Commissioners

Commissioners: July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019

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

Janet Alspaugh, B.S., LDO, ABOC, NCLC
NAO; 1; 2021
Durham Technical Community College

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

David E Burt, BBA
Public Member; 2; 2021
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

Tom Hicks,  BS, AAS, LDO, ABOC, NCLE, OAA, NAO;             Treasurer
OAA; 1; 2019
Oxford Opticians, Oxford, OH

Thomas Neff, BS, LDO, ABO-AC, NCLEC
NAO; 1; 2021
Hillsborough Community College

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

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

Liliana Mejia Rodriguez, LDO, BA, MA, ABOC, NCLC
NFOS; 1; 2021
Miami Dade 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