Our Staff

Lynne

Lynne, Office Manager

Lynne joined New Tampa Eye Institute in May 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 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.

Conny

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.

Heidi

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

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 Bush 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.

Mindi

Mindi, Ophthalmic Assistant

Mindi was born in Cleveland, Ohio. She moved to Tampa in 2017. Mindi has been working in the field of ophthalmology since 1979. She is a certified Ophthalmic Assistant and is experienced in cataracts, glaucoma, and retina. Mindi works hard to provide patients with outstanding patient care. During her free time she enjoys singing and nurturing her garden.

Melissa

Melissa, Ophthalmic Assistant

Melissa joined New Tampa Eye Institute in October 2012. Melissa was born and raised on Long Island, NY and moved to Tampa FL with her daughter in September 2012. Melissa obtained her Associates Degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography. In addition to 10 years of experience in ophthalmology she completed her Nursing degree in 2018. Melissa promotes the family oriented environment of New Tampa Eye Institute on a daily basis. Melissa enjoys reading, art museums, and traveling with her family.

Markeeta

Markeeta, Ophthalmic Assistant

Markeeta joined New Tampa Eye Institute in June 2015. Born in St. Petersburg, Florida she moved to Pasco county in 2012. Markeeta worked in the field of ophthalmology since 2012. She obtained her certification as an Ophthalmic Assistant in February 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.

zuly

Zuly, Ophthalmic Assistant

Zuly joined New Tampa Eye Institute in August of 2017. Zuly was born in Guatemala. She moved to Florida when she was 10 years old. Zuly has been working in the field of ophthalmology since 2007. She obtained her certification COA in 2013. She has experience in cataracts, glaucoma, retina, and oculoplastics. Zuly enjoys educating and comforting patients with her caring personality and knowledge. During her free time she enjoys traveling and photography.

Kelly

Kelly, Ophthalmic Assistant

Kelly joined New Tampa Eye Institute in August 2015. Kelly was born and raised in Tampa, FL. She has worked in ophthalmology for over five years. Kelly's philosophy is to treat others as you would like to be treated, therefore 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.

Debbie

Debbie, Patient Services Representative

Debbie joined New Tampa Eye Institute in August 2017. Debbie was born and raised in Tampa, FL. She has worked in ophthalmology for over 20 years. Debbie is known for her friendliness and smiling personality. In her free time Debbie enjoys camping, boating and spending time with her fifteen grandchildren.

Megan

Megan, Patient Services Representative

Megan was born and raised in Tarpon Springs FL. She started her career in ophthalmology field in 2015 and joined New Tampa Eye Institute in August 2018. Megan has a unique personality, she brings happiness and laughter everywhere she goes. During her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, friends and her poppy.