Current Board Members
Julie Parsons is a graduate of Saugus High School in 1984 and Salem State University from which she received a Bachelor of Science.
Julie began her optical career in 1991 and has dedicated the past 26 years to helping patients achieve their best vision. She is an American Board of Opticianry certified, licensed dispensing optician. Julie has been working as the optical manager at Nutfield Eye Associates in Londonderry, New Hampshire for the past 7 years. Her passion and knowledge have made her an excellent representative of the profession and she has been able to attend trade shows across the country learning and promoting opticianry. Julie is proud to be the current President of the New Hampshire Opticians Society. It is her passion to educate, support and promote her profession.
When Julie is not working she enjoys kayaking and camping and is an avid fan of the Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots. In her spare time she operates a home based business creating embroidered dog bandanas that she sells on eBay and Etsy. She makes her home in Salem, New Hampshire.
Sally is an ABO certified optician who began her optical career in Richmond, Virginia in 1987. She has been on the board of the NHOS as treasurer for five years. She has done a little bit of everything in our industry; She has been a receptionist, worked as a contact lens specialist, ophthalmic tech, and she even went out on the road as a sales rep (twice). What she found was that her true passion is being an optician. What she loves the most about her job is the ability to make a personal connection with the people she meets every day, she is proud of the relationships that she has made and feels lucky that she found a career that she truly enjoys.
Lisa Ginn is a local New Hampshire girl, living in the Concord area since 1995. She received her degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Small Business Leadership from Southern NH University in 2015.
Lisa has been working in the industry for 15 years. Fourteen of those years have been at Concord Eye Center in Concord NH. She is an American Board of Opticianry certified optician. Lisa is currently the Executive Director. She is proud to have been voted in to this position after having spent the past seven years on the board as Vice President for the first year, and President for the following six. Lisa has represented the society at many leadership and trade conferences across the country.
Lisa is the proud wife of Josh and mother to Tyler, who is 9, and Tessa who is almost 2! She loves spending time with her family. In her free time, she helps organize and coach her son’s soccer team. This crazy, busy family resides in Pembroke, NH.
Kathy Bowen started her career as an optician in 1987 and has enjoyed every aspect of caring for patients and sharing her knowledge of the ever changing technology of lens design over the past 30 years. She finds caring for and helping her patients has been incredibly satisfying. Kathy is proud to be an American Board of Opticianry certified optician and is registered with the state of New Hampshire.
Don Taylor, ABOC