Cassandra Dawson – Integrator
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, and always maintains a positive office atmosphere. If you ask us, she is pretty impressive.
Kristen McGarvey – Clinical Manager
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 fashion, reading, baking, 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!
Julie Neumann – Medical Assistant
Julie joined our Team in December of 2020. She has been working in eyecare since 2014 and has a degree in Education and Medical Office Administration. Julie’s favorite part about her job is helping people learn how to wear contacts. She loves the excitement on her patient’s face when they finally get the contacts in and out on their own for the first time! Julie loves cooking, spending time with her kids, and getting outdoors.
Ciara Robertson – Medical Assistant
Ciara joined our Front Desk Team in 2021. She is kind, smart, funny, and always keeps a positive attitude in the office. She loves working with children and being able to help and communicate with our patients. She has a bachelor’s degree in Science and Business Management from Fayetteville State University. She has a real talent for cooking a delicious breakfast and also loves traveling and relaxing on the beach.
Jerome (JJ) Jones- Medical Assistant
JJ has been a member of our team since January of 2022. He has been in the healthcare field for 14 years. His positive attitude and honesty has made him a fan-favorite amongst our patients. He loves that he gets to help others continue to enjoy the beauty of the world with his direct actions at work. In his free time, he is a professional guitarist and cosplayer. He also loves spending time with friends and family, playing video games, and has recently gotten into fitness.
Priscilla Rodriguez – Optical Team Lead
Priscilla became part of our team in 2021 and has since become a great addition to our Optical Team. She is sweet, silly, and has exquisite taste. When she’s not working, she enjoys riding across our beautiful state of NC on her Harley and snuggling up with her pups and a good movie. Her favorite part of her job is helping patients find their own custom, unique style. She also loves being able to see patients light up when they try on their first pair of glasses and realize how much better they can see.
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!
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.
Joseph Fucci – Optician
Joe moved to North Carolina from New Jersey and joined our team in 2021. He has worked in optical for 35 years. He loves being able to help patients achieve a better quality of life and helping make their day-to-day activities easier. He has made a great addition to our team with his handiness and innovation. He enjoys spending time outside hiking or gardening, tinkering with his truck, building computers, and playing with his cat, Pierre.
Margaret McNeil – Operations Team Lead
Maggie has been an essential part of our Front Desk team since 2018 and has become our Office Assistant and Insurance Specialist in 2021. Her patience and calming energy make 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.
N’Kayla Randle- Operations Specialist
N’Kayla joined our team in 2021. Her friends would describe her as silly, laid-back, and kindhearted and we would certainly agree that she is all that and more! She is currently in school getting her degree in Psychology as well as an Esthetician license. She loves shopping, watching movies, and spending time with friends. When asked about her favorite thing about her job, she says she loves seeing patients happy with their care and that her coworkers inspire her to be the best that she can be.
Samantha (Sammy) Yglesias- Operations Specialist
Sammy joined our team in 2022. She has three degrees in Psychology, Philosophy, and Interdisciplinary Studies. She has experience as a Psychology and Computer Science researcher from Virginia Tech and has published works on emotion and technology. She loves coffee, Dungeons and Dragons, and crocheting. Her favorite things about her job are making patients laugh and making their lives easier by helping take stress and heartache over vision and healthcare off their plate.
Christian Hevia – Finance Manager
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- Finance Specialist
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. In her free time she likes to hike with her husband and beloved German Shepherds, Enzo and Cleo. Sara is a Pisces that loves frappuccinos, laughing with friends, and exploring the outdoors.