2024 ISVA Annual Conference Speakers
Alex Andrich, OD, FCOVD – Past President
Dr. Alexandar Andrich is a graduate of The Ohio State University College of Optometry and is in private practice in North Royalton, Ohio. He lectures on the topics of pediatric/infant vision, binocular vision disorders, sports vision, neuro-optometric rehabilitation and learning-related vision disorders. In addition to providing Vision Therapy, Sports Vision, and Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation services at his private practice, he is also on staff in the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation departments at University Hospitals Parma Medical Center and the MetroHealth Rehabilitation Institute of Ohio. In addition to serving as the president of the International Sports Vision Association, Dr. Andrich is a vision coach for the Cleveland Indians, and Cleveland Monsters hockey team. He is professionally involved at state, national and international levels. When he is not busy with optometry, Dr. Andrich enjoys spending time with his family, playing tennis, and mountain biking.
Patti Andrich, MA, OTR/L, COVT, CINPP
Patti is an internationally honored occupational therapist, vision therapist, researcher, and author. She is the co-owner of The Vision Development Team, co-founder of the Sensory Focused Sports Vision Training System, and the founder of The Neuro Sensorimotor Foundations Program, a therapeutic program to improve attention, emotional regulation, coordination, visual, auditory, and vestibular functions.
She received her master’s degree from The Ohio State University College of Education and her occupational therapy degree from the Cleveland State University. Patti holds certifications in auditory processing, primitive reflex integration, vision therapy, occupational therapy, and neurofeedback. She also has vast experience coaching gymnastics, alpine ski racing, and soccer. Whether at recreational or professional levels, she is always ready to help athletes improve their visual performance.
Patti was named, Vision Therapist of the Year 2020, by the College of Optometrists in Vision Development.
Paul Brewer, OD
Dr. Paul Brewer graduated from Southern California College of Optometry and is the founder of Diverge Sports Vision, which is dedicated innovating the field of sports vision training and sports performance.
Dr. Brewer has lectured and trained on sports vision and concussions at several universities, conferences, and sports camps. Currently, he is part of a team researching the impact of vision training on sports performance and physical education.
He currently consults and trains athletes and coaches in Idaho and several other states, who compete in amateur and professional teams. Some of the sports he has trained are football, baseball, basketball, soccer, rugby, volleyball, softball, golf, lacrosse, motor cross, Olympic weightlifting, gymnastics, competitive shooting, boxing, mixed martial arts, tennis, water polo, ice hockey, skiing and snowboarding.
Dr. Brewer grew up in the North Shore of Oahu and has played many sports growing up, focusing on water polo in high school and college. He is a former high school head coach for girls water polo, in which he led them to a division championship. Dr. Brewer’s wife is currently an Olympic weightlifter for the USA who has competed in international competitions. Together they have a business that trains athletes in proper weight lifting techniques and functional movements.
Melissa Bussey, OD
Melissa Bussey, OD is currently licensed and practices in both Detroit, Michigan and Windsor, Ontario. She is the owner and founder of MB Optometry and Sports Vision Windsor, which she established in 2021 in her hometown, Windsor. Her office is composed of a 1,000 square foot primary care optometry office and dry eye spa, and a 3,000 square foot sports vision training facility – complete with a synthetic ice rink and turf.
She has worked at the Kresge Eye Institute in Detroit since she graduated in 2011. She became the Director of Optometry and sole optometrist working with 19 ophthalmologists. She served as an adjunct faculty member to several optometry schools and lectured and assisted in the training of ophthalmology residents, until she decided to reduce her schedule to part time in order to pursue her dream of opening MB Optometry and Sports Vision Windsor.
Throughout her career, Dr. Bussey has had the opportunity to work with amateur and elite athletes throughout the ECHL, AHL, NHL and NBA and has served as a consultant for the MLB. In addition, her practice is the official vision center for the University of Windsor Lancers sports teams. Whether it be comprehensive eye exams, urgent care appointments, contact lens fittings or sports vision training, she has been entrusted with the maintenance of ocular health and visual performance of these athletes within their respective associations.
Mariano O Canegallo, OD
Mariano Canegallo is an optometrist from Argentina, Founder and Optometrist Director of the Neurar International Association. He is a member of the Mexican Council of Functional Optometry. He has specialized his studies in the area of behavioral optometry and neurosciences related to the development of human movement. He is the author and director of the Vision Study and Training Model in High Performance Sports, and the book of the same name, “Brain Vision Training”. He is co-author of the book “Neurosciences in Sports”.
