Meet Our Staff at Hope Clinic
Lisa Knopp, Vision Therapist, Bellevue
Lisa is the Lead Vision Therapist at Hope Clinic in Bellevue after a fulfilling career as an elementary school teacher and director of reading centers.
She completed her BA in Education at Kean University in New Jersey, and received her MA training in Education and Special Education at San Francisco State University. She also is a nutritional consultant.
She has two sons, one who has benefited greatly from Vision Therapy at Hope Clinic.
“I am happy as never before, to get up in the morning and go to work. I am inspired on a daily basis, and my coworkers are the greatest.
“Hope Clinic has also been a blessing for my son, who never enjoyed reading through 5th grade until Dr. Kadet prescribed Vision Therapy and his eyes improved. It was such a joy the first time he declared that he actually enjoyed reading!”
Rebecca Dewar, Vision Therapist, Bellevue
Rebecca has a natural ability for teaching and connecting with people of all ages. She has worked with children most of her life, first as a nanny and now as a vision therapist.
As an artist and craftsman, Rebecca has always highly valued her vision and loves having the chance to help others with theirs. “The best part of my job is getting to know and work with such a variety of great patients.”
In her spare time, Rebecca enjoys hiking, kayaking, creating art, watching movies, and travelling with her husband.
Amina Stanbridge, Vision Therapist, Tacoma
Amina moved here from Northern California with her Fiancé. Her background includes managing optical retail stores and opticianry. She is excited to work as a Vision Therapist because she enjoys working with people of all ages and abilities. In her spare time, she loves exploring Washington State. “The change that can be achieved here at Hope Clinic is fascinating.”
Dodie Bailey, Vision Therapist, Silverdale
The Pacific Northwest has been home to Dodie since she was a child. Joining Hope Clinic as a Vision Therapist is Dodie’s third career. She is a former small business owner and has worked in the financial services industry for 15 years in a senior management role.
Dodie considers the opportunity to positively impact the lives of individuals who experience a vision challenge is “truly a privilege”. The quality treatment and vision therapy patients receive at Hope Clinic is provided by a team of knowledgeable, caring people who have a passion to help others.
Dodie has enjoyed facilitating a variety of Junior Achievement classes for middle school age youth. She has volunteered her time as a youth group leader, cheerleading coach and is a board member of her youngest son’s Pee Wee Association.
Dodie is married with four children. She enjoys attending Seahawks games, Mariner’s games and camping with her family as well as scrap booking, music and traveling.
Kimberley Burgess, Vision Therapist, Bellevue
Prior to settling in the Seattle area, Kimberley lived and traveled extensively across her Canadian homeland and abroad, working creatively and therapeutically with a wide array of people. She has acquired a variety of degrees and certifications that range from a diploma in Fashion Design, Construction and Illustration to a degree in Personal Training.
“I am so blessed to be working at Hope Clinic. Dr. Kadet is such an inspiration to work with – and for! The passion he exhibits for his work is tangible. And, being the mom of a child with special needs makes the important work we do here all the more meaningful for me.”
Susan Spiller, Lead Patient Care Coordinator & Attorney Liaison, Bellevue
Susan became acquainted with Hope Clinic when her husband became a patient after his auto accident. After living with uncertainty about her husband’s condition, she saw improvement at a time in his life when it was questionable whether he would ever be able to read again. When a position became available for her at Hope Clinic Bellevue, she took it.
“What we do here, and the people I work with, are amazing.”
Susan has worked in the Emergency Department at Skagit Valley Hospital, a private physician, and for a physical therapy office. She volunteered in the Skagit County elementary schools with special needs children, and owned her own day care for a decade. She has a degree in English, and a two-year certificate in medical studies. Her responsibilities at Hope Clinic include coordinating all aspects of patient care for the three Clinics, and the liaison with attorneys for the Traumatic Brain Injury patients.
With her husband, Susan has five children and 21 grandchildren.
Patti Hoopes, Patient Coordinator, Bellevue
As Patient Care Coordinator and Vision Therapist for over a decade, Patti feels it is an honor to serve folks that come to HOPE CLINIC for vision care. She is blessed to work with Dr. Kadet and our HOPE CLINIC Staff. “We team together to seek answers to the individual patient’s vision needs. Each patient is special and HOPE for their future is what we desire!”
While she was directing an Allergy Department in another clinic, Patti met Dr. Kadet over 20 years ago. Her grandson was blessed to have Dr. Kadet correct his vision problems.
“HOPE CLINIC is one of the joys of my life!”
Patti has received education at Portland State College, Boise State University, and continuing education and certificates in medical care from various institutions including Northwest Congress of Optometry. She is married with three children and two grandchildren.
Contact Hope Clinic to begin the process of learning how Vision Therapy can help you or your child! Hope Clinic offers two online options: Schedule a Free Screening or Schedule a Full Functional Vision Evaluation, or call us at (425) 462-7800.