Athena Brasfield, O.D., president and CEO of Coachella Valley Optometry in Coachella, CA, works to make sure all demographics have equal access to high-quality healthcare and customer service. Her dedication to the underserved recently earned her a spot in Palm Springs Life’s “40 Under Forty” roundup of exceptional leaders.
“I often volunteer to speak to youth within the schools and community centers to empower them to rise above their situation, take charge of their lives, and take better care of themselves for the future,” says Dr. Brasfield. —KERRI ANN RAIMO
6:16 a.m. Enjoy coffee in my favorite armchair.
7:22 a.m. Get ready, listening to a business-related audiobook.
8:45 a.m. Leave home with a fabulous pair of sunglasses on.
9 a.m. Discuss with my team ways to positively impact the lives of others. Morning clinic begins.
12:47 p.m. Eat lunch in my office, post to @drbrasfield’s Instagram. Meet with my GM to discuss the strategic direction of our organization.
1:55 p.m. Take off my contacts, switch to blue-light-filtering glasses. Begin afternoon clinic.
5:45 p.m. Catch up on emails and texts.
6 p.m. Spend QT with my family, talking about who had the best day and why.
7 p.m. Read bedtime stories with our little one.
8 p.m. Unplug from technology.
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