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 COLEY, COVT – Director of Vision Therapy and Outreach
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).
ASHLEY ALAVI, COVT – Director of Programs and Patient Relations
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).
THERESA YEE – COVT, Human Resource Manager
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.”
Jonathan 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 Martinez, COVT – Head of Vision Therapy, Pecan Park
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 WARSHAUER – Vision 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.
Nataline Tran – Lead 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.
Marina 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.
Jessica Dziuba – Lead 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.
Joy graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Science in Human Ecology with major focus of Childhood Development. She has gained experience working with children through her internships in Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech Therapy clinics. Joy is passionate about working with patients and hopes to someday be a physician assistant in pediatrics. “The best part of working for OCVT is meeting unique individuals, hearing their stories, and being inspired.”