Michelle Shannon Mittica graduated from Western New Mexico University with an Associate of Arts in Liberal Studies degree. She then became a certified ophthalmic technician and a certified ophthalmic coding specialist by the Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology.  Most recently she has completed a second Associate degree in Opticianry and is a certified Optician by the American Board of Opticianry.  She is also a current member of the New Mexico Opticians Association. 

Gila Optical is conveniently located inside Gila Eyecare where her husband  Nicholas Mittica MD practices Ophthalmology, a Board Certified Ophthalmologist, physician and surgeon.  Both Nicholas and Michelle have been serving southwest New Mexico for 13 years.  

Celina Telles completed an Associates degree in Opticianry. She has been with Gila Eyecare and Gila Optical since 2015 and is a current member of the New Mexico Opticians Association.  

Shantelle Harrison is a Certified Ophthalmic Assistant by the Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology and is a current member of the New Mexico Opticians Association.  Shantelle has been with Gila Eyecare and Gila Optical since 2016.

Victoria Sanchez is our lead patient service specialist, surgical scheduler and referral coordinator in our clinic and is dedicated to helping patients in our optical.  Victoria has been with Gila Eyecare and Gila Optical since 2008.