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What's New with the GOA

GOA Participates in Southern College of Optometry State Day

GOA Membership Chair, Dr. Tom Spetalnick and Day at the Capitol Co Chair, Dr. Blake Hutto represented the GOA at the Southern College of Optometry's (SCO) State Day in January. There, they met with students and discussed the benefits of practicing in Georgia and joining the GOA. Following the reception, more than 30 students in the SCO Georgia Club attended a dinner to learn more about the GOA.

Thank you, Drs. Spetalnick and Hutto! We look forward to welcoming another class of optometrists to our great state.


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Welcome New Members

  • Dr. Matthew Barrett, UAB, 3rd district
  • Dr. David Gibson, SCO, 1st district
  • Dr. Derek Black, SCO, 5th district
  • Dr. Neda Elijah, Southern California College of Optometry, 5th district
  • Dr. Melissa Keller, Pennsylvania College of Optometry, 1st district
  • Dr. Rohit Sharma, New England College of Optometry, 5th district
  • Dr. Derrick Badaracco, New York, 9th district
  • Dr. Lacy Alvarez, NOVA Southeastern, 1st district
  • Dr. Adriana Escobar, NOVA Southeastern, 4th district
  • Dr. Hae Chun, Illinois College of Optometry, 5th district
  • Dr. Jarvis Johnson, SCO, 1st district
  • Dr. Brittany Newman, Ohio State, 7th district
  • Dr. Katelyn Lohman, UAB, 7th district