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Updates & Happenings for ECA Team

March 2023

March Is Employee Appreciation Month

ECA employees

We wanted to take this opportunity to give a huge THANK YOU to all the amazing team members here at Eye Consultants of Atlanta.

Without your dedication, hard work, and talents, we would not be able to provide the best-in-class care we strive for every day.

20 ECA Physicians Appear on 2023 Castle Connolly Top Doctors List

The Atlantan 2023 Top Doctors in Atlanta. Medicine + Doctors. As listed in the Castle Connolly Top Doctors.

Twenty ECA physicians appear on metro Atlanta’s Top Doctors list in Modern Luxury Medicine + Doctors magazine’s January issue. Our physicians consistently appear on the list, which annually honors notable physicians among the area’s healthcare landscape.

Drs. Nikhil Anand, Kevin A. Budman, Joseph Christenbury, Sapna Desai, James H. Frank, Rajat Ghaiy, Marc Greenberg, Stephen M. Hamilton, Daniel Hwang, Alan M. Kozarsky, W. Barry Lee, Elliot L. Levine, Evan S. Loft, Brian D. Long, J. Michael Roach, Shivani Sethi, C. Howell Tucker, Eileen Wang, Ryan Whitted, and Margaret Wong were included on the list.

Office Renovations

ECA offices

We are excited to continue our efforts to improve ECA facilities.

  • Marietta Adults and Marietta Pediatrics locations beginning renovations-updating carpet and paint, etc.
  • Lawrenceville office will be next.
  • Fayetteville has a new Triage Department located behind the check-in desk.
  • Stockbridge approved to have two more exam rooms equipped.

Team Member Newsletter Raffle

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If you answer the question at the link below correctly, your name will be entered into the drawing. Good luck!

Team Member Newsletter Raffle

ECA staff on Football Fridays.
Thank you to everyone who participated in Football Fridays! We loved seeing everyone show off their team pride.

Other Important Reminders

Save for Retirement

Retirement chart showing ECA contributions and 401k balance increasing.

Eye Consultants of Atlanta participates in a profit-share 401k that team members are eligible to participate in after 1 year of employment*. What this means is ECA will contribute an amount of money approximately worth 5-6.5% of your total salary yearly without you needing to contribute a penny. This is basically FREE money that ECA is giving you towards your retirement. A team member could end up with an account worth nearly $500,000* after 30 years of employment!

Have questions? Talk to your Manager or HR representative today about how you can enroll in the ECA 401K program!

*Team members must be employed at the end of the calendar year and work at least 1,000 hours in the year to be eligible.

Meet Your New Client Advocate: Damion Thomas

Damion Thomas headshot.

Damion Thomas is your new dedicated Client Advocate for all benefit-related questions. Client Advocates can help you get the most out of your group insurance plans, so don’t hesitate to reach out to him!

He can be reached at (404) 341-9069 or 1-(800)-304-6157.

He is also available for ZOOM meetings on a scheduled basis via dthomas@onedigital.com.

Welcome New Hires

Brad Reeder, COO

Brad Reeder

Brad Reeder, our new Chief Operating Officer, joined Eye Consultants of Atlanta this past November. In his role, Brad will oversee Human Resources, Health Administration, IT, Medical Records, Business Operations, and Practice Management.

Before joining ECA, Brad most recently served as the Director for the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Prior to that, Brad spent more than a decade on Active Duty in the U.S. Army Medical Service Corps. His positions in the Military Medical Community include Practice Manager, Executive Director, and Chief of Business Operations. His culmination position in the Military before retirement was VP of Operations at Eisenhower Army Medical Center in Augusta, GA.

