NJSOP History

The NJSOP has a history dating back to 1903. See just how far we've come, here.

Past Presidents

1903 - Dr. F.C. Leaming (Trenton)

1904 - Dr. George Applegate (Trenton)

1905 – Dr. F.H. Hewlett (Patterson)

1906 – Dr. L.B. Hilborn (Newark)

1907 – Dr. R.G. Smith (Jersey City)

1908 - Dr. J. J. Hartman (Newark)

1909 – 11 – Dr. L.A. Rochat (Jersey City)

1912 - Dr. C. J. Brotherly (Newark)

1913 – Dr. F.C. Leaming (Trenton)

1914 – 15 – Dr. H. Berman (Jersey City)

1916 – 17 – Dr. P.A. Bourke (Paterson)

1918 – Dr. W.B. Reilly (Asbury Park)

1920 – Dr. George Fitzsimmons (Passaic)

1921 – Dr. James Bergen (Paterson)

1922 – Dr. J.E. Jaekle (Jersey City)

1923 – Dr. C. J. Brotherly (Newark)

1924 – 25 – Dr. Joseph Salov (Newark)

1926 – Dr. J. Otis Wheeler (Salem)

1927 – Dr. Anson Ball (Dover)

1928 – 29 – Dr. John Knoblock (West New York)

1930 – 31 – Dr. Charles W. Casper (Newark)

1932 – Dr. Joseph F. Heine (Asbury Park)

1933 – Dr. Jarles Jacknowitz (Union City)

1934 – 35 – Dr. Earl H. Ridgeway (Trenton)

1936 – 37 – Dr. Albert Gaal (Irvington)

1938 – 39 – Dr. Benjamin M. Wilson (Trenton)

1940 – 41 – Dr. Walter Oelschlager (Newark)

1942 – Dr. Harold Simmerman (Pitman)

1943 – 45 – Dr. Harry Ehrlich (New Brunswick)

1946 – Dr. Emanuel C. Nurock (Trenton)

1947 – Dr. John J. Brown (Perth Amboy)

1948 - ???

1949 – 50 – Dr. Harold Bookstaber (????)

1951 – Dr. S. Benjamin Sobel (Clifton)

1952 – 53 – Dr. Philip Jackman (Hackensack

1954 – 55 – Dr. George McEaney (Asbury Park)

1956 – 58 – Dr. Paul Ellin (Paterson)

1959 – 60 – Dr. Theodore Altschuler (????)

1961 – 62 – Dr. Herbert L. Moss (Woodbridge)

1963 – 64 – Dr. Rovert H. Maclead (Morris Plains)

1964 – 66 – Dr. Leslie C. Mintz (Passaic)

1967 – Dr. Sidney M. Goldstein (Bridgeton)

1968 – 69 – Dr. Mario P. Constantin (Trenton)

1970 – 71 – Dr. Mario J. Pallotta (Glen Rock)

1972 – 73 – Dr. Harvey A. Wilson (Trenton)

1974 – 75 – Dr. Charles S. Papier (Pennington)

1976 – Dr. Arnold Klein (Clifton)

1977 – Dr. Samuel Krantzow (Passaic)

1978 – Dr. Roy Soloff (Atlantic City)

1979 – 80 – Dr. Kenneth Brehne (Old Bridge)

1981 – 82 – Dr. Barry Schneider (Manalapan)

1983 – Dr. Stanley Roever (Clifton)

1984 – 85 – Dr. Burnett Eglow – Hasbrouck Heights

1986 – 87 – Dr. Jay DeMesquita (Pennsauken)

1988 – 89 - Dr. Larry Fuerman (Atlantic City)

1989 – 90 – Dr. Stanley Ravine (Wall Township)

1991 – 92 – Dr. Markus Barth (Lawrenceville)

1993 – 94 – Dr. Harvey Wolbransky (Camden)

1995 – 96 – Dr. Leonard Steiner (Oakhurst)

1997 – 98 – Dr. Randolph Brooks ( Ledgewood)

1999 – 2000 – Dr. Thomas F. Dorrity, Jr. (Belleville)

2001 – 02 – Dr. Christopher Quinn (Iselin)

2002 - 03 - Dr. Richard J. Favreau (Franklin)

2003 – 04 - Dr. Daniel Desrivieres (Orange)

2004 – 05 - Dr. Kimberly K. Friedman (Moorestown)

2005 – 06 - Dr. Leonard J. Press (Fairlawn)

