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DeAnne Witherspoon, Zone 2

Dr. Witherspoon is a native of Neosho, Missouri and completed her BS in Physical Science at Kansas State University in 1978 and her Doctor of Optometry from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee in 1982. Upon graduation, she served as an officer in the United States Air Force for ten years and received the Air Force Commendation Medal and completed Squadron Officer School. 

Dr. Witherspoon was an affiliate professor at Southern California College of Optometry from 1984 to 1986. She and her husband David have practiced optometry in Arkansas since 1986 and in Rogers, Arkansas since 1991. The two are now retired and enjoying time with their grandson Zane and their two daughters, Megan and Amy.

Dr. Witherspoon is active in the American Optometric Association having received the Optometric Recognition Award for over 30 consecutive years. In 2001, she earned the Distinguished Service Award and in 2015, she received the Lifetime of Excellence Award from the Arkansas Optometric Association.

Dr. Witherspoon is a past president of the Arkansas Optometric Association and was a long time member of the Armed Forces Optometric Society. She also served six years on a regional board, the Southwest Council of Optometry, as chair of the annual Leaders Day Conference in Dallas and on the NWACC Foundation board for 14 years. She was elected to the NWACC Board of Trustees in 2017.

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