OPTOMETRIC OFFICE INSIDER April 25, 2018

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RUECKER ASSUMES NAVCP CHAIR

Lukas Ruecker, president, EyeMed Vision Care, was named chairman of the board of directors of the National Association of Vision Care Plans (NAVCP) during the organization’s 2018 Vision Health Summit this week in Austin, TX. Read More>>

Lukas Ruecker


NECO APPOINTS PURCELL PRESIDENT

Howard Purcell, OD

The New England College of Optometry board of trustees has named Howard Purcell, OD ’84, FAAO, Diplomate, as its 13th president and CEO. Purcell was selected following a national search to succeed Clifford Scott, OD, MPH, who will be stepping down after serving for nine years. Purcell will take office on July 2, 2018. Read More>>


ANDREWS TO SUCCEED WHITE AS COOPER CFO

Brian Andrews has been promoted to senior vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer of The Cooper Companies effective May 1, 2018. He will succeed Albert White as chief financial officer who, as previously announced, will assume the role of president and chief executive officer on May 1, 2018. Read More>>

Brian Andrews

Brian Andrews


COA NAMES ANTHEM ‘VISIONARY’

The California Optometric Association (COA) has honored Anthem Blue Cross of California with its “Health Care Leader – Visionary Award.” The award honors Anthem’s leadership in the fight against a costly and deadly epidemic of diabetes in California. It was presented at COA’s 2018 legislative conference to Joy Bland, regional vice president, clinical quality management, of Anthem Blue Cross Medi-Cal Health Plan. Read More>>

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