Andrea Thau, O.D., Ron Hopping, O.D., MPH, Christopher Quinn, O.D., Sam Pierce, O.D., Barb Horn, O.D., Bill Reynolds, O.D., Greg Caldwell, O.D., and Robert Layman, O.D.

Past AOA President Ron Fair, O.D., at second to right, swears in the 2013-2014 AOA Board of Trustees. From left, Mitch Munson, O.D., David Cockrell, O.D., Steve Loomis, O.D., Andrea Thau, O.D., Ron Hopping, O.D., MPH, Christopher Quinn, O.D., Sam Pierce, O.D., Barb Horn, O.D., Bill Reynolds, O.D., Greg Caldwell, O.D., and Robert Layman, O.D.

The slate of AOA’s 2013-2014 Board of Trustees was sworn into office June 29 at Optometry’s Meeting®.

Mitchell T. Munson, O.D., takes the office of president of the AOA. Dr. Munson, of Highlands Ranch, Colo., was first appointed to the AOA Board of Trustees in 2006. He previously served as vice president and liaison trustee to the Third Party Center Executive Committee.

David A. Cockrell, O.D., has been elected president-elect of the AOA. Dr. Cockrell, of Stillwater, Okla., has served on the Legislative Action Response Committee and is the liaison trustee to the Affiliate Relations and Membership Group, Faculty Relations, Membership Development and Student and New Graduate committees.

Steven A. Loomis, O.D., of Roxborough Park, Colo., has been elected AOA vice president. He has served as secretary-treasurer 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.

Andrea Thau, O.D., of New York, was elected secretary-treasurer. She has served as a member of the Finance Committee for the past two years and was a founding member of the AOA InfantSEE® Committee. She is a past chair of the Credentials Committee and served on the AOA Pediatrics and Binocular Vision Committee, the first Faculty Relations Committee and the Bylaws Project team.

Robert Layman, O.D., has been elected to the AOA Board of Trustees. He currently serves on the AOA Membership Development Committee. For 10 years, he served as moderator for President’s Council from 2001-2011. Dr. Layman was honored with the AOA Optometrist of the Year award in 2006.

Greg A. Caldwell, O.D., has been elected to the AOA Board of Trustees. Dr. Caldwell is a member of the AOA Third Party Center’s Executive Committee. He served on the AOA’s Accountable Care Organization and Patient Centered Medical Home Committee, Patient Access for Optometry Committee and Payers and Purchasers Committee.

Ronald L. Hopping, O.D., MPH, will assume the AOA office of immediate past-president. Dr. Hopping, of Houston, Texas, was first elected to the board in 2005 and served as president for the 2012-2013 program year. Dr. Hopping’s father, Richard Hopping, O.D., served as president of the AOA from 1971-1972.

The other trustees continuing to serve the AOA are Barb Horn, O.D., Christopher Quinn, O.D., Sam Pierce, O.D., and Bill Reynolds, O.D.

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