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More About Us

Our Background

The Opticians Association of Virginia was founded out of a pure passion for people. Our goals, ambitions and inspirations have come together to form a truly amazing association that all of us are proud to be a part of. We regularly go above and beyond to ensure our members receive the support, resources and opportunities they need to grow and prosper. To learn more about us, don’t hesitate to reach out - we’d love to hear from you.

Mission

The purpose of the Opticians Association of Virginia is to advance the skillful practice of Opticianry for the safety and welfare of the people of Virginia, by representing, educating and serving all Opticians.

Vision

The OAV will be the public’s expert and educator on vision and vision issues. We will be recognized with respect by Virginia lawmakers and provide our members voice, serving as the optical clearinghouse and network for Virginia opticians, as well as fostering collaboration with other Virginia ophthalmic practitioners.

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Meet The Team

Get to Know Us

The Board of the OAV is a group of volunteer professionals who give their time and expertise to serve the needs of opticians throughout the state.  They work throughout the year creating opportunities for members to further their knowledge and skills to professionally serve all Virginians.

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President -
Leah Exline

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1st Vice President - 
Matthew Handy 

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2nd Vice President - 
Vacant 

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Secretary - 
Brittney Delgado

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Treasurer  - 
Amanda Meland

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Capital Director - 
Emily Flores

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Capital Director - 
Cameo Williams

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Central Director - 
Kelly Mohr

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Central Director - 
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Male Portrait

Northern Director - 
Stephen Overall

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Northern Director - 
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Tidewater Director - 
Erik Meland

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Tidewater Director - 
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Southwest Director - 
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Southwest Director - 
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Student Director - 
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Immediate Past President - 
Darla All

Bylaws

The Bylaws of the Opticians Association of Virginia, Inc. establishes a set of rules by which the Association is governed as a not-for-profit organization.

Purpose of Bylaws

  • Establish a Board of Directors.

  • Establish how the Board of Directors is elected by membership.

  • Define the classes of membership and voting privileges

  • Define the officers of the OAV and their duties

  • Establish different types of meetings and their purpose

  • Establish procedures for succession, removal and dissolution

  • Establish the extent of liability to officers and the Board of Directors

  • Establish rules for committee structure

  • Establish other matters of governance relevant to state and federal laws

The Bylaws of the OAV may be amended from time to time as deemed necessary by a vote of the Board of Directors.

Opticians Association of Virginia's Bylaws

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