Leadership Team

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 & AAO Councilor

Cathleen McCabe, M.D.
Eye Associates Ambulatory Surgery Center, The Eye Associates
Bradenton, Florida
941.792.2020
cmccabe13@hotmail.com

Immediate Past President

Maria C. Scott, M.D.
Chesapeake Eye Care & Laser Center
Annapolis, Maryland
410.571.8733
mariascott@yahoo.com

Vice President

David George, M.D.
Physicians Outpatient Surgery Center
Belpre, Ohio
740.423.7557
dgeorgemd@gmail.com

Chairman of Government & Association Relations

Jeffrey Whitman, M.D.
Key-Whitman Eye Center
Dallas, Texas
214-754-0000
docw56@sbcglobal.net

Secretary

Tom Harvey, M.D.
Independent Surgery Center
Eau Claire, Wisconsin

Chairman of Strategic Partner Relations

Y. Ralph Chu, M.D.
Chu Vision Surgery Center, The Chu Vision Institute
Bloomington, Minnesota
952-835-1235
yrchu@chuvision.com

Treasurer

Keith Liang, M.D.
Center for Sight
Sacramento, California

Chairman of Strategic Member Relations

Frank Cotter, M.D.
Roanoke Valley Center for Sight, Vistar Eye Center – Vision & Surgery Specialists
Salem, Virginia
540.855.5123
jeannicotter@yahoo.com

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

Victor H. Gonzalez, M.D.
Valley Retina Institute, P.A.
McAllen, Texas 78503
956.631.8875
maculadoc@aol.com

Director

Michael Jones, M.D.
Quantum Vision Centers
Swansea, Illinois

Director

Mark Kontos, M.D.
Empire Eye Surgery Center
Spokane, Washington 99206
956.631.8875
mark.kontos@empireeye.com

Director

Robert J. Weinstock, M.D.
Largo Ambulatory Surgery Center / The Eye Institute of West Florida
Largo, Florida
727-518-2020
rjweinstock@yahoo.com

Director

Jay Pepose, M.D., Ph.D.
Pepose Vision Institute
Chesterfield, Missouri
636-728-0111
jpepose@peposevision.com

Director

Karl Olsen, M.D.
Eye Center of Northern Colorado
Loveland, Colorado

Director

Francis Price, M.D.
Price Vision Group
Indianapolis, Indiana

Director

Michael Patterson, D.O.
Eye Centers of Tennessee
Crossville, Tennessee

Director

Audrey R. Talley Rostov, M.D.
Northwest Eye Surgeons
Seattle, Washington

Director

Denise M. Visco, M.D.
Eyes of New York
York, Pennsylvania

Associate Director

John P. Blanck, M.B.A, C.P.A.
Surgery Partners, NovaMed, Inc., Overland Park Surgery Center
Overland Park, Kansas
913.491.9365 ext 7303
JBlanck@surgerypartners.com

Associate Director

John R. Grant
AMSURG Corporation
Nashville, Tennessee
615.714.6132
jgrant@amsurg.com

Associate Director

Nikki Hurley, RN, M.B.A.
Key-Whitman Eye Center
Dallas, Texas
Nikki.Hurley@keywhitman.com

Associate Director

Robert B. Nelson, PA-C
Island Eye Surgicenter
Westbury, New York
516.877.2400 x 103
rnelson@islandeye.net

Associate Director

Todd Albertz
Cincinnati Eye Institute
Cincinnati, Ohio

Associate Director

Mark King
Tyson Eye
Cape Coral, Florida

Associate Director

Maria Tietjen, RN, BSN
American SurgiSite Centers
Somerset, New Jersey

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
718.519.1000
JHLMD@nyeye.com

President Emeritus

William J. Fishkind M.D., F.A.C.S.
Fishkind, Bakewell & Maltzman Eye Care & Surgery Center
Tucson, Arizona
520.293.6740
wfishkind@earthlink.net

President Emeritus

R. Bruce Wallace, III, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Wallace Eye Surgery Center
Alexandra, Louisiana
318.487.8342
Rbw123@aol.com

President Emeritus

Bradley C. Black, M.D.
Bradley Black Eye Associates
Jeffersonville, Indiana
812.284.1700
drbradblack@aol.com

President Emeritus

Larry Patterson, M.D.
Eye Centers of Tennessee
Crossville, Tennessee
931.456.2728
larryp@ecotn.com

Director Emeritus

Lynn McMahan, M.D.
Southern Eye Center
Hattiesburg, Mississippi
601.705.0078
lynndrmac@comcast.net

Director Emeritus

Jon-Marc Weston, M.D.
Vision Surgery & Laser Center
Roseburg, Oregon
541.672.2020
drw@westoneyecenter.com

Director Emeritus

Glenn A. deBrueys
American SurgiSite Centers
Somerset, New Jersey
732.846.2100
gdebrueys@
americansurgisite.com

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

Diane Blanck
OOSS Corporate Office
811 West 57th Terrace
Kansas City, MO 64113
816.651.3582
dblanck@ooss.org

Washington Counsel

Michael Romansky, J.D.
1740 T Street, NW, Unit 1
Washington, DC 20009
301.332.6474
mromansky@ooss.org

Member Services Consultant

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