Dr. Steven A. Loomis, Regional Representative, North America

Steven A. Loomis, O.D., was first elected to the American Optometric Association Board of Trustees in 2007 and re-elected in 2010. He was elected President at the 118th Annual AOA Conference in June, 2015. He also serves as Chairman of the Executive Committee, Agenda Committee and Building Committee. Prior to his election as President, Dr. Loomis served as the Secretary-Treasurer, Vice President and President-Elect of the AOA.

Prior to serving on the Board of Trustees, he was the Chairman of the AOA State Government Relations Center (SGRC), Oversight Board, AOA Health Care Legislative Committee (HCLC) and the Resolutions Committee and the Legal Defense Fund Oversight committee. Dr. Loomis attended Montana State University and received his optometry degree from Pacific University College of Optometry. Shortly after graduation, he opened a private practice in Littleton, Colorado, now known as Mountain Vista EyeCare where he continues to practice today with his two partners, Kent Yount, O.D., and Tara DeRose, O.D., and associates Mark Kruchen, O.D. and Suzette, Place, O.D.

He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry. Since entering optometry, Dr. Loomis has been an active leader within the Colorado Optometric Association as well serving as secretary-treasurer and president of the COA. He was appointed to serve on the Board of Trustees of the Southwest Council of Optometry and later became president of the Southwest Council. He has been awarded both Optometrist of the Year and the Distinguished Service Award by the Colorado Optometric Association.

He is a past president and board member of the Denver Southwest Rotary Club and became a Paul Harris Fellow in 1990. He was elected to the Board of Elders for Southern Gables Church and has been chair of its board for six years. Dr. Loomis and his wife of 38 years, Kathy, have three adult children and five grandchildren. They live in Roxborough Park, Colorado.