TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the reappointment of John Griffin and Dr. Katie Spear to the Board of Optometry.


John Griffin

Griffin, of Tallahassee, is an Attorney with Carson & Linn, P.A. He previously served as Cabinet Aide and Chief of the Administrative Law Section of the Office of the Attorney General. Griffin earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of South Florida and his juris doctor from Stetson University.


Dr. Katie Spear

Dr. Spear, of Pensacola, is the Owner of The Vision Hub and Dr. Katie Gilbert Spear, PLLC. She is a member of the Florida Optometric Association, American Optometric Association, and is a past Co-Editor of Women in Optometry. Dr. Spear earned her bachelor’s degree from Auburn University, her master’s degree in public health from the University of Alabama, her doctorate of optometry from the University of Alabama, and her juris doctor from the Mitchell Hamline School of Law.


These appointments are subject to confirmation by the Florida Senate.






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