From the moment you make contact with our patient coordinators to the aftercare and maintenance of your treatments and procedures, we are here for you. Our team is unmatched in their embodiment of excellence and hospitality, and our family grows with every new patient.
Jenny is a Certified Ophthalmic Technician with 28 years of experience. Her extensive knowledge in ophthalmology and ophthalmic plastic surgery makes her a great asset to the Oculus team. She has worked with Dr. Cole and Dr. Murphy since their early days of training at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. In her off hours, she enjoys spending time with her husband and 4 children, gardening, and delving into home projects. Ask her about her former figure skating career!
Following her BFA in Graphic Design and Technology from Emmanuel College (Boston) in 2004, Taylor went on to spearhead product and design ventures in California. Her family brought her to Atlanta in 2011, and she joined the Oculus team. When she is not brainstorming better ways to meet patients’ needs, she can be found enjoying the outdoors with her husband and two sons.
Katie is originally from Boston, MA. In 2011, she completed her Bachelors of Science Degree in Marketing and Psychology at Roger Williams University in Rhode Island. Craving a new adventure brought her to Atlanta in 2012, where she began working at Oculus. Katie uses her business mindset to make sure everything runs smoothly in the Billing and Business Department. When she has some free time, Katie enjoys playing soccer and being active outdoors.
Adopted native to Atlanta, Paige grew up in Powder Springs. She completed her Bachelors of Science degree at Georgia Southern University in 2014, where she studied Multi-media Communications. Paige joined Oculus in the beginning of 2015, where she enjoys being a patient care coordinator. In her spare time you can find Paige creating short films, hanging out with friends, or on the couch having a good movie marathon.
As a Georgia native, Jessica grew up in Atlanta and came to Oculus with a background in aesthetics. Having now been a part of our team since 2009, Jessica serves as both surgical coordinator and medical assistant. When not scheduling surgeries or helping the doctors and patients of Oculus, you can find her out and about, lighting up the city, our hearts, and the dance floor!
Jolie came to Oculus in the spring of 2014 with a background in cosmetic sales and optometry. Originally from New York, she has spent time in Florida and eventually settled in Atlanta in 2000. In her spare time, she enjoys being with her husband, son, and dog, walking along the belt line or just enjoying the city with her family and friends.
Dr. Lisa Drake is a graduate of the University of Georgia and Emory University School of Medicine. She completed her residency at Emory University Affiliated Hospitals in 1997, where she served as Chief Resident in Anesthesiology, and was certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology in 1998. She specializes in providing personalized perioperative care for patients undergoing ambulatory surgery. When not transporting her patients to an idyllic vacation destination in the operating room, she enjoys traveling with her husband and two sons, watching them play baseball, and serving as Board Chair at her sons’ school in Sandy Springs.
Dr. Tomaras moved to Atlanta in 1998 after completing residency training at Baylor College Medicine and Affiliated Hospitals at the Texas Medical Center in Houston, Texas. She began her private practice career at Piedmont Hospital and in 2003, co-founded Ambulatory Anesthesia Specialists, LLC. Since then, AAS has specialized in the outpatient care of patients at surgery centers that primarily focus on cosmetic, ear-nose-throat, and oculoplastic surgery. After hours, she and her husband Chris enjoy time with their 3 daughters, who attend The Westminster Schools.
Dr. Timothy Griner is a graduate of the University of Georgia and Emory School of Medicine. He completed Anesthesiology Residency at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas where he went on to serve as Chief Resident and Assistant Professor. An Atlanta Native, Dr. Griner moved back home in 2000 and has since enjoyed a career in private practice. When not working, Dr. Griner and his wife Nicki enjoy running after his dog and watching his two sons play soccer, basketball and football.
Kendra joined the Oculus team in 2012. A Colorado native, she loves the outdoors and enjoys as much time in the sun as she can with her husband and dog, Kona. She works in the Grady Hospital Emergency Department as well and brings a great deal of expertise to our nursing staff.
Everything is bigger in Texas, and Haley has a big heart for her patients. A native of Dallas, Texas, she joined the Oculus team in 2014. She brings a wealth of experience working in the plastic surgery environment. She and her husband recently welcomed a baby boy to their family.
Kelly graduated from the University of Georgia in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. During her many years at Oculus, Kelly has mastered several positions in the practice, making her an ideal choice as a Medical Assistant. When not at work, Kelly and her husband can be found dancing the night away downtown or dining in Buckhead.
Lora is a fully trained and licensed medical aesthetician with nearly eight years experience assisting medical and surgical dermatology. She has a true passion for patient care and general well-being. When she is not assisting or educating patients on how to look and feel their best, she can usually be found spending time with her family and listening to live music.
Allison joined the Oculus team in 2009 after graduating from nursing school. A University of Georgia Bulldog and Marist High School War Eagle, she prides herself on her education and southern roots. She and her husband have a sweet toddler running around the house, and are expecting their second boy very soon!
A native of Tennessee, Julia graduated from UT Chattanooga with a bachelor’s of science in nursing. After graduation, Julia spent the following five years working as an intensive care unit nurse before joining our Oculus team. Known for her sunny personality, compassion, and patience, it’s no wonder everyone asks for her by name. When “Nurse JuJu” isn’t spending her time taking care of others, she is often traveling or relaxing with the love of her life, her husband.
Born and raised in West Virginia, Genna has lived in Georgia since 1997. She graduated from the Surgical Technology Program at Chattahoochee Technical College in 2007 and is a Certified Surgical Technologist. Joining the Oculus team in 2009, Genna is an integral part of our operations. Out of the office, she spends her free time with her teenage daughter, camping and hiking in the great outdoors.
Aisha is our resident Licensed Massage Therapist. She is originally from Connecticut and has over 10 years of professional massage experience in the Atlanta area including Deep Tissue, Swedish, Hot & Cold Stone Massage and Aroma Therapy. She is a graduate from the Georgia Medical Institute and has continuing education and training on other areas such as Prenatal Massage, Sports Massage, Neuromuscular Therapy, Reflexology and Trigger Point Therapy. In her spare time, Aisha enjoys playing with her two cats, watching professional sports and spending time with her family.
Stacie came to Oculus in 2005 to complement our team with her excellent knowledge, experience, and skill as a licensed Medical Esthetician. She is able to educate and treat our clients on all skin-care procedures, medical grade skin treatments, IPL and Fractional skin resurfacing, and hair removal. Stacie never stops learning. She has become certified and proficient in numerous other areas that provide today’s safest, most effective and advanced clinical grade options to our clients. A University of Georgia graduate, she attended the Aveda Institute here in Atlanta to follow her passion for skin care. Outside of work her number one passion is to travel and explore the world.
Beverly joined the Oculus family after nearly a decade of experience with both plastic surgeons and dermatologists. She has a B.S degree as well as continued educational training from laser, injectable, and skin care companies. She enjoys the anti-aging industry and strives to give the best customer service, education, and experience to our patients.
By way of Mississippi, Adam comes to Atlanta with a great passion for customer service and hospitality. When he’s not smiling for patients at the Skin Care Center’s front desk, he’s vacationing on the beaches of Miami.