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Dr. Charlotte Ablott

Charlotte graduated from Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, MI and completed optometry school at the Illinois College of Optometry. She then finished a residency in Primary Care/Ocular Disease at the Salisbury VA hospital in Salisbury, NC. She is currently working at a private practice near her hometown of Greensboro, NC.

Dr. Rachael Canania

Rachael completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Missouri – Columbia, double majoring in Biology and German. Then, she went on to optometry school in her hometown at the University of Missouri – Saint Louis (UMSL). Go Cardinals. While in school, she was president of the student VOSH chapter and has been on several mission trips to South and Central America to serve underprivileged communities. After school, Rachael completed a residency specializing in Ocular Disease and Low Vision Rehabilitation at the Kansas City VAMC. She continues to work in the VA system precepting students and residents in Cleveland, OH.

Dr. Dinita Cooley

Dinita graduated Summa Cum Laude from Quincy University in Quincy, Illinois with a double major in Biology and Chemistry. She graduated with high honors from University of Missouri – St. Louis (UMSL) College of Optometry and also completed an Ocular Disease and Low Vision Rehabilitation residency at the Kansas City VA Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri. Dinita currently works near her home town at SPECS, a primary care private practice in Quincy, Illinois. Dr. Cooley and her husband, Travis, have one daugher, Alexis.

Dr. Ryan Fenska

Ryan graduated from Northeastern State University with a B.S. in Chemistry and completed optometry school at Northeastern State University (NSU) Oklahoma College of Optometry. He currently serves as Assistant Clinical Professor for NSU Oklahoma College of Optometry working directly with 3rd and 4th year optometry students. Dr. Fenska was honored as Outstanding Clinical Professor by the Oklahoma College of Optometry graduating class of 2014. Dr. Fenska and his wife, Kristen, are blessed with 4 children.

Dr. Steve Gildersleeve

Steve graduated from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln with a degree in Biological Sciences and then went on to complete optometry school at the Southern California College of Optometry where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. While at SCCO he was recognized as best in his class in both primary care and ocular disease diagnosis and management. He also scored in the top 1% in the nation on NBEO parts 1 and 2. As a 4th year Steve was one of 5 students nationally to receive the Heart of America Contact Lens Society student grant given to young leaders in the profession. Dr. Gildersleeve completed a hospital-based ocular disease residency at the Northern Navajo Medical Center in Shiprock, NM and currently practices at Eyes On Lincoln, his family practice in Lincoln NE.

Dr. Jordan Keith

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Jordan Keith graduated from Minot State University in Minot, ND with a B.A. in biology and completed optometry school at Pacific University College of Optometry near Portland, OR. At his graduation from optometry school he was presented with the Dean’s Award, the highest honor in his class. He then completed a residency in ocular disease at the Kansas City VA Medical Center in Kansas City, MO. Following residency, Dr. Keith joined the full-time faculty at the Illinois College of Optometry (ICO) in Chicago, IL where he taught optometry students and saw patients at the Illinois Eye Institute. His passion for education was acknowledged by receiving six teaching awards from the students. After five years at ICO, Dr. Keith joined the Eye Care Center, a group optometry private practice in Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN.

Dr. Amanda Williamson

Amanda graduated summa cum laude from Texas A&M University with a degree in biology. She then graduated summa cum laude from the University of Houston College of Optometry, where she served as president of UHCO’s Fellowship of Christian Optometrists. Amanda is passionate about helping optometry students and had the opportunity to serve as a teaching assistant for four semesters during optometry school. Amanda and her husband reside in his hometown of Fredericksburg,Texas, where she practices in a group practice setting.

Dr. Maria Pribis

FAAO, DIP ABO

Maria graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Pittsburgh with a BS in Psychology. She graduated with high honors from Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University. While in optometry school she was president of SOSH and a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa International Optometric Honor Society. She completed an ocular disease residency at the Baltimore VA hospital. During this time, she rotated through Johns Hopkins cornea and specialty contact lens clinics. Additionally, Maria was named Connecticut’s young optometrist of the year in early 2015. She is the founder of OcularPrime.com, a website focused on patient education and is currently in private practice in Stamford, CT where she specializes in ocular surface disease and contact lenses.

Dr. Bobby Saenz

Bobby graduated summa cum laude from Abilene Christian University in Abilene, TX with a degree in biochemistry. He then graduated summa cum laude with a dual OD/MS degree from the University of Houston College of Optometry, where he spent his time researching non invasive imaging to aid in the diagnosis and management of multiple sclerosis and idiopathic intracranial hypertension. After Optometry school, Bobby completed a residency in refractive surgery and ocular disease at the Eye Center of Texas in Houston, TX. Bobby has a passion for missions. While he was in optometry school he was able to help provide eye care for multiple trips to Mexico and Panama. Bobby is currently the Clinic Director at Parkhurst Nuvision, a referral based, integrated eye care clinic in San Antonio, Texas.

Dr. Erin Keim

Erin graduated Summa Cum Laude from Southern College of Optometry where she earned numerous honors recognizing her academic and clinical excellence. She currently practices at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She oversees the Pediatric Diabetic Eyecare Initiative, is the lead investigator for PEDIG, and manages the concussion treatment program. Her current research is in myopia treatment and progression as well as oculomotor changes after traumatic brain injury.

