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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 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.

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…”

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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. After 20+ years of…

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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…

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Occupational Therapist

Virginia worked in adult physical rehabilitation for 8 years and then got a golden opportunity to practice in pediatrics at Joya. Virginia feels fortunate to help children learn to be more independent and confident with self-care, motor and sensory processing skills. She enjoys helping parents grow in…

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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.

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Physical Therapist

Alicia grew up in a small town in Eastern Oregon. It was in the 5th grade that she decided she was going to work in the health industry. Her youngest brother had surgery at the Doernbecher Hospital in Portland, Oregon, and that lead to her interest in working in a non-profit. Alicia stayed in her home town…

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Physical Therapist

Carol, a native Pennsylvanian, moved to Spokane as a newlywed in January 1990. She started work in March after hearing about Joya. Carol worked at an Easter Seal Center prior to moving, and Joya was very similar to her former job in its mission, program (with both individual and group therapy…

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Physical Therapist

Ginette grew up in Walla Walla, but headed back to her family roots in Bozeman, MT 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. She attended EWU for her physical therapy degree…

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Special Education Teacher

Born and raised in Washington, 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…

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