Our Vision Therapy Team
Our friendly staff is an integral part of our total team - focused on serving you.
Gail K. Henry, BS, COVT, earned her Bachelor of Science in Education from Wayne State University in Michigan. She has lived in Michigan, New York, Kansas, Utah, New Hampshire and Colorado. In Kansas, Gail taught 7th and 8th grade mathematics. In Utah, she worked as a Chapter I reading tutor and as a teacher's aide for 5th grade students with learning disabilities. Gail balances her life with working out, quilting, gardening, and fishing. She and her husband have two daughters and two granddaughters. After fourteen years of office work in Denver as an Associate Financial Representative with a life insurance company, Gail is delighted to have an opportunity to be a part of an outstanding vision therapy team that focuses on inspiring and assisting children to make positive changes in their lives. Gail completed her certification process at the 2009 annual meeting of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development, achieving designation as a Certified Optometric Vision Therapist.
Barbara Nelson, BS, COVT, has a Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Western Illinois. She has continued graduate studies at Northern Illinois University, University of Hawaii, California State University and UCLA. Barbara taught for seven years in Illinois before moving to Southern California. She spent twenty-two years teaching Science and Math to kindergarten through sixth grade students at a private school in Santa Monica. Barbara has become a member of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD). She truly enjoys working with children and adults, making the transition from teaching to vision therapy. Barbara achieved Certified Optometric Vision Therapist status at the 2009 College of Optometrists in Vision Development meeting in Denver, CO.
Amy Zeiger, BA, COVT received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology at the University of Colorado in Boulder. She has worked in the Optometric industry for the past seven years and earned her nationally recognized certification as an Optometric Vision Therapist in 2009. Amy has been a member of COVD for the last four years and has completed continuing education at the Colorado Vision Summit and at the COVD annual meeting in areas ranging from Autism to Strabismus. Amy's introduction to Vision Therapy started when she was in sixth grade and tested at a third grade reading level. After two months of Vision Therapy, Amy was at grade level with 100% comprehension. Amy returned to Vision Therapy at the age of nineteen, when she sustained a traumatic brain injury from a car accident. Even reading three lines on a page was challenging and her neurologist told Amy she would never work or go to school. After six months of Vision Therapy, she returned to college and finished her Bachelor's degree. Amy published her story in Vision's newsletter and it is available on the Boulder Valley Vision Therapy webpage under "Success Stories".
Kathryn Cooke, MS, OTR, is a registered occupational therapist with a range of experience helping individuals of all ages meet their goals using functional, outcome-based tools. She received an M.S. degree in occupational therapy from Colorado State University and worked at Prism Rehabilitation in Boulder and Longmont United Hospital. Ultimately her interest in neurodevelopment led her to Dowis Vision Therapy Center in 2002, where she worked as an optometric vision therapist for Dr. Roger Dowis. She continues to be inspired by the breakthroughs that take place in the lives of those who participate in vision therapy. Kathryn is delighted to be part of the team at Boulder Valley Vision Therapy. She enjoys seeing the successes that individuals experience in vision therapy as they activate latent abilities, accelerate learning and enhance the full expression of their potential.
Kayla Wigle received her Bachelor of the Arts Degree in Integrative Physiology at the University of Colorado in Boulder and became a member of our team in May of 2011. She has seen the joys and success of Vision Therapy not only in the office but also growing up with her 2 siblings who were both diagnosed with strabismus at a young age. She has a passion for helping others and working with kids of all ages and is dedicated to improving the lives of our patients through vision therapy.
Carrie Murphy received her Bachelor of the Arts Degree in Elementary Education at the Carthage College in Kenosha, WI and worked as a preschool teacher for several years. Carrie became a member of our team in March 2013. She understands what a powerful tool vision therapy can be from her own experiences with amblyopia at ages 7 and 8. She has experience teaching both children and adults; and is excited to show others how vision therapy can enrich their lives.