Past Presidents

The following RIOA members have served as President of our proud and storied Association.  We are indebted to them all.   

November 3, 1903
   Hiram Murray, Pres. Pro Tem.

Walter Blake - 1903-04

Walter Davis - 1905

John Dodae - 1906

Fred Neff - 1907

William Wilson - 1908

Herbert Cunningham - 1909

S. Arthur Dodge - 1910

Harris Felman - 1911

Ned Stiles - 1912

John Ward - 1913

Stowell Sherman - 1914

Angus McDonald - 1915

G. Frederic Beane - 1916

Thomas Tarbox - 1917

Peter Ochs - 1918

Francis Close - 1919

Eric Berkander - 1920

John Saunders - 1921

Julius Dockman - 1922

Harold Lake - 1923

Harry Daniels - 1924

Frank Card - 1925

Everett Stuart - 1926

Kenneth Armstrong - 1928

Raoul Cartier -1929

Hugh Cunningham - 1930

Carl Jagolinzer - 1931

M. Curtis Silva - 1932

Frederick Harvey - 1933

Thomas Costa - 1934

Edmund Hughes - 1935

F. Wellington Putnam - 1936

Gerardo Palmieri - 1937

Jeremiah Bainton - 1938

Irving Rice - 1939

Frederick Mooney - 1940

Aime Thuotte - 1941

Raynold Duclos - 1942

Alexander MacBeth - 1943

Harold Kierstead - 1944

Benjamin Garfinkle - 1945

Edward Troendle - 1946

T. Francis Fogarty - 1947

Maurice Lague - 1948

Joseph Miller - 1949

Lester Thomas - 1950

Ernest McVay - 1951

Richard Albert - 1952

Richard Duffy - 1953

James Tramonti - 1954

Allan Wardell - 1955-56

Frank Herrera - 1957

Francis Lukasiewicz - 1958

Leo Lemoi - 1959

Joseph Mittleman - 1960

Bernard Bernstein - 1961-62

Frank DiChiara - 1963

Hayvis Woolf - 1964

Peter Eudenbach - 1965

Harvey Fellman - 1966

Richard Albert - 1967-68

Morton Silverman - 1969-70

Benjamin Hamilton - 1971

David Ferris - 1972 *

Roland DeCesare - 1973

LeRoy Bartlett - 1974

Alfred Rosati - 1975

Thomas Sheehan - 1976

Howard Coleman - 1977

David Vito - 1978

Ronald Serra - 1979

Paul DeCesare - 1980

Robert Miller - 1981-83

Harrison Smiley, II - 1983-85

Ronald Hall - 1985-87

Joseph Osmanski - 1987-88

Scott Surdut - 1988-89

David Mills - 1989-90

Thomas Cesaro - 1990-91

Joe Rowey - 1991-92

Robert Child - 1992-1993

Steven Kreiger - 1993-94

Alessi Rispoli - 1994-95

Monique Picard Root - 1995

Richard Belhumeur - 1995-97

Louise DiChiara Pastore - 1997-98

Samuel Montalto - 1998-1999

George Brown - 1999-00

David De Ruosi - 2000-01

Pamela Blodgett - 2001-03

Elliot Waterman - 2003-05

Fatima Raposo - 2005-2007

Stephen Montaquila - 2007-09

Michael Bellucci - 2009-11

Paul Zerbinopoulos - 2011-13

William Freitas - 2013-15

Elissa Contillo - 2015-2017

Brian Kiley - 2017 to present  

*          Also served as President of the American Optometric Association.