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Meet the Staff

Pat McAleese

Upon graduating from Towson University in Maryland, Pat decided to pursue a career in the optical field. She completed a 2 year apprenticeship and received her certificate of Opticianry from the American Board of Opticianry in 1982. 

She joined our practice in 1996 where she provides expert advice on frame and lens selection, fits, adjusts and repairs eyeglasses, instructs patients in contact lens insertion, removal and care, and performs visual fields and other vision tests. She is also an expert in answering questions about patients' vision plans.

Outside the office, Pat enjoys working in her yard and doing home remodeling projects with her husband, Scott. In the winter she likes to go skiing in the Poconos and out west with her family.

Thank you, Pat, for 20 years of serving our patients!

Diana Griffen

​Diana performs valuable behind the scenes work for the office, including electronic claims submission, payroll and staff training. She also helps out at the front desk when staff are on vacation. 

She graduated from Boston College with a B.S. in Nursing and has worked part-time at Brandywine Hospital for over 30 years. She enjoys hiking, bike riding and being outdoors. She and Dr. Griffen love to visit with their grown children whenever they can. 

Donna Johnston

After graduating from the College of Notre Dame of Maryland, Donna worked as a scientific and technical illustrator and photographer in the DC area. She left the workforce to raise her 2 daughters. She moved to the Philadelphia area when her husband was relocated and worked as a preschool teacher and also as an account receivable representative for a multi-practice medical billing company. When not in our office, Donna still works as a substitute teacher on a part-time basis and enjoys crafting, gardening and spending time with her family.

Debbie Thompson

Debbie is the newest member of our staff. She works at the front desk taking phone calls, making appointments, preparing charts, filing, answering patients insurance questions and many other tasks. She brings with her more than 9 years of experience in the medical field and is dedicated to making our patients feel welcome.

At home, Debbie loves to work in her garden, doing crafts and spending time with her family and friends. 

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