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The Team

The Brant Family Eye Care folk. They’re a talented bunch!

The best way to exceed patient expectations each day is with great people who truly enjoy their job, so we make sure to only hire the best.

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Cheryl Conn, CCOA

Small Talk: Hockey, good restaurants & travel
Contact: CherylC@BrantFamilyEyeCare.ca

Cheryl’s customer service background coupled with her flair for style and her warm personality are what have resulted in her loyal following of patients at Brant & Paris Family Eye Care.

Cheryl’s dedication to Brant & Paris Family Eye Care along with her commitment to help train and nurture her fellow team members has earned her the title of “Office Mom.”

Outside work, Cheryl donates her time to the hockey community serving as Director of Events and Tournaments for Brantford Minor Hockey.  Cheryl’s true “joie de vivre” comes from spending time with her two true loves:  her husband Bill and her son Ethan. Among other things, Cheryl aspires to one day enjoy a “bucket list adventure” driving across part of the country in a motorhome.

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Casey Rebelo, CCOA

Small Talk: Cosmetics, Disney & all things Portuguese
Contact: Casey@BrantFamilyEyeCare.ca

Casey is a whiz with technology and has an incredible memory and problem-solving skills.  If you have a complicated request big or small, Casey is sure to come up with innovative ways to help you.

Casey is a lifelong fan of Mickey Mouse and has fully adopted Disney's customer service philosophy of making every customer feel important. In her free time, Casey loves playing baseball, spending time with her family and friends, and when possible, she travels to warm destinations!

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Samantha Dumesnil, CCOA

Small Talk: Her 2 kids, Brantford Minor hockey, health & fitness, motherhood dares
Contact: Samantha@BrantFamilyEyeCare.ca

Before she became a successful Canadian Certified Optometric Assistant, Samantha attended Niagara College Canada. Born in Elliot Lake, she fell in love with all Brant County had to offer and knew Brantford was a place she wanted to live & start a career.

A whiz when it comes to all things contact lenses, Samantha also recently completed her dry eye hygienist certification and enjoys helping patients with their dry eye therapy programs.

Sam is truly dedicated to giving back to the community and is actively involved with Brantford Minor Hockey.

With all that on the go, Samantha and her husband, Ryan, still find time to be amazing parents to their son Declan and to her mini-me daughter Tenley. What keeps her going? Family, friends, and most of all, her incredible dance moves.

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Melanie Ogilvie, B.Sc., CCOA

Small Talk: Disney, family, food, travel
Contact: Melanie@BrantFamilyEyeCare.ca

Born & raised in Stewarton, Scotland, Melanie moved to Canada in 2013 with her family. She earned her Bachelor of Biomedical Science at the University of Dundee, Scotland and worked in numerous industries after school, gaining valuable life experience before finding her rightful place in the world at Brant & Paris Family Eye Care. Melanie's commitment to the company, her coworkers and most of all to her many loyal patients is unwavering.

Melanie is big on learning & experiencing everything life has to offer.  Melanie has earned both designation of Canadian Certified Optometric Assistant and of Dry Eye Hygienist.

Melanie likes to spend her time with friends and attending concerts. The youngest of three daughters, Melanie enjoys spending time with both of her favourite sisters, their parents, & her new nephew. She loves all food but can’t get enough of Indian, Mexican & Japanese cuisine and has a healthy fear of heights.

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Amelia Zoutman, CCOA

Small Talk: I don't do small talk... but if I did, we'd talk about shoes.
Contact: Amelia@BrantFamilyEyeCare.ca

Growing up, Amelia didn’t know what she wanted to do for a living, but she knew she would be dressed well doing it. After spending time at home raising her daughter, Amelia found herself dressed for success at Brant & Paris Family Eye Care.  She quickly knew that this was the place for her and studied to become a Canadian Certified Optometric Assistant.

Amelia does not like desserts/sweets (yes...that is an actual thing) but is known by name to those at Burrito Brothers.  Outside of work Amelia loves to stay busy. She is very family-oriented & spends the majority of her vacation days visiting family and friends all over Ontario.

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Alexandra Tensen, CCOA

SMALL TALK:   Travel, Disney, Japan

Even with her feet firmly planted, you can’t clip this one’s wings. Alexandra loves to travel and is always looking for adventure!  Recently becoming a Canadian Certified Optometric Assistant, Alexandra has a natural-born instinct for the optical world.

Alexandra has a passion for protecting people from harmful UV rays and is eager to help patients find the perfect pair of sunglasses to complement a new pair of everyday glasses with Transitions Signature 8 lenses. As a certified Transitions Lens Specialist, she is well versed in matching each patient’s visual needs with a customized solution.

Alexandra is dedicated to giving back to the community and is actively involved with many community organizations including the YAC of Brant Community Foundation, Special Olympics Healthy Sight Program, Women’s Institute, and the United Way.

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Kenzie

Small Talk:  Travel, fashion & Netflix

Kenzie joined the Brant & Paris Family Eye Care team on a part time basis while studying at McMaster University full time.  "I love working at Brant Family Eye Care because I get the opportunity to have hands-on experience in the health care field with the flexibility of working around my university class schedule.”

A social butterfly, Kenzie can often be found out with her family and friends sampling tasty eats at all the tasty restaurants Southern Ontario has to offer. When she’s not studying for school or out painting the town red, Kenzie is happiest with some Netflix and relaxing.

