Pillar of the OAC Retires

When you think of the Opticians Association of Canada (OAC), for the majority, the name Pat Dobbyn comes to mind. Pat Dobbyn has been with the OAC since it’s very first day in 1990 when it was started in a very small apartment in Winnipeg with only Pat and Nick Atkinson as staff.

Pat began as receptionist and played numerous roles as the years passed, eventually moving into Senior Manager of Membership Services, Finances and Vision Canada. Pat could be found at the OAC office at all hours of the day or night, ensuring that the needs of their members, partners and administrative team were met.

Pat was a fierce negotiator, and always challenged others around her to be better. For those who knew Pat, you also experienced her kindness and know she has a soft spot for her many colleagues and friends she has made throughout her years with the OAC.

Pat played a vital role in the growth of the OAC to what it is today; a national association of over 3,500 representing Licensed Opticians and the profession.

After almost 30 years of tireless dedication, commitment, and passion, Pat has retired from the OAC. Pat looks forward to spending more time with her grandchildren and other activities she enjoys.

Source: Opticians Association of Canada






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