Meet The Occupational Therapist's

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Ms. Michelle is a graduate of the University of Florida, where she completed a Master's in Occupational Therapy (MOT) and Bachelor's in Health Science (BHS), with a Minor in Education. She is originally from Brevard County and has worked in pediatrics for over 10 years.  Ms. Michelle is passionate in her work with children and their families. As a board certified occupational therapist (OTR), she continues to pursue current and evidence-based treatment practices while integrating in a lot fun for her patients! In her free time, Ms. Michelle enjoys spending time with her three children, going to the beach, and gardening.

Ms. Maria received a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT)(OTR/L) from Salus University. She recently relocated to Brevard County but is originally from Philadelphia, PA. Ms. Maria loves working with children and is excited to continue to expand her knowledge in the field of pediatrics. She strives to utilize evidence-based and creative approaches in each treatment session. In her free time, Ms. Maria enjoys hanging out with her two dogs, watching her nieces and nephew, traveling, and going to the beach!


Mrs. Staci is a graduate of Keiser University with a degree as a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA). She is in charge of everything fun!! She helps with training and mentoring of all new therapist's.  She loves playing with her 3 dogs and her own 2 kids.  She strives to make the world a better place for our future generation every day.

Mrs. Amy is a graduate of Keiser University with her Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) degree. She also holds 2 Associates degrees, a Bachelor of Science in Health Science, Master of Education and a concentration in Allied Health Teaching & Leadership. She is currently enrolled in her Ph.D for Instructional Design and Technology! Ms. Amy has experience in pediatrics involving developmental delays, sensory, and behavioral needs. She utilizes a sensitive and imaginative approach during therapy sessions and strives to achieve a bond with children and their families. Ms. Amy enjoys her free time spent outdoors, traveling, and furthering her education with continual research on pediatric interventions but mostly spending time with her family.


Marrell "Mr. Rell" is a 2017 Keiser University grad, Born and raised in Florida (Wabasso). He is currently pursuing his Masters in Speech & Language Therapy. He has 8 years of previous medical experience as a CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant) where he worked with a wide range of ages. His love for children has led him to being the current sports trainer for the Rockledge girls basketball program.

Mrs. Kristin earned her degree as an Occupational therapy assistant (COTA) in 2007.  She has worked with a variety of populations and found her passion in pediatrics.  Ms. Kristin is a loving creative therapist who makes therapy fun!  As a life long learner, she is always researching and utilizing new evidence based interventions.  In her free time, she likes to spend time with family, volunteer at church, and go on adventures.  Ms. Kristin is also currently pursuing her Masters degree in Occupational therapy starting January 2022!


Mrs. Brianna was born and raised in the small town of Holliston,
Massachusetts. After relocating to Florida in 2015, Brianna uncovered her passion for the field of Occupational Therapy. She graduated in 2019 from Keiser University with a degree in Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant(COTA), and is currently in the master OT program while maintaining a full time schedule with us. Brianna loves working with children and is excited to further her career in pediatrics. In her free time, Brianna and her husband devote their time to their daughter and their three dogs and exploring new places. Brianna is passionate about providing the best and most thorough treatment possible.

Ms. Haley is a 2010 graduate of Keiser University with a degree as a Certified Occupational therapist assistant (COTA). Ms. Haley is currently working towards her Masters in Occupational therapy, while maintaining her full-time schedule with us.  She has a long background in inpatient rehab where she worked and specialized in all diagnoses.  Ms. Haley has been a Clinical Site instructor for interns in her past settings and plans to continue to do so with Hetherington Therapy.  Ms. Haley made the switch to pediatrics, due to a life-long goal of working with children of all ages.  Ms. Haley has two young children of her own, who take up all of her free time, however when free time exists, she enjoys going to the gym and comedy movies. ​


We are Excited to announce Ms. Jenn has rejoined the team after a long battle with Stage 3 Breast Cancer.  She back to working a full schedule and providing the kids the support they deserve.

Ms. Deanna ( Ms. Dee) is a recent graduate from the Keiser University Occupational Therapy Assistant program.  She is also Autism Certified, and a Primitive Reflex Clinical Specialist.  Ms. Deanna has 7+ years experience working with children in daycare and teacher setting's and hopes to add many more years! She is energetic, fun and creative! Therapy with her is always an adventure and client centered.

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Ms. Ashley, a previous intern of ours and a Keiser University Occupational Therapy Assistant graduate was raised in Brevard county. Her love for working with children started in high school when she would teach youth cheer camp over the summers. During college, she worked in a daycare where her love for working with children continued to grow. She is excited to further her passion and hope to further her knowledge in the pediatric field. 

Ms. Thara (Tara) is a graduate of Keiser University with her degree as a Certified Occupational therapy assistant. (COTA) She is also a graduate from University of Central Florida with her bachelor's in Health Sciences (BHSC).  She is fluent in French, & Haitian Creole.  Her background includes working with kids through Art and other activities that allowed them to safely explore their environments and encourage their creativity.  She loves working with kids and is excited to further her career in pediatric and obtaining her Masters in Occupational therapy and Public Health.  In her free time she enjoys painting, hiking, traveling and learning about healing qualities of nature.  She hopes to one day be able to educate and provide care for low income communities in Haiti.

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Ms. Sara is a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant. She graduated from Keiser University of Melbourne in 2014 and has been working with both adults and children for the last 7 1/2 years. In pediatrics, she has experience with all ages in the outpatient and home/community based settings. She has lived the the Melbourne area since 2011 and has two children ages 18 & 24.   She is very excited to be a part of the Hetherington team and to provide skilled therapy to children in Brevard!