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The Staff

Our exceptional, friendly staff is our greatest asset. They are excited about what they do, and they care personally about getting the best results for our patients. Our receptionists will try to accommodate your busy schedule by finding appointments that suit your needs. We will help you understand your insurance coverage and if financial arrangements are necessary, we will be glad to help you develop a plan to make your vision care treatment possible. In addition, we will do our best to explain all of your options as far as eye wear and contact lenses. There are many options for every patient’s busy life style. Our knowledgeable staff will help guide you towards the products that will help address your needs.

Kathy DeStefano

Dispensing Optician
Kathy, who joined our staff in 2012, has worked in the optical industry for over 25 years so we are thrilled to have her at our practice.  Her knowledge in frames and lenses is truly extensive.  In addition, Kathy has a unique ability to guide patients in selecting the best...

Gina Froio

Dispensing Optician

Gina joined Village Eyecare in December of 2016 and assists patients in selecting their eye wear.  She has been in the optical industry since 1996.  Gina really enjoys working with people, especially helping them choose the best frames and lenses for their needs and life style.  She also has a great knack for finding frames that fit well and look fashionable.  In addition, Gina assists patients in maximizing their insurance benefits to ensure they are getting the best optical products for their visual needs.

Gina grew up in Philadelphia and moved to New Jersey in July of 2003.  She currently resides in Blackwood with her husband Frank, and two children Madalynn and Frankie.  The family also has two cats and two dogs.


Alex Owens

Reception/Optometric Technician

Alex joined the Village Eyecare team in June of 2017. He works at both the front desk, assisting patients with scheduling and checking in, as well as a technician, performing pretests and preparing the patients for Dr. Halim.

Alex recently graduated from Rowan University with a B.A. in Communication Studies. He is currently pursuing ASL at Camden County College with the aspiration of becoming an interpreter. Alex has grown up in Logan Twp. and resided there since 1993.  In 2020, he moved to Pitman and loves living in the downtown area near all of the local parks and restaurants.  He has two lovable dogs, Brutus and Taz, along with two great, supportive parents. Alex enjoys long walks on the beach, playing Frisbee, and having breakfast for dinner.


Kara Moran

Optometric Technician/Receptionist

Kara joined Village Eyecare in November of 2019.  She comes with a background in customer service and a true desire to help others.  She is always there to greet patients with a friendly face at the front desk and assists in working up patients before their exams with Dr. Halim.

Kara resides in Woolwich with her husband Jerry and their two children, Gavin and Megan.  They share their home with an oversized, yet loveable golden lab named Sarge and their casually cool cat named Jack.  Kara enjoys being involved in her children's various activities and volunteers at her daughter's local dance studio.  In her downtime, Kara like reading, crafting, and home improvement projects.


Becki Thompson

Optometric Technician/Receptionist

Becki joined the Village Eyecare Team in June 2021. She came from a large hospital with several years of experience in administration. Becki now loves working in private office setting with a smaller staff and patient base.  You will see Becki as she greets patients at the front desk or works pateints up prior to their exams with Dr. Halim.

She resides in Westville with her husband, Jason and their daughter, Corrin. The family has a loving old puppy named Laci.  In her free time, Becki loves spending time with her family and all things giraffe.