Meet The Staff

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At Illinois Eye Associates, our staff is friendly and professional. Our commitment is to provide exceptional customer service to all of our patients. We take pride in our personalized care and strive to spend the necessary time with each patient to ensure a comfortable experience.

Our staff is passionate about providing high-quality care to our family of patients. We focus on providing comprehensive eye exams, a large selection of fashionable eyewear, and the best possible vision care. Come in today to meet our staff and make an appointment.


Janine has been a loyal and dedicated employee with IEA for over a decade. As office manager, she is cross trained in each department including patient care, optical, and billing allowing for a smooth and efficient visit for all patients. Originally from Elwood and Manhattan, she prides herself in providing a small town environment in a 21st century medical facility. Janine received her medical billing certificate at JJC in 2014, is a  former member of the Manhattan Irish Fest committee and board member with the Manhattan Chamber or Commerce. When not at work, Janine and her husband are kept busy with their daughter and 2 sons.


Ramie joined our team in November of 2018 as our Executive Director. She has 10 years experience in advertising and 8 years with local school districts. We are thankful for the positive direction she plans on taking Illinois Eye Associates, our staff and our patients. Ramie enjoys spending time with her family, cooking and gardening when not at work.


Liz, our Head Optician, comes to our office with a wealth of optical knowledge. She has more than 20 years of experience helping patients choose the right glasses as well as working in the lab edging lenses. She is a current member of the American Board of Opticianry and National Contact Lens Examiners. Liz is married with 2 children and 3 lovely grandchildren who she loves spending as much time with as she can. She loves to garden and travel to Michigan with her husband whenever she can.


Jamie, our medical biller, has been a valued employee with Illinois Eye Associates since March 2008. Her work in credentialing, appeals and finance allow for us to accept a variety of vision and medical insurances which allows for us to provide the high quality of care that we are known for.  Jamie and her husband are kept busy with their children and their sports and activities.


Brittney joined our team with the expansion to Peotone. She has been working there as Office Manager for over 4 years and is trained in all departments including optical, patient care, reception, billing and more. In her free time she enjoys reading, playing piano, going to the beach, and spending time with her family. 


Jacki started at our Manhattan office in September 2016. She comes from a customer service industry bringing those skills to the front desk of IEA. Jacki is married  and extremely proud to have 2 beautiful daughters and 3 lovely grandsons.


Tammy started with IEA in the fall of 2016. She is a Certified Ophthalmic Assistant with over 10 years of experience, previously working with Dr. Jeff in Bourbonnais for numerous years. She married in July 2016. Her and her husband have 8 children all together, ranging in ages 25 down to 4, and 2 granddaughters and 1 grandson.


Sheri is our primary office assistant in Peotone. She comes to us with 12 years of experience working in the medical field and supplements the exceptional patient care that is provided by all of our employees.  She enjoys traveling and spending time with her family on their boat in Michigan.


Jessie works primarily out of the Peotone office in the roll of Ophthalmic Technician.  She is responsible for patient testing and assisting Dr. Christa in offering outstanding personal care to each patient. After earning her Bachelor of Science from University of Alabama in Birmingham, Jessie worked as a preschool teacher before finding her call in optometry. She began as a front office representative before getting promoted to optometric technician. In her free time, Jessie enjoys reading and spending time with her husband.