Leadership

OFFICERS – Executive Committee

OOSS Officers are elected by the Board of Directors and assume primary responsibility for setting and executing the agenda of the board, assuming the powers of the board between regular meetings, and overseeing the work of the OOSS executive staff.

 

President

Jeffrey Whitman, M.D.
Key-Whitman Eye Center
Dallas, Texas

Vice President & AAO Councilor

Maria C. Scott, M.D.
Chesapeake Eye Care & Laser Center
Annapolis, Maryland

Treasurer

Jon-Marc Weston, M.D.
Vision Surgery & Laser Center
Roseburg, Oregon

Secretary

David George, M.D.
Physicians Outpatient Surgery Center
Bel Pre, Ohio

Chairman of Government Relations

Larry Patterson, M.D.
Eye Centers of Tennessee
Crossville, Tennessee

Chairman of Member Relations

Frank Cotter, M.D.
Roanoke Valley Center for Sight, Vistar Eye Center – Vision & Surgery Specialists
Salem, Virginia

Immediate Past President

Y. Ralph Chu M.D.
Chu Vision Surgery Center, The Chu Vision Institute
Bloomington, Minnesota

Vitreo-retinal Liaison

Pravin Dugel, M.D.
Retina Consultants of Arizona
Sun City, Arizona

Liaison to Anesthesiology Community

Lawrence Rabinowitz, M.D.
Anesthesiology Consultants of Essex
Alpine, New Jersey

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS – Directors & Associate Directors

OOSS Board members provide industry representation and leadership, establish policy, and provide strategic direction, decisions and oversight of operations, programs and initiatives.

 

Director

Andrew J. Gillies, M.D., FACS
Surgisite Boston, Dedham Ophthalmic Consultants & Surgeons
Dedham, Massachusetts

Director

Victor H. Gonzalez, M.D.
Valley Retina Institute, P.A.
McAllen, Texs

Director

Mark Kontos, M.D.
Empire Eye Surgery Center
Spokane, Washington

Director

Cathleen McCabe, M.D.
Eye Associates Ambulatory Surgery Center, The Eye Associates
Bradenton, Florida

Director

Robert J. Weinstock, M.D.
Largo Ambulatory Surgery Center / The Eye Institute of West Florida
Largo, Florida

Director

Jay Pepose, M.D., Ph.D.
Pepose Vision Institute
Chesterfield, Missouri

Associate Director & President’s Council Liaison

Stephanie J. Harvey, M.B.A., CASC
Independent Surgery Center
Eau Claire, Wisconsin

Associate Director

John P. Blanck, M.B.A, C.P.A
Surgery Partners, NovaMed, Inc., Overland Park Surgery Center
Overland Park, Kansas

Associate Director

Glenn A. deBrueys, CEO
American SurgiSite Centers
Somerset, New Jersey

Associate Director

John R. Grant, M.B.A., M.H.A.
AMSURG Corporation
Nashville, Tennessee

Associate Director

Nikki Hurley, RN
Key-Whitman Eye Center
Dallas, Texas

Associate Director

Robert B. Nelson, PA-C
Island Eye Surgicenter
Carle Place, New York

 

EMERITUS LEADERS – Past Presidents and Directors

OOSS values the important contributions of past presidents and directors for their inspiring passion and enduring commitment to the vision and mission.

 

President Emeritus

Jerome H. Levy, M.D., F.A.C.S.
New York Eye Surgery Center
The Bronx, New York

President Emeritus & Chief Medical Editor, The Ophthalmic ASC

William J. Fishkind M.D., F.A.C.S.
Fishkind, Bakewell & Maltzman Eye Care & Surgery Center
Tucson, Arizon

President Emeritus

R. Bruce Wallace, III, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Wallace Eye Surgery Center
Alexandra, Louisiana

President Emeritus

Bradley C. Black, M.D.
Bradley Black Eye Associates
Jeffersonville, Indiana

Director Emeritus

Lynn McMahan, M.D.
Southern Eye Center
Hattiesburg, Mississippi

 

EXECUTIVE STAFF – Operations, Advocacy & Membership

OOSS Executive Staff are responsible for the management of financial and day-to-day operations, governmental advocacy and member services.

 

Executive Director

Kent L. Jackson, Ph.D.
OOSS Corporate Office
4671 E. Phillips Place
Centennial, Colorado 80122
303.910.7314
kjackson@ooss.org

Washington Counsel

Michael Romansky, JD
3617 Spring Street
Chevy Chase, Maryland 20815
301.332.6474
mromansky@ooss.org

Member Services Consultant

Albert Castillo, M.B.A.
800 McCullough
San Antonio, TX 78215
210.237.9629
acastillo@ooss.org