Dr. Stanger joins LCHC as the Associate Executive Director. She secured her Bachelor of Arts at the University of Hawaii Manoa and Doctorate of Optometry at Pacific University College of Optometry. She has served as the Director of Optometry for the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians for the past 5 years, and has previously worked for almost ten years for Lenscrafters, where she was the first female licensed optician to be a Lab Manager for Luxottica in Hawaii. She has had numerous experiences working as an Optometrist for Indian Health Services in Bethel, Alaska, the Salt Lake City Veteran Affairs Hospital, and the Retina Institute in Hawaii. Dr. Stanger volunteered for numerous Health Fairs and Missions including the Employee Health Fairs, Honor Elder Days and Wellness Carnivals in Siletz, OR, Special Olympics in Washington and Utah, Amigos Thailand Eyeglass Missions, Interprofessional Diabetes Clinic, Project Homeless Connect in Tacoma, WA, and many more vision and glaucoma screenings at elementary schools and nursing home facilities. The Stangers enjoy spending time with each other and their shih-tzu / lhasa apso mix, Teddy. They like to spend their days off traveling, scuba diving, and making each other laugh.