Dr. Canegallo became an optometrist for the Professional Team of the First Division of Soccer of the San Lorenzo de Almagro Club and as an advisor to the goalkeeper team of the first division of the Gimnasia y Esgrima la Plata club. Currently he is an optometrist for the Argentine Deaf Basketball Team.
He coaches elite athletes in numerous sports such as football, hockey, motorsports, tennis, boxing, sky, among others. He is also Advisor for the Federal Snipers Course of the Special Security Division Halcón of the Police of the Province of Buenos Aires (Halcón Special Forces), and BMW Motorrad Argentina. He was part of the Fox Pro Line development group, creating eye protection systems for high-performance equine athletes and Optometrist director of the “Cerebro Deportivo” group.
Dr. Canegallo is a professor in the Chair of Sports Visual Therapy in the Master's Degree in Optometry at the Galileo University of Guatemala and a professor in the diplomat courses in Neurosciences and Sports at the Gran Rosario University and the Favaloro University of the Argentine Republic.
Adam J. Clarin, OD
Adam J. Clarin, OD is the owner of Clarin Eye Care Center, one of South Miami’s premier optometry practices. In 2017, Dr. Clarin founded Miami Sports Vision, Miami’s only optometric-directed sports vision training program. He has worked with Florida International University’s baseball team and works with both professional and amateur athletes. He received his B.S., cum laude, from the University of Florida, with a major in Psychology. He then went on to obtain a B.S. degree in Vision Science before earning his Doctor of Optometry degree, with honors, from Nova Southeastern University.
Jarrod Davies, OD, FCOVD
Jarrod Davies, OD, FCOVD currently practices in South Jordan, Utah as the clinical director of Utah Vision Development Center. He specializes in vision rehabilitation and sports vision performance training. Dr. Davies has worked with many athletes including baseball, tennis, hockey, golf, football and ski team members on both a professional and amateur level. He also frequently lectures on topics including sports vision training, concussion rehabilitation, binocular vision, and vision therapy.
Dr. Davies is a graduate of Brigham Young University and Southern College of Optometry where he was honored with numerous awards and scholarships.
In addition to being a founding member of the International Sports Vision Association, Dr. Davies is Past-President of the Utah Optometric Association. In 2013, he was voted the Utah Optometric Association Young Optometrist of the Year. In 2015 he was awarded the Utah Optometric Association Optometrist of the Year, and in 2018, was honored by this organization with an ISVA Award of Service.
Nicole Detling, PhD, CMPC
Dr. Nicole Detling, CMPC has been in private practice for over 25 years working with high performing athletes, coaches, teams, businesses, and performers to develop their mental toughness. With a PhD in Exercise and Sport Science, emphasis in Psychosocial Aspects of Sport (a.k.a., sport psychology), Nicole was also a college professor at an R1 institution (University of Utah) for nine years where she conducted research on various aspects of mental toughness (e.g., resiliency, injury, burnout, promoting physical activity in the community, etc.).
Dr. Detling was a fully-credentialed member of Team USA at two Olympic Games (Vancouver 2010 with US Speedskating and Sochi 2014 with US Ski and Snowboard). To date, 41 Olympic and Paralympic athletes she has worked with have won medals at their respective Games. She has worked with athletes in the NFL, MLB, PGA, NHL, NBA, WNBA, MLS, NWSL, MLR as well as professional athletes in cycling, mountain biking, and rock climbing. Nicole was with the University of Utah athletic department for 7 years working with all 19 teams. She was also contracted with Real Salt Lake (MLS), Real Monarchs (nd team), and Utah Royals (NWSL) for three years. She spent 6 years as the Director of Mental Performance with USA Nordic Sports (ski jumping and Nordic combined). Nicole currently works with the US Para Archery team and Ballet West (professional ballet company). Dr. Detling founded and operates HeadStron
Frederick R. Edmunds, OD, FAAO
Frederick R. Edmunds, O.D., F.A.A.O. established and runs the XTREMESIGHT Performance Clinic, a sports vision only practice devoted to visual performance enhancement of athletes.
In addition to his work with professional and collegiate teams, Dr. Edmunds provides custom programs for elite level youth and high school athletes. He also offers sports vision practice management services to his fellow eye care professionals.
Previously, Dr. Edmunds worked for Bausch & Lomb and was awarded ‘Sports Vision Optometrist of the Year” for his efforts to promote sports vision worldwide through the Olympic Vision Center. Additionally, he was involved in the development of a novel sport-tinted contact lens, NIKE MAXSIGHT, designed to enhance the visual performance of athletes. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and currently a member of the American Optometric Association’s Sports & Performance Vision Committee. He lectures internationally and has published numerous articles on sports vision and contact lenses.
