Shynade Arnold

Shynade Arnold Practice Manager

Shynade joined the team in late 2016. She plays an important role within the business, being the inaugural practice manager. She became passionately involved in eye care in 2011, working as an “all-rounder”, including, assisting with eye procedures and injections, managing surgical bookings, clinical testing and administrative work.

Shynade is outgoing, making her easily approachable. She will aim to ensure you have a pleasurable and positive experience when visiting MCES.

After 5 years in Tasmania, Shynade and long term partner moved to Melbourne to allow him to pursue a career in finance. She is the youngest of three children, owns two cats, Addie and Finn, and enjoys keeping active.

Julia Tran

Julia Tran Head Clinical Assistant MCES

Julia completed a Bachelor of Health Sciences and Master of Orthoptics Degree at La Trobe University in 2016. In her final year of study, Julia undertook clinical placements at private practices and public hospitals where she acquired valuable experience and knowledge in many areas of eye care.

Her responsibilities include: general, retinal, Oculoplastics, intraocular lens calculation for cataract surgery, assisting in Intravitreal injections and performing IPL treatment on patients with dry eyes.

Julia is part of a family of six and takes care of three energetic younger brothers. On her days off, Julia enjoys spending quality time with her family and friends, always seeking to have adventurous outings. She also speaks Vietnamese.

Regina Callegher

Regina Callegher Orthoptist

Regina graduated from La Trobe University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Health Sciences and Master of Orthoptics degree. Since graduating, Regina has gained experience in a variety of ophthalmic settings, from private eye clinics to public hospitals to low vision clinics. She enjoys using her clinical skills to provide exceptional care to patients through her responsibilities of investigative testing and assisting with in-room procedures.

Regina has managed to combine her love of travel with her passion for providing ophthalmic care. Following a placement at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London, Regina has since worked in ophthalmic settings around Victoria, from her home town Geelong to Shepparton to Ballarat. Regina has also travelled to PNG where she volunteered as part of an ophthalmic team preparing patients for cataract surgery and assisting with providing post-operative care.

Now settled in Melbourne, Regina still spends most of her weekends exploring different towns and areas around and outside Melbourne with friends and family.

Paula Mullan

Paula Mullan Clinical Assistant MCES

Originally from Ireland, Paula has now settled in Melbourne with her Australian partner. Although studying Literature and Theatre at university Paula has found a love and passion for working within the field of health and ophthalmic care. She gained most of her experience in a large eye clinic in Bathurst, NSW and continued work in Victoria.

Previously Paula has worked in both an administration and clinical capacity and loves nothing more than making a patient feel welcome, comfortable and cared for.

In her life away from work Paula loves to travel, enjoys spending time in the outdoors hiking, biking and walking her dog, Rory!

Monica Roberts

Monica Roberts MCES

Monica Joined MCES in July 2018 as our friendly receptionist and administration assistant.

Her enthusiasm and happy nature will ensure you are looked after from the moment you enter MCES. She has many years’ experience working in medical administration, most of which was with Neurosurgery. Her bubbly presence and medical knowledge makes her a valuable addition to the team.

Monica, originally from the Blue Mountains lives in Melbourne with her husband and two children. She loves to travel, read and spend time with her family.

Madeleine Wakim

Madeleine Wakim Melbourne Comprehensive Eye Surgeons

Maddy joined MCES in June 2018. Her friendly self will greet you upon arrival.

Maddy is undertaking further training in and out of the workplace in order to improve her knowledge within the Ophthalmology industry. Training will ensure that she continually furthers her skill set to eventuate into becoming an all-rounder. The focus will be on assisting with in-room procedures, patient screening and testing, but most importantly administrative tasks within reception.

Her can-do attitude and bubbly personality makes her a great addition to the team.

Maddy a Melbourne local, the youngest of two children and passionate about seeking out new cultures around the world.