DeVleming announces candidacy for trustee

James P. DeVleming, O.D., has filed for election to the American Optometric Association Board of Trustees.

Dr. DeVleming is a member of the Affiliate Partner Membership Committee where he has 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 Sports Vision Section.

James P. DeVleming, O.D., of Washington, was elected to the board for the first time and will serve a one-year term. Dr. DeVleming is the vice president of Optometric Physicians of Washington after serving as a past chair.

He is a past president and treasurer of the Inland Society of OPW, and is also a diplomate in the American Board of Optometry. Dr. DeVleming also is a past president and active member of the Pullman Chamber of Commerce.

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

Dr. DeVleming, a graduate of the Pacific University College of Optometry and the University of Washington, has also served as the vision director of the Washington State University Athletic Department Medical Board.

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, Wash.