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Doctors and Staff

Shannon R. Winstead, O.D.

Dr. Shannon Winstead grew up in the Altoona area and graduated from Altoona Area High School in 2006.  She attended The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown where she graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor degree in biology.

Dr. Winstead attended the Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University where she graduated 2nd in class in 2013.  During her time there, Dr. Winstead completed five clinical rotations all with honors. They included time at The Eye Institute in Philadelphia as well as Laurel Eye Clinic in Duncansville. She received an award for clinical excellence in primary care, and also received special training in low vision disease.

Dr. Winstead joined Huntingdon Vision Center in the summer of 2013. She has a special interest in the diagnosis and management of ocular disease: glaucoma, diabetes, and macular degeneration. She also enjoys seeing a lot of our pediatric patients.

She is a member of both the Pennsylvania and American Optometric Associations and a member of the Huntingdon Rotary Club.

Her and her fiancé Bryant now reside in McConnellstown with their labradoodle Benny! They enjoy working out and Pittsburgh sports – baseball, football, and hockey!

Our Staff

Cheryl Mock – Optician

Raised in Martinsburg, Cheryl is a 1999 graduate of Central High School. She attended Central Penn College and received her Associates degree in Applied Science. She is certified by the American Board of Opticianry as well as being a certified contact lens technician. She has a total of over 16 years of experience and is our glasses guru. She joined Huntingdon Vision Center in the spring of 2011.

Cheryl and her husband Jason now reside in Hollidaysburg with their two fur babies Rascal and Bailey. In her free time she enjoys gardening, attending Central High School football games, and being on the lake in the summer.

Deb Gill – Front Desk and Insurance

Deb has been with Huntingdon Vision Center since 1995. Although she serves many purposes within the office, most of the time you can find her behind our front desk.

Deb is a 1978 graduate from Juniata Valley and lives in Spruce Creek with her husband Tink. They have two children, Jason and Holly, and two grandsons, Hunter and Ethan. Deb and Tink enjoy Penn State wrestling. Deb is also a big reader and enjoys long walks.

Tammy McClain – Technician and Contact Lenses

Tammy grew up in Mapleton Depot and is a 1979 graduate of Mount Union High School. Tammy joined the Army Reserves in 1982 and her unit was mobilized to Desert Storm in 1991. She joined Huntingdon Vision Center in 2002. She handles contact lens orders and patient pretesting.

Tammy and her husband Terry live in Calvin. Tammy has three children, Tausha, Tyler, and Trey, and two grandsons, Wyatt and Hayden. She remains very active with veterans. She is currently serving her third term as commander of the VFW post 1754 (Huntingdon). Additionally, she is involved with boy scouts and is a member of the Huntingdon borough strategic planning committee.