Chair Pro Tem, Executive Director and Chair, Research Committee
After graduating from Memphis State University with a B.S. in Physical Science, LuEllen gained steady experience across the Law, Oil & Gas, and Dental industries before becoming a Research Associate at Louisiana State University Medical Center’s Surgery Department. Here, LuEllen served as Histologist and Transplant Researcher for 15 years, before moving on to the Pediatric Department as Interim Laboratory Director and Drug Study Coordinator for cystic fibrosis and later Coordinator of the Marfan Clinic. LuEllen is experienced in writing and defending research protocols and presented her findings in one project at the 5th International Marfan Symposium in Helsinki, Finland. After moving to Mississippi in 2000, LuEllen established a private business before undertaking the research in 2010 that led to establishing the Monroe County Children’s Vision Center. LuEllen and her husband have two sons and five grandchildren. She is a faithful member of her church and has sung in choirs most of her life.
Jean Robinson serves as Vice Chair for the Monroe County Children’s Vision Center. She is a life-long resident of Monroe County residing in Hamilton. She is the mother of three adult children and five grandchildren.
Jean has been in banking for 39 years and is currently a branch manager at Bank of Vernon in Caledonia, MS. She has been involved with Monroe County Children’s Vision Center for four years. She is, also, active in her community serving as chairman of the local Breast Cancer Awareness Event and is a member of the Hamilton Appreciation Day committee. She is a charter member of Hamilton Baptist Church, where she sings in the choir and teaches Sunday School.
Carrie Ann Baker
Carrie Ann Baker
Carrie Ann studied business at Mississippi University for Women and serves as Secretary of Monroe County Children’s Vision Center
. She has more than 27 years of experience with the U.S. Federal Courts, from Data Quality Analyst to her current role as Operations Administrator, and was formerly with the State of Mississippi Human Services Department. As a member of the Aberdeen Junior Auxiliary, Carrie-Ann served as treasurer and is a Life Member. When she’s not working, Carrie-Ann can be found spending time with her husband, two children, and two grandchildren at home in Aberdeen. She is the pianist and member of First Christian Church.
Charlene has been part of the CVC team since it was merely a thought, and was CVC’s first Treasurer. With a background as both an accounting clerk and laboratory technician at a Fortune 500 chemical company, she has been the Office Coordinator and Customer Service Representative of Nanocor, LLC - Mineral Technologies, a position of varied responsibilities, since 2008.
Charlene is the mother of two grown children, very active in her church and a long-time leader in the Girl Scouts.
Chair, Public Relations Committee
She grew up in Iuka, Mississippi, near the Tennessee River, and moved to Monroe County in 2002. After graduating high school in the top 10% of her class, Laura attended Northeast Mississippi Community College, Itawamba Community College, and Mississippi University for Women. She currently serves as the front office manager for a busy law firm in Tupelo, a position that she has held since 2012. She also works part time as a chiropractic assistant in Tupelo. Laura has been married since 2002 to Daniel Beasley, a career firefighter, EMR, Cross Fit Trainer, and 5th degree black belt in Tae-Kwon-Do. Together, they have 5 children, with the youngest two attending high school in Amory. Together the family attends both Trinity Baptist Church and Forward Church and are active in their community.
Mechanical engineering graduate from Mississippi State University in 1986. Worked in the chemical industry as a project engineer and engineering manager until 2003. Became co-owner of a construction and industrial maintenance company with 25 employees in 2003 that grew to 55 employees by 2017. Involved in the day-to-day operations as Secretary/Treasurer and management of work. Sold partnership in company in 2017. Currently working as a contract employee with former company while being involved in various non-profit organizations locally and internationally. I have been married 35 years, have four children and three grandchildren.
Dr. Daniel D. Gottlieb
OD, FAAO, FCOVD
Dr. Daniel D. Gottlieb
Dr. Dan serves Eminence Family Eyecare on a consultation basis. He utilizes his expertise to solve complex problems. As a consultant to other physicians, he visits individuals in hospitals, universities, rehabilitation centers, and homes. Dr. Dan Gottlieb is an inventor, author, and teacher. Board Certifications and honors include: Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, Fellow of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development, and Distinguished member of the National Academies of Practice. He is a founding member of the multidisciplinary organization Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association, NORA, Int. (noravisionrehab.org). Dr. Dan is a specialist in low-vision, vision rehabilitation, and neuro-optometric rehabilitation. He has keen insights and understands the challenges many face with loss of vision and motor skills. Important issues of safety, getting back to work, and driving, are keys to independence. He understands disability and its emotional, physical, and financial challenges. Dr. Gottlieb's Vision is helping people, creating independence, enhancing functions, preserving health, and preventing secondary injuries and disability whenever possible. He has unique insights for infants, children and adults in vision-related learning disorders, and acquired visual disorders from neurological insult such as traumatic brain injury (TBI), concussion, or stroke. He understands visual field loss and sensory inattention, also called "visual neglect.” He also has a lifetime of experiences with visual disorders of lifesaving treatments in pre-maturity including complications of retinopathy and cortical visual impairment.
