MSO Executive Board

Officers

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

Dr.Valarie A Ricciardi has been practicing for over 32 years , she graduated from the New England College of Optometry in1988 and Assumption College in 1984.  She has been active in The MSO for 28 years in several capacities. She has served as Central District Chair , Committee chair, Secretary and now President. She is a member of the Board of Trustees at the New England College of Optometry.  She practices in Worcester and Spencer with her husband Dr.Brian Thamel and her niece Dr. Nicole(Horn)Cerio and the future Dr. Lauren Thamel. Together they specialize in medical eyecare, Vision Therapy and Dry eye Management.
Jeanne Marie Hopkins, OD

Jeanne Marie Hopkins, OD
2nd Vice President

Dr. Jeanne Hopkins received her Doctor of Optometry from the New England College of Optometry in Boston in 1991, and her undergraduate degree in biology from Trinity College in 1987.  She completed an ocular disease residency at Eye Health Services in Weymouth in 1992.

She is currently the Director of Vision Services at Manet Community Health Center in Quincy, MA where she opened the first eye clinic in 2015.  She joined The Brockton Neighborhood Health Center in 2013 when they opened the first eye clinic before transitioning to Manet. 

Jeanne's first exposure to working in the field of optometry was when she worked in the office of Dr. Lester Brackley, OD and Dr. Richard Houghton, OD in Quincy while in high school.  She has worked in private practice in her home town of Quincy, MA for many years.  Jeanne has been a member of the MSO and was the Norfolk District Representative before assume the role of 2nd Vice President. 

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
317-448-1758
drummingdoc@comcast.net


  • 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
Kristen Brown, O.D.

Metrowest
Brownk@neco.edu
  • Ashland
  • Dedham
  • Dover
  • Framingham
  • Holliston
  • Hopkinton
  • Medfield
  • Medway
  • Milford
  • Millis
  • Natick
  • Needham
  • Newton
  • Norwood
  • Sherborn
  • Sudbury
  • Waltham
  • Watertown
  • Watertown
  • Wayland
  • Wellesley
  • Weston
  • Westwood
Jessica Crooker, O.D.

South Shore
JCrooker@gmail.com
  • Attleboro
  • Abington
  • Berkley
  • Bridgewater
  • Brockton
  • Carver
  • Dighton
  • Duxbury
  • East Bridgewater
  • Easton
  • Fall River
  • Freetown
  • Halifax
  • Hanover
  • Hanson
  • Kingston
  • Lakeville
  • Mansfield
  • Marion
  • Marshfield
  • Mattapoisett
  • Middleborough
  • North Attleborough
  • Norton
  • Norwell
  • Pembroke
  • Plymouth
  • Plympton
  • Raynham
  • Rehoboth
  • Rochester
  • Rockland
  • Scituate
  • Seekonk
  • Somerset
  • Swansea
  • Taunton
  • Wareham
  • West Bridgewater
  • Whitman
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
Purcellh@neco.edu