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Vision Source Eye Center of the Triad Staff

Meet the experienced and friendly staff who make Vision Source Eye Center of the Triad the leading provider of vision care products and services in Greensboro and Oak Ridge.

Karen Leatherwood

Insurance / Billing Specialist

Karen joined Vision Source Eye Center of the Triad in September 2014 as the Insurance/Billing Specialist. Karen brought with her 20 years of customer service and insurance experience in Optometry. She relocated from Kinston, NC in 2005 to be closer to her daughter and family, which includes her favorite pastime of spoiling her 2 rambunctious grandsons. She also loves to get away to the beach occasionally for relaxation and fun.

Kate Southard

Optometric Technician

Kate joined Vision Source Eye Center of the Triad as an Optometric Technician in December of 2014. Originally from Winston Salem NC, she graduated from North Carolina State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition Science. Currently she is enrolled at UNCG in a Masters of Nutrition program. In her spare time, Kate enjoys spending time with family, baking, and hiking.

Lisa McCarville

Front Desk Coordinator 

Lisa joined Vision Source Eye Center of the Triad in November 2015 with over 20 years of customer service experience. Lisa was raised in both Nashville, TN and South Florida.  She now resides in Greensboro with her son. In her spare time Lisa is an avid photographer whose works have been published in several media outlets.

Josef Silverman

Optician / Administrator

joined Vision Source Eye Center of the Triad in January 2017 with over 35 years of expertise in the optical industry. He enjoys working with people and helping them make the best eyewear decisions. Josef is originally from Savannah, Georgia. He and his wife, Carol, along with their three children have lived in Greensboro since 1990.  In his spare time, Josef enjoys spending time with his family, cycling, and reading.

Anna-Marie Plott

Optometric Technician

Anna-Marie joined Vision Source Eye Center of the Triad in January 2017 with over 2 years of optometry experience. Anna-Marie is from Greensboro, North Carolina. She enjoyes riding motorcycles with her husband, and spending time with family. Her favorite part of the job is patient interaction.

Staci LeClear

Optometric Technician

Staci joined Vision Source Eye Center of the Triad in April 2017. In February 2017 she received her Ophthalmic Scribe certification. She grew up in Clemmons, North Carolina. She enjoys hiking with her two daughters, Kealy and Avery, and dog (Roxy); and is very involved with community volunteering and her church.

Nikki Weaver


Nikki joined Vision Source: Eye Center of the Triad in November 2017 with over 10 years of customer service experience and a year of optical experience. After being an optician for the past year, Nikki has started pursuing her optician license at Durham Technical Community College. When she is not working or studying, she is spending time with her son and husband hiking, biking, and going on adventures.

Cathy Vipperman


Cathy joined Vision Source Eye Center of the Triad in October 2017 with over 16 years of experience as an optician. Before becoming an optician, Cathy was a medical assistant for 15 years. When Cathy is not helping patients at work, she is spending time with her two daughters and her four grandchildren. Cathy also enjoys camping, caring for her animals and spending time with her friends.

Whitney Robbins

Optometric Technician

Whitney joined Vision Source in September of 2017. She is a graduate from Eastern Carolina University, where she earned her Bachelor of Speech and Hearing Sciences. In her spare time, Whitney loves to watch movies and spend time with her family. Her family includes 6 siblings, of which one is her fraternal twin.

Prattheeba Suthaharan


Prattheeba joined Vision Source: Eye Center of the Triad in June 2017 and brings with her an ardent interest in optometry and opticianry. With her Sri Lankan background, she was born in Nashville, Tennessee and raised in Greensboro, North Carolina. She attends the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and has aspirations to become an optometrist. In her free time, she enjoys volunteering within her school/community, spending time with her family and friends, and learning new things!