Former AOA PAC Director Noel Brazil passed away in October after a short battle with cancer.
Brazil worked for optometry and the AOA for more than 30 years. After retiring, she became a certified tour guide of Washington, D.C. She recently fulfilled a lifelong dream of living and working in New York City.
“Optometry has been blessed over the years to have long-term staff people who believed in the profession and had ‘optometry in their blood,’” said Darlene Eakin, executive director of the Kentucky Optometric Association. “Noel Brazil exemplified the dedicated professionals who devote their entire careers to optometry. She was loyal to the profession and all the friends she made throughout her time with AOA. Upon her retirement, her contributions were recognized by optometrists from all over the country. She was a positive face for optometry in D.C., known and respected by members of Congress and many others. As a person, she was a true friend that you could count on to be there. She will be missed.” Read the rest of this entry ?