M. Ruby Garcia, Executive Director, ABOC/NCLEC State Licensed Optician
Ruby earned a Bachelor of Science degree from California State University, Los Angeles; earned a Certificate of Human Resources from California State University, Santa Barbara; manages the Oxnard Sam’s Club Optical; teaches at Charter College Optician Technician Program, and is working on the development of the 2-year AS-degree Opticianry Program at Moorpark Community College. Ruby is passionate at developing future opticians.
Antonio Alaniz, First Vice President, ABO-AC; NCLEC
An optician for over 15 years, Antonio is an advanced optician and the program director of Optical Technology at American Career College. Antonio has a deep rooted passion for all things optical. He’s personally been involved in changing the lives of over 1,000 students during his tenure at American Career College. He is a husband and father, a small business owner, a purveyor of vintage ophthalmic frames and sunglasses and a volunteer with the California Friend’s in Sight program.
Joe Vega, Second Vice President, ABOC
Joe is been an optician for over 30 years. He brings expert experience to the development of the state society.