The people and practices at Joya Child & Family Development are the driving force behind the care, comfort and transformation we provide children aged 0-3 with delays and disabilities. We provide comprehensive pediatric services and a personalized comprehensive program of assessment, therapy, education and support. This devotion is what allows us to make a lasting impact in children’s lives. The resources we provide, in concert with comprehensive care for children and their families, drive change in our community.
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…
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.
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.
Carol, a native Pennsylvanian, moved to Spokane as a newlywed in January 1990. She started work in March after hearing about Joya Child & Family Development. Carol had previously worked at an Easterseals center prior to moving. Both nonprofits had a similar mission and program (offering individual and group therapy sessions)…
Ginette grew up in Walla Walla, Washington, but headed back to her family roots in Bozeman, Montana for her undergraduate degree at Montana State University. She found out about physical therapy from a friend at MSU and knew right away that this was a perfect career for her……
Special Education Teacher
Born and raised in Washington state, Clare was immersed in the world of education growing up in a small town with both parents teaching in the local schools. From an early age, she wanted to be a teacher and after attending Gonzaga University, she fell in love with working with, and learning from, those with…
Cheryl is a Spokane native who has always been interested in the sciences, especially in relationship to the functioning human body. She found her first job at Joya Child & Family Development after earning her bachelor’s degree in physical therapy. Cheryl immediately found her calling. Cheryl loves working with children, birth to 3…
Sarah knew early in life that she wanted to become a physical therapist. During graduate school, she traveled far completing her clinical work including one month in the Dominican Republic where she provided pediatric home health services. It did not take long for Sarah to realize that her passion for physical therapy was in the pediatric world.