Residency Faculty
What's Next?

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 Chair of R&D Committee at Salisbury VAMC
  • Author and Lecturer

Jeff Joy, OD, FAAO
Resident Director

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

Roger Cummings, OD, FAAO,
Diplomate (Low Vision)

  • PCO graduate
  • Former PCO Faculty Member
  • Funded Researcher
  • Author and Lecturer
  • Chief, Advanced Low Vision Section


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
  • Author and Lecturer

Ania Hamp, OD, FAAO

  • NSU Graduate
  • Residency, Memphis VAMC
  • Private practice experience in multi-disciplinary practice
  • Author and 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 and 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 and 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 and Lecturer

Susan Yee, OD, FAAO

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

Joan Sears, OD, MHPE, FAAO

  • ICO graduate
  • Residency, Illinois Eye Institute, Primary Care
  • Former ICO Faculty
  • Private optometry practice experience 
  • Author and 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

  • IU graduate
  • Masters in Vision Science (University of Houston)
  • Former Professor and Dean of Research, Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University
  • Research Interests:
    –Visual performance testing
    –Nutritional aspects of Macular degenerations
    –Light damage and lasers

Eddie Chu, OD

  • UC Berkeley Graduate
  • Residency, San Francisco VA Medical Center
  • Researcher

Elizabeth Cody, OD

  • ICO Graduate
  • Residency, Salisbury VA Medical Center
  • Private Optometry practice experience
  • Author and Lecturer 

Justin Cole, OD

  • NECO Graduate
  • Residency, White River Junction VA Medical Center
  • AOA Federal Relations Committee
  • Private optometry practice experience 

Jarrett Mazarella, OD

  • PCO Graduate
  • Residency, Salisbury VA Medical Center
  • Private Optometry practice experience
  • NBEO Examiner 

Anjali Desai, OD

  • PCO Graduate
  • Residency, Jesse Brown VAMC/Hines Blind Rehab Center - Chicago, IL
  • Private Optometry practice experience

Kevin Mercado, OD

  • SCO Graduate
  • Residency, Huntington, West Virginia VA Medical Center
  • Full-time staff at the Hickory CBOC 

Part Time Staff

  1. Carol Aycoth, OD
  • PCO Graduate
  • Retired Air Force
  • Salisbury Clinic 

Ophthalmology Section Staff

  • Chandra Altemare, MD
    • Ophthalmology Chief
    • NEI Uveitis Fellowship trained
  • Greg Kaufmann, MD
    • Cornea Fellowship trained (University of Florida)
  • Vernon Hermsen, MD
    • Retina Fellowship trained
  • Rupal Chiniwalla, MD
    • Glaucoma Fellowship trained
  • Bob Green, MD
    • Comprehensive Ophthalmology
  • Susan Burden, MD
    • Comprehensive Ophthalmology