Meet Our Team


Dr. Kimberly McLeod

Dr. McLeod is from central Massachusetts and is a graduate of Worcester State College and the New England College of Optometry. She has been in practice for 20 years, specializing in contact lenses and full scope optometry. Previously located next to LensCrafters in the Auburn Mall for 15 years, she decided that opening up her own location would better serve her patients and fulfill  her dream of being in private practice. She is a co-managing doctor and affiliate of TLC Laser Center in Waltham, MA. Dr. McLeod is also a Vision Source optometrist — the largest network of independent optometrists located throughout the United States.

She presently resides in West Brookfield, MA with her husband, Jeff, and their dog, Ruby.


Dr. S. Gary Mizerak

Dr. Mizerak grew up in upstate New York and graduated from the New England College of Optometry in Boston. He has been practicing optometry for over 20 years specializing in medical management of ocular conditions and the fitting of specialty contact lenses. He also co-manages with the TLC Laser Center in Waltham, MA. He lives in Holden with his wife (and business associate) Angela and two children.


Maria Blondin

Maria was the first employee of McLeod Eye Associates and has been with Dr. McLeod and her staff since 1997. Maria transitioned from tech to insurance claims management. She is responsible for the submission of insurances from start to finish and dealing with all the insurance companies on behalf of the patients and the office. She also in involved in all facets of patient care. Maria and her husband, Michael, have been married for 23 years and have two sons, David and Joseph. In her spare time, Maria enjoys gardening, reading, exercising and spending time with her family and their dog, Benji, preferably at the beach.


Mattie Hathaway

Mattie has been a trusted friend and colleague for over 20 years. She is a licensed optician and currently resides in Worcester with her 2 wonderful kids and extended family. She is well known in the Worcester area for her expertise and commitment to eye care.


Sandie Benninger

Sandie joined the McLeod Eye Associates team in March of 2017. She brings with her over a decade of experience in business operation, finance and customer relations. Sandie works in all aspects of patient care, from the front desk and phones to initial patient screenings and day to day operations of the practice. She lives in North Brookfield with her fiance Jeff and their Australian Shepherd named Shiloh. She is also proud mom to her daughter, Taylor.