Johnson Named SCO Board Chair
New Orleans optometrist Jarrett Johnson, OD '90, was recently named Chair of the Board of Trustees at Southern College of Optometry (SCO) in Memphis. Dr. Johnson holds a Masters in Public Health from Tulane University and is a Past President of the New Orleans Optometric Society.
Dr. Johnson has worked in numerous public service roles, including Coordinator of Mobile Clinics for Vision Service Plan and the Red Cross’s Hurricane Katrina Project. She has also held several positions with the Great Expectations Foundation, including Vice President of Community and Organizational Development, in which she oversaw the Infant Mortality Review Project.
She has also served as a consultant for various federal healthcare grant programs, as Chief of Optometry for the New Orleans Health Corporation and as Minority Outreach Coordinator with a New Orleans AIDS Task Force. A past recipient of the Optometry Association of Louisiana’s Public Service Award, she has been in private practice since 1994 and is the owner of Primary Eye Care in New Orleans.
Dr. Johnson has served on the board for Lighthouse for the Blind, published a number of articles, and serves as an advisor to the Louisiana Healthcare Quality Forum’s Quality Measurement Committee. She has also co-chaired SCO’s “Envision Our Progress” campaign with OAL Executive Director and fellow SCO Board member James Sandefur, OD.
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