Dr. Jill (Hadler) Schultz, O.D., FAAO, FCOVD, FNORA

Dr. Jill Schultz is a Minnesota native. After her undergraduate studies at the University of Minnesota-Duluth, she obtained a Doctorate of Optometry degree with honours from Pacific University College of Optometry. During her training, she developed a greater interest in children’s vision and strabismus, which led her to pursue a residency fellowship in Pediatric Optometry and Vision Therapy from the Southern California College of Optometry. Her interests and experience include pediatric eye care, binocular vision, pediatric and adult strabismus, pediatric contact lens fitting, neurorehabilitative optometry and evaluation of those with special needs.

Dr. Schultz serves on the MOA Children’s Vision Committee, is a former Minnesota Optometric Association board member and a Clinical Director of the Special Olympics Opening Eyes Program. She is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, College of Optometrists for Vision Development and one of 13 Fellows of Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association. She is also an Adjunct Clinical Professor and Residency Director affiliated with Pacific University College of Optometry. Dr Schultz enjoys spending time with her children and husband, cooking, volunteering her skills to the community, church, Special Olympics Opening Eyes Program and third world eye care missions, which include Mexico, Costa Rica, Chile and El Salvador.

Dr. Shannon Koenders, O.D.

Dr. Shannon Koenders was born and raised in Sioux Falls, SD, but has been a MN sports fan her whole life (go Twins!). She graduated with a Biology degree from Luther College in Decorah, IA, and completed her optometric education at the University of the Incarnate Word Rosenberg School of Optometry in San Antonio, TX. While in optometry school, she was the Student Volunteers in Optometric Services to Humanity (SVOSH) president, secretary of the Gold Key Honor Society, and an active member in Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Society, Sports Vision Association, and the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD). Dr. Shannon was the recipient of the UIWRSO Mission Award and the Good-Lite Pediatrics Award for her dedication to the field of pediatric optometry. Her special interests include working with kids and patients with intellectual disabilities, sports vision, and vision therapy. In her spare time, Dr Shannon enjoys spending time with family and friends, figure skating/coaching, playing with her puppies, and volunteering with Special Olympics Opening Eyes and VOSH (Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity).

Dr. Shannon is a member of the MN Optometric Association, the American Optometric Association, the Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association, and the College of Optometrists in Vision Development.

Dr. Natalie Nibert

Dr. Natalie Nibert was born and raised in Wichita, Kansas and completed a Biology degree with a Music minor at the University of Tulsa. Dr. Nibert graduated from Southern College of Optometry with interests in pediatrics, vision therapy, and primary care optometry. While in optometry school, she was a member of Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Society, Gold Key Honor Society, and College of Optometrists in Vision Development, among others. She served as Student Government Association Secretary, treasurer of Low Vision Club, and participated in an optometric service trip to Costa Rica. Dr. Nibert also completed a research poster in pediatrics which she presented at the American Academy of Optometry meeting in 2019. She received awards for student achievement in research and excellence in contact lens.

Dr. Nibert looks forward to getting to know her patients and serving their families! In her spare time, Dr. Nibert enjoys playing the piano, participating in local community events, and spending time outdoors.