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Optometry Giving Sight Hits Fundraising Target for Optometry School in Haiti

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Drs. Thomas and Susan Quinn

(Press Release)
DENVER – Optometry Giving Sight has announced that the Vision Source Million Dollar Campaign has now achieved its target. The campaign, which was initiated in April of 2014, sought to increase the amount of funds available to support all of Optometry Giving Sight’s funded projects throughout the world, with a specific focus on the proposed new School of Optometry in Haiti. The target was achieved at the recent Vision Source Exchange meeting in San Antonio.

“It’s been an incredible effort that has involved all our monthly donors, the member support center teams who raised close to $300,000 as part of the World Sight Day Challenge, key sponsors such as Essilor, CooperVision and Bausch + Lomb, and all the practices who participate in the I Care & Share program, World Sight Day Challenge, Chairman’s Club, Mobile Eye Unit campaign or who have made individual gifts,” says Clive Miller, CEO of Optometry Giving Sight. “We thank them all sincerely for their support.”

The Exchange Meeting was also an opportunity for Optometry Giving Sight to celebrate 59 individuals and practices for their 10 years of continuous monthly giving through its Circle of Sight program. These donors were recognized as its 2016 Philanthropists of the Year.

Dr. Ted McElroy, SECO president and president and CEO of Vision Source Tifton in Georgia, was also honored with the Practice of the Year award for his long-term support of Optometry Giving Sight. Additionally, Drs. Thomas and Susan Quinn of Quinn, Foster & Associates, in Ohio, were honored with the World Sight Day Challenge Achievement award for their staff’s enthusiastic commitment to the Challenge since 2007.

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“We are so very fortunate to have the support of the Vision Source Leadership, network members and vendor partners,” says Clive Miller, CEO of Optometry Giving Sight. “I am grateful to each of them for helping to ensure that we continue to fulfill our mission of funding sustainable eye and vision care projects for those in desperate need throughout the developing world. Thank you to all."

A list of the Philanthropists of the Year can be found here.

Dr. Ted McElroy

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VSP Global Names Board Chairman

He has served on VSP Global’s board since 2010.

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(PRESS RELEASE) RANCHO CORDOVA, CA — The board of directors at VSP Global has named Gordon Jennings, OD, as chairman of the board for a two-year term. Jennings previously served as the vice chairman. He has been in private practice in Wytheville, VA, for more than 30 years, and has served on VSP Global’s board since 2010.

“We are pleased to have Gordon lead the VSP Global Board of Directors,” said outgoing board Chairman Daniel L. Mannen, OD, FAAO. “As VSP Global continues to create value for members and opportunities for VSP network doctors, Gordon will help provide the strategic guidance needed to ensure that we are best meeting the needs of our key stakeholders, including doctors, clients and members.”

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“I am honored to serve as the chairman of the board,” said Jennings. “As a practicing independent doctor of optometry, I believe the future of private practice is bright with many new opportunities available to us. I look forward to guiding and supporting VSP Global efforts that will help strengthen our profession.”

Jennings received his bachelor’s degree from Roanoke College and his doctor of optometry degree from Southern College of Optometry. He routinely pursues continuing education to remain at the forefront of the latest and most advanced treatment techniques and technologies. He has received numerous awards for his service to the profession including the American Optometric Association’s Optometric Recognition Award for his dedication and commitment to the importance of continuing education and lifelong learning. He is also a recipient of SECO International’s Optometrist of the South Award as well as the Distinguished Achievement Award and Optometrist of the Year Award from the Virginia Optometric Association.

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RevolutionEHR Names VP of Operations

He was previously the director of product management.

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(PRESS RELEASE) MADISON, WI — Rev360 has named Corey Crawford as its vice president of operations for RevolutionEHR.

Crawford was previously the director of product management. In his new role he’ll bring a wealth of industry experience to oversee a fusion of software solutions designed to meet the specific needs of the eyecare professionals who use the product.

Crawford has worked in product management for such household names as AOL, MapQuest and Gogo (in-flight internet), along with a track record of delivering enterprise cloud-based solutions in healthcare and other industries. His experience across many different platforms positions him to oversee the progression of RevolutionEHR’s software.

“My goal is to synthesize everything into a comprehensive user experience, starting from the time a customer first looks at our product, to purchasing it, to implementing it, to using it, to mastering it — all of those are important milestones in the customer’s eyes,” said Crawford. “Pulling it all together into a cohesive experience for the customer is something I enjoy doing and have had a lot of success with.”

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“Corey has a tremendous understanding of software SaaS and technology platforms and an ability to transform that into real-world impact to our customers,” said Scott Filion, Rev360’s new CEO. “He also has the great skill of taking complex problems and distilling them down to the most basic common denominator to determine the quickest solution. We’re committed to delivering efficiency and effectiveness to our customers, and that’s why Corey’s going to lead the operations side of RevolutionEHR. He’s a doer.”

Crawford is an instrument-rated private pilot and is also a military veteran, having spent six years in the Air National Guard working on F-16 fighter jets as a Weapons Technician during the Iraq conflict.

Of his new role at RevolutionEHR, Crawford said, “It’s a great opportunity: The customers are awesome, the product is awesome, and yet there are many opportunities to make it better.”

Crawford can be reached ccrawford@rev-360.com

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Santinelli International Names Sales Consultant

He has been an associate and member of the client services team for the past 13 years.

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(PRESS RELEASE) HAUPPAUGE, NY – Santinelli International announces that Chris Sharkey has been promoted to sales consultant for the NY – Long Island Sound Territory, covering Nassau, Suffolk, Queens, the Bronx and Westchester Counties.

Sharkey has been a Santinelli associate and member of the client services team for the past 13 years.

Sharkey’s knowledge of Santinelli’s product line will be a valuable asset to its existing customer base as well as new prospects. Sharkey’s friendly, consultative approach will refresh Santinelli’s presence in one of its most important territories, its NY-Long Island backyard. Sharkey will be backed by Santinelli’s home office, located in Hauppauge, where the company hosts its technical service team, in-house repair center and much of its executive team.

“We are very excited about Chris’ addition to our sales team,” said Gerard Santinelli, president and CEO. “Chris is eager to take this valuable territory to the next level and is excited for the opportunity to represent Santinelli International and provide the best in-office finishing solutions in the industry. With Chris’ understanding of the industry and our products, the connectivity to our valued customer’s within this territory will be better than ever.”

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