Company Leadership and Professional Educators
Dr. Sude has extensive experience in establishing multiple optometric sites, including developing one of the largest optometric/ophthalmologic small chains in the U.S. He is an international author, and has been a practice management speaker to several contact lens companies. Dr. Sude is former Midwest Medical Director for Sauflon. Currently he is EVP of the Novus Clinic, a multidimensional group of optometrists and ophthalmologists. He is a Past President of the American Society of Eyecare Specialists and a former President of the Summit County Optometric Society.
Dr. Jerry Lieblein was an accomplished Optometrist who went on to establish OD Excellence as a co-founder with Dr. Jerry Sude. His many acomplishments range from being an author of 92 published articles, Executive Director and Facilitator of the American Society of Eye Care Specialists, he was a past Optometrist and Senior Partner in a California private practice, past President of the International Association of State Boards, past Chairman of the Contact Lens Division of the American Optometric Association, and past President of the California Optometric Association. He was the Eye Doctor of the Year for California in 1989, and was elected to be one of 100 Doctors in the United States to sit on a National Health panel called "National Association of Practitioners."
Dr. Jerry Lieblein passed away in early 2017. He was young at heart and was taken from us too soon. His legacy lives on through those he touched and all of the staff at OD Excellence. He is missed dearly by those who knew him.
Dr. McGreal is a graduate of Albright College and the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. He was Chief of Eye Services at Greater Atlantic Health service in Philadelphia, where he also had a private practice. He was a founding partner in Vision Care Consultants, a managed eye care company in Pennsylvania. He was Center Director and Vice President for Vision America Incorporated for seven years. Currently, he is Director of the Missouri Eye Associates, a medical and surgical private practice in St. Louis. He is adjunct faculty at the University of California, Berkeley School of Optometry, the Pennsylvania College of Optometry and the University of Missouri. He is internationally recognized for his educational endeavors. Dr. McGreal served on the continuing education committee for the North Central States Optometric Council and is past member of the Congress continuing education subcommittee of the American Optometric Association. He is a clinical examiner for the National Board of Examiners in Optometry; he was the 42nd Peter's Memorial Lecturer at the University of California; and the Nussenblatt Lecturer at the University of Houston in 2004. Dr. McGreal was the 1998 Missouri Optometrist of the Year, and the 2005 University of Missouri School of Optometry Educator of the Year.
Valerie Manso has been a member of the ophthalmic community since 1973. Valerie is a Certified Optician in the Province of Ontario, Canada; an American Board of Opticians Certified Optician; and is a Fellow of the National Academy of Opticianry. In addition to working with American Optical, Sola Optical and Vision Service Plan, she has presented thousands of hours in continuing education for Optometrists, Opticians and Paraoptometric Technicians at venues such as Vision Expo East and West, SECO, Heart of America, East West Congress and many more. Valerie honed her speaking and presentation skills as a member of Toastmasters International since 1997; achieving the designations of Advanced Leader Bronze and Advanced Communicator Bronze. Additionally she has held the positions of President, Vice President of Education and Vice President of Membership of her local Toastmasters Club. In 2003 Valerie was acknowledged by our industry when she received recognition as one of the “Most Influential Women in Optical”, in the inaugural year of this award. And, as a founding member of the Optical Women’s Association, an organization with a 15 year history, Valerie believes self-development is a priceless gift.
Dr. Jim Grue joined EMRlogic in 2006, specializing in the development of software as a clinical solution that would exceed health care reform and pay-for-performance standards and is now their VP Clinical Outcomes & Connected Care. Retired from full-time practice, he has been an avid observer of all that happens in Washington pertaining to health care, and eye care in particular. Jim is a frequent speaker on health care reform and its implications for eye care. He is generally considered one of the significant thought leaders of the eye care profession. Dr. Grue is a graduate of the Pennsylvania College of Optometry, is a frequent speaker and generally considered one of the top educators in Connected Care and Clinical Outcomes.