(Clockwise from top left) Ryan Wineinger, OD; Brad Gollinger, OD; Lori Duquette, OD; and Linda Duquette.

FORT WORTH, Texas and LOS ANGELES—The Eye Consortium (TEC), a fast-growing alliance group for independent practitioners, announced key additions to its leadership team. “We could not be more thrilled to announce the key appointments of Dr. Ryan Wineinger, VP of network, as well as Dr. Brad Gollinger, Dr. Lori Duquette, and Linda Duquette as key opinion leaders,” said Matt Alpert, OD, co-founder of TEC. “These doctors are industry veterans who have served in key leadership positions in various organizations throughout the eyecare and optical industry.

"They share our philosophy of always having the independent doctor at heart. We look forward to their contributions,” Dr. Alpert said.

Dr. Wineinger, OD, owns and operates Wineinger Eye Care in Shawnee, Kans. Dr. Lori Duquette, OD, is clinical director and owner of Duquette Family Eye Care in North Smithfield, R.I. and Linda Duquette serves as director of operations with Duquette Family Eye Care. Together they bring a unique and comprehensive viewpoint to TEC’s membership. Dr. Gollinger, OD, is an owner of Monroe Family Eyecare Associates, LLP in Monroe, N.Y.

“TEC was formed to help the independent doctor maximize profitability and differentiate their practice, while also supporting independent vendor partners. By aggregating the independent channel, TEC’s mission is to bring doctors, like us, together to navigate the rapidly changing landscape of today’s eyecare industry,” said Robert Chu, OD, co-founder of TEC.