Dr. J. Wallace Walker OD
Dr. Walker graduated from Pacific University College of Optometry after earning a Bachelor’s in Spanish from Brigham Young University. Following that, he did an internship in New York City for people with visual impairments, as well as a rotation at the VA hospital in optometry services.
He started practicing in Molalla in 1994; in 2014, he joined the team in Milwaukie as well. At both clinics he performs eye exams, treats eye diseases and fits contact lenses. He’s also the medical director of both clinics.
Dr. Walker is proud of the relationships they’ve developed over the years – the doctor-patient relationships, as well as professional relationships with other specialists, so that when a patient needs specialty care, he can refer them to the right person. “We’re pretty good at finding out the patient’s needs and coming up with a solution,” he said. “I enjoy problem-solving, and I enjoy helping people.”
Random fact about Dr. Walker? He plays the banjo. He hates fishing. He’s also taken optometry students to South and Central America multiple times over the years to provide eye care.
Dr. Amrita Kang OD
Dr. Amrita Kang was born and raised in Vancouver, Canada. She is a graduate of Pacific University College of Optometry and completed a degree in Biology from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC.
Dr. Kang has provided eye-care services for a variety of patients including those with with traumatic brain injuries, young toddlers, and aging veterans. As a result, she has come to enjoy working with all patient demographics and is excited to take care of the visual needs of the patients at Family Eye Care.
She has also participated in humanitarian eye-care missions in Nicaragua and most recently in Tibet.
In her free time, Dr. Kang enjoys exploring all that Oregon has to offer, and loves to hike, read, and cook. She also enjoys traveling, especially to provide eye-care services to under-served populations.
Dr. Chelsea Territo OD
Dr. Territo grew up in Bedford, Pennsylvania, just south of Pittsburgh. After getting her undergraduate degree in the area, she moved to the Pacific Northwest and immediately fell in love with her new home. She attended Pacific University’s College of Optometry and graduated in 2019. From a young age she knew she wanted to be an optometrist, with multiple family members also practicing in the field. Dr. Territo completed clinical rotations within ophthalmology, Indian Health Services, as well as providing eye care to our veterans at Lexington VAMC and active service members abroad at Stuttgart Army Base in Stuttgart, Germany.
Dr. Territo is passionate about providing eye care to all ages. She especially enjoys working with young patients and educating them on how corrective lenses can facilitate ones learning and growth. Her clinical interests lie in primary care optometry as well as the management and treatment of diabetic eye disease, macular degeneration, glaucoma, dry eye syndrome and myopia management. She believes every patient is unique and special and deserves individualized treatment plans.
While at Pacific University, Dr. Territo discovered her passion for humanitarian work. She additionally became a board member for AMIGOs, a nonprofit organization providing eye care services to underprivileged around the world. She has attended trips to both Cambodia and Belize helping thousands in restoring their sight.
In her free time, Dr. Territo enjoys exploring all that Oregon has to offer. She is an avid outdoor enthusiast: hiking, cycling, long distance running and cross country skiing. Additionally, she enjoys playing classical piano, golfing and competitive bowling.
Rhonda Smith ABOC
Rhonda has been in the optical industry since 2002, working in several optometry and ophthalmology practices, and joined our family practice in March of 2022. She brings her diverse experience of over 20 years as an American Board Certified Optician, as well as being cross trained as an ophthalmic technician, and has even worked at the prestigious campus of Pacific University, Department of Optometry.
Rhonda believes that when you become one of our patients you become part of our family. “Your satisfaction is the only measurement of our success” is Rhonda’s motto. She is fantastic in both selection of eyewear and adjustments, and is able to work with precision to help you see your best. Her main role is Optician, however you can come see her busy all around the office including covering the front desk, answering phones and is the primary buyer for frames in the optical department.
Her weekends are filled with adventures as she enjoys road trips with her family and lots of camping. You can often find her at the local lake wakeboarding with her two kids and husband, or reading a great book on the shores.
Rhonda states, “I have a huge heart and was born to help others. After meeting the doctors and staff at Molalla Family Eye Care I knew right away I was meant to be here. I enjoy the hardworking staff and the lighthearted atmosphere.”
Darcy was hired in 2003. As practice manager, she’s responsible for bookkeeping, HR and doctor contracts. She processes and bills insurances. She also interfaces with consultants and keeps an eye on the building, making sure everything is in good working order. She’s the mind behind the scenes who keeps everything running like it should.
Before joining the team, Darcy was a patient here, so she has a unique perspective. There are a lot of clinics where patients are moved in and out very impersonally. Here, it’s a small community. People know each other. The doctor takes time to to talk to patients. More, he remembers them on a personal level when they come back, months or years later. Darcy values that.
Patient Records / Front Desk / Optometric Technician
Lisa joined the clinic in 2010, where she performs most every task that is associated with direct patient contact. You can find her at the front desk checking in patients, on the phone booking appointments, pretesting patients for the doctor, managing patient charts and helping in the optical department.
She feels it’s important to treat people the way you would like to be treated and she’s always striving to apply that to her own customer service skills.
Lorena joined our Molalla Team in November of 2019 after studying Human Development and Family Sciences at Oregon State University. She is the friendly face you will most likely see when you walk into our office! Lorena works in all facets of the practice from scheduling appointments and reception, to fitting and selection of eyeglasses and instruction of contact lens wear. She also performs pretesting of patients to ready them for their exam with the doctor.
Lorena’s favorite part of her job is getting to know the patients, and she loves the challenge of helping patients choose the right frames based on their facial features and fashion preferences.
Front Desk Support / Back Office
Miriam joined our team in Molalla in 2021, bringing more than 20 years of customer service experience with her. She is most likely the friendly voice that you will hear when calling our clinic and welcomes the challenge of helping people find solutions to their problems. She is bilingual and loves that she can use her Spanish speaking skills with our Latin American patients.
One thing that she really enjoys about her job is seeing how excited people get when she hands them their new eyewear and they realize how much better they can see and how good they look!