Gary B. Nelson, O.D.
Dr. Nelson was born in Alameda in 1947. He attended Edison, Lincoln and Alameda Schools. He earned his BA in 1969 at UC Santa Barbara. He then went to UC Berkeley where he received his Doctor of Optometry degree in 1973.
His awards included Young Optometrist of the year by the California Optometric Assosication in 1976. In 1994 he received his certificate for the "Treatment of and Management of Ocular Disease" and his TPA license.
He hold memberships in the following professional organizations: Alameda Contra Costa Counties Optometric Society, California Optometric Association, and American Optometric Association and attends regular meetings with the Altamount Study Group.
He has been at his current location since October 1975 and will continue to serve Alameda for many more.
He is married to wife Janice, and has 3 children, Kip, Cody & Kelsey.
Shelly Y. Sheppard, O.D.
In February of 2007, Dr. Shelly Y. Sheppard joined the office as an Associate to Dr. Nelson. She graduated with Honors from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Optometry, in 1998. Dr. Sheppard had previously worked as the primary eye care provider of residents of various nursing homes and rehabilitation center here in the Bay Area. She is currently working all day Monday and Friday, Wednesday afternoons and the one Saturday a month we are open.
Dr. Sheppard and her husband, Scott, have two children, Caitlin and Sophia. They also reside here in Alameda.
Jan Meins, Office Manager
Jan joined Dr. Nelson's practice in June of 2004. Jan was new to the optical industry and is constantly working hard to improve our staffs knowledge so we can help serve our patients better. She was born and raised here in Alameda and is married with two lovely children.
Please feel free to give her a call with any questions you may have.
Michelle Rezucha, Optometric Assistant
Tammy Sullivan, Optometric Assistant
Alexis San Luis
Now the newest member of our staff, Alexis was also born in the Philippines and raised here in Alameda. She has attended Encinal High School and graduated from Alameda High School. She has been in the optical field since 2011 and is in the process of studying for her ABO. She loves frame styling and feels that it is one of her strengths!
In her free time, she loves to do active things like work out, run marathons, participate in 5K races and take her dog, Boo for walks.