Key Team Members

Anu Nullar

Chief Operating Officer

Anu Nullar is a dynamic, compassionate Native Hawaiian woman born and raised in Hawaii. She brings over a decade of experience in healthcare and business administration to Bennett Eye Institute. After high school, Anu entered the University of Hawaii at Hilo majoring in Business Administration.

Of the 15 years of experience Anu has in the healthcare industry, nine of those are at Bennett Eye Institute, the largest ophthalmology practice in the State, offering services to patients in nine locations throughout O’ahu, Maui and Hawai’i Island. In this capacity, Anu oversees daily operations. Her expertise in human resource development has proven effective in blending the skill and knowledge contributions of employees who successfully deliver medical care to urban and rural communities throughout Hawaii.

Now, as the Chief Operations Officer for BEI, her expertise in strategic planning and organizational change management and her ability to cross-function across medical and business facets of the practice enable
her to provide leadership and staff with significant insight on how to better execute organizational intent.

Anu’s natural propensity to set a high bar; a deep-seeded thirst for knowledge and her heart for servant leadership consistently reinforces her value to the overall excellence and well-being health of any mission.

Xaviera Nishimura

CFO/Billing/Clinic

Xaviera Nishimura is a mainstay employee of Bennett Eye Institute (BEI). Having started with the company as a Billing Associate in 2006, Xaviera’s responsibilities, in addition to billing, now include a myriad of duties in Administrative Support to the Chief of Operations and the rest of BEI’s administrative team. She received her CNA certification from the University of Hawai’i at Windward Community College and began her healthcare career with Team Praxis, one of Hawai’i’s largest billing companies, where Xaviera was employed as a Billing Specialist. Xaviera is an experienced Front Office Supervisor with 25 years’ experience in customer service, and she continues to provide excellent care and service to Bennett Eye Institute’s patients, associates, and staff

Ricky Lee

IT Manager

Mr. Lee has joined Bennett Eye Institute in 2010 after two years of Systems Administration at Wavecom Solutions. With his expertise in IT infrastructure, he has successfully migrated and completely redesigned Bennett Eye Institute’s IT infrastructure for growth. Mr. Lee received his BBA in Management Information Systems from Schidler College of Business in 2007, and is also fluent in Cantonese Chinese. In his personal time, Mr. Lee researches for new technology and actively developing new skills.

Shannon Emeliano Migliori

Purchasing Agent

Shannon joined Bennett Eye Institute in 2011 as an ophthalmic technician. She serves as the Contact Lens Specialist across all BEI locations. In 2019, she became a team member at the Surgery Center of the Pacific as a Surgical Technician and Lead Purchasing Agent. Shannon is a native Hawaiian that continues to be involved in the local community to assist and aid those who need access to health care. Shannon graduated from the University of Hawaii-Hilo with a B.A. in Psychology and an emphasis in Hawaiian Studies. Shannon’s passion is serving the community and providing the best patient care at Bennett Eye Institute

Jenny Cole

Surgical Manager

Jenny Cole is an Ophthalmic Technician and the Surgical Manager at Bennett Eye Institute. She is a graduate of the University of Hawaii, where she received her AA in Liberal Arts with a focus in Psychology. With a combined 19 years in healthcare experience, Jenny has spent the last 14 of those years working at the Bennett Eye Institute. She has knowledge and experience in both the front office operations as well as managing clinical operations and clinical research. Jenny prides herself in providing patients with the utmost care. Born and raised in Hawaii, she embodies the Aloha Spirit and treats every patient like family.

La Vonne Richardson

Human Resources

La Vonne Richardson is a seasoned, fun-loving Native Hawaiian who came to Bennett Eye Institute in 2015 as a Patient Services Representative. Prior to joining BEI, La Vonne taught for Hawaii Technology Institute for 30 years. An extensive background in community development, La Vonne has worked with long-standing non-profit organizations to serve all generations of diverse community populations throughout Hawai’i facilitating individual and collective health and quality of life. La Vonne is a certified Chronic Care Professional through Health Sciences Institute and serves as the Human Resource Manager along with helping to in an administrative role at all O’ahu clinic locations as well as the Surgery Center of the Pacific

Cecelia Zuniga

Clinic Manager

Cecilia Zuniga – “Cez” – has been working in the field of ophthalmology for the last 18 years. Cez began her career in 2001 working for the only Filipino ophthalmologist in Hawai, Dr. Jorge Camara, who was a world-renowned ophthalmologist that specialized in oculoplasty and reconstructive surgery. Cez has experience conducting studies and she volunteers her services to provide free eye care in the Philippines as part of the Bayanihan Without Walls Program, a non-profit community-based healthcare organization. Cez joined Bennett Eye Institute in 2013 and now serves multi-functionally as the clinic manager for all BEI locations and as a lead surgery coordinator/technician. A fluent native speaker of Ilocano and Tagalog, Cez is very passionate and tremendously happy and dedicated to providing quality eye care to every patient who comes her way.

