Meet Our Team
I was born and raised in the Bronx, NY. My parents are from Puerto Rico. I am Bi-Lingual in English and Spanish. I have a BBA and have been in the field of Ophthalmology since 2004. Being a part of the Progressive Ophthalmology team for 3 years has given me the opportunity to grow with a great team and help people which I enjoy doing. On my spare time, I love quality time with family/friends, listening to music, dancing, exercising and watching football.
My name is Angelina Cruz but I like being called Angie. I was born and raised in NY. I am bilingual in English and Spanish. I have always loved to be helpful to others since I can remember as I believe that being a caring person helps me be more efficient in my profession as a medical receptionist. On my spare time, I love spending it with my family and traveling whenever I have the opportunity.
My name is Stephanie Rivera and I was born in New York City. My life journey continues with my family and dogs beside me. I enjoy my daily commute around the city, the rush, morning coffee runs, and the sunset as I walk my lovable dog right after work. I choose to be a part of the medical field because I like to be a part of helping others and bringing joy to our patients lives. Every day is a mystery, but I learned that life is better when you laugh it off so make sure you’re enjoying all the small things.
My name is Debora Rivera. I like to be called Debee. I was born in New Jersey and raised in Brooklyn, NY. I am bilingual in English and Spanish. Since I can remember, I have always been a fun and energetic individual with the ability to help others. On my down time, I’m a professional hip hop dancer and a model. I recently moved back home from California as an Ophthalmic Technician. Joining the medical field has taught me a lot in helping others and definitely gave me a different perspective on life. I’ve been with Progressive Ophthalmology since April 2018 and I must say I enjoy each day.
I was born in Queens, New York. I earned my medical assistant certificate in July 2008 through the New York medical and dental assistant school. I have since embarked on this exciting career as an ophthalmic technician. My job provides me to work right alongside an ophthalmologist which makes it tremendously exciting.
I was born in the Dominican Republic and relocated to the United States at the age of 14. I am Bilingual in Spanish and English. After high school, I worked in different fields to help contribute to my household. In 2004 I decided to go back to school. I got in to Branson Ort College and graduated in 2008. My first employment in the medical field was in 2009 and I have been in the field of Ophthalmology since then. I have been with Progressive Ophthalmology since May 2015. I am open to learn new things and that is what keeps me thriving to give the best of me and to focus all my dedication to make my work.