Optical Women’s Association Hosts Annual Networking Event

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The new Optical Women’s Association board was installed at VEW and presented to the industry at the annual OWA Networking event.

(L to R) Jobson’s Christie Walker with Andrea Prinstein, OD, and Lisa Burns, Franklin Park Vision in Sylvania, Ohio.

Lori Lippiatt, OD (l) and Kirsten Stone, MacuHealth Inc.

Nancy Feela (l), guest of Karen Michaelson, iKare Optical.

(L to R) Valerie Baker, OD, Advanced Vision Care; Tiffanie Childs, OD, Joffe Medicenter; Stephanie Temple, OD; and Lori Palmer, All About Eyes.

Deb Lochli (l), Altair, and Donna Gindy, REM Eyewear.



LAS VEGAS—Members and friends of the Optical Women’s Association (OWA) gathered at the annual cocktail, networking and raffle event Oct. 4 in the Venetian. Luxury designer accessories and premier items provided by sponsors of the OWA were raffled off to raise funds for continued education and development of the OWA. A photo booth was available for guests to create their own take-home memories of the event. New OWA president Christie Walker, welcomed guests to the networking event before announcing the new board, including six new board members: Kate Renwick-Espinosa, VSP Global; Debra Fortenzer, Debra Fortenzer Consulting; Jennifer Jackson, Opti-Port; Rebecca Johnson, EyeTrain4You, Inc.; Lori Lippiatt, OD, The Salem Eyecare Center and Barbara Wagner, Santinelli International. ■