Dr. Tanner Gates, Vision Program Director
Dr. Tanner C. Gates is responsible for diagnosing the impairment and directing the optimal rehabilitative approach for each patient. Individuals suffering from a traumatic brain injury or stroke often experience neurologically-based vision impairments that respond best to a rehabilitation approach involving specialized equipment and exercises.
Dr. Gates has extensive experience with pediatrics and binocular vision, as well as ocular disease.
Dr. Gates graduated with a Doctor of Optometry degree from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. He completed post-doctoral training in vision therapy/rehabilitative optometry at Appelbaum Eye Care Associates in Bethesda, Maryland.
Brooke Murtaugh OTD, OTR/L
Brooke Murtaugh earned her Doctorate in Occupational Therapy from Creighton University. She has received extra training in assessment and treatment of persons with visual impairments following a neurological event such as brain injury or stroke. As Program Leader, Brooke is responsible for providing leadership for the Vision Program, including clinical leadership and staff education, program development, quality improvement and outcomes management efforts, and referral development.
Linda Storz OTR/L, CDRS
Linda earned her BS in Occupational Therapy from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO in 1981 and is licensed in Nebraska. She has completed extra training and has many years experience working with patients who have visual impairments associated with aging and disability, such as macular degeneration, and is also a certified driver rehabilitation specialist. Linda provides assessments and recommends assistive technology and/or adaptive techniques for persons with visual impairments.