The Board


Welcome Board Members!

Are you a current or new board member? Helpful resources and information pertinent to your position are available on the new Division of Medical Quality Assurance (MQA) board member website.

If you are interested in becoming a board member, the site contains material that provides insight into the duties and responsibilities of the role. To view the site, please visit http://flhealthsource.gov/board-members.

The Florida Board of Optometry plays a leading role in the State’s ever-changing health care environment. This is accomplished through communication with the public, legislature, optometry schools, the optometric community, and Florida Optometric Association (FOA).

The Florida Board of Optometry is composed of seven members appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate. Five members of the board must be licensed practitioners actively practicing in this state. The remaining two members must be citizens of the state who are not, and have never been, licensed practitioners. Additionally, the consumer members may not be connected with the practice of optometry or with any other vision-related profession or business. At least one member of the board must be 60 years of age or older.

Members of the Board

Stuart Kaplan
OD
Chair
Ft. Myers, FL
Term Ends:
10/31/2020
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Carl Spear
OD
Vice-Chair
Pensacola, FL
Term Ends:
10/31/2018
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Christopher King
OD
Tallahassee, FL
Term Ends:
10/31/19
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Tamara Maule
OD
Boca Raton, FL
Term Ends:
10/31/2017
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Stephen Kepley
OD
Vero Beach, FL
Term Ends:
10/31/2019
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John E. Griffin
Consumer
Tallahassee FL
Term Ends:
10/31/2018
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Lucille E. Turner
Consumer
Tallahassee, FL
Term Ends:
10/31/2017
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Organizational Structure of the Board

The Department of Health's Division of Medical Quality Assurance serves as the principle administrative support unit for the board. The board is supported by a full-time professional staff based in Tallahassee, and its regulatory functions are funded in full by fees paid by its licensees. Board members are appointed by the Governor and subject to confirmation by the Senate. Members of the board can serve two four-year terms. Despite the expiration of a term, board members can continue to serve until they have been either replaced or reappointed. To learn more about becoming a member of the board, visit the Governor’s Appointment Office website or email their office at appointments@eog.myflorida.com.

Board Staff

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Anthony B. Spivey, D.B.A.
Executive Director
Responsibilities: Coordination of Budget; Analyzes & Tracks Legislation; Interaction with Board Members
Gail Curry
Program Operations Administrator
Responsibilities: Administrative Issues, New Legislation and Rules, assist Executive Director
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Kelly Woodard
Supervisor/Consultant
Responsibilities: Supervisor of the Clinical Laboratory Personnel licensure section; reviews training program applications and oversees the Licensing Processes.
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Nicole Wiley
Regulatory Specialist II
Responsibilities: Reviews applications for licensure for last names beginning with the letters A-H
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Alisha Mughal
Regulatory Specialist II
Responsibilities: Reviews applications for licensure for the last names beginning with the letters I-O.
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Ashley Stelly
Regulatory Specialist II
Responsibilities: Reviews applications for licensure for last names beginning with the letters P-Z
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Karen Miller
Administrative Assistant II
Responsibilities: Board and Committee Meeting agendas, assists Executive Director
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Keri Kilgore
Regulatory Specialist II
Responsibilities: Responsible for continuing education provider/course approval, and reactivation of clinical laboratory personnel licenses
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Martha Gold
Regulatory Specialist I
Responsibilities: Receptionist and various administrative functions
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Legal Counsel

Larry Harris
Assistant Attorney General/Board Counsel