Partners & Sponsors
2017 OAOP Vision Summit
Joyce Ardrey, CPC
Joyce D. Ardrey, CPC, is a Practice Management Consultant specializing in Optometry with over 25 years of experience in the medical coding and consulting field. Mrs. Ardrey worked as the Business Administrator at a surgical co-management clinic (VEF), as well as a consultant for a practice management consulting group with clients in general medicine, ophthalmology, and dentistry, prior to starting her consulting company, Consultation and Implementation (C&I), in 1992. As a consultant, Mrs. Ardrey performs compliance and chart audits, staff and physician education, and office organization. Mrs. Ardrey has served on the Medicare Advisory Committee (CAC) for Pinnacle Business Solutions Inc.(formerly Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arkansas) the Medicare Carrier for OK, NM, AR, LA, RI, & MO since 1996. She continues to serve on the J4 MAC, TrailBlazer Health Systems. She is also a member of the DME JC POE (Provider Outreach and Education) with CGS Medicare. Her areas of expertise include compliance and risk management, CPT©, ICD-9 and HCPCS coding, DME MAC supplier requirements on Refractive Lenses, E/M documentation requirements, Medicare guidelines, and chart documentation.
Joyce is a past President of the ProTulsa Chapter of the AAPC. C&I contracts directly with the Oklahoma Association of Optometric Physicians for telephone consultations and writes the Third Party Section for their quarterly newsletter, “In Focus”. She also contributes information in the weekly e-News. She lectures regularly at the OAOP Spring and Fall Seminars and District Meetings and has presented at ProTulsa Chapter of the AAPC, SWCO, AHEC, OSUCHS, NSUOCO and The Coding Institute.
Brad Britton, MD
Dr. Brad Britton is one of Oklahoma’s most experienced, board-certified refractive eye surgeons, specializing in LASIK and cataracts. He has has performed more than 20,000 cataract surgeries and more than 17,000 LASIK procedures, including members of his family, dozens of referring doctors, and has even chosen LASIK to improve his own eyesight.
Dr. Britton trains doctors throughout the United States and Canada in refractive procedures and has been honored as one of the top 50 refractive surgeons in North America.
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Mile Brujic, OD
Mile Brujic, O.D. is a partner of Premier Vision Group, a successful four location optometric practice in Northwest Ohio. He practices full scope optometry with an emphasis on ocular disease management of the anterior segment, contact lenses and glaucoma. He is active at all levels of organized optometry. Dr. Brujic has published over 150 articles and has given over 750 lectures, both nationally and internationally on contemporary topics in eye care.
Jackie Burress, OD, FAAO
Dr. Burress received her Doctorate of Optometry from NSUOCO in 2010. In 2011, Dr. Burress completed a residency in primary eye care with the Jack C. Montgomery VAMC in Muskogee, OK. Currently, Dr. Burress is a staff optometrist with the Ernest Childers VA Outpatient Clinic in Tulsa, and is also adjunct faculty with NSUOCO. Dr. Burress also serves nationally as a consultant for the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education (ACOE) and as a COPE reviewer for the Association of Regulatory Boards of Optometry (ARBO). She is very active with the OAOP as an executive member of the Congress Committee, and is a graduate of the Leadership Class of 2012. Dr. Burress resides in Muskogee with her husband Ray and children – Kaden, Allison, Lydia, and Hunter.
Richard Castillo, OD, DO
Dr. Castillo is a graduate of the Oklahoma College of Optometry and the OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery. He completed a medical/surgical residency in Comprehensive Ophthalmology/Ophthalmic Surgery at Oklahoma State University, and is a past director of the OSU Ophthalmology service. He has been NSU-OCO’s principle surgeon, and a clinical professor of Optometry since 1998. He has a subspecialty interest in anterior segment microsurgery and oculoplastics. As Professor, Assistant Dean for Surgical Training and Education, and Chief of the NSU-OCO Surgery Service, he is responsible for overseeing all facets of NSU-OCO’s surgical program, a program he helped pioneer going back to 1996. He introduced office-based radiosurgery to NSU and the profession in 1998, a treatment modality which has become commonplace in all states with Optometric Advanced Practice and Surgical Legislation. For the past two decades, Dr. Castillo has remained a strong and aggressive proponent of optometric CME, holding workshops on Advanced Office Procedures, minor surgery, lasers, and office-based anesthesia both nationally and internationally. Dr. Castillo is the author of several textbook chapters, including the iconic Rosenbloom’s Vision & Aging, where he co-authored the text’s introductory chapter, and the equally iconic Pfenninger & Fowler’s Procedures for Primary Care, which has been included in the list of the 100 most influential texts in medicine. He is the chair and commissioner of the National Commission on Vision and Health. He has served on numerous committees for the National Board of Examiner’s in Optometry. Dr. Castillo was recently honored with a Special Citation from the Oklahoma House of Representatives for Outstanding Contributions to the Advancement of Surgical Optometric Care in the State of Oklahoma. He was honored with a similar award from the Oklahoma State Board of Examiner’s in Optometry in the winter of 2015.
