James P. DeVleming, O.D.

Trustee
James P. DeVleming, O.D. Washington

James P. DeVleming, O.D., was elected to the American Optometric Association Board of Trustees at the 117th Annual AOA Congress & 44th Annual AOSA Conference: Optometry's Meeting® in June 2014 and re-elected at the 121st Annual AOA Congress & 48th Annual AOSA Conference: Optometry's Meeting® in June 2018.

As a member of the AOA Board, Dr. DeVleming serves as a member of the AOA Investment, Constitution and Bylaws and Finance Committees.  He is the liaison to the Coding and Reimbursement Committee, Contact Lens and Cornea Section, Membership Development Committee and Paraoptometric Resource Center Committee.  Dr. DeVleming's board liaison assignments include affiliate associations in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, and Arizona's College of Optometry at Midwestern University.  Dr. DeVleming's past board work includes serving as liaison to the Advocacy Committee, Evidence-Based Optometry Committee, Federal Legislative Action Keyperson Committee, Federal Relations Committee, State Government Relations Committee, Third Party Center Executive Committee and the Interorganizational Communications and Cooperation Committee.

Prior to his election to the AOA Board, Dr. DeVleming was a member of the AOA Affiliate Partner Membership Committee where he worked with the association to make it easier for affiliates to connect with members to develop membership recruitment and retention plans.

Dr. DeVleming is a past president of the Optometric Physicians of Washington (OPW); and he has held the position of public relations chair, newsletter editor, and chair of the Legislative Grassroots Committee after serving as co-chair for a number of years. He is a past president and treasurer of the Inland Society of OPW and a past president and active member of the Pullman Chamber of Commerce.

As an active advocate for the profession, Dr. DeVleming has collaborated with lawmakers both at a state level in Olympia, WA, and on a national platform in Washington, D.C., where he has worked to support legislative progress in the field of optometry.

Dr. DeVleming is a graduate of the Pacific University College of Optometry and the University of Washington and has served as the vision director of the Washington State University Athletic Department Medical Board. Dr. DeVleming is also is a diplomate in the American Board of Optometry and a member of the Contact Lens and Cornea Section.

After graduating in 1990, DeVleming purchased his father's optometry business in eastern Washington where he continues to provide optometric services at Pullman Vision Source in Pullman, WA.  

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