Our best-in-class team members come from diverse backgrounds and life experiences, but all bring track records of excellence to their respective disciplines.

Leadership

Jim Wachtman

Chief Executive Officer

  • Joined Vision Integrated Partners in 2019.
  • 25 years in Ophthalmology to include CEO of TLC and President of Laser Vision Centers/Sightpath Medical
  • 39 years in healthcare services, technology and private equity





Chris Alexander

PRESIDENT

  • Joined Vision Integrated Partners in 2021
  • Leading VIPs executive team via the MSOs partnership with medical practices and the company’s ambulatory surgical centers nationwide
  • 20+ years in financial management and healthcare leadership





“Luck is the shadow cast by resolve. Fate is the angle of the sun.”

Randall Shaw

Chief Development Officer

  • Over 30 years of experience in finance, law, and operations
  • Prior to co-founding VIP, served as Executive Vice President of Corporate Development at a dermatology-focused physician practice management company
  • Previously worked for 15 years as an investment banker in NYC at UBS, Citigroup and DLJ, covering health care services and financial sponsors and executing leveraged finance transactions





Steven Strohl

Chief Financial Officer

    • Joined Vision Integrated Partners in 2018
    • Leading VIP’s finance team and oversight of all financial reporting, analysis and technology integrations for data warehouse
    • B.S. in Accounting and Finance with a minor in Biology. Enrolled in Masters of Accounting programs at Nova SE University. Previously led accounting division for a nation-wide Dermatology healthcare group with 55+ locations.





“The harder you work, the luckier you become.”

Rikki Bradley

SVP Surgical Services and Compliance

    • Joined Vision Integrated Partners in 2019
    • Driving financial and operational success across our ASCs
    • 40+ years in ophthalmology
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“If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.”

-Albert Einstein, Theoretical Physicist

Candace Simerson

SVP Practice Operations: Kansas City

    • Joined Vision Integrated Partners in 2023

    • Career spans multiple decades in the ophthalmology space

    • Previous experience includes engagements as President/COO at Minnesota Eye Consultants, Chief Development Officer at CEI Vision Partners, and Chief Executive Officer at Harvard Eye Associates

    • Past president and current fellow: American Society of Ophthalmic Administrators, past Chair: National Board of Certified Ophthalmic Executives, past Chair, ASCRS HIT Committee, 2011 recipient of ASOA Pinnacle Award

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“Stay positive, work hard, and make it happen.”

– Proverb

Jeffrey Walker

PRESIDENT: FLORIDA

    • Over 25 years of experience in healthcare management and leadership
    • Prior to co-founding VIP, served in executive leadership positions at a national provider management services organization, information technology organizations, large health systems and as a management and strategy consultant
    • Currently contribute on the senior executive leadership team and have operational responsibility for the Florida market
    • MBA, University of Florida, Concentration in Entrepreneurship & Innovation
    • PLDA, Harvard Business School, Concentration in Strategy & Leadership

“People do not care how much you know until they know how much you care.”
– John Maxwel

Bree Smith

VP of Practice Services

  • Joined Vision Integrated Partners in 2021
  • Driving overall operational and financial success of our mid-west and California Practices.
  • Over 23 years of leadership & Management experience, 11 of which have been in Ophthalmology
  • Master’s degree in business administration with concentration in Healthcare Administration along with master’s degree in science management

 

 

“Leadership is a responsibility to do more, not an excuse to do less.”
-Scott Schroeder

Jess Greene

Director of Operations- Ambulatory Surgery Centers

  • Jess Greene MBA, MSN, RN, CASC
  • Director of Operations – Surgical Services
  • 20 years of Clinical Experience, including 10 years of ambulatory Care.
  • 7 years Business Unit Leader for Kansas City Area Surgery Center, Certified Administrator of ASCs (CASC)
  • Masters of Business and of Science in Nursing with a focus on Healthcare Administration.

 

 

“In a world where you can be anything… BE KIND.”

America McLaughlin

Director of Marketing and Communications

  • Joined Vision Integrated Partners in 2018
  • Responsible for marketing, communications and performance services programs and initiatives
  • B.S. from Vanderbilt University. Majored in English and minored in Spanish
  • Master’s degree in Business Administration from University of Florida





“To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.”
– Lord Tennyson

Eric Deupree

DIRECTOR OF REVENUE
CYCLE MANAGEMENT

  • Joined Vision Integrated Partners in 2018
  • Director of RCM- RCM and Integration Oversight
  • B.S. in Biotechnology and Biomedical Science- 15+ years’ experience in the Ophthalmology space

 

 

 

“The best way to predict your future is to create it.”

