Molly McGinty-Tauren was selected to serve on the ABCMO Board to help ensure alignment with the professional career concerns of younger optometry practitioners. She is a member of the medical staff and an attending optometrist at the Battle Creek VA Medical Center. There she directs the student externship program for optometry students, serves as a collaborating member of the medical center’s optometry residency program in ocular disease, and holds faculty appointments at the affiliated optometry schools.
She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan in 1998 and her OD degree in 2002 from the New England College of Optometry. She completed a VA residency in ocular disease in 2003 and spent a year with a private ophthalmology practice before her appointment at the VA Medical Center. She resides in the greater Kalamazoo area with her husband and two young children.