• The American Academy of Ophthalmic Executives (AAOE), the Academy's practice management affiliate, is a membership organization dedicated to meeting the educational needs of those responsible for managing the business side of ophthalmic practice.

    AAOE membership provides extensive benefits to practicing ophthalmologists and their management and administrative staff. Learn how to become a member.

    2020 Board of Directors

    J Mansour

    Joanne Mansour, OCSR, Chair

    Practice Manager —The Virginia Retina Center
    Joanne began her career in ophthalmology in 1988 in Toronto, Canada. She is the executive director of a small non-profit. Joanne has managed the Virginia Retina Center, since 2004. Under her management, the Virginia Retina Center has grown to three locations and four physicians.

    Mary Becka, Past Chair

    Practice Administrator — Fairview Eye Center
    Mary has over 25 years years of experience in health care administration.  She received her bachelor of science in gerontology from Bowling Green State University. Since 2009, she has managed the Fairview Eye Center near Cleveland, Ohio, which includes management of eight MDs, four ODs, 70 staff members, five offices and four optical shops. Mary is the past chair of the editorial committee and past member of the ehr committee.

    Stephanie Collins Mangham, MBA COA OCSR

    Chief Operating Officer — Austin Retina Associates
    Stephanie Collins is the Chief Operating Officer for Austin Retina Associates in Austin, Texas. Ms. Collins recently completed her MBA in Healthcare Administration from the University of Texas at Tyler and celebrated her 19th year with the practice. Her tenure with Austin Retina has provided her the opportunity to work in almost every job within the organization, allowing her a real insight into the needs of the patients and employees she encounters every day. Her stated focus for the group is innovation, increased efficiency, and to provide unparalleled patient and employee satisfaction.

    Heather H. Dunn, COA, OCS

    Manager — Family Eye Care of the Carolinas
    Heather Dunn has extensive experience in ophthalmic practice management. Before assuming management of her current practice in 2006, she held positions as an ophthalmic assistant, optical technician, and insurance biller. Most recently, Ms. Dunn was selected to participate as an inaugural participant in the Ophthalmic Practice Administrators Leadership Program (OPAL), class of 2019. Under direction of the AAPOS Socioeconomic Committee, she has helped initiate a practice manager program for pediatric ophthalmology. In addition, she has served on the AAOE Program Committee as well as a Small Practice Advisory Panel. She remains a Certified Ophthalmic Assistant and is an ophthalmic coding specialist and volunteer with the AAOE coding team.

    Ravi D. Goel, MD — Senior Secretary for Ophthalmic Practice American Academy of Ophthalmology

    Regional Eye Associates & Wills Eye Hospital
    Dr. Goel is in private practice in Cherry Hill, NJ, and a clinical instructor at the Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia. He is a former trustee of the Medical Society of New Jersey, Colony Foundation, and Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Alumni Association. He is a past chair of the American Medical Association—Young Physicians Section. He is a recipient of the AMA Foundation Excellence in Medicine Leadership Award, the American Academy of Ophthalmology Achievement Award, and Secretariat Award. He is a past president of the New Jersey Academy of Ophthalmology. In 2012, he was appointed to the New Jersey Governors School Board of Overseers. He is a director of the American Academy.

    Sean D Goodale, CPA, MBA

    CEO — Retina Associates, P.A.
    Sean is the CEO of Retina Associates in Kansas City and has over 29 years’ experience in health care administration and financial management. He is the chief executive officer of Retina Associates, P.A., the largest retina-only practice in the greater Kansas City area, with eight retina surgeons and 13 locations. He has also worked as the CFO and CIO of a large multi-specialty physician practice management organization. In addition, he serves or has served on national and regional advisory committees in health care and business, including local and national committees of the MGMA and HFMA.

    Pam Hagen 2019 Board

    Pamela A. Hagen, LPN, COA

    Practice Manager — Tower Clock Eye Center
    Pam has been active in ophthalmology for over 35 years and has extensive experience in many managerial and administrative roles since she began her career as an ophthalmic assistant in 1984. In her 8+ years at Tower Clock Eye Center, she has guided the clinic to become an established mainstay in eye care throughout Northeast Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. She has been integral in the growth of a private, independent ophthalmology clinic that began with a single surgeon and has expanded to include four ophthalmologists and three optometrists. She was vital to the development and building of an ASC, and has steered the focus of the practice to provide patients the latest proven technology while providing unsurpassed patient care.

    Ann M. Hulett, CMPE

    CEO — Eyehealth Northwest, PC
    Ann M. Hulett is the CEO of EyeHealth Northwest in Portland, Ore., comprised of 26 ophthalmologists, 10 ODs, two ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) and more than 350 employees. She has 25 years of experience as a medical practice administrator, 14 in ophthalmology. She worked as the administrator at Rocky Mountain Eye Center in Pueblo, Colo., during which she served five years on the AAOE Board of Directors and received the Academy's Secretariat Award. She has also worked as CFO and CEO of a large cardiology practice in New Mexico. She started her career as a CPA and enjoys working in areas of finance as well as group governance and physician communications.

    Anthony P. Johnson, MD, FACS

    Past President, Past Managing Partner — Jervey Eye Group PA
    Dr. Anthony Johnson is the past president and past managing partner of Jervey Eye Group in Greenville, S.C., roles he served from 1994 through 2018. A member of the AAOE Board of Directors, Dr. Johnson has been a full-time pediatric ophthalmologist for 34 years. In this role, he has overseen practice billing and ASC billing, including anesthesia services. He has just relocated to bring pediatric ophthalmology to Tifton, GA in rural South Georgia.

    Arvind Saini, MD, MBA

    Corneal Associates, PC
    Dr. Arvind Saini is a comprehensive ophthalmologist and cornea specialist in San Diego County. He owns and manages his practice and has worked as an administrator in both an IPA and multi-specialty group. He is an alumni of the Wharton School of Business Healthcare MBA program, is a past participant in the AAOs leadership development program, and is currently on the AAO Young Ophthalmologist Committee.