Board Members

Board

New Graduate Liaison for Western University School of Optometry
Dr. Jeff Chen was born and raised in Diamond Bar, CA. He received his Bachelor of Science in Science-Business at the University of Notre Dame in 2011, where he served as captain of the Notre Dame... Read More
New Graduate Liaison for Southern California College of Optometry
Dr. Tanya Lau was born and raised in the foggy city of San Francisco, but decided to stay in Orange County where the sun shines often. She graduated from University of California, Santa Cruz and... Read More
Administrative Director
Dr. Irene Flores was born and raised in the Southbay in Carson, CA.  She attended University of California, Irvine, where she graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Biological Sciences. Dr. Flores then... Read More
Director of Social Media
Emery Chan was born and raised in southern California. Graduating from Illinois College of Optometry, he returned home to Los Angeles as a member of the coolest profession on the planet. Among his... Read More
Immediate Past President
Dr. Jason Lam began serving on the AAOS board in 2005 as a 3rd year student liaison to the Southern California College of Optometry. As the past Social Media Director, I was in the position to... Read More
President
Dr. Andy Kongsakul was born and raised in the San Fernando Valley, where he now lives and conducts his professional practices. He earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Biological Sciences from the... Read More
Director of Social Events
Dr. Jacqueline Vu was born and raised in San Jose, CA but loves the Southern California beach weather where she now lives. She received her degree in Biology and minor in Healthcare and Social Issues... Read More
Director of Membership
Dr. Anne Lee received her bachelor of science degree in Psychobiology at the University of California, Los Angeles and graduated with honors from the Southern California College of Optometry.  After... Read More
President Elect
Dr. Ray Maeda graduated from the Illinois College of Optometry (ICO) and completed a residency in Primary Eye Care there as well. He joined the AAOS in and is the current Western University Liaison.... Read More
Newsletter Director
Dr. Jia Lao grew up in the Midwest.  After receiving her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Michigan, she moved to New York City to pursue her dream of becoming an... Read More
Director of Finance
Dr. Christie Chan was born and raised in Long Island, NY. She graduated from Boston University witha B.S. in human physiology and a B.A. in psychology and went on to obtain her doctorate at the SUNY... Read More
Director of Education
Dr. John Lee joined the AAOS in 2008 and is currently the Education Chair. Born and raised in San Francisco, Dr. John Lee went on and graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a... Read More

Trustees

Ketchum University SCCO Liaison
Dr. Mark Sawamura is currently an Associate Professor at the Southern California College of Optometry at the Marshall B. Ketchum University.  He is a 1991 graduate of the Southern California College... Read More
Trustee
Dr. Kristal Kawamoto is thrilled to be returning for her 7th year on the AAOS board. A member since 2007, she has served as AAOS's 3rd & 4th year liason, New Graduate Membership Chair, Social... Read More
Trustee
Dr. Greg Kame has served on the AAOS board for over 15 years. Some of the board positions he has served: Student Liaison, Membership Chairman, Publications Chairman, President, and currently as a... Read More
Trustee
Dr. Stacey Gin received her degree in Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of California, Berkeley. She received her doctor of optometry degree at the Southern California College of Optometry... Read More
Ketchum University SCCO Liaison
Judy Tong, O.D., F.A.A.O. has been a member of the Asian American Optometric Society since 1990 and has served this organization in the capacity of membership chair, president, past-president, and... Read More
Trustee
Dr. Aaron M. Sako has been serving on the AAOS board since 2004.   He has held the positions of the Newsletter Chair, the Treasurer, the President and currently serves as a trustee for the group.   A... Read More
Trustee
Dr. Jeffrey Nishi was born and raised in the South Bay in Manhattan Beach, Ca. He received his bachelor's degree in Integrative Biology from the University of California at Berkeley and received his... Read More
Trustee
Dr. Kenny Fukuda was born and raised in Southern California. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles and graduated with a Bachelors of Science degree. He is a die-hard BRUIN! He... Read More
Trustee
After realizing his dream of the PGA tour was not coming into fruition, Dr. Yamamoto decided to pursue a different career, which lead him down the path of optometry. Dr. Yamamoto received his Doctor... Read More