Important Covid-19 Update

With the increasing public health concern surrounding coronavirus COVID-19, Premier remains committed to the continuity of excellent service as we all respond to the current health crisis.

Premier has transitioned all operations to virtual to ensure uninterrupted service. The emails, telephone numbers, fax numbers that you are accustomed to using continue to be in place and fully operational. The same friendly voices you have heard for years are still on the other end of the phone line to talk with you regarding any issues you might have.

Premier is here to support you so please feel free to reach out to us. We are here and the communication lines are open.

Close
Lady Wearing Glasses

Premier Eye Care is a leading expert in national managed eye care providing services and administration ranging from routine vision care to all aspects of complex ocular surgical procedures. For more than 25 years, we have offered these customized services, innovative technologies, and expert solutions to our Health Plan partners, their members nationwide, and the highly-qualified providers in our network—from optometrists, to ophthalmologists and sub-specialists.

We embrace a culture where the triple bottom line—people, planet, profit—is part of the corporate DNA, creating a corporate culture that successfully nurtures an engaged, highly motivated group of associates. Premier believes that the more diverse the team at all levels of the organization—from entry to senior leadership—the stronger the team is overall. Recognitions include being named as one of Florida Trend magazine’s “Best Companies to Work For” for seven consecutive years (2013-2017) and No. 1 mid-size company in 2019, and one of the 75 “Best Places to Work for Millennials” in the nation by the Center for Generational Kinetics.

Launched in the state of Florida, Premier Eye Care is headquartered in Tampa, with an operations center in Boca Raton, Florida, and Honolulu, Hawaii.

Best Company to Work For

Meet Our Team

Lorna Taylor

Lorna Taylor

President, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Experience Officer (President, CEO & CXO)

Read Bio
Michael Hecht

Michael Hecht, O.D.

Chief Medical Officer

Read Bio
Jason Panos

Jason Panos

Chief Operating Officer

Read Bio
Shari Basye

Shari Basye

Chief Collaboration Officer

Read Bio
Jeff Nowak

Jeff Nowak

Chief Solutions Officer

Read Bio
Melaunda Hall

Melaunda Hall

Vice President of Plan Benefit Administration

Read Bio
Afroux Motedaeiny

Afrouz Motedaeiny, O.D.

Medical Director

Read Bio
Anna Pinera

Anna Pinera

Vice President of National Provider Network Operations

Read Bio
Gene Wong, O.D.

Gene Wong, O.D., M.B.A.

Associate Medical Director

Read Bio
C Haas Gomez

Carlos Gómez

Vice President of Florida Network Development

Read Bio
Lotane Wilson

Lotane Wilson

Director of Claims Processing

Chris Watkinson

Chris Watkinson

Director Member & Provider Services

Crissia Corbitt

Crissia Corbitt

Director of HEDIS®

Duane Carter

Duane Carter

Director of IT Operations & EDI

Liz Reed

Liz Reed

Director of Network Management

Stacie Somlak

Stacie Somlak

Hawaii Market Director

Rob Connock

Rob Connock

Director of Databases

Lee Thomas

Lee Thomas

Director of Medical Administrative Services

Jeanne Massengale

Jeanne Massengale

Director of Appeals

Iris Lushan

Iris Lushan

Director of Benefits & Payroll Administration

Dennis Poore

Dennis Poore

Director of IT Infrastructure

Sandra Victoria

Sandra Victoria

Director of Claims Support

Jordan Wenzlick

Jordan Wenzlick

Director of Database Solutions & Reporting

Kerri Ross

Kerri Ross

Director of Credentialing

Michelle Curtis

Michelle Curtis

Director of Project Management

Shetikee Ware

Shetikee Ware

Director of Quality Improvement & Delegation

John Lumley

John Lumley

Director of Facilities

A volunteer handing out food to children

Committed to Community

As part of our commitment to the Triple Bottom Line – People, Planet, Profit -- our team is deeply involved in our community. Premier is not just where we work, it is where we share common values and a commitment to those inside and outside of our company. We approach this commitment with passion and purpose through volunteerism and philanthropy.

We support many organizations that are close to our hearts, including:

  • Preserve Vision Florida – provides free eye screenings to underserved children and families
  • Arts Conservatory for Teens – provides arts education to young people in Title I schools

We believe that diversity builds a stronger company, so we support organizations that promote those values:

  • Equality Florida – we have signed the “Equality Means Business” pledge
  • NAACP
  • Urban League

Arts and culture is good for business. An active arts and culture scene allows us to attract and retain the best and brightest to our company, so we proudly support arts organizations including:

  • Studio@620
  • The Dali Museum
  • Florida Museum of Photographic Art
  • Tampa Bay Businesses for Culture & the Arts

Our associates regularly participate in fundraising and races for causes like:

  • Walkabout for Autism
  • Making Strides Breast Cancer Walk
  • SMART Ride – AIDS relief
  • Bike Ride for the Cure – raises funds and awareness for kids fighting cancer
  • Tunnel 2 Towers – raises funds for First Responders and commemorates 1st responders from 9/11
  • Loop the Lake Ride – helps promote childhood literacy

Our associates regularly celebrate, observe and volunteer:

  • Food Pantries
  • Toy Drives
  • No-kill Pet Shelters
  • Red Nose Day – raises awareness and funds to end worldwide child poverty
  • Domestic Violence Awareness Day
  • Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Movember
  • Earth Day and World Peace Day
  • Hurricane relief through supplies, food preparation, and animal rescue

Premier in the community