Rebecca Johnson Assumes Role as GPN's Executive Director of Business Management Consultative Services

HUNTINGTON, N.Y. -- Gateway Professional Network (GPN) announced that Rebecca Johnson has assumed the role as GPN's executive director of business management consultative services.

“GPN continues to expand the interactive services needed to support independents goals of realizing their potential. Last year we launched a new division for office management. This program provides our clients with an executive management team and removes the obstacles many independents share as they try to run and grow their businesses on their own. Rebecca’s broad range of experience both onsite and with managing teams will pave the way for many more clients to take advantage of our proven programs,” stated Jay Binkowitz , president of GPN.

Johnson is the founder and president of EyeTrain4You, an ophthalmic staff coaching and development company. She began working in eyecare in 1983, achieving certifications as paraoptometric technician, ophthalmic technician and ophthalmic executive. She is an enthusiastic speaker who has presented over 300 education and motivational courses throughout the U.S. and Canada. She has also published numerous industry articles and is the editor of the Self Study Course for Paraoptometric Certification, Third Edition. Her ophthalmic training career began in 1992 as director of the Ophthalmic Assistant Program at Carver Career & Technical College. Since then, she has held positions as education director at the Virginia Eye Institute, director of training at Eyefinity and staff education director of OD Excellence.

“I have watched Jay Binkowitz and Evan Kestenbaum build GPN for several years and believe that their philosophies and resources are crucial to the ECP today. I am proud to be a part of GPN and look forward to working side by side with the whole team to build infrastructure and profits for independent optometrists,” Johnson stated.

Johnson has served on the AOA Paraoptometric Council, is the recipient of the American Optometric Association Paraoptometric Special Service Award and is a past honoree of Vision Monday's "Most Influential Women in Optical.”