~ Dr. Charlotte Nielsen ~

Dr. Nielsen is a member of the Illinois Optometric Association (IOA) and the American Optometric Association (AOA). She has held several offices in the IOA, including President; and received the 'Young Optometrist of the Year' from the IOA in 2000.

Currently, she is the Illinois Key Person Coordinator for the AOA; and recipient of the Optometric Recognition Award from the AOA. Dr. Nielsen was named Illinois College of Optometry's Alumna of the Year in 2008.


~ EDUCATION ~
Doctor of Optometry, 1992, Therapeutic Certification 1996, Oral Medication Certification 2008
Illinois College of Optometry, Chicago, IL
Bachelor of Science, Double Major Biology and Chemistry, Cum Laude 1986
Mundelein College, Chicago, IL.

AWARDS AND HONORS
Illinois Department of Professional Regulation State Board Member 2015 - present
Illinois Optometric Association Keyperson of the Year 2013
North Central States Optometric Council President 2012 - 2013
Illinois Optometric Association Optometrist of the Year 2010
North Central States Optometric Council Secretary/Treasurer 2010 - 2011
Illinois College of Optometry Alumna of the Year 2008
Illinois Optometric Association President 2007- 2008
Illinois College of Optometry Private Practice Clerkship Site
Illinois Optometric Association President-Elect 2006 - 2007
Illinois Optometric Association Secretary/Treasurer 2004 - 2006
Chicago Lighthouse for the Blind Advisory Committee 2004 - 2008
Grayslake Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors 2003 - 2004
Trustee for the Illinois Foundation for Eyecare 2001 - 2006
Trustee for the Illinois Optometric Association 2000 - 2004
Illinois Optometric Association Young Optometrist of the Year in 2000
American Optometric Association Illinois Keyperson Coordinator 2000 - 2014
Lake-McHenry Optometric Society President 1997 - 2000; 2011 - 2014
Recipient of the American Optometric Association Optometric Recognition Award 1997 - 2005
Beta-Beta-Beta Biological Honor Society 1983 - 1986

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
American Optometric Association
Illinois Optometric Association
American Optometric Association PAC Presidential Member
Illinois Optometric Association PAC/PLASMA Member
Illinois Foundation for Eyecare

COMMUNITY INVOVEMENT
Lake County Lightning Travel Baseball Sponsor
Grayslake Youth Baseball Team Sponsor
Grayslake Chamber of Commerce Member
Grayslake Chamber of Commerce Summer Days Sponsor and Parade Participant
St. Paul the Apostle Ladies Guild and Catechist
Carmel Catholic High School Star Gala Committee and Street Scenes Sponsor
Grayslake Central High School Scholarship Sponsor
Grayslake North High School Scholarship Sponsor
   
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