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The Care Team at Gallaway Beckett Vision Therapy

Meet our team of professionals with decades of experience helping patients through vision therapy.


Dr. Michael Gallaway

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Michael Gallaway, OD

Dr. Gallaway is board certified in vision therapy as a Fellow in the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD), and is a Fellow in the American Academy of Optometry (AAO). He has been in private practice in the South Jersey area since 1989, specializing in vision therapy and children’s vision disorders. He is also an Associate Professor at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University in Philadelphia. In addition to his teaching, he is involved in research in learning related vision problems, amblyopia, vision therapy for convergence insufficiency, and concussion-related vision problems. He has published many articles in optometric journals, and has lectured extensively in the US and internationally on children’s vision and vision therapy.

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Dr. Alissa Gallaway Beckett

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Dr. Alissa Beckett

Dr. Alissa Gallaway Beckett joined our practice in June of 2018. Dr. Gallaway Beckett is a 2018 graduate of SUNY College of Optometry and a 2014 graduate of the Honors Program at McDaniel College. She has always enjoyed working with children and is enjoying working closely with her father, Dr. Michael Gallaway.

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Tammy Thomas

Vision Therapist

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 our practice in 2013.

Christine Schwarz

Vision Therapist

Christine received an Associate’s Degree in Liberal Arts/Science from Camden County College. She also attended Rowan University, majoring in Elementary Education. While raising her two children, she was an active volunteer in her children’s schools and youth athletic programs. Christine joined our practice in 2016.

Dina DiRenzo

Vision Therapist

Dina is a graduate of Glassboro State College (currently Rowan University) and Rutgers University. She has studied and worked in corporate communication, education, and social work, and is active in the rowing community on the Cooper River. Dina joined our practice in 2020.

Sarah Tate

Vision Therapist

Sarah is a 2014 graduate of the Honors Program at McDaniel College, with degrees in French Language and Elementary Education. She taught first and third grade in Maryland for seven years, and now enjoys using her teaching skills in the vision therapy room. Sarah joined our staff in 2021.

Sherri Foti

Vision Therapist

Sherri received an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration and her NJ Real Estate License from Burlington County College. While raising her three children, she had the privilege of being room mom, running the PTO and serving as their scout leader.  She joined the practice in 2021.  

Pat Frazer

Office Manager

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.

Eileen Akmentins


Eileen has worked as a secretary, in retail, and as an infant caregiver at a local day care before joining us in 2020. She was a stay-at-home mom to two children for many years before returning to work outside the home. Both of Eileen’s children were patients during their younger years. She is an active cruiser.

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