The NCOA is governed by a board of ten directors. A President, Vice-President, Secretary/Treasurer, the immediate past-President and six board members. All members of the NCOA board are licensed, actively employed opticians and work as board members on an un-paid basis.
The NCOA monitors all legislative action relating to opticianry by employing a well qualified lobbyist as well as an attorney with an in-depth knowledge of North Carolina law.
The NCOA maintains a business office in Raleigh with Barbara Fussell serving as part time Executive Director. Barabara maintains and administers: a record of education hours; North Carolina State Board and NCLE/ABO seminar approval requests; correspondence with state opticians; and all clerical affairs of the NCOA.
For more information on the NCOA,or to become a member, please contact Barbara Fussell at the numbers below.
North Carolina Opticians Association
P.O. Box 98957
Raleigh, NC 27624
President: Jimmy McCall
VicePresident: Russ Tolar
Secretary/Treasurer: Steve Walker
Past President: Jerry Garrett