Sharon Kais, Director of Education and Industry Relations
Ms. Kais joined the NJSOP staff as Director of Education and Industry Relations in June 1986. She is responsible for office management, meeting and seminar management, and educational grant procurement. She serves as staff liaison to the Executive Director, Board of Directors, Member Recruitment and Benefits Center, and the Dr. Richard J. Favreau Health Foundation. Ms. Kais also serves as an Officer on the Dr. Leslie Mintz Scholarship Foundation Board of Trustees.
Ms. Kais has experienced many changes and advances in the profession of optometry throughout her tenure with the NJSOP including the creation of the Therapy By the Sea Convention in Atlantic City, the passage of the TPA bill in 1992, and the passage of the oral pharmaceutical bill in 2007.
She was the recipient of the Meritorious Service Award in 1988 and 2005 and received a Special Recognition Award for 25 years of Service in 2011.
Ms. Kais enjoys running, practicing and teaching yoga & meditation, surfing, sailing, traveling, and most importantly, being a Mom to her son, Cole.
She is a RYT-200 with certifications in Children's and Adult Yoga, Meditation, and also Reiki levels I and II.