Meet Our Team of Professionals
Always here to help you, the friendly team of doctors, technicians, and administrators, at our Saipan eye clinic work together to bring you a caring and compassionate experience.
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Opening Hours : Monday to Saturday, 8 AM - 5 PM
Contact : (670) 235-9090
A Board-Certified Ophthalmologist, Dr. Dennis Williams is listed in "Best Doctors in America". He graduated from medical school with highest honors. With vast experience in cataract surgery, corneal transplants, and treatment of diabetic eye disease, you're in good hands with Dr. Williams. He has been calling Saipan home since 2014.
Dr. Mark Robertson is certified by the National Board of Examiners in Optometry. A magna cum laude graduate of Pacific University, he is the recipient of national honors for research in eye care. He has taught at the undergraduate and professional optometry school levels. Dr. Robertson has been a resident of Saipan since 2002.
As CEO of Marianas Eye Institute, Russ Quinn guides the Saipan eye clinic staff in providing the best in customer service, works with community leaders to advance healthcare in the CNMI, and ensures that the most advanced technologies and highest quality of eye care are available to the peoples of the Mariana Islands.
The co-founder of Marianas Eye Institute, Dr. David Khorram, continues to serve our Saipan eye clinic through advising the leadership team. After more than 20 years serving the peoples of the Mariana Islands, Dr. Khorram currently lives in Europe, where he spends his time traveling to underserved countries to provide volunteer eye surgery, and teaching ethics at Townshend International School.
Mara Blonigen Khorram is the co-founder of Marianas Eye Institute. With a background in Health Administration and a Masters in Public Health, she was the stimulus in the establishment of Marianas Eye Institute. In its early years she served as the clinic administrator and Chief Executive Officer.
Flor Racoma is Mariana Eye Institute's invaluable accountant and medical billing specialist. She has been with our Saipan eye clinic since its first year in 1998. She holds certification from the American Academy of Ophthalmologist as an Ophthalmic Coding Specialist. Flor holds a Bachelor's degree in accountancy. Married with two children, Flor has been a resident of Saipan since the early 1990's.
Emilly joined the Marianas Eye Institute family in 1998. In 2006 she became the first person in Saipan and the CNMI to receive national credentials as a certified ophthalmic assistant. Emilly's accomplishment, and the role of Marianas Eye Institute in developing local talent was recognized by a Congressional commendation. She prides herself on her customer service. Emilly is married to Joseph Sablan Taitano, with whom she has four beautiful children.
Lin has been with Marianas Eye Institute since 2000. She has received national certifications in three distinct areas: Certified Ophthalmic Assistant, National Contact Lens Examiner, and Certified Optician. Highly accomplished in all three areas, Lin also serves as the Saipan eye clinic's surgical coordinator, and off-island referral coordinator. She is married with three children.
Melonie Norita has been with Marianas Eye Institute since 1999. She is certified by the Joint Commission of Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology as a Certified Ophthalmic Assistant. She is the mother of five sons, and serves as a supervisor of our Saipan eye clinic.
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.
Alex has been a member of the Marianas Eye Institute family since 2004. He was initially hired as an electrical technician, and while working at our Saipan eye clinic, gained experience and interest in becoming an optical laboratory technician. In 2010, he successfully completed the examination and requirements set forth by the American Board of Opticianry, and became a Certified Optician. In addition, Alex directs our Optical Lab, and is a master lens crafter.
Florie was born and raised on the beautiful island of Saipan, the middle of seven children. She joined our Saipan eye clinic in 2009. While at Marianas Eye Institute, she gained her US credentials as a Certified Ophthalmic Assistant. On any given day, you can find Florie checking vision, reviewing retinal photographs with our diabetic patients, or updating our Facebook page.