Brenda Heinke Montecalvo, O.D.
Chair of AOA VRS
Graduated from Pacific University College of Optometry in 1985
AOA member for more than 30 years
Private practice in Beavercreek, Ohio
Past president of NORA
President of Ohio Optometric Association
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David Lewerenz, O.D.
Chair-Elect of AOA VRS
Graduated from University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry in 1977,
Residency in low vision and geriatrics 2003
AOA member for 40 years
Associate professor and chief of Low Vision Services at Northeastern State University
Oklahoma College of Optometry
Founded and chaired Oklahoma Vision Rehabilitation Special Interest Group
Vice chair of the Low Vision Section of the American Academy of Optometry (AAO)
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Grace Tran, O.D.
Vice Chair of AOA VRS
Graduated from Illinois College of Optometry in 2008,
Residency in vision rehabilitation State University of New York (SUNY)/Lighthouse International New York, 2009
AOA member for 10 years
Staff optometrist and residency program co-coordinator, Veterans Affairs Long Beach Healthcare System
Previous Oregon VRS chair
Editor of the AOA VRS Newsletter
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Jason Clopton, O.D.
Secretary, AOA VRS
AOA member for more than 20 years
College of Optometrists in Visual Development Board of Directors 2008-2010
Tennessee Young OD of the Year 2002
Center director, Center of Vision Development in Cookeville, Tenn.
Co-author of two chapters in “Visual Diagnosis & Treatment of the Patient with Special Needs”
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Bhavani Iyer, O.D.
Member at large, AOA VRS
Graduated from Michigan College of Optometry in 1997
Director, Center for Visual Rehabilitation, Cizik Eye Clinic
Assistant professor, University of Texas Medical School at Houston
Director, Lyndon B. Johnson County Clinic, Low vision services, Harris Health System
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John Rundquist, O.D.
Member at large, AOA VRS
Graduated from the Illinois College of Optometry in 1996
Residency in low vision and hospital based optometry Eastern Blind Rehabilitation Center West Haven CT VA Hospical in 1997
AOA Member for 18 years
Executive and Clinical Director of the Western New York Center for the Visually Impaired in Buffalo, NY
Past President of the Western New York Society of Optometrists
Low Vision Diplomate in the American Academy of Optometry
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Maria Santullo Richman, O.D.
Immediate past chair of AOA VRS
Graduated from Pennsylvania College of Optometry (Salus) in 1990
AOA member for more than 25 years
Private Practice in Manasquan, N.J.
President of New Jersey Society of Optomtric Physicians (NJSOP)
Founded and chaired NJSOP Vision Rehabilitation Committee
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