KPASCO Candidate Biographies

October 2013

Secretary Candidate Biographies

Madhu Chawla

My name is Madhu Chawla and I am running for the office of KPASCO secretary in this fall's election. In my first term as secretary, as well as in my almost 6 years as a Kaiser Optometrist, I have supported our doctors and worked to protect and advance our profession.

Some of the ways in which I have served our colleagues, profession, and community are as follows:

Service to and on behalf of KPASCO:

  • Current KPASCO secretary
  • KPASCO rep for a total of 5 years first at Panorama City, then West LA, and now Woodland Hills.
  • KPASCO rep glaucoma subcommittee member
  • KPASCO rep contact lens practice subcommittee member
  • Education Committee Chair (Annual Optometry Symposium Development)
  • Eye Care Technology Committee member
  • ICD 10 Committee representative for Southern California ODs
  • Low Vision Subcommittee member
  • LMP Council member at Woodland Hills

Service to the Profession of Optometry:

  • California State Board of Optometry: Current Board Member
  • Committee participation on behalf of the State Board: Practice and Education Committee (Chair); Legislative Committee; Public Relations Committee
  • National Board of Examiners in Optometry: Past Proctor and Examiner
  • International and local eye care clinics including service to underserved populations in India, South Africa, Chile, Laos, Romania, Los Angeles, Boston, and San Diego.

Service to our community:

  • Reading tutor for the Los Angeles Public Library System
  • Support of the shelter for homeless veterans

Throughout my years at Kaiser, I have enjoyed getting to know and work with many of you. I sincerely appreciate your past support and respectfully ask for your vote in the upcoming election.


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