Our Team - Digital Optometrics

Our Team

Leadership

  • Licensed Doctor of Optometry for more than 20 years
  • Owned and operated retail optical businesses located in stores of a major national retailer
  • Owned and operated a commercial optical laboratory serving optical providers and government programs in the New York Metropolitan area
  • Education – Johns Hopkins University and State University of New York, College of Optometry

HOWARD S. FRIED, O.D.

PRESIDENT
  • Vice Chairman and General Counsel of NYSE company engaged in diversified businesses throughout the United States
  • President/Chairman of a national facilities service company for 25 years
  • Education – Accounting and Law Degrees

BURTON T. FRIED

CHAIRMAN
  • Chief Financial Officer and Controller with large optical retail providers for more than 20 years.
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Education – Accounting, Magna Cum Laude, State University of New York

DARLENE P. CETTINA

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
  • Optical software engineer – more than 25 years of experience.
  • Ophthalmic software engineer
  • Certified by the American Board of Opticianry, American Board of Opticianry Master and former National Contact Lens Examiners
  • A+ Certified CompTIA Computer Technician
  • Numerous awards for achievement and leadership
  • Education – Business management, software development, refractometry and contact lens technology

KEN VAN CLEAVE

DIRECTOR OF SOFTWARE ENGINEERING
  • Senior level IT professional with expertise in evaluating, planning, coordinating and implementing infrastructure solutions globally
  • Over 35 years of experience in managing global It operations and service delivery to ensure maximum project efficiency with a major designer, manufacturer and distributor of eyewear and a national firm engaged in vision and eye care benefits.
  • Education – Electronics Engineering Technology (R.E.T.S.)

CHARLES DOWALO

CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER
  • Over 33 years of ophthalmic field experience specializing in the assessment, design and installation of equipment serving for many years as a Technical Director
  • Education – Digital Electronics, Technical Institute

FRANK BALESTRA

SENIOR APPLICATION SPECIALIST
  • Extensive experience in organizational learning and development in support of optometric services for more than 20 years.
  • Director of learning and development and Director of training and development for large optical retail providers
  • Licensed optician
  • Advisory board member for a college ophthalmic technologies program.

JIM MUNIZ

DIRECTOR OF TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT
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