Meeting of 8/3/11
Held at 1000 Washington Street,
Room TBA, Boston, MA
at 10:00 a. m.
1. The Chairman to call the meeting to order.
2. Consideration of the minutes of the 6/1/11 meeting.
3. Parties to appear:
A. Mark Kmetz, Director of Professional Licensure to appear and introduce himself.
B. Practical Exam Demonstration:
Roy Ferguson of The Learning Curve to make a presentation on the practical examination. The 1 st part of the practical will take place in open session. The Second part of the exam in Executive Session pursuant to G.L. c 30A §21 (7), G.L. c. 66, §10, G.L. c. 4, § 7, Twenty-sixth (l).
4. Board Counsel to report on legal issues.
5. Approve Applications/Approve Apprentice Agreements/Wall
Certificates/Apprentice Extension Requests/Reinstatement Request:
A . Applications
A. Andrea Maria Carrese
B. Sabrina Calixto
C. Amanda Bishop
D. Sarah Kelly
E. Jennifer Kortoba
F. Dorien Mullarkey
F. Ashley Nortarangelo
G. Odette Wafo
B . Wall Certificates
Lidya Agayby, Hicham Arhzouni, Matthew Benson, Lauren Bolduc, Jesse Ellis, Heidi Gum, Dona Goss, Todd Handel, James Hoar, Richard Horte, Robyn Janz, Eileen Jasek, Brian Lewis, Cynthia Maroskos, Mauricio Mendes, Jr., Linda Morse, Jocelyn Mylott, Mario Polanco, Victoria Rowen, Kevin Silva, Debra Lee Stasiak, Heidi Walsh, Adina Weisner, Ka Yung
C. Apprentice Extensions:
Christopher Chadwell - Previously granted apprentice extension until the results of the May Examination. Christopher missed the NCLE by 3 points and is hopeful that he will pass if granted this extension.
Expedito DeAlmeida - Previously granted apprentice extension until the results of the May Examination. Candidate has a language barrier and is studying in Spanish
and doing better still did not pass and is requesting another extension until results of November examination.
Nicole DePalma - Previously granted apprentice extension until the results of the May Examination. Candidate received results and still did not pass and is requesting another extension until results of November examination.
Dot Hoang -Apprenticeship expired 7/3/11, Passed the ABO , failed NCLE signed up for next NCLE examination is requesting another extension until results of November examination.
Heidi Marshall - Previously granted apprentice extension until the results of the
May Exam. Candidate received notice after the deadline and was not signed up for May. She would like the extension until the results of the November exam. Candidate provided proof of passing the ABO and failed the NCLE exam.
Andrea Schurgin - Awaiting official documentation of apprentice papers, ABO & NCLE Examination results. Candidate states she passed the ABO and requires an apprentice extension until she successfully passes the NCLE examination.
Carrie A. Smith - Awaiting apprentice papers, ABO & NCLE Examination results. She says she passed the and requires an apprentice extension until she successfully passes the NCLE examination.
D. Reinstatement requests:
A. Allison Zak, DO-5816, X- 2005 - Requires a Board appearance, passing the practical examination, proof of ceu 24 ABO/18NCLE, for the following cycles 05-07 $82.00, 07-09 $82.00, 09-11 $82.00 , 11-13 $82.00, def $57 = $385.00 reinstatement fee.
6. Discussion of communications.
A. Corey Grant, requesting qualifications to run a test prep course.
B. June 2, 2011 Communication from Division of Apprentice Training regarding cancellation
of Cheryl Kucavich, Lenscrafters, Springfield.
C. Blair Wong, regarding curriculum review for Thi Nguyen, American Career College, California and David T. Murphy, New England College of Optometry with the Ben Franklin Program regarding the courses that are applicable to the Optical Association Degree together with the number of hours.
7. Upcoming meeting dates are 9/7, 10/5, 11/2, 12/7.
8. Discussion of the cases. (Closed Session)