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Laurie Greenhut

Optometric Assistant

Laurie assists Dr. Kaplan in a variety of patient care and administrative operations and is primarily responsible for managing the eyewear selection available at our office.  Laurie’s seven years in jewelry sales and as a personal stylist at Nordstrom make her ideally suited for helping patients select frames that reflect their unique personal style and taste. Previously, Laurie spent many years as the Executive Director of a non-profit organization that served adults and children with developmental disabilities. She has a Master’s Degree in Therapeutic Recreation from San Francisco State University. This background supports Dr. Kaplan in his treatment of children with vision-related learning issues. Laurie enjoys helping everyone who comes to our office; please feel free to ask her any questions you may have about your care at Mill Valley Optometry.

Areli Gama

Areli Gama

Office Administrator

Mill Valley Optometry is pleased to welcome Areli as our new Office Administrator. She brings a wealth of experience in managing office settings and provides a professional and welcoming presence at our front desk. 

After graduating from San Rafael High School and attending the College of Marin, Areli began her administrative career in banking, beginning as a teller leading to a supervisory role at Union Bank. Her interest in health care then led her to apply her skills and experience at a local dermatology practice before eventually coming to Mill Valley Optometry.  She is fluent in Spanish which significantly helps us provide the highest level of service to all of our patients.

Areli enjoys being outdoors, hiking, swimming, wine tasting and spending time with family and friends. Please feel free to ask Areli for any assistance you may need at Mill Valley Optometry.



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