Administration, Faculty, & Staff

The Michigan College of Optometry has many dedicated individuals that work together to allow the school to function. The hard efforts of these individuals makes them vital members of the MCO Family.

MCO Administration

Name Position

Daniel Taylor
Daniel A. Taylor, OD, EdD, MS, FAAO, DipOE

Interim Dean

Director of Externships

MCO Administrative Staff

Name Position

Michelle Balliet
Michelle Balliet

Administrative Secretary
Dean's Office

Amy Parks
Amy Parks

Health Colleges Administrative Specialist
Office of Associate Dean for Academic & Student Affairs

 

The faculty at MCO is dedicated to the clinical and personal success of its students. The top priority for each faculty member is the student first, followed by other personal interests or research endeavors. Keeping up with the latest advances in diagnostic and management techniques gives students at MCO the most current information in the eye care field. This translates from the classroom to the clinic, where students are able to learn from the wide base of knowledge and expertise of the faculty. Many of the instructors have specialty training in specific areas which they use to facilitate a complete educational experience for optometry students and interns.

Emily Aslakson
Emily Aslakson, OD, FAAO, FCOVD 

James Brady
James Brady, MEd 

 Sara Bush
Sara Bush, OD, FAAO
Amy Dinardo
Amy Dinardo, OD, MBA, FAAO
 Sarah Hinkley
Sarah Hinkley, OD, FCOVD, FAAO
 Alison Jenerou
Alison Jenerou, OD, FCOVD, FAAO
Lillian Kalaczinski
Lillian Kalaczinski, OD, FAAO
 Josh Lotoczky
Josh Lotoczky, OD, FAAO
 Brian McDowell
Brian McDowell, OD
 Paula McDowell
Paula McDowell, OD, FAAO
 Jim Miller
James Miller, OD, FAAO
 Chad Rosen
Chad Rosen, OD, MBA, FAAO
 Joe Pole
Joseph Pole, PhD 
Avesh Raghunandan
Avesh Raghunandan, OD, PhD, FAAO
Vandana Rajaram
Vandana Rajaram, OD, PhD, FAAO 
Dan Wrubel
Daniel Wrubel, OD
Jennifer Schad
Jennifer Schad, OD, FAAO 
Mark Swan
Mark Swan, OD, MEd, FAAO 
 Philip Walling
Philip E. Walling, OD, FAAO
 

At the University Eye Center we focus on being a patient-centered clinic and aim to exceed the highest of expectations. Our unique and special group of staff members have been trained in their area of expertise and are eager to assist you with your needs and concerns. Take a moment to visit our state of the art facility that hosts an optical dispensary containing over 1,000 frames. We also have an in-house lab and access to the latest digital lens technology so we can customize your lenses perfectly for you. At the University Eye Center, the difference is clear!

Please click on the interactive links to learn more about our amazing staff! We look forward to seeing you, soon!

Ronald Witt
Ron Witt, ABO

Rhonda Atteberry
Rhonda Atteberry, ABOC
Kerrie Currie
Kerrie Currie, ABO
Connie Cusimano
Connie Brady
Tracy Dard
Tracy Waldo ABOC, NCLC

Randy Dahlstrom
Randy Dahlstrom, ABOC, MBOC

Cyndi MacKenzie
Cyndi MacKenzie, ABO

Paula Vaughn
Paula Vaughn

Andrea Johnson
Andrea Johnson, ABO
Rob Johnston
Rob Johnston
Jennifer Ososki
Jennifer Ososki, RHIA


Optometrists and Ophthalmologists who are not employed as regular, board-appointed members of the teaching faculty of the Michigan College of Optometry and who deliver the clinical curriculum to students are assigned to one of the following instructional ranks: adjunct assistant clinical professor, adjunct associate clinical professor, adjunct clinical professor. The following is a list of the Michigan College of Optometry Adjunct Clinical Faculty members for 2017-2018.

