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About Claris Vision
Paul S. Koch, M.D., Chief Medical Officer
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.
Michael Petit, Chief Financial Officer
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.
Carlos Missagia, Controller
Carlos Missagia is a certified public accountant with over 15 years of experience in finance and accounting leadership roles. Prior to working at Claris, Mr. Missagia joined the public accounting firm of Markarian & Meehan, Ltd. in Wakefield, RI. He also served as the CFO at Dominion Diagnostics in North Kingstown, RI, where he helped the company grow from a startup to a leading edge medical diagnostic laboratory. He has vast experience in financial planning and analysis, system implementations, business leadership, and acquisitions at a variety of multinational companies, including GTECH, Fidelity, and Polycom.
Mr. Missagia holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Rhode Island and a Master of Business Administration, summa cum laude, from Babson College. He and his wife live with their two children in Franklin, MA.
Valerie Ann Martin, MSN, RN, NE-BC, FACHE, Director of Surgical Services
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.
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