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A Board of Trustees governs the Broward County Optometric Association.

The Board of Trustees consists of trustees plus these officers:

  • President
  • Vice-President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Immediate Past President

It is empowered to conduct BCOA business and meets every month to:

  • Transact BCOA business.
  • Establish BCOA policy.
In addition, BCOA Adjunct Board members advise the BCOA Board of Trustees at these monthly meetings. The adjunct members consist of a Florida Optometric Association representative and a NOVA College of Optometry Student representative.

BCOA Board Members


BCOA Committees for 2017-2018

Gold Coast Committee

  • Jaime A. Balaguer, Jr., O.D. (Chair)
  • Annette Bade, O.D., F.A.A.O. (Co-Chair)
  • Brianna Rhue, O.D., F.A.A.O. (Sponsorship)
  • Smith Blanc, O.D.
  • Leon Nehmad, O.D., F.A.A.O.
  • Ivana Obradovic, O.D., F.A.A.O.
  • Scott Pearl, O.D.
  • Benjamin Thayil, O.D.
  • Gabriela Olivares, O.D.
  • Scott Gardner, O.D. (Site Coordinator)
  • Joseph Sowka, O.D, F.A.A.O. (Education Coordinator)
  • Lori Vollmer, O.D., F.A.A.O. (Education Coordinator)
Continuing Education Committee
  • Lori Vollmer, O.D., F.A.A.O. (Chair)
  • Joseph Sowka, O.D, F.A.A.O.
  • Jaime A. Balaguer, Jr., O.D.
  • Rachel Snell


Industrial Relations and Sponsorship Committee

  • Brianna Rhue, O.D., F.A.A.O. (Chair)
  • Jaime A. Balaguer, Jr., O.D. (Co-Chair)


OD EYE PAC Committee

  • Brianna Rhue, O.D. (Chair)
  • Ivana Obradovic, O.D. (Co-Chair)

Nominating Committee

  • Jaime A. Balaguer, Jr., O.D. (Chair)

Legal and Legislative Committee

  • Benjamin Thayil, O.D.
  • Jaime A. Balaguer, Jr., O.D. (Co-Chair)


Third Party Committee

  • Smith Blanc, O.D. (Chair)
  • Jaime A. Balaguer, Jr., O.D. (Co-Chair)
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