Michael Patrick Coleman
Mr. Michael Patrick Coleman is a certified ophthalmic technician (COT) & optician (ABOC). He has worked in, and managed, optometry and ophthalmology clinics in the military and civilian environment. Clinically, he’s worked with over 40 different optometrists and ophthalmologists in the past 27 years. As a Master Instructor for the USAF Optometric Technician course for over five years, he trained hundreds of eye
technicians & dispensing opticians. Currently a national paraoptometric speaker who has taught at SECO International and numerous state optometric associations, his primary goal is to help others learn by presenting material in an entertaining and understandable manner.
Jason Ellen, O.D.
Dr. Ellen graduated Cum Laude from Northeastern State University College of Optometry in May 1999, and furthered his education by completing an ocular disease and refractive surgery residency through BVA Advanced Eyecare and TLC Laser Eye Center in Oklahoma City. During that time Dr. Ellen became the first optometric resident in the US to perform refractive surgery. After completing his residency in 2000, Dr. Ellen moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma where he helped build and expand a newly formed optometric referral/surgery center, serving as Clinical Director and Ocular Disease Consultant. He became a partner in 2005 and then partnered with Dr. Chad Chamberlain to form Oklahoma Medical Eye Group (OMEG) by purchasing the Tulsa practice in 2015 . Dr. Ellen serves as the Co-coordinator for the OMEG/nJoy-Tulsa Residency in Ocular Surgery/Disease and Refractive Surgery with Dr. Jo’el Sturm and the OMEG/RVA Optometric Retinal Fellowship with Dr. Lars Freisburg. He continues his involvement with student education by serving as Externship Coordinator for both NSUOCO and SCO Externship Program as well as In His Image Family Practice Ophthalmology Rotation for Second and Third year Medical Residents. He lectures locally, regionally and nationally, mainly focused on Diseases and Surgery of the Anterior Segment and Peri-Operative Management of Refractive Cataract Surgery. He is active in the OAOP and serves as a mentor to students at NSUOCO. Dr. Ellen was named the Young Optometrist of the Year by the OAOP in 2005 and Outstanding Alumni in 2009 by Southern Arkansas University. He is married to Dr. Rona Ellen (who completed her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2008) and has three young boys; Drake, Lucas, and Rafe.
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Nicole Ethridge, OD
Nicole Ethridge is a current Primary Care and Ocular Disease resident at the Veterans Affairs Healthcare System of the Ozarks in Fayetteville, Arkansas through Northeastern State University College of Optometry. She graduated optometry school in 2016 at the University of Missouri-St. Louis College of Optometry. She is a past Secretary on the Executive Council of the American Optometric Student Association.
Julia Helm, CPOT
Julia has been in the healthcare industry for many years and worked in several different specialties. She has been in optometry for 16 years and celebrated her 11th anniversary at Cockrell Eyecare last December. Julia is trained in all areas of the office and currently working in on front desk, billing and optical. She has been a CPOT since 2006 and a current Past President of the Oklahoma Paraoptometric Section (OPS).
Larry Henry, O.D., F.A.A.O
Larry Henry, O.D., F.A.A.O., is clinical director for BVA Advanced Eye Care. Dr. Henry received his doctor of optometry from the University of Missouri-St. Louis in 1991 and later completed his ocular disease residency at the Vision Education Foundation in Oklahoma City. In 1998, Dr. Henry was named Young Optometrist of the Year by the Oklahoma Association of Optometric Physicians (OAOP) and was admitted as a Fellow in the American Academy of Optometry in 2005. In 2011, he earned the distinction of Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry. To help promote the profession of optometry, Dr. Henry established an Ocular Disease/Refractive and Ocular Surgery Residency in Oklahoma City in association with Northeastern State University College of Optometry, TLC, and BVA. He also currently serves on the Medicare Medical Advisory Committee for Oklahoma. In addition to seeing patients and teaching, Dr. Henry dedicates much of his time each year to providing visual services to underprivileged Oklahomans through charitable organizations such as Vision for Humanity and Healing Hands. He maintains active membership in the Oklahoma Association of Optometric Physicians and the American Optometric Association.
