Board of directors

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Please contact us at SGVOS@sgvos.org if you'd like to join the SGVOS board! We have openings and would love your help!

Dr. Annie Lee Kim, OD FAAO 

President

Dr. Lee Kim has been serving as a board member with SGVOS since 2018. She currently resides in South Pasadena and practices as an associate optometrist at South Pasadena Optometric Group. She received her Doctor of Optometry and bachelor’s degrees from the University of California, Berkeley. She completed an additional year of residency training at the Southern California College of Optometry fitting specialty contact lenses on complex and diseased corneas. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry as well as the Scleral Lens Education Society. In her free time, she enjoys being active by working out and going on hikes with her husband and their dog.

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Dr. Annie Lee Kim, OD FAAO

 

 

President

Dr. Edwin Wu, OD

Immediate Past President

Dr. Lee Kim has been serving as a board member with SGVOS since 2018 and was actively involved in other optometric societies prior to that. She currently resides in South Pasadena and practices as an associate optometrist at South Pasadena Optometric Group. She received her Doctor of Optometry and bachelor’s degrees from the University of California, Berkeley. She completed an additional year of residency training at the Southern California College of Optometry fitting specialty contact lenses on complex and diseased corneas. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry as well as the Scleral Lens Education Society. In her free time, she enjoys being active by working out and going on hikes with her husband and their dog.

Edwin Wu is in private practice in Covina, CA. He is a graduate of SCCO class of 2010 and along with being active on the SGVOS board participates in the Covina Rotary club. Edwin enjoys spending time with his family, technology and video games. He has a fascination with lazer eyes. 

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Dr. Judy Cao, OD

President Elect

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Dr. Kellie Kanamoto, OD

Co-Continuing Education Chair

Dr. Steven Chang, OD FAAO

Social Media Coordinator 

Dr. Jane Pouvaranukoah, OD FAAO

Membership Coordinator

Dr. Kellie Kanamoto earned her Doctor of Optometry degree from Western University of Health Sciences, College of Optometry. She currently practices in both Glendale and Alhambra in a private practice setting. In her free time, she enjoys staying active outdoors by running, snowboarding, playing basketball, going to Disneyland, and traveling with her family and friends. 

After graduating from UCLA with a degree in Psychobiology, Dr. Jane Pouvaranukoah attended UC Berkeley for optometry school.  She then completed her residency in primary care/ocular disease at the San Francisco VA.  After residency, she returned home to the Montebello/Monterey Park area in Southern California and currently works at various Kaiser Permanente offices in San Bernardino County.  She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and currently serves as the Membership Chair for the San Gabriel Valley Optometric Society.  In her spare time, she runs an Etsy shop where she sells home decor items and wedding stationery/signage handwritten in calligraphy, called Janejira Calligraphy! 

current mode of practice: Primary Care, Pediatric, Vision Therapy/Neuro-Optometry

school graduated: Western University of Health Sciences College of Optometry

residency: Pediatric and Vision Therapy/Neuro-Optometry residency affiliated with Marshall B. Ketchum University 

fun fact/hobby: Momma of two boys and enjoys spending every moment with them. 

Dr. Steven Chang earned his bachelors of sciences in Physiological Sciences from UCLA. He attended UC Berkeley School of Optometry where he earned his Optometry degree. He completed his residency at SUNY College of Optometry in Pediatric and Infant Vision. He currently practices at Children's Hospital of Los Angeles. 

Dr. Catherine Tuong, OD

Co-Treasurer/Young OD Advocate

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Dr. Bryan Kimura, OD

Co-Sponshorship  / Key Person

Dr. Jeff Nishi, OD

Trustee

Dr. Wendy Yeh, OD

Trustee

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Dr. Cindy Wang, OD, FAAO

Trustee

Dr. Derek Tong, OD

Trustee

Dr. Fred Harris, OD

Trustee