Vision Therapy Team

Qualified and well trained therapists with the skills and knowledge to apply appropriate Vision Therapy programs to meet the individual needs of each patient. Highly credentialed therapists with competencies in OCVT best practice vision therapy methodologies.

 

Ashley ColeyASHLEY COLEY, COVTDirector of Vision Therapy and Patient Relations
Being a people-type person and having the personality to match it, Ashley has worked exclusively in customer-centric positions. Ashley’s desire to have a major impact in children’s lives led to her studies in Education. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Education from Texas State University at San Marcos. Ashley graduated with Magna Cum Laude Honors. The College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD) has board certified Ashley as a Certified Optometric Vision Therapist (COVT).
Rachel Bailey - color (800x640)RACHEL BAILEY, COVT Human Resources Manager
After receiving her Bachelor’s degree in Business Marketing from the University of Texas at Austin, Rachel came to OCVT with a strong passion for helping others. Rachel has worked with children and adolescents in various settings for over 10 years. To help each individual reach their fullest potential is very personally rewarding for her. The College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD) has board certified Rachel as a Certified Optometric Vision Therapist (COVT).
Ashley Alavi - color (800x640)ASHLEY ALAVI, COVT – Head of Vision Therapy, OCVT Westlake
Ashley completed her degree in Psychology from the University of Texas.
With an extensive background working with children, she consistently strives to help unlock a child’s true potential. Ashley worked as a tutor and mentor for several Austin and Dallas families and has assisted in conducting research at the University of Texas Children’s Research Lab. Connecting with people is one of her key attributes. The College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD) has board certified Ashley as a Certified Optometric Vision Therapist (COVT).
Jonathan GasparJonathan Gaspar, COVT – Senior Vision Therapist
Jonathan is a graduate from the University of Texas at San Antonio where he received his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. During his time there he helped create a student led group to help raise money and awareness for mental health. He has a background of volunteering with the San Antonio State Hospital and with special needs children. His intrinsic motivation for helping others has made him feel right at home at OCVT. The College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD) has board certified Jonathan as a Certified Optometric Vision Therapist (COVT).
SYLENA MARTINEZSylena Martinez, COVT – Senior Vision Therapist
Sylena graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor’s degree in Human Development with a focus on Early Childhood Development. She has tutored in diverse elementary schools and assisted with research at the University of Texas. Sylena is dedicated to make an everlasting impact on her patient’s lives and thoroughly enjoys working with them to achieve their greatest potential. Her goal to make a difference and develop tender relationships with others is what led her to OCVT. The College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD) has board certified Sylena as a Certified Optometric Vision Therapist (COVT).
Taylor WarshauerTAYLOR WARSHAUERVision Therapist
Taylor graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a bachelor of science in kinesiology and health exercise science. She loves connecting with all of her patients, and she values the opportunity working at OCTV has given her to help them achieve their goals. Taylor passionate about working with children in particular, and prior to joining our vision therapy team, she gained extensive experience helping kids as a volunteer at a child-focused physical therapy clinic, an after-school sports program, and as a summer camp counselor. In her free time, Taylor enjoys running and exploring Austin.
Kaitlin SiojoKAITLIN SIOJOVision Therapist
Kaitlin graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio with a Bachelor degree in Biology. She is currently attending the Rosenberg School of Optometry at the University of the Incarnate Word. She has always been interested in becoming a Doctor of Optometry since middle school. Her dream is to travel to lots of countries and offer eye care to those in need. Her love of children, interest in the field of vision, and her desire to help others is what led her to OCVT.
Theresa Yee - color (800x640)THERESA YEE – Vision Therapist
Theresa graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a B.S. in Nutrition Dietetics. She gained experience working with children through nutrition education outreach and tutoring in elementary schools. “I love to interact and help people achieve their goals and strengths. It’s an honor to be part of this team that makes a difference and impact in others’ lives.”
Nataline TranNataline Tran – Vision Therapist
