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The work of our Organization is aimed at providing therapeutic services to children with disabilities and developmental delays, in a convenient and affordable way. As a Pediatric Physical Therapist, I have been working with children on Maui since 2011, in Early Intervention, schools, and outpatient settings and am passionate about helping children achieve their goals. It became apparent that Maui did not have enough pediatric providers and many children were not receiving the services they needed. Early Intervention offers Physical and Occupational Therapy services from 0-3 years old and the Department of Education offers services to children from 3-21, but often are unable to offer enough services to meet all their needs. Children who need more therapy outside of school have limited options. Currently, there are no other pediatric Physical Therapists and limited Occupational Therapists on island who accept insurance. I decided to do something about this and started Pediatric Therapies Hawaiʻi to help fill this need. We accept most insurances. I am excited to contribute to our community in this way and provide these much needed services.


Dr. Amy Peterson, CEO / Physical Therapist

Learn MoreAbout Our Team

Elizabeth "Biz" Giancola, OTR/L

Elizabeth "Biz" Giancola, is from Massapequa, NY. She graduated from Brown University with a bachelor's degree in Comparative Literature, and from Cal State Dominguez Hills with a master's degree in Occupational Therapy. Her specialties include SOS (Sequential Oral Sensory) Feeding Therapy, mindfulness and sensory based approaches to self-regulation, as well as Craniosacral Therapy, Visceral and Neural Manipulation. Elizabeth worked on farms and in school gardens for over ten years before becoming an OT, and she continues to enjoy spending time in her garden on the weekends. Other interests include tai chi, qigoing, meditation, and playing basketball and volleyball.

Dr. Stacey Auffhammer, OTR/L

Stacey Auffhammer is from Cleveland, Ohio. She graduated from Belmont University in Nashville, TN with a Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science and her Doctorate degree in Occupational Therapy. Stacey has been practicing Occupational Therapy for 18 years. She has worked in the school setting as well as in private practice. Since she was in her early teens, Stacey knew she wanted to be a Pediatric Occupational Therapist and enjoys seeing children learn and grow and loves to work with not only the child, but the family as well. Her specialties include sensory processing disorder, fine motor delay, autism, and emotional regulation. Stacey enjoys spending time with her husband and 3 children when she is not working. Other interests include all sports (both playing and watching), spending time at the beach, spending time with friends and church activities.

Mary Pat Culligan, OTR/L

Mary Pat is from Ballouville, Connecticut.  She graduated from the University of Southern California with a bachelor’s of science degree in occupational therapy, is SIPT (Sensory Integration and Praxis Test) certified, and has her advanced practice certification in swallowing. Mary Pat has been practicing pediatric occupational therapy for 16 years.  The majority of that time she worked for the San Diego County Office of Education in the HOPE Infant Family Support Program with the birth to three population.  She also worked in school settings had a private practice.  Her specialties include SOS (Sequential Oral Sensory) Feeding Therapy, New Visions Feeding Therapy, Food Chaining, autism, sensory integration, social emotional skills, DIR Floortime (parent training), and fine motor delays. She also has a strong interest in using assistive technology to help promote social emotional skills, independence skills and fine motor skills. Mary Pat is kept busy with her two teenagers.  She enjoys snorkeling and all beach activities.

Kayela Santiago, OTR/L

Kayela was born and raised in Pukalani, Maui. She graduated from the University of Hawai’i at Hilo as a student athlete from the women’s soccer team with a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology and Exercise Science. Following undergraduate school, she pursued her Master’s Degree of Science in Occupational Therapy at A.T. Still University, School of Health Sciences in Mesa, Arizona. She has clinical experience in skilled nursing facilities, the school setting, and the pro-bono clinic at ATSU. After years of schooling and living away from Maui, she was eager to return to her hometown, ready to help the community in which she grew up. Kayela is passionate about the place she calls home and the children and families that she now gets the privilege of meeting and treating. Being an Occupational Therapist in the place she grew up in has always been her dream. She enjoys spending time with loved ones and outdoor activities that involve the water. She is a lover of animals, food, traveling, and sports.

Dr. Jasmine Blocker, PT

Jasmine Blocker graduated from Shenandoah University with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy Degree in 2021, while simultaneously obtaining a certificate in Early Intervention. Jasmine has been working full time in pediatrics, primarily serving the birth-3 years of age population. She also has experience working for an in-patient rehabilitation hospital with the adult and geriatric population. Jasmine has recently embarked on a new journey of travel pediatric PT. She just completed a school-based physical therapy contract on the Navajo Native American Reservation. Jasmine is a dedicated eternal learner and she also just finished the Medical University of South Carolina's "Lend Program", which aims to improve access to healthcare and services for children and families with disabilities. Jasmine is passionate about her career and educating people about the diverse field with her instabog titled "DPTANDME". In Jasmine's free time, she enjoys being with family and friends, traveling, and participating in karaoke.

Dr. Sarah D'Astice, PT

Sarah is originally from Orland Park, Illinois. She graduated from Marquette University with her Bachelors of Science in Exercise Physiology and continued on at Marquette to earn her Doctorate of Physical Therapy. Sarah worked in Chicago for 2 years in a variety of settings, including a pediatric outpatient clinic, a therapeutic preschool, and in Early Intervention. During physical therapy school, Sarah did a clinical rotation in Maui for almost 3 months, so she is excited to be back! She enjoys using a collaborative and play based approach to therapy in order to have fun and meaningful sessions. Her other interests include baking/cooking, exercising, spending time at the beach, and trying new restaurants.

