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 Kelly OTR/L
Before moving to the northwest the summer that Mt. St. Helens erupted, I lived in Oklahoma, Colorado and Kansas. I always knew I wanted to work with children, and can still remember names of children I worked with more than 50 years ago in Head Start, public school and Montessori.
I earned a BFA in Art/Education at Colorado State University, where I taught at Harmony School. It was an alternative high school for children who had struck out in public school.
From early childhood I danced (ballet), and participated in sports (tennis, swimming, ice skating, golf, water skiing). Movement has always been very important to me. After graduating from CSU, I realized I wanted to work with children, but in smaller than class size numbers, and with a focus on movement. I enrolled in graduate school at the University of Oregon, where my anatomy teacher, Gary, was a physical therapist. It was a conversation with Gary that steered me to OT, because he thought it would meld my love of children and movement. I completed the Masters of Occupational Therapy program at the University of Puget Sound, where I discovered Gary was right.
In my leisure I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling, gardening, kayaking, cooking, running and participating in choirs. This will be my 20th year in my Seattle church’s bell choir, 3rd in the Seattle Women’s Chorus, and 2nd in my Bellevue church’s choir. I also volunteer in a friend’s kindergarten class in Seattle.
Chris Rothmier OTR/L
I have always been interested in working with and assisting others, spending most of my career in service-oriented roles of one form or another. I received both my Bachelors (Psychology) and a Masters (Occupational Therapy) degrees from the University of Washington. After receiving my Bachelors, I 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, however, I was surrounded by direct patient care examples and became determined to return to my initial interests in a person-based healthcare support rather than an enterprise-oriented focus.
I got extensive exposure to pediatric therapy while doing volunteer work at BPHT before the start of my graduate program at UW. Fieldwork and internships during the master’s program included outpatient pediatrics, early intervention, and school-based OT support. Each of these experiences provided affirmation that I had chosen the correct next steps in my career.
I live in Bothell with my wife and 2 daughters. I coach youth softball and soccer teams, and am a board member for the local softball league. I enjoy playing golf and hosting barbecues with friends and family.
Angelina Orivka COTA/L
Angelina is an Occupational Therapy Assistant with over 7 years of experience in Pediatric outpatient rehabilitation. She 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 received her Occupational Therapy Assistant degree in 2011 from Lake Washington Institute of Technology and is fluent in Russian and Ukrainian.
She has treated children with a wide variety of disorders and neurodevelopmental diagnoses including Autism, ADHD, Sensory Processing Disorder, Down Syndrome, Developmental Coordination Disorder, Cerebral Palsy, Angelman Syndrome and Anxiety. In addition, she has experience running a developmental preschool, Handwriting Without Tears, iLS (integrated listening system) and social skills groups. She values collaborating with speech, ABA and psychological therapists.
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, landscape nature photography, volunteering, and hiking by the Oregon coast, especially Cannon Beach.
Chelsea Rogers, MSOT, OTR/L
Chelsea is originally from New Hampshire and spent time living in South Carolina, Texas, and Colorado before deciding Washington had the best access to the mountains and the sea. She majored in Spanish in undergrad and worked as a server and an endangered species observer on dredge boats before traveling and exploring abroad.
This circuitous route led her to discover the amazing career of Occupational Therapy. Chelsea graduated from University of Puget Sound in 2017, excited to delve into pediatric therapy combining play, creativity, and function. Outside of work she enjoys cooking, hiking, camping, canoeing, swimming, xc-skiing, vegetable gardening, potlucks, and yoga.
Kelsey Klemm, COTA/L
Kelsey received a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Psychology from Harding University in Arkansas in 2006. Afterward, she received her Associates in Occupational Therapy Assistant from Pima Medical Institute in Renton, WA. Kelsey also works at Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center in Redmond as an Occupational Therapy Assistant utilizing equine movement/hippotherapy as a treatment strategy. Kelsey interned at Little Bit and at an early intervention clinic in southern Washington before completing her degree and certification.
Kelsey is involved with her local church ministry and she also enjoys reading, watching movies, and taking advantage of every break in the weather to explore the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Her varied background in different types of pediatric therapy makes her a great member of the team as she offers a unique perspective in treatment.
Shelly Moore COTA/L
Shelly is a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant who received her education at Lake Washington Technical Institute. She began working at BPHT before going back to school to become a COTA. 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.
Outside of work Shelly enjoys walking, camping, cooking/baking, and spending time with friends and family.
Retta Longsine COTA/L
Retta has always had a passion for children. She has 7 children of her own, and has taught in a small home school co-op, helped in a friend’s daycare, and served as a nanny to several families. Retta graduated from Lake Washington Institute of Technology in 2018 with her Occupational Therapy Assistant degree. She enjoys motivating children to learn and grow in their development in fun, engaging ways and to assist families in navigating the goals they have to enrich their family system.
Outside of work, she spends as much time as possible doing her#1 favorite thing: dancing the West Coast Swing. She also enjoy playing piano, crafting, home decorating, and tennis. Additionally, Retta volunteers at a local women’s shelter teaching a cardio dance class. She loves seeing the enrichment, greater quality of life, and joy that this fitness avenue gives to women experiencing homelessness.
Collier Daniels-Hall OTR/L
Collier Daniels-Hall, OTR/L
Collier is a Washington native, having grown up on the beach around the Olympic Peninsula. She received her undergraduate degree in Psychology at Central Washington University with the intention of becoming a school psychologist. After spending time working in the school system, Collier discovered a true passion for occupational therapy. Spontaneously, she decided to travel to Georgia to obtain her Master’s Degree in occupational therapy at Brenau University.
During her schooling, Collier acquired specialty interests in hippotherapy, aquatic therapy, and oral motor and feeding therapy in the pediatric setting. She appreciates the holistic, hands-on approach that occupational therapy takes in order to connect with children and families in need. In her leisure time, Collier enjoys exploring new places with her dog and spending time with her 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.
Stacy Wien COTA/L
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.