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.
As a member of the AOA Board, Dr. DeVleming serves as a member of the AOA Constitution and Bylaws Committee, as well as liaison to the Clinical Resources Group, Research and Information Center and the Vision Rehabilitation Section—He also serves as the lieason trustee for the National Optometric Association. His board liaison assignments include affiliate associations in Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Missouri, as well as the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry, and University of Missouri, St. Louis College of Optometry.
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.
Dr. DeVleming and his wife Cathy have been married almost 30 years and have 25-year-old twins, Kristin and Jake, and a 23-year-old daughter Sarah.
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