Ashley Gibson, OTR/L

Ashley is from Bonney Lake, Washington. She graduated from Washington State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology before going on to earn a Master’s Degree in OT from The College of Saint Scholastica in Duluth, MN. Ashley became interested in OT as a teenager through accompanying two of her younger sisters to “play” therapy each week. She has experience in acute rehab, K-12, and outpatient pediatrics. Most recently, she was a travel OT at a skilled nursing facility. She enjoys getting to know the whole family and empowering children to set and meet their own goals. When not at work, she enjoys trying new activities, reading, and spending time with her two dogs. 

Delanie Dumanlang, OTR/L

Delanie is originally from Chicago, Illinois. She graduated from the Saint Louis University with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Occupational Science and continued on at Saint Louis University to earn her Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy. Delanie has clinical experience in outpatient neurorehabilitation, outpatient pediatric private practice, and the school setting. She has professional interests and looks forward to continuing education in the areas of sensory integration and processing, augmentative and alternative communication, and aquatic therapeutic exercise. Delanie has always had a passion for working with children and strives to provide holistic and child-centered care in a playful manner to promote participation in meaningful occupations. In her free time, Delanie enjoys spending time being active outdoors and loves to swim, snorkel, and hike.

Michele Miller, PT

Michele is from Townsend, Delaware. She graduated from the University of Delaware with a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education Studies with a focus in Athletic Training and a Master’s of Physical Therapy Degree. She has over 20 years of pediatric experience, most recently in early intervention homecare. She & her husband stay busy with their 3 children and 2 dogs. She enjoys spending time at the beach, reading & gardening. 

Gracie Krueger, OTR/L

Gracie is from Las Vegas, Nevada and received her Doctorate in Occupational Therapy from Touro University Nevada. As part of her doctoral capstone, she created a program focused on facilitating positive sibling relationships for children with Autism. She has experience working in schools, providing OT services to students in preschool through high school, and in private practices. Gracie enjoys traveling to new places, going on long walks and relaxing at the beach with family and friends.

Rebecca Rea, OTR/L

Rebecca “Becca” is from Detroit, MI. She attended Wayne State University where she was a member of the dance team. She graduated with a Bachelors of Health Science and Masters of Occupational therapy. She has clinical experience in neurorehabilitation, outpatient pediatrics, skilled nursing, hospital and the school system. Although she has experience working with all ages, pediatrics was always where she knew she would land. Becca strives for collaborative, play-based therapy to ensure sessions are both meaningful and fun. In her free time she enjoys reading, running, traveling, and spending time at the beach.

Katie Folio, COO

Katie moved to Hawai‘i from Northern California in 2007 and worked on island as an archaeologist for almost a decade before transitioning into Public Health. She coordinated the Tobacco-Free Coalition for Maui County through the Hawai’i Public Health Institute until joining the team at Pediatric Therapies Hawai’i in 2021 to help support the work on the administrative side. Katie primarily handles billing, insurance authorizations, and hiring, as well as managing and supporting the front desk. Katie is mother to two incredible little girls, and enjoys spending her free time outrigger canoe paddling and traveling with her family.

Savannah Bradley, Patient Services Coordinator

Savannah was born on Maui but raised in California until moving back to Maui in 2013. Savannah joined the Pediatric Therapies Team in August 2022. Wanting to help the community with her experience in administrative work coupled with training in customer service relations, she happily joined the team. Savannah has always found purpose and fulfillment in helping others. She is a dog mom to her English Bulldog, Bruno, and enjoys spending her free time exploring nature, acrylic painting, and adventuring with her husband, John. 

Kelli Mora, Scheduling Coordinator

Kelli was born and raised in the beautiful Eldorado County, California before choosing to relocate to Maui in March of 2014 along with her children, parents and siblings. When she first arrived she worked for Extra Space Storage for three years before choosing to be a stay at home mother to her youngest two daughters. When she decided to return to work she chose Pediatric Therapies Hawai’i because what we do here is very close to her heart. She has a son who born at just 24 weeks gestation and weighing just 1 lb 15 oz. She worked diligently along with his therapists as he grew, and he is now a successful adult working here on Maui. She knows first hand that the work we do here at PTH matters and is important to the children we care for. She enjoys getting to know everyone and seeing the progress and difference we make to the children of our community.

Sherri Yap, Billing and Collections Coordinator

Sherri was born and raised in Makawao, Maui. She is a part time student at UH Maui, and a mother of two. Her love of children along with her experience in healthcare administration and working with insurance make her a wonderful addition to our team! She is here to assist our families with billing questions, concerns, or any other support she can provide, even if it is as simple as putting a smile on your face! Sherri is also excited to see the kids we serve grow and accomplish their goals. Outside of work and school, Sherri enjoys spending her free time with her family at the beach, hiking, and doing arts and crafts activities with her kiddos!

Therapy Services

Our organization provides outpatient Physical, Occupational, and Feeding Therapy services for children with disabilities and developmental delays, as well as orthopedic and neurological conditions.

Wheelchair Evaluations

Our Pediatric Physical Therapists are trained in wheelchair evaluations to assess a child's mobility needs and helps obtain the appropriate chair. We can also assess and assist in obtaining other adaptive equipment such as gait trainers, standers, bath chairs, lifts, car seats, and beds.

Equipment Sharing

We accept used durable medical equipment such as canes, walkers, gait trainers, and standers and will redistribute them to other children in our community who need them.

Want to start services?

If you are interested in getting an evaluation or finding out more about our services, please call us today.