Lee Merrill is Controller for Visus Therapeutics, overseeing the development and implementation of accounting and financial controls and systems. Lee has more than 30 years of experience in finance, including 14 years in the biotech industry, starting out as Senior Accountant at Deloitte. Most recently, she served as controller for the healthcare provider The Everett Clinic, where she was an integral player in the successful merger with DaVita and subsequent merger with Optum. Her expertise includes legal and financial due diligence, accounts payable, SOX, equity administration, financial modeling tools, internal and external reporting and analysis, and all accounting-related functions. Lee holds a B.A. in Business Administration with a focus in Accounting and Financing from the University of Washington.