Meet our Team

Ophthalmologists, Optometrists, Executive Team, and Directors & Managers

OPHTHALMOLOGISTS

Robert King, MDRobert 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.

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Diana DeSantis MD High ResDiana 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.

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Chris Bardorf MD High ResChristopher 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.

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Anna Steele MD High ResAnna 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.

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Adrienne Ruth MD High ResAdrienne 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.

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Justin Arbuckle MD High ResJustin 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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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.

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Jessie Dinkel, OD High ResJessie Dinkel, OD, FAAO

Dr. Dinkel 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. Dinkel was inducted into the Beta Sigma Kappa International Optometric Honor Society, Southern California College of Optometry. Dr. Dinkel 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.

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Schmidt, Katherine ODKatherine Schmidt, OD

Dr. Katherine Schmidt graduated with honors from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln with a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences, minoring in Spanish, Psychology, and Mathematics. She obtained her Doctorate of Optometry from the New England College of Optometry, where she was inducted into the Beta Sigma Kappa International Optometric Honor’s Society. She served in student leadership while at the New England College of Optometry, first as the class Vice President and later as a member of the Executive Council. Dr. Schmidt completed a residency in Ocular Disease and Primary Eye Care at the VA Boston Healthcare System in Massachusetts. She is a member of the American Academy of Optometry, American Optometric Association, and Colorado Optometric Association. Dr. Schmidt provides family eye care and enjoys seeing patients of all ages.

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EXECUTIVE TEAM

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.

Wendy Spirek High ResWendy Spirek

Chief Strategy Officer

Wendy joined Children’s Eye Physicians in April 2017, with a 20 year accomplished background in the healthcare field.  Wendy brings to our practice extensive experience in Managed Care, Business Development, and Physician and Community Relations.  In Colorado she has held leadership roles with various health care organizations notably HealthONE/HCA Healthcare, KidSmart Health Partners and United Healthcare.  She also has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from the University of Colorado, Boulder and a Masters of Science Degree in Healthcare Administration from the University of Colorado, Denver (GO CU Buffalos!).  Wendy is responsible for strategic planning and business development, via fostering and maintaining relationships with managed care organizations and healthcare facilities, and most importantly with our primary and pediatric care physician community and adult ophthalmology and optometry.

DIRECTORS / MANAGERS

Kim Morris Director of Operations

Kim Morris

Director Operations & Human Resources

Kim Morris, a South Dakota native, joined Children’s Eye Physicians in May 2017.   She brings over 18 years of Operations and Human Resource Management experience to our practice.  She recently obtained her SHRM-CP and holds an Associates degree in Accounting along with a Bachelor of Science degree in Global Business Management with Human Resource emphasis from Arizona State University. Her background includes Operations General Management and Human Resource Management with Coaching in the commercial real estate field.    She is an active member of multiple Chamber of Commerce organizations, Mile High SHRM, and Girl Scout leadership.  Kim brings a steadfast commitment to creating a culture of excellence for our patients and staff in all of our locations. After living in Colorado with her husband and daughter for 20 plus years, Kim is excited to be part of the Children’s Eye Physicians’ Team and contribute to our continued success and growth.

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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

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.

Aaron

Aaron Espinoza

Director of Clinical Care

Aaron Espinoza, Children’s Eye Physicians’ Director of Clinical Care is mostly a Colorado native, by way of Chicago, Illinois.  Aaron is a graduate of Loyola University, Chicago (go Ramblers!) with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with an Ecology emphasis. He began his professional career in ophthalmology with Children’s Eye Physicians in 2010, joined Colorado Retina for a couple of years and happily returned to our practice as the Director of Clinical Care.  He is dedicated to empowering the practice’s Clinical team helping to create an informed environment for the patients and providing support for our physician team.  Aaron is a Certified Ophthalmic Assistant and is an active member of the Association of Technical Personnel in Ophthalmology and the Rocky Mountain Ophthalmic Personnel. On a personal basis, Aaron enjoys theater, swimming (both competitive and recreational) and spending time with his two dogs.

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.