Better Vision. Better Hearing. Better Georgia.

Our Staff


Roberta Green, Executive Director

Green has enjoyed a long and successful career in healthcare encompassing clinical care as a Registered Nurse, strategic planning, business development, and quality and cost analysis.

Prior to her most recent work at Bartow Health Access as the Executive Director, Green was the Chief Operating Officer at The Good Samaritan Health Center for 8 years, leading the development of the new facility on Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway.

She credits the varied experiences throughout her career, as well as the opportunity to work alongside leaders in the Atlanta healthcare community, as the basis for her understanding of business development, management, and cost-effective strategies aimed at delivering exceptional care.


    Jim Adams, Grant Manager                      







Shamae Crosswhite, CFO, COO, Programs Director

As Eye Clinic Coordinator, Shamae Crosswhite became part of our team in the fall of 2007. In 2008, her role was expanded to Vision Services and Finance Coordinator, making her manager of the Lighthouse's statewide vision clinic program. She works with over 100 volunteer physicians and 28 clinic sites. Shamae holds a BA in Accounting and a Masters in Health Services Administration, from Georgia Southern University.




James Brooks, Licensed Dispensing Optician, Lab Manager

James Brooks LDO, ABOC, NCLE,  brings over 25 years of optical experience to the Lighthouse Foundation. As our Optician, James cuts and prepares the glasses that the Lighthouse ships out (over 4,000 in 2011). After owning his own optical shop in Cherry Hill NJ, serving as an ophthalmic lab instructor at CCSN, and managing several eye care centers all over the country, James and his family have settled in the Peach State. The Lighthouse is excited to have James on board, and looks forward to seeing how he grows the optical program in the coming years.



Victoria Jordan, Surgery Program Director

Victoria Jordan joined the Lighthouse in 1998. She serves as the Associate Director.  In this role she leads the eye surgery program and manages the operations of the Lighthouse facility.  She graduated from the University of Georgia with a BA in Religion, and completed her post-graduate studies in Visual Disabilities, at Florida State University. Victoria has formed strong relationships with the Lighthouse’s medical partners, leading to increased support and a reduction in the average surgery cost.   



   Anna Knippel, Hearing Services Program Manager

 Anna Knippel holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Florida State University and a Master’s in Theology from Mercer University in Atlanta. Anna joined the Lighthouse Foundation in October 2011 as an AmeriCorps service member in the vision clinic before becoming the Hearing Services Program Manager in June 2012.





Tiffany Marie Ellerbee, Clinic Manager

Tiffany Ellerbee became part of the Lighthouse in July 2009, as Volunteer Coordinator through Americorps VISTA.  After she completed her year of VISTA service, we weren’t about to let her go.  Tiffany remained part of the Lighthouse team, as Clinic Coordinator, traveling with mobile clinic vans to help provide eye exams throughout Georgia. She has a BA in Social Work from North Carolina A&T State University.




Caren Kaplan, Clinic Manager

Caren Kaplan became a valued part of the Lighthouse in 2010, as a Clinic Coordinator, after graduating with an MPH from the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University. She also holds a BA in Anthropology from the University of Texas-Austin. Caren loves animals and the outdoors.




Judith Kerr, Specialty Clinic Manager

Judith Kerr joined the Lighthouse Foundation through the AmeriCorps VISTA program in 2011 and has stayed on as part of the vision clinic team.  Judith holds a master’s in Public Health from Georgia State University.




Shetera Reaves, Hearing Program Coordinator

Shetera Reaves joined the Lighthouse Foundation in November of 2010 as an AmeriCorps Member.  After a year of service, she joined the Lighthouse staff as a Program Coordinator for the Hearing Department. She helps to process the many applications received each month for patients seeking hearing services throughout Georgia.  Shetera holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is in the process of completing an Associates of Science Degree in Health Information Technology





Alison Kuhlke, Marketing Director

Alison Kuhlke began as an Americorp VISTA in 2012 and is thrilled to be working at the Lighthouse. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Studio Art from Georgia College and State University.







  Kembra Landry, Development Director


Caitlin Hammond, Development Specialist


AmeriCorps workers and AmeriCorps VISTA volunteers