Molly McGinty-Tauren was selected to serve on the ABCMO Board in 2012 to help ensure alignment with the professional career concerns of younger optometry practitioners. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan in 1998 and her optometry degree from the New England College of Optometry in 2002. She completed VA residency training in the specialty of ocular disease at the Battle Creek VA where she is now an attending optometrist. She is responsible for the coordination of the facility’s ocular disease residency and holds faculty appointments at the Illinois College of Optometry, the Michigan College of Optometry and the Chicago College of Optometry.
Dr. McGinty-Tauren is President of the National Association of VA Optometrists. She is also a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and has served on the Academy’s admittance committee since 2013. Her professional endeavors emphasize postgraduate clinical education, the specialization of medical optometry, and upholding the highest degree of professional competence in the service of Veteran health care.