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,