Announcing the 2021 New Fellows and Diplomates

Published November 10, 2021

The American Academy of Optometry is pleased to announce the names of our 2021 new Fellows and Diplomates! We are honored to celebrate their achievements as they take this important step in their professional journey and solidify their commitment to inspiring excellence in eyecare. During Academy 2021 Boston, we welcome 299 new Fellows and 14 new Diplomates into the Academy.


2021 New Diplomates

Anterior Segment Section
John Conto, OD, FAAO
Jamie Hogan, OD, FAAO
Sophia Leung, OD, FAAO
Christen Kenrick, OD, FAAO
Richard Weisenberger, OD, FAAO

Binocular Vision, Perception, and Pediatric Optometry Section
Tara Alvarez, PhD, FAAO
Catherine McDaniel, OD, MS, FAAO

Comprehensive Eye Care Section
April Lewis, OD, FAAO

Section on CCLRT
David Berntsen, OD, PhD, FAAO

Glaucoma Section
Austin Lifferth, OD, FAAO
Nimesh Patel, OD, PhD, FAAO
Andrew Rixon, OD, FAAO

Low Vision Section
Elli Kollbaum, OD, FAAO
Rebecca Marinoff, OD, FAAO
Joshua Robinson, OD, FAAO
Nicole Ross, OD, MSc, FAAO

