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Staff

Meet the experienced and friendly staff who make Clay-Rhynes Eye Clinic the most trusted eye care provider in Durant.


BARBARA O’STEEN, B.B.A., C.P.O.
Clinic Administrator

Barbara O’Steen joined the doctors and staff at Clay-Rhynes Eye Clinic in 2006 as the clinic’s first administrator. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Southeastern Oklahoma State University. She has received credentialing as a Vision Source Business Associate and serves as the Vision Source Representative for Southeastern Oklahoma.
Barbara wrote the original grant for Smart Start Durant, served as its Director for five years, and still serves on the Board of Directors. She also served as President of the Kiwanis Club of Durant.
Barbara’s husband Steve is a teacher at Denison High School and they are the parents of daughters Tina Thorne & Katy Spillman, son Casey, son-in-law Jared Thorne and granddaughter’s Kenidee and Kambree and Son-in-Law Todd Spillman. They are members of the Northwest Church of Christ, where Barbara and

 


TRACY PARRISH
Patient Care Coordinator

Tracy joined the doctors and staff at Clay-Rhynes Eye Clinic in May of 2017, and and serves as a Patient Care Coordinator. She checks in patients, and answers any questions they may have.

Tracy and her husband Rhett have two sons, Ballor and Karter.

 

 


KALEIGH MANLEY
Patient Care Coordinator

 

 

 

 


KARA PRENTICE, C.P.O.
Patient Care Coordinator

Kara has served the clinic as one of our Patient Care Coordinators since 2008. Most patients encounter Kara as they leave the clinic where she assists with billing questions and making follow-up appointments for our doctors. She works hard to make sure that each patient’s needs are met or exceeded prior to their departure. Kara received her credentials as a Certified Paraoptometric in June 2010.

Kara’s husband, Corey is retired from the United States Air Force where he served as SMSGT. They are parents of Roy and Brittiney and have 3 step-granddaughters and 1 step-grandson and 1 grandson. They enjoy traveling, being outside, and being with their church family.


ROBBYN McKEEVER, C.P.O., C.P.O.C.
Insurance Coordinator

Robbyn has been a member of the Staff of Clay-Rhynes Eye Clinic since 2004. After serving with Medicare for fifteen years, Robbyn began overseeing the insurance billing for our clinic. In addition to being a Certified Paraoptometric, Robbyn achieved status as a Certified Paraoptometric Coder in 2011. She has over a quarter of a century of experience in coordinating insurance benefits and is exceptional at seeing that our patients receive the benefits that their insurance companies have provided for them.

Robbyn and her husband, Don, have a son, Colt, a daughter, Kelly, and a grandson, Connor. They are avid animal lovers. They raise Black Angus cattle and Paint horses.  They especially enjoy spending time on their ranch, and antique shopping. They are members of Cowboy Church.


LINDSAY DANE
Insurance Assisant

Lindsay joined the doctors and staff of Clay-Rhynes Eye Clinic in December of 2013 as a Patient Care Coordinator. In 2017, she became an assistant in the insurance/billing department.

Lindsay enjoys spending time with her son Chet, and her family. She and Chet are members of the Northwest Church of Christ.

 

 


Optical Team

HEATHER WOOD, C.P.O.
Optical Manager

Joining the doctors and staff of Clay-Rhynes Eye Clinic in 2011, Heather has already gained experience in multiple venues of the clinic. She is further pursuing her education in opticianry and furthering her knowledge base to better serve our patients. She brings a wealth of experience in serving and dealing with the public that will help us assists our patients in our Doctors’ Optical Dispensary. Heather received her Certified Paraoptometric credentials in June 2013.

Heather and Brandon have three children Rylee, Lane and Alexis Grace. They enjoy spending family time together, softball and baseball games, antiquing and traveling.


 


SARAH SHELTON, C.P.O.
 Optician

Sarah joined the staff of Clay-Rhynes Eye Clinic in July of 2016 and serves as an Optician in our optical dispensary. She earned her Certified Paraoptometric Credentials in November 2017.

