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Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees serves as the governing body of New England College of Optometry. The Board has fiduciary responsibility for the welfare and governance of the College. It provides oversight for the College’s academic, financial, and business affairs. The Trustees of the Board elect the President, who is responsible for the daily operations of the College. They also provide strategic administration and assist in long-range planning and development for the College. The Board meets at least three times each year, with members serving on sub-committees.

Board of Trustees

Pano Yeracaris, MD, MPH, Board Chair
Howard Purcell, OD, FAAO, Dipl., President

Myron Allukian, Jr., DDS, MPH
Cornelius (Con) Chapman, JD
Joan M. Exford, OD, DOS
Ronald R. Ferrucci, OD ’74
Kristen Griebel, OD ’97
Richard Heller, JD
Dorothy L. Hitchmoth, OD ‘96
Stephen N. Kirnon, MBA, EdD
Colin L. Leitch, MDiv
Kelly MacDonald, OD ’01
Robert Meenan, MD, MPH, MBA
Rachel Negris, OD ’84
Robert Ryan, CPA, CGMA
Richard N. Small, CPA
Joseph P. Zolner, EdD

Emeritus Members

Joseph J.F. Bickford, OD ’65
Lester M. Brackley, OD ’68
Frank DiMella, AIA
G. Burtt Holmes, OD ’52, LHD
Charles F. Mullen, OD ’69, DOS
Adelbert Parrot, OD ’34*
Paul Taylor, OD ’55*
* Deceased


Lester M. Brackley, OD ’68
David J. Caban, OD ’77
Michael J. Cohn, OD ’77
Howard M. Coleman, OD ’57
Matthew Elgart, OD ’66
Elmer Freeman, BS, MSW
Fernando Hidalgo Santa Cruz, OD ’87
Celia Anne Hinrichs, OD ’79
Robert H. Honnors, OD ’63
Barbara D. Kamens
Farooq A. Khan, OD ’02
Cynthia P. Macdonald, JD
Jonathan Marcus, CFP®
David Miller, MD
Robert S. Miller, CFE, CPA
Joseph F. Molinari, OD ’74, MEd
George L. Montminy, OD ’69
Gerard Phelan
David A.V. Reynolds, DrPH, LHD
Irwin B. Suchoff, OD ’59, DOS
Thomas Terry, OD ’75