Charles F. Mullen, O.D., Founder
Building institutions of quality education, forming national health care policy, and strengthening urban communities through quality optometric and ophthalmic care are just a few of the notable honors that can be attributed to Dr. Charles F. Mullen. After retiring as President of the Illinois College of Optometry, Dr. Mullen served on numerous boards helping to shape federal initiatives. In 2009 he was inducted into the National Optometry Hall of Fame.
The incorporators shall serve as the initial officers and have established a pro tempore Board of four Directors of senior optometrists recognized as having extensive national experience in optometry education, clinical affairs and health administration and one non-OD representing the public interest. Ex officio board memberships will be extended to individuals representing other optometry organizations who shall each nominate their representative to serve two-year terms.
ABOS operations are currently underwritten by grants from the incorporators and board members shall serve without compensation.