2006 – 07 - Dr. Michael J. Veliky (Rochelle Park)

2008 – 09 - Dr. Harvey B. Richman (Manasquan)

2009 – 10 - Dr. Michael J. Siegel (Ledgewood)

2010 – 11- Dr. Charles H. Fitzpatrick (Cherry Hill)

2011 – 12 -Dr. William R. Marcolini (Iselin)

2012 -  13- Dr. Rodolfo L.  Rodriguez (North Bergen)

2013 – 14- Dr. Maria S. Richman (Manasquan)

2014 – 15- Dr. Edward W. Harmer (Carteret)

2015 – 16- Dr. George W. Veliky (Iselin)

2016 – 17- Dr. William J. Ference (Pompton Plains)

2017- 18- Dr. Kenneth Daniels (Hopewell)

2018 - 19- Dr. Susan D'Emic (Red Bank)

2019 - 20- Dr. Ray Corbin-Simon (Piscataway)

2020 - 21- Dr. Trinae Rosato (Alpha)

2021 - 22- Dr. Todd Gershenow ( Middletown)

 

NJSOP Constitution/Bylaws - click here to download PDF

As Revised 12/14/2022  --  Member login required.

 

Guidelines

DON'Ts

  1. Do Not--in fact or appearance--discuss or exchange information with actual or potential competitors regarding any of the following matters, either at NJSOP or Local Society sponsored meetings or social gatherings:
    1. Individual company prices, price changes, price differentials, mark-ups, discounts, warranties, allowances, credit terms, costs, production levels, capacity, sales, etc.
    2. Plans of individual companies concerning the design, production, distribution or marketing of particular products, including proposed territories or customers.
    3. Division or limitation of sales to particular territories, customers or classes of customers.
    4. Refusal to sell to or purchase from, or termination or modification of sales or purchase arrangements with representatives, distributors, or other third parties, or prices or terms of sale or resale by customers.
    5. Industry pricing policies, price levels, price changes, differentials and/or changes in industry production, capacity or inventories.
    6. Matters relating to actual or potential individual suppliers or customers that might exclude them from any market or of influencing the business conduct of firms toward such suppliers or customers.
    7. Limiting or eliminating competition in any way, or efforts to create a monopoly.
  2. Do not discuss or exchange information regarding the above matters during social gatherings incidental to NJSOP or Local Society sponsored meetings, even in jest.
  3. Do not meet without Local Society leaders or counsel present.

DOs

  1. Before meetings, prepare and have counsel review agendas of particular items to be discussed at meetings and adhere to the agenda unless additional matters for discussion have been approved in advance by NJSOP or Local Society leaders or counsel.
  2. Ensure that draft meeting minutes are promptly prepared after each meeting, reviewed by counsel, and then circulated to members present at the meeting to determine that the minutes accurately reflect the proceedings.
  3. Protest any discussions or meeting activities which appear to violate the antitrust laws or the NJSOP Antitrust Compliance Policy and Guidelines; disassociate yourself from any such discussions or activities and leave any meeting in which they continue. Be sure that NJSOP staff and counsel are made aware of any such activities.
  4. Provide Local Society leaders and staff with a copy of this checklist and have a copy available for reference at all Local Society sponsored meetings.

NJSOP AWARD RECIPIENTS

COMPLETE LISTING
1968 - Present

Young Optometrist of the Year

Special Recognition Award (Student Leader or Other)

President's Award (Immediate Past President)

Presidential Special Recognition Award (Short Term Projects)

Chairperson of the Year (NJSOP Committees)

Communications Award

Special Purpose Award (Nominations/Awards Committee - Short Term Project)

Meritorious Service Award (Staff/Advisors)

Journalism Award

New Use of Media Award

Public Service Award

Local Society of the Year Award

Scientific Achievement Award

Dr. Paul Berman Distinguished Service Award

Optometrist of the Year Award (18-24 months)

E.C. Nurock Award (Lifetime Achievment)

Strategic Plan

In February 2020, the NJSOP Executive Board, Board of Directors, and staff convened to develop a three-year strategic plan in addition to developing an updated Vision and Mission Statement. Due to the pandemic the NJSOP Board of Directors has decided to renew the Strategic Plan for another three years: 2022 through 2025.

Mission
The NJSOP advocates, communicates, and educates to advance the optometric profession.

Vision
To protect and improve health through vision care.

Strategic Plan