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 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 - color (800x640)ASHLEY ALAVI, COVTDirector 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 - color (800x640)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 GasparJonathan Gaspar, COVTSenior 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, COVTHead 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 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.
Nataline TranNataline 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 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.
Jessica DziubaJessica 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.
 
 
Jose Germain, Vision TherapistJose Germain – Vision Therapist
Germain is currently an undergraduate student at The University of Texas at San Antonio where he is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a concentration in Neurobiology. His experience serving the community, working with children as an Adventure Staff Camp Counselor, and his passion for medicine drew him to OCVT. He cherishes being a part of the OCVT Team and looks forward to working alongside his patients every day. In his spare time, he loves going hiking, camping and playing with his German Shepherd, “Ollie”. In the future, he plans on either attending optometry school or commissioning into the military as an officer.
 
Jelena 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.
 
Anissa Avalos – Vision Therapist
Anissa is currently an undergraduate student at the University of Texas at San Antonio where she is pursing a Bachelor of Science in Biology. She loves building strong connections with all of her patients to ensure they reach their fullest potential during their program. She has a background of volunteering with organizations that cater towards individuals with disabilities and special needs. After graduation, she wants to continue her education and pursue a degree in the Master of Physician Assistant Studies.
 
Briana Saravanabavananandhan – Vision Therapist
Briana graduated from the University of California, Riverside with a bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience where she coupled her passion for wellness and science by making evidenced based wellness practices accessible across the underserved Inland Empire. Before joining our team, Briana worked within research teams at Stanford University working with oncological and psychiatric patients. Med school bound, Briana treasures the opportunity to learn from her OCVT patient relationships and continuously provides empowered and impactful care.
 
Daniella Perez – Vision Therapist
Daniella graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Science and Arts in Biochemistry with a Pre-Health Professions certificate. She has worked with many people, especially children through volunteering at locations such as Dell Children’s Medical Center and retreat centers. Her desire to expand her experience in helping people has led her to OCVT. She has goals to help people as a health care professional by enrolling in a Physician Assistant program.
 
Jordan Wilson – Vision Therapist
Jordan graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Science in Public Relations. Prior to joining OCVT, she worked with children and adolescents in a variety of settings including teaching, tutoring, mentoring, and coaching. Jordan’s passion for connecting with others and her desire to make an impact in the lives of the people she interacts with is what led her to OCVT.  “It is truly humbling to have the opportunity to work alongside my patients and play a small role in their journey through Vision Therapy”. The College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD) has board certified Jordan as a Certified Optometric Vision Therapist (COVT).
 
Anna Shepardson – Vision Therapist
Selena Magallanes – Vision Therapist
Matthew Parel – Vision Therapist
Pamela Jimenez – Vision Therapist
Joy Edla – Vision Therapist
Chase Ehrig – Vision Therapist
Rowan Mitschke – Vision Therapist
Isha Dighe – Vision Therapist
 
Derrian Green – Patient Services Coordinator
Derriann attended Montana State University Bozeman where she had an opportunity to work in a Childhood Development Program partnered with ABC Kidz Preschool. During her time at this preschool, she developed valuable skills in dealing with a wide variety of children. She had the chance to move to Austin, TX at the end of 2018 and has enjoyed getting to know the area and developing her passion for working with children and adults. This time has set her up for a bright future working as a Patient Service Coordinator, and she looks forward to providing the best connections possible for each individual that chooses OCVT.
 
Leonardo Olguin De Santiago – Patient Services Coordinator
Leo is currently an undergraduate at The University of Texas at Austin completing his B.S.A degree in neuroscience. He plans to attend medical school after graduating with his undergraduate degree. He looks forward to helping OCVT families in our clinic in any way possible. He makes sure to provide the best possible services and care he can offer.