Donna is our Office Manager in the Van Alstyne location. She has been with Nietling Family Eye Care since 2010. In 2015, she became a certified Paraoptometric Coder from the C.P.O.C. Donna performs numerous other tasks, such as specialized testing, pre-testing patients, contact lens training, insurance billing and collections.
In her free time she enjoys camping, spending time with her family and their pets. She has volunteered at the Collin County Animal Shelter as an adoption councilor for over 5 years, has fostered over 100 dogs and cats for various rescues, and thoroughly enjoys being part of the behavior team at the shelter working with the scared and un-socialized dogs.
Donja joined the Nietling Family Eye Care team in 2010; she is our Optician and Office Manager at the Denison Location. Her career in optometry started in 2000 in McKinney where she worked in billing, reception, pre-testing and optical areas for both TSO and Alpha Optical. Donja has a BS in Mass Media Communications from Texas A & M Commerce and is often the behind the scenes marketing person. As our optician she strives to provide the best products and listen to every detail that can help our patients see well. In 2015, she became a Certified Para Optometric Coder to help our patients to understand insurance and what is covered. Donja is a long native to the Texoma area. When not at work she can be found spending any free time with her husband and children.
Trish joined Nietling Family Eye Care in July, 2013, as a Receptionist. She decided she was interested in the care of the eyes, so In November, 2015, she became a certified Paraoptometric. She pre-test patients before they see the Doctor, preforms specialized testing and any other task that is required of her. Trish works at the Denison and Van Alstyne offices. Trish moved to Texas in 2010, after retiring from the Republic, MO Police Department. Trish is very proud of her son, who is a United States Marine and a Springfield, MO police officer. When she is not working she enjoys spending time with her family and riding motorcycles with her husband.
Hollie joined the Nietling Family Eye Care team in 2011, prior to this she was at Alpha Optical in McKinney from 2006. She also worked with Dr. Maniet in Bells from 2001. She has a good understanding of the flow of a medical office and she is currently CPOC certified. This means she is a Certified Paraoptometric Coder. You will find Hollie mainly at her desk dealing with the ins and outs of the paperwork for the office. However she can be found dispensing glasses or teaching insertion and removal of contact lenses. She is a well-rounded employee and knows her way around the office. Hollie was born and raised here in Texoma area where she currently resides. She enjoys a good afternoon at the stock tank with a fishing pole or a relaxing walk with her dog.
Maria is an optometric assistant who always makes it a point to put a smile on your face. Her goal is to ensure that everyone’s experience is educational and fun. Maria has assisted in several private practices and gained invaluable expertise with world renowned neuro-ophthalmologist. Maria performs diagnostic testing for our patients and as acts as office liaison in public relations. Maria comes with a strong medical background as a certified Medical Assistant while continuing education at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. Although she takes pride in a very active professional life, Maria’s greatest joy comes from her family. Maria and her Husband Lance reside in Van Alstyne with their 2 children. When not at the office, Maria can be found exploring new food places, shopping, or spending time within the athletic community mentoring young athletes.
Chad recently joined Nietling Family Eye Care after moving to the Texoma area from Nebraska. Chad has over twenty years of optical experience. When he is not helping patients select the perfect pair of eyewear, he enjoys reading and painting.