Michel Guillon, PhD, FCOptom, FAAO, FBCLA, CPI
Dr Michel Guillon is Director of Ocular Technology Group - International and Optima Sport Vision. He is a consultant to several worldwide pharmaceutical and medical device companies in the ophthalmic field and a consultant to leading professional teams and athletes in sports vision, specializing in football (soccer) and golf. Dr, Guillon is a past Honorary Professor in The School of Life and Health Sciences at Aston University, Birmingham, Past President of the International Society for Contact Lens Research and has presented over 150 papers or posters at national and international conferences, published over 60 refereed papers, co-edited a major text book on contact lenses with Professor Montague Ruben, and contributed to 19 additional chapters in text books. He is a co-inventor on 31 patents worldwide. His activities in the field of sport vision are based upon developing evidence-based assessment and training methods to improve the vision strategy of elite athletes. The programs, developed in close collaboration with coaches for full integration within the athletes overall training program, follow the principles of ecological training.
Ken Hill is considered the top motorcycle riding coach in the United States. Ken has had motorcycles in his life for over 20 years and currently owns KH Coaching based in Washington state. Ken has been a lead instructor at the Freddie Spencer Riding School, Yamaha Champions Riding School and is currently working independently. His racing accomplishments include track records, class championships and top 10 in AMA Superbike competition at age 41.
Ken’s passion for learning and communication has led him to coaching at the very highest level of the sport, producing national championship winning riders. In addition to racing and teaching, Ken has been a test rider for Road Racing World and Cycle World magazines, has published many articles and led press introductions for Buell, Harley-Davidson, Triumph and Pirelli Tires. Ken currently works independently training both riders and drivers in all aspects of motorsports and is available for in person, as well as online training. Ken has instructed at the Harley-Davidson University as well as been a guest speaker at Yale University, Nike and Google. Ken also has a successful podcast series on SoundCloud and Apple podcasts.
Taylor Hutchins, OD
Dr. Hutchins was raised in Grantsville Utah & Las Vegas Nevada. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Southern Utah University and Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of Houston in 2013.
Dr. Hutchins is fluent in Spanish and enjoys bringing diabetic eye care to underserved populations in Mexico with Retina specialist Dr. Diego Calonje’s Global Vision Foundation.
Dr. Hutchins is currently contracted with the 48th Rescue Unit of the United States Air Force as a Performance Vision Coach in Tucson, Arizona and works part-time as a contract Optometrist, providing Medical Eye Care and Neuro-Visual Evaluation, Training & Rehabilitation services in Southern Arizona.
Dr. Hutchins is a singer/songwriter/guitar player. He is a sports enthusiast who loves playing and watching Basketball, Football, and Baseball. He and his beautiful wife Jillian have two boys and two girls.
T.J. Jovcevski is the director of coaching at Sports Vision Windsor. He has coached both hockey and soccer at various levels and ages from U10 through U18 and at the collegiate level. TJ began offering sports vision training to his hockey athletes while coaching noticing some fantastic improvements, resulting in him partnering with Dr. Bussey for a more holistic approach in training across varying sports.
John Lethemon is a ice hockey goaltender for the Grad Rapids Griffins and Toledo Walleye, while under contract with the Detroit Red Wings. He was voted the ECHL's top netminder for the 2022-23 season.
Lethemon played for Farmington Highschool from 2012-2014, where he earned First-Team All-State honors in his senior year at Farmington Highschool, helping the program capture its first-ever MHSAA Division 3 state championship in 2014. Lethemon appeared in 46 games with the USHL’s Chicago Steel from 2014-16 before playing four seasons at Michigan State University from 2016-20. During his senior year he earned a place on the Big Ten Conference’s Second All-Star Team. From 2020-2022 he played with Ontario Reign and the Greenville Swamp Rabbits before signing a contract with the Detroit Redwings in 2022.
Liam Lochhead, MSc
Liam graduated from the University of San Diego with a BA in Behavioral Neuroscience and subsequently completed his MSc in Translational Neuroscience at Imperial College London. After working at the Cognitive, Clinical and Computational Neuroscience Laboratory in London to model the biomechanics of head injury amongst NFL and professional Rugby players, he developed an interest in the application of neurobiological research to better understand sporting injuries and in harnessing the brain’s adaptive reorganization mechanisms to ameliorate damage and accelerate skill acquisition.
