Our Team

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Sally Murray, CO, PG Dip Vision and Strabismus, BSc(Hons) Orthoptics

An orthoptist is an allied health professional who is specifically trained in the diagnosis and management of muscle movement disorders in adults and children. Through clinical evaluation and testing procedures an orthoptist helps ophthalmologists design an individual plan of treatment for each patient. If eye muscle surgery is required, it is the orthoptic measurements that dictate the surgical plan. Orthoptists also help in the care and management of children with amblyopia.

 

Sally is a British trained and American certified orthoptist. She completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Vision and Strabismus in 2018. She qualified from Liverpool University in 2008. Her first job was at the Singapore National Eye Centre where she stayed for 2 and a half years before obtaining her American orthoptic certification in August 2010. In August 2011, she moved to Portland and joined Child Eye Care Associates.

Her favorite part of the job is taking a scared child and making them smile, giggle and leave wanting to be an eye doctor! This followed closely by a happy adult who arrives with constant double vision and leaves with just one image of everything.

Rachel Dickerson, COT

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). 

Erin Hauser

Erin joined our team in May 2021 as a billing specialist, but quickly demonstrated an interest and talent for teching. She is now shadowing our clinical team and studying to become an ophthalmic technician.

She has 5 years of 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.

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Katie Bielefield, ABO

Katie is an ABO certified optician and has been working as an optician for almost 10 years. She has worked in several different areas of the field including retail and private practice. 

 

Katie was born and raised in Northern California. She joined our practice in July 2021.

 

When not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband, and her cat Oliver. She also loves to read, watch movies, and go shopping. 

Stacey Starner

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.

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Jen Jennings

Jen has been a medical biller specializing in insurance and prior authorizations since 2007. She joined the CECA team in August 2020 and became our surgery coordinator in March 2021.

 

She is mom to 5 amazing children and grandma to 1 beautiful little girl.

When not working, she enjoys going to the beach to unwind and reset. She loves to cook and play with her 'littles'.

Carole Strnad

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.  

Jeanette Emmons

Jeanette has been working in the medical field for over 20 years. Ten of those years were spent working in an adult ophthalmology clinic. Her duties ranged from front desk receptionist, surgery scheduler and a few years as office manager.

She joined Child Eye Care Associates in mid 2017 and is excited to be back in ophthalmology. She is especially thrilled to be working with children and their families. She believes children can bring such positive energy to any situation.

When time permits, she loves to travel, play a little golf, and spend time with family and friends.