Denice Barsness, CRA COMT, ROUB, CDOS, FOPS
Denice Barsness has been enthusiastically involved in ophthalmic education since 1980 and has lectured for organizations such as the Joint Commission of Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO), the Ophthalmic Photographers’ Society (OPS) the Association of Technical Personnel in Ophthalmology (ATPO), and the Association of Surgical Ophthalmic Nurses (ASORN).
She is a past president and a Fellow of the Ophthalmic Photographers’ Society and has been a Certified Ophthalmic Technologist (COMT) since 1992. She was certified as a Retinal Angiographer (CRA) in 1982 and passed the Registered Ophthalmic Ultrasonic Biometrist (ROUB) exam given by the (ARDMS) in January of 1999 and the (CDOS) in 2005.
Denice is currently employed as the Technical Director for Eye Professional Services and the Department of Ophthalmology for the California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco, California.
Mark Maio, FOPS
Mark Maio is President of InVision, Inc., an imaging consulting service. He has a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Photography, a Master of Arts in Humanities and a Master of Fine Arts in Photography and Communication Design. In 2012 he was awarded the Outstanding Contribution to Ophthalmic Photography by the Ophthalmic Photographers’ Society (OPS).
In over 35 years of working in the field of ophthalmic imaging, he has held positions as Director of Ophthalmic Photography at Emory University, Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo, and Adjunct Professor of Photography in the Biomedical Photography program at Rochester Institute of Technology.
In 1990, while at SUNY Buffalo, Mark instituted the first and only Bachelor of Science degree program in ophthalmic photography, and in 1999 he developed the first high-resolution digital imaging system in ophthalmology. Since then he has continued working in the commercial sector. Former positions include Director of Strategic Technology for ORBIS International’s Flying Eye Hospital, imaging consultant for Haag-Streit USA, Director of Science and Technology at OIS (Ophthalmic Imaging Systems) and President of Escalon Digital Solutions.
Mark’s professional work is divided between ophthalmic imaging and fine art photography. His fine art images have been exhibited in museums and galleries across the country in addition to being included in many public collections. A portfolio of 12 prints of his work was purchased by the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography in 2007 for inclusion in the Eastman House permanent collection.
Currently his primary clients are Haag-Streit USA and KEH Camera.