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Karen is a member of our team of Patient Service Representatives. She has been in the industry for years and with McKnight Eye Centers for 8 years. Karen assists in both Check-in and Check-out responsibilities along with any insurance questions and referrals that may come up at the front desk. In her personal time, Karen enjoys spending time with her family. She and her family live on their family farm and enjoys spending time fishing and being outdoors. She resides in Turney, MO.
Lindsay is a member of our team of Patient Service Representatives. Lindsay has been working in the industry for 15 years and has been with our office for 9 years. In her free time Lindsay enjoys spending time with her family which includes her Husband, their son, 2 cats, and 1 dog. She also enjoys the flea market, crafting, and decorating.
Patricia (Coworkers know her as PJ) began her working career as a switchboard operator for a Business College downtown Kansas City. She then went on to begin her career in the Medical Field in 1972 in a Private General Medical Practice as a patient service representative. She then moved to a Multi-Specialty Practice continuing to work as a Patient Service Representative with various other office duties. She started her career in Ophthalmology in 1984 working as a Team Leader over the front office, then moving to Administrative assistant, and on to Administrator over several locations. She joined McKnight Eye Centers in 2010 as a Patient Service Representative and is currently the initial person to handle incoming calls, all medical records requests & scheduling of appointments. PJ has 4 daughters, 10 grandchildren, & 2 great-grandchildren. All of her family live close so that she is able to spend lots of time with them. She resides in Kansas City, MO.
Pam is a great addition to our Patient Service Representatives Team. She has been in the medical field for four years and thoroughly enjoys the challenge that it can bring. She helps with answering our busy phones along with Medical Records. She is a Kansas City native and has grown up here her entire life. She comes from a large family with two wonderful parents and six siblings. She has three beautiful daughters, a grandson, two dogs and two cats. She is a huge animal lover and has a passion for photography, going to junk sales and shopping. She resides in a new home in the country that she has always dreamed of having
Kimi has worked in the medical field for 15 years. She is married with 4 children 2 boys, 2 girls and 5 grandchildren. Kimi loves spending time with her family in her free time. Kimi also loves animals, gardening, canning, foraging, cooking and horse back riding. Kimi resides in Kingston MO
Tammie has been in the medical field for 30 years with 4 of it being in ophthalmology. Tammie has been married for 31 years and has 3 beautiful daughters. Two are married and her youngest is engaged and has two dogs. When not at work she loves spending time with her family and making memories. Tammie also enjoys traveling, boating and going to NASCAR races.
Cary has been a part of the McKnight Eye Center Family since 2012, and she has over 20 years of experience working as an eye care professional. She holds multiple undergraduate degrees and studied at the University of Houston College Of Optometry. Cary is very versatile in our practice. Currently her day-to-day duties focus on working with our patients getting them ready for the doctor. She is also trained as a medical scribe to capture, and record chart notes correctly and efficiently. In addition to her work at MEC, she is also an Adjunct Professor teaching for the Biology Department at Kansas City Metro Community Colleges. Cary enjoys crafting and cheering on KU with her dog Henry. She resides in Kansas City, MO.
Lisa's twenty-four years of experience have made her an extremely valuable part of our team. She never shies away from a challenge and is eager to help everyone around her in making sure that our patients have the best care possible. Lisa is a mom to a science experiment-loving 11-year-old, so when she is not cleaning up overflowing volcanoes, she loves to dive into a good book, spend time with her rescue animals or pack up and head to the lake with her family.
Alex has 6 years of eye care experience. Her passion has always been in eye care and she looks forward to learning and expanding her knowledge here at McKnight Eye Centers. When not in the office she enjoys spending time with her husband and 3 daughters, ages 11,9 and 2, doing anything outdoors.
Blakli is new to McKnight Eye Centers and Ophthalmology. Blakli is eager to learn everything she can to be the best she can be for her patients. Blakli enjoys spending time with her friends, baking for those around her, and crafting.
Allyson has been with McKnight Eye Centers since October of 2021. She started as a Patient Service Representative and has progressed to a Technician/Scribe role in her short time with us. Allyson takes pride in providing excellent patient care and enjoys her work. Allyson is consistently learning and growing as she works towards passing her COA exam. In her free time, Allyson enjoys painting, paddle boarding, and spending quality time with her daughter Chloe.
Ariel is new to the Ophthalmology field and is eager to learn and grow with McKnight Eye Centers. She joins us as our newest technician, working up patients and providing the best in patient care. She is a proud mother to two wild and spunky children. She loves to travel and aspires to explore more overseas. She enjoys playing video games, reading and spending time with her family.
Tasha has been in eye care for 12 years. She is COA and OSC certified. She joins us with a wealth of knowledge in direct patient care. In her free time, she loves spending time with her family and fur baby Sooner. She is an Oklahoma Sooner's fan who you will also find cheering on the Kansas City Chiefs. Tasha is new to the McKnight Eye Centers family and is looking forward to a long future with us.
