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:
Recruiting, developing, supporting, and retaining a diverse group of exceptional members, faculties, professional affiliations, officers, and managers.
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.
Committing to dynamic interdisciplinary standards to improve ophthalmic competencies that impact the overall profession.
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!
Matthew L. Parker, Ph.D., LSSMBB, PMP, CTC, COMT, CST
(US Army Retired)
President, Association of Technical Personnel in Ophthalmology
Credentials listed were valid at the date the award was issued.
2018 - Jessica M. Barr, COMT, ROUB
2017 - Amy Jost, BS, COMT, CCRC, CTC
2016 - Sergina Flaherty, COMT, OSC
2015 - Christine McDonald, COE, COA, ROUB, OSC
2014 - Michelle Kaminski, COT, OSC
2013-2014 - Bobbi Ballenberg, COMT
2012 - Mona Carpenter, BS, COMT
2011 - Martha Moos, BS, COMT, OSA
2010 - Michelle Willis, COMT, OSA, COP
2009 - Aaron Shukla, PhD, COMT
2008 - Karen Susco, COMT
2007 - Mary Kay Smit, COT
2006 - Deborah McDonald, COT, CRA
2005 - Carol J. Pollack-Rundle, COMT
2003-2004 - Natalie Loyacano, COT, CSA
2002 - Krissa Lyse B. Drentlaw, COT, CSA
2001 - Deborah Diggins, COMT, CRA
2000 - Lisa Rovick COMT, CO
1999 - Donna Applegate, COT
1997 - Debra Baker, COMT
1996, 1998 - Ella Rosamont-Morgan, COMT
1993 - Cynthia A. Dean, COMT
1992 - Pamela D. Elder (Lichtenstein), COMT
1991 - Helene G. Siegel, COMT
1990, 1994 - Todd A. Hostetter, COMT
1988 - Phyllis Fineberg (Goldsmith)
1987 - Phil H. Weber, COMT, CRA
1986, 1989 - Paul M. Larson, COMT
1985, 1995 - Yvonne D. Fields Lamb, COT
1984 - John (Jack) Taylor, Jr., COT
1982 - Michelle Pett Herrin, COMT, CO
1981 - Kenneth E. Woodworth, Jr., COMT
1978, 1979 - Linda K. Hirte, COMT
1977 - Norma Garber, COMT
1975, 1976 - Andrea Olliff, COT
1973, 1974 - Doris Clark Gaston, COMT
1972 - Edward Christensen, COT
1970, 1971 - Richard J. Augustine, COMT