Rick is excited about our expansion into Viera, the addition of Dr. Walters to the practice and our new surgery center in Titusville. Rick has an extensive past of professional careers which include banking, lending, practice administration, and residential and commercial real estate. He grew up in Atlanta, GA, and San Juan, PR. He went to boarding high school at Tallulah Falls, GA and Berry College in Rome, GA. He moved to Florida in 1984 and resides here with his beautiful wife, with family nearby. Together they have an active lifestyle of golfing, walking and playing with their grandchild.
Director of Business Development
Valerie started working with SCO at the beginning of 2019. She has worked sales and marketing positions in Brevard County’s healthcare industry since 2006. Valerie is happy to represent Dr. Pefkaros, Dr. Woods and Dr. Walters and their solid team. She is excited about SCO’s expansion to the Viera area, the Titusville location’s surgery center, and more growth in the pipeline. Born and raised in Wisconsin, Valerie has traveled to Florida her entire life and feels like it’s home away from home. She made Brevard County her permanent place of residence in 2001. When not working, she enjoys going to the gym, listening to music and keeping busy with her boyfriend, children and favorite rescue dog.
Sarah’s role is personal assistant to the physician. Sarah performs documentation in the patient charts, gathers information for their visit, and partners with Dr. Pefkaros to deliver the most efficient patient care. She loves being a part of improving our patient’s quality of life through better vision. Sarah grew up in Sarasota and currently lives in Orlando, where she recently bought her first home. When not at work, she enjoys good food, traveling, and raising her beloved pets.
Mallerie has worked side by side with Dr. Pefkaros for almost a decade. In her Office Manager role, she enjoys interacting with patients and building lasting bonds with them. She lives by her favorite quote, “Be the energy you want to attract.” Mallerie was born and raised in Titusville and grew up close to her family, who have also been in this area since the ’70s. When not managing SCO, Mallerie enjoys playing with her dog, renovating, soaking up the Florida sunshine and traveling to new places with her family.
Julie obtained her Florida license in 1998. She is nationally certified by the American Board of Opticianry and National Contact Lens Examiners. Julie very much enjoys her social interaction with the patients, as well as helping them with all of their vision needs. Her childhood was spent in Ohio but she’s been a Brevard County resident now for 30 years. When not assisting SCO patients, Julie fills her time with family and friends, enjoying good food and traveling to new places.
Anna is one of the first smiling faces you’ll see when you come for an appointment in our Titusville location. She has been in the healthcare field for 9 years. Anna started as a pharmacy technician. She is a big animal lover and has two cats and a dog. She enjoys spending time with family, shopping and traveling with her husband.
Miranda was born in Rockledge, FL and raised in Port St. John. She attended Space Coast High School and has played basketball her entire life. Miranda received her Medical Assistant certification and is fitting right into our SCO family. Recently a newlywed, she enjoys spending time with her husband, newborn son and their two dogs.
Shalanda has a past working in banking and for non-profit organizations, as well as medical reception for an internal medicine practice. Shalanda is excited to join us here at SCO. She loves the way the doctors are so hands-on and involved with patients. A Native Floridian, Shalanda attended Brevard Public School system. When not working, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, traveling and working on her very own non-profit organization (Women On The Rise Inc, II) events that help our community thrive.
Jennifer is an Ophthalmic Technician who works in both the Viera and Titusville offices. You may see her working at check-in and check-out occasionally, as well. She was born and raised in Florida and has been in the ophthalmology field since 2014. Prior, she worked in the banking industry. When she’s not fulfilling her role for SCO, Jennifer enjoys family time doing activities like skating, football, and watching movies.
We are so pleased to welcome Danielle to the SCO family as O.R. Manager of our new surgery center. She comes to us with 10 years of nursing experience.
Danielle was born and raised in Mims and graduated from Daytona State college in 2011. She was married in 2014 and now has 2 daughters and 2 fur babies.
When not managing the SCO surgery center, Danielle loves spending time with her family. They hunt, enjoy boating, swimming in their pool, and watching movies in their home theater!!
You will encounter Shelby’s smiling eyes at the front desk in Titusville.
Shelby was born and raised in Titusville and has planted her own roots in Port St. John. She has a Bachelors degree from UCF and has worked in Ophthalmology for over 3 years.
Shelby loves being a mom to her baby, Jackson, and her two fur babies, Captain and Sailor. She enjoys spending the weekends on the boat with her family.
Kaitlin joined the SCO surgery center team with 6 years of nursing experience under her belt. She was born and raised in Titusville, but has lived in both England and Las Vegas, NV while serving in the Air Force. Kaitlin was married in 2010 and has two children. She enjoys time with family and friends riding their side by side, their hunting lease, and spending time in the Keys on the water, where her husband is from.
DIRECTOR OF SURGERY
Our Director of Surgery, Robyn, began working for Space Coast Ophthalmology in January of 2022. She has been an integral part of getting the new surgery center up and running. Robyn has a Master’s degree in Nursing and has 19 years of experience in Ophthalmology.
Robyn was born and raised on Florida’s East coast. She enjoys traveling with her husband and Rottweiler in their R.V., running 5k’s and 1/2 marathons and making custom stained-glass pieces.
CERTIFIED SURGICAL TECHNOLOGIST
A self-proclaimed “workaholic,” Donna has been in the medical industry for 15 years. She studied to be a CST at Brevard Community College and is also an EMT. Donna joined SCO when our office-based surgery center opened in May of 2022.
Born and raised in Titusville, Donna enjoys spending time with her husband and 3 dogs when she is not scrubbed into a surgery. Her favorite pastime is playing pool on a local league.