Meet The Team

Dr. Guy Rohland

Originally from Pubnico, NS, Dr. Rohland graduated from Dalhousie University in 2004 and from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 2008.  He began working at CM Optical shortly after graduation, where he practices full scope optometry.  Dr. Rohland has served as a board member on the Nova Scotia College of Optometry and is a member of the Nova Scotia and Canadian Associations of Optometry.  Dr. Rohland enjoys spending time with his family, golfing, playing hockey, boating, hunting and fishing.

Dr. Naomi Penney

Originally from Glenwood, Dr. Naomi Penney attended Dalhousie University with a major in Neuroscience. She then moved to Chicago to complete her Doctor of Optometry Degree. She graduated from the Illinois College of Optometry in 2009 on the Dean’s Honours List.

Dr. Penney began working at CM Optical in 2010. She is a member of the Nova Scotia Association of Optometrist and the Canadian Association of Optometrist.

In her spare time Dr. Penney enjoys camping, being outdoors and spending time with her family and friends.

Dr. Lisa Lacey

Originally from St. Stephen, New Brunswick, Dr. Lacey earned her Bachelor of Science degree with high honours from Mount Allison University.  She then went on to the University of Waterloo to earn her Doctor of Optometry degree (Dean’s Honours List).  In her last year of optometry school, she participated in an eyecare mission to Mexico where she did eye exams and helped dispense donated glasses.  After finishing optometry school in 2005, Dr. Lacey and her husband moved to Yarmouth.  They both feel very fortunate to be part of such a vibrant community and live in such a beautiful part of the country.  Dr. Lacey was Chair for the NS optometry Continuing Education committee for a few years and continues to be an active member of the Nova Scotia Association of Optometrists and the Canadian Association of Optometrists.  In her spare time, Dr. Lacey enjoys running, hiking, skiing, camping, reading and spending time with her husband and two children.

Dr. Katie Churchill

Dr Churchill is originally from Kingston, Ontario. She graduated from the University of Western Ontario in 2008 with a Bachelor of Medical Sciences (Honors Specialization in Medical Biophysics). She then completed the Doctor of Optometry program at the University of Waterloo, and graduated in 2012 on the Dean's Honour List. As part of her training, she completed an ocular disease externship at the Houston Eye Associates ophthalmology practice in Houston, Texas.

Dr Churchill moved to Yarmouth in 2012 to join the team at C.M. Optical and fell in love with the friendly people and natural beauty of Southwest Nova Scotia. Dr Churchill has been actively involved in the Nova Scotia Association of Optometrists, serving as chair of several committees, and is a member of the Canadian Association of Optometrists. Dr Churchill has travelled to rural areas of Guatemala and Jamaica to volunteer doing eye exams and dispensing donated glasses.

Most of her time outside of the office is spent with her husband, Zach, and infant daughter, Cecelia.

Dr. Joanne Deveau

Dr. Joanne Deveau is a french Acadian-speaking native of the Clare region. After completing her bachelor in science with a major in neuroscience at Dalhousie University, she went to the University of Waterloo School of Optometry.
She is a member of the Nova Scotia College of Optometry and Canadian Association of Optometry.
In her spare time, she enjoys travelling to learn about people and their culture. When she is not travelling, she loves to go camping, go hiking, take photos, and to cook delicious meals. She also enjoys watching the UFC, F1 and stand-up comedies.

Yarmouth Office

Beth Boudreau Office Manager/Accounting
Nancy Legere Head Receptionist
Lisa Gavel Optometric Assistant
Glenda Macdonald Receptionist
Laura Optometric Assistant
Annita Nickerson Optometric Assistant
Holly Allain Dispensing Manager / Optician
Cassidy Optician Student

Shelburne Office

Danielle Williams Office Manager, Licensed Optician
Leanne Williams Front Desk Staff

Barrington Office

Jenna Goreham Optometric Assistant
Nerissa Nickerson Optometric Assistant
Johna Nickerson Optician

Saulnierville Office

Jody Nicholl Receptionist/Team Lead
Becky Simms Dispenser
Mallory Comeau Optometric Assistant

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