North Carolina State Board of Examiners in Optometry                                                        

August 26, 2019                                                                            

Video Conference Meeting                                                                                      

 

The North Carolina State Board of Examiners in Optometry met by video conference on Monday, August 26, 2019,  at 7:00 p.m. The purpose of the meeting was to determine the results of the Summer 2019 Clinical/Practicum Examinations and for other purposes as outlined in the Agenda.  Board members participating on the call were Dr. Scott Philippe, President, Dr. Jerry Ellington, Secretary-Treasurer, Dr. H. Mike Johnson,  Dr. Michael Haines, Dr. Charles Sikes, Mrs. Susan Watson. Dr. William Rafferty, Executive Director, Dr. Andrew Cook, retired Board member, and Mrs. Janice Peterson, Executive Administrator were also participants in the video conference.

 

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Dr. Philippe President of the Board, after which he read the “ETHICS AWARENESS & CONFLICTS OF INTEREST REMINDER” as required by the North Carolina State Ethics Commission. A copy of the”Reminder” was posted to the agenda so each member could review.

Approval of Minutes. On a motion by Dr. Sikes and seconded by Dr. Ellington , the Minutes of the August 14-18, 2019 meeting were unanimously approved.

 

Report of the President.  Dr. Philippe did not have a formal report given the short period of time since the last meeting. However, he did indicate that he would have remarks to make on specific matters at the appropriate time as this meeting progressed. Dr,. Philippe commented that he thought the Examinations and Board Meeting in Raleigh earlier this month went well. On a motion by Dr. Ellington and seconded by Dr. Johnson the remarks of the President were unanimously accepted.

Report of the Secretary/Treasurer. Dr. Ellington presented the budget report as of 8/26/19 but  indicated there was really nothing new to add to his report since his last report was only a little more than a week ago.  On a motion by Dr. Sikes and seconded by Dr. Haines, the remarks of the Secretary/Treasurer were unanimously accepted.

Report of the Executive Director.  Dr. Rafferty indicated a notice has been emailed to all licensed NC optometrists requiring them to go to the Board’s website and sign and attest they have read and reviewed both the Branch Office/Corporation Practice Memo and Telemedicine Policy Memo. The grace period for reporting will run from now until November 30, 2019. On a motion by Dr. Sikes and seconded by Mrs. Watson, the remarks of the Executive Director were unanimously accepted.

Review of the Scoring and Results of the Summer 2019 Clinical/Practicum Examinations.   On a motion by Dr. Johnson, seconded by Dr. Ellington and carried unanimously, the Board went into Executive Session in accordance with NCGS 143-318.11(a)(1) to review the scoring and results of the Summer 2019 Clinical/Practicum Examination.

Determining the Results of the Examination.  Having reviewed the scoring of the Summer 2019 Examinations in closed session, on a motion by Dr. Ellington and seconded by Dr Sikes,  the Board voted unanimously to come out of closed session. In open session it was moved by Dr. Ellington, seconded by Dr. Sikes and carried unanimously, that the following applicants be notified of their having achieved a passing score on the Summer 2019 Clinical/Practicum Examination and that they are to be duly licensed to practice the profession of optometry in North Carolina; further, that their names be entered in the Board Registry with license numbers assigned as follows:

2566

Kara Elizabeth

Barrett

2567

Michelle Marie

Biaggi

2568

Amanda M.

Culler

2569

Meghan Luisa

Dalziel

2570

Samantha Lynn

Dunnington

2571

Victoria

Harlow

2572

Paul Bradford

Hearn II

2573

Nathaniel William

Hitt

2574

Shanelle Mae

Jenkins

2575

Harleen

Kaur

2576

Stefani Sayers

Martin

2577

Shraeya

Mehta

2578

Sabah

Mian

2579

Spencer Elise

Moore

2580

Doan Thuc M.

Moore

2581

Kelly E.

Morgese

2582

Sandra Angela

Nassar

2583

Minh Ha

Nguyen

2584

Spring

Plihcik

2585

Ruvina Dilini

Ranasinghe

2586

Pelashia Moore

Rhodes

2587

Max Benedict

Rumbach

2588

Will James

Sawyer, Jr.

2589

Chelsea Anne

Scriven

2590

Kasia Rose

Szulborski

2591

Benjamin McCray

Taylor

2592

Michon Katrina

Tran

2593

Kirsten Weitzel

Turrisi

2594

Kelci B.

Walters

2595

Joel

Woods

2596

Mao

Yang

2597

Lauren Walls

Yao

2598

Donald Millard

York, III

2599

Elizabeth Harris

York

Determination of Date to Review Examinations.  Candidates have two weeks from the date of the notice of their results to request a review.  Dr. Rafferty will do a written review with those candidates  

Next Regularly Scheduled Meeting -     The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Board will be in Charlotte, North Carolina, November 7-10, 2019 with arrival on November 6, 2019.   On a motion by Dr. Ellington, seconded by Dr. Haines, and approved unanimously the Board members are authorized travel, subsistence, and 5 days per diem for attendance at the Board meeting and NCOS Fall Congress.

There being no further business, on a motion by Dr. Johnson  seconded by Dr. Haines, and carried unanimously the meeting was adjourned at 8:05 p.m

Approved 11/6/20