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Dawn Holsted, O.D.
Dawn Holsted, OD, Diplomate American Board of Optometry
Dr. Dawn Holsted earned her doctorate degree from NSU Oklahoma College of Optometry. Upon graduation, she completed a residency in Ocular Disease and Refractive Surgery. She is board certified by the American Board of Optometry as a Diplomate. She currently is President and CEO of nJoy Vision, specializing in co-management of refractive surgery, keratoconus treatment, and laser cataract surgery. Prior to nJoy vision, she served as Senior Vice-President for a refractive surgery business with centers throughout North America. She serves as an adjunct faculty member at the Oklahoma College of Optometry at NSU. Dr. Holsted was selected by the Oklahoma Association of Optometric Physicians as “Young OD of the Year” for 1997. She has previously served the OAOP as Legislative Chair and District Director. She served as President of the OAOP in 2002. She was inducted into the OAOP Hall of Fame in 2003. She was recently honored as Northeastern State University’s Young Distinguished Alumni in 2010.
Gracen Johnsen, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Gracen is Sr. Vice President, HR Consulting for PremierSource/Summit Consolidated Group, responsible for the firm’s human resource consulting disciplines – helping clients achieve their best-practice and regulatory compliance goals. Holding a Bachelor’s degree in Education from Oklahoma State University, she also completed graduate courses in Educational Theory at the University of Idaho and in Business Management at Pepperdine University. Gracen is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), SHRM-Senior Certified Professional (SCP), a Certified Strategic Planner, and NASD-trained mediator. Enjoying a career as an HR Professional spanning 20+ years, Gracen has served in the roles of HR Manager, HR Director, and HR Consultant across a broad range of profit and nonprofit organizations and industries. Additionally, she served as Chief Administrative Officer of a publicly traded agriculture corporation in Southern California, responsible for Share Holder Services, HR and compliance with SEC, OSHA, INS, EEOC, and DOA regulation.
Gracen has served as a member of the Human Resource Task Force for the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits and ReMerge of Oklahoma City, where she also a member of the Board, and is a past member of the Human Resource Advisory Committee of Infant Crisis Services, and of the Human Resource Quality Improvement Committee of Sunbeam Family Services. Gracen conducts seminars on HR practices and compliance, and instructs on HR Management at OSU-OKC. Gracen is a proud graduate of Leadership Oklahoma City, Class 33.
Peter Kehoe, OD, DOS, FAAO
Dr. Kehoe received his OD degree from the Illinois College of Optometry, Chicago, IL in 1984 and a Doctor of Science from that institution in 1998. He became a fellow in the American Academy of Optometry in 1999 and earned his Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry in 2011.
Since 1984, Dr. Kehoe has been a principal of Kehoe Eye Care, PC in Galesburg, IL. The practice emphasizes comprehensive optometric care including pediatrics, geriatrics, glaucoma, retinal disease, contact lenses, surgical co-management and comprehensive refractive and eyewear services. Dr. Kehoe serves as an Administrator in Illinois for The Vision Source network of independent private practices.
Dr. Kehoe served as President of the Illinois Optometric Association 1997-1998 and received their Optometrist of the Year in 2001. He served on the board of trustees of the American Optometric Association from 1999-2010, and as President of the 36,000 member organization in 2008-2009.
Dr. Kehoe serves as treasurer of the World Council of Optometry. In 2010 Dr. Kehoe was named as a consultant to Transitions Optical serving as a Professional Development Advisor, in 2012 was named as a consultant to Diopsys, Inc. and served as a non-executive board member of Optos, Plc. from 2010 to 2015.
Dr. Nerissa Ann Klingelhofer graduated with a Doctorate of Optometry degree from Northeastern State University Oklahoma College of Optometry in Tahlequah, OK, on May 7, 2016. Nerissa is the proud daughter of Craig and Connie Klingelhofer. She graduated from Aitkin High School in 2008 and Concordia College in Moorhead, MN, in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biology. She is currently completing a one year Ocular Disease and Refractive Surgery residency at Oklahoma Medical Eye Group and nJoy Vision in Tulsa, OK.
