Terri A. Gossard, O.D., M.S.

Terri A. Gossard, O.D., M.S.Trustee

Terri Gossard, O.D., M.S., was elected to the American Optometric Association (AOA) Board of Trustees at the 122nd Annual AOA Congress & 49th Annual AOSA Conference: Optometry's Meeting® in June 2019.

Dr. Gossard is the board liaison to the Ethics and Values Committee, Evidence-Based Optometry Committee, Paraoptometric Resource Center Committee, and the Optometric Extension Program. Her board liaison assignments include affiliate associations in Alaska, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington, University of California Berkeley School of Optometry, Pacific University College of Optometry, Southern California College of Optometry, and Western University of Health Sciences College of Optometry. Dr. Gossard previously chaired the AOA Multidisciplinary Practice Committee and most recently served on the AOA Third Party Executive Committee and the AOA Professional Relations and Health Center Committees.

Dr. Gossard is a past president of the Ohio Optometric Association, also serving on the OOA Board and chaired the OOA's Children's Vision Task Force and Legislative Committee. She serves on the executive project team for the OneSight Vision Center at Oyler School. She volunteers for the RealEyes Save Our Sight classroom initiative and serves on the selection committee for the Young Investigator Student Fellowship Awards for Female Scholars in Vision Research as well as Healthy Eyes, Healthy Children. Dr. Gossard was awarded the OOA's Optometrist of the Year in 2017.

She is a graduate of the Ohio State University College of Optometry with both her doctorate of optometry and master's degree in physiological optics in 1996. She practiced for 17 years in Cincinnati, Ohio in a multidisciplinary practice and consulted for the Eye Care Provider Network, Primary Eyecare Network, and the Northmark Integrated Eyecare Network.

Dr. Gossard lives in Cincinnati with her husband Ted and children Maggie and Will.  She enjoys snow skiing and rooting for her hometown Buckeyes, Bengals, and Reds.

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