Occupational Therapists

The occupational therapy team works with children of all ages and abilities to promote active participation in activities or meaningful occupations.

All of our occupational therapists have or are working toward their Advanced Practice Certification in Swallowing Assessment, Evaluation, or Intervention (SWC) through the California Board of Occupational Therapy (CBOT).

Our team also includes:

  • Four occupational therapists with clinical doctorate degrees
  • One Certified Hand Therapist (CHT)
  • One occupational therapist who is Sensory Integration and Praxis Test (SIPT) certified
  • Three occupational therapists have completed intensive biofeedback training
  • Six OTs who have completed specialized infant or pediatric massage training
Kelly Andrasik, MOT, ORT/L, SWC

Kelly Andrasik, MOT, OTR/L, SWC, CNT
BS, Health Science, University of Florida, 2006
MOT, Master of Occupational Therapy, University of Florida, 2007
CBOT Advanced Practice Certification in Swallowing Assessment, Evaluation or Intervention
Certified Infant Massage Instructor
Certified Neonatal Therapist

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Noelle Bakken, MS, OTR/L
BS, Psychology, University of Colorado Boulder, 2009
MS, Occupational Therapy, Dominican University of California, 2015

 Ginny Bradshaw, MOT, OTR/L, SWC

Ginny Bradshaw, MOT, OTR/L, SWC
BS, Kinesiology, Biola University, 2006
MS, Occupational Therapy, San Jose State University, 2009
CBOT Advanced Practice Certification in Swallowing Assessment, Evaluation, or Intervention
Biofeedback Certified

 Michelle Briggs, OTR/L, SIPT Cert.

Michelle Briggs, OTR/L, SWC, SIPT Cert.
BS, Occupational Therapy, Quinnipiac University, 2002
Sensory Integration and Praxis Test Certification
CBOT Advanced Practice Certification in Swallowing Assessment, Evaluation or Intervention
Biofeedback Certified

 Michelle Chen, MOT, OTR/L, SWC

Michelle Chen, MOT, OTR/L, SWC
BS, Health Science, Saint Mary’s College, 2008
MOT, Master of Occupational Therapy, Samuel Merritt University, 2010
CBOT Advanced Practice Certification in Swallowing Assessment, Evaluation or Intervention

 Jennifer Miye Chan, OTR/L, CHT

Jennifer Miye Chan, OTR/L, CHT
BS, Occupational Therapy, University of Washington, 1985
Certified Hand Therapist

 Lindsey Ethridge, MOT, ORT/L

Lindsey Ethridge, MOT, OTR/L
BS, Kinesiology, California Polytechnic State University, 2007
MOT, Occupational Therapy, Loma Linda University, 2012

 Amy Fahey, MS, OTR/L, SWC

Amy Fahey, MS OTR/L, SWC
BS, Health Science, Gannon University, 2006
MS, Occupational Therapy, Gannon University, 2007
CBOT Advanced Practice Certification in Swallowing Assessment, Evaluation or Intervention

 Allison Fresccero, OTR/L, SWC

Allison Freccero, OTR/L, SWC, CNT
Clinical Lead of Occupational Therapy
BS, Occupational Therapy, San Jose State University, 2001
CBOT Advanced Practice Certification in Swallowing Assessment, Evaluation or Intervention
Certified Lactation Educator Counselor
Certified Educator of Infant Massage
Certified Neonatal Therapist

 Heena Gandi, MS, OTR/L

Heena Gandhi MS, OTR/L
BSc, Occupational Therapy, McGill University, 2004
MSc, Occupational Therapy, Queen’s University, 2006

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Jennifer Hurley, OTR/L
BS, Occupational Therapy, San Jose State University, 2003
Certified in Sensory Integration and Praxis Test
Certified in Infant Massage

 Eiri Inenga, MS, OT/L

Eiri Inenaga MS, OT/L
BS, Conservation Resource Studies and International Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, 1989
Early Intervention Certificate, Santa Clara University, 2002
MS, Occupational Therapy, San Jose State University, 1993
CBOT Advanced Practice Certification in Swallowing Assessment, Evaluation or Intervention
CBOT Advanced Practice Certification in Hand Therapy
Infant Massage Certification

 Janis Kitsuwa-Lowe, OTR/L, SWC

Janis Kitsuwa-Lowe, OTR/L, SWC
BA, Psychology, University of Hawaii, 1978
MA, Occupational Therapy, University of Southern California, 1981
CBOT Advanced Practice Certification in Swallowing Assessment, Evaluation or Intervention
Certified in Neurodevelopmental Treatment in Pediatrics (C/NDT)

Kelli Maida, MA, OTR/L

Kelli Maida, MA, OTR/L
BA, Health Sciences, The College of St. Scholastica, 2006
MA, Occupational Therapy, The College of St. Scholastica, 2007

 Shayna Newell, OTD, OTR/L, SWC

Shayna Newell, OTD, OTR/L, SWC
BA, Therapeutic Recreation, Temple University, 2009
OTD, Occupational Therapy, University of Southern California, 2012
CBOT Advanced Practice Certification in Swallowing Assessment, Evaluation or Intervention

 Sarah Niswonger, MS, OTR/L

Sarah Niswonger, MS, OTR/L
BS, Occupational Therapy, San Jose State University, 2003
MS, Occupational Therapy, San Jose State University, 2007
Biofeedback Intensive Training

Lauren Quinn, OTD, OTR/L

Lauren Quinn, OTD, OTR/L
BS, Interdisciplinary Health and Human Services, Western Michigan University, 2008
MS, Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy, Western Michigan University, 2009
OTD, Doctorate of Occupational Therapy, University of St. Augustine, 2016
Saebo Certified
Certified in Pediatric Massage

Sandra Rizzuto, OTD, OTR/L, SWC

Sandra Rizzuto, OTD, OTR/L, SWC
Occupational Therapy Supervisor
BSc, Biological Sciences, University of Alberta, 1997
BScOT, Occupational Therapy, University of Alberta, 2000
OTD, Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions, 2010
CBOT Advanced Practice Certification in Swallowing Assessment, Evaluation or Intervention

Anne Sinha, MOT, OTR/L

Anne Sinha, MOT, OTR/L
BA, Psychology and Communication, Truman State University, 1995
MOT, Occupational Therapy, Samuel Merritt University, 1999
Biofeedback Intensive Training

Marianna Thorn, OTR/L, SWC

Marianna Thorn, OTR/L, SWC
Advanced Clinical Specialist
BS, Occupational Therapy, San Jose State University, 1971
CBOT Advanced Practice Certification in Swallowing Assessment, Evaluation or Intervention

Anne van Boldrik, OT/L, SWC

Annette van Boldrik, OT/L, SWC
BS, Occupational Therapy, San Jose State University, 1977
CBOT Advanced Practice Certification in Swallowing Assessment, Evaluation or Intervention
Certified Infant Massage Instructor

Jenny Wagner, MS, OTR/L

Jenny Wagner, MS, OTR/L
BA, Psychology, University of California at Berkeley, 2003
MS, Occupational Therapy, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2006
Handwriting without Tears – Level 1 Certified Instructor

Jen Waters

Jen Waters, OTD, OTR/L
BS, Kinesiology, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, 2012
MA, Master of Arts in Occupational Therapy, University of Southern California, 2014
OTD, Doctorate of Occupational Therapy, University of Southern California, 2015

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Kathleen Webb, MS, OTR/L
BS, Occupational Therapy, San Jose State University, 2008
MS, Occupational Therapy, San Jose State University, 2009
SOS Feeding Approach Training
Handwriting Without Tears - Level 1 Certified