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Kerry

Small Talk:  Fitness and wellness & enjoying the small stuff

Before she fell in love with Brant & Paris Family Eye Care’s fun environment, awesome people, & team approach, Kerry had over 20 years of work experience in customer service, education, office administration and marketing.  A total rockstar optometric assistant, Kerry also spearheads Brant & Paris Family Eye Care’s Fun Committee.

Earning her the title of Brant & Paris Family Eye Care’s Peer to Peer champion, Kerry is a true team player. Known in the office for getting things done, no matter how busy she is you will never hear her say, “That’s not my job.”

In her spare time, Kerry loves yoga, meditation, and spending time with her husband and their three amazing teenaged daughters.

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Amanda Sherred, CCOA

Small Talk: Camping & mom life

With over 21 years in the health care field, Amanda has a proven record of reliability and strong ability to establish rapport with patients and her coworkers. Amanda holds a certificate as a Personal Support Worker and is currently completing her Canadian Certified Optometric Assistant certification.

In her spare time, Amanda can be found relaxing with friends & family and enjoys being outside, camping & sipping on the occasional glass of wine. Amanda is a proud and devoted mother to her amazingly talented athletic sons!

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Kacie Harrison, B.A.(Hons)

Small Talk:  Hiking, hockey, softball

Before becoming a rockstar optometric assistant, Kacie attended Wilfrid University & graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Health Administration with a minor in leadership and also earned her graduate certificate in Human Resources Management with distinction from Conestoga College.

Brant & Paris Family Eye Care scooped up Kacie in 2019 & she's been loving every minute of it since! She is amazed every day by the calibre of people she gets to work alongside and the knowledge & vast personalities that come with a diverse, vibrant & motivated group of people.

Kacie has been immersed in sports throughout her life.  Kacie can often be found out hiking along the trails Brant County has to offer. She also enjoys hockey, dodgeball and softball and loves being a spectator cheering on “her teams” at sporting events.

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Kim Vo, B.A.

Small Talk: Cosmetics, travel, & classical art

Kim graduated with her Bachelor of Arts in Global Business Management from Ryerson University and her Business Administration Marketing from Sheridan College.

Her passions in life include travel, arts, and crafts.  Kim loved her time living in Japan and truly appreciated soaking in how the modern world mixed with longstanding traditions.  She dreams of the day when she will be able to travel to Singapore to explore its culture and architecture and to Europe to connect with the cities’ treasure-filled museums.

Kim is fluent in Vietnamese and is known in the office for her generosity, artistic talents and her larger than life personality.  Maybe it’s because of her magnetic smile, but she rarely goes out without seeing someone she knows.

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Emily McInnes, B.A.Sc.

Small Talk:  Sports, wine, travel

Born & raised in Brantford, Emily has a true passion for helping others improve their quality of life by providing friendly and compassionate care. After graduating from Assumption College, she headed to the University of Guelph and obtained a Bachelor of Applied Science in Adult Development.

Giving back is a fundamental part of who Emily is!  She has volunteered with patients at St. Joseph’s Health Centre, Brantwood Community Services and at Lansdowne Children’s Centre. She is simply an amazing human!

Emily spends much of her free time with friends and rejuvenating at the beach.  Emily loves the team approach at Brant & Paris Family Eye Care & is happy to call this company – & Brant County – her home!

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Sarah

Small Talk: Family, art and floral design

Born & raised in Brant County, Sarah grew up in a large, loving family of nine. Her parents are hardworking people and this is where she learned about ethics, family, faith, & commitment. Sarah cherishes these values which align with the core values of Brant & Paris Family Eye Care making it a great fit!

Sarah joined the Brant & Paris Family Eye Care team in 2019 and has thoroughly enjoyed growing with Brant & Paris Family Eye Care as we continually develop into a thriving, community-oriented company. Most of all, she appreciates the investment that Brant & Paris Family Eye Care puts into its team members.

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Sabrina Vincze, B.Sc.

Small Talk:  Laughter, family & friends

After graduating from Wilfrid Laurier University’s Science program with an Honours Bachelor’s degree in biology, specializing in microbiology and a minor in chemistry, Sabrina moved back into her Paris roots.

Sabrina’s science background coupled with her experience in the fashion industry have helped make her a true asset in both the medical and fashion aspects of the office.

In her spare time, Sabrina stays active and is happiest when she is surrounded by friends, family, and of course, delicious eats.

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Mickey, Happiness Director

Small Talk: Hiking, good eats and road trips

Mickey, a hypoallergenic Cavapoo, owns one of our eye doctors. Mickey has been professionally trained and loves to greet patients of all ages. Mickey is full of love and has been dubbed the Happiness Director. The Happiness Director's duties include: Creating motivation and stress management encounters to help maintain a positive office environment during the uncertain time of the COVID-19 pandemic. Mickey is known for his kind, affectionate and placid temperament. Mickey’s confident and outgoing personality makes him a perfect ambassador for Brant & Paris Family Eye Care! Next time you are in the office, ask if the Happiness Director is in!

COVID-19 Notice

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We are happy to welcome our patients back to our clinics in Brantford and Paris for routine care. The safety of our patients and staff remain top of mind.

You will notice changes in our office when we welcome you to your next visit, these are outlined here.  We encourage you to familiarise yourself with the new measures before your next visit!

Thank you for your continued loyalty. We look forward to seeing you all again and please take good care of yourselves.

-Dr. Trisha Beal & the entire team at Brant & Paris Family Eye Care

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