President's Pledge

I am so fortunate to be able to serve as President of the Association of Technical Personnel in Ophthalmology (ATPO), and I hope my actions and decisions will make the members proud.

Let me thank ATPO’s Past-Presidents and Board Members. Each of you has brought unique and rewarding perspectives, talents, and ideas to our Association. Your tireless efforts have left ATPO strong and inviting.

My furthermost gratitude goes to my Board of Directors and Committee Volunteers. Their energy, intelligence, creativity, and courage in joining me in our pursuit of Association Excellence are simply beyond compare. Our collected undertaking to grow our ophthalmic community will be the hallmarks of educational and technical development, membership involvement, and building purposeful collaborations that bring distinguishability to both our Association and Members.

I’m excited to be involved in defining timeless moments of organizational discovery coupled with both ambition and passion. I hope to inspire excitement in our ATPO members and all associated organizations, but most of all, I’m excited about living up to our values. With our values in the front, ATPO will continue:

Advocacy
Recruiting, developing, supporting, and retaining a diverse group of exceptional members, faculties, professional affiliations, officers, and managers.

Trust
Exampling professional excellence and integrity towards building a culture of open communication that fosters a sense of community; living, learning, and practicing with the highest ethical and clinical standards; and respect for each other’s rights, opinions, and beliefs in a diverse, culturally sensitive and supportive community.

Personal Commitment
Committing to dynamic interdisciplinary standards to improve ophthalmic competencies that impact the overall profession.

Opportunity
Enhancing personal and professional excellence through the design and implementation of quality, memorable education, continued collaborative efforts to grow the ophthalmic community, and welcoming Member Ambassadors.

Your ideas and commitment are indeed welcome. Talk with us on Facebook or email me directly. I look forward to hearing how our community can grow. We are listening!

Warm regards,

Matthew L. Parker, Ph.D., LSSMBB, PMP, CTC, COMT, CST
(US Army Retired)
President, Association of Technical Personnel in Ophthalmology