The Illinois Eye Institute’s senior director of government and external affairs, Vince Brandys, OD ’90, along with fellow alumni Timothy Wingert, OD ’79 and Pete Kehoe, OD ’84, have been inducted into the National Academies of Practice. They were installed Saturday, April 5 during the NAP Membership Banquet and Induction Ceremony in Alexandria, Va.
The NAP is a nonprofit professional organization of distinguished practitioners and scholars from 10 health disciplines, including optometry. Only 150 members may be elected to each of the 10 academies. The NAP advises public policy makers on health care issues from the perspective of experts across numerous disciplines.
“Working with all health care providers is necessary to provide the best care for each and every patient,” says Dr. Brandys. “The NAP enables providers to share information and educate ourselves on the latest public health and clinical research. Acting as a unified voice in Washington reinforces our commitment to our patients and their families.”
Other ICO inductees in recent years include Christine Allison, OD, Arol Augsburger, OD, Sandra Block, OD ’81, Janice Jurkus, OD ’74 and Dominic Maino, OD ’78.