Meet the Leadership Team
Chief Executive Officer
Charles Smith joined Comprehensive EyeCare Partners in January 2019 as Chief Executive Officer and serves as a member of the Board of Directors. Charles brings 20 years of healthcare experience primarily serving in a variety of specialty-focused practice management leadership roles building and operating national provider networks in private equity backed and publicly traded firms.
He most recently served as Chief Operating Officer at Vantage Oncology (a wholly-owned subsidiary of The US Oncology Network and McKesson). Prior to joining Vantage, Charles was Vice President of Cancer Center Services at The US Oncology Network.
Charles holds an MBA from Texas A&M University – Mays Business School. After earning a PhD from the University of Nebraska (Medical Sciences / Biophysics), he accepted a position at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and appointment as a member of the clinical faculty at Northwestern University in Chicago. Charles completed BS and MS degrees in Physics from Creighton University where he earned a teaching fellowship. He enjoys hiking, surfing, and running in addition to time with his family.
Chief Financial Officer
Brad plays an important role in enhancing the Company’s strategic decision-making and reporting by providing timely and accurate financial data and analysis to key stakeholders. Brad brings 20 years of experience in public and private accounting, along with extensive experience and specialized expertise in the biotechnology and healthcare industries. Prior to joining Comprehensive EyeCare Partners, Brad held the position of Chief Financial Officer of West Coast Dental located in Los Angeles, Calif. and Chief Accounting Officer for Western Dental Services in Orange, Calif.
Brad is licensed as a certified public accountant in the State of California and a chartered accountant in South Africa.
When not at work, Brad unwinds by playing golf and watching motorsports.
VP of Human Resources
Kent plays an integral role in developing and carrying out the organizations long and short-term strategic objectives. Prior to joining Comprehensive EyeCare Partners, Kent served as Divisional Director of Human Resources for Genesis.
Kent brings 20 years of experience in human resources with extensive experience in healthcare, as well as finance.
Kent received his bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Administration from Weber State University and his master’s in Human Resources from Utah State University.
Kent enjoys traveling, snow skiing and spending time outdoors with his family.
Director of Clinical Operations
Christina Kennelley began her ophthalmology career at the Shepherd Eye Center more than 30 years ago, as a scribe for practice founder, Dr. John Shepherd. After gaining experience at an advertising agency in Portland, Ore., Christina returned to Las Vegas, accepting the Marketing Director position at Shepherd Eye Center where she began building the practice from one small office, into the largest ophthalmology practice in the state of Nevada, and one of the top brands in the ophthalmology field across the country. Today the practice has five offices, 19 doctors and nearly 200 employees.
Eventually promoted to Administrator, Ms. Kennelley has seen the company through several successful practice mergers throughout the years, fine tuning her skills to blend the business models of different stand-alone practices into one cohesive unit. She particularly enjoys using technology to create staffing efficiencies. When Shepherd Eye Center was acquired by Comprehensive EyeCare Partners in 2018, she was appointed Director of Clinical Operations for all practices under the CompEye umbrella.
Christina graduated with a business degree from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and has completed the ASOA Executive Management Program at the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business. She and her husband have raised three children. She enjoys spending her free time volunteering at Catholic Charities Food Pantry and Three Square Food Bank with her family.
VP of Business Development
Nathan Kim joined Comprehensive EyeCare Partners in July 2020 as the Vice President of Business Development. Nathan brings 15 years of healthcare experience ranging from large acute care hospital systems to community-based, independent, physician-owned practices.
In this capacity, Nathan will be responsible for the strategic growth and development of CompEye’s core mission to become the nation’s preeminent eye care services company by partnering with world class physicians. He most recently served as Senior Director of Business Development for The US Oncology Network/McKesson where he spent 8 years working on structuring partnerships focused and geared around keeping physicians and independent practices viable and financially strong in a fast-changing healthcare landscape.
Nathan holds both a Master of Professional Accounting and Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from The University of Texas at Austin (McCombs School of Business). He is based out of The Woodlands, Texas and enjoys all things related to cars, traveling and experiencing different cultures, and spending time with his wife and young daughter.