Board of directors
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Dr. Judy Cao, OD
Dr. Cao currently practices at her private office encompassing primary care, pediatrics, vision therapy and neuro-Optometry. She graduated from the Western University of Health Sciences College of Optometry. She completed her residency in Pediatric and Vision Therapy/Neuro-Optometry at an office affiliated with Marshall B. Ketchum University. She is a proud mom of two boys and enjoys spending every moment with them.
Dr. Bryan Kimura, OD
Co-Sponshorship / Key Person
Dr. Bryan L. Kimura is a Southern California native. Born in Los Angeles and growing up in Arcadia, CA, he received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology at UC Riverside in 2012. While attending Western University College of Optometry, Dr. Kimura completed rotations at the Orlando VA, Hu Hu Kam IHS, Henry Ford Optimeyes, and Sichuan University before earning his Doctor of Optometry degree in 2018. He then went on to complete an Ocular Disease residency at the Albuquerque VA with an emphasis on Glaucoma research.
After residency, Dr. Kimura began his career working with an Ophthalmologist in Santa Clarita for 2 years while filling in per diem at various private offices and sublease practices like LensCrafters and Walmart on the weekends in the San Gabriel Valley area.
In 2021, Dr. Kimura joined the Kaiser Permanente Medical Group in the San Bernardino County service area and later transferred to the Orange County service area in 2022.
Dr. Kimura provides comprehensive eye examinations with a special interest in eye disease, contact lenses and co-management of cataract and refractive surgery. He is certified in the treatment of Glaucoma. Dr. Kimura is currently the President Elect of the San Gabriel Valley Optometric Society and a board member for the Asian American Optometric Society. He is also a member of the California and American Optometric Associations.
Deeply rooted to the outdoors growing up, as an Eagle Scout Award recipient, Dr. Kimura likes to spend his free time with activities like hiking, camping, fishing and skiing. He also enjoys traveling(especially to Japan) and trying new places to eat. Dr. Kimura besides being a life-long Star Wars fan (May the Force be with you), is a die hard Lakers fan who bleeds purple and gold. He will not be available during any NBA finals game in which the Lakers are participating.
Dr. Annie Lee Kim, OD FAAO
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.
Dr. Annie Lee Kim, OD FAAO
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.
Dr. Jane Pouvaranukoah, OD FAAO
After graduating from UCLA with a degree in Psychobiology, Dr. 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!
Dr. 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.
Dr. Kellie Kanamoto, OD
Co-Continuing Education Chair
Dr. Kenneth Cao, OD
Dr. Cao completed his bachelor of science degree in Chemistry at the University of Irvine, California. Soon after, he went on to continue his studies and earned his optometry degree from the Southern California College of Optometry in Fullerton, California. Pursuing his love for education, Dr. Cao then completed a residency in ocular disease at the Veterans Affairs Southern Nevada Healthcare System. He now practices in a private practice setting in the San Gabriel Valley area as an associate doctor.
Dr. 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. Steven Chang, OD FAAO
Social Media Coordinator
Dr. Lillian Nghe, OD
Dr. Nghe pursued her Bachelor of Science degree at the University of California at Berkeley and completed her doctorate at the New England College of Optometry. She currently cares for patients at Clarity Advanced Optometry in Arcadia. When she is not seeing patients, she enjoys traveling to different parts of the world. Since the pandemic, she has restricted her travels to within the United States. She hopes to visit all fifty states by time the pandemic is a thing of the past!
Dr. 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. Dr. Wu enjoys spending time with his family, technology and video games. He has a fascination with lazer eyes.
Dr. Edwin Wu, OD
Dr. Alicia Zhang, OD
Co-Social Media Coordinator
Dr. Catherine Tuong, OD
Co-Treasurer/Young OD Advocate
Dr. Zhang completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at UCLA and received her Doctorate of Optometry at the Southern California College of Optometry in Fullerton, California. During her time at SCCO, she served as the liaison for the COA student section. She currently sees patients in Pasadena and San Gabriel. In her free time, she enjoys traveling and trying new restaurants in the area.
Dr. Christina Liu , OD
Dr. Jeff Nishi, OD
Dr. Wendy Yeh, OD
Dr. Cindy Wang, OD, FAAO
Dr. Fred Harris, OD
Dr. Derek Tong, OD