Thelma started working at Marianas Eye Institute in 2002 as a part-time medical receptionist. Fresh out of high school and no work experience, she quickly proved to be a valuable addition to our Saipan eye clinic. She eventually moved into ophthalmic assisting, and through our in-house training program was able to pass her national certifying exam as a Certified Ophthalmic Assistant. Thelma also serves as one of our two office supervisors.
“Patient care is a very rewarding job, and I am very fortunate to work with such wonderful doctors and staff in providing excellent eye care. I am also grateful to have such supportive family – my partner of 15 years Jason Cruz, and my children Hana Lei (7) and Larry Dean (11) whom have stood beside me through out my career. I am proud to be part of the Marianas Eye Institute team, and I stand proud of our motto ‘Excellence with Love.'”