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Our Team Leads


Jenny Morrison, Customer Service Director

Jenny has been working at Avery Eye Care Center since 2007. She graduated from Lansing Community College with an associate’s degree and went on to Ross Medical Education Center to become a Medical Assistant. Outside of work, you can find her hanging out with her husband Will and two children Nayeli and Chayten. Her children are her greatest achievement and there is nothing in this world better than being their mom. She loves this job because there is always something new and exciting to learn and loves being able to help patients out.


Lou Ann Roberts, Office Administrator

Lou Ann Has been with Avery since 1999 and truly loves the day-to-day challenges. It gives her much pleasure to work with Doctors and staff that have a passion for helping people and enjoy doing their jobs. Lou Ann and her husband live in St Johns and have 2 married daughters, 2 granddaughters, 2 great-granddaughters, and 1 great-grandson. She enjoys working in the yard, spending time with family, friends and enjoying all the blessings that she has been given.


Mary Prowant, Billing Director

Mary has worked at Avery for 26 years and has worked in the Optical industry for 32 years. She attended Lansing Community College. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her kids and grandkids. She also likes to spend time at Houghton Lake and go to garage sales and antique stores.


Ruthie Gillespie, Contact Lens Coordinator

Ruthie has worked at Avery since 2000 and is the Contact Lens Coordinator. She is passionate about helping patients and forming a bond with those patients over the years. She is happily married and has two sons and a granddaughter. In her spare time, you will find her exercising and spending time with family and friends.


Chanelle Hale, Optical Director

Chanelle grew up in Stockbridge, Michigan. She went to a Technical College for the Medical Assistant program where she moved out west for a short period of time before coming back to Michigan and working at Avery.

In her spare time, she enjoys kayaking, reading, swimming, crafting, being in the sun, grooming dogs, and doing some cardio drumming.

Chanelle likes her job because its always growing and changing and Avery is her second family!


Leanne Toribio, Clinical Coordinator

Leanne has worked at Avery since 2007. She is married and has 2 children.  In her free time, she enjoys traveling, reading, baking, gardening, and exercising.


Olyvia Lazaros, Contact Lens Specialist/ Social Media Coordinator

Olyvia is a St. Johns native and she currently attends Lansing Community College to receive her degree in Photography. In her free time, she likes to be with friends and family, take photos, and golf. Olyvia likes working at Avery because she likes to help all of the different patients that walk through the door, make connections with them, and provide a great experience at this practice.