Surgical Coordinators


Audriana Baud, CPSS

Audri is one of our Cataract Surgical Coordinators. She has been a part of the FSN team for over 8 years. She assists patients with preliminary measurements, scheduling surgery, and all other surgical needs. Audri is a Certified Patient Service Specialist (CPSS) dedicated to providing each of our patients with an exceptional experience. She is our expert when it comes to anything regarding cataract surgery!


Carrie Gerdes, COA

Carrie is a Certified Ophthalmic Assistant/Ophthalmic Surgical Assistant with 27 years of experience in ophthalmology. As a surgical coordinator, she performs preliminary testing, patient education, and surgery scheduling. Carrie also enjoys assisting in laser vision correction in our Solutions In Sight surgical suite. She loves spending time with her family.


Valerie Butler

Val has been a part of the FSN team since 2017. She has over 16 years of patient service experience and has learned many amazing skills over the years. She is currently one of our Surgical Coordinators where she utilizes those same skills to go above and beyond for our patients and exceed their expectations. Her passion for her career indeed shows in everything she does here for our clinic.

Valerie Cuddy, COA

Valerie has been working in ophthalmology since 2005 as a Certified Ophthalmic Assistant with a strong knowledge of cataract, pediatrics, advanced glaucoma, and refractive surgery. As our Refractive Coordinator, she assists patients in their journey of becoming less dependent on glasses and contact lenses and is with the patient through every step of the process. Her goal is to help every patient achieve their best-corrected vision and understand their surgical options based on their ocular history and test results. Her passion is to provide exceptional care to the community! As a native of Bourbonnais, she currently resides locally with her family.

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