Board of Trustees

Jerome Hunter
Jerome Hunter, EdD
Chair
Retired Faculty, California State University, Fullerton
BA, University of California Riverside
MA, Occidental College
EdD, University of Southern California
Year Appointed: 2006
Board Term: 2016-2019
Carol Najera
Carol Najera, JD
Vice Chair
County of Los Angeles Superior Court Judge
BS, University of Southern California
JD, University of Southern California, Gould School of Law
Year Appointed: 2004
Board Term: 2016-2019
Rodney Tahran
Rodney L. Tahran, OD, FAAO
Secretary/Treasurer
Vice-President, Professional Relations and Clinical Affairs, Essilor of America, Inc.
BS, Southern California College of Optometry
OD, Southern California College of Optometry
Year Appointed: 2009
Board Term: 2014-2017
Glenda Secor
Glenda B. Secor, OD, FAAO
Immediate Past Chair
Practicing Optometrist
BS, Indiana University
OD, Indiana University
Year Appointed: 1994
Board Term: 2014-2017
Morris Applebaum
Morris Applebaum, OD, FAAO
Board Trustee
Retired Optometrist
OD, Southern California College of Optometry
Year Appointed: 2012
Board Term: 2015-2018
Cindy Blancq
Cindy Blancq, OD
Board Trustee
Practicing Optometrist
OD, Southern California College of Optometry
Year Appointed: 2015
Board Term: 2015-2018
Gaye Breyman
Gaye Breyman, CAE
Board Trustee
Executive Director, California Academy of Physician Assistants
Certified Association Executive
Year Appointed: 2012
Board Term: 2015-2018
Walter Buster
Walter Buster, EdD
Board Trustee
Consultant, Educational Leadership
BA Westmont College
MA Chapman College
EdD University of Montana
Year Appointed: 2015
Board Term: 2015-2018
Gene Calkin
Gene D. Calkins, OD, JD
Board Trustee
Practicing Optometrist
BS, Southern California College of Optometry
OD, Southern California College of Optometry
JD, Western State University College of Law
Year Appointed: 1994
Board Term: 2016-2019
Lynn Gabriel
Lynn Caffrey Gabriel, OD
Board Trustee
Community Leader
OD, Southern California College of Optometry
Year Appointed: 2015
Board Term: 2015-2018
David Gibson
David Gibson
Board Trustee
Director, Optometric Professional Relations, Allergan USA
BS, Florida State University
Year Appointed: 2015
Board Term: 2015-2018
Frances M. Hunter
Frances M. Hunter
Board Trustee
Founder and President, Little Eagle Free, Inc.
BA, California State University, Fullerton
Year Appointed: 1997
Board Term: 2015-2018
Duncan Johnson
Duncan Johnson, EdD
Board Trustee
Retired Superintendent, Fullerton School District
BA, University of California at Los Angeles
MA, California State University, Fullerton
EdD, University of Southern California
Year Appointed: 2000
Board Term: 2015-2018
Richard Jones
Richard D. Jones, JD
Board Trustee
Attorney at Law
BA, Whittier College
JD, University of the Pacific-McGeorge School of Law
Year Appointed: 2009
Board Term: 2015-2018
Akio Kanai
Akio Kanai, OD
Board Trustee
Chairman and CEO of Fuji Optical Co., Ltd
BA, Waseda University
OD, Southern California College of Optometry
Year Appointed: 2014
Board Term: 2015-2018
Robert J. Kemp
Robert J. Kemp
Board Trustee
President, Kemp Financial Management, LLC
BS, Political Science, California State University, Fullerton
Year Appointed: 2012
Board Term: 2015-2018
Joseph Mallinger
Joseph C. Mallinger, OD, MBA, FAAO
Board Trustee
President & Chief Executive Officer Vision West
BS, University of San Diego
BS, Southern California College of Optometry
OD, Southern California College of Optometry
Year Appointed: 2010
Board Term: 2016-2019
Daniel May
Daniel L. May, MD
Board Trustee
Practicing Family Physician
BA, California State University, Fullerton
MD, University of California, Irvine
Family Practice residency (Chief Resident) USC-PIH Family Practice
Year Appointed: 2011
Board Term: 2014-2017
Dawn Miller
Dawn M. Miller, OD
Board Trustee
Practicing Optometrist
OD, Southern California College of Optometry
Year Appointed: 2011
Board Term: 2014-2017
Richard Price
Richard S. Price II, JD
Board Trustee
Attorney at Law
BA, University of California, Riverside
JD, University of California, Davis
Year Appointed: 2011
Board Term: 2014-2017