List of GOA Committees 2019-2020
The GOA's Committee roster provides members with the opportunity to become involved within the association and make their voices heard. Member participation is essential to ensure a thriving and successful association. Please read the committees below and contact the GOA office if you are interested in serving.
Chairs: Dr. Charlie Ficco and Dr. Josh Johnston
Plans and organizes GOA-sponsored continuing education
Assists in finding and selecting speakers and topics for GOA CE programs
Helps with onsite class monitoring
Assists GOA staff with gaining COPE approval for continuing education courses
Chair: Dr. Erika Morrow
Designs and implements strategic programs to maintain and grow the GOA's membership
Committee designates one member to act as the student liaison to develop relationships with the schools of optometry specifically in the southern region
Reaches out to current members considering dropping their membership in an effort to retain them
YOUNG OD COMMITTEE
Chairs: Dr. Shundale Mixon and Dr. Jessica Patton
A committee for newly licensed optometrists to meet and network with one another in a social setting, in turn increasing their involvement with the GOA
Identifies issues affecting newer optometrists and how the GOA can provide further guidance
Brainstorms and implements ideas on how to increase involvement with the younger members
Recruits and engages other young ODs to network and participate in GOA events and committees
PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMITTEE
Chair: Dr. Darrell A. Sorah, Jr.
Works with our Public Relations consultant to raise public awareness of Georgia optometry with the goal of having committee members from across the state aid in local PR efforts
CORPORATE AFFILIATE COMMITTEE
Chairs: Dr. Nikil Patel and Dr. Jim Stewart
Provides services designed specifically for optometrists employed in a corporate setting
Conduct focus groups and enhance communications to assist corporate affiliated ODs become more involved with GOA, increase practice revenues and improve quality care to patients
Chairs: Dr. Jennifer Carter
Raises funds for the GOA PAC through membership contact campaigns, social media and other means.
COMMUNITY HEALTH COMMITTEE
Co Chairs: Drs. Joe Rouw and Nadira Shadeed
Increases optometry’s participation in charitable and community health events
Creates network of optometrists throughout the state interested in performing courtesy eye care services for those in need and provides information on those events in need of optometrists
Supports work of PR Committee to promote public education regarding the importance of eye care and eye exams
Each committee is to be made up of a chairperson or co-chairs and with additional members based upon interest and availability. All committees will convene twice per year after business hours at the GOA headquarters at 400 West Peachtree Street NW, Suite 201, Atlanta, GA. The times and locations will be at the discretion of the chair.
Get involved and make your voice heard. Help strengthen our association and Georgia optometry. Sign up by contacting the GOA office at 770-961-9866.