-Abraham Lincoln

Jessica Robertson

DIRECTOR OF REVENUE CYCLE – SURGICAL SERVICES

  • Joined VIP in 2023
  • Oversees and supports revenue cycle operations across VIPs ambulatory surgery centers
  • 15+ years in revenue cycle management and leadership

 

 

 

“Be strong enough to stand alone, wise enough to know
when you need help, and brave enough to ask for it.”

Jorge Rivera

HR Director Benefits
and Payroll

  • Joined Vision Integrated Partners in 2019
  • Responsible for Payroll, Benefits, Human Resources Information Systems, and overall HR initiatives
  • M.S. Degree in Human Resources Management and B.A. Degree in
    Business Administration
  • Certified Senior Professional Human Resources and Society of Human Resources






“A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way and shows the way.”

Wes Dunn

VP BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT AND PREMIUM SERVICES

  • Joined Vision Integrated Partners in 2022
  • Business Development & New Growth Strategies
  • Bachelor of Science Degree Business Communications – 37 Years of experience working in Ophthalmology






“If it were easy, it wouldn’t be as fun.”

Corey Schmidt

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE

  • Corey joined the VIP team in 2021
  • Corey supports VIP’s M&A transaction execution, managing sponsor and lender relationships, and assisting with financial reporting and other operational initiatives





“If you learn to use it right, the adversity, it will buy you a ticket to a place you couldn’t have gone any other way”

– Tony Bennett (the basketball coach)

Trevor Adkins

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS- AMBULATORY SURGERY CENTERS

  • Trevor joined the VIP team in 2023.
  • Trevor motivates operational and financial success of our ASCs
  • Trevor has his B.S. in Nursing from the University of St. Mary. Additionally, he has worked 13 years in surgery, 7 of which have been in leadership roles

 





“Never say never because limits, like fears, are often just illusions”

– Michael Jordan

Daniel Flores

Director of Talent Management

  • Joined VIP in 2023

  • 12+ years of talent management

  • 5+ years of healthcare leadership

 

 

 

“The best ability, is availability”

Jess Greene

Director of Operations- Ambulatory Surgery Centers

  • Jess Greene MBA, MSN, RN, CASC
  • Director of Operations – Surgical Services
  • 20 years of Clinical Experience, including 10 years of ambulatory Care.
  • 7 years Business Unit Leader for Kansas City Area Surgery Center, Certified Administrator of ASCs (CASC)
  • Masters of Business and of Science in Nursing with a focus on Healthcare Administration.

 

 

“In a world where you can be anything… BE KIND.”

Jess Greene

Director of Operations- Ambulatory Surgery Centers

  • Jess Greene MBA, MSN, RN, CASC
  • Director of Operations – Surgical Services
  • 20 years of Clinical Experience, including 10 years of ambulatory Care.
  • 7 years Business Unit Leader for Kansas City Area Surgery Center, Certified Administrator of ASCs (CASC)
  • Masters of Business and of Science in Nursing with a focus on Healthcare Administration.

 

 

“In a world where you can be anything… BE KIND.”

Corey Schmidt

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE

  • Corey joined the VIP team in 2021
  • Corey supports VIP’s M&A transaction execution, managing sponsor and lender relationships, and assisting with financial reporting and other operational initiatives





“If you learn to use it right, the adversity, it will buy you a ticket to a place you couldn’t have gone any other way”

– Tony Bennett (the basketball coach)

Physician Advisors

Dr. Ken Chern, MD

PENINSULA OPTHALMOLOGY GROUP

Dr. Dana Deupree, MD

THE MACULA CENTER

Dr. John Doane, MD

DISCOVER VISION CENTERS

Dr. Richard Erdey, MD

Erdey Searcy Eye Group

Dr. Jay Pepose, MD

Pepose Vision Institute

Interested in joining the VIP team? Check out what makes our team so special.

Jim Wachtman

Chief EXECUTIVE Officer

  • Joined Vision Integrated Partners in 2019.
  • 25 years in Ophthalmology to include CEO of TLC and President of Laser Vision Centers/Sightpath Medical
  • 39 years in healthcare services, technology and private equity
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