Class Notes, Spring 2013

Chad Toomey 1994

Chad Toomey 1994

Chad Toomey ’94 has accepted a firefighter position with the Forest Grove Fire Department. Toomey has worked at the Pacific University Outback since 1997 and also served as a volunteer firefighter. “It is such a privilege to be accepted into this fine staff of professionals,” he said. “At the same time, I will be saying farewell to a wonderfully supportive organization — Pacific University. These are exciting times!”

Paul Berman 1975

Paul Berman 1975

Paul Berman O.D. ’75 was honored at the White House on Oct. 2, 2012, for his work as founder and global clinical adviser of the Special Olympics Lions Clubs International Opening Eyes program, in which volunteers provide vision tests, as well as protective sports goggles and prescription eyeglasses as needed, to all Special Olympics participants. Dr. Berman developed the program in 1991, during his term as president of the AOA Sports Vision Section, and the Lions Clubs International Foundation assumed sponsorship in 2001. A widely recognized sports vision practitioner, Berman has a practice in Hackensack, N.J., and has received many professional recognitions for his work.

General Comments

Nancy (Pickering) Jack '01, MAT '06

Nancy (Pickering) Jack ’01, MAT ’06 and her husband, Cameron, welcomed daughter Olivia Ruth on July 25. She weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces. The Rev. LouAnn (Lamb) Pickering ’76 is the baby’s grandmother, and Jim Pickering ’04 is an uncle.

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Abbie Jordan '01, OD '04

Abbie Jordan ’01, OD ’04 placed second in the Coeur d’Alene Triathlon and Duathlon in August 2014.

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Berina (Woods) Tuttle '01

Berina (Woods) Tuttle '01

Berina (Woods) Tuttle and husband Joel Tuttle OD ’07 welcomed daughter Liviana Autumn on May 12, 2014. They have spent the last few years in Jamaica serving with the organization Mission of Sight. The family is now spending a year in New Jersey, where Joel is being mobilized as an optometrist in the Army Reserves. 

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Sonya Camilli PA '02

Sonya Camilli PA has joined the Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital Family Medicine office in Michigan. She previously worked in surgical practices in Oregon.

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EJ Cortez '02

EJ Cortez '02

EJ Cortez welcomed son Vincent Malukoa Sather in May 2014. 

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Jarrod Karnofski '02, PT '05

Jarrod Karnofski ’02, PT ’05 married Vinessa Elsberry on July 12, 2014.

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Kevin Rogers MA '02, MHA '11

Kevin Rogers MA ’02, MHA ’11 is the associate director of Hawai‘i/Pacific Basin Area Health Education Center in Honolulu.

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