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Alumni Board of Directors

Executive Board

  • Linda Bennett, OD ‘80, President, 2022 Mentor
  • Jonathon Jimmerson, OD ‘12, Vice President
  • Jessica Leader Fortin, OD ‘15, Secretary
  • William Gleason, OD ‘74, Immediate Past President

Alumni President Linda Bennett at podium speaking.Directors, Delegates, and Regional Associates

Directors serve as voting members, Delegates and Regional Associates serve as non-voting membersof NECO’s Alumni Association Board. All members have demonstrated involvement, support, and commitment to New England College of Optometry and its mission.  

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Board Committees: chair or serve on a committee annually and work as a liaison between the committee, students and the Office of Alumni Relations
  • Meeting Attendance: participate in quarterly meetings either in person or by telephone
  • Involvement: represent the Alumni Board and recruit alumni and classmates to attend Board and NECO sponsored events
  • Mentor: serve as a mentor to current students and recent graduates  
  • Ambassadorship: promote NECO within one’s sphere of influence and with recruitment of future students
  • Giving: consistently support NECO’s fundraising appeals

Directors:

  • Thomas Andrea, OD ‘14, Chair, US Graduate Strong Committee
  • David Caban, OD ‘77
  • Paul Cangiano, OD ‘96, Chair, Career Symposium Committee
  • Nancy Carlson, OD ‘77
  • Scott Chamberland, OD ‘08
  • Jeffrey Cohn, OD '12, Chair, Dinner with ODs Committee
  • Jameel Kanji, OD '14, Co-Chair, Canadian Graduate Strong Committee
  • Richard Lippman, OD ‘68
  • Debi Sarma, OD '14
  • Angelica Scanzera, OD '14
  • Christie Krolczyk Simpson, OD '14

Delegates

  • Phyllis Andrejko, OD ‘97
  • Daniel Bastian, OD ‘12
  • Lynn Brandes, OD '87, FAAO
  • Jason Chin, OD '04
  • Kyla Smith Duchin, OD ‘08
  • Matthew Elgart, OD ‘66
  • Kristen Griebel, OD ‘97
  • Anita Gulmiri, OD '15
  • Elise Harb, OD ‘04, Chair, CV and Resume Review Committee
  • Joy Huang, OD ‘15
  • Scott Huffer, OD ‘06
  • Emily Kachinsky, OD ‘08
  • Stacy Lyons, OD ’88
  • Alexis Malkin, OD ‘08, Chair, Scholarship Committee
  • Andrew McLeod, OD ‘06, Co-Chair, CV and Resume Review Committee
  • Lauren Moses, OD ‘15
  • Anne Moskowitz, OD ’93, PhD
  • Walter Potaznick, OD ‘76
  • Amanda Powers, OD ’11
  • Petar Prpic, OD ‘13
  • Alina Reznik, OD ‘16, Co-Chair, Brunch with ODs Committee
  • Harbir Sian, OD ‘12
  • David Smith, OD ‘64
  • Jenna Titelbaum, OD ‘12

Regional Associates:

  • Matthew Bauer, OD ‘09
  • Chris Cordero, OD ‘11
  • Fadi Maroun, OD ‘94
  • Edward Schwartzberg, OD ‘69
  • Rohit Sharma, OD '99

Student Council, 2018-19

Monica Luo, OD3, President
Lauren Thamel, OD2, Vice President
Kristyn Goff, OD3, Secretary
Justine Choi, OD3, Treasurer
Erin Civetti, OD3, Media & Clubs Coordinator

If you are interested in serving on the Alumni Board or other Alumni Ambassadorship roles, please contact Margery Warren, Director of Alumni Relations, Telephone: 617-587-5687, email: warrenm@neco.edu.

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