Dr. Jennifer Drean is the founder and CEO of Gem State Eyecare. After graduating from Quinnipiac University with a B.A. in Psychology in 2006 and Southern College of Optometry with her Doctorate of Optometry in 2010, Dr. Drean was excited to return to Idaho. Her passions in optometry include primary care, pediatric eye ocular surface and dry eye disease, and ocular aesthetics. She is a member of the American Optometric Association and Idaho Optometric Association.
She has participated in medical mission trips to Jamaica, Belarus, and Mexico in addition to her local community work with the Idaho Lions Foundation Vision Clinic. Currently, she volunteers with the Northwest Association of Blind Athletes for which she is a member of the board and emcee for their annual Idaho Auction.
She is married to the love of her life, Romaric, since 2018. She is extremely grateful and proud of her children, Eric (24), Vicki-Lynn (17), and Luca (1).
Dr. Drean is a voracious reader and has an unquenchable thirst for personal growth, development, and knowledge. She and her husband enjoy training and participating in triathlons together and trying not to take their golf game too seriously. They enjoy spending time with their many friends and family in the area partaking in fine foods and drinks along with visiting their family in France and traveling as often as allowed.
Dr. Drean serves patients in both our Boise and Moscow, Idaho clinic
Marisa Brown, O.D.
Dr. Brown completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Portland in Portland, OR with a major in biology and a minor in fine arts. She received her Doctor of Optometry from Illinois College of Optometry (ICO) in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Brown’s interests include: primary eye care, dry eyes, and ocular disease. Dr. Brown joined Gem State Eyecare in July 2020.
She grew up in Seattle, Washington, but was are so fortunate she fell in love with John, an Idahoan that convinced her to relocate to Boise after graduating from ICO. Dr. Brown and John were married locally in 2022. She is a dedicated and loyal to her family, friends, and patients. She also partakes in a variety of hobbies, including painting, raising plant babies, hiking, running, and most recently mountain/road biking.
Dr. Brown serves patients in our Boise, ID clinic.
Clinic Director and Billing Specialist
Rose is located in our Boise clinic and serves patients and team members in both clinics. She joined Gem State Eyecare in 2016. As a native Idahoan, she has lived in Idaho most of her life and is currently in Boise with her husband, Tim. She enjoys spending time with her children and grandchildren.
Certified Paraoptometric Technician
Ashley serves patients in our Boise clinic. She joined Gem State Eyecare in 2020 and started as a front desk coordinator. She found a passion for clinical care and received her Paraoptometric Certification in 2022 and is currently working towards her next level of certification. She lives in Nampa with her two children.
Front Desk Coordinator
Bev serves patients in our Boise clinic. She joined Gem State Eyecare in 2021 after being a loyal patient since 2016 with Gem State Eyecare's acquisition of Clearview Family Eyecare. She lives in Boise with her husband and three children.
Rachael serves patients in our Moscow clinic. She joined Gem State Eyecare in 2022 after relocating with her husband to Moscow, ID from Portland, Oregon.
Sandee serves patients in our Moscow clinic. She joined Gem State Eyecare in 2021 after they purchased Optic Art where she was an optometric assistant for ~4 years. She lives in Moscow with her husband.