James P. DeVleming, O.D.

Trustee
Washington James P. DeVleming, O.D.

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 119th Annual AOA Congress & 46th Annual AOSA Conference: Optometry's Meeting® in July 2016.

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 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. Dr. DeVleming's board liaison assignments include affiliate associations in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Wisconsin, Ferris State University Michigan College of Optometry, Illinois College of Optometry and Indiana University, School of Optometry. Dr. DeVleming's past board work includes serving as liaison to the Vision Rehabilitation Section and the Clinical Resources Group Executive 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, as well as develop membership recruitment and retention plans. He is also a member of the Contact Lens and Cornea Section and the Sports Vision Section.

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 the past five 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.

After graduating in 1990, DeVleming purchased his father's optometry business in eastern Washington where he and Dr. Enjoli Cooke partner to provide optometry services at Pullman Vision Source in Pullman, WA.

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