Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees serves as the governing body of New England College of Optometry. The Board has fiduciary responsibility for the welfare and governance of the college. The Trustees of the Board elect the President and provide strategic administration and assist in long-range planning and development for the college.

Board of Trustees

Kristen Griebel, OD ’97, Board Chair
Howard Purcell, OD, FAAO, Dipl., President

Myron Allukian, Jr., DDS, MPH
Linda Bennett, OD ‘80
Ronald R. Ferrucci, OD ’74
Alan Glazier, OD ’93
Kristen Griebel, OD ’97
Richard Heller, JD
Dorothy L. Hitchmoth, OD ’96
Janet LaBreck, MS
Colin L. Leitch, M. Div.
Robert Meenan, MD, MPH, MBA
Rachel Negris, OD ’84
Thanasis Panorgias, MS, PHD
Valarie Ricciardi, OD ’88

Joseph P. Zolner, EdD

Emeritus Members
Joseph J.F. Bickford, OD ’65
Lester M. Brackley, OD ’68
Frank DiMella, AIA
G. Burtt Holmes, OD ’52, LHD
Charles F. Mullen, OD ’69, DOS
Adelbert Parrot, OD ’34*
Paul Taylor, OD ’55*
* Deceased

Corporators

Lester M. Brackley, OD ’68
David J. Caban, OD ’77
Michael J. Cohn, OD ’77
Howard M. Coleman, OD ’57
Matthew Elgart, OD ’66
Elmer Freeman, BS, MSW
Fernando Hidalgo Santa Cruz, OD ’87
Celia Anne Hinrichs, OD ’79
Robert H. Honnors, OD ’63
Barbara D. Kamens
Farooq A. Khan, OD ’02
Cynthia P. Macdonald, JD
Jonathan Marcus, CFP®
David Miller, MD
Robert S. Miller, CFE, CPA
Joseph F. Molinari, OD ’74, MEd
George L. Montminy, OD ’69
Gerard Phelan
David A.V. Reynolds, DrPH, LHD
Thomas Terry, OD ’75

The Bylaws of the New England College of Optometry can be viewed here.