Dr. Ray Gottlieb
O.D., Ph.D., FCOVD, FCSO
Dr. Ray GottliebDr. Ray graduated from the U.C. Berkeley, School of Optometry in 1964 with highest honors. His Ph.D. from Saybrook University in San Francisco (1978) was in Humanistic Psychology/Human Sciences. He practiced optometry for many years, specializing in behavioral optometric training, syntonic phototherapy, neuro-optometric rehabilitation and low vision. Dr. Gottlieb has been Dean of the College of Syntonic Optometry since 1985.
In the 1980s, he created Eye Gym Optometry, a membership eye health membership gym in Santa Monica, CA. He was research editor for the Brain/Mind Bulletin, a newsletter about brain research, creativity, education and human health and potential (1982-1991). He has taught on the academic faculty of the U. Houston, College of Optometry, was on the clinical faculty of two universities, worked at two psychiatric hospitals, a low vision center, in the piano department at the Chautauqua Institution, and is on the faculty of the Rebecca Penneys Piano Festival at the University of South Florida, where he works with advanced piano students to improve their attention, memory, body coordination and learning skills.
He eliminated his myopia using Bates natural eye improvement methods and prevented the onset of his presbyopia using an approach he invented (now available as a DVD package called (The Read Without Glasses Method).
His writings include Attention and Memory Training: Stress-Point learning on the Trampoline (OEP 2005), The Fundamentals of Flow in Learning Music (with Rebecca Penneys, self-published 1993); A Neurophsychology of Nearsightedness (PhD dissertation, 1978) and many journal articles and book chapters. Dr. Gottlieb lectures about vision therapy, syntonic phototherapy and natural vision training to optometrists, educators, health professionals and the general public in the U.S. and abroad.
He is an honored recipient of the College of Syntonic Optometry’s H. Riley Spitler Award and the Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association’s Advancement of Science Award for his contributions to the field of optometric vision therapy. Now retired from active optometric practice, he lives in Florida where he researches, writes, swims, and invents and practices eye/brain/body exercises on a sunny Gulf of Mexico beach.
O.D., FCOVD, Diplomate ABO
Dr. Marcia Moore
Dr. Moore has been a valuable part of our team since 2008. She graduated from The University of Texas at Austin, as a member of Phi Beta Kappa honors society, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology and then went on to graduate Summa Cum Laude from the University of Houston College of Optometry. Dr. Moore has also earned a fellowship in vision development.Dr. Moore has diverse knowledge in prescribing glasses for eye fatigue, brain injury symptoms, glare, and double vision. She also has a passion for vision development, working with children who struggle in school or need special attention, and helping patients use their vision to its fullest potential. In addition, Dr. Moore has acquired a broad knowledge of nutritional and supplemental support for a variety of eye conditions and offers this valuable information to all of her patients.
Because Dr. Moore often works with patients to restore visual skills that are commonly lost secondary to both traumatic brain injuries (including concussions) and strokes, she has developed excellent rapport with other medical specialties such as neuro-ophthalmology, sports medicine specialists, physical therapists and occupational therapists. She has also lectured at a national conference stressing the importance of vision therapy for children and adults who struggle with developmental delays.
Dr. Moore and her family reside in Bellaire, Texas. She and her high school sweetheart have two young children who attend Condit Elementary. As a family, they enjoy going on adventure trips especially to National Parks and spending time with their pets including their backyard chickens.
Dr. Ida Chung
OD, MSHE, FCOVD, FAAO
MA, OTR/L, COVT, CINPP
MA, BCPC, PPS, BCPTSD, LMFT
Larry B. Wallace
OD, PhD, FCSO
Ex Officio Members
- Laurenda Carmeans: Psychometrist, Amory School District
- Jeff Clay: Superintendent, Aberdeen School District
- Tracy Colburn:, Ph.D., Ed.D., Associate Director, Special Education, Nettleton School District
- Shelly Collums: Special Education Director, Monroe County School District