Meet Our Fort Lauderdale SightTrust Cataract Surgery Staff

Victoria Wiltshire, MBA, R.N.

Victoria Wiltshire received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Florida Atlantic University. After graduating Cum Laude as a Registered Nurse, she began her career at Broward General Medical Center in the level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Victoria has over 10 years of experience in operating room and surgical recovery, and several years of experience as an office manager in the fields of Ophthalmology, Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery. She is a Licensed Healthcare Risk Manager and received her Master’s in Business Administration from Florida International University. As VP and Chief Operating Officer for SightTrust Eye Institute, Victoria’s goal is to ensure that each patient has a unique, relaxing and wonderful surgical experience, while maintaining the utmost in patient care and safety.

Mirella Grinie

Mirella Grinie is a LenSx-Certified Technician and surgical coordinator who has been working in the eye care industry for four years.  She received her Bachelor degree in Education from Coastal North Carolina University.  Mirella’s primary goal is to ensure that patients receive the best care possible throughout their entire experience at SightTrust.

Ashley Manohar

Ashley Manohar has over 8 years of experience in the eye care field. She graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Biology from Nova Southeastern University. Ashley is certified as a LenSx Technician and is continuing to broaden her skill set by training as an ophthalmic surgical technician, enabling her to assist Dr. Shatz in every aspect of cataract surgery. Ashley prides herself in treating all of our patients as though they are family, providing exceptional care to everyone who enters our office.

Erica McKeon

Erica McKeon has been part of the SightTrust team since its inception.  She is the Professional Relations Liaison and the main point of contact for our extensive network of referring doctors. Erica brings with her a five-year background as an award-winning pharmaceutical representative at Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, which she relies on in order to ensure that both our patients and their doctors having nothing but the best experience!

Kathy Smolecki

Kasia has over 4 years of experience in the eye care field. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in Biology minoring in Business and Chemistry from Dominican University in Illinois. Kasia moved from the Midwest to join the SightTrust team as an Ophthalmic Technician and laser technician. She is bilingual, speaking both English and Polish.

Lilianne Gomez

Meet Lilianne Gomez, one of the bright stars of SightTrust’s technical team!  Lilianne graduated from McFatter Technical College with a CPOA certification and has been working in the eye care field for over 4 years.  She had the privilege of honing her skills in several different eye sub-specialties prior to making her home with us.  Lilianne is a LenSx-Certified technician whose goal is to make our patients feel comfortable while helping to ensure they have the best visual outcomes at SightTrust!

Kate Flores

Kate Flores has over 10 years experience in healthcare, working both in private practice and in hospital settings. She received her bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Service Administration from Keiser University. It is a personal ambition for Kate to make patients and staff feel like they are part of one happy family, and she excels at providing the very best customer service! She is the epitome of a team player and loves to take on any task, no matter how big or small.

Miriam Rivera

Miriam Rivera is one of our amazing Patient Care Coordinators! Miriam has over 5 years of experience in the eye care field. She attended FSU and FIU, pursuing a degree in Biology. Miriam enjoys delivering high quality customer service and has a gentle, caring demeanor which makes it easy for her to connect with our patients.

Matilde Fidler

Matilde Fidler is a Physician Relations Liaison for the SightTrust team, bringing with her over 10 years of sales experience in the eye care field.  She works with our optometric partners in Dade & Broward counties to ensure their patients are being treated with the highest level of care, and providing a seamless referral process.  Matilde holds both Bachelor of Science and Masters of Business Administration degrees, and has dedicated her career to building strong relationships with eye care professionals.

Jasmine King

Jasmine has over 5 years’ experience in healthcare. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and administration. Committed to providing an exceptional patient experience, Jasmine consistently strives for excellence as our Patient Care and Billing Coordinator. She truly enjoys working with others and fostering a welcoming environment for all.

Elyssa Salmeron

Elyssa received her Bachelor’s degree in chemistry and her Master’s degree in biomedical science at the University of Miami. Elyssa’s strong science background makes her excel at SightTrust, both in clinic and our surgery center, ensuring the highest quality of care for all our valuable patients.

Raquelle Molina

Raquelle has over two years of experience in the eyecare field. She is a very driven, compassionate ophthalmic technician, dedicated to providing the highest level of care and the most pleasant experience to our amazing patients. She works diligently to expand her skill set, and does everything with a smile on her face!