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Meet the Staff | West Hills Vision Care

Meet the Staff

Mission Statement: Our priority is to offer exceptional vision care and the finest eyewear available to patients of all ages. Patient wellness will be satisfied with the highest healthcare standards, state-of-the-art equipment, and compassionate and understanding employees devoted to their patients. We will strive to continually advance our skills and knowledge to best serve our patients and their needs.

Our Doctors

Dr. Katie Phillips grew up in Reno, Nevada and then traveled to Oregon State University in Corvallis for her undergraduate degree.  She graduated magna cum laude with a B.S. in Nutritional Science. She went on to receive her Doctorate of Optometry at Pacific University graduating with distinction and receiving the Donald A. Bybee Award for outstanding performance in the area of vision therapy.

While attending Pacific University, she was president of the Professional Programs Council, vice president of the Student Optometric Association, and a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Society. She is passionate about patient care and has expertise in the area of refractive surgery.

Dr. Phillips enjoys spending her spare time with her husband and three children. She loves the outdoors, especially hiking, running and skiing.


Dr. Maggie Wong graduated from UC Davis with a bachelor’s degree in Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior along with an English Literature minor. She then received her Doctor of Optometry degree from the UC Berkeley School of Optometry and proceeded to do a residency focusing on Primary Eye Care at the Portland VA Medical Center. 

Dr. Wong is currently on a foodie mission to find the best coffee roaster in the Portland area and would like to try all of the hiking trails in the Columbia River Gorge at least once.


Dr. Deepa Rao got her Baccalaureate degree from Elite School of Optometry, India. She then attended Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon where she received a Master’s degree in Clinical Optometry and attended Michigan College of Optometry where she graduated with a Doctorate of Optometry with distinction. Her area of focus is primary care optometry and contact lenses and particularly enjoys spending time with each patient and making sure that the patient leaves with the best possible vision care.

Dr. Rao loves traveling with her husband and daughter, enjoys reading, music and soccer.

The Staff

Rob Phillips: Rob helped create West Hills Vision Care and continues to manage our marketing strategies and behind the scenes operations. 

Rob and Katie met at Oregon State University and married in 2005.  They live in SW Portland and have three children. Rob loves to golf and spend time with his family.


Mallory Williams:  Mallory was born into a military family and was awarded the opportunity to travel many parts of the US as a child and even worked for the Department of the Navy for 3 years as a liaison. A passion for the medical field (and cute eyewear!) brought her to West Hills Vision Care where she became an ABO certified optician and one of our office administrators that helps with scheduling, insurance verification, and ensuring patient satisfaction. 

Mallory loves to cook and tend to her fur baby Judy and her feather friend Goldie.


Reese Jacobs: Reese is originally from Colorado but has lived in Portland for many years now. She has worked in the medical field for over 17 years. She began working for West Hills Vision Care in May 2016 working with insurance verification and scheduling. 

Reese is the mother of three. She has been happily married for over twenty years and they just welcomed their third grandchild.  She loves skiing and hiking at the coast.


Nicole Dohrman: Nicole was born and raised in Wichita, KS and moved to Portland in December 2016. She loves living in the Pacific Northwest and exploring what this new city has to offer. Prior to working in the eye care field she worked as a 911 emergency dispatcher. She has welcomed the shift into the optical field and has found her passion in patient care. 

When not in the office she loves cooking and taking her dog Pigeon to the park on weekends.


Sophie Burleigh: Sophie is our office manager and is an ABO certified optician.  She is incredibly passionate about the optometric field.  She is an expert in helping patients decide on the right lenses and frames to best serve their individual needs.

Sophie was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest and graduated from Central Washington University with a B.A. in Biology and Spanish. She was a collegiate volleyball player and still plays on occasion. While in college she studied a semester abroad in Spain. She enjoys her down time with her husband and two young children. She loves cooking, home projects and weekend getaways!

We are excited to grow this family-owned business and fulfill your family’s eye care needs!