Miranda is a member of our diagnostic imaging and discharging team. She has been with our office for 5 years and has never let her smile leave her face while taking care of our patients. Miranda always makes an effort to make the patient's experience at our office better than the last. In her personal time, Miranda enjoys playing volleyball or spending time with her family which includes her husband, their 2 children and two dogs Ruger, and Benelli. She and her family spend a lot of time enjoying the outdoors and fishing. She resides in Excelsior Springs, MO.
Morgan is new to Mcknight and to the ophthalmology field. However she is not new to the medical field. She has 5 years of experience and is eager to expand her knowledge in ophthalmology. In Morgan's free time she enjoys spending time with her fiance and their dog pumpkin.
Lindsey is happy to be on board here at Mcknight Eye Center to expand her knowledge and make a difference in our patients' life. In her free time she enjoys hanging out with her husband, two daughters and 3 dogs. She enjoys painting, disc golfing and spending most of her time outdoors doing fun adventures.
Jessica has worked as an eyecare professional since 2011. She has many skills around the office, yet her favorite is scribing with Dr. Brand. Jessica always has a smile on her face loves to give out hugs. Outside of the office, Jessica enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and laughter with friends.
Alyssa is brand new to the field and is super excited to see what her future brings. Alyssa is eager to learn something new each day to expand her knowledge. Alyssa loves to travel and spend time with her family.
Blue brings with her 10 years of experience in Optometry. She is new to the Ophthalmology field but is a very quick learner. She enjoys patient care above all things and is eager to learn as much as she can and grow in the field. Outside of the office she likes to spend time with her family, read and hang out with her dogs.
Karla is one of McKnight Eye Center’s surgical counselors and has been in the field since 2010. Karla has a passion for educating and informing our patients and helping them choose the best unique surgical route for them. Taking the needed time and effort for each patient is a priority for Karla and she always puts the needs of her patients first. In her personal time, Karla enjoys spending time with her husband and her dog Sophie. She resides in Kansas City , MO.
Christy is member of our team of our surgical department. She has 13 over years of experience in medical field, 2 of them being here at MEC. Her position here at MEC is fast paced and detail driven, which Christy enjoys. In her free time, Christy enjoys spending time with her husband and their 3 dogs on the family farm. Her family are big Chiefs fans and enjoys getting together and watching the games. She resides in Lathrop, MO
Ruth is a member of our insurance and billing team. She has been in the medical billing and coding industry for over 30 years, 7 of which have been spent here at McKnight Eye Centers. Ruth always makes an effort to explain the details of the patient’s bill anytime there are questions. In her personal time, Ruth enjoys spending time with her family which includes her husband, children, and grandchildren. She enjoys being a part of her church worship team and serving in her community. She resides in Kansas City, MO.
Dawn is a member of our insurance and billing team and has been in the industry for over 26 years, 20 of which have been with McKnight Eye Centers. Dawn’s priority is assuring all billing and coding is correct by constantly double-checking the accuracy of claims to prevent any back and forth with insurance companies that would prolong billing experience for each patient. In her personal time, Dawn loves spending time with her family which includes her husband, 3 daughters, 1 son, 3 granddaughters, 1 grandson, and grand dogs. She loves NASCAR, reality TV, cooking shows, movies, and books.
Administrator/ Office Manager
Erin Grisafe is no stranger to the Ophthalmic Field, having spent over 20 years as a technician, becoming certified as a COA in 2000 and OSC in 2015. Erin worked her way into Management where she now leads a team providing the best quality of care possible, driving the office to “Best of the Northland” multiple years in a row. Erin is extremely passionate about being the very best she can be not only in the office but at home for her husband and two boys. Erin lives in Kansas City, MO. When not working, Erin likes to travel and create memories with her family. Erin is McKnight Eye Centers Practice Administrator and Office Manager.
DeeAdra is a jack of all trades. She started with us as a Technician and has been in the Ophthalmology field since 2010. She has trained to scribe alongside all of our doctors as well as assisted the front desk on many occasions.
DeeAdra is a Certified Ophthalmic Assistant as well as our Clinic Manager ensuring patients are being cared for timely and getting the best care we can provide. DeeAdra makes our office environment so much fun, she can make anyone laugh or smile whether it is her coworkers or patients here in the office, she knows how to brighten anyone’s day.
During her free time, DeeAdra loves to spend time with her family that includes her husband, four children, and dog Cecelia.
She loves to travel with her family and attend all her kids' activities and sports. She resides in Blue Springs, MO.
McKnight Eye Centers, P.C.
515 N State Route 291
Liberty, MO 64068
Monday- Thursday: 7:00AM - 5:00PM
Friday: 7:00 AM - 12:00PM
Saturday and Sunday: Closed