Public Health and Environmental Vision Section
Adam Preston, OD, PhD, FAAO
 

2021 New Fellows

Stephanie Aigbe Kelly Leong
Emmanuel Alabi Caitlyn Lew
Mosaad Alhassan Yuming Li
Mariam Alkawally Yolanda Li
Ali Almustanyir Nina Li
Rachel Amaral Chak Yin Li
Aaron Andzelik Alice Lim
Shora Ansari Carol Lin
Justina Assaad Rebekah Lin
Montserrat Astorino Beth Lin
Ayisha Atiya Christina Locke
Winnie Au-Yeung Amy Logan
Piper Bahr Megan Lopez
Margaret Bailey Stacey Lu
Ashley Bailey Cassondra Lux-O'Callaghan
Celia Baker Emma Ly
Steven Barclay Martin Ma
Fakhruddin Barodawala Maanasi Mahalingam
Olivia Bass Erin Major
Subam Basuthkar Sundar Rao Emily Mak
Amanda Bateh Arushah Manasia
Daniel Bazua Olivia Marineau
Alexandra Beachnau Mary Marte
Aimee Beluch Yvonne Megbele
Elizabeth Bennett Niravkumar Mehta
Sarah Bielski Satenik Melkumyan
Amrit Bilkhu Nicole Mercho
Robert Bittner Ryan Millyard
Michelle Blew Amy Molina
Tanya Bloom Jacqueline Molinda
Biant Brar Giancarlo Montani
Kayla Brenden Kelly Morgese
John Bui Madison Moss
Kristen Buskirk Alex Moussa
Megan Byer Sima Mozdbar
Brandon Bzovey Ghulam Muhammad
Yenifer Canon Krithika Nandakumar
Alia Cappellani Luke Neuenfeldt
Daniel Cason Thanhan Nguyen
Anthony Castanares Lily Nguyen
Joelle Chan My-Chau Nguyen
Priscilla Chang Aaron Nichols
Nicole Charry Amanda Nicklas
William Cheek Daniel Nolan
Justin Chelette Tatiana Noroozian
Lily Chen Beth Norris
Lorraine Cheng Nicole Nowling
Linh Chieu Ogechi Nwokedi
Elizabeth Cho Ellen Ong
Gerald Choi Daniela Ortega
Edward Chow Mawada Osman
Theodore Chow Natalie Pare
Amy Chow Tea Pasholli
Maria Cilliers Dhara Patel
Sarah Connolly Payal Patel
Joanna Cotter Sheena Patel
Amanda Crane Priya Patel
Stacie Cummings Kimberly Patton
Jordan Davidner Christopher Pereira
Kathryn Deliso Nhi Phan
Drake DeVos Jannet Philip
Sarah Dieter Zoe Phillips Connacher
Amanda Dieu Emily Pieterse
Samantha Dodda Pedram Pourhosseini
Linda Du Mehal Prasanpal Rathore
Rose Dunn Kathleen Prendergast
Justin Duong-Mac Nicole Putnam
Damian Echendu Caitlin Quevillon
Yohanna Emun Katherine Rachon
Stephanie Enderle Sandra Rajan
Joshua Falk Sarah Rappach
Mariana Ferraz Aishwarya Ravi
Angelica Ferri Bryan Redick
Erin Filbrandt Marielle Reidy
Michael Fimreite Rachel Rexing-Thacker
Sinead Flood Maria-Alessandra Roa
Sarah Fowler Marni Robins
Tak-Man Fung Lauren Roderick
Scott Gabreski Jasmine Roth
Jeremy Gardner Soumen Sadhu
Nathan Garlick Mary Sain
Jessica Gee Sarah Salim
John Gelles Kelsi Sawatzky
William Gibson Ayra Sayyed
Blanka Golebiowski Genevieve Schade
Celeste Gomez Kelley Sedlock
Anthony Gonzales Sawliha Seedat
Andrea Gonzalez Casanueva Kelly Seidler
Aparna Gopalakrishnan Roxanne Senechal
Carlos Grandela Rutvi Shah
Greta Gregg Zalak Shah
Sarah Guillette Kenneth Shealy
Farah Gulaid Jill Showalter
Lin Guo Lawrence Sieve
Rebecca Hales Viswanathan Sivaraman
David Hall Micaela Small
Alice Han Negar Sohbati
Jessica Hanson Vardaan Sood
Jesal Haribhakti David Spengler
Sandra Harpster Taylor Sprague
Kensington Hatcher Matthew Squires
Navpreet Hehar Michael Squires
Derek Heimlich Bryce St. Clair
Erick Henderson Meredith Stallone
Kelsey Hensen Patrick Stark
Brianne Herlitzke Jenna Stoddard
Eric Hinds Vladimir Stovbyr
Mary Hoang Kristen Stuart
Cindy Hum Beth Summers
Azfira Hussain Ashley Suplee
Steve Huynh Asha Tadepalli
Faheem Inayatali Brian Tan
Alyssa Invergo Kwong-Yau Tang
Jessica Jankiewicz Grace To
Nicholas Jankowski Megan Tomsik
Andrew Jensen Kelly Tran
Ashutosh Jnawali Stephanie Tran
Cori Jones Kenneth Tran
Mahesh Joshi Grace Tseng
Liandra Jung Alyssa Tursi
Sajeesh Kumar Kamala Raghavan James Twitchell
Addison Kaplan Ebele Uzodike
Conner Kapperman Liselotte Van Landegem
Katrina Karpinski Gabriella Velonias
Lucinda Kauffman Eric Viloria
Harjot Kaur Amy Vinogradov
Chandra Kawewat Simrit Virk
Kimber Kenzli Kimberly Walker
Varun Khedekar Kristen Walton
Brian Ki Jingyun Wang
Chad Killen Theresa Watt
Young Hyun Kim Timothy Welton
Shannon Kirchmer Jonathan Weston
Josephine Ko Jenna Williams
Emmanuel Kobia-Acquah Lucas Wilson
Natalia Kobrenko Felix Wong
Shannon Koenders So Han Wong
Kaitlyn Kolzow Robert Yacoub
Saidivya Komma Tiffany Yanase Park
Larissa Krenk Lucia Yang
Samantha Krueger Rosa (Yawen) Yang
Mukesh Kumar Wing Yip
Allison Kuo Hannah Yoon
Reshmi Kurup Youngsuk Youn
Lisa Lach Mei-Chuan Yu
Jonathan Lam Yue Yu
Valerie Lam Hoshizaki Andreas Zacharopoulos
Amber Lange Tina Zeng
Chun Hong Lau Stacy Zubkousky
Matthew Lee