Sherry Graham

Senior Ophthalmic Technician

Sherry Graham is a Senior Ophthalmic Technician at Bennett Eye Institute. Having joined the BEI team in September 2005, Sherry brought with her 15 years of experience she gained as an Ophthalmic Technician at Tufts New England Medical Center, Boston University Medical Center, and Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary.  Besides being proficient in all aspects of workup, she is also trained in using a variety of machines to perform ophthalmic diagnostic testing.  Sherry travels weekly to outer island clinics to assist in these areas there.

In addition to her responsibilities as a technician, Sherry also manages the ordering of supplies for all BEI clinics as well as the Surgery Center of the Pacific.  Sherry has forged great relationships with drug representatives and vendors across the nation, and she does what she can to assist in cross-training her fellow technicians and new employees.

Outside of ophthalmology, Sherry is a seasoned Jazz and Gospel singer, and she has her own Gospel radio show on the weekends.

Chanel Wise

Physician Liaison

As Physician Liaison of the Bennett Eye Institute, Chanel Wise serves as the primary representative for our physicians and all medical practices. She has continued proven success in growing referral sources and connecting the global organization with the local healthcare community. Additionally, she ensures that our doctors continue to deliver high-quality care to all patients and the communities we serve. Chanel is integral in bridging the gap between referring sources within and outside of Bennett Eye Institute.

Prior to joining Bennett Eye Institute, Chanel spent years leading a large team in a local healthcare organization that provided both general and specialty care. It was during this time that Chanel developed a strong sense of commitment to healthcare and its impact on the communities it is privileged to serve. Chanel has experience in service-related industries, leading strategic marketing and product launch initiatives and process improvement programs in both healthcare and service environments.

Born and raised in Hawai’i, she attended school on Oahu to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in healthcare with an emphasis on nursing. In her free time she enjoys taking care of her pot belly pig and spending time with her family.

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What our

Patients Say

"The service here is commendable. I feel very comfortable when I’m here, and there’s progress with my vision. Always good results. Nothing needs to be improved here."

Veronica

"Well worth the 3-hr drive I made to get to my first appt. I told Dr. Safi I will follow him anywhere. He’s the best. I trust him; he’s an Army doctor, and they see worse things up at Tripler because of the military exposure. And he’s always in a good mood; helps put you at ease. I recommend you guys to everyone."

Violette

"It’s almost like I was born on the day of the surgery.  This has definitely been life-changing for me. Every day I am evolving, finding out things I couldn’t do before that I can do now."

Tiaturi T.

"My provider is beyond proficient. Not only is my provider professional, knowledgeable, and caring, but actually prays with you before surgical procedures. Nothing like knowing you are in the more than capable hands of two beings."

John B.

"Wonderful office and staff. Very professional, knowledgeable and a sincere demeanor with clients. I would highly recommend their services."

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Locations

OAHU LOCATIONS

Main Office Yacht Harbor Professional Center
1620 Ala Moana Boulevard
Suite 500
Honolulu, HI 96815
Tel: (808) 955-0255

Mary Savio Medical Plaza
98-1247 Kaahumanu Street Suite 310
Aiea, HI 96701
Tel: (808) 955-0255 

Pro Com Plaza
94-216 Farrington Highway
Suite B2-203
Waipahu, HI 96797
Tel: (808) 671-4778

Surgery Center of the Pacific
1401 S. Beretania Street
Suite 420
Honolulu HI 96814
Tel: (808) 955-0255

HAWAII LOCATIONS

75-167 Hualalai Road Suite 102
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
Tel: (808) 329-2010 

126 Puuhonu Way
Hilo, HI 96720
Tel: (808) 935-4456

MAUI LOCATION

Kahului Building
23 Paa Street
Kahului, HI 96732
Tel: (808) 877-8955