Our Staff


Lynne, Office Manager

Lynne joined New Tampa Eye Institute in May 2015. Born and raised here in the Tampa Bay Area. 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 New Tampa Eye Institute Office Manager is to ensure our patients receive quality service, compassion, and understanding while they undergo medical treatment. Lynne ensures 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.


Terresa, Surgical Coordinator / Ophthalmic Assistant

Terresa joined New Tampa Eye Institute in June 2019. She was born in raised in Oklahoma. Terresa served several years in the Navy before setting down in New York. There she obtained her COA as well as Leadership and Management Certification. She moved down to Florida in April 2019. In her spare time, she enjoys making candles and being outdoors with her husband and her dog.


Conny, Lead Ophthalmic Assistant

Conny joined New Tampa Eye Institute in April 2017. Born and raised in Berlin, Germany, she moved to Florida in May 2007. Conny has worked 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.


Maybelis, Ophthalmic Assistant

Maybelis joined New Tampa Eye Institute in March 2019. She was born in Havana, Cuba and moved to Tampa in 1995, where she has been residing ever since. Maybelis has 15 years of experience in the field of ophthalmology. She started with the front desk position when she was 18 and made her way through various departments before finding her true calling as an Ophthalmic Technician. In her spare time, she enjoys getting lost in the pages of a good book, writing fiction, and spending time with her puppy Teddy and her husband.


Heidi, Ophthalmic Assistant

Heidi joined New Tampa Eye Institute in November 2017. Heidi was born in New York, NY. She moved to Florida in 2006. Heidi worked in the field of ophthalmology since 1988. She obtained her COA in 1990. She has experience in cataracts, glaucoma, retina, and oculoplastics. Heidi enjoys educating and helping patients with understanding and expectations. During her free time she enjoys traveling and playing tennis.


Derek, Ophthalmic Assistant

Derek comes to us from upstate NY where he started his career in ophthalmology in 2012. He moved to Tampa in November 2016 and joined New Tampa Eye Institute in July 2018. Being in Tampa has brought him closer to 2 of his favorite sports teams: Tampa Bay Lightning and Rays. Whenever he is not in the office you will probably find him at Busch Gardens or Adventure Island. When he is not enjoying the rides he is at home with his spouse and cat Blackjack listening to his vinyl record collection.


Stephanie, Patient Services Representative

Stephenie joined New Tampa Eye Institute in February 2019. Stephenie was born and raised in New Hampshire and moved to Florida in July 2016. She has over 10 years of experience in healthcare with over 2 years in the field of ophthalmology. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters, traveling, shopping and going to the beach.