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:

  • Five occupational therapists with clinical doctorate degrees
  • One occupational therapist with a PhD in pediatric science
  • 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

 Jennifer Miye Chan, OTR/L, CHT

Jennifer Chan, OTR/L, CHT
BS, Occupational Therapy, University of Washington, 1985
Certified Hand Therapist
CBOT Advanced Certification in Hand Therapy
CBOT Advanced Certification in Physical Agent Modalities
Saebo Certified
Bio Concepts Compression Garment 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

 Shayna Newell, OTD, OTR/L, SWC

Shayna Eppley, 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

 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, NTMTC
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
Neonatal Touch and Massage Certified

 Heena Gandi, MS, OTR/L

Heena Gandhi MS, OTR/L, SWC
BSc, Occupational Therapy, McGill University, 2004
MSc, Occupational Therapy, Queen’s University, 2006
SOS Feeding Approach Training
Handwriting Without Tears - Level 1 Certified
CBOT Advanced Practice Certification in Swallowing Assessment, Evaluation or Intervention

 Kimberly Grenawickz, OTD, OTR/L, SWC, SCFES, CLC

Kimberly Grenwitzke OTD, OTR/L, SWC, SCFES, CLC
BA, Communications and History, University of Southern California, 2007
MA, Occupational Therapy, University of Southern California, 2009
OTD, Occupational Therapy, University of Southern California, 2014
CBOT Advanced Practice Certification in Swallowing Assessment, Evaluation or Intervention
AOTA Specialty Certified in Feeding, Eating and Swallowing
Certified Lactation Counselor
Pediatric Vital Stim Certified
Assisting hand Assessment Certified Rater

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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)

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Mindy Lee, MA, OTR/L, SWC
BA, Occupational Therapy, University of Southern California, 2012
MA, Occupational Therapy, University of Southern California, 2013  
CBOT Advanced Practice Certification in Swallowing Assessment, Evaluation or Intervention

Kelli Maida, MA, OTR/L

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

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Andrea Rice, MS, OTR/L
BS, Kinesiology, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo 2008
MS, Occupational Therapy, San Jose State University, 2011 
Sensory Integration and Praxis Test Certification
SOS Feeding Approach Training

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

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Allison Smith, PhD, OTR/L, BCP, SWC
BS, Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior, University of California Davis, 2007
MS, Occupational Therapy, San Jose State University, 2009
PhD, Pediatric Science, Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions, 2016
AOTA Board Certification in Pediatrics
CBOT Advanced Practice Certification in Swallowing Assessment, Evaluation or Intervention
Neonatal Touch and Massage Therapy Certified

Quiara Smith

Quiara Smith, MOT, OTR/L
BA, Sports Medicine/Exercise Science, University of the Pacific, 2006
MOT, Master of Occupational Therapy, Samuel Merritt University, 2009
Certified Children's Yoga Instructor/Educator
Certified Level I Hippotherapist
Biofeedback Intensive Training and Certification
SOS Feeding Approach 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
SOS Feeding Approach Training

Jen Waters

Jen Waters, OTD, OTR/L, SWC
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
CBOT Advanced Practice Certification in Swallowing Assessment, Evaluation or Intervention

Kathleen Webb

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