Our Staff

Dr. Alissa Gallaway Beckett

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Alissa Gallaway Beckett joined our practice in June of 2018. Dr. Gallaway Beckett is a 2018 graduate of SUNY College of Optometry and a 2014 graduate of the Honors Program at McDaniel College. She has always enjoyed working with children and is looking forward to working closely with her father, Dr. Michael Gallaway.

Debbie Killion, COVT

Head Vision Therapist

Debbie graduated from Rider University with a BA in Elementary Education, minoring in Early Childhood Education. Graduate work was done at FDU with emphasis in Special Education.  Debbie taught first grade for five years before becoming a full-time mom to her three children. In 2002, she rejoined the workforce and became a member of Dr. Gallaway’s vision therapy team. Debbie received her certification from the College of Optometrists in Vision Development in 2007. Debbie is a mentor to other therapists in the COVT certification process, is Chair of the COVT Mentor Committee, and a contributor to the Vision Therapist Corner of COVD’s VISION newsletter. She is also the coordinator of Dr. Gallaway’s site for participation in PEDIG (Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group) research studies.

In 2014, Debbie received the Vision Therapist of the Year award from the College of Optometrists in Vision Development in recognition of her outstanding patient care and service to the organization. This is the highest award that a Vision Therapist can receive in the field. We’re very proud of her accomplishment.


Dr. Gallaway congratulates Debbie for her recognition as Vision Therapist of the Year from the College of Optometrists in Vision Development

Elizabeth McWilliams Piarulli

Vision Therapist

Elizabeth graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Education.  She taught preschool and first grade before becoming a full-time mom to her two children.  She was very active in the community and a founding member of Medford Arts Commission.  She has been working for the Medford Lakes School District for the last twenty years in the special education department. Elizabeth joined Dr Gallaway’s vision therapy practice in 2017.

Tammy Thomas

Vision Therapist

Tammy graduated from Burlington County College with an Associate’s Degree in Liberal Arts/Science. She has worked for the Pemberton Township School District for 12 years as a teaching assistant for students with special needs. Tammy joined Dr Gallaway’s Vision Therapy practice in 2013.

Dolly Bernard-Marks

Vision Therapist

Dolly earned a BS in Education from West Chester State University and an MSIT from Philadelphia University. She spent 32 years in K-12 and college education, first in special education then computer technology. She was an instructor in the MSIT programs and Philadelphia University and Rosemont College. Dolly presented at technology conferences and conducted inservice training at various school districts and colleges. She joined Dr. Gallaway’s staff in 2016.

Marta McGovern

Vision Therapist

Marta graduated from Drexel University with a BS in Business Administration. She worked in retail management and as a Center Director for KinderCare before becoming a full-time mom. Marta rejoined the workforce in 2008 working as a classroom aide for a Cherry Hill preschool and has been substitute teaching in the Evesham Township School District since 2013. Marta joined Dr. Gallaway’s Vision Therapy practice in 2017.

Christine Schwarz

Vision Therapist

Christine received an Associate’s Degree in Liberal Arts/Science from Camden County College. She also attended Rowan University, majoring in Elementary Education. While raising her two children, she was an active volunteer in her children’s schools and youth athletic programs. Christine joined Dr. Gallaway’s Vision Therapy practice in 2016.

Pat Frazer

Office Manager

Pat attended Trenton State (now TCNJ) for communications and theater.  She spent thirteen years in banking working up from a teller to a CFO.  Pat has been with Dr. Gallaway since 1991 and has been part of the practice as it has grown.  She loves seeing how many patients have matured from small children to successful college graduates, including her own daughter who became a patient at age 3 years.  She is very active in local community theater.

Carol LaVoie

Administrative Assistant

Carol received her certification as a medical secretary from Camden County Technical School.  She enjoys working with children and has worked in pediatrics since 1988.  She joined our staff in January of 2007.

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