STATE BOARD OF OPTOMETRY

Establishing Statute: 26 VSA Ch 30 § 1707

Department:  Secretary of State

Description: The Board of Optometry is a five-member board created by the legislature whose members are appointed by the governor to administer the laws for this profession in the state of Vermont. The board’s mission is public protection. The board does this by: ensuring that applicants are qualified for licensure; setting standards for the profession by proposing statutes and adopting administrative rules; and, with the assistance of Office of Professional Regulation staff, investigating complaints of unprofessional conduct, taking disciplinary action against licensees when necessary to protect the public.

Board Members:

 Board Member Name      Term Expires Seat Description
     Kenneth Lawenda       12/31/2022 Professional
     Bonnie Liberty       12/31/2019 Public Member
     Jean Peterson       12/31/2020 Public Member
     Francis Pinard       12/31/2019 Professional
     Albert Pristaw       12/31/2017 Professional

Contact Information

Office of Governor Phil Scott
109 State Street, Pavilion
Montpelier, VT 05609
Phone: 802 828-3333 (TTY: 800 649-6825)
Fax: 802 828-3339

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