MOA Board and Task Team

The MOA Board welcomes those O.D.s that would like to share their skills on a task team.  What is a task team? Individuals that work on a short project, share ideas, develop strategies, or work at an event. Do you enjoy "party planning", research, education? Are you a people person, want to give back to the community or to the community of optometry students? Would you like to learn more about how a board runs, explore insurance, or just want to chip in for a few hours a month? If you answered YES to any of those, then working on a Task Team would be perfect for you!  Below are the committees the MOA Board are working on.  What could you do to help? Contact the MOA office today!


  • Assist with all facets of the Spring, Summer, Fall and December Conference.
  • Assist with the Exhibit Hall and activities held at Exhibit Hall.
  • Recruit sponsors for non-CE events at Conferences, including binders, breaks, breakfast, mix and mingle, Awards Banquet and Presidential Luncheon sponsors.
  • Contact the MOA office with the names and contacts of interested sponsors.
  • Review past schedules of meetings and suggest any needed changes.
  • Annually compare price of MOA meetings to other CE meetings.

Continuing Education

  • Assist with finding lecturers and sponsors for Spring, Summer, Fall and December Conference
  • Review and approve the draft CE schedules.
  • Oversee Paraoptometric CE at MOA Meetings. (June/December)

Member Benefits / Development Committee
Student Membership / Communication

  • Find new ways to enhance the benefits of being a member of the Maine Optometric Association.
  • Develop strategies and ideas to retain current members and recruit new members.
  • Explore marketing tools to promote Optometry to the public, legislators, and other professions.
  • Explore available opportunities for members to enhance their membership, their practice, or reduce overall MOA dues expenses.
  • Maintain communication with student members to encourage participation and attendance at MOA events.
  • Develop a comprehensive Student Membership plan to recruit student members, assist student members, and serve as a trusted resource as student members transition to new optometrists.
  • Maintain an ongoing presence at optometry schools. (East Coast schools as well as other point schools)
  • Follow up with student members once out of school to ensure they continue to belong to the MOA. Work on Info Brochure for New ODs.
  • Communicate through the internet & new technologies to increase membership engagement and public awareness.  Create a monthly Plan.
  • Assist with ongoing communication plan. Work with Communication Chair
  • Reach out to Health Care Associations (Heart, Diabetic, Iris Network, Pediatric etc.) to participate in health fairs, education days ect.

Third Party (insurance topics)

  • Help insure our inclusion in various vision and eyecare plans.
  • Insure non-discriminatory participation on the part of our members.
  • Serve as a resource for MOA staff as issues may arise.
  • Review various topics for Third-Party workshops.

Visionary Strategy Committee

  • Continually monitor and review the status and future of optometry in Maine and the country.
  • Develop strategic plans and methods to protect optometry in Maine. Determine if there is an area that Maine O.D.s could have more of a voice, introduce legislature.
  • Maintain an overall awareness of upcoming changes within Maine.
  • Read Maine Legislation and determine the effect current legislation will affect Maine optometry, participate in hearings when appropriate,

Visionary Partner

Silver Partners

Affiliate Partners

Thank you to our Partners supporting our June Conference