Donna Dean, Accounting Manager

Accounting Manager, eyeDOCS

Donna’s father was a highly respected optometrist in Northern Ontario, as were her aunt and uncle. It is because of this that Donna grew up with an understanding of optometry and how to provide a caring and professional environment for patients.

After graduating from the University of Western Ontario with a degree in music education, Donna and her husband relocated to Ottawa. Donna was an office supervisor with the Marks and Spencer department store in downtown Ottawa and it was here that she developed her interest in bookkeeping and accounting. A term contract with Revenue Canada in the International Taxation Office solidified her love of working with numbers, and gave her the experience necessary to build and run the financial systems of a medium size group of offices.

In 1991, Donna made the decision to return to the workforce after being a stay at home mom, and she naturally sought out a familiar environment where she could continue to develop her skills. It was at this time that Donna joined eyeDOCS.

Since then, she has gained experience working in all areas of the clinic and has been instrumental in helping the practice to grow to our current team.

With the growth of the practice across Ottawa, Donna’s role has been streamlined and is now focused on accounting, payroll and human resources for all locations. Donna continues to refine and implement systems on a daily basis so that the eyeDOCS clinics maintain above average human resources and accounting standards.

More than with any other task it is important that these systems are followed without error or exception, on time and on a consistent basis.

With exceptional execution and organization skills, Donna manages these tasks with ease.

Languages of Service

  • English

Community Involvement

  • Donna is a Community Harvest volunteer at the Black Farm Growing Project of the Ottawa Food Bank.
  • She volunteers with Habitat for Humanity NCR and will be participating in the upcoming build in Orleans, Ottawa, Ontario.
  • Donna has participated with the Ottawa Race Weekend and the Army Run.
  • Volunteer Member of the Condominium Corporation’s Board of Directors – 10 years