Since I was a young girl, I had always wanted to work with children who needed a little extra help with their development. As I grew, the passion never wavered. Eventually, I worked my way through college as a physical therapy aide in a neurologic and post-acute rehabilitation hospital in Santa Rosa; later taking on jobs as a student worker at California Children Services, Medical Therapy Unit and as a pediatric medical assistant in Southern California. In 1990, I received my degree in Health Education and entered the world of early intervention. Here I have stayed for 25 years, expanding my role into the program manager for our Watch Me Grow program and our High-Risk Infant Follow-up program. When not at work, I spend my time with my husband of 21 years and our three wonderful daughters. As a family, we enjoy sports, hiking and kayaking.
“It is what it is!” or “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again!”
I have been an occupational therapist for over 30 years and have worked in a variety of settings.
My true passion has been working in the field of Early Intervention, and I have been fortunate through the past 15 years to be able to follow my passion at ELI. Besides evaluating and treating infants and children in their home environments, I am also a co-teacher in the group program. In addition to being the clinical director at ELI, I also provide consultations and treatment for high risk infants at Sutter Regional Medical Center.
“What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others”