Liam has advanced this interest at the UC San Diego Human Performance Optimization Lab (OptiLab) where he is the lead clinical research coordinator on a number of studies testing the role of neuroplasticity in high performance and disease. Among his current studies are projects investigating the effects of perceptual-motor training on athletic performance and research testing personalized brain stimulation protocols with patients at the UC San Diego Interventional Psychiatry Program.
Phil Osaer, Head of Goaltending Scouting and Development for the Detroit Red Wings
Phil Osaer is Detroit Red Wings Head of Goaltending Scouting and Development. His role with the Red Wings involves all things goaltending including pro and amateur scouting as well as prospect development. Before taking his current job with the Red Wings, Osaer served as the Goalie Scout for the Tampa Bay Lighting. Prior to his tenure in the NHL, Osaer oversaw goaltending development for USA Hockey and was the architect of USA Hockey’s Goalie Coach Development Program. While at USA Hockey, Osaer served as a goalie coach mentor for the International Ice Hockey Federation as well as coached multiple USA National and National Select teams. Prior to USA Hockey he served as the Director of Hockey Operations at Michigan State in addition to coaching in the USHL for the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders before joining MSU. Osaer was a 1999 Draft pick of the St. Louis Blues of the NHL and played 12 years of professional hockey after his collegiate career at Ferris State of the C.C.H.A.
Cory Pinegar is Chief Executive Officer of Utah-based Reach, a groundbreaking dental service startup helping dental practices increase patient engagement and revenue. In 2016, at the age of 22, Cory struck gold and purchased the company—then named Recall Solutions—from software giant Weave for just one dollar. Since then, the visionary entrepreneur has grown Reach to a workforce of close to 200 employees. Reach has been named one of the fastest-growing companies by Inc. 500 and has been recognized repeatedly by the Salt Lake Tribune as one of the Best Places to Work.
In 2021, Cory founded the remote staffing company Teem, which helps simplify hiring international talent. Teem allows businesses to circumvent domestic staffing issues and find qualified talent without worrying about complicated research to understand legalities, fair compensation, and the like.
Cory sits on the boards of software-driven dental insurance verification company Verrific as well as The Parkinson's Foundation, devoted to finding a cure for the disease his father was diagnosed with in 2014.
Cory studied economics and business at Brigham Young University and spends his leisure time skiing, playing golf, and enjoying the mountain lifestyle.
Geoffrey Ryan H. Powell, O.D.
Ryan Powell is an Optometrist practicing in the Kansas City metro region. He is the founder and principal owner of Insight Eyecare Specialties, dba as Vision Source Eyecare. They are a 12 location practice in Missouri. Dr. Powell was the President of the Missouri Optometric Association in 2010 and served on the Southern College of Optometry board of trustees and served as the chairman in 2019-2020. Ryan has been a speaker for a number of industry partners. He is a Vision Source Administrator and serves on many charitable organization boards and advisory committees. He and his wife Amy have three kids and enjoy Missouri Tigers sports, Kansas City Chiefs football and time at the lake.
Jeremy Schmoe, DC
Dr. Schmoe is the founder and director of The Functional Neurology Center. Over the past 13 years, he has been working with patients with complex neurological dysfunction. He manages patients from all over the country as well as international. He has treated thousands of patients with head injuries, vertigo, dysautonomia, dizziness, movement disorders, neuro-degenerative and developmental disorders. He treats patients of all ages. He enjoys seeing the most complex cases Integrating neuro-rehab, manual therapy, lab work and nutrition. He has completed extensive post-graduate training in functional neurology, neuroimmunology and functional medicine.
He is a Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Neurology Board DACNB, Fellow of the American College of Functional Neurology and was the valedictorian of the 2015 FABBIR Carrick Institute TBI program. #carricktrained. He graduated from NWHSU in 2011 with his Doctorate of Chiropractic. He graduated from MNSU Mankato in 2007 with his Exercise Science Degree. He has completed thousands of hours of post graduate neurological training in vestibular rehab, autonomic disorders, complex chronic pain, developmental disorders, neurochemistry, immunology and various manual therapy techniques.
Jeremy Shumaker, OD
Jeremy Shumaker, OD has more than fifteen years of experience working as a private practice and academic clinician focused on optimizing visual and cognitive function for school, work, and play. Through his work in his private practices in San Francisco and San Rafael, and as Chief of the Sports Vision and Concussion Clinic at UC Berkeley, he mentors fourth-year optometry interns and serves the community, students, student-athletes, and professional athletes referred from other allied professionals. Dr. Shumaker is the primary investigator for an active NIH-funded study on the mechanisms underpinning light sensitivity in concussion. And he has worked with various startups to develop clinical tools for assessing and training the visual system.