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35900 Bob Hope Drive
Ste 175
Rancho Mirage, California 92270

Our Staff

Rebecca T.

Rebecca T., DNAP, MBA 

Administrative Consultant

Rebecca is our Desert Vision Center Administrative Consultant and earned a Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in Healthcare Management from the University of Texas, Tyler.  She has 15 years of healthcare experience and also holds a Doctorate of Nurse Anesthesia Practice from Texas Wesleyan University.  When she is not in the office, you will find her in the operating room where she specializes in Regional Anesthesia.  She particularly enjoys ophthalmic and orthopedic surgery cases.

Don J.

Don J.

Ophthalmic Technologist

Don is an Ophthalmic Technologist and has been part of the Desert Vision Center team for 34 years. He started as an Operating Room Surgical Technician in 1986 and was certified by JCAHPO as an Ophthalmic Assistant with a specialty in Ophthalmic Surgical Technology. He has witnessed the evolution of cataract surgery from the early days with large incisions and sutures to modern techniques with femtosecond laser. He has advanced training in Retinoscopy and Refractometry.

Sara G.

Sara G.

Ophthalmic Technologist | Surgical Counselor

Sara is an Ophthalmic Technologist. Before joining Desert Vision Center in 2019, she served as a Cataract Surgery Coordinator and Surgical Assistant for the LenSx femtosecond laser for cataract surgery. Now, she focuses on one-on-one compassionate care with our patients preparing patients for cataract surgery and guiding them through the recovery process. She was certified by Dr. James Rynerson as a BlephEx Lid Hygienist in September of 2019 and continues to be an invaluable resource for all our patients.

Donovan R., CPSS

Donovan R., COA, CPSS

Lead Technologist

Donovan is a JCAHPO Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) and Lead Technologist at Desert Vision Center.  He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from California State Polytechnic University and is also a Certified Patient Service Specialist (CPSS). He specializes in the practical applications of ophthalmic knowledge, electronic record keeping, and technology. As a CPSS, he has the knowledge and skills to enhance the quality of the ophthalmic patient’s care every step of the way: eye care triage, ophthalmic diagnosis, examination, testing, insurance, and customer service.

Selena R.

Selena R., CPSS

Practice Administrator | Insurance Specialist

Selena is our Practice Administrator and Insurance Specialist at Desert Vision Center. She is an Honors Scholar Graduate from the University of California Riverside. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology with special emphasis on Business Administration, Hospitality, and Statistical Analysis. At UCR, Selena was the Leadership Advisor for the Associated Student Program Board and Outreach Volunteer at Angel View helping children and adults with disabilities.

Bettina M., COA

Bettina M., COA

Ophthalmic Technologist

Bettina is a Registered Nurse and a JCAHPO Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA). Before joining Desert Vision Center in 2020, she had 8 years of ophthalmology experience as an ambulatory staff nurse at the Cleveland Clinic in Abu Dhabi, UAE. She has a Bachelors degree from the Far Eastern University in Manila, Philippines.

Diana C.

Diana C.

Ophthlamic Technologist | Patient Liaison

Diana earned her Bachelor of Art degree in Biological Anthropology from the University of California, Santa Barbara. While there, she was the Treasurer of the Lamda Theta Nu Sorority and helped to promote student leaders through educational and professional development, relationship building, and community involvement. As a Patient Liaison and Ophthalmic Technologist, Diana is here to help you navigate through the healthcare experience.

Laura R.

Laura R.

Ophthalmic Technologist | Surgical Counselor

Laura is an Ophthalmic Technologist and Cataract Surgical Counselor. She is a graduate of Temple University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in French with a minor in Cognitive Neuroscience. Laura is trilingual in English, Spanish, and French. She was a Research Assistant at the Behavioral Neurophysiology Lab at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine, where she earned a Certificate of Achievement for Diversity Scholars Summer Research and Enrichment Program in 2019.

Jazmin C.

Jazmin C., CPSS

Optical Manager | Optical Expert

Jazmin is Desert Vision Center’s Optical Manager. She is an Optical Expert and Certified Patient Service Specialist (CPSS). Her specialties include customized lens materials selection and advanced lens technology such as Neurolens and Enchroma. She has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California, Santa Cruz with a major in Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology.

Mikaela D.

Patient Liaison

Mikaela is a Patient Liaison at Desert Vision Center.  Prior to joining the DVC team, she managed the front office at the CSUF Children’s Center. She was a Dean’s List Recipient from California State University, Fullerton with a major in Public Health. She is passionate about helping others in a professional and positive manner.

Fernanda L.

Ophthalmic Technologist

Fernanda is an Ophthalmic Technologist at Desert Vision Center.  She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and a Minor in Chemistry from California State University, San Bernardino.  Through high scholastic achievement, she was awarded Cum Laude and was a member of the University Honors Program.  Prior to joining our team at Desert Vision Center, she was a Biology Researcher with projects including topics such as neurologic response mechanism of Caenorhabditis elegans to neurotoxin exposure and Coronaviridae family pathophysiology, life cycle and pharmaceutical drug treatment.

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Jessica Z.

Patient Liaison

Jessica is a Patient Liaison at Desert Vision Center.  As a patient advocate, Jessica assists patients along their journey as they navigate through the health care system with coordinating physician and hospital care, insurance verification, and counseling.   She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology at California State University, San Bernardino.  While there, her compassion and commitment to helping the community were honored with earning the President’s Volunteer Service Award.  She was highly involved in the Student Ambassador Society and Associated Students Incorporated.

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35900 Bob Hope Drive
Suite 175
Rancho Mirage, California 92270

Phone: (760) 340-4700