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Meet The Occupational Therapist's

Director of Occupational Therapy

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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 has continued 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. ​

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Mrs. 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.

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Marrell "Mr. Rell" is a 2017 Keiser University grad as a Certified Occupational therapy assistant. 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. 

Ms. Ashley, a previous intern of ours and a Keiser University Occupational Therapy Assistant graduate. She 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. 

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Ms. Cristine is a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant and graduate of Keiser University.  She has also earned her Bachelor's Degree is Psychology from the University of Central Florida. She was born and raised in Orlando, FL and has been living in Brevard County for 6 years. Ms. Cristine has always had a passion for helping people and has had several family members who experienced first hand the benefit of occupational therapy. At that moment she realized she could make a huge difference in the therapy world. Cristine is a mother of two and in her free time enjoys spending time with her family, theme parks, and crafting. 

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. 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 19 & 26.  She is very excited to be a part of the Hetherington team and to provide skilled therapy to children in Brevard!

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Ms. Angie is a graduate of Keiser University in 2006 with her COTA/L degree. She is a Native of our community. Being  raised in West Melbourne. Where she became fluent in Sign Language. She has 17 years of experience in Geriatric Homecare and Inpatient and Out Patient Treatment. She has recently joined our Terrific Team and is very excited about transitioning into Pediatrics.  Her goals have been to work with children with different diagnoses, where she can bring creativity and make treatment fun while learning and moving closer to reaching their goals. She can't wait to add to her knowledge and increase her experiences by working with our Kiddos. When Ms. Angie is not working she loves to garden and spend time with her son and family.

Mrs. Liz graduated from Springfield Technical Community College in Massachusetts in 2017 with her associates degree for Occupational Therapy Assistant. She has been married for 20 years and has 2 wonderful sons that are her world. In her spare time she love to listen to music, go to the beach and bike rides with her family, color and gardening. However her time is very occupied with 3 fur babies as well. She continues to increase her education with CEU's so she can be the best she can be and provide quality services with every child she treats.

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Ms. Sarah is a 2022 graduate of Pitt Community College in eastern North Carolina with a degree as a Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant (COTA). She began her Pediatric outpatient career directly following graduation, knowing her passion is to work with children. She has diverse experience in creating individualized and fun intervention plans that are patient and family focused for a variety of diagnoses and abilities. Sarah has recently moved to Florida and joined the OT team here at Hetherington Therapy. In her free time, she enjoys watching sun sets, beach days, and coastal wildlife.

Mrs. Suzanne is a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) with 34 years of experience ranging from pediatrics to senior care. She has worked in Acute care hospitals, Skilled Nursing Facilities, Outpatient Rehab, Home Healthcare, Hand therapy, students in school districts , instructed courses in Occupational Therapy programs, community events and marketing. In her free time, Mrs. Suzanne enjoys travel, theme parks, beaches and definitely qualifies as a plant lady.

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