Neel Kumar, MD
Neel Kumar, MD is a fellowship-trained ophthalmologist specializing in ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery at Triad Eye Institute.
He graduated from the from the University of South Alabama College of Medicine in 2010 and completed Fellowships in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the eyelids, orbit and lacrimal system at the University of South Florida-Morsani College of Medicine in Tampa and Duke University Hospital in Durham, North Carolina.
Dr. Kumar performs a variety of oculoplastic procedures, including brow lifts, brow ptosis repair, upper and lower blepharoplasty and more.
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Jenna Lighthizer, OD
Dr. Lighthizer received her Doctor of Optometry degree from Pacific University College of Optometry in Forest Grove, OR in 2008. Following her education she completed a residency in Primary Eye Care at the American Lakes VA Hospital in Tacoma, WA. Dr. Lighthizer joined the faculty at Northeastern State University Oklahoma College of Optometry in August of 2009, where she currently serves as a full-time Associate Professor in the areas of Ocular Pharmacology, Optometric Methodology, and Clinical Education.
Blair Lonsberry, MS, OD, MEd, FAAO
Dr. Lonsberry obtained his Optometry degree from the University of Waterloo in 1996 after completing a Master of Science in Physiology from the University of Manitoba. He completed his residency in Primary Care Optometry from the Illinois College of Optometry in 1997, then joined the faculty at Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN. During his time at SCO, he completed a Masters in Education degree with an emphasis in adult learning.
Currently, Dr. Lonsberry is a Full Professor with Pacific University College of Optometry in Oregon.
Dr. Lonsberry is a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry, a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, the Optometric Retinal Society, the Optometric Glaucoma Society, and the Ocular Surface Society of Optometry.
Alan McKee, OD, FAAO
Dr. Alan McKee is a graduate of the NSU Oklahoma College of Optometry and is currently an Associate Professor and Director of Optical Services for the College with teaching assignments in ophthalmic optics and contact lenses. He is also a clinical instructor in the NSUOCO clinics, Cherokee Nation W. W. Hastings Hospital and the Rural Eye Program as well as a member of the Oklahoma Association of Optometric Physicians, American Optometric Association, Association of Contact Lens Educators, Association of Practice Management Educators, ASCO Ophthalmic Optics SIG, a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry.
Earlena McKee, OD
Dr. McKee received her Doctor of Optometry degree in 1996 from Northeastern State University College of Optometry. She then returned to Kansas where she joined an optometry-ophthalmology practice and had extensive experience with treatment of ocular disease. During this time Kansas optometry law was enhanced to allow optometrists to treat glaucoma and later to use oral medications for the treatment of ocular disease.
In March of 2004 she joined the Northeastern State University Oklahoma College of Optometry faculty. Dr. McKee teaches Ocular Disease III (vitreous, choroid and retina), Systemic Therapy in Ocular Disease and Interpersonal Communications. She co-teaches Contact Lenses III and Introduction to Clinic I and II. She is a clinical instructor at the NSU-OCO clinics, the Pheiffer Optometry Clinic at the Cherokee Nation Hastings Hospital and in the Rural Eye Program. Since 2015 she has been the Chief Preceptor of the NSU-OCO externship rotations for the University of Houston College of Optometry. Since 2007 she has been the chief of the Pheiffer Optometry Clinic at the Cherokee Nation Hastings Hospital in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. Her research interests center around treatment of ocular disease and contact lenses.
Brian Morgan, MD
Dr. Brian Morgan specializes in treatment of the aging eye, including cataract and eyelid surgeries. A BVA doctor since 1999, Dr. Morgan serves patients in Western Oklahoma and the OKC metro areas. Dr. Morgan has earned several academic honors and has been active in medical research. He has presented his findings on various eye disorders and diseases at the Jones Eye Institute and Dean A. McGee Eye Institute.
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Latricia Pack, OD, FAAO
Latricia D. Pack is a Professor at Northeastern State University Oklahoma College of Optometry (NSUOCO). She received her Doctor of Optometry degree from NSUOCO in 1998. After completing of a Residency in Cornea and Contact Lenses at NSUOCO in 1999, she was invited to join the faculty and is now in her 18th year of teaching.
Dr. Pack is the course instructor for Contact Lenses I and Contact Lenses II and assists with teaching Contact Lenses III. She serves as Contact Lens Clinic Chief and Supervisor of the NSUOCO Cornea and Contact Lenses Residency. Most of her clinical duties are in the contact lens clinic, with occasional assignments in acute care or primary care clinic. Dr. Pack’s research interests include contact lenses, corneal topography, and most anything related to the anterior segment. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry.
