James P. DeVleming, O.D.

Secretary-Treasurer
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 in St. Louis, Missouri at the 122nd Annual AOA Congress & 49th Annual AOSA Conference: Optometry's Meeting® in June 2019 to the office of Secretary-Treasurer.

As a member of the AOA Board, Dr. DeVleming serves as chair of the Finance Committee and serves as a member of the AOA Investment Committee, Executive Committee, and 401(K) Committee. He is the liaison to the Content Review Board and Quality Improvement and Registries Committee. His board liaison assignments include affiliate associations in Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Science, New England College of Optometry, and the State University of New York College of Optometry. Dr. DeVleming also serves as a liaison trustee to the Association of Regulatory Boards of Optometry and the Interorganizational Communications and Cooperation Committee. Dr. DeVleming's past board work includes serving as liaison to the Coding and Reimbursement Committee, Contact Lens and Cornea Section, Federal Relations Committee, Advocacy Committee and Paraoptometric Resource Center 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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