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Rose Gerber, ABO, CPO and Business Manager

Rose has been with Fairbury Vision Center for 19 years, serving in a variety of positions. She is quite skilled with computers and has extensive experience dealing with both vision and medical insurance plans. She is both a Certified Paraoptometric (CPO) and American Board of Opticianry (ABO) certified. Rose is always willing to go the extra mile to help our patients with their insurance needs. A Fairbury native, she is active in the Fairbury Baptist Church and enjoys riding motorcycles with her husband, John, and spending time with their 3 grown children.

Janet Millis, CPOT

Janet joined Fairbury Vision Center in 2011 after working for over 15 years as a Certified Nursing Assistant. She has embraced her optometric career enthusiastically and enjoys assisting patients with their visual needs. Janet completed her Certified Paraoptometric Technician (CPOT) training in 2015, which is the highest level of technician certification. She also holds certificates of completion from the Essilor Quick Start Optician Program and the Apollo program, as well as completing numerous Medicare billing training sessions. Janet enjoys spending time with her husband, Jeremy, and their 4 children.

Gina Maurer, CPO

Joining our staff in 2015, Gina has proven to be an invaluable member of our team. Gina is easy to get along with and has a great attitude. She has completed training as a Certified Paraoptometric (CPO). Gina enjoys working with patients, developing friendships with coworkers, and learning new skills. She does a wonderful job in her duties at the front desk and as a technician. Gina is recently married to Jason. They have three boys, a girl, and a cat. She keeps busy with her kids’ activities of sports, band, and chorus.


Joining our office in 2016, Jade has proven to be an intelligent and motivated worker. Jade’s outgoing and friendly personality make her a great fit for our optical department. She enjoys helping patients with their glasses selection and likes the challenge that comes with optical repairs and adjustments. Jade has a son and 2 cats. In the community, Jade created and leads the Fairbury Area Moms Group and is a Sunday school teacher at Trinity Lutheran Church. Her hobbies include reading, horseback riding, crafts, cooking, baking, and traveling.

Katie Kinate, BS, CTRS

Katie joined our staff as a vision therapist in 2017. She already had several years of experience in vision therapy and worked with Dr. Rieger previously. Katie is a 2014 graduate of Illinois State University and has a Bachelor’s degree in Therapeutic Recreation and has a certificate as a Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS). She has been a wonderful addition to our office and has allowed us to expand our vision therapy offerings. Katie is easy-going and really enjoys working with children (and adults) who need vision therapy. Around the office, her flexibility with technician and front desk duties has been appreciated. In the community, she volunteers with S.O.A.R. in Bloomington/Normal. Katie and her husband Pete have a young son and a dog.