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Mr. Celentano has over 15 years of success as a senior executive in industry leading service organizations in both multi-unit retail and healthcare environments. Mr. Celentano currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of Claris Vision, LLC, the parent company of comprehensive eye practices formed by the merging of Koch Eye Associates, Eye Health Vision Centers, Southcoast Eye Care, Seacoast Eye Associates, the Greater New Bedford Surgery Center, and the St. James Surgery Center. Prior to joining Claris Vision, he served as CEO of Connect Hearing, the largest network of hearing clinics in the U.S., and Senior Vice President of LCA Vision, a leader in laser eye surgery. Mr. Celentano earned his MBA from the Franklin W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College.
Dr. Koch is the chief surgeon at Koch Eye Associates, and has been named one of America’s top 100 ophthalmologists and top 15 cataract surgeons. In his current role, Dr. Koch is responsible for overseeing clinical quality and consistency, the fellowship program, and provider relations at Claris Vision.
Mr. Petit has over 15 years of experience in a succession of finance and accounting leadership positions. Prior to joining Claris Vision, Mr. Petit served as Vice President of Finance at Coventry Healthcare. During his tenure at Coventry, Mr. Petit built a highly effective finance team that was a key contributor to company objectives.
Mr. Petit earned his MBA from Bentley University and holds a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Massachusetts.
Jennifer is a seasoned HR professional with over 15 years of corporate experience. She joined Claris Vision in 2013 and oversees all areas of human resources throughout the company. In this role, she is responsible for coaching, training, payroll, benefits administration, corporate recruiting and employee relations.
Jennifer graduated Cum Laude from Bristol Community College with an Associates in Business Administration and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Humanities from the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth, where she was on the Chandler’s list. She is currently pursuing her MBA. She lives in the North End of Fall River with her husband and three boys.
Brian Williams brings over 20 years of experience managing all aspects of enterprise IT operations in a multitude of industries. Williams’ primary focus is to align IT strategy with Claris Vision’s business goals. Williams is accomplished in the delivery of technology solutions to an organization’s user and customer communities in a repeatable, scalable and financially responsible manner.
Prior to joining Claris Vision, Williams spent 13 years with RegionalCare Hospital Partners, directing data center operations, network and systems engineering and service desk teams. Williams graduated from the State University of New York at Delhi with a degree in Computer Science.
Monique’s primary focus is to create methods that will streamline Claris Vision’s credentialing/re-credentialing processes. She also manages the company’s relationships with payers including negotiating and renegotiating payer contracts and fee schedules.
Over the past 20 years, Monique has gained knowledge and experience in a variety of fields/industries ranging from an early childhood educator, a certified paralegal ‐ specializing in juvenile & domestic related cases and a manager of provider relations and network retention for a national dental insurer.
Valerie Ann Martin is a board certified nurse executive and a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives with over 30 years of management and leadership experience. Valerie has been with Claris since July 2013 as Director of Surgical Services. In this role she is responsible administratively for the St. James Surgery Center, the Greater New Bedford Surgicenter, the LASIK program, and the Surgical Counselors for St. James and the Greater New Bedford Surgicenter. Prior to working at Claris, Valerie worked for Lifespan at Newport Hospital for 35 years as a Director of Surgical Services, Safety Officer, and Director of Medical/Surgical Nursing.
Valerie holds a Diploma in Nursing from Newport Hospital School of Nursing, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from Salve Regina University, graduating summa cum laude, and a Master of Science in Nursing Administration from the University of Rhode Island. She and her husband live in Tiverton, RI.
Michele Bisbano has over 25 years of success as a seasoned professional in the medical billing, coding & reimbursement, and compliance industry. Prior to joining Claris Vision, Mrs. Bisbano held a medical practice management position for over four years at a Boston, MA medical facility where she managed all phases of the corporation’s revenue. Mrs. Bisbano earned her BA from the Sawyer School and holds both CMC and CMCO certifications in her field. She and her husband reside in Cranston, RI.
Over the past 13 years, Jennifer has gained knowledge and experience in the law field-specializing in collections and litigation law. Jennifer‘s responsibility is to oversee Claris Vision’s compliance program. Her primary focus is to create methods that will streamline the Claris Vision compliance team and ensure that the company complies with applicable laws, regulations and company standards.
Jennifer graduated from Bristol Community College with Associates in Business Management. She lives in Somerset, MA with her husband and two boys.