Our mission is to facilitate the development of optometry around the world and support optometrists in promoting eye health and vision care as a human right through advocacy, education, policy development and humanitarian outreach.

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Committee Members 2021-2023

It is only with the tireless efforts of our volunteers that we can work towards our mission of facilitating the development of optometry around the world and supporting optometrists in promoting eye health and vision care as a human right through advocacy, education, policy development and humanitarian outreach. We thank our dedicated volunteers for their service.

TITLE FIRST NAME LAST NAME REGION POSITION
Dr. Yazan Gammoh Chair
Dr. Jairo  Mercado  ALDOO Regional Representative
Dr. Jessica Neuville APCO Regional Representative
Dr. Waleed Alghamdi EMCO Regional Representative
Prof. Edward Mallen ECOO Regional Representative
Dr. Luigi Bilotto North America Regional Representative
Dr. Jameel Rizwana Hussaindeen APCO Individual Member
Dr. Beata Lewandowska North America Individual Member
Dr. Christine Allison North America Individual Member
Prof. Vanessa Moodley AFCO Co-Opted Member
Dr. Shehzad Naroo ECOO Co-Opted Member
TITLE FIRST NAME LAST NAME REGION POSITION
Dr. Cindy  Tromans Chair
Ms.  Ingrid Sulay  Tavera Pérez ALDOO Regional Representative
Mr. Aruna Rathnayake APCO Regional Representative
Dr.  Mohammed Alluaimi EMCO Regional Representative
Mr.  Peter  Gumpelmayer ECOO  Regional Representative
Dr.  Roger Jordan North America Regional Representative
Dr.  Krishan Kumar  Yadav APCO Individual Member
Ms.  Silvia Marcela  Escobar Duran ALDOO Individual Member
Ms.  Genny Castillo ALDOO Co-Opted Member
TITLE FIRST NAME LAST NAME REGION POSITION
Dr. Efrain Castellanos Chair
Dr. Juan Vazquez ALDOO Regional Representative
Prof. Carly Lam APCO Regional Representative
Mr. Hassan Awada EMCO Regional Representative
Dr. Paul Geneau NORTH AMERICA Regional Representative
Mr. Jesus Garcia Poyatos ECOO Individual Member
Dr. Jeffrey Weaver NORTH AMERICA Individual Member
Dr. Saleel Jivraj NORTH AMERICA Individual Member
TITLE FIRST NAME LAST NAME REGION POSITION
Dr. Priya Morjaria Chair
Mr. Héctor Santiago ALDOO Regional Representative
Mr. Rajeev Prasad APCO Regional Representative
Dr. Ali Reza Jafari EMCO Regional Representative
Mr Martin O’Brien ECOO Regional Representative
Dr. Steven Reed NORTH AMERICA Regional Representative
Dr. May Ho APCO Individual Member
Mr. Husseinali Datoo AFCO Individual Member
Dr. Don Lyon NORTH AMERICA Individual Member
Dr. Barry Lester NORTH AMERICA Individual Member

How to Get Involved on a WCO Committee

WCO Committees play a vital role in facilitating the development of optometry around the world.

Committee Appointments
WCO members are eligible to apply to serve as a member on one of the following WCO Committees:

  • Education
  • Legislation, Registration and Standards
  • Public Health
  • Membership

Committee members are appointed for a two year term. The six WCO regions appoint one individual to represent the region on the committee. The Education; Legislation, Registration and Standards; Membership; and Public Health Committees each have 4 open positions in which WCO members are eligible to apply to participate.

Applications from WCO members for committee involvement will be accepted in 2021 for the 2021-2023 term. More information will be sent to our members as the open period for applications approaches.