Tech of the Year

Here is a great way to give recognition to our co-workers who are exemplary demonstrating their ophthalmic knowledge and skills in the ophthalmic workplace. Following are the guidelines for submitting an application.

  • The nominee must be a currently registered member of COPS.
  • Nominee must have certification with active JCAHPO status.
  • Nominee must be actively employed by an ophthalmic practice either full-time or part-time.
  • Can be nominated by a physician or peer.
  • When completing the form please consider years of service, community involvement, dedication to ophthalmic field, enthusiasm, attitude, demonstrations of ophthalmic leadership, professional advancement of ophthalmic knowledge and skills, professional organizations they are involved in and willingness to help others.
  • Please note there is no exceptions for the deadline for application submission.
Download Form below: (please selete the appropriate version)

Technician of the Year Nomination Form 2019

 

Once all nomination forms have been received by the deadline, a committee of 3 – 5 physicians will be selected to review the applicants and select the technician of the year. None of the physicians that employee any of the nominees will be asked to participate in the selection committee.

The Ophthalmic Technician of the Year Award will be presented at the Annual Brunch each year.

Here is a list of past Ophthalmic Technicians of the Year:
  • 1993 – Denise Capretta
  • 1994 – Cathy Halpin
  • 1995 – Audrey Gargas
  • 1996 – Delores Roshetki
  • 1997 – Fern Feldman-Simkoff
  • 1998 – Janet Latterner
  • 1999 – Susan Mroczka
  • 2000 – Sue Hanson
  • 2001 – Audrey Barta
  • 2002 – Sheila Smith Brewe
  • 2003 – Tamara Cunningham
  • 2004 – Riva Adamovsky
  • 2005 – Jackie DeCapite
  • 2006 – Diane Weiss
  • 2007 – Christine Hochrein
  • 2008 – Beth Colon
  • 2009 – Linda Georgia
  • 2010 Vivian Tanner
  • 2011 – Renee Paris
  • 2012 – Terry Koubek
  • 2013 – Claudia Clow
  • 2014 – Tina Janusczak
  • 2015 – Lee Ann Harchuck
  • 2016 – Joyce Conway
  • 2017 – Melanie Jennings
  • 2018 – Dana Ritzic 
  • 2019 – Susan Griffin