Kathleen Conway-Caretti 

Kathleen Conway-CarettiKathleen was born and raised in Vallejo and attended Vallejo Schools, graduating from Vallejo High in 1988. Both of her families immigrated from Italy and Ireland, in the early 1900's.  Kathleen earned her Optician trade degree in 1999.  She completed the Master Optician program in 2006. Her father was a Police Captain with Vallejo for 35 years and her mother worked in healthcare.

Kathleen started her career as an optician for an ophthalmologist in Pinole, before being hired as the Optical Manager at Redwood Eye Center in April of 1996.  In 2012, she was appointed the position of Practice Manager, overseeing all aspects of the business. The business has four Doctor's' and twenty-two employees, and is the oldest Ophthalmology Practice in Vallejo and Solano County, for 82 years!

Kathleen has been involved with the community as a leader in Vallejo Lions Club (Vice-President and Secretary – 2008-present); Vallejo Chamber of Commerce (Board Member – 2018 – present); Vallejo Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Committee; Operation PEACE Community Task Force Member; and is now fulfilling her second term as a Chief’s Advisory Board Member.  Kathleen is also a life member of The Son’s and Daughter’s of Italy, Vallejo Lodge.  

She is currently working on her BA in Healthcare Administration, from the University of Arizona. She three grown daughters and three grandchildren.  She currently resides in Vallejo with her partner and her eight-year-old step-daughter.