Our Staff

Lynne Allen

Lynne Allen, Office Manager

Lynne joined New Tampa Eye Institute in May of 2015. Born and raised here in the Tampa Bay Area she recently moved back to the area from Savannah, Georgia with her husband after he completed his military career with the United States Army. Lynne comes to us with over 15 years experience in healthcare. Her experiences cover the full facet of private medical practice ranging from clinical to management. Lynne's main goal as the Office Manager for New Tampa Eye Institute is to ensure that our patients receive quality service, compassion and understanding while they undergo medical treatment. Lynne ensures that the staff has the support they need to effectively and efficiently maintain a warm and friendly environment. When away from the office, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends in the Florida sunshine. She loves baseball and can be found cheering on the Tampa Bay Rays.

Sheila Ansell

Sheila Ansell, Lead Ophthalmic Assistant

Sheila joined New Tampa Eye Institute in July of 2016. She was born Las Vegas. Nevada to parents who were in the Air Force and moved to Florida in 1998. Sheila obtained her Associates Degree in Opticianry in 2001 and has been working in the field of ophthalmology ever since. She also obtained her certification as an ophthalmic assistant in April of 2007. Sheila's knowledge and experience in this field is a welcome addition to the New Tampa Eye Institute family. In her spare time you can find her spending time with her family or on the lake fishing.

Melissa Rose

Melissa Rose, Senior Ophthalmic Assistant

Melissa joined New Tampa Eye Institute in October of 2012. Melissa was born and raised on Long Island, NY and moved to Florida with her daughter in September of 2012. Melissa obtained her Associates Degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography and has over four years of experience in Ophthalmology. Melissa promotes the family oriented environment that is New Tampa Eye Institute on a daily basis. Melissa enjoys reading, art museums, and traveling with her family.

Markeeta Hines

Markeeta Hines, Ophthalmic Assistant

Markeeta joined New Tampa Eye Institute in June of 2015. Born in St. Petersburg, Florida she moved to Pasco county in 2012. Markeeta has been working in the field of ophthalmology since 2012. She obtained her certification as an Ophthalmic Assistant in February of 2015. She has experience in cataracts, glaucoma, retina, and oculoplastics. She Graduated with an Associates degree in Science and Surgical Technology from Keiser College in 2011. Markeeta enjoys providing our patients with outstanding patient care. During her free time she enjoys going to theme parks and spending quality time with her family.

Conny Chenea

Conny Chenea, Ophthalmic Assistant

Conny joined New Tampa Eye Institute in April of 2017. She was born raised in Berlin, Germany. She moved to Florida in May of 2007. Conny has been working in the medical field all her life. In 2009 Conny obtained her COA and has been working in the field of ophthalmology ever since. Conny's knowledge and experience in this field is a welcome addition to the New Tampa Eye Institute family. In her spare time she enjoys outdoor activities with her husband.

Kelly McFarland

Kelly McFarland, Patient Services Representative

Kelly joined New Tampa Eye Institute in August of 2015. Kelly was born and raised in Tampa, FL. She has worked in Ophthalmology for over 5 yrs. Kelly's philosophy is to treat others as you would like to be treated therefor she provides the highest level of customer service to all our patients. In her free time Kelly enjoys playing softball and spending quality time with her loving family and her two precious dogs.

Adrianna Santiago

Adrianna Santiago, Patient Services Representative

Adrianna joined New Tampa Eye Institute in June of 2014. Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois she moved to Florida with her family in 2007. Adrianna comes to us with two years experience working as an Optometric Tech and Patient Service Coordinator. Adrianna completed her Associates Degree in Liberal Arts and is currently working towards her Bachelors in education. Adrianna is bilingual in both English and Spanish. Adrianna truly enjoys working with and helping people, she greets everyone with a positive attitude and smile. In her spare time she enjoys traveling and painting.