Wheels on the Bus Pediatric Therapy, Inc
Occupational Therapy - East Valley
Kendra M., OTR
Hello! I am a native to beautiful Arizona and love the desert! Since graduating with my Master’s in Occupational Therapy in 2011 from A.T. Still University, I have loved working in pediatrics. Post graduate areas of study have included Rhythmic Movement Training™, Bal-A-Vis-X, Brain Gym®, Sensory Processing, and Assistive Technology. During my downtime, you can find me hanging with my family and dog, hiking, reading the latest nutritional/wellness advice or practicing yoga. I have enjoyed supervising for Wheels on the Bus since 2014 and look forward to many more years!
Ashley M., OTR
I was born and raised in Albuquerque New Mexico, Land of Enchantment and home of the best green chile! I attended the University of New Mexico where I double majored in Criminology and Psychology. After many conversations with my cousin's wife (who is an occupational therapist) trying to decipher what exactly occupational therapy is, I realized that the best job in the world was out there waiting for me. In 2012, my husband and I made the move to Arizona where I attended graduate school at Midwestern University. I graduated in 2014 and knew that working in the pediatric setting was the best fit for me. I have worked in pediatrics since finishing school and can't imagine doing anything else! My favorite part of working in home health is building relationships with not only the kiddos, but with the entire family. In my free time, I love to explore the city and find that there is always something to do on the weekends. The endless opportunities to go to a festival, concert, or event is perfect for my family as my husband and I recently welcomed our first child, a baby girl, into our family and we couldn't be more in love with her!
Julia J., OTR
Hello! My name is Julia and I was born in Colorado and raised in Arizona. I received my Bachelor’s in Health Studies degree from Hodges University in 2013, and my Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from Florida Gulf Coast University in 2017. My clinical experience includes pediatric outpatient, equine therapy, community-based mental health, skilled nursing, and hospital inpatient. In my spare time, I like to be outdoors; I enjoy hiking, kayaking, and horseback riding. I also love to spend time with family, friends, and my two dogs.
Sunny D., OTR
My name is Sunny and I service families in southern Arizona. I graduated from the University of Manitoba in 1997 with a Bachelor of Medical Rehabilitation- Occupational Therapy. I have worked in Winnipeg, West Virginia, Seattle, Indiana, Utah and Arizona. I have experience in many settings including neonatal intensive care, pediatric intensive care, rehabilitation facilities, early intervention, school systems, clinic settings and home based. I love sports, animals, and spending time with my family.
Pam S., OTR
Pam Scott graduated from the University of Buffalo in 1990 with a Bachelors degree in Occupational Therapy. She has devoted her career to working in Pediatrics. She has a strong background in various settings including home based, school based, hospitals and clinic settings. She moved to Arizona from the East Coast in 2007 with her husband, three kids, and dog who is an Akita named Takeo. She enjoys family vacations at the beach, playing with her grandson and horseback riding,
Jayme F., COTA
Hi my name is Jayme Fite, I have lived in the farming, ranching and mining community of Safford, AZ for the past 22 years. Safford is a small town located in the southeastern part of Arizona. I graduated from Western New Mexico University in Silver City, NM with an associate of science as an Occupational Therapy Assistant. I am a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant licensed in the state of AZ as well as maintaining my national certification.
Carrie Z., COTA
Hi, my name is Carrie! I received my occupational therapy assistant degree at Pima Medical Institute in 2014 as well as my bachelors in kinesiology at Arizona State University in 2011. As a daughter of a teacher, I grew up working with children. I soon figured out it was my passion to work with them. Occupational therapy is something that means so much to me because of how it can significantly positively impact a child's life. Before and during my occupational therapy education, I was a preschool teacher for ages 1-5 as well as a lead teacher for an after school program. In my spare time, I love shopping, traveling, participating in yoga and Zumba, and spending time with my 3 year old niece.