Sarah and her husband Brent have a daughter named Brooke, two dogs, and a cat. They enjoy outdoor activities such as hunting and hiking.

 


LACY LONG
Optician

Lacy joined the doctors and staff of Clay-Rhynes Eye Clinic in November 2016, and serves as an optician in our optical dispensary.

Lacy recently married her husband Jared . She has a Step-Daughter named Sydney and a puppy named Tux. They enjoy spending time outdoors with family and friends.


SARAH BRADLEY
Optician

Sarah joined the doctors and staff of Clay-Rhynes Eye Clinic in 2017, and is currently studying at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. She is working towards a degree in nursing.

Sarah enjoys spending time with her three sisters and church family, as well as traveling, being outdoors, and helping others. Sarah attends Durant Believers Church.


OSBALDO MORENO
Laboratory Assistant

 

 

 

 

 


Clinical Team

PENNY HOPKINS, B.A., C.P.O.
Optometric Technician

Penny joined the staff of Clay-Rhynes Eye Clinic in 2013 and serves as a technician for Dr. Clay. She received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Broadcasting and Journalism from Oklahoma State University. Penny received her Certified Paraoptometric Credentials in June 2014.

Penny and her husband Sam have 3 children, Sam, AC and Violet. They enjoy cooking together and attending the boys’ choir and sporting events. Penny is an avid reader and is an excellent baker and cake decorator. Penny and her family attend Streetman Road Baptist Church.


KENDRA KETCHUM
Optometric Technician

 


DENA KOONTZ, C.P.O., NRCMA
Optometric Technician

Dena joined Clay-Rhynes Eye Clinic in 2003 and served as a technician until 2009. Since then Dena has acquired certifications as a Pharmaceutical Technician, Medical Assistant and Ophthalmology Assistant. She rejoined the staff in January 2015 and serves as a technician for the doctors.

Dena and her husband Marshall have one son, Trenton. Marshall is the owner of Marshall’s Music and Audio, Visual and Lighting. They attend First Baptist Church in Durant, OK.


ANGELA WEGER, C.P.O., C.P.O.A.
Optometric Technician

Angela joined Clay-Rhynes Eye clinic in January 2016 and serves as a scribe technician for Dr. Rhynes. She received her Certified Paraoptometric Credentials in August 2016, Certified Paraoptometric Assistant Credentials in February 2018, & is currently working toward her Certified Paraoptometric Technician Credentials.

Angela and her husband Chance have two children, Tyler and Kyndra. They attend Fusion Bible in Durant.


ASHTON LUEBBER
Optometric Technician

Ashton joined the doctors and staff at Clay-Rhynes Eye Clinic in 2017, and and serves as a technician.

 

 


KALIE JONES, C.P.O.
Optometric Technician

Kalie joined the doctors and staff of Clay-Rhynes eye clinic in February 2017, and she earned her Certified Paraoptometric Credentials in November 2017, & is currently working toward her Certified Paraoptometric Assistant credentials.

Kalie enjoys spending time with friends/family, traveling, going to the lake, and is an avid pet lover.

 


JORDAN PENN-WHITE, B.S., C.P.O.
Optometric Technician

Jordan joined the doctors and staff of Clay-Rhynes Eye Clinic in February 2017, and serves as a technician. He received his Bachelor of Science in Occupational Safety & Health Administration in December 2017, and his Certified Paraoptometric credentials in November 2017, & is currently working toward his Certified Paraoptometric Assistant credentials.

Jordan attends services at Seventh and Beech Church of Christ.


MELISSA ANDREWS
Optometric Technician

 

 

 


CHARLES LEE, C.P.O.
Optometric Technician

Charles joined the doctors and staff of Clay-Rhynes Eye Clinic in June 2017 and serves as a scribe technician for Dr. Whitley. He received his Certified Paraoptometric Credentials in March 2018, & is currently working toward his Certified Paraoptometric Assistant credentials.
Charles enjoys reading, sports, and spending time with his friends and family. Charles and his wife M’Cayla have two children, and they attend Western Meadows Baptist Church.