Samir and his wife, Dr. Anisha Haji, O.D., founded Atlanta Eye Group in 2016. Samir received his Bachelor of Business Administration from the J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University where he concentrated in Hospitality Management. He has also been the recipient of many honors and awards including being the three-time recipient of the Tom Johnson Entrepreneurship Award for Fastest Growing Small Business and two-time recipient of Kennesaw’s Best and inducted into the Kennesaw Business Hall of Fame. He is a member of the Cobb Chamber of Commerce, Dunwoody/Perimeter Chamber of Commerce, and the Smyrna/Vinings Business Association.
Samir also is highly engaged in his family’s non-profit organization, Gillani Volunteer Association, which works to elevate local poverty and hunger by delivering meals to those who are less fortunate, elderly, homebound, or ill. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, soccer, especially Atlanta United, which he is a season ticket founding member, and loves spending time with this very large family and daughter.
Angie is the Director of Human Resources & Outreach at Atlanta Eye Group. She attended Kennesaw State University, where she studied biology and apparel textiles and is currently pursuing her Master's in Business Administration. Angie has a particular interest in public health, patient care, and patient education. In our clinics, you'll find Angie onboarding and training new team members, communicating with patients regarding their visit, or serving as a liaison for referring Doctors of Optometry and their patients. She loves making patients feel welcome, comfortable, and educated during their appointments!
Angie and her husband are proud season ticket holders of the Atlanta Braves, Falcons, Hawks, and United, and attend several games during the season. When she's not at the clinics or attending a sporting event, Angie creates stickers for her planner and practices her calligraphy.
Renee is the Director of Accounting at Atlanta Eye Group. She has been part of the team since 2016. She holds a degree in Business from the University of West Georgia and assists the clinics and head management in any way possible. Renee’s extensive experience, organization skills, and helpfulness ensure the smooth flow of our clinics. In her free time, Renee enjoys journaling and playing with her three dogs. She’s an avid sticker collector, and her pen collection is always displayed proudly.
Anneliese joined the Atlanta Eye Group in 2018. Her warm personality brings a pleasant experience to every patient that comes in.
Anneliese is a Georgia Southern graduate, a wife, and cat mom to two adorable kittens. She owns her own embroidery and crafting business on Etsy, and enjoys hiking with her husband.
Shannon Billet is an Atlanta native and enjoys going to breweries, painting, and watching live music. She has attended Georgia State University and hopes to soon graduate with a degree in business. She manages our Lenox office and has been working with the Atlanta Eye Group since 2017. She hopes to soon become a Certified Contact Lens Examiner, with the intent of expanding the level of expertise in our location that sees the greatest concentration of contact lens-wearing patients. Shannon and her staff at Lenox are trained to handle many different types of contacts, from Colored/costume Lenses to Scleral Lenses. She is focused on providing a convenient experience for our patients, in hopes that they may become more enthused to prioritize their ocular health, which is so often neglected in our fast-paced lives.
Natasha joined Atlanta Eye Group in 2020. She has over six years of experience in inpatient care. As the office manager, Natasha wants to ensure that every patient that visits the office leaves with a great experience. When Natasha is not busy managing the office she can be found billing insurance, assisting the optometrists, and pre-screening patients.
Natasha moved from Jamaica to the United States to attend college. She currently resides in Dunwoody with her husband and daughter. When Natasha is not at the office she spends time with her family.
With plenty of experience in customer service, Carlos joined Atlanta Eye Group early 2020. He enjoys every chance he gets to learn more about the optical field. Certified as a Contact Lens Examiner, Carlos works closely with doctors to help determine the best lenses for each patient.
He teaches patients how to wear them and also helps patients when their contact lenses are not working for them.
In his free time, Carlos enjoys the outdoors with family and friends, also taking his time to learn more about the optical field to gain further credentialing for a brighter future at Atlanta Eye Group.
With 5 years of optometric experience and customer service, Ana joined the Atlanta Eye Group family in 2018. As the office manager, Ana ensures every patient has a great experience, making sure every patient's needs are fulfilled. By working closely with her peers and doctors, Ana makes sure your visit to our Cumberland office is smooth.
When not in the office, Ana is spending time with her family and her kitty, Pumpkin. Ana likes being outdoors exploring different hiking trails. You will also find her tasting new restaurants and trying to recreate recipes in the kitchen.