Commissioners

Commissioners: July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018

Commissioners represent the Opticians Association of America (OAA), the National Academy of Opticianry (NAO), the National Federation of Opticianry Schools (NFOS), and the public. Each term is three years, and a Commissioner may serve no more than two consecutive terms. The terms begin on July 1, and expire on June 30 of the year listed.

Commissioner
Appointed by; Term #; Term Expires

Lanard C. Atkins, LDO, ABOC, NCLEC
OAA; 1; 2020
Opticianry Program Director, Georgia Piedmont Technical College

David E Burt, BBA                     Vice Chair
Public Member; 1; 2018
Retired, General Motors Corp.

Daniel Dull, Ed.D., COL USA Ret.
Public Member; 1; 2019
Training and Education Consultant

Cathy Evans, ABOC, FNAO
NAO; 2; 2020
Director of Ophthalmic Services at Pacific University College of Optometry

John Godert M.S.Ed.,               Chair
LDO, ABOC, NCLC, FNAO, OAA, CLSA
NFOS; 2; 2018
Professor/Department Head at Erie Community College

Tom Hicks,                                  Treasurer
B.S., A.A.S., LDO, ABOC, NCLE, OAA, NAO;
OAA; 1; 2019
Oxford Opticians, Oxford, OH

Douglas Nunes, RDO, ABOC, NCLC;
OAA; 1; 2020
Massachusetts Licensed Dispensing Optician

Yvonne H. Pelkey, LDO, ABOC, NCLE
OAA; 2; 2019
J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College

Mary Seguiti, BA, LDO, ABOC, NCLE, NFOS
NFOS; 1; 2020
Hillsborough Community College Opticianry Program

Russ Tolar, ABOC, FNAO
NAO; 1; 2019
Training and Education Consultant

Phernell Walker, ABOM, NCLC
NAO; 1; 2018
Vice President of Retail Operations and Education for Budget Opticals of America Inc.

Billy J. Weaver, DpO, ABOM, NCLC, FNAO.
NAO; 2; 2018
Tennessee DpO