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
Executive 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
Executive Director of Operations
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, SHRM-CP
Director of Human Resources
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.” The College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD) has board certified Theresa as a Certified Optometric Vision Therapist (COVT).
Sylena Martinez, COVT
Senior Head of Vision Therapy
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).
Rowan Mitschke, COVT
Head of Vision Therapy
Rowan graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a B.S.A degree in Neuroscience, a certificate in the Spanish language for Health Professions, and a minor in Philosophy. She is currently working towards attending medical school within the next few years. In her spare time, she enjoys volunteering at a local hospital and spending time with her family and pets. Her passion for neuroscience, medicine, and helping others led her to OCVT and is what continues to drive her care for her patients. The College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD) has board certified Rowan as a Certified Optometric Vision Therapist (COVT).
Josh Nottingham, COVT
Head of Vision Therapy
Josh is a graduate from the University of Texas at Austin with bachelor’s degrees in Economics and Government. He is currently continuing his education to become a teacher. With his experience working from children through tutoring, mentoring, substitute teaching, and swimming lessons, he can connect with patients of all ages and get them excited about Vision Therapy. His favorite part about being a Vision Therapist is being able to watch his patients gain their strength and confidence back while building important relationships along the way. The College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD) has board certified Josh as a Certified Optometric Vision Therapist (COVT).
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.
Clarisa is currently an undergrad at the University of Texas at San Antonio where she is pursuing her pre-requisites in Nursing. After completing her courses Clarisa hopes to attend UT health nursing school in San Antonio, Texas to obtain her BSN and RN license. Her drive to help others and mission as vision therapist is to make vision therapy fun for all ages! In her free time Clarisa enjoys baking, hiking, traveling and painting.
Avery is currently completing an undergraduate degree at The University of Texas at San Antonio as an honors student with a B.A. in Medical Humanities, Pre-Provider track and a minor in Art History and Criticism. She has always hoped to pursue a career in Occupational Therapy, and her time at OCVT has made her consider a career in Optometry as well. Before joining the team at OCVT, she had previous experience in the healthcare field in an urgent care setting during the peak of the pandemic, which ultimately steered her further into a career in healthcare. During her free time Avery loves to read, listen to music, and spend time with family and friends.
Karla De La Rosa
Karla graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio with a Bachelor’s of Science in Public Health with a concentration in Epidemiology and Disease Control and a minor in Sociology. She has gained various experiences working with fellow peers and students as a senior university tutor as well as working closely with student organizations including the UTSA Ambassador program. Karla has also worked closely with the campus as a member of the UTSA COVID-19 Emergency Response Team. She loves working with various members of the community and trying to make a difference in the lives of others. She values health and education and continues to strive toward her goal of becoming a physician.