Alex N., COTA
Hi, my name is Alex Nelson. I received my occupational therapy assistant degree at Pima Medical Institute in 2015. I have been working with Wheels on the Bus since 2017. I always knew I wanted to help people growing up and after high school I fell in love with the idea of being an OTA. I found my passion for working with children during my time in school. After graduation, I got a job in pediatrics and I can’t imagine being anywhere else!
Tracy V., COTA
Hi! My name is Tracy I grew up in the northwest and moved to Arizona in 2007. I’ve been working in pediatric therapy since graduating college in 2016. I’ve worked in home health care, as well as school environments. I enjoy staying busy, meeting new people, and learning new things!
Lyn W., COTA
I love working with kids and young adults! I have been working in home health for 6 years, but prior I worked in the schools for 11 years. I graduated from Apollo College with a degree as an Occupational Therapy Assistant. I also have a Bachelors degree in Recreation/physical fitness and received my Masters in Teaching for the Visually Impaired from University of Az.
I am originally from Seattle, Washington but due to my dad being in the Air Force we moved around to various parts of the US and Panama. I love to travel and spend time with my family. I am a proud mom of 3 very active girls.
Tracey B., COTA
Hi, I’m Tracey Brown an occupational therapy assistant. I moved to beautiful Arizona a year ago from Ohio, where I was born and raised, to be closer to my three grown children. I have a little dog, Daphne, who made the move with me. I graduated from Sinclair College in 2013. I also have an associate degree in communications from Sinclair. Occupational therapy is a second career for me. After my kids left home, I began searching for a meaningful and fulfilling purpose. Occupational therapy was my answer. Studying and practicing occupational has brought meaning and joy to my life.
Suzie M. COTA
Hi! My name is Suzie and I was born and raised in a suburb of Chicago, IL. I moved to Tempe to attend ASU, and escape the crazy Chicago weather. I have since moved to Gilbert with my husband, and two daughters (7 and 3). I graduated from Brown Mackie College, and became a COTA in 2013. I’ve worked in pediatrics since graduating. I love home health the best because I not only get to see the child in their natural environment but I get to know the families too. In my free time, I love to be with my family and friends; watching sports; and being outdoors either swimming or hiking.
Jeremy V., COTA
My name is Jeremy. I became an Occupational Therapy Assistant in 2011, graduating from Madison Area Technical College in Madison, Wisconsin. My pediatric experience includes 6 years in an outpatient pediatric setting in conjunction with servicing kids within a school environment. I have training in Sensory Integration, Brain Gym, Handwriting Without Tears, Astronaut Program and The Alert Program. In my spare time, I like being outdoors. I like going hiking, biking, listening to live music and going to the beach. I also enjoy watching and attending sporting events. On Wisconsin! Go Pack!
Megan J., COTA
I knew I wanted to work with children after spending two summers in Morocco while volunteering at a pediatric therapy clinic. This led me to pursue a job as a CNA, which ultimately ushered my return to school. This time to become an Occupational Therapy Assistant with a degree from Pima Medical Institute in 2015. I have a passion to meet children where they're at while encouraging and helping them grow in creative and nurturing ways as they reach their goals. I love bringing joy and excitement to my patients and seeing them stretched in ways that they feel confident in their achievements!
Becki R., COTA
Becki is a certified occupational therapy assistant (COTA), and has been with Wheels on the Bus for 6 years. She has had extensive training and specializes in feeding therapy and interventions for individuals with high behavioral needs. Becki mentors other therapists in these interventions and other areas, such as the company's documentation system, to expand therapist knowledge, and improve overall effectiveness of treatments.
In addition to this, Becki continues to further her training in neuro-developmental treatment and proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation as it relates to children and adults alike. Upon the start of her career prior to specializing in pediatrics, she spent a great deal of time working with adults in a neurological setting, with an emphasis on diagnoses such as spinal cord injuries, and traumatic brain injuries.