The Association of Technical Personnel in Ophthalmology (ATPO) has announced that Jessica Barr, COMT, ROUB, is its new president. Ms. Barr is an Implementation Specialist and Education Liaison for Quidel Corporation, and has more than 14 years of clinical ophthalmology experience. She regularly participates in continuing education activities and has taught dozens of IJCAHPO accredited lectures and workshops at local, regional, and national meetings. She is the past-President of the Philadelphia Regional Ophthalmic Society. Ms. Barr has served in numerous capacities on the ATPO Board of Directors for the past 5 years. She is a program co-coordinator and adjunct professor for the Ophthalmic Medical Technician program at Camden County College. She participates regularly in community service events such as Give Kids Sight Day, Vision Walk, and other community outreach initiatives.
“It is an honor to begin my term as ATPO President. I will enjoy the opportunity to have an exponential impact on our profession by serving as an educator, mentor, and volunteer for ATPO. I have long been an advocate for certification and continuing education, and look forward to serving this mission as your ATPO President,” said Ms. Barr.
For more than 40 years, ATPO and its members have dedicated themselves to the success of Allied Ophthalmic Personnel. In early 1999, ATPO and the International Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (IJCAHPO) forged a working partnership that offers a variety of enhanced benefits for allied health personnel.