Dr. Emma Wilhite Scott

Emma graduated magma cum laude from the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor of Science degree in microbiology. She started her optometric training at the University of Alabama Birmingham School of Optometry and will graduate with honors in 2018. Emma has served as Vice President of Beta Sigma Kappa and the American Optometric Student Association. As Vice President of SVOSH, she has gone on several Remote Area Medical trips in the Southeast & an international trip to Belize which provided unforgettable experiences. She’s a member of Gold Key International Honor Society & currently serves as the National Liaison for Optometry Cares—The AOA Foundation. In 2015, she became a Student Fellow of Academy and has been on the Dean’s List with Honors since 2014. This year, she was selected by UABSO faculty to receive the distinguished Faculty of Optometry & Vision Sciences Student Scholarship for her dedicated service to the school and community.

Dr. Andreas Zacharopoulos

Andreas graduated summa cum laude from the University of South Florida with a B.A. in Chemistry and a Minor in Biomedical Physics. He then started optometry school at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, where he graduated #1 in his class in both grades and NBEO Part 1 and 2 scores. Andreas completed his clinical externships at the VA Medical Centers in Columbia, SC and Bay Pines, FL, as well as an ocular disease residency at the Orlando VA Medical Center. Andreas currently practices optometry in the Tampa Bay Area and, in his free time, loves to play soccer and travel.

Dr. Lauren Watson

Lauren graduated from the University of Maryland with a B.S. in Biology. She currently attends the Southern College of Optometry (SCO) in Memphis, TN, where she will graduate in May 2021. Lauren is also pursuing a Master’s degree in Public Health at the University of Memphis. She has served as the President of the SCO chapter of the National Optometric Student Association and President of the Class of 2021. Currently, she serves as President of the International Chapter of the Gold Key Society, a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa International Honor Society, and as a student ambassador. During her fourth year, she will complete extern rotations in Covington, LA and at the Baltimore VA. In her limited free time, Lauren loves watching documentaries, spending time with her friends, and singing every line of Hamilton.

Dr. Courtney Beaumont

Courtney graduated magna cum laude from the University of South Florida with a B.S in Biomedical Sciences. After graduating she started optometry school in Memphis, TN at Southern College of Optometry, where she will graduate in May of 2021. Throughout optometry school she has been involved in campus life by being an ambassador for the college, serving as a teaching assistant for underclassmen, taking part in clubs, and by volunteering for Remote Area Medical Clinics. Courtney is an avid reader. She also loves camping and hiking with her husband and two rescue dogs.

Dr. Jon Ismond

Jon graduated Summa Cum Laude from Calvin University in Grand Rapids, MI with a B.S. in biology and a minor in business. He continued his education at Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN where he will graduate in the spring of 2021. He is a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa Optometric Honors Society and was identified as an “Emerging Leader” by the Illinois Optometric Association in 2019. After his time at SCO, he plans to pursue a residency to further advance his optometric education.

Dr. Cori Jones

Cori graduated with Highest Distinction from the University of Kansas with a BS in Chemistry and a Minor in Business. Rock Chalk Jayhawk! She attended Southern College of Optometry where she graduated Summa Cum Laude. While at SCO, she served as a tutor, completed two research projects, joined multiple mission trips, and had the opportunity to be a travel coordinator for Student VOSH. She was accepted into Beta Sigma Kappa and Gold Key Society and received an Outstanding Clinician Award upon graduating. Cori currently lives in Utah where she is completing a Primary Care/Cornea & Contact Lens Residency at the Salt Lake City VA.

Dr. Sergio Cruz

Sergio Cruz received his Bachelor’s Degree at the University of Nevada, as a Bill Gates Scholar in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and later went on to complete his Optometry Degree at Pacific University.
Sergio was recognized as Pacific’s Class of 2020 – Student of the Year, for his achievements and involvement as an Ambassador, President of the Sports Vision Club, Social Media Representative, and several teaching roles including Optometric Procedures and Spanish. He trained at Sierra Nevada VA Hospital and several private clinics in Nevada, Southern Oregon and Colorado. He also served in a mission trip to Costa Rica. He has always had a strong passion for vision therapy, binocular vision and ocular disease, but most importantly, his true passion lies in teaching and building a strong relationship with his patients. Sergio is currently working near his hometown in Northern Nevada in a medical based practice. Sergio enjoys golfing, snowboarding, and traveling.

Dr. Lexye Bruegman

Lexye completed her undergraduate degree at Concordia University Nebraska earning a B.S. in Biology and Chemistry. She earned her Doctorate of Optometry degree from Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago, IL where she graduated with both didactic and clinical honors. Passionate about helping others she was heavily focused on servant leadership throughout her education. She was an active student ambassador at ICO, tutor, assistant in clinically-based education, and completed various vision screenings in underserved communities.

Lexye was president of the Cornea and Contact Lens Society, an active member of Student Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity, and a member of Gold Key International Honor Society. Lexye currently resides with her family in her home state, and works at Vision Specialists®, a private practice in Omaha, Nebraska. Go Big Red!

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