Meet Our Team

Pediatric Ophthalmologists, Optometrists, Executive & Director Team

PEDIATRIC OPHTHALMOLOGISTS

Robert King, MD

Robert A King, MD

Dr. King graduated Magna Cum Laude from the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He obtained a Master’s Degree in history from Indiana University and his Medical Degree from the University of Colorado. There he was elected to membership in the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. He completed his residency in 1985 at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and his Pediatric Ophthalmology / Adult Strabismus Fellowship at the Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. King is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist, fellowship trained in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus, and is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, the Colorado Ophthalmological Society, the Colorado Medical Society, the Arapahoe-Douglas-Elbert Medical Society, and the Denver Medical Society.

Diana DeSantis MD

Diana M. DeSantis, MD

Dr. DeSantis graduated Magna Cum Laude from Texas Christian University’s Honors Program. She was elected to membership in the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. She then went on to earn her Medical Degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. After completing her Ophthalmology residency at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, she fulfilled her fellowship training in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. DeSantis is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist, fellowship trained in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus, and is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, the Colorado Ophthalmological Society, the Colorado Medical Society, the Arapahoe-Douglas-Elbert Medical Society, and the Denver Medical Society.

Chris Bardorf MD

Christopher M. Bardorf, MD

Dr. Bardorf’s undergraduate degree is from Fairfield University, in Fairfield, Connecticut. He obtained a Masters Degree in biophysics from Georgetown University in Washington DC and his Medical Degree from Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha, Nebraska. He completed his residency in Ophthalmology at the Kresge Eye Institute in Detroit, Michigan. He did his fellowship in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus at Washington University’s St. Louis Children’s Hospital. Dr. Bardorf is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist, fellowship trained in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus, and is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, the Colorado Ophthalmological Society, the Colorado Medical Society, the Arapahoe-Douglas-Elbert Medical Society, and the Denver Medical Society.

Anna Steele MD

Anna L. Steele, MD

Dr. Steele’s undergraduate degree is from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She obtained her Medical Degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine where she was elected into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. She completed her residency in Ophthalmology at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine and completed her fellowship in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus at the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Steele is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist, fellowship trained in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus, a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, the Colorado Ophthalmological Society, the Colorado Medical Society, the Arapahoe-Douglas-Elbert Medical Society, and the Denver Medical Society.

Adrienne Ruth MD

Adrienne L. Ruth, MD

Dr. Ruth graduated with distinction from Stanford University. She was elected to membership in the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society and received the President’s Award for Academic Excellence. She obtained her Medical Degree from Harvard Medical School.  She completed her residency in Ophthalmology at Emory Eye Center and a fellowship in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus at the Jules Stein Eye Institute in Los Angeles, California. Dr. Ruth has enjoyed being involved in medical missionary work in such places as Ecuador and Costa Rica and is fluent in Spanish. Dr. Ruth is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist, fellowship trained in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus, a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, the Colorado Ophthalmological Society, the Colorado Medical Society, the Arapahoe-Douglas-Elbert Medical Society, and the Denver Medical Society.

Justin Arbuckle MD

Justin H. Arbuckle, MD

Dr. Arbuckle received his undergraduate degree in Global Economics from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Loyola University Strich School of Medicine in Maywood, Illinois where he obtained his Medical Degree and was elected to membership in the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. After completing his ophthalmology residency at the Storm Eye Institute at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, he then went on to complete a fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology at Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, Indiana. Dr. Arbuckle is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist, fellowship trained in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus, a member of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus as well as the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

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Rachel Reem

Rachel Reem, MD

Dr. Reem completed her medical degree at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford, a Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland Ohio, and Ophthalmology residency at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, followed by a fellowship in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.

Dr. Reem is an esteemed member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, as well as the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology and the Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group.

