Physical Therapist

Miranda is from a small town just north of Spokane. She knew early on that her career path would involve working with children. Miranda grew up going on home visits with her mom and was able to witness the joy that comes from working with children with special needs.

Physical Therapist

Alicia grew up in a small town in eastern Oregon. In the fifth grade, Alicia decided that she wanted to work in the health industry. Her youngest brother had undergone surgery at the Doernbecher Hospital in Portland, Oregon, and that led to her interest in working for a nonprofit. Alicia stayed in her home town…

Occupational Therapist

Maria discovered occupational therapy when she was caring for a pediatric client as a home care aide. She loves helping children reach maximum independence in their daily life. Her favorite part about working with families is helping them find their own confidence to support their child’s development.

Occupational Therapist

After a visit to Joya as an administrator, where she observed therapists and children “playing,” Leana knew she finally found her calling. Though this meant a total career change, Leana headed back to graduate school at Eastern Washington University to follow her heart and get her occupational therapy degree…

Occupational Therapist

Virginia worked in adult physical rehabilitation for eight years and then got a golden opportunity to practice in pediatrics at Joya Child & Family Development. Virginia feels fortunate to help children learn to be more independent and confident with self-care, motor and sensory processing skills…

Occupational Therapist

Jo started her career in early intervention, went on to other pediatric settings including the public school system and outpatient clinic settings, and returned to early intervention in 2013. Jo uses play to address posture and movement problems in children with neuromuscular disabilities, using a blend…

Occupational Therapist

Monique is a native of east Tennessee, but happily moved to her husband’s home town of Spokane when he retired after 21 years of military service. Helping young children move better and successfully meet life’s challenges has been a consistent theme in Monique’s studies and career…

Occupational Therapist

Dan has an incredible love for helping children and families. For more three decades Dan has felt fortunate to serve countless kiddos in his hometown of Spokane. One of his favorite things about working as an occupational therapist at Joya is the kids. He says, “They benefit from us, but we also benefit…”