Leadership Team

Co-Chair: Dede Rios

Rosenberg School of Optometry, University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, Texas

Dede Rios is the Director of Optometric & Clinical Library Services for the Rosenberg School of Optometry, University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, TX. She holds a Master of Science (Library) from the University of North Texas, and a PhD in Leadership in Higher Education from Capella University.  She is a new senior member of the Academy of Health Information Professionals, and an active member of TLA, MLA, SCC/MLA, and AVSL.


Co-Chair: Rudy Barreras

Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, California.

 


Secretary: Louise Collins

Massachusetts Eye and Ear Institute, Howe Library, Boston, Massachusetts. 

Louise Collins is the Library Director at the Howe Library of Massachusetts Eye and Ear in Boston, MA, where she has worked since 2011. She holds a MSLIS from Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science, and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine. She is a member of MLA, SLA, NAHSL and MAHSLIN.


Archivist: Gale Oren

University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center, John W. Henderson Library, Ann Arbor, Michigan


Leadership Team Organization

The leadership team includes two Co-Chairs, and a Secretary. The Co-Chairs and the Secretary hold office for two years. The current and last two Chairs serve as a committee to nominate the next Secretary/Chair-elect. The Secretary nominee is subject to approval by Association members.

Past Leadership:

Chair:

  • 2014-2018, Leslie Holland, Southern College of Optometry
  • 2014-2016, Kristen Motte, New England College of Medicine
  • 2011-2014, D.J. Matthews, Marshall B. Ketchum University
  • 2009-2011, Gale Oren, University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center
  • 2008-2009, Pamela Sieving, National Institutes of Health
  • 2007-2008, Cindy Hutchison, New England College of Optometry
  • 2006-2007, Pamela Sieving, National Institutes of Health
  • 2004-2005, Elaine Wells, SUNY College of Optometry
  • 2002-2003, Maureen Watson, Michigan College of Optometry
  • 2000-2001, Bette Anton, University of California, Berkeley
  • 1998-1999, Judith Schaeffer-Young, Wills Eye Hospital
  • 1996-1997, Douglas Freeman, Indiana University
  • 1994-1995, Gerald Dujsik, Illinois College of Optometry
  • 1992-1993, Madelyn Hall, Good Samaritan Hospital & Medical Center
  • 1990-1991, Lynne Silvers, New England College of Optometry
  • 1988-1989, Bette Anton, University of California at Berkeley
  • 1986-1987, Laurel Gregory, Pacific University
  • 1984-1985, Suzanne Ferimer, University of Houston
  • 1982-1983, Pat Carlson, Southern California College of Optometry
  • 1980-1981, Eleanor Warner, New England College of Optometry
  • 1978-1979, Nancy Gatlin, Southern College of Optometry
  • 1976-1977, Peg Lewis, SUNY College of Optometry
  • 1974-1975, Alison Howard, University of California at Berkeley
  • 1972-1973, Elizabeth Egan
  • 1970-1971, Tom Lange
  • 1968-1969, Grace Weiner, Los Angeles College of Optometry

Treasurer:

  • 2010-2019, Elaine Wells, SUNY College of Optometry
  • 1999-2010, Judith Schaeffer Young, Dixon School of Nursing Library
  • 1994-1998, Laurel Gregory, Pacific University
  • 1982-1993, Alison Howard, University of California at Berkeley
  • 1976-1981, Pat Carlson, Southern California College of Optometry

Archivist:

  • Doug Freeman, Indiana University
  • 1986-1988, Maria Dablemont, International Museum & Archives of Optometry

 

 

Last Updated:  11/22/2016