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OPTOMETRISTS

Jean DeMoss OD High Res
Jean L. DeMoss, OD, FAAO

Dr. DeMoss’s undergraduate degree is from Davidson College in North Carolina.  She obtained her degrees in the Visual Sciences and Optometry from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in Philadelphia where she was inducted into the Beta Sigma Kappa International Optometric Honor Society and the Gold Key International Honor Society. She completed a Pediatric Optometry residency from The Eye Institute at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 1999. She is a member of the American Optometric Association, the American Academy of Optometry, the Colorado Optometric Association and the College of Optometrists in Visual Development.  Dr. DeMoss is also one of a very few fully Board Certified Optometrists in Colorado.

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Amanda Huston OD CEP Pic - Oct 2013Amanda Huston, OD, FAAO

Dr. Huston has an undergraduate degree from Houghton College in New York. She obtained her Doctorate of Optometry and Master’s degree in vision science from The Ohio State University College of Optometry, where she graduated summa cum laude.  She was inducted into the Beta Sigma Kappa International Optometric Honor Society and the Gold Key International Honor Society during her time at Ohio State. Dr. Huston completed a Pediatric Optometry residency at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in 2013 and received the Terrence N. Ingraham Pediatric Residency Award for clinical excellence in pediatric patient care. She is a member of the American Optometric Association and the American Academy of Optometry.

Jessie Dinkel, OD High ResJessie Vassau, OD, FAAO

Dr. Vassau obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology & Health Promotion, with a Minor in Chemistry from University of Wyoming in Laramie, Wyoming.  She obtained her Doctorate of Optometry from Southern California College of Optometry in Fullerton, California, graduating Magna Cum Laude. In August 2010, Dr. Vassau  was inducted into the Beta Sigma Kappa International Optometric Honor Society, Southern California College of Optometry. Dr. Vassau completed a Pediatric Optometry residency at University of Alabama School of Optometry & Eye Care in Birmingham, Alabama, and received the Terrence N. Ingraham Pediatric Residency Award for clinical excellence in pediatric patient care.  She is a member of the American Optometric Association, American Academy of Optometry, Colorado Optometric Association and the Alabama Optometric Association.

Paul McHenry, OD

We are very happy to welcome Dr. McHenry to our practice, joining our Family Optometry team in May 2020.  Dr. McHenry earned his undergraduate BS degree in Economics from Seton Hall University in New Jersey, graduating Magna Cum Laude.  He completed Post-Graduate studies in Biology from Millersville University in Pennsylvania.   Dr. McHenry’s Doctorate of Optometry degree comes from Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago, Illinois.     He is a member of the American Optometric Association, the American Academy of Optometry and the Colorado Optometric Association.  Dr. McHenry and his family relocated to Colorado in late April 2020 and we are very pleased to have him join our Family Optometry team.

Dr. McHenry’s family Optometry patient care interests span a variety of adult ocular diseases, vision health and contact lens technology.

Sarah Bielski, OD

We are very happy to welcome Dr. Bielski to our practice, joining our Family Optometry team in August 2020.  Dr. Bielski earned her undergraduate BS degree in Psychology from Florida State University, graduating Summa Cum Laude.   Dr.Bielski’s Doctorate of Optometry degree comes from Nova Southeastern University, along with a BS Degree in Vision Science, graduating with Honors from both of these programs.  Dr. Bielski also completed a Residency program in Pediatric Optometry, finishing her specialized training at the prestigious New England College of Optometry.  She is an active member of the American Optometric Association, the American Academy of Optometry and the Colorado Optometric Association.  Dr. Bielski relocated to Colorado in late July 2020 and we are very pleased to have her join our Pediatric and Family Optometry team.

Dr. Bielski’s family and pediatric Optometry patient care interests span a variety of ocular diseases including aphakic infants, amblyopia, strabismus, cranial nerve palsies, diplopia, binocular vision disorders and specialty contact lens technology.

