Contact NJSOP

We're here to help. If you have questions or need any assistance, please feel free to contact our staff. 
Our offices are located at:

New Jersey Society of Optometric Physicians
4 AAA Drive, Suite 204
Hamilton, NJ 08691-1813 

Phone: (609) 323-4012
Fax: (609) 323-4014

The NJSOP Team

Howard Cooper

Howard Cooper

Executive Director

Mr. Howard Cooper has served as Executive Director of the NJSOP since August 2008. Prior to coming on-board at NJSOP, Mr. Cooper served as the executive officer of the Home Builders Association of Bucks and Montgomery Counties, where he oversaw and managed day-to-day operations for the 650+ member association.

phone: (609) 323-4012, x116

Katie Van Hise

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Director of Communications
& Marketing

Ms. Van Hise became a part of the NJSOP family in September 2008, following her move to New Jersey from central New York. On par with her love of writing and knack for bringing people together, she manages both the media relations and internal communications programs for the Association. If it has to do with communications, Katie has a hand in it.

phone: (609) 323-4012, x110

Sharon Kais

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Associate Executive Director

Ms. Kais joined the NJSOP staff in June 1986 as Executive Secretary and has held the positions of Director of Education and most recently in January 2020, Associate Executive Director. She is responsible for office management, meeting and seminar management and educational grant procurement, and works closely with the Executive Director to chart NJSOP's future growth.  She serves as staff liaison to the Executive Director, Board of Directors, Member Recruitment & Benefits Center, Clinical Care Center, and the Dr. Richard J. Favreau Health Foundation.  Ms. Kais also serves as an Officer on the Dr. Leslie Mintz Scholarship Foundation Board of Trustees.

phone: (609) 323-4012, x117

Edna McKinney

Administrative Assistant

Ms. McKinney joined the NJSOP staff in December of 2006 as a temporary Administrative Assistant. During that time she focused her attention on the Oral Pharmaceutical Course and helped process the 500+ registrations and phone calls.  Her enthusiasm and competency was valued so much that she was asked to join the team as a permanent full time employee in January 2007.

phone: (609) 323-4012, x114