Brad earned his Master of Business Administration and Master of Healthcare Administration from Baylor University and is a Fellow with the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Lee Latimer, Human Resources Director

Lee Latimer

Lee Latimer, our new Human Resources Director, joined Eye Consultants of Atlanta this past December. He has been in Healthcare Management for over 15 years with a specialized focus on Human Resources within the last 8 years of his professional career. Lee attended MedTech College for Healthcare Management & Clinical Assistance. Lee enjoys spending his free time entertaining family and friends, enjoys most all outdoor activities, dining, fitness, photography, dancing, tennis, swimming, and he loves fast cars! Fun fact: he has been a signed model with William Reynolds Modeling Agency. He is dedicated to his career in human resources and looks forward to getting to know everyone better this year.

Additional New Hires

  • Stephanie Brown – Front Desk, Newnan
  • Frances Dadzie – Front Desk, Cumberland
  • Yarilin Ferreira – Front Desk, Marietta (PEDS)
  • Christina Heffron – Pre-Op PACU RN, Piedmont Eye
  • Renea Jones – Front Desk, Cumberland
  • Hope Lasseter – Technician, Newnan
  • Rahman Margerum – Systems Administrator, Cumberland
  • Nita McCullough – Front Desk, Fayetteville
  • Keshana Mobley – Front Desk, Lawrenceville (PEDS)
  • Chase Paul – Optical Lab Inventory Clerk, Marietta
  • Shemayah Ross – Front Desk, Cumberland
  • Chloe Samuel – Technician, Cumberland
  • Nakia Strozier – Front Desk, Cumberland
  • Selah Whittington – Front Desk, Cumberland
  • Molly Yao – Pre-Op PACU RN, Piedmont Eye

In Memoriam: Bob Davis

A caricature of Bob Davis.

Bob Davis worked with Eye Consultants of Atlanta as a licensed optician in Marietta Optical for the last 41 years. He started at ECA in 1981.

Bob studied at DeKalb Technical College to be an optician. He was a huge football fan of Alabama-Crimson Tide and an avid dog-lover.

If you had the pleasure of knowing and working with Bob in Marietta, you know he was always the go-to person when there were items around the office that needed fixing. Bob loved to help others and he will be truly missed and remembered for being such a bright light here amongst the ECA family.

Happy Work Anniversary

Headshots of ECA staff that has a work anniversary this quarter.

We have many anniversaries to celebrate this quarter, but a special shout out to these team members celebrating 10+ years on the Eye Consultants of Atlanta team!

Pictured from left to right: Arlene Gotay OD (16 years), Tiffany Regis (15 years), Gail Trueblood (30 years), Charles J Patorgis OD (30 years), Aaron Matthews (10 years), Deanna Graham (25 years), Chuck Schwenk (15 years), Raymond Swords (17 years), and Allison Reddington (11 years).

January

  • David Fierce, OD: 4 years
  • Tamara D. Hester, OD: 4 years
  • Alfred M. Long, OD: 4 years
  • Eileen Wang, MD: 4 years
  • Jennifer M Garner: 1 year
  • Jada T. Stinson-Mitchell: 1 year
  • Gail Trueblood: 30 years
  • Lacey L. Sharp, AuD: 2 years
  • Hannah N. Cleland: 1 year
  • Erin Rellinger Hoffman, AuD: 9 years
  • Marisa J. Soriano: 1 year
  • Alyssa M. Lorenz: 1 year
  • Destry Young (Dee): 5 years
  • Jacinta M. Ellison: 1 year
  • Nancy K. Nunez: 3 years
  • Telicia E. Merricks: 4 years
  • Yeonsub K. Lee: 4 years
  • Latoya Griffin: 4 years
  • Patricia J. Palmer: 4 years
  • Megan T. Vanatta: 1 year
  • Beverly St. Clair: 6 years
  • Natasha R. Drake (Tasha): 2 years
  • India S. Hill: 1 year
  • Jhoany Larriva (Michelle): 3 years

