MEET THE STAFF
Dr. Kacie Monroe, OD, Medical Director
Dr. Monroe attended the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology. She earned her doctorate (O.D) degree from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. While in optometry school Dr. Monroe was active in volunteer organizations including VOSH (Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity), and traveled to Guanajuato, Mexico, three times to provide eye care and glasses to local residents who would not otherwise receive optometric services. Dr. Monroe also earned the David J. Kerko Low Vision Award and was honored as one of the Most Influential Women in Optical by Vision Monday magazine. Dr. Monroe completed externships at a private practice in Kentucky specializing in pediatrics and vision therapy services, and at Bascom-Palmer Eye Institute, a world renowned eye care hospital in Miami, Florida. She also attended a 100-hour training class in vision therapy with Dr. Robert Sanet in San Diego, California.
Carrie Griffin, OTR/L, MBA
A native of Council Bluffs, IA, Carrie received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, IA. She continued her education at the College of Saint Mary in Omaha where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy. Carrie started her career in Liberal, KS where she worked in multiple adult and pediatric settings. This is when she learned of her own visual perceptual deficits. In 2005, she decided to move to the Rio Grande Valley in South Texas where she worked as a pediatric OT and was able to use her skills learned from her own deficits to better the lives of her patients. Carrie returned to Iowa in 2008. She returned to a mix setting of adults and children. Eventually she became the team lead at an inpatient hospital. While there, Carrie kept hearing the call to return to a pediatric setting, her great love. On her off time, you will find Carrie enjoying time with her husband Verne and son Jeffery; providing support to her family, friends and colleagues. She also enjoys attending Jeffery's athletic events or any hockey game she can find.
Kimberly Torres, COTA/L
Kimberly Torres received her AAS in Occupational Therapy from Kirkwood Community College and has been practicing for 24 years. Her primary areas of interest have been in the rehabilitation and geriatric fields. Kimberly has been employed at Cedar Rapids Vision In Motion since 2010 and serves both pediatric and adult patients.
Lauraine Harding, LMT,CLT
Lauraine is certified in the discipline of lymphedema management through the Norton School of Lymphatic Therapy. In addition, she has completed her CranioSacral training at the Upledger Institute, she is a licensed massage therapist in state of Iowa through Carlson College of Massage Therapy, and is a reflexology practitioner.
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