Leadership

Steve Amico, Chief Operating Officer

Steve Amico joined Maine Optometry in late 2019 as the Director of Operations. Steve spent ten years in health care leadership roles throughout New England and brings an impressive operations leadership and consulting background experience to Maine Optometry.

After earning a B.S. in Leadership from the University of Maine, Steve went on to complete his Executive MBA in 2019 at the Quantic School of Business and Technology in Washington, D.C. Prior to joining Maine Optometry, he has most recently served as the Director of Lean Transformation at Covenant Health in Lewiston, Maine.

A Massachusetts native, Steve currently lives in Cumberland with his wife, son, and Goldendoodles, Digger and Dozer. He loves to explore the state, but his main goal is to visit every lighthouse on the rugged, beautiful coast of Maine.

Email:  samico@maineoptometry.com

Jeff Dziadosz, Optical Director, Aboc

Jeff Dziadosz started with Maine Optometry as an ABO certified optician in 2017 and was named optical director in 2018. Prior to Maine Optometry, Jeff spent 12 years in optical management with Luxottica Retail of North America. During that time he achieved his ABO certification and donated his time to One Sight Foundation, a non-profit organization creating access to eye care for those in need.

After attending the University of Massachusetts, Jeff started his career in a small retail startup which resulted in ownership. After selling to a publicly traded company, Jeff worked for Sunbelt Business Advisors as a senior business advisor assisting private business owners in valuating and preparing their businesses for sale.

Jeff resides in South Portland with his wife, 2 active boys, and their dog, Tilly. When not working, Jeff enjoys skiing, hiking, cycling, and spending time with friends and family.

Email:  jdziadosz@maineoptometry.com

Samantha Smith, Director of Human Resources

Samantha Smith joined the Maine Optometry team in January 2020 as the Director of Human Resources. Samantha’s duties include talent and performance management, employee relations and communicating and cultivating the Maine Optometry culture.

Samantha earned her B.S. in HR Management from Saint Joseph’s College in Standish, Maine. She also earned her SHRM-CP certification in 2017. Prior to joining the Maine Optometry team, Samantha worked in the Human Resources departments of both Saint Joseph’s College and InterMed.

A Lewiston, Maine, native Samantha currently lives in Gray with her husband, son, and pug named Bruin. She loves spending her free time outside, adventuring through the great state of Maine, or relaxing at her coastal camp in Harpswell.

Email:  ssmith@maineoptometry.com

Nick Vaccaro, Director of Finance

Nick Vaccaro joined Maine Optometry in January 2022 as the Director of Finance.  Nick has spent the past 15 years working in Audit and various small to medium sized businesses in financial management positions.  He brings a strong finance, accounting, department development and entrepreneurial experience to Maine Optometry.

Nick earned his B.S. in Accounting and Finance and M.S. in Accounting from Bentley University in Waltham, MA.  He also earned his Certified Public Accountant’s license in 2008 and holds an active license in MA.  Nick also serves on the Board of Directors for The Thatcher Brook Center in Biddeford ME and Sea Change Yoga, where he also has taught classes at places such as Milestone, Maine Correctional Center and The Portland Recovery Community Center.

A Massachusetts native, Nick currently lives in Westbrook with his wife, step son, step daughter and their new labradoodle, Harry.  He loves spending time with his new family, visiting his family back in MA / FL, spending time outside and volunteering.

Email:  nvaccaro@maineoptometry.com

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