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2020 Women’s Leadership Conference – Speakers

October 13 — 7:00-9:00PM EST

Opening Welcome and Keynote Speaker

Barbara Caffery, OD, PhD, FAAO,
AAO president
Shemeka Brathwaite, MSEd,
Keynote Speaker


Applying the Keynote Message

Melissa Barnett, OD, FAAO, FSLS
Melissa Barnett, OD, FAAO, FSLS, FBCLA,  Davis, California Sherrol Reynolds, OD,  Davie, Florida Sidra Qadri, OD, Los Angeles, California


Workforce & Demographic Update

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Marjolijn Bijlefeld,
Women In Optometry managing editor
Stacy Lyons, OD,  New England College of Optometry Diane Russo, OD, MPH, FAAO, New England College of Optometry Ray Corbin-Simon, OD, The Power Practice


October 14 — 7:00-9:00PM EST
What Are You Worth? (Negotiating)

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Hardeep Kataria, OD, FAAO, Oxnard, California Leslie O’Dell, OD, FAAO, Hanover, Pennsylvania Dori Carlson, OD, FAAO, Park River, North Dakota Maria Sampalis, OD, Cranston, Rhode Island

Making the Undiscussable Discussable (Communication)

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Laurie Sorrenson, OD, FAAO, Cedar Park, Texas Jenn Chinn, OD, San Diego, California Selina McGee, OD, FAAO, Edmond, Oklahoma
Ann Hoscheit, OD, FAARM, FAAO,
Gastonia, North Carolina


Taking Care of YOU

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Elise Brisco, OD, FAAO, CCH, FCOVD, Los Angeles, California Samantha Hornberger, OD, Lawrenceburg, Indiana Neda Gioia, OD, FOWNS, Shrewsbury, New Jersey


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Danielle Roth, OD, Los Angeles, California Louise Sclafani, OD, FAAO, Chicago, Illinois Bridgitte Shen Lee, OD, FAAO, FBCLA, Houston, Texas


October 15 — 7:00-9:00PM EST

Secrets of Our Success: Women Leaders Divulge the Most Powerful Skills for Advancement (Business Leadership)

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Janelle Davison, OD, Smyrna, Georgia Kelly Nichols, OD, MPH, PhD, FAAO, Dean, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry Bridgitte Shen Lee, OD, FBCLA, FAAO, Houston, Texas Nikki Iravani, OD, Santa, Clara, California


Workplace Well-Being: Creating a Productive and Positive Culture (Practice Culture/Staffing)

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Tania Sobchuk, OD, Lake Havasu, Arizona Suzy Lake, OD, Kansas City, Missouri Brittani Carver-Schemper, OD, Fayetteville, North Carolina Paula Newsome, OD, Charlotte, North Carolina


Special Features

Me Minutes

Karen Castleberry, OD, Athens, Georgia Sally Halim, OD, Woolwich Township, New Jersey Lauretta Justin, OD, Orlando, Florida


Nicole Nguyen, OD, Chantilly, Virginia Felicia Popowski, OD, Colorado Springs, Colorado Jennifer Tsai, OD, New York, New York


Quick Takes

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Camille Cohen, OD, Brooklyn, New York Hannah Cho, OD, Irvine, California Monica Johnsonbaugh, OD, Grosse Pointe, Michigan


Pam Lowe, OD, FAAO, Niles, Illinois Brianna Rhue, OD, FAAO, Tamarac, Florida Tammy Vo, OD, Austin, Texas


If you are attending the 2020 Academy at home simply choose the 2020 Women’s Leadership Conference as one of your events when you register at AAO (7-9:00PM EST October 13, 14 and 15). Click here to register.
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