Pennsylvania College of Optometry

PCO Advisory Board

The PCO Advisory Board is comprised of a core of national and international experts
committed to enhancing our value to students, faculty, and the communities we serve.
The Board’s responsibilities include advocacy, resource development, and program

Members of the current Advisory Board are:

  • Chair: Derrick Artis, OD, MBA
    VP, Vendor Relations, Vision Source!
    Kingwood TX
    Initial term: three years
  • Barry Farkas, OD
    Member, Salus University Board of Trustees
    New York, NY
    Initial term: three years
  • Jennifer Choo, OD, PhD
    Project Manager, Institute for Eye Research, University of New South Wales
    Sydney, Australia
    Initial term: two years
  • Michael DePaolis, OD
    Visionary Eye Associates
    Rochester, NY
    Initial term: two years
  • Sally Dillehay, OD, EdD
    VP, Clinical and Regulatory Affairs, Visioneering Technologies, Inc.
    Alpharetta, GA
    Initial term: three years
  • Theresa Grillo, OD
    Private Practitioner
    Tampa, FL
    Initial term: one year
  • Phil Keefer
    President, Vision Care Institute, Johnson & Johnson
    Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
    Initial term: two years
  • Dave Sattler
    Director, Professional Relations – Global Optometry, Alcon Laboratories, Inc.
    Fort Worth, TX
    Initial term: three years
  • Dennis Siemsen, OD, MHPE
    Low Vision Optometrist, Department of Ophthalmology and Assistant Professor of
    Ophthalmology, Mayo Clinic; Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Mayo College of
    Rochester, MN
    Initial term: three years
  • Karen Wrigley, OD
    Wrigley Eye Associates
    Past President, Salus University Alumni Association
    Philadelphia, PA
    Initial term: one year
  • Bob Bittel, OD
    President, Pennsylvania Optometric Association; Private Practitioner
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Initial term: two years
  • Consumer Member
    William Minnis, MBA, PhD
    President and CEO, Citizens National Bank, Paris, IL; Associate Professor of
    Management, Eastern Illinois University
    Initial term: 3 years
  • Ex Officio Member
    Linda Casser, OD
    Dean, Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus Univesity
    Advisory Board Contact
    Morgan Franklin, Administrative Coordinator, Office of the Dean or 215.780.3160