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  • Maria Leitao-Pina, MBA

    Maria Leitao-Pina, MBA

    Academic Administrator
  • Darlene Bocash-Winn

    Darlene Bocash-Winn

    Manager of Clinical Operations

    Darlene Bocash-Winn started her career in ophthalmology at Boston University School of Medicine Ophthalmic Technology Program. In her 33 years in ophthalmology, she has held many leadership positions including Chief Technologist, Practice Administrator, and Clinical Manager in both Academic and private practices. Darlene is a mother of three and in her spare time she is a designer and creator of fashion.

  • Sharon Furbish

    Sharon Furbish

    Executive Administrative Assistant

    Sharon Furbish is a graduate of Becker College and has worked for the UMass Memorial, Medical Center since 1991 in various positions. She has been in the Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences for two and a half years, where she provides administrative support to the Chair and Administrator. Her interests include spending time with family, baking, music, and watching sports.

  • Jackie Volke

    Jackie Volke

    Executive Secretary

    Jackie Volke is a graduate of Salter Secretarial School and has been working in the field of Ophthalmology for over forty-five years. Jackie is a member of Corvettes United of Central Massachusetts and a patron of Boston Ballet for over twenty years. In her free time, Jackie enjoys reading.

  • Anita Amin

    Anita Amin

    Residency Coordinator

    Anita Amin is a graduate of Worcester State University with a degree in Business Administration and a concentration in Management. She is pleased to be a part of the inaugural academic year of the Residency Program for the Ophthalmology. “While graduate education is something that is outside of my comfort zone, this opportunity was too hard to pass up. I am excited to see this program develop and flourish into a comprehensive and competitive educational experience.” When Anita is not working, she enjoys traveling, cooking, and is currently getting her three legged dog, Ilean, certified as a therapy and support animal.

  • Diamond Parrilla

    Diamond Parrilla

    Team Lead, Sr. Admin Secretary

    "If you find something you love to do, you’ll never work a day in your life”. Helping patients is something that I enjoy. One of the ways I enjoy helping is with language, I am Bilingual and speak fluent Spanish as well as English. It was important for me to fully develop my career so I earned a certificate in Medical Office Administration. When I am not at work, I enjoy traveling, summer, and eating different types of food.

  • Lori Murnane

    Lori Murnane

    Sr. Admin. Secretary

    I have been working in the ophthalmology for over 5 years and I enjoy learning everything about the eyes. I love the interaction with the patients and doctors. The things I enjoy outside from work are the outdoors, hiking, camp fires and being with friends and family.

  • Sherri Granger

    Sherri Granger


    I have been working at UMass Memorial, Medical Center since 2009 and have been working as a technician for over 25 years. On the weekends I enjoy attending youth sporting events, painting and running with my dog.

  • Jason Mctigue

    Jason Mctigue


    “I have always been fascinated with vision.” Jason Mctigue decided to pursue his career in the field of Ophthalmology after completing his degree (Bachelor in Psychology).  Jason currently works as a Technician for the UMass Memorial, Medical Center, and Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences. Some of his interests include spending time outdoors and riding motorcycles.

  • David Rivera

    David Rivera


    “Once I started working in the clinic, I was interested to further pursue a career in ophthalmology." David Rivera has been working as a Technician for more than eleven years. At present David works for the UMass Memorial, Medical Center, Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences. He enjoys reading, spending time with friends, and watching sports in his free time.

  • Carrie Morton

    Carrie Morton


    I started in ophthalmology in 1992 and since then went on to obtain my Certification in Ophthalmic Assisting and a Certification in Ophthalmic Scribing. I enjoy working with patients helping people to see better. When I am not at work I love the outdoors and spending time with my family and friends.

  • Evelyn Umana

    Evelyn Umana


    I was amazed with the eyes and found Ophthalmology to be an interesting field when I was first exposed. I decided to join the field in 2005 and every day has been a new and learning experience. When I am not at work I love to read and spending time with my family and friends.

  • Jessica Peterson

    Jessica Peterson

    Ophthalmic Photographer/Technician

    Jess has been working in Ophthalmology since 2014, after earning her degree from Fitchburg State University (Bachelors of Science in Photography/Communications Media). She has experience as a technician and is also a Certified Retinal Angiographer. Jess currently works for the UMass Memorial, Medical Center, Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences as both a technician and a photographer. In her free time Jess enjoys yoga, reading and spending time with friends, family and her cat, Sesame.

  • Katlyn Champagne

    Katlyn Champagne

    Ophthalmic Angiographer/ Photographer

    “I like being able to take care of patients and I also like the challenges I face imaging different pathologies from all walks of life.” Six months after completing her college degree, (Bachelor of Science in Photography) Katlyn Champagne decided to pursue a career in the field of Ophthalmology. At present Katlyn works as an Ophthalmic Angiographer/Photographer for the UMass Memorial, Medical Center, Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences. In her free time Katlyn enjoys reading, yoga, and photography.

  • Adam Champagne

    Adam Champagne

    Ambulatory Services Representative (ASR)

    Adam Champagne joined our team in the fall of 2018 as an Ambulatory Services Representative. With a background in retail management, Adam has a keen sense of organization and loves to work with patients of all ages and backgrounds. He says that his favorite thing about Ophthalmology is helping patients improve their vision, however that looks for them. “Vision is so integral in most peoples’ lives- when someone has an eye problem, it impacts everything that they do. I love working in ophthalmology because I get to witness the joy in patients when they leave our facility with improved sight. It’s very gratifying to get to be a part of that experience and patient care.” Outside of work Adam enjoys writing and composing music, indulging in his favorite hobby of board games and RPGS, and spending time with his wife and son.

  • Alena Allen

    Alena Allen

    Ambulatory Services Representative (ASR)

    “If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.” Henry Ford

    I have worked in the customer service field in several industries for over eighteen years. At present I work for the UMass Memorial, Medical Center, Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences. In my free time I enjoy meditation, music and spending time with my children and friends.

  • Aline Henrique

    Aline Henrique

    Ambulatory Services Representative (ASR)

  • Len Levin

    Len Levin

    Library Liaison

    Len Levin is the Head of Education and Clinical Services at the Lamar Soutter Library, Future Institute. Len holds a Masters Degree in Library and Information Sciences from Simmons College and a Master of Arts in Psychology and Religion from Andover Newton Theological School. Prior to joining UMass in 2003, Len was the Health Sciences Librarian at the Paul E. Woodard Health Sciences Library, New England Baptist Hospital in Boston. He has worked in the health care field since 1982.

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