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Alex Elson, President

Dr. ElsonDr. Alex Elson is an Orange County native, growing up in Mission Viejo before completing his undergraduate education at Chico State in Northern California. He then returned to attend Southern California College of Optometry, where he earned his degree as a Doctor of Optometry. Dr. Elson’s favorite part of optometry is fitting specialty lenses. He owns a private practice in Tustin and lives a few miles away in Orange with his wife and his dog. Dr. Elson captained the men’s lacrosse team in college and continues to play for Newport Beach Lacrosse Club. He and his wife are Ducks season ticket holders (Lets Go Ducks), but outside of that, they enjoy hiking, camping, and generally exploring nature.

Dr. Alex Elson

Rachelle Lin, Immediate Past President

Dr. Rachelle Lin received her Doctor of Optometry and Masters in Vision Science degrees from
the Southern California College of Optometry at Marshall B. Ketchum University (MBKU). She
completed her residency at VA Long Beach in low vision, traumatic brain injury, and primary
care.

Dr. Lin is currently an assistant professor at MBKU, where she serves in the Low Vision
Rehabilitation and Acquired Brain Injury departments at the University Eye Center. She is a
Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and a member of the American Optometric
Association and the California Optometric Association, where she also serves on the Coordinating Council of the Low Vision Rehabilitation Section.

Millie Liu, President Elect

Millie Liu, OD graduated from University of California, San Diego and then went on to receive her doctorate of optometry from Western University of Health Sciences.  Dr. Liu is currently in a private practice setting at Orange County Retina Medical Group and is a clinical preceptor for optometric students.  In addition, she enjoys providing free eye care to those in need on mission trips and volunteer work.
Dr. Liu is very excited to be more involved in this wonderful optometric society.  She grew up in Maryland but has not gone back since arriving in California.  In her free time, she enjoys Muay Thai, running, shopping, eating and playing with her dog.

Steve Wang, Vice President

Dr. Steven Wang graduated from Johns Hopkins University and then went on to receive his Master of Public Policy from the Goldman School of Public Policy, his Master of Public Health from the UC Berkeley School of Public Health and his Doctor of Optometry from the Southern California College of Optometry.  He currently practices in Irvine with an emphasis on Pediatric Optometry and Vision Therapy.
When not caring for patients, Dr. Wang enjoys spending time with his wife and two kids, traveling the world and discovering delicious new food.  He is very involved in medical mission, including trips to Thailand, Mexico and Tanzania.

Thanh Mai, Webmaster and Communications

Thanh Mai, President Elect & Public Relations

Thanh Mai

Dr. Thanh Mai loves being an optometrist and is happy to contribute anyway he can to the great OCOS. He is a proud UCLA Bruin and graduated summa cum laude from the Southern California College of Optometry.

His favorite part of optometry is working with pediatric patients and showing them that the eye doctor is best doc on the planet – no drills or needles kids! Currently, he owns a private practice in Costa Mesa with an emphasis in vision therapy. When he isn’t working, you can find him hacking away at golf courses as a newbie, playing soccer in a coed league, or spending time with his beautiful wife Jennie and son Jackson.

Matthew Hendricks, Education

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Matthew Hendricks, OD graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology from University of California, San Diego, and went on to receive his doctorate in Optometry from Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon. Dr. Hendricks sees patients in private practice in Orange County, and loves to fit contact lenses, including specialty GP lenses.

While not seeing patients, Dr. Hendricks enjoys spending time with his wife and cat, playing board games with friends, lifting weights, cooking, and eating.

Lisa Nguyen, Education

Dr. Lisa Nguyen

Danny Ngo, Public Relations

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Belinda Kuo, Treasurer

Belinda Kuo, OD is a Southern California native. She received her Doctor of Optometry from the Southern California College of Optometry at Marshall B. Ketchum University after completing her B.A. at the University of Southern California. Dr. Kuo completed her post-doctorate residency in Pediatric Optometry and Vision Therapy/Neuro-Optometry at the Center for Vision Development Optometry in Pasadena.
She is certified in the use of therapeutic pharmaceutical agents to treat and manage ocular disease including glaucoma. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and a member of the American Optometric Association, California Optometric Association, and the Orange County Optometric Society.
Dr. Kuo is passionate about helping children achieve their full potential through comprehensive vision examinations and vision development.

Becky Ng, Events & Sponsorship

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Millie Liu, Events & Sponsorship

Millie Liu, OD graduated from University of California, San Diego and then went on to receive her doctorate of optometry from Western University of Health Sciences.  Dr. Liu is currently in a private practice setting at Orange County Retina Medical Group and is a clinical preceptor for optometric students.  In addition, she enjoys providing free eye care to those in need on mission trips and volunteer work.
Dr. Liu is very excited to be more involved in this wonderful optometric society.  She grew up in Maryland but has not gone back since arriving in California.  In her free time, she enjoys Muay Thai, running, shopping, eating and playing with her dog.

Fara Moin, Membership

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Maggie Jan, Secretary

Maggie Jan, Secretary

Maggie Jan, Secretary

Maggie Jan O.D., is a graduate of the Southern California School of Optometry (SCCO) and Columbia University Engineering. Dr. Jan has specialized training in low vision from the VA Long Beach. Treatment of veterans included low vision, specialty contact lenses, and management of Traumatic Brain Injury. Historically involved in optometry governance and legislation, Dr. Jan has been involved in student government at SCCO and served previously as the student and later as OCOS delegation to COA House of Delegates.

Dawn Miller, Advisory

Ivy Lin, Newsletter