Faculty Name Location
Courtney Anderson, O.D. John Dingell VAMC- Detroit
Matthew Anderson, O.D. VA Northern Indiana Health Care System
Shawn Andrus, O.D. Heart of the City Clinic - Grand Rapids
Meagan Baker, O.D. Heart of the City Clinic- Grand Rapids
Daniel Balcueva, O.D. Henry Ford Optim Eyes - Troy
Luis Balderas, O.D. Henry Ford Optim Eyes - West Bloomfield
Adeline Bauer, O.D. Michigan College of Optometry - Big Rapids
Heidi Bauer Skelley, O.D. Anderson Eye Associates - Saginaw
Elizabeth Becker, O.D. Walton & Becker Eye Care - Oxford
Matthew Borr, O.D. Metro Health - Grand Rapids
Kevin Bos, O.D. Heart of the City Clinic - Grand Rapids
Michelle Brown, O.D. WJB Dorn VA - Columbia, SC
Krista Bruni, O.D. Sault Optometry Clinic - Sault Ste. Marie, ON
Robert Buckingham, O.D. Michigan College of Optometry - Big Rapids
Sara Camburn, O.D. Okemos Optometry - Okemos
Aaron Case, O.D. VA Northern Indiana Health Care System
Sean Coonnell, O.D. Wills Eye Hospital - Drexel Hill, PA
David Cook, O.D. Family Eye Care Associates - Cadillac
Doug Coon, O.D. Wyoming Health Care Center - Grand Rapids
William Denton, O.D. Ralph H. Johnson VAMC - Charleston, SC
Ramanpal Doel, O.D. Visual Rehabilitation & Research Center Henry Ford Health Systems - Detroit
Jeffrey Diskin, O.D. Michigan Eye Institute - Flint
Mitchell Dobrzelewski, O.D. DeWitt Optometry - Dewitt 
Jason Donahue, O.D. Andersen Eye Associates - Saginaw
Brian Dornbos, O.D. Battle Creek VAMC
Colleen Downey, O.D. John Dingell VAMC - Detroit
Ryan Edmonds, O.D. Wills Eye Hospital - Drexel Hill, PA
Chad Edmonds, O.D. Wills Eye Hospital - Drexel Hill, PA
Scott Edmonds, O.D. Wills Eye Hospital - Drexel Hill, PA
Susan Edmonds, O.D. Wills Eye Hospital - Drexel Hill, PA
Philip Elston, O.D. John Dingell VAMC - Detroit
Robert Finlay, O.D. Henry Ford Optim Eyes - West Bloomfield
Andrea Fisher, O.D. Erie Shores Eye Care- Ohio
Vicky Fischer, O.D. Laria Eye Care, FL
Jason Fliegel, OD. Aleda Lutz VAMC, Saginaw Valley
Daniel Fortenbacher, O.D. WOW Vision Therapy - St. Joseph
Anna Fox, O.D. Heart of the City Clinic- Grand Rapids
Chad Gallatin, O.D. John Dingell (Detroit) VA
Richard Gardner, O.D. Dorn VA Hospital - Columbia, SC
Carla Gilbertson, O.D. Battle Creek VAMC - Battle Creek MI
Geeta Girdher, O.D. Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, MD
Arlene Gold, O.D. John Dingell (Detroit) VA
Andrew Gregory, O.D. Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, MD
Maj. Darrell Grise Eglin Air Force Base - Eglin, FL
Melinda Gruszka, O.D. Eye Institute of West Florida, FL
Dean Hartwig, O.D. Oscar Johnson VA - Iron Mountain
Emily Heins, O.D. Henry Ford Optim Eyes - West Bloomfield
Amanda Hoffman, O.D. Eye Clinic of Wisconisn - Westin, WI
Stephan Herman, O.D. Superior Eye - Marquette
Veronica Hrywnak, O.D. Aleda Lutz (Saginaw) VA
Jessica Jackson, O.D. Superior Eye - Marquette
Bryan Johnson,O.D. Balian Eye Center - Rochester
Matthew Johnson,O.D. Battle Creek VAMC
Rebecca Johnson, O.D. Battle Creek VAMC
Heidi Johnson, O.D. Superior Eye - Marquette
Peter Josen, O.D. Taynai Institute - California
Scott Kass, O.D. Wyoming Health Care Center - Grand Rapids
David Kaufman, D.O. The Clinical Center - East Lansing
Gary Keoleian, O.D. Michigan Eye Institute - Flint
Joy Kerns, O.D. Wyoming Health Care Center - Grand Rapids
Lauren Keshishian, O.D. Michigan Eye Institute - Flint
Jeffery Koets, O.D. Carefree Medical Eye Clinic - Lansing
C. Steven Kocks, O.D. Associates in Eyecare - Saginaw
Dolores Kowalski-Meier, O.D. Special Needs Vision Clinic - Saginaw
Chris Kramer, O.D. Rosenbaum Eye Center - Lansing
Patricia Kranz, O.D. Dorn VA Hospital - Columbia, SC
Jordan Kuipers, O.D. Wyoming Health Care Center- Grand Rapids
Selena Lam-Jiang, O.D. Henry Ford Optim Eyes - Troy
