Meet Our Team
Meet our experienced team members!
Patient Care Coordinators
Jane Allen is our office manager and has been a part of the ECCN team since 1986. Jane lives in Newton with her husband, Dan, plus their dog Rockie. They have two grown children, Travis (Hollie) and Tara (Joe) plus four grandsons.
Miranda Balmer joined our team in August 2017 and became CPO Certified in May 2019. Miranda is a Newton native who currently resides in Baxter. She has two daughters, Payton and Emma.
Taryn Wickliff joined our team in June 2020 and has been working in this field for two years. Taryn is a Newton native and currently resides here with her husband, Cameron. They have a son Xavier and are expecting another little one early next year.
Angie Smith joined the ECCN team in February 2017 and became CPO Certified in May 2019. Angie is a Newton native and is married to her high school sweetheart, Jake, who is also is a Newton native. They have two children, Zach and Natalie.
Logan Kiger joined the ECCN team in July 2018. Logan resides in Newton with her husband, Noah, and is a dog mom to Gunner.
Karie Gilchrist joined our optical team in November 2020. Karie resides in Newton with her husband, Nick, and son, Lucas.
Mara Schwenker joined the team in September 2012 and became CPO certified in 2014. Mara and her husband, Brian, have lived in Newton for 25 years. They have two children, Brenna and Breyton.
Ange Sevenbergen rejoined our team in September 2012 and is the Optical Area Leader. Ange is both ABO and CPO certified. Ange has worked in the optical field for over 14 years. She lives in Newton with her husband, Scott, and three children, Blake, Haley and Jana.
Patient Care Technicians
Sarah Davidson joined the ECCN team in May 2011 and became CPO certified in 2014. Sarah is a Newton native. She is married to her husband, Dave, and they have three children, Riley, Trey and Quincy.
Theresa Shafer has been a member of the team since September 2000 and is the patient care tech area leader. Theresa has been CPO certified since 2000 and has been working in this field for over 20 years. She resides in Newton with her husband, Lance, twin boys Ben & Nick plus their dog Dodger.
Michele Nelson joined the team in July 2013. She became CPO certified in 2014. Michele has lived in Newton for 16 years. She has a significant other, Terry, plus two grown children, Eric and Alex.
Amy Coady joined the ECCN team in October 2018. Amy is a Newton native. She is married to her husband, Luke, and they have three children, Sophia, Liam and Ava.
Angie Peery joined our team in July 2014. She is also a Newton native. She is married to her husband, Chris, and they have two children, Kennedy and Claire.