The American Optometric Student Association (AOSA) has named Rebecca Hildebrand, MSW, executive director to manage operations and oversee the organization’s mission.
Hildebrand, who joined Optometry Cares – The AOA Foundation in 2012 and was previously its director, brings more than 10 years of nonprofit development experience to the position. She completed her undergraduate studies at Loyola University Chicago, receiving her bachelor’s degree in social work and business. Hildebrand went on to receive her Master of Social Work, Leadership & Development in Social Services, and her Certificate of Philanthropy and Non-Profit Management from Loyola University Chicago.
Representing more than 6,600 optometric students from 24 colleges of optometry in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico, the AOSA works to build student advocates in partnership with the American Optometric Association (AOA) and its state associations. It is committed to promoting the optometric profession, enhancing the education and welfare of optometry students, as well as enhancing the vision and ocular health of the public.