Nataline graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a dual Bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Sciences and Psychology. She has a background in mentoring and tutoring children in diverse schools and non-profit organizations. She is passionate about education, loves working with children and hopes to become an educator for a non-profit one day. The best part about working for OCVT is making a lasting difference in patients’ lives
Lyes SouadiLyes Souadi – Vision Therapist
Lyes graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio with a B.S. in Athletic Medicine. While currently working on his pre-requisites, Lyes hopes to attend optometry school to pursue a specialty in Sports Vision and Vision Rehabilitation. His passion for helping people and making a difference is what led him to pursue a career in Optometry. “I really enjoy being a part of an ongoing mission of providing the best possible vision therapy and at the end of the day knowing that it truly makes a difference in people’s lives.”
Jelena LaraJelena Lara – Vision Therapist
Jelena graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Science and Arts in Biology with a Pre-Health Professions certificate. She has gained experiences with people of all ages through volunteering as a tutor, working as a camp counselor, and working as a caregiver. Her desire to help people improve their overall health and well-being has led her to OCVT. She has goals to enter the medical field, and contribute to global health through mission work.
Marina GuindyMarina Guindy – Vision Therapist
Marina graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a B.S in Communication with a minor in Interpersonal Health communication and Pre-Health sciences. Through her research studies at UT, Marina learned about the importance of communication in the health care field and strives to provide all her patients with the positive reinforcement and support they desire. Her love for working with children as well as her curiosity about vision therapy is what makes her a perfect fit at OCVT.
Jasmine GonzalezJasmine Gonzalez – Vision Therapist
Jasmine graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Developmental Family Science with an emphasis on Early Childhood Development. Her love for children and medicine has led her to pursue medical school and gain experience in various health care environments. She loves connecting to her patients, and is grateful for the opportunity to work at OCVT to be a part of her patient’s incredible journey towards achieving their goals. In her spare time, Jasmine enjoys runs on Lady Bird Lake, exploring new coffee shops, and spending quality time with her two children.
Jessica DziubaJessica Dziuba – Vision Therapist
Jessica is currently an undergraduate student at the University of Texas at Austin where she is pursuing a Bachelor of Science and Arts in Nutrition and a minor in Classical Studies. She is also a member of the Health Science Scholars Honors program at UT and is writing a thesis on PTSD among combat veterans. After graduating, she hopes to attend medical school and ultimately become a pediatrician. Her love for helping children and unlocking a child’s full potential is what led her to OCVT.
Michelle LevineMichelle Levine – Vision Therapist
Michelle graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a B.S. in Kinesiology and Health Sciences. Her ultimate goal is to become a physician’s assistant. She loves working with people, and wants to continue helping make people’s lives better in the future. Her interest in the medical field, love for helping people, and past research with stroke patients led her to the OCVT team.
Gracie SalinasGracie Salinas – Vision Therapist
Gracie is pursuing her Bachelor’s degree in Human Development at the University of Texas at Austin, and plans to attend medical school after graduation. She has always had a passion for working with children and has volunteered the past six years with individuals who have special needs. Gracie’s love of medicine, combined with her desire to help and encourage others, has led her to explore various health care settings. She is honored to be a part of the OCVT team and is excited to work alongside her patients as they reach their goals and fullest potential.
Geneva PantojaGeneva Pantoja – Vision Therapist
Geneva is currently an undergraduate student at the University of Texas at Austin working on her Bachelors of Arts in Health and Society. She is very passionate about helping others and loves working with children which is what originally drew her to OCVT and is what makes her thoroughly enjoy coming to work every day. In the future, she hopes to attend medical school so that she can continue to make a difference in others’ lives.
Brenda VillarrealBrenda Villarreal – Vision Therapist
Brenda is currently a student at University of Texas San Antonio, working towards her bachelor’s degree in Medical Humanities with a concentration in Health Occupations, and a minor in Biology. After receiving her degree, her goal is to become an Occupational Therapist. Her passion is to continue working with kids, and that is what led her to OCVT.