February

  • Daniel Hwang, MD: 6 years
  • Daphne L. Burrell (Daphne): 1 year
  • Najely Gonzalez: 2 years
  • Victoria A Tafel (Tori): 1 year
  • Crystal Bennett (Chris): 1 year
  • Cassandra Holston: 4 years
  • Raquel Lopez: 6 years
  • Michele Earl: 4 years
  • Stacey L. Putnam: 4 years
  • Elizabeth Austin: 5 years
  • Selena Garcia-Reid: 1 year
  • Karen Moody (Katie): 3 years
  • Yeeun Hwang: 1 year

March

  • Kayla N. Higgins: 2 years
  • Deborah Ankrom: 6 years
  • Donna Vernon: 6 years
  • Eric M. Bull (Eric) 1 year
  • Tiffany Clayton: 1 year
  • Carla Vidrine: 9 years
  • Jamie A .Brown: 2 years
  • Asia D. Mills-Burch (Asia): 1 year
  • Shelly P. Jones: 1 year
  • Stephanie Quintero: 1 year
  • Aubree Hampton: 6 years
  • Andrea McGrew: 1 year
  • James G. Brooks: 1 year
  • Shanice Sweeney: 5 years
  • Kelly M. Cerrada (Kelly): 1 year
  • Caylin M. Roszina: 1 year
  • Emma L. Van Rijswijk: 2 years
  • Kenesha I. Kwashie: 1 year
  • Benita Horan: 6 years

Happy Birthday

January

  • Jamie M Bohannon
  • Lourdes N Mitchell (Lori)
  • Nancy K Nunez
  • Rajat Ghaiy MD
  • Yeonsub K Lee
  • Frances Dadzie
  • Yeeun Hwang
  • Kayla N Higgins
  • Eric M Bull
  • Marisa J Soriano
  • Meredith Andrews
  • Robert E Davis
  • Denise R Thomas
  • Beverly St. Clair
  • Rahman Margerum
  • Matthew T Boatwright
  • Shenna D Jenkins
  • Theresa Bobbitt
  • Lee Latimer
  • Ashley Lalchand
  • Nichole M Eakley
  • Tiffany A OSteen
  • Stephanie Hobbs
  • Janak Chand (JB)
  • Hannah L Hanks
  • Monica R Hampton
  • Tameshia Leach
  • Diana Hester
  • Jhoany Larriva (Michelle)
  • Gail Trueblood
  • Adrianne Tchundju kombou
  • Shivani Patel
  • Sherri Davis
  • Barbara A Kroencke
  • Trinity M Dix

February

  • Kennosuke Kurimaru (Ken)
  • Keianna Dillard
  • Eunice Medrea
  • Evan Loft MD
  • Danitra Wright
  • Kendra Bailey
  • Margaret Wong-Gribble MD
  • Tina Fontenot
  • Andrea Y Roman
  • Sara Williams
  • Kayci Buchanan
  • Rachel M Donatelli
  • Holly Rouse
  • Tica Nelson
  • Elizabeth York
  • Jamecia Carter
  • Charlene Fowler (Char)
  • Deanna Graham
  • Assata L Powell
  • Jermaniece Williams (Bre)
  • Sheree D Cole
  • Lulla G Akuoko
  • Maria R Rivera
  • Tamara D Hester OD
  • Keshana Mosley
  • Trionia Price
  • Clarissa Hamm

March

  • Carrie L Prickett
  • Rebecca S Anderson (Becca)
  • Chyna M Gibson
  • Jamie A Brown
  • Shakirah Sewell
  • Casandra Dorsey
  • Sovatha P Liu (Pauline)
  • Beauty Chanda
  • Kyra Griffin
  • Andrew Crain
  • Caylin M Roszina
  • Jahane Anderson
  • Tiffany Clayton
  • Deborah Ankrom
  • John M Mahan
  • Elliot Levine MD
  • Alexis R Stevens
  • Erika D Johnson
  • Shannon L Moulton
  • Krina Patel
  • Raymond Swords
  • Addison Brandau