M. Patrick Coleman
-Master Instructor for the nationally accredited USAF Optometric Technician course for over five years.
-trained hundreds of eye technicians & dispensing opticians since 1989.
-certified ophthalmology technician (COT) & optician (ABOC) and CPOT certification at one time
-worked and managed optometry and ophthalmology clinics, clinically supporting over 40 different optometrists and ophthalmologists over time
-a paraoptometric speaker who has taught at SECO, HOACLS, and many state assoc.
Dr. Kris Kerestan Garbig
Dr. Kerestan graduated from The Ohio State University College of Optometry in 1990. She has been in private practice for 24 years.
12 Brigade Ct.
Mile Brujic, OD, FAAO
Mile Brujic, O.D. is a partner of Premier Vision Group, a successful three location optometric practice in Northwest Ohio. He graduated from the New England College of Optometry in 2002.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 is on the editorial board for a number of optometric publications.
Rebecca Johnson is an enthusiastic and motivational ophthalmic staff trainer, a nationally recognized speaker, the Executive Director of Business Services for GPN and Founder of EyeTrain4You. She has been honored as a recipient of American Optometric Association Paraoptometric Special Service Award and Vision Monday's "Most Influential Women in Optical". Rebecca also is a regular columnist for Administrative Eyecare, Optometric Management, and INVISION Magazine
Passion to Heal
Passion to Heal offers Optometrists, Ophthalmologists, Opticians and their associated medical professionals (ophthalmic nurses/technicians) the opportunity to travel on fully funded medical mission trips to Kenya to diagnose and treat eye conditions while training local clinicians. If you have anyone in your networks that may be interested in this once in a lifetime opportunity, I would appreciate any referrals you may have. For more program information or to apply, you can direct interested individuals to www.passiontoheal.com.