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Lynette Bridges High ResLynette Bridges

Chief Executive Officer

Lynette Bridges, a Colorado Native, started her healthcare career working for Health One as an Accounts Payable Clerk.  Her career developed into overseeing the operations of two ambulatory surgery centers.  In 2000, Lynette joined Children’s Eye Physicians as its Practice Administrator and is now its Chief Executive Officer.  Lynette graduated Summa Cum Laude from Regis University with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Accounting.  Since 2000, Lynette has been instrumental in growing the practice from three physicians and two locations to four, soon to be five location and 12 providers.  Lynette happily characterizes her long standing relationship helping the practice serve its patients and families as being one of the most personally rewarding experiences of her life.  She looks forward to continuing to be a part of a first class specialty medical practice for many years to come.

DIRECTOR TEAM

Ashley

Ashley Ezedinma

Director of Optical Services

Ashley Ezedinma joined Children’s Eye Physicians and Colorado Family Optical in August, 2017 and serves as its Director of Optical Services.  Ashley brings over 29 years of successful Sales and Management experience,  providing exceptional patient service and leadership.

Ashley holds BS in Business Management from Indiana State University and a Master of Arts degree in Psychology with specialization in Mediation and Conflict resolution obtained from the University of the Rockies, Denver Colorado.

She exemplifies passion for patient service positive customer and staff interaction.  Her heartfelt loyalty exudes confidence with making sure that patients and their families are fitted with the exact product for their needs.  She takes personally, the experience of the patients of Children’s Eye Physicians and holds herself personally responsible for the care of each patient that enters any of the three locations providing Optical Services.

In addition to being one of Colorado’s happiest “formerly from Indiana” transplants,  Ashley is a very busy mother of two children and works from the personal direction of “What would I want if this were my own child’s optical needs were being met by Colorado Family Optical and what are my requirements of this service?”

Tessa Gaona

Director of Patient Services

Tessa Gaona joined Children’s Eye Physicians in 2014 and serves as the practice’s Director of Patient Services. She brings over ten years of team management experience offering excellent oversight and leadership to the Children’s Eye Physicians’ patient services team. Tessa holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Behavioral Science, with a Minor in Social Work from the Metropolitan State University of Denver. Tessa is an active member of the Denver Medical Study Group and volunteers with the Stout Street Healthcare Coalition for the Homeless. Tessa is a Colorado native and a busy mom of two children.

Briana Pierce

Director of Patient Financial Services

Briana Pierce serves as the practice’s Director of Patient Financial Services and has been working with Children’s Eye Physicians since 2004.  Briana holds a BS degree in Health/Health Care Administration Management from Colorado State University.  She is a very skilled and accomplished professional offering expert guidance for the practice’s patients as they navigate their insurance benefits.  Briana is a trusted and experienced leader supporting the valuable services Children’s Eye Physicians offers its patient and families.

Irais Lucero

Director of Human Resources

Irais Lucero joined Children’s Eye Physicians in 2012 and now serves as the practice’s Director of Human Resources.   Her career with Children’s Eye Physicians exposed Irais to various key functions within the practice such as Customer Service, Operations, Staff Training and Development.  She brings to her role as the Director of Human Resources over a decade of experience in process improvement, training, team management experience and leadership.  Irais is an involved member of Colorado’s Mile High Society for Human Resource Management.  She is actively pursuing the Associate Professional in Human Resources certification.

Irais’ organizational philosophy is founded on the belief that positioning your career serving others can be immensely rewarding.   She serves an integral role in everything the practice does to help support Children’s Eye Physicians caring for its patients and their families.

Irais is a Colorado native, having enjoyed all of the wonderful things this beautiful state has to offer.  She is a busy mom of two boys and a big fan of Colorado’s sports teams, no matter how they’re doing season to season.

Alex Getlan

Alex Getlan, CPA

Director of Finance

Alex Getlan joined Children’s Eye Physicians in 2017. Alex received a Masters in Accountancy from the University of Denver in 2011. He created a well balanced foundation for his professional career through holding accounting positions in both the public and private accounting sector. Alex received his CPA license from the state of Colorado in 2012 and is driven by the commitment to continuous education.

He believes that an organization is only truly successful when they are a socially responsible contributing member of the community.

When not focusing on providing relevant and reliable financial information, Alex enjoys spending time exploring the Rocky Mountains and traveling.