Committees & Societies


Advocacy Committee

The Advocacy Committee is responsible for development and support of legislation determined by OOPA to be in the public interest and to oppose legislation determined not to be in the public interest.

The committee advises the OOPA Board of Directors on legislative issues and makes recommendations for legislative action. The committee also develops legislative strategies which will enable Optometric Physicians to practice at a level commensurate with the fullest scope of their education, training and licensure as primary eye care practitioners.

2020 ADVOCACY COMMITTEE

DIRECTOR’S TEAM:

  • Advocacy Director– Derri Sandberg, OD
  • OOPA Executive Director- Geoff Knapp 
  • OOPA 2020 President- Nicole Rush, OD
  • OOPA 2020 Past President- Gabby Marshall, OD
  • OOPA 2020 Secretary/ Treasurer- Craig Bowen, OD

LEGISLATIVE TEAM:

  • Legislative Chair– Derri Sandberg, OD
  • OOPAC Chair– David McBride, OD
  • Grassroots Chair– David McBride, OD
  • OR Keyperson Coordinator- David McBride, OD
  • Lobbyists- Niki Terzieff
  • Legislative Day Coordinators- David McBride, OD; Geoff Knapp & Lobbyists

THIRD PARTY TEAM:

  • Third Party Co-chairs– Dan Robison, OD & Erin Dalton, OD
  • Third Party Committee Members- Patty Gates, OD, Kiersten Eagles, OD & Lena Walker, OD
  • TP/PM Conference Chair- Erin Dalton, OD
  • Liaison to Medicare Carrier Advisory Committee (CAC) - Dan Robison, OD 
  • Liaison to AOA Third Party- Darrin Fleming, OD

ADVOCACY LIAISON TEAM:

  • PUCO Faculty Liaison- Fraser Horn, OD
  • PUCO Student Liaison- Andrew Price
  • AOA Federal Relations Liaison- Amber Gatti-Dunn, OD
  • AOA PAC- Jim Hale, OD & Gabby Marshall, OD
  • AOA SGRC Liaison- Nicole Rush, OD
  • Federal Keyperson Coordinator- Scott Walters, OD
  • OBO Liaison- Douglas Walker, OD
  • OOPA Historian- John Rush, OD

Membership Committee

Working in conjunction with the AOA, the Membership Committee strives to build and communicate value in membership as an opportunity to further professional growth and gain security. The main goal of the committee is to promote membership diversity and participation of all optometric physicians in Oregon, so that the association serves as a strong representative of the profession.

DirectorAmber Gatti-Dunn, OD 
Chair– 
Kelly Asbra, Para
Shannon Buckmaster, OD
Yelena Galuza, OD
Morgan grove, OD
Jade Himmelsbach, OD
Amiee Ho, OD
Shaina Sullivan, OD
Stan Teplick, OD
Chelsea Territo, OD 
Helena Tzou, OD

PUCO Liaison– Luke Boran & Nana Tran


Public Health Committee

The Public Health Committee provides public education on eye health issues through several campaigns each year. The committee works with OOPA membership to promote campaigns and coordinate press releases.

Director – Gabby Marshall, OD
Charitable Programs Chair– Rebecca Chown, OD 
Children’s Vision Chair– Audrey Brumley, OD
Eye Health Management Chair– Patty Gates, OD
InfantSEE Coordinator– John Lowery, OD
Low Vision Coordinator– 

Carol Marusich, OD
Allison Summers, OD


Optometric Societies

CENTRAL OREGON OPTOMETRIC SOCIETY
(COOS) Crook, Deschutes, Grant, Jefferson,
and Wheeler Counties
PORTLAND METROPOLITAN OPTOMETRIC SOCIETY
(PMOS) Clackamas, Columbia,
Multnomah, Washington, Yamhill Counties
 
SOUTHWESTERN OPTOMETRIC SOCIETY
(SWOOS) Coos, Curry,*Douglas and *Lane Counties
(*west of the coast range)
SOUTHERN OPTOMETRIC SOCIETY
Jackson, Josephine, Klamath, and Lake Counties
 
EASTERN OREGON OPTOMETRIC SOCIETY
Baker, Gilliam, Harney, Malheur, Morrow,
Umatilla, Union, and Wallowa Counties
DOUGLAS COUNTY OPTOMETRIC SOCIETY
*Douglas County
(*east of the coast range)
 
LANE OPTOMETRIC SOCIETY
*Lane County
(*east of the coast range)
MID-COLUMBIA OPTOMETRIC SOCIETY
Hood River, Sherman, and Wasco Counties
 
WILLAMETTE OPTOMETRIC SOCIETY
Benton, Lincoln, Linn, Marion and Polk Counties
CLATSOP TILLAMOOK OPTOMETRIC SOCIETY
Clatsop and Tillamook Counties