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Rachelle Lin, 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.

Thanh Mai, Immediate Past President

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.

Alex Elson, President Elect

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.

Cecilia Rivas, Education

Steve Wang, Public Relations

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.

Danny Ngo, Public Relations

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Fara Moin, Membership

Justin Kwan, Legislative

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Becky Ng, Events & Sponsorship

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.

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

Ketan Patel, Webmaster

Dr. Patel graduated Magna Cum Laude from California State University Fullerton and received his Doctor of Optometry degree from the prestigious Southern California College of Optometry. He is a member of the American Optometric Association, California Optometric Association, the Ocular Nutrition Society and the Orange County Optometric Society.

He is certified in the use of therapeutic pharmaceutical agents to treat and manage ocular disease including glaucoma. He has earned several awards and works hard to provide the highest quality of vision and eye care to all of his patients.

When he is not caring for patients, you can frequently find him relaxing at Disneyland or at Angels Stadium in Anaheim.