Loomis files for AOA president-elect

Steven A. Loomis, O.D., has filed for the position of president-elect of the American Optometric Association.

Dr. Loomis was first elected in 2007 to the AOA Board of Trustees and serves as Speaker of the House Pro Tem, chair of the Investment Committee and a member of the Executive Committee. 

He is the board liaison to the Political Action Committee and AOAExcel®, Inc. He is also the liaison for the affiliate associations in Kansas, Minnesota, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Texas, in addition to Northeastern State University Oklahoma College of Optometry, the University of Houston College of Optometry, and the University of the Incarnate Word Rosenberg School of Optometry.

As a liaison trustee, Dr. Loomis worked with the Advocacy Group Executive Committee; Community Health Center Committee; Federal Legislative Action Keyperson Committee; Federal Relations Committee; Legislative Action Response Committee; Professional Relations Committee; State Government Relations Center Executive Committee; Professional Relations Committee; Paraoptometric Group Executive Committee; and Commission on Paraoptometric Certification and Paraoptometric Section. He is also a member of the Legislative Action Response Team and Optometry Awareness, and Public Affairs Committee.

Prior to his board election, Dr. Loomis served as chair of the State Government Relations Center. He also chaired the Health Care Legislation Committee, Legal Defense Fund Oversight Committee and Resolutions Committee.

He has served as an observer for the Affiliate Relations and Membership Group Executive Committee, Affiliate Partner Membership Committee, Faculty Relations Committee, and Student and New Graduate Committee.

Dr. Loomis, of Roxborough Park, Colo., is a past president of both the Southwest Council of Optometry and the Colorado Optometric Association (COA). It is with COA that Dr. Loomis chaired the Children's Vision Task Force, helping to develop goals for children's vision programs in the state.

He has been awarded both Optometrist of the Year and the Distinguished Service Award by the COA, and also serves as a diplomate of the American Board of Optometry.

Dr. Loomis operates a private practice, Mountain Vista EyeCare, in Littleton, Colo.