Rebecca Johnson Joins GPN as Senior Consultant and Director of VHR Services

HUNTINGTON, N.Y.— Gateway Professional Network (GPN), the exclusive provider of The EDGE business solutions services, has announced that Rebecca Johnson has joined GPN as senior consultant and director of VHR Advisor Services.

Johnson brings over 30 years of optical industry experience to her new role at GPN. An enthusiastic trainer, speaker and author of all things ophthalmic staff-related, she has served as education director for Eyefinity and is the president of EyeTrain4You, Inc. Johnson was recognized as one of Vision Monday’s Most Influential Women in Optical in 2010.

VHR Advisor Services is the newest tool available to independents for structuring a simple to use professional staff review philosophy that ties individual and team results into raises and bonuses, the company said. Together with the newly expanded GPN Mentoring Program, independents can have the on-hand support they need to impact their business in a meaningful way, the statement added.

“I am thrilled to be working with the GPN family on this incredible tool that assists optometrists in one of their biggest challenges-staff management,” said Johnson. “This product is something I wished I had 20 years ago!”

Jay Binkowitz, president of GPN commented, “Rebecca brings experience, energy and fresh ideas to our unique team of industry experts and I am thrilled to have her lead and expand our new initiatives. GPN has been and will continue to be an industry leader in providing a great consultative hybrid of technology, business management philosophies and strategies to strengthen the position of independents.”

More info about VHR Advisor, GPN’s Mentoring Services of The EDGE, are available from Susan Trimble, director of client services at (631) 626- 9783 or