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VABVI Board of Directors

FY2022/23 Board of Directors

Dr. Stephen Feltus, OD (President)

Stephen is from Acton, Mass. He received a Bachelor of Arts and Science in Biology at Beloit College in Wisconsin in 1968 and his Doctor of Optometry from New England College of Optometry in Boston in 1972. He was an Optometrist in US Air Force, and afterwards completed a residency at the V.A. in Boston for Low Vision and Vision Rehab. He then became the Residency Program Director from 1975-1977. He was an Optometrist at Ophthalmology Associates in St. Johnsbury, VT from 1977 to 2000 concentrating on general optometry and low vision services. He was an Optometrist at Optical Expressions in St. Johnsbury, VT practicing general optometry and low vision services until he retired in 2016

He is a member of the Vermont Optometric Association and served on the boards of VABVI, Lyndon State College Foundation, Northeastern VT Regional Hospital, and Northern Counties Health Care.

Trina Young, Ph.D.  (Vice President)

Trina Young is not originally from Vermont, but - after living in Virginia, Maryland, Utah, Wisconsin, and Minnesota - has chosen to make it her home. Since moving here nearly 6 years ago, she has taken up skiing, learned what a sugar shack is, and single-handedly gotten herself (and her vehicle!) unstuck from a dirt road during mud season. 

Trina has a Ph.D. in German Literature from the University of Utah and currently teaches German at Norwich University. At home, she loves being with her husband and 4 lively kids. Trina enjoys people - talking to people, getting to know people, traveling to meet or visit people. VABVI is important to her because it encourages people to be all they can.

Patricia Henderson (Treasurer)

Tom Frank (Secretary)

 Andrew Bessy

Tom Chase 

Patricia Emery

Joe Guertin

Sirisha Hawley

Robert Higgins

Cheryl Martin

Melissa Neun

 Adam Osha

Krystyna Tuckerman, M.D.

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