Penobscot Eye Care’s staff of experienced eye care professionals is capable of delivering the highest level of service available. We pride ourselves on our family-oriented atmosphere. We look forward to creating long-lasting relationships with each of our patients.
Penobscot Eye Care's Optometrists
Rosehannah Vachon OD, American Board of Optometry
Dr. Rosehannah Vachon, or “Rosie,” was born and raised in Ellsworth, Maine. She studied Food Science and Human Nutrition at the University of Maine at Orono before attending optometry school at the New England College of Optometry in Boston. She received her Doctorate in Optometry in May 2020.
During her time in optometry school, she completed clinical rotations in ocular disease, community health, pediatrics, vision therapy, and contact lenses. She is a member of the American Optometric Association.
Outside of school and work, Dr. Vachon spends a lot of time outdoors running, hiking, camping, hunting, and fishing. She is also a dedicated fan of all New England sports teams and UMaine hockey and football. She resides in Bangor with her fiance. She will be getting married in October. Dr. Vachon looks forward to working with and helping the people of Maine and is so excited to be home.
Kimberly D. Allen OD, Diplomate, American Board of Optometry
Dr. Allen is our newest Associate. She joined our practice in November of 2006. Dr. Allen received her doctor of optometry degree from the New England College of Optometry in 2003 after graduating from Pittsburg State University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Chemistry. She then completed a residency in Ocular Disease with Kittery Ophthalmic Consultants in Kittery, ME. Dr. Allen has advanced therapeutic glaucoma authority through the State of Maine Board of Optometry. She is a member of the International Optometric Honor Society, Beta Sigma Kappa, the Maine Optometric Association, and the American Optometric Association.
Dr. Allen enjoys gardening, hiking and camping. She resides in Eddington with her husband, three sons, and two loveable Saint Bernards.
Kathryn O. Ward OD, Diplomate, American Board of Optometry
Dr. Kathryn Ward grew up in Orono and received her Bachelor’s Degree at the University of Maine. She attended graduate school at the University of California at Berkeley, earning her Doctorate in Optometry in 1991. She returned to Maine to join Penobscot Eye Care later that same year. Dr. Ward has advanced therapeutic glaucoma authority through the State of Maine Board of Optometry. She is a member of the International Optometric Honor Society, Beta Sigma Kappa, the Maine Optometric Association, and the American Optometric Association.
Dr. Ward and her husband Karl have three children and a puppy. The family especially enjoys biking and traveling to explore different cultures. Dr. Ward is a Board member of CISV (Children’s International Summer Village), a peace education organization that gives children from different countries all over the world a chance to interact and build inter-cultural friendships. She is also a member of VOSH (Volunteer Optometric Service to Humanity). Dr. Ward and her daughter have participated in eye care missions in Haiti and Jamaica.
Alyssa J. Verrill OD, American Board of Optometry
Dr. Alyssa Verrill got her start here at Penobscot Eye Care as an ophthalmic technician while pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology at the University of Maine in Orono. She attended graduate school at The Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University, earning her Doctorate in Optometry in 2016. She has completed clinical rotations in primary care, contact lens, pediatrics, and ocular disease. She is a member of the International Optometric Honor Society, Beta Sigma Kappa, the Maine Optometric Association, and the American Optometric Association.
Dr. Verrill resides in Winterport with her husband. They enjoy singing together as well as camping, fishing, and exploring the beautiful Maine outdoors with family and friends.
Penobscot Eye Care's Professional Staff
Dale Graham, ABOC, FNAO
Dale is our Practice Administrator. He joined us in 1996 as an optician and later took over managing the practice. He has over 30 years of experience in all phases of the optical industry. His focus is providing our patients with a caring and professional atmosphere at each encounter thus creating a loyal patient base.
Tina Nelson, ABOC, CPOA, CMRS, FNAO
Tina is currently our front desk co-coordinator and contact lens technician. She has been with us since 1998 serving in various positions throughout the practice. Tina prides herself in her continued effort to achieve certifications at all levels of eyecare.
Lisa Tasker, Medical Assistant, CPOA
Lisa is Dr. Ward’s technician and has been employed by Penobscot Eye Care since 2000. One of Lisa’s strengths is the ability to deliver personalized care to our patients by making them feel like one of the family.
Stacey Kelley, Optician
Stacey was originally hired for our Bucksport location in 2000. She served as a manager in that position until we sold the practice in 2006. She then joined our Bangor location where she has since been serving the role of billing specialist and dispensing optician.
Jill Trudel, COA, MA, CLT, ST
Jill is another of our certified ophthalmic assistants that received her certification from JCAHPO. She has been Dr. Marquez and Dr. Allen’s technician since 2005. She has been in the eye health field since 1998 when she worked for an ophthalmologist in Arizona.
Rebecca Bossie, Optician
Rebecca joined our practice in September of 2014. She is one of our dispensing opticians receiving her certification in 2009. Her experience as an optician assures you of the best possible solution when choosing and fitting your eyewear.
Stephanie Dempsey, Optician
Stephanie is another of our certified dispensing opticians and optometric technician. She got her start in the eye care industry in January of 1993. She first joined our practice in April of 2007. Her current duties include dispensing, lab technician, and occasionally filling in as an optometric technician.
Shelley MacNevin, Optician
Shelley joined our team of eye care professionals in August of 2014. You will find her performing technical duties such as Visual Fields, OCT, Fundus Photography and pre-screening patients prior to their exams.
Kim Stetson, Optician
Kim joined our practice in 2016 bringing with her over 15 years of optometric experience. Kim has an associate’s degree as a Medical Office Specialist / Coding from Beal College. She is currently one of our optometric technicians responsible for diagnostic testing and patient screening.