Promoting the professional stature of opticianry through educational opportunities, legislative activity, and national communications.
Promoting the professional stature of opticianry through educational opportunities, legislative activity, and national communications.

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A Letter from the Executive Director

Consider for a moment what it means to you and your business to be an optical “professional”. It means that you care about maintaining a high level of quality in your skills and that you pay attention to advances in your industry.

These are also the reasons to become a member of the Opticians Association of Washington. Being “involved” is not complicated, but it does demonstrate your interest in being the best.

New members are welcome at any time. If you have been a member in the past, now is the perfect time to re-join. If you are a member we would like to say thank you for your loyalty.

The mission of the Opticians Association of Washington is to promote the professional stature of Opticians through educational opportunities, legislative activity, state and national communication.

We believe that professional growth and educational opportunities are also important to you, and we urge you to become a part of the only industry association in this state, by joining the Opticians Association of Washington.

Sincerely,

Donna Hatch, LDO
Executive Director
Opticians Association of Washington

Kendall Hatley

Kendall Hatley

President
Treasurer

Barbara Demmerly

Barbara Demmerly

Vice President
Education Chair

Gina Demmerly

Gina Demmerly

2nd VP
Convention Chair

Heidi Adams

Heidi Adams

OAA Past President Legislative
Membership, Chapters

Kelly Shaw

Kelly Shaw

Board Member Secretary

Jacob Jackl

Jacob Jackl

Apprentice Board
Nomination Chair

Ron Swengel

Ron Swengel

HFOAA (Non -Board)
Education Finance Chair, Treasurer

Donna Hatch

Donna Hatch

HFOAA Executive Director
All Committees

Marty Ruscha

Marty Ruscha

Current Board Member

Natalie Sjoboen

Natalie Sjoboen

Current Board Member
Past President

Jeffery Zeitler

Jeffery Zeitler

Legislative
Fund Raising

Fred Franklin

Fred Franklin

Public Communication Chair
Education Nomination

Maayan Shuval

Maayan Shuval

Student, Membership
Chapters, Convention, Fund Raising

Diane Charles

Diane Charles

HFOAA (Non-Board)
Legislative Chair

Yvonne Kaul

Yvonne Kaul

Non-Board
Fundraising Chair

Stacey Gabrio

Stacey Gabrio

Non-Board
Fundraising Committee

Bobbi Ahrens

Bobbi Ahrens

Editor

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PO Box 2489
Yakima, WA 98907

Phone: 509.961.4169