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.
Carmel has worked with Dr. Gallaway for over 15 years. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology/Elementary Education and a Master’s Degree in Guidance. Carmel taught first grade and “pre-first” grade in Delaware County, Pa, taught kindergarten and tutored in Houston, Texas, and substitute taught in State College, Pa and Moorestown, NJ.
Beth studied at Trenton State College aka College of NJ, majoring in Elementary Education. She received a BS in Liberal Arts from Thomas Edison State College, minoring in Psychology. Beth worked as Director of Food Service at Pennswood Village, a Quaker directed Continuing Care Retirement Community in Newtown, PA. After retiring in 2006, she became a substitute teacher for Mount Laurel and Evesham Township School Districts. She began working as a vision therapist for Dr. Gallaway in 2006.
Donna graduated from Temple University with a Bachelor of Science. She has worked for the Evesham Township School District for 27 years, working as a teaching assistant. She teaches supplemental math and reading skills at the elementary level. Donna joined Dr. Gallaway’s Vision Therapy practice in 2007.
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.
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 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.