Doug Rogers has extensive experience in account management, lens technologies, team sales building and customer service. Doug has served the Oklahoma territory for fifteen years representing Hoya Vision Care of North America. His knowledge in free form manufacturing and lens designs along with business consulting has proven to be a huge contributor to his success and in his customer base. He currently resides in Norman, Oklahoma, is married to his wife Sherri with two sons; Darren and Trevor , along with a new daughter in law Sarah. He and Sherri are also proud grandparents of a grandson that turns four years old in March.
Brandon Runyon, OD, FAAO
Brandon Runyon, OD, FAAO completed his optometry degree at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry in 2013. Following graduation, he completed a residency program in Family Practice and Ocular Disease at Northeastern State University Oklahoma College of Optometry in 2014.
He now works as a full time staff optometrist and optometry residency coordinator for Indian Health Services at Chinle Hospital Eye Clinic in Chinle, AZ, where he specializes in the management of ocular diseases and emergency eye care. Dr. Runyon is also adjunct clinical faculty for the Southern California College of Optometry at Marshall B. Ketchum University. When not working, Dr. Runyon enjoys skiing, playing guitar, traveling, and exploring the Southwest.
Megan Shirey, OD
Dr. Shirey is a native of Magnolia, Arkansas. She attended Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi, earning a B.S. in biology prior to moving to Memphis, Tennessee, for optometry school at Southern College of Optometry. She is currently a primary care and ocular disease resident at the VA Hospital in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
Jorge Solorzano, OD
Dr. Jorge Solorzano completed his ocular disease residency at Northeastern State University - Oklahoma College of Optometry, in association with BVA-West. He received his doctorate of optometry at the University of California, Berkeley - School of Optometry and interned at the prestigious Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami - School of Medicine. Dr. Solorzano has been the Clinical Director of Better Vision Ahead - Advanced Eye Care since 2005. He is a frequent speaker at state and regional conferences and enjoys giving back through educational programs and Christian Medical Eye Missions.
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Jo'el Sturm, O.D.
Dr Sturm is Founder and Vice President of Network Development for nJoy Vision, developing referral centers for refractive surgery, new technologies in refractive cataract surgery and the treatment of keratoconus. She has served as Vice President of Network Development with the largest refractive surgery provider in North America, managing a sales force of over 40 sales representatives, strategic communication for referring doctor customers, and developing robust lead generation and follow up systems to increase patient acquisition. She is an active member of the Oklahoma Association of Optometric Physicians and Past President of the organization. Dr Sturm is also a supervisor of residents at nJoy Vision Tulsa in conjunction with NSUOCO, lecturing on communications, pre and post surgical care, cross linking, keratonus treatment, and refractive surgery – including refractive cataract surgery. She is an active candidate for Board Certification, and currently serves as legislative key person for both AOA and OAOP.
Lindsey Wiley, MHA, BS
Lindsey Wiley, MHA, BS, Health Information Technology Manager at OFMQ, has more than nine years of healthcare technology and quality improvement experience working with providers in multiple settings (hospitals, ambulatory clinics, and nursing homes) on all phases of healthcare technology adoption and optimization. She has been with OFMQ since 2010, when she began work through the Regional Extension Center (REC) for Health Information Technology grant. She now leads a team of HIT professionals who offer technical assistance and guidance on best practices to support and accelerate the adoption and meaningful use of technology by healthcare providers, including Electronic Health Record (EHR) and Health Information Exchange (HIE) technology. Under Lindsey’s leadership, she and her team have been involved in multiple state-based and nationally-based grants and commercial endeavors such as the Oklahoma REC, CDC Million Hearts, Healthy Hearts Oklahoma through the Primary Healthcare Improvement Cooperative, multiple rural regional workshops, state surveys, Health Informatics Curriculum and Training for Transformation, Pediatric Cancer Registry Reporting and Medication Safety in Long Term Care. As a sought after speaker, Lindsey is an expert in the areas of HIPAA Privacy and Security assessment, EHR implementation and optimization and meaningful use. Prior to her work at OFMQ, Lindsey’s experience included nationwide implementation of a barcode point-of-care solution where she collaborated with hospital leadership to create and manage implementation project teams. Lindsey holds a Master of Health Administration degree and a Bachelor of Science in Health and Exercise Science degree, both from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.
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