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Rachel Dickerson, COT

Head Certified Ophthalmic Technician

Rachel is a certified ophthalmic technician who graduated from Portland Community College in 2017.  She is a native Oregonian that has worked as a LMT and is currently a licensed esthetician.


Rachel has a great passion for health and well being.  She is dedicated to helping people, and really enjoys that her job at Child Eye Care Associates enables her to work with children and their eye care needs. 


Rachel has a teenage son and loves spending her spare time with her family and friends.  She also loves the outdoors, travelling, player soccer and going to concerts. 

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Anita Khat, COT

Anita is a certified ophthalmic technician who graduated from Portland Community College in 2020. 

Anita was born and raised in Colorado, only later moving to Oregon in 2017 to pursue her dreams in the optical world. She previously worked as an optician for four years, prior to becoming a COT. Ever since secondary education, she knew she had a passion for children and helping those in need. 


On her spare time, Anita enjoys traveling, trying new foods, and spending time with her family and friends. Although quite some ways from her hometown, she makes sure to not miss a thing when it comes to her nieces' and nephew's growth (even if it means video chatting just to be a part of a group photo). 

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Erin Hauser, COA

Certified Ophthalmic Assistant

Erin joined our team in May 2021 as a billing specialist, but quickly demonstrated an interest and talent for teching. She became a certified ophthalmic assistant in October 2022.

She has prior medical experience with knowledge in prior authorizations and insurance. She has previously worked at a physical therapy clinic, a medical imaging clinic, a plasma center, and as a caregiver.

She was born and raised in Oregon and shares her home with a cat named Thor. 

When not working she enjoys watching documentaries, going to concerts and trying new food.


Stacey Starner

Office Manager

Stacey is joined Child Eye Care Associates as our office manager in June 2021. She has over 25 years' experience in healthcare and is especially loves working with our pediatric patients and their families.

Stacey's experience spans from front to back office , Billing and HR as well as referrals and surgical authorizations.


When Stacey is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her family, spending time at the beach to unwind, playing a round of golf or enjoying a do-it-yourself home improvement show on HGTV or a sappy movie on Hallmark channel.

Carole Strnad

Billing Manager

Carole has been our billing specialist at Child Eye Care Associates since 2013.

She has six children and loves the hustle and bustle of working in pediatrics.  She also loves to work with families to better understand their insurance, the procedures performed during their visit and setting up financial plans so that their children can continue to be cared for by the best providers in this specialty.  

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Lauren Eggers

Surgery Coordinator

Lauren joined Child Eye Care Associates in early 2024 and is enjoying the new challenges that have accompanied her career change. Previously in finance, Lauren feels blessed to have found her place within the CECA family.

When not learning new medical terms, Lauren is mom to two young children. They like to play soccer at the park, walking their dogs and cooking together.  

Lauren is most looking forward to helping families with their surgery scheduling needs, easing their concerns and answering their questions.



Patient Relations Representative

Born and raised in South Africa, Loretta moved to Portland in 1987 and worked as a receptionist in a PCP office for 10 years. She joined  Child Eye Care Associates in 2019 as a patient relations rep.


Her favorite part of the job is to welcome the little kids, and see their faces light up at the end of their exam when they receive a dum-dum and stickers.


She is blessed with  3 amazing children and 6 adorable grandchildren. During her time off she loves to; travel the world, spend time with family and friends, and watch movies, home improvement and cooking shows. She is definitely a foodie!

Patient Relations Representative

Olivia joined CECA in June, 2023. This is her first job in the medical world, but both her parents worked in the field so she grown up around it. She loves being around kids and knowing she's making a difference for someone while working here. 

She grew up in Lincoln City and moved to the Portland area in 2018.

When she's not working, she enjoys having movie nights and going to the beach with her boyfriend.

9735 SW Shady Lane, Suite 203, Tigard, Oregon 97223

Tel: 503-635-4436      Fax:      971-317-0283

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