Our Team

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, and 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 the Child Eye Care Associates family.

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.

Jessy Lee, CO

Jessy completed undergraduate degree at Oregon State University. She moved to Nashville Tennessee for her orthoptic fellowship at Vanderbilt Eye Institute. During her time at Vanderbilt she completed an extensive research project and presented it alongside a case study at the National Orthoptic Meeting. She is a certified orthoptist, a member of the American Association of Certified Orthoptists and associate member of the American Academy of Pediatric Ophthalmologists. She lived in Portland Maine for a year before coming back home to Portland Oregon to join Child Eye Care Associates in May 2019..  

 

She is excited to be back in the Pacific Northwest and working at Child Eye Care Associates.

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. 

Rae Thompson

Rae has been working in the medical field since 2016. She is new to ophthalmology but is extremely grateful for the opportunity and excited to learn and be apart of the Child Eye Care Associates team. In June 2018, Rae joined Sally and Rachel as a member of the clinical staff and hopes to obtain her accreditation as a certified ophthalmic tech in 2019.

 

She dreams of traveling the world and perfecting her baked mac and cheese recipe. She enjoys getting lost in a good book, practicing yoga, and spending time with family and friends.

Gary-Lee Ross-Hall

Gary Lee is an ABO-certified optician. Growing up in and around the optical field, he is a second-generation optician and has been in patient care for over 23 years. In college, Gary Lee studied art and photography and enjoys applying those talents and attention to detail to his optical craft. During a hiatus from optics, Gary Lee was a supervisor for a major airline carrier working primarily with passengers that had missed their connecting flights, and also a member of leadership support with eBay in Trust & Safety. He takes great pride in providing the very best customer experience for our patients.

Originally from Arizona, Gary Lee moved to the Northwest after a visit to the Oregon coast in 1988. One of his greatest passions is international travel and learning about, as well as experiencing, other cultures, architecture and history. 

Carole Strnad

Carole Strnad has been our billing specialist at Child Eye Care Associates since 2013. In 2015, she also became our office manager.

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.  

Tracy Brusie

Tracy is a certified Medical Coding and Billing Specialist with over 10 years of experience. 

She enjoys being outdoors on the water and spending time with family.

Patty Yamashita

Patty has worked at Child Eye Care Associates since 2008, and has worked in the field of ophthalmology for 38 years. The years in ophthalmology have included Lasik surgery, sales and service of the Optimap Retinal Scan and contact lens fitting and training.

 

She now works as the surgery scheduler for all our doctors.

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. Her constant companion is her Boston Terrier Ruby, who demands daily walks and treats.