MSO Executive Board

Officers

Valerie Ricciardi, O.D. Valerie Ricciardi, O.D.
President

Dr. Valarie A. Ricciardi has been practicing for over 28 years graduating from the New England College of Optometry in 1988. She is a graduate from Assumption College in 1984. She is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Massachusetts Society of Optometrists of which she was the secretary for several years.
Matthew Forgues, O.D. President Matthew Forgues, O.D.
Immediate Past President
Forgues Doctors of Optometry
Shrewsbury-Worcester
508-574-1515

​As President of the MSO, Dr. Forgues is committed to continuing the association’s mission to advance the quality, availability and accessibility of eye, vision and related health care in Massachusetts.

A third-generation optometrist, Dr. Forgues practices primary eye care with his father, Dr. Mark Forgues, Jr., at Forgues Eyecare, with locations in both Worcester and Shrewsbury. Dr. Forgues is a 1999 graduate of the New England College of Optometry.

Melanie MacBeth, OD Melanie MacBeth, O.D.
Secretary

Dr. Melanie Macbeth received her Doctor of Optometry from the New England College of Optometry in Boston in 2004, and is a 1997 graduate of Colby College in Maine.   Dr. Macbeth practices at MyEyeDr. in Belmont (formerly Bennett Family Eye Care).  Her specialties include orthokeratology, specialty contact lenses, and myopia control.  In 2019, Dr. Macbeth earned the distinguished title of Fellow of the International Academy of Orthokeratology and Myopia Control
Michael Cohn, O.D.
Treasurer

Dr. Cohn graduated from the New England College of Optometry in 1977. He is a past president of the MSO a past chair of the Managed Care Committee and remains a member of the legal/legislative committee. Dr. Cohn has been in private practice for over forty years in both Auburn and Westborough and practices with his wife Dr. Suzanne Lucash and his son Dr. Jeffrey Cohn.



Brian Wadman, O.D. MOPAC Representative

Brian Wadman, O.D.
Vice President and MOPAC Representative
Vision Source
​Greenfield
413-772-2571

Dr. Wadman is a graduate of Deerfield Academy and the College of Wooster in Ohio. He received his optometric education at The New England College of Optometry in Boston, getting his Doctor of Optometry degree in 1985. Following his graduation, Dr. Wadman had three years of intense training in eye examinations, contact lens fitting, and the detection of ocular diseases while associated with an Ophthalmology practice in Plymouth, MA.  He is a member of the Contact Lens Section of the AOA as well as a candidate to the American Academy of Optometry, and has been in private practice since 1985.


District Chairs

Angela Abraham, O.D.

Boston​
abrahama@neco.edu

Boston
Brookline
Cambridge
Somerville ​
Alan Leavitt, O.D.

Cape Cod
508-477-7423
mobileglaucoma@comcast.net

  • Bourne
  • Brewster
  • Chatham
  • Dennis
  • Eastham
  • Falmouth
  • Harwich
  • Mashpee
  • Orleans
  • Provincetown
  • Sandwich
  • Truro
  • Wellfleet
  • Yarmouth
  • ​Aquinnah
  • Chilmark
  • Edgartown
  • Gosnold
  • Oak Bluffs
  • Tisbury
  • West Tisbury
  • ​Nantucket
Michael Cohn, O.D.

Central
508-832-9392
drlucohn@aol.com

  • Acton
  • Ashburnham
  • Ashby
  • Ayer
  • Athol
  • Auburn
  • Barre
  • Berlin
  • Bolton
  • Boxborough
  • Boylston
  • Brookfield
  • Charlton
  • Clinton
  • Douglas
  • Dudley
  • East Brookfield
  • Fitchburg
  • Gardner
  • Grafton
  • Groton
  • Hardwick
  • Harvard
  • Holden
  • Hubbardston
  • Hudson
  • Lancaster
  • Leicester
  • Leominster
  • Littleton
  • Lunenburg
  • Marlborough
  • Maynard
  • Millbury
  • New Braintree
  • North Brookfield
  • Northborough
  • Northbridge
  • Oakham
  • Oxford
  • Paxton
  • Pepperell
  • Petersham
  • Phillipston
  • Princeton
  • Royalston
  • Rutland
  • Shrewsbury
  • Shirley
  • Southborough
  • Southbridge
  • Spencer
  • Sterling
  • Stow
  • Sturbridge
  • Sutton
  • Templeton
  • Townsend
  • ​Upton
  • Uxbridge
  • Warren
  • Webster
  • West Boylston
  • West Brookfield
  • Westborough
  • Westminster
  • Winchendon
  • Worcester
David Metsch , OD

