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Gary Mancil, OD, FAAO

Optometry Service Chief

  • SCO Graduate
  • Birmingham VA/UAB Residency 
    • Low Vision Rehabilitation
  • UAB School of Behavioral Sciences
    • Graduate Certificate in Social Gerontology
  • Former UAB Faculty Member
  • Former Full-Time Private Practice
  • Funded Researcher and  Former Chair of R&D Committee at Salisbury VAMC
  • Author & Lecturer 


Jeff Joy, OD, FAAO

  • Salisbury VA Optometry Residency Director
  • IU graduate
    • Six month rotation at Bascom-Palmer Institute
  • Residency, Baltimore VAMC
  • Author & Lecturer
  • NBEO examiner

 

 

 



Charles (Jack) Davis, OD, MA, MPH, MHA

  • UAB graduate
  • Masters Degrees
    • Psychology
    • Public Health
    • Health Administration
  • Residency, Tuscaloosa VAMC
  • Former Faculty Member NSU
  • Former Full-Time Private Practice
  • Assistant Chief Optometry Service

 



Ania Hamp, OD, FAAO

  • NSU Graduate
  • Residency, Memphis VAMC
  • Private practice experience in multi-disciplinary practice
  • Author & Lecturer
  • NC state board examiner
  • NBEO examiner
  • Chief, Charlotte Optometry Section
     

 

 



Robert Morris, OD, FAAO

  • Ohio State Optometry Graduate
  • Residency, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
  • Private practice experience in a multi-disciplinary practice
  • Author & Lecturer
  • NBEO examiner
  • Chief, Teleretinal Imaging Section

 

 

 

 

 



Diana Mah, OD, FAAO

  • PCO Graduate
  • Residency, Salisbury VAMC
  • Private practice experience in a solo optometry practice
  • Author & Lecturer
  • NBEO examiner
  • Chief, Winston-Salem Optometry Section

 

 



Philip Roels, OD, FAAO

  • Michigan College of Optometry
  • Residency, Kansas City VAMC
  • Private practice experience in multi-disciplinary practice
  • Author & Lecturer

 

 

 

 

 



Susan Yee, OD, FAAO

  • UAB graduate
  • Residency, Salisbury VAMC
  • Private optometry practice experience

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Joan Sears, OD,  FAAO

  • ICO graduate
  • Residency, Illinois Eye Institute, Primary Care
  • Former ICO Faculty
  • Private optometry practice experience
  • Author & Lecturer
  • NBEO examiner
  • Researcher
  • Extern Coordinator

 

 



Kristin Richwine, OD, FAAO

  • IU graduate
  • Residency, Marion, IL VAMC
  • Private Practice Experience

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Felix M. Barker, II, OD, MS, FAAO

  • Vision Center of Excellence Staff (VA and DoD)
  • IU graduate
  • Masters in Vision Science (University of Houston)
  • Former Professor and Dean of Research, PCO at Salus University
  • Active Researcher 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Elizabeth Cody, OD

  • ICO graduate
  • Residency, Salisbury VA Medical Center 
  • Private optometry practice experience
  • Author & Lecturer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Jarett Mazzarella, OD, FAAO

  • PCO graduate
  • Residency, Salisbury VA Medical Center 
  • Private optometry practice experience
  • NBEO examiner

 

 

 



Patti Fuhr, OD, FAAO

  • OD University of Houston College of Optometry
  • Residency in Geriatrics and Low Vision Rehabilitation, Birmingham VAMC
  • PhD in Physiological Optics, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Specialty: Low Vision Rehabilitation
  • Research: Low Vision Rehabilitation, Quality of Life, Outcomes
  • Position: Chief,  Advanced Low Vision Section


Kristine Loo, OD

  • Staff Optometrist
  • Primary Care Residency at W.G. (Bill) Hefner VAMC, Salisbury, NC, 2013-14
  • Illinois College of Optometry, Chicago, IL, Class of 2013
  • Furman University, Greenville, SC, Class of 2007 (BS) and Class of 2008 (MS)

 

 

 

 



Shradha S. Parikh, OD

  • Staff Optometrist-Charlotte CBOC
  • U.C. Berkeley School of Optometry 
  • Residency,  Kansas City VAMC 
  • Experience in vision rehabilitation for Low Vision and TBI 


Kathy Halverson, OD, FAAO

  • NSU Graduate
  • Residency, New Mexico VAMC
  • Former Chief, New Mexico VAHCS (1996-2014)
  • Research/Author: Glaucoma
  • Staff Optometrist, Charlotte Optometry Section


Aaron Tarbett, OD, FAAO

  • Staff Optometrist
  • Ohio State Optometry Graduate
  • Former  White House Optometry Consultant and Chief of Optometry at Walter Reed Army Medical Center 
  • Researcher,  Author & Lecturer
  • Private practice experience

 

 

 

 



Nancy Wong, OD, PhD, FAAO

  • SUNY Graduate
  • PhD in Vision Science, SUNY
  • Residency, FDR VA, Montrose, NY
  • National Association of VA Optometrists, President
  • NBEO
    • Committee member
    • Examiner
  • AAO
    • Vice Chair, Fellowship Admittance Committee
  • Researcher, Author & Lecturer

 

 

 



Matthew Levernosh, OD

  • Staff Optometrist
  • Primary Care Residency at W.G. (Bill) Hefner VAMC, Salisbury, NC, Illinois College of Optometry, Chicago, IL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Heather DeMarco, OD

  • Staff optometrist
  • Low Vision Rehabilitation Residency at The Eye Institute of Pennsylvania College of Optometry 2016-17
  • Pennsylvania College of Optometry Class of 2016
  • Peace College, Raleigh, NC Class of 2010

 

 

 

 

 



Ophthalmology Section Staff

Chandra Altemare, MD
NEI Uveitis Fellowship trained 

Greg Kaufmann, MD
Cornea Fellowship trained

John Gillis, MD
Comprehensive Ophthalomology

Greer Geiger, MD
Retinal Specialist

Rupal Chiniwalla, MD
Glaucoma Fellowship trained 
Chief of Ophthalmology

Bob Green, MD
Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Thomas Brewington, MD
Comprehensive Ophthalmology