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2023 PECAA + OPN Seminar
Date & Time: Saturday, January 28, 2023 | 7:15am – 3:30pm CT
Location: Houston Marriott West Loop by the Galleria
Join us for the day to learn from an amazing lineup of powerful speakers on topics that will help improve efficiency and profitability within your practice.
This one-day free event is open to both doctors and staff and offers business and medical focused training exclusively for PECAA + OPN Members.
Registrants will attend a combined General Session to kick off the day with the amazing Erin O’Malley, who will focus on ‘The Power Of Human Connection.’ Erin is excited to be a part of this year’s event and has put together a short video to highlight what you can expect in the upcoming session. Click below to learn more.
Register now at the link below!
Key Event Details:
- Date: Saturday, January 28, 2023
- Time: 7:15 am – 3:30 pm CT
- Location: Marriott Houston West Loop by the Galleria 1750 West Loop South, Houston, TX 77027 Phone: 713-960-0111
- Hotel Reservation: Book your hotel room through our block
Hear from an amazing lineup of world-class speakers:
Erin O’Malley is a leadership advisor and communication specialist. She helps growth-minded leaders build cultures of connection to retain and inspire their teams and customers. Ten years in hospitality leadership plus two years in the Peace Corps combined with fifteen years of facilitating workshops to thousands of participants in seven countries later, if there’s one truth she’s discovered, it’s this: the more organizations, leaders, and frontline teams insist their problems are unique, the more evidence she discovers that the traits that connect us are universal. It all comes down to human connection. Erin works with leaders and organizations, from the frontline to the C-Suite, teaching them to redefine perceived problems with leadership, engagement, and loyalty, and focus on the real issue: connection. While she currently calls Neptune Beach, Florida home — Erin identifies as a Jersey Girl, with all the stamina to rock ten years in hospitality leadership; the strength to survive two years in the Peace Corps in Panama; the savvy to consult for the past fifteen years with clients ranging from Delta Airlines to The Dollar Tree, BMW to the Kennedy Center, Mazda to Goodwill, and Amgen to Do it Best; and the smarts to get OUT of Jersey and see the world.
Andrew Biondo, OD
Dr. Andrew Biondo owns Kirkwood Eye Associates in St. Louis, a specialty contact lens practice that focuses on scleral lenses for irregular cornea and dry eye. They also have a large myopia control practice that utilizes orthokeratology, atropine therapy and other specialty contact lenses. Dr. Biondo serves as a consultant to the specialty contact lens industry and speaks internationally on specialty contact lenses and practice management. He is a fellow of the Scleral Lens Education Society and a past president of the St. Louis Optometric Society.
Aamena Kazmi, OD, ABO Diplomate
Dr. Aamena Kazmi graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Houston College of Optometry and is a full-time associate at Bellaire Family Eye Care and the Contact Lens Institute of Houston. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry who provides full scope optometric. She has an extensive background in myopia management and a passion for specialty contact lenses for the treatment of corneal diseases. She has completed additional training in the treatment and management of dry eye disease and spearheads the dry eye specialty division at Bellaire Family Eye Care.
Eric K. Botts, OD
Eric K. Botts has a Doctorate of Optometry from Southern College of Optometry, is a Third Party Trustee for Illinois Optometric Association, the past president of the Energeyes Association, the Founder & Doctor of InnovativeEyes Clinic, and the Founder & CEO of OBC Insurance Billing and Credentialing Specialists. Dr. Botts is a very passionate and engaging speaker with decades of real-world experience. He has hosted well over 250 Continuing Education Courses for thousands of fellow ODs.
Shana Harrison has been certified by the American Board of Opticianry and has 25 years’ experience in the optical field. In addition, she has been a nationally certified paraoptometric assistant (CPOA), having passed the national certification examination given by the American Optometric Association, since July 2008. Shana has served as a liaison between staff and a nationally recognized buying group and as the treasurer of the paraoptometric section for the Optometric Association of Louisiana. She has worked as an optician, frame consultant, billing specialist at corporate and privately owned optical locations and was an office manager at a multi-doctor optometric practice. Since 2016, Shana has worked as a regional territory manager for MODO.
Jenny Wiley, PECAA Cold Start Member Business Advisor
Prior to joining the PECAA Team in 2015, Jenny was leading multiple offices of a 10-location ophthalmology and optometry practice and has more than 30 years’ experience in the eye care industry. She currently acts as PECAA’s Membership Manager and is also in charge of PECAA’s Cold Start Practice Program, helping members in the process of opening cold with customized resources and educational materials. She also plays an active role in the PECAA Gives Program, helping to select and promote each year’s recipient around the Annual Meeting. In her free time, Jenny enjoys college sports (Go Terps!), hiking in the Gorge with her dog, good beer, great bourbon and hanging out with her children.
Kristy Stone, PECAA Education Director
Kristy started her career in the optical Industry in 2006 as a technician and worked her way up to area manager within the large private practice group. She gave a medical courier company and a revenue cycle management company a try but felt very strongly about returning to her optometry roots. Kristy now assists PECAA members with all their education needs. Outside of planning and organizing member webinars and CE events, you can find Kristy playing board games with her husband Chip, traveling, attending concerts, or snuggling with their fur baby, Andre.