The ECA Focus

March is Employee Appreciation Month

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.

ECA Employees

20 ECA Physicians Appear on 2023 Castle Connolly Top Doctors List

Atlantan 2023 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

Images of Eye consultants of Atlanta 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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Think you know Eye Consultants of Atlanta? Test your knowledge for a chance to win an exciting prize in our latest Team Member Newsletter Raffle!

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

Football Fridays

ECA Employees in football t shirts

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

Other Important Reminders

  • Monthly hearing aid seminars. Hosted by our audiologists, this event is free for anyone to attend. It is taking place on the 1st-floor conference room of the CMB location at 1 PM on 3/7 and 4/4. Tell your friends and family! RSVP at
  • We transitioned all ECA Outlook emails to Microsoft 365 Cloud on Feb. 3rd. No emails were lost during this process, email domains and computer passwords remain the same, and new features are available such as Microsoft Teams (instant message, calling, and file sharing between staff) and Microsoft One Drive (auto store all documents, files, and photos in the Cloud).

Save For Retirement

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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

Damian Thomas - Client Advocate

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

Welcome New Hires

Brad Reeder, COO and Lee Latimer, Human Resources Director

Brad Reeder, COO

Lee Latimer, Human Resources Director

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, 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 include:

  • 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

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.

drawing of Bob Davis

Happy Work Anniversary!

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 below 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).

Collage of ECA employees with work anniversaries
  1. David Fierce OD 4 years
  2. Tamara D Hester OD 4 years
  3. Alfred M Long OD 4 years
  4. Eileen Wang MD 4 years
  5. Jennifer M Garner 1 year
  6. Jada T Stinson-Mitchell 1 year
  7. Gail Trueblood 30 years
  8. Lacey L Sharp AUD 2 years
  9. Hannah N Cleland 1 year
  10. Erin Rellinger Hoffman AuD 9 years
  11. Marisa J Soriano 1 year
  12. Alyssa M Lorenz 1 year
  13. Destry Young (Dee) 5 years
  14. Jacinta M Ellison 1 year
  15. Nancy K Nunez 3 years
  16. Telicia E Merricks 4 years
  17. Yeonsub K Lee 4 years
  18. Latoya Griffin 4 years
  19. Patricia J Palmer 4 years
  20. Megan T Vanatta 1 year
  21. Beverly St. Clair 6 years
  22. Natasha R Drake (Tasha) 2 years
  23. India S Hill 1 year
  24. Jhoany Larriva (Michelle) 3 years
  1. Daniel Hwang MD 6 years
  2. Daphne L Burrell (Daphne) 1 year
  3. Najely Gonzalez 2 years
  4. Victoria A Tafel (Tori) 1 year
  5. Crystal Bennett (Chris) 1 year
  6. Cassandra Holston 4 years
  7. Raquel Lopez 6 years
  8. Michele Earl 4 years
  9. Stacey L Putnam 4 years
  10. Elizabeth Austin 5 years
  11. Selena Garcia-Reid 1 year
  12. Karen Moody (Katie) 3 years
  13. Yeeun Hwang 1 year
  1. Kayla N Higgins 2 years
  2. Deborah Ankrom 6 years
  3. Donna Vernon 6 years
  4. Eric M Bull (Eric) 1 year
  5. Tiffany Clayton 1 year
  6. Carla Vidrine 9 years
  7. Jamie A Brown 2 years
  8. Asia D Mills-Burch (Asia) 1 year
  9. Shelly P Jones 1 year
  10. Stephanie Quintero 1 year
  11. Aubree Hampton 6 years
  12. Andrea McGrew 1 year
  13. James G Brooks 1 year
  14. Shanice Sweeney 5 years
  15. Kelly M Cerrada (Kelly) 1 year
  16. Caylin M Roszina 1 year
  17. Emma L Van Rijswijk 2 years
  18. Kenesha I Kwashie 1 year
  19. Benita Horan 6 years

Happy Birthday!

  1. Jamie M Bohannon
  2. Lourdes N Mitchell (Lori)
  3. Nancy K Nunez
  4. Rajat Ghaiy MD
  5. Yeonsub K Lee
  6. Frances Dadzie
  7. Yeeun Hwang
  8. Kayla N Higgins
  9. Eric M Bull
  10. Marisa J Soriano
  11. Meredith Andrews
  12. Robert E Davis
  13. Denise R Thomas
  14. Beverly St. Clair
  15. Rahman Margerum
  16. Matthew T Boatwright
  17. Shenna D Jenkins
  18. Theresa Bobbitt
  19. Lee Latimer
  20. Ashley Lalchand
  21. Nichole M Eakley
  22. Tiffany A OSteen
  23. Stephanie Hobbs
  24. Janak Chand (JB)
  25. Hannah L Hanks
  26. Monica R Hampton
  27. Tameshia Leach
  28. Diana Hester
  29. Jhoany Larriva (Michelle)
  30. Gail Trueblood
  31. Adrianne Tchundju kombou
  32. Shivani Patel
  33. Sherri Davis
  34. Barbara A Kroencke
  35. Trinity M Dix
  1. Kennosuke Kurimaru (Ken)
  2. Keianna Dillard
  3. Eunice Medrea
  4. Evan Loft MD
  5. Danitra Wright
  6. Kendra Bailey
  7. Margaret Wong-Gribble MD
  8. Tina Fontenot
  9. Andrea Y Roman
  10. Sara Williams
  11. Kayci Buchanan
  12. Rachel M Donatelli
  13. Holly Rouse
  14. Tica Nelson
  15. Elizabeth York
  16. Jamecia Carter
  17. Charlene Fowler (Char)
  18. Deanna Graham
  19. Assata L Powell
  20. Jermaniece Williams (Bre)
  21. Sheree D Cole
  22. Lulla G Akuoko
  23. Maria R Rivera
  24. Tamara D Hester OD
  25. Keshana Mosley
  26. Trionia Price
  27. Clarissa Hamm
  1. Carrie L Prickett
  2. Rebecca S Anderson (Becca)
  3. Chyna M Gibson
  4. Jamie A Brown
  5. Shakirah Sewell
  6. Casandra Dorsey
  7. Sovatha P Liu (Pauline)
  8. Beauty Chanda
  9. Kyra Griffin
  10. Andrew Crain
  11. Caylin M Roszina
  12. Jahane Anderson
  13. Tiffany Clayton
  14. Deborah Ankrom
  15. John M Mahan
  16. Elliot Levine MD
  17. Alexis R Stevens
  18. Erika D Johnson
  19. Shannon L Moulton
  20. Krina Patel
  21. Raymond Swords
  22. Addison Brandau

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