Kyle Lark, O.D. Taciz, Zainea, and Whitmore - Alma
Kathy Lewis, O.D. Aleda Lutz (Saginaw) VA
Chad Linsley, O.D. Egeler Correctional Facility- Jackson
Glen Linsley, O.D. Egeler Correctional Facility - Jackson
Mimi Lum, O.D. Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, MD
Brian Mahalak, O.D. Michigan Eye Institute - Flint
Blas Mamaril, O.D. Balian Eye Center - Rochester
John Marohn, O.D. Great Lakes Eyecare
Andrea McCann, O.D. Ophthalmology LTD - SD
Molly McGinty-Tauren, O.D. Battle Creek VAMC -Battle Creek
Gabrielle McGuire Aleda Lutz (Saginaw) VA
Katie Michalski, O.D. Eye Clinic of Wisconsin - Weston, WI
Renee Mika, O.D. Heart of the City Clinic- Grand Rapids
Daniel Mlnarik, O.D. Metro Health - Grand Rapids
Kimberly Molter, O.D. Michigan College of Optometry - Big Rapids
Robert Molter, O.D. Michigan College of Optometry - Big Rapids
Jared Most, O.D. John Dingell (Detroit) VA
Lina Nagia, O.D. MSU Neurology Center - East Lansing
Theresa Neiderer, O.D. Wills Eye Hospital - Drexel Hill, PA
Rebecca Ng, O.D. Tayani Institute - California
Jennifer Nichols, O.D. Caledonia Vision Center - Caledonia
Larry Olson, O.D. Henry Ford Optimeyes-  Troy
David Oosting, O.D. Michigan College of Optometry - Big Rapids
Mawada Osman, O.D. Heart of the City Clinic- Grand Rapids
Robbie Pairolero, O.D. Egeler Correctional Facility - Jackson
Anthony Patterson, O.D. Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, MD
Ray Phillips, O.D. Michigan College of Optometry- Big Rapids
Roxanna Potter, O.D. My EyeDr - Ohio
Michael Raphitis, O.D. Balin Eye Center - Rochester
William Rhoades, O.D. Michigan Eye Institute - Flint
Maina Roochi, O.D. Chico Eye Care - California
Brigid Roney, O.D. Henry Ford Optimeyes-  Troy
JulieAnne Roper, O.D. Dorn VA Hospital - Columbia, SC
Lovely Sayomac, O.D. VA Northern Indiana Health Care System
Ricky Scalcucci, O.D. Eye Clinic of Wisconsin - Weston, WI
Kimberly Schauland, O.D. Riemer Eye Center - Cadillac
Brian Schmidt, O.D. Henry Ford Optimeyes-  Troy
Scott Schomaker, O.D. Michigan College of Optometry- Big Rapids
Anthony Sesto, O.D. Normandy Optical - Shelby
Sarah Sharrad, O.D. Aleda Lutz (Saginaw) VA
Leonard Silverman, O.D. Okemos Optometry - Okemos
Kelly Singleton, O.D. Ralph Johnson VA - Charleston, SC
Cara Smith, O.D. Ralph Johnson VA - Charleston, SC
Lori Smolinski, O.D. Association of the Blind and Visually Impaired
Daniel St. Aubin, O.D. Michigan Eye Institute - Flint
Katelin Staley, O.D. Eglin Air Force Base - Eglin, FL
Steffany Straight, O.D. Riemer Eye Center - Cadillac
Sandra Su, O.D. Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, MD
Craig Swanson,O.D. John Dingell VAMC - Detroit
Peter Tacia, O.D. Tacia, Zainea, and Whitmore - Alma
Ramin Tayani, O.D. Tayani Institute - California
Bradley Taylor, O.D. Aleda Lutz (Saginaw) VA
Bernard Tiekele, O.D. Michigan Eye Institute - Flint
Jennifer Tiekele, O.D. Michigan Eye Institute - Flint
Anthony Van Alstine, O.D. Dorn VA Hospital - Columbia, SC
Erica Vanderpool, O.D. Battle Creek VAMC
Michael Vandeveer, O.D. Battle Creek VAMC
Joshua Walek, O.D. Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, MD
Christopher Walsh, O.D John Dingell VAMC - Detroit
Emily Walters, O.D. Ophthalmology LTD - SD
Gordon Warren, O.D. Sarnia Optometric Clinic-
Curtis Wee, O.D. Henry Ford Optim Eyes - West Bloomfield
Jessica White, O.D. Henry Ford Optim Eyes - Troy
Garrett Whitmore, O.D. Seals, Tacia, Bartz, Zainea, and Whitmore - Alma
Danielle Wilhelm, O.D. John Dingell VAMC - Detroit
Sarah Wilson, O.D. Dorn VA Hospital - Columbia, SC
Jaime Zadoff, O.D. John Dingell VAMC - Detroit
Jacob Zainea, O.D. Seals, Taciz, Bartz, Zainea, and Whitmore - Alma
Evan Zimmerman, O.D. Riemer Eye Center - Cadillac