Rebecca T., DNAP, MBA
Rebecca is Desert Vision Center’s Practice Administrator. She earned a Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in Healthcare Management from the University of Texas. She also has 20 years of healthcare experience and 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 is an Ophthalmic Technologist and has been part of the Desert Vision Center team for 35 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.
Ophthalmic Technologist | Cataract Counselor | Ophthalmic Scribe
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 an Ophthalmic Technologist, Diana is here to help you navigate through your cataract journey.
Ophthalmic Technologist | Surgical Tech | Cataract Surgical Counselor
Laura is an Ophthalmic Technologist and Cataract Surgical Tech. 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.
Tom is Optical Manager and Licensed Optician at Desert Vision Center. As an ABO Certified and Registered Spectacle Lens Dispenser, he brings an extensive wealth of knowledge and expertise with 30 years of industry experience.
Diana attended the University of California, Irvine earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Public Health. After working as a volunteer at the UCI Irvine Outreach Clinic, Diana interned at the Latinx Center and Student Wellness & Health Promotion Center.
Siena graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in Physiological Science and Minor in Spanish from the University of California, Los Angeles. She has an extensive history of volunteerism at John F. Kennedy Hospital, Martha’s Village and Kitchen, and Bruins Fighting Pediatric Cancer at UCLA.
Jeff earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Education as well as a Master’s Degree in Music Education at Northern Illinois University. After a tremendously successful 25 years in the Illinois education system as Fine Arts Department Lead, he joins our team at Desert Vision Center as a Patient Liaison. When patients need help navigating through the eye care experience, Jeff is here to help.
Ekaterina has a Master’s Degree in Photography from Sotheby’s Institute of Art in London, a Bachelor’s in Art History from the Université du Québec à Montréal, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Art History and Archaeology from the Université Pierre Mendès-France. She was a guest lecturer at the Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle in Munich, Germany. Prior to joining the Desert Vision Team, she had specialty training at the Leica Academy in Wetzler, Germany and worked at the Fielmann Optik GmbH in Munich, Germany as a Sr. Optics Specialist. She is fluent in English, German, French, Spanish, Turkish, Bulgarian, and Armenian language.
Frances L., RPh.
Patient Liaison | Cataract Surgery Scheduler
Frances earned her Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from Mariano Marcos State University. Prior to joining the team at Desert Vision Center, she worked as a Clinical Pharmacist at Hizon Laboratories and was a Public Health Associate at the Department of Health in Ilocos.
Eileen studied at the College of the Desert as a Psychology Major with scholarship. Prior to joining the team at Desert Vision center, she worked as assistant manager in a local retail store and volunteered for 5 years in the Ophelia Project.
As a Patient Liaison, Jake has a passion for patient care and customer service. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Biology with minor in Business Administration from the University of Redlands. Prior to joining our team, he volunteered at Eisenhower Hospital, was secretary of Key Club International, and worked as a Research Assistant in a molecular genetics and cell biology lab. He is bilingual in Chinese and English.
Alan is a graduate of Gonzaga University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Physiology and minor in Leadership Studies. Prior to joining our team at Desert Vision Center, he worked in home healthcare as a Certified Nurse Assistant, was Head JV Baseball Coach, and taught at a private preparatory high school advanced placement courses in chemistry, anatomy, physiology, and sports medicine.
Ivy S., RN
Ophthalmic Nurse and Scribe
Ivy is a skilled and experienced registered nurse with eight years of experience in ophthalmology. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Velez College and worked as a patient care specialist at Belo Medical Group for two years with direct care with patients for aesthetic consultations. Passionate about providing excellent patient care, she worked eight years as a private ophthalmologic scrub nurse at Chong Hua Hospital.
Jocelyn is an Ophthalmic Technologist. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology with concentration in Allied Health from the California State University, San Bernardino. Prior to joining our team at Desert Vision Center, Jocelyn received additional post-graduate education in the Medical Assisting Program at the Milan Institute. She is bilingual in Spanish and English.