A Registered Ophthalmic Dispenser, Michael A. Emerson, FNAO, RDO, is certified by the State Board of Medical Quality Assurance of the California Medical Board, and has owned Hart Optical Company of La Mesa since 1987.
was appointed to the GHD
board in May 2008, and was elected to a four-year term in November 2008 and reelected in November 2012.
Prior to joining the GHD board, he served on the Grossmont Hospital Corporate Board beginning in March 2007.
He has served on the GHD board as chair of the GHD Proposition G General Obligation Bond Committee, Finance/Audit Committee, and Government Relations Committee.
also has served in numerous offices on both the local and state levels as a member of the La Mesa Kiwanis Club
and the La Mesa Optimist Club
He served as Lieutenant Governor of the California South District of Optimist International.
He also is currently serving on the board of the California Special Districts Association, San Diego chapter.
A firm proponent of continuing education, Emerson has completed Advanced Government Finance at the University of Wisconsin School of Business in Madison, Wisconsin, and the Special District Leadership and Management Certification Program offered by the Special District and Local Government Institute.
He also has served as a volunteer martial arts instructor at the YMCA Davis facility in La Mesa.
Mr. Emerson served for two years in the U.S. Army, including at the Optometry Clinic at Irwin Army Hospital in Ft. Riley, Kansas.