Northshore


  • Amesbury
  • Andover
  • Beverly
  • Billerica
  • Boxford
  • Carlisle
  • Chelmsford
  • Danvers
  • Dracut
  • Dunstable
  • Essex
  • Georgetown
  • Gloucester
  • Groveland
  • Hamilton
  • Haverhill
  • Ipswich
  • Lawrence
  • Lowell
  • Lynn
  • Lynnfield
  • Manchester by the sea
  • Marblehead
  • Merrimac
  • Methuen
  • Middleton
  • Nahant
  • Newbury
  • Newburyport
  • North Andover
  • North Reading
  • Peabody
  • Rockport
  • Rowley
  • Salem
  • Salisbury
  • Swampscott
  • Topsfield
  • Tewksbury
  • Tyngsborough
  • Wenham
  • Westford
  • West Newbury
  • Willmington
Jeanne Hopkins, O.D.

Norfolk
617-770-1505
jhopkins@manetchc.org

  • Avon
  • Bellingham
  • Blackstone
  • Braintree
  • Canton
  • Cohasset
  • Foxborough
  • Franklin
  • Hingham
  • Holbrook
  • Hopedale
  • Hull
  • Mendon
  • Millville
  • Milton
  • Norfolk
  • Plainville
  • Quincy
  • Randolph
  • Sharon
  • Stoughton
  • Walpole
  • Weymouth
  • Wrentham
Kani Brown, O.D.

Western
413-584-6666
kbyrdbrown@gmail.com

  • Adams
  • Alford
  • Becket
  • Cheshire
  • Clarksburg
  • Dalton
  • Egremont
  • Florida
  • Great Barrington
  • Hancock
  • Hinsdale
  • Lanesborough
  • Lee
  • Lenox
  • Monterey
  • Mt. Washington
  • New Ashford
  • New Marlborough
  • North Adams
  • Otis
  • Peru
  • Pittsfield
  • Richmond
  • Sandisfield
  • Savoy
  • Sheffield
  • Stockbridge
  • Tyringham
  • ​Washington
  • West Stockbridge
  • Williamstown
  • Windsor
  • Ashfield
  • Bernardston
  • Buckland
  • Charlemont
  • Colrain
  • Conway
  • Deerfield
  • Erving
  • Gill
  • Greenfield
  • Hawley
  • Heath
  • Leverett
  • Leyden
  • Monroe
  • Montague
  • New Salem
  • Northfield
  • Orange
  • Rowe
  • Shelburne
  • Shutesbury
  • Sunderland
  • Warwick
  • Wendell
  • Whately
  • Agawam
  • Blandford
  • Brimfield
  • Chester
  • Chicopee
  • East Longmeadow
  • Granville
  • Hampden
  • Holland
  • Holyoke
  • Longmeadow
  • Ludlow
  • Monson
  • Montgomery
  • Palmer
  • Russell
  • Southwick
  • Springfield
  • Holland
  • Wales
  • West Springfield
  • Westfield
  • Wilbraham
  • Amherst
  • Belchertown
  • Chesterfield
  • Cummington
  • Easthampton
  • Goshen
  • Granby
  • Hadley
  • Hatfield
  • Huntington
  • Middlefield
  • Northampton
  • Pelham
  • Plainfield
  • South Hadley
  • Southampton
  • Ware
  • Westhampton
  • Williamsburg
  • Worthington
Maryke Neiberg, O.D.,
Dean of Optometry

MCPHS School of Optometry Representative
508-373-5707
Maryke.neiberg@mcphs.edu
Howard Purcell, O.D., F.A.A.O.,
President

New England College of Optometry Representative
617-266-6243
Howardp@neco.edu