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Our Staff

Whether you need a routine eye exam or a contact lenses fitting, you can depend on our Marshall, MI eye care staff to lead the way! We are extremely fortune to have such a wonderful team by our side. They are excited about what they do, and they care personally about getting the best results for our patients.
Our receptionists at Battle Creek Eye Clinic will try to accommodate your busy schedule by finding appointments that suit your needs. We will help you understand your insurance coverage and if financial arrangements are necessary. We will be glad to help you develop a plan to make your vision care treatment possible. Please don’t hesitate to contact our optometrist at (269) 968-8183. Or fill out our contact form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Connie Millard, A.B.O., N.C.L.E.

Office Manager and Certified Optician
A native of Bronson, Michigan, Connie maintains nationally recognized credentials from the American Board of Opticianry and National Contact Lens Examiners. Connie began her career as an optician in 1981. She chose to work in the optometric industry because she loves the field, loves to help people, and specializes in fitting premium digital progressive lenses. She attended Ferris State University and Western Michigan University. Connie received many academic awards and honors throughout college, while earning her degrees in Opticianry, Business, and Accounting.

Connie loves taking a personal interest in styling her patients with the right eyewear to meet their lifestyle needs.  Connie feels it is so important to educate everyone on the need for different types of lenses for different life situations.  She feels that everybody needs to have polarized sunglasses as well as glasses that help block blue light to help prevent macular degeneration.  (Something she knows first-hand about).

Connie enjoys spending time with her friends and family. She has recently adopted a stray cat named Miles. She also loves fishing, golfing, bowling, doing crafts, going to church and painting with oil paints.


Judy Luna


Judy loves to help our patients in the optical department. She specializes in fitting frames, choosing the best lens for the patient’s needs, and contact lens training. Before her 33 years as an optician, Judy worked as a sales representative and also a sales consultant.

Judy is a graduate of Bellevue High School, where she was on the Honor Roll, and has since attended Argubright Business College, KCC, and International Correspondence School, where she received her Secretarial Degree with High Honors. She grew up in Bellevue, on a farm. In her spare time, Judy enjoys cooking, sewing, gardening, and camping.



A very people-oriented lady, Donna enjoys working with the public, and has vast experience as a receptionist; nearly thirty years. Her previous work consists of 20 years in the dental industry, five years in the chiropractic industry, and now the optometry industry for three years.
Donna grew up in South Bend, Indiana, and graduated from Lakeview High School in Battle Creek. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, walking, entertaining guests at her home, and relaxing with her family: her husband, son, daughter-in-law, and her cat, Josie.

Tracy Thweatt

Accounts Manager

Tracy thrives in working with the fabulous staff and caring and dedicated doctors at the Battle Creek Eye Clinic. Her daily responsibilities include that of Technician (patient prelims), ensuring all charges are entered, referral letters to doctors outside the practice and making sure that the clinical side of the practice runs smoothly. She has 20 years of experience in ophthalmology and optometry, medical billing and coding.

Born in Houston Texas, Tracy enjoys kayaking, bunco, time with family and reading. Her philosophy on Life: "Do what makes you happy". Tracy's long term goals are to finish her associates degree and continue to grow in the optometry world.


Donna Wood

Contact Lens Manager/ Technician/ Optician

Donna started working in optometry in 2007. After a few short years she was eager to learn more so she started working in ophthalmology. In our office Donna's job title is a super tech, what this means is that she is with the patient from the time patients walk into our office until the time they walk out. Donna will start by pretesting the patient, after pre testing she will walk the patient into the exam room to get them ready to see our doctor. When the patient is ready for the doctor Donna will remain in the room with the patient recording notes for the doctor while the exam is being preformed. If any extra testing is done she would at this time do testing with the patient as well. After the patient had finished with the doctor Donna walks with the patient to optical and help them choose a frame. Donna will also be the one placing the eye glass order with the patient, choosing the best lens and coatings for each patient. Donna also specialized in the fitting,adjusting, trouble shooting and fixing of eye glasses. She is also experienced in contact lenses so she often teaches our contact lens classes to our new contact lens patients.

Donna was born in Battle Creek and had lived there her whole life. She loves spending as much time as she can with her Son Taylen. They enjoy traveling to new places and experiencing new things. They spend a lot of time out side camping,fishing,canoeing or at the park. When they cant be out side Donna enjoys doing arts and crafts or just being cuddled on the couch watching movies with her son. Donna also has a lot of friends that she loves spending time and planning things with as well. Donna is currently furthering her education so she can ensure patients are getting the best possible treatment.


Tenise Verile, ABOC

Clinical Manager

Tenise began her career in eye care in 1992 and loves it to this day. She enjoys the interactions with the public and helping our patients and clients see and look their best. She has been an ophthalmic technician/Optician for over 25 years and received her ABOC certification in 2000.

Involved in many aspects of our clinic’s services, from optical to administration, Tenise is an integral part of our team.

Tenise was born in Coldwater Michigan and has two grown children. She enjoys spending time with them and her  grandchildren. In her spare time she shops and catches up with friends. She likes spending time with family and taking care of her home and yard as well as movies and reading a good book.

Her greatest life lesson? When she realized that speaking and thinking shape our environment.

Tenise enjoys what she does and continues to increase her knowledge in the optical world and beyond. Doing the best job she can for patients to help them see as best as they can and understand the importance of their eye care needs is always top of mind.

Her philosophy on life? Live, Love, Laugh



Jennifer Floyd

Patient Coordinator

I have worked for 26 years at our local medical laboratory which I loved being a part of, but thought it was time for a change, so I applied here at Battle Creek Eye Clinic and was lucky enough to be chosen for the patient coordinator position. I am looking forward to learning all that I can about the optometry field with an amazing group of co workers for support.

In my off time I enjoy walking my Irish Wolf Hound and spending quality time with my family. I have a daughter that attends University of Pittsburgh and a son attending KCC.  My husband and I have spent many years on the side lines of a soccer field supporting our daughter as she has played since she was 6.  I also enjoy watching my husband teach my son new moves on his skate board, which is always entertaining.