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Theia Awards Of Excellence 2021: Submit Your Nominations

Please click here to nominate your colleagues for the 2021 Theia Awards of Excellence.

This year, we’ll be presenting the Theia Awards during the Women In Optometry’s 2021 Women’s Leadership Conference on Nov. 2, 2021, in conjunction with the American Academy of Optometry meeting in Boston. More information coming shortly.

Each of the award categories open for nominations is named for a trailblazing woman optometrist. This year, the Industry Influence category is open to women ODs as well as women who are not optometrists.

Theia Awards winners will be chosen based in the following categories:

  • Leadership: organizational or community leadership or advocacy
  • Mentoring: active role in guiding others in practice management and more beyond optometry school
  • Innovation: outreach, marketing, practice models, inventions, etc.
  • Education: inspirational, motivational educator
  • Young OD: an OD within 10 years of graduation who shows any/all of the above qualities
  • Industry Influencer: open to women ODs and non-ODs who are influencing the future of the profession in their industry roles or affiliations

Nominations close on September 13, 2021. You may nominate one or multiple people here.

PREVIOUS WINNERS

2020

2020 Theia Award Winners: top row (l-r): Thuy Tran, OD; and Susan Cotter, OD, MS, FAAO; bottom row (l-r): Belinda Starkey, OD; Karla Zadnik, OD, PhD, FAAO; Deborah Zelinsky, OD, FNORA, FCOVD; and Breanne McGhee, OD, MEd, FAAO

2019

2019 Theia Award Winners – top row (l-r): Naheed Ahmad, OD; Dori M. Carlson, OD, FAAO; Jennifer Smith Zolman, OD, FCOVD; Jessilin M. Quint, OD, MBA, FAAO; botton row (l-r): Jennifer Stewart, OD; Joan Ploem Miller, OD; Caroline Guerrero Cauchi, OD, FIAOMC; Nicole Quinn, OD; and Michele Andrews, OD

2018

2018 Theia Award Winners top row (l-r): Glenda B. Secor, OD, FAAO; Debby Feinberg, OD, FAAO; Whitney Hargrove Hauser, OD; bottom row (l-r): Pamela A. Lowe, OD, FAAO; Laurie Sorrenson, OD, FAAO; Jenny Coyle, OD, MS, FAAO; and Rachael A. Wruble, OD, FAAO

2017

2017 Theia Award Winners (l-r) Millicent L. Knight, OD, FAAO, FAARM; Christine W. Sindt, OD, FAAO; and Etty Bitton, OD, MSc, FAAO

2016

2011 Theia Award Winners top rown (l-r): Andrea P. Thau, OD, FAAO, FCOVD, DPNAP; Melissa Barnett, OD, FAAO, FSLS; Stacy Ayn Lyons, OD, FAAO; bottom row (l-r): Linda M. Chous, OD; Barbara Pelletier, OD; and Laurie Capogna, OD

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