ARBO Holds 99th Meeting, Elects Officers, Board


Dr. Richard Orgain .

DENVER—The Association of Regulatory Boards of Optometry (ARBO) met for its 99th annual meeting here last weekend. Representatives from 44 regulatory boards attended the meeting, spanning the U.S., Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Among the highlights of the meeting were such topics as consumer protection, interstate medical licensure compacts, updates on open meeting rules and regulations, FTC perspectives on promoting competition in regulated occupations and legal updates concerning the regulatory environment. Dr. Steven Odekirk was newly-elected to the ARBO board of directors and Dr. Richard Orgain was re-elected to his second term.

The current ARBO board includes:
President Richard Orgain, OD
Vice-President James Campbell, OD
Secretary-Treasurer Patrick O’Neill, OD, FAAO
Immediate Past President Susy Yu, OD, MBA, FAAO
Director Jerry Richt, OD
Director Coby Ramsey, OD
Director Jeff Yunker, OD
Director Tom Bobst, OD, FAAO
Director Steven Odekirk, OD
Executive Director Lisa Fennell

Drs. William Rafferty and Gregory Moore have retired from the board.