Board of Directors

May 2017-May 2018

The ASOA Governing Board of Directors has the responsibility for the supervision, control and direction of ASOA. The Board consists of 10 members, including seven (7) voting At-Large Members, a liaison representative from ASCRS, a liaison representative from the Administrator Beginner's Circle (ABC), and the President of the National Board for the Certification of Ophthalmic Executives (NBCOE). The ASOA Executive Director serves as a non-voting member of the Board. ASOA At-Large Board Members are elected by ASOA members in good standing. All members of the ASOA Board must be either a Certified Ophthalmic Executive (COE) or hold both a bachelor’s degree and five years of experience in ophthalmology.

No individual may serve simultaneously on the ASOA Board or any of ASOA’s related committees or task forces and the board of any organization that competes directly with ASOA in terms of attracting or retaining members or providing products or services. The Officers of the Board are the President, President-Elect, Vice President and Immediate Past President. Except for the office of Immediate Past President, all Officers are elected by majority vote of the At-Large Board Members. Individuals classified as consultant, vendor, and retired members are not eligible to serve on the Board.

Both Officers and At-Large Board Members begin their terms at the end of the Board meeting held in conjunction with the Annual Congress. At-Large Board Members serve two (2) year terms and Officers serve one (1) year terms. The ASOA Board meets monthly via conference call and twice a year in person - once during the ASOA Annual Congress and again at ASOA headquarters during the summer. The President may call other meetings on an “as-needed” basis for special projects or matters needing immediate attention.