Our Staff

Every member of the Middle TN Eye staff was selected for her sharp mind and soft heart. We work hard to maintain a team that truly cares about the care and results you receive.

Irene Warden

Billing Coordinator

Irene has been with Dr. Hudson since 2006 when she first came into Cookeville. Irene is also the laser technician for LASIK surgeries. Irene loves all things technical.

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Donna Kernell

Office Manager

Donna Kernell, was born and raised in Livingston, Tennessee; currently she lives in Cookeville with two misbehaving cats. She has been with Middle Tennessee Eye since 2005 and worked as a Surgical Coordinator until 20014 when she was given the Office Manager position. Donna is a Certified Ophthalmic Assistant and Ophthalmic Scribe Certified but her favorite place in the office is the optical shop where she’s probably trying on new frames. In her personal time, she loves trivia, books, movies and spending time with her family and friends.

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Lacy Moceri, COA, OSC

Senior Technician

Lacy started with Middle TN Eye in patient services in 2007. She assists Dr. Hudson in office procedures and is a dedicated scribe for Dr. Hudson. She resides in North Cookeville with her husband and two sons.

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Jina Ward


Jina began work at Middle TN Eye in 2010 in patient services. She now purchases, coordinates and sells both prescription and non-prescription eye wear for our optical shop.

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Courtney Crowder

Ophthalmic Technician

Courtney is our newest ophthalmic technician. Courtney began work at Middle TN Eye in November 2013 as a patient services representative. She now handles patient support and work up. Courtney is from Jackson County and is engaged to her high school sweetheart.

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Tonya O'Neill

Surgical Coordinator

Tonya was hired as a ophthalmic technician in 2012. She is now our surgical coordinator. She is responsible for all aspects of pre-operation for the patients who choose to move forward with cataract and eye lid surgeries. She is also Dr. Hudson's instrument technician during LASIK surgery. Tonya is from the Jackson County area. She loves spending her spare time with her family.

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Amanda Clark, DPO, OSC

Ophthalmic Technician

Amanda has been in the eye care field for 13 years. She started at our office in 2014 as a ophthalmic technician. Amanda handles general patient work up and does both OCT and Visual fields testing. Amanda has tons of pets and LOVES spending spare time with them.

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Kayla Helm

Benefits & Eligibility Coordinator

Kayla is our new benefits and eligibility coordinator. She is from the Baxter area and has a small son, Brady.

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Amber Maynord

Patient Services Representative

Amber, our new patient services representative, recently graduated from Livingston Academy and plans to attend college in the fall.

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