Club members Dee Dee Heard and Donathan Hudgins talked about their backgrounds as part of our series of Member Profiles.

heardDee Dee Heard

Diane “Dee Dee” Heard is the daughter of Robert and Rita Lewis. She is the wife of one, mother of three, grandmother of six and great-grandmother of 5. She has been very active in Rotary for more than 20 years and with our club since 2006. She serves as Secretary of the Trustee Board and Chair of the Budget Committee with her church.

hudginsDr. Donathan G. Hudgins

Dr. Hudgins graduated from Appalachian State University in 1989 earning a Bachelor’s of Science degree in biology. In 1993, he earned his Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of Houston, College of Optometry. Dr. Hudgins completed an externship in primary eye care at the Womack Army Medical Center General Optometric Clinic. He also completed two tertiary externships at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center concentrating in Corneal and Anterior Segment Pathology and Neurological Ocular Disorders. Dr. Hudgins performs all aspects of primary and secondary eye care, including comprehensive examinations of adults and children, treatment of eye injuries and diseases, fitting of contact lenses and spectacles and laser refractive consultations.

For 14 years, Dr. Hudgins also worked at the Aesthetic Facial & Ocular Plastic Surgery Center PA, located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, where he was an assistant to the Oculoplastic-Reconstructive surgeon performing pre-operative consultation and evaluation and post-operative evaluation and management of facial and ocular plastic surgery.

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