Awards
Did you know that beyond all the cool stuff you get with your AZOA membership you can actually earn recognition and awards for being amazing at what you do? It’s true! AZOA’s annual OD and Young OD awards program recognizes the veterans and the up-and-comers in our industry. Consistent with our beliefs that legacy and experience, and next-generation leadership in our profession should be similarly valued, we go out of our way to recognize you – the leaders of the pack. We hope to see your name on this leaderboard soon. Join AZOA, it’s a great first step!

Optometrist of the Year
The Optometrist of the Year award honors optometry professionals who have consistently demonstrated exceptional leadership, innovation and service to the profession, as well as their commitment to the visual welfare of the public and to the community at large.

Chris Parot - 2017
Tom Determan - 2016
Aleta Gong - 2015
Rand Siekert - 2014
Gilbert Wong – 2013
Michael Lamb – 2012
John Rinehart – 2011
Caroline Griego – 2010
Stacey Meier – 2009
Serge Wright – 2008
Annette Hanian – 2007
Christina Sorenson – 2006
Stephen Cohen – 2005
Marla Husz – 2004
James Holder – 2003
James Frank – 2002
Jan McVey – 2001
Jack Hostetier – 2000
Alvin Levin – 1999
Patrick Barry – 1998
Brian Mach – 1997
Charles Edmonds – 1996
Jack Hostetler – 1995
Robert Pinkert – 1994
Richard Gloneck – 1993
Russell Jones – 1992
Tami Friske – 1991
George Johnson – 1990
Lowell Branson – 1989
Stuart Bark – 1988
John Van Such – 1987
Vermon Roudebush – 1986
Charles Cartledge – 1985
Ross Hendrix – 1984
Charles Roberts – 1983
Bruce Burns – 1982
Melvin Kaplan – 1981
Donald Jarnagin – 1980
Thomas Geiler – 1979
Robert Maynard – 1978
David Atwood - 1977
Martin Laderman – 1976
Robert Lamborn – 1975
Robert Friske - 1974
Andrew Hlusak - 1973
Karl Hoefert – 1972
Charles Roberts – 1971
George Sanchez - 1970
Leonard Bronstein – 1969
Ray Pisano – 1968
Harold Freeman - 1967
Young Optometrist of the Year

The Young Optometrist of the Year award honors young professionals who have been in practice less than 10 years, who have demonstrated exceptional leadership, innovation and service to the profession, as well as their commitment to the visual welfare of the public and to the community at large.

Alicia Feis, O.D. - 2017
Stephanie Mastores, O.D. - 2016
Scott Soave, O.D. - 2015
Jon Bundy, O.D. - 2014
Chad Carlsson, O.D. – 2013
Leslie Falcon, O.D. – 2012
Dave Coulson, O.D. – 2011
Jeff Bergeson, O.D. – 2010
Shannon Steinhauser, O.D. – 2009
Neha Amin, O.D. – 2008
Thomas R. Czyz, O.D. – 2007
Matt Sullivan, O.D. – 2006
Christina Olivetti, O.D. – 2005
David Rockwell, O.D. – 2004
Annette Hanian, O.D. – 2003







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