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 his Bachelors (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.
Adrienne Dienst, OTR/L
Adrienne was lucky enough to discover occupational therapy in 1972, thanks to a summer job in the life enrichment/activities department of a nursing home. She graduated from UW with a Bachelor’s Degree in OT and has been working in the pediatric field since 1979, including early intervention and clinical settings, school based and private practice, in addition to having a sensory motor therapy space in her home.
In 2007 she and her husband sold their home and began a nomadic lifestyle, spending summers in the Pacific NW and winters in Arizona. Adrienne works at BPHT during the summer, and as an OT in Arizona in winter. In Arizona, she works with rural school districts, charter schools, clinics and home-based pediatric clients. At Bothell Pediatric, her role has shifted away from direct patient care to mentoring young therapists, conducting evaluations and developing treatment plans.
She has always juggled various side jobs (to keep her own attention deficits in check) including teaching childbirth classes and being a birth doula, teaching skiing and currently, she and her husband are tennis officials, working at the junior, collegiate and professional level.
Chris Bisogni, MSOT, OTR/L
Chris was raised in New York and New Jersey. He comes from a large Italian-American family, who he is very close with. He developed his passion for OT from his mother, who is also a pediatric OT.
He completed his Bachelor’s in Exercise Science at the Univ. of Delaware, and his Master’s in OT at American International College in Springfield, MA. Chris has experience working in early intervention with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, using the Floortime model. As a recent graduate, he is excited to begin a rewarding lifelong career as an occupational therapist, and to help children to achieve their maximum potential, become independent, and improve their quality of life.
Chris recently relocated to Seattle, and has enjoyed spending time exploring the city and hiking in the surrounding areas. He likes to spend his time outside as much as possible, especially at the beach. He enjoys cooking and traveling and is passionate about swimming (he is also a certified swim team coach).
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.
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.