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Women In The News August 2021

Women In Optometry regularly recognizes your accomplishments in the profession and in your communities. Have you stepped into a new leadership role or recently won an award? Send us a note.

Chandra Mickles, OD, MS, FAAO, FSLS, was appointed to a newly created position of North America professional education lead, myopia at Johnson & Johnson Vision.


Linda Frechette, OD, of Franklin, Indiana, was honored by the Indiana Optometric Association with the Meritorious Service Award.


The Contact Lens Institute is pleased to announce 40 leading optometrists as See Tomorrow Visionaries. They will help inspire their peers and inform consumers through the new nationwide program See Tomorrow Now launching this summer.

(l-r, t-b) Dr. Branning, Dr. Brown, Dr. Closson, Dr. Crooker, Dr. Dumbleton, Dr. Greiner, Dr. Gromacki, Dr. Johnson, Dr. Lowe, Dr. Lyerly, Dr. Nanasy, Dr. Poma-Nowinski, Dr. Resnick, Dr. Reynolds, Dr. Richardson, Dr. Shen Lee, Dr. Spear, Dr. Thornhill, Dr. Wruble and Dr. Yu

Jennifer Branning, OD, MBA, of Ludington, Michigan

Keylee Brown, OD, of Blairsville, Georgia

Christi Closson, OD, FAAO, of Portland, Oregon

Jessica Crooker, OD, of Scituate, Massachusetts

Kathryn Dumbleton, PhD, MCOptom, FAAO, of Berkeley, California

Katie Greiner, OD, MS, MBA, FAAO, of Stow, Ohio

Susan Gromacki, OD, MS, FAAO, FSLS, of Fulton, Maryland

Essence Johnson, OD, FAAO, of Dallas, Texas

Pamela Lowe, OD, FAAO, Dipl. ABO, of Niles, Illinois

Jennifer Lyerly, OD, of Cary, North Carolina

Amanda Nanasy, OD, of Pembroke Pines, Florida

Patricia Poma-Nowinski, OD, FCOVD, Bloomfield Township, Michigan

Susan Resnick, OD, FAAO, of Roslyn, New York

Sherrol A. Reynolds, OD, FAAO, of Davie, Florida

Danielle Richardson, OD, of Hollywood, California

Bridgitte Shen Lee, OD, FBCLA, FAAO, of Houston, Texas

Katie Spear, OD, JD, MPH, of Pensacola, Florida

Shauna Thornhill, OD, of Amarillo, Texas

Rachael Wruble, OD, FAAO, of Belmont, North Carolina

Jessica Yu, OD, of Westport, Connecticut

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