Our Staff at Hope Clinic, Vision Therapists, Vision Care at Hope Clinic, Bellevue WA, Silverdale WA, Tacoma, WA

Meet Our Staff at Hope Clinic

Lisa Knopp, Certified Chief Vision Therapist, COVT, Bellevue

Lisa Knopp, Hope Clinic, BellevueLisa 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 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!”

Alexis Danshita, Vision Therapist, Bellevue

Alexia Alexis started as a vision therapist for Hope Clinic after working with children for years. She completed her BA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) from Brigham Young University Hawaii. Alexis taught ESL to elementary age children in schools as well as academic English–reading, writing, listening, & speaking–to international college students looking to pass the TOEFL test and attend university in the United States. She has also worked as a teacher’s assistant with special needs students for several years. Helping others succeed is a passion of hers!

Alexis and her husband have 3 children, and their favorite thing is traveling together as a family. Alexis absolutely loves animals of all kinds and would rescue them all if she could. Between people and pets, her house is quite full! Alexis learned about vision therapy when her father suffered a traumatic brain injury and became a patient of Hope Clinic. It means a lot to her to be able to come to work every day and make a positive impact on the lives of people like her dad.

Dodie Bailey, Certified Vision Therapist, COVT, Silverdale

Dodie Bailey, Hope Clinic, SilverdaleThe 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 scrapbooking, music, and traveling.

Susan Spiller, Lead Patient Care Coordinator & Attorney Liaison, Bellevue

Susan Spiller, Lead Patient Care Coordinator & Attorney Liaison, Hope Clinic, BellevueSusan 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, for 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 daycare 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 liaison with attorneys for the Traumatic Brain Injury patients.

Patti Hoopes, Patient Care Coordinator, Bellevue

Patti Hoopes, Hope Clinic, BellevueAs 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 the 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.