MEET OUR STAFF
Dr. Howard Kushner, OD
Dr. Kushner is a native of Greenlawn, NY, a small town on Long Island. He received his Doctor of Optometry degree from the State University of New York College of Optometry. He also received his Master Degree in Business Administration from the State University of New York at Albany. Dr. Kushner is a member of the College of Vision Development, the Optometric Extension Program, and the Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association. He has been in practice for over 20 years, specializing in Vision Therapy. In addition, he lectures frequently about vision and learning and vision and traumatic brain injuries.
Dr. Kushner had Convergence Insufficiency, a problem using his eyes together as a team. It affected his ability to read. Although he performed well academically, he worked hard for his grades. Even though the eye-teaming problem was identified, no one knew how to improve it. It wasn’t until Optometry school that he learned about Vision Therapy and found the help he needed. This sparked his interest in Vision Therapy and Behavioral Optometry. His personal experience drives his approach towards his patients.
Outside the office, Dr. Kushner raises his two sons, who are 13 and 16 years old. He frequents the gym and enjoys hiking. He can often be found with a guitar in hand. He loves music, and has played in various bands over the years.
Ms. Sherlock is from the island of Trinidad in the West Indies. She received her degree in child development from the University of the West Indies. She also learned holistic healing approaches from her life experience in the rich (multi)cultural diversity of the Caribbean.
After college she moved to NYC working with children on the Autism spectrum. After giving birth to her under 2 pound premature child, she devoted her life to raising her daughter after she was told that her daughter would be low functioning. Needless to say, Sherry’s daughter is working on her Master degree in clinical mental health at Syracuse University.
Sherry managed a large men’s clothing corporation. She was also a model and fashion designer. She is an amazing chef specializing in the foods of the Caribbean. She is passionate about dance and yoga and taught at the dance museum in Saratoga.
Samantha Richard, COTA/L
Samantha Richard is a licensed occupational therapy assistant from Lafayette, Louisiana. She earned her BA in Liberal Arts with a focus in Anthropology from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 2010. After moving to upstate New York, she decided to pursue a career in which she could serve others. In 2016, she earned her AAS in OTA from Maria College in Albany, NY. When she’s not working, Sammi loves to travel. She especially enjoys exploring the USA National Parks with her husband and dog.
Jennifer Wright is a native of Rutland, VT. She earned her BA in International Affairs from Wagner College in Staten Island, NY in 2009. During her sophomore year, she traveled to Kenya to volunteer at an orphanage. After this life-changing experience, she founded HEAL Raising Our World Foundation, Inc. a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that develops children’s homes and schools in developing countries. Currently, HEAL cares for 45 children and educates over 80 students at Rapha Community Center located outside of Nyahururu, Kenya.
To learn more about Jennifer’s organization visit: www.healraisingourworld.org
Monday – Friday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Main Office (New Patients, Evaluations and Vision Therapy)
3 Franklin Square, 1st Floor
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Clifton Park Office (Only Vision Therapy)
1783 Route 9 Suite 101
Clifton Park, NY 12065