Jill Manasco OTR/L
Jill grew up in Melbourne, Florida–where her love of young children and their development blossomed early as she attended and eventually worked at her mother’s Montessori school.
Jill pursued a career in Occupational Therapy when she realized the profession combines all of her interests of teaching, medicine, childhood development and helping people and families.
Jill received a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy from San Jose State University in San Jose, California in December 1999. Jill’s entire career has been focused in pediatrics. In fall of 2000, she moved to the Seattle area where she has experience working at a local private practice clinic before choosing to stay home for a period with her two children. She returned to the field and worked at two local school districts. She has also worked as a teacher in a classroom pre-school for 2-year olds.
In her free time, she can be found attending and cheering on her son and daughter in their respective sports. When they aren’t at the sports fields, they enjoy hiking, camping, water sports, volunteering in their community and baking.
Her passion is helping children reach their greatest potential and educating families to help them reach those potentials. She states, I am excited to be a part of this dynamic team of professionals who share a passion for families, children and their larger communities.
Carolyn Kelley OTR/L
Before moving to the Northwest in the summer that Mt. St. Helens erupted, Carolyn lived in Oklahoma, Colorado and Kansas. She always knew she wanted to work with children, and still remembers the names of children she worked with more than 50 years ago in public school, Head Start, and Montessori.
Carolyn earned a BFA in Art/Education at Colorado State University, where she taught at Harmony School, an alternative high school for children who had struck out in public school. After CSU, she realized she wanted to work with children, but in smaller than classroom-size numbers, and with a focus on movement. From early childhood, Carolyn danced and participated in sports, and has always considered movement an important element of her life.
She then enrolled in graduate school at the University of Oregon, where her anatomy teacher, Gary, was a physical therapist. It was a conversation with Gary that steered Carolyn to OT, because he thought it would meld her love of children and movement nicely. She completed the Masters of Occupational Therapy program at the University of Puget Sound, and discovered that Gary was right.
In her leisure time, Carolyn enjoys spending time with family, traveling, gardening, kayaking, cooking, running and participating in choirs. This will be her 20th year in her Seattle church’s bell choir, 3rd in the Seattle Women’s Chorus, and 2nd in her Bellevue church’s choir. She also volunteers in a friend’s kindergarten class in Seattle.
Chris Rothmier OTR/L
Chris has always been interested in working with and assisting others, spending most of his career in service-oriented roles of one form or another. He received both hisBachelors (Psychology) and a Masters (Occupational Therapy) degrees from the University of Washington. After receiving his Bachelors, he was immediately drawn into the booming local technology sector, and spent 15 subsequent years doing IT service management for local and national clients. While leading a team through a transition at a local hospital, Chris was surrounded by direct patient care examples and became determined to return to his initial interests in a person-based healthcare support role, rather than an enterprise-oriented focus.
He received extensive exposure to pediatric therapy while doing volunteer work at BPHT before the start of his graduate program at UW. Fieldwork and internships during his master’s program included outpatient pediatrics, early intervention, and school-based OT support. Each of these experiences provided affirmation that he had chosen the correct next steps in his career.
Chris lives in Bothell with his wife and 2 daughters. He coaches youth softball and soccer teams, and is a Board member for the local softball league. He enjoys playing golf and hosting barbecues with friends and family.
Kelly Souza MSOT, OTR/L
Kelly grew up in Southern California playing soccer, riding horses, and exploring with her two brothers. She also lived in Boston before making her way to the University of Puget Sound for Occupational Therapy school. Kelly’s OT passion is supporting children and families living with physical disabilities or chronic conditions. She also loves working with infants and toddlers, and is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor.
In her free time, Kelly enjoys baking, crafting handmade toys for her 8-month-old nephew, and playing soccer in a Seattle rec league. She loves the Pacific Northwest and is looking forward to summer hikes, backpacking, and doing nature photography as the weather continues to improve.
Victoria "Tori" Johnson, MAOT, OTR/L
Raised in a military family, Tori has been on the move most of her life. Her journey to becoming an OT began with a master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Southern California.
After initially focusing on pediatrics, she fell in love with the intense demand of inpatient rehab and spent much of her early career working in stroke (CVA) and traumatic brain injury (TBI) units.
Tori loves the complexity of balancing the strong scientific background of OT with the functional and practical applications for everyday life. She believes the best potential for learning happens through play. One of her favorite parts of OT is making the connections – watching a child master a skill, fostering a deeper parent-child connection, and seeing positive changes in people’s lives.
She currently works as an OT for a local school district during the week, and serves patients at BPHT on Saturdays. In her free time, Tori enjoys reading, hiking, and traveling the world with her husband.
Britni "Brit" Manos COTA/L
Occupational Therapy Assistant
Brit grew up in Alaska and Hawaii. At 21, she worked in commercial fishing and developed carpal tunnel syndrome. She received hand therapy, which introduced her to the benefits of OT.
She went on to get her BA in marketing and worked in the sport and commercial fishing industry. She decided to switch gears and went back to school to become an Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA). While in school, she worked in the OT department of a school with elementary through high school-age students, which introduced her to pediatric OT. After graduating her COTA program, she moved to Colorado and worked at a hand therapy clinic.
Brit recently moved to WA and in her free time enjoys skiing, fly fishing and tap dancing. She has a passion for connecting with others and will serve patients in both the Pediatric and the Hand Clinic at BPHT.
Shelly Moore COTA/L
Occupational Therapy Assistant
Shelly grew up in Kirkland, attended Western where she earned a BA in business, and originally owned a flower shop for 17 years before selling it to stay home with her two boys.
She began working at BPHT before going back to school at Lake Washington Institute of Technology to become a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant.
Outside of work Shelly enjoys walking, camping, cooking, baking, and spending time with friends and family.
Angelina Orivka COTA/L
Occupational Therapy Assistant
Angelina has over 8 years of experience in pediatric outpatient rehabilitation. Originally from Ukraine, she is fluent in Russian, Ukrainian, and Polish.
Angelina received her Occupational Therapy Assistant degree in from Lake Washington Institute of Technology and values a holistic, collaborative approach. She works closely with families and related disciplines to provide the best possible interventions resulting in the highest quality of life and independence for children.
She’s treated children with a wide variety of neurodevelopmental diagnoses and disorders including Autism, ADHD, Sensory Processing Disorder, Down Syndrome, Developmental Coordination Disorder, Cerebral Palsy, Angelman Syndrome and Anxiety. Her treatment specialties include fine motor skills, handwriting, and sensory processing. Other focus areas include strategies to address social skills, self/emotional-regulation and behavioral challenges.
Angelina enjoys sailing around the San Juan Islands, doing landscape nature photography, volunteering, and hiking by the Oregon coast, especially Cannon Beach.
Stacy Wien COTA/L
Occupational Therapy Assistant
Stacy has a passion for working with and supporting children, especially those with special needs. She spent 30 years working in the school system in many roles including paraeducator and administrative support. She learned about OT through the school system and went on to enroll at (and later graduate from) Lake Washington Institute of Technology’s OTA program.
Stacy spends her winters in Yuma, Arizona and her summers here in Bothell, working as a COTA in both locations. In her free time, she enjoys painting, coloring, visual arts, nature photography, and spending time with her family.