Cassandra Dawson – Office Manager
Cassandra AKA Cassy AKA Batman started working at Cary Family Eye Care in 2016 and has since become our amazing Office Manager. Prior to working at CFEC, she had experience as a Certified Nursing Assistant. She has 2 adorable sons and many fur babies. In her free time, you can usually find her hiking or baking delicious treats. She is a great listener, knows how to get things done, always maintains a positive office atmosphere, and drives a neon green jeep to work in her high heels- if you ask us, she is pretty impressive.
Christian Hevia- Billing and Insurance Specialist
Christian Thaddeus Gemini Extraordinaire AKA Joker started working at CFEC in 2016. He has worked in the Optometry field for 10 years and has an Associates in Arts from Broward College in Florida. He is your go-to guy when it comes to billing and insurance. If you have a question, Chris will answer it ASAP! When he is not helping patients and coworkers, he most enjoys sleeping, music, writing novels, and talking to his daughter. When you think of CHRIS, think Charisma, Hilarity, Reliability, Intelligence, and Suspenders.
Sara Gonzalez- Office Assistant
Sara has worked for CFEC since 2018 and has obtained the title, “Jack-of-all-trades”. Her willingness and love for learning new skills makes her a key member of our team. She completed an Associates degree for Medical Assisting and one day hopes to become a Physician’s Assistant or a Nurse Practitioner. When Sara isn’t busy being a girlboss, she likes to hike with her husband and beloved German Shepherd, Enzo. Sara is a Pisces that loves frappuccinos (always with Cinnamon on top!), loves to laugh, and is pretty sure she was a wolf in another life.
Kristen McGarvey- Certified Paraoptometric, Myopia Control Clinic Coordinator, and Technician
Kristen started working for CFEC in 2019 and now coordinates our Myopia Control Clinic. She has a Bachelors degree in Health & Exercise Science from Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. She loves art, yoga, fashion, books by female authors, and rock concerts. Her 10-year goal is to find her dream house in the mountains and live happily with a family and a dog. Kristen says the most inspiring part of her job is how much our doctors and staff genuinely care about our patients and each other- in and outside of the office!
Amber Bullock- Technician
Amber became our trusted technician in 2019. Before becoming our technician, she completed a Bachelors in Liberal Studies and had experience in Optical Sales. We like to call Amber the “Mother Teresa” of the office because she is so sweet and helpful! Amber hopes to someday travel all 50 states and get her real estate license so that she can have a side hustle flipping rental properties. Her favorite motto is, “Thoughts fuel your feelings and feelings fuel your behavior”.
Margaret McNeil- Patient Relations Specialist
Maggie has been an essential part of our Front Desk team since 2018. Her patience and calming energy makes her an absolute joy to work with! She has 3 children and is dedicated to her family. She has experience in medical billing and coding. She is a proud Virgo and a talented hairstylist. Whenever you come to the office, don’t be surprised if she is rocking another new hairstyle! Maggie also loves helping others, cooking, and relaxing on the beach.
Kim Walker- Patient Relations Specialist
Kim joined our Front Desk team in 2020 and we are very glad to have her. Her work ethic and friendly spirit are exactly what we needed especially in the middle of a global pandemic. She enjoys a variety of hobbies from cooking to writing to interior decorating. Kim grew up in Brooklyn, NY and has lived in many places- but most recently she moved from Las Vegas with her son who is pursuing a future in basketball at Duke. When Kim was 10 years old, she wanted to be Mariah Carey- too cute!
Brilynn Cologgi- Optician
Brilynn has been part of our Optical team since 2017. She is completely inspired by being able to provide 20/20 vision in a frame that makes you smile. She is a California girl at heart. A typical day in Brilynn’s life includes coffee, patient care, mom duty, and wine. She loves to vacation with her husband and two kids at the lake, enjoys a good book, and is a hot sauce enthusiast.
Maryann Williams- Optician
Maryann has worked as an Optician for 28 years and joined our team in 2019. Her favorite part of her job is knowing that she provided the best possible patient care and the enjoyment she feels when they return and ask for her services again. Maryann loves spending time with her Husband, Daren, and Shih-Tzu, Sadie. She loves a good bourbon whiskey and hopes to travel to Italy in her lifetime.
Donna Burton- Optician
Donna became a member of our Optical team in 2019. She loves helping patients feel great about what they put on their face! She will always give you an honest opinion about what looks the best on you, and you can always hear her laughing around the office. When Donna isn’t working, she is happiest spending time with her family- whether it is attending her son’s baseball games or watching The Bachelor or Survivor with her daughters. Something interesting to know about Donna is that she was a majorette in school and can twirl a baton!
Julie Neumann- Technician