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Tasmania Elects First Female President

The Tasmanian Division of Optometrists Association Australia has elected its first female president in its 60 plus year history.

Hobart optometrist Karen Garner was elected president after serving as vice-president since 2007. She replaces Tim Powell who did not seek re-election.

Ms. Garner graduated from Queensland University of Technology in 1998 and after working for OPSM in Geelong for a year, has spent most of the past decade working in Tasmania. Soon after her return to Tasmania she accepted the part-time position as project officer for the Tasmanian Vision and Eye Health Initiative, while also working as an optometrist for Budget Eyewear in Hobart.

Ms. Garner is joined on the Tasmanian Board by Diane Jones, who replaces long serving director and former president Gregg Dennis, who had stepped down. It is the first time that the Tasmanian Board has had two serving female directors.