Meet Our Team
Dr. Andrea Taddese is a developmental optometrist specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of developmental and functional vision problems in both children and adults. Dr. Taddese received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Evansville and her Doctor of Optometry from Indiana University (IU) in 2010. She is an associate of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD). She holds memberships in the Optometric Extension Program Foundation, College of Syntonic Optometry, Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association (NORA), and the Fellowship of Christian Optometrists. During her time at IU, she worked as a graduate assistant, was an academic tutor, and was the university liaison for COVD. After graduating from IU, Dr. Taddese worked in primary eye care while she pursued post-graduate training in binocular vision care. Dr. Taddese joined The Center for Vision Development in May 2016. She lives in Nashville with her husband, Addisu.
Dawn who is originally from Toledo, OH moved to Murfreesboro, TN in 2007 with her husband and 4 children. She has worked in the healthcare industry for past 18 years and has spent the last 9 years in management. Dawn joined The Center for Vision Development as the Practice Manager in 2016. In addition to her dedication to the successful growth and development of our office, she has a true passion for helping children.
Kayla is originally from Lyles,TN and currently resides in the small town of Williamsport, TN. She received her B.S. in psychology from Lipscomb University and it was there that she discovered her passion for working with children diagnosed with developmental and learning disabilities. Her previous experience as a preschool teacher lead her to The Center for Vision Development, where her two passions met. Outside of work Kayla stays active hiking, kayaking, running, and weightlifting.