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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.


Ms. Amy, CEO / Physical Therapist

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Ms. "Biz", Occupational Therapist

Elizabeth "Biz", 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.

Ms. Stacey, Occupational Therapist

Stacey 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.

Ms. Mary Pat, Occupational Therapist

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.

Ms. Kayela, Occupational Therapist

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.

Ms. Sarah, Physical Therapist

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.

Ms. Ashley, Occupational Therapist

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. 

Ms. Delanie, Occupational Therapist

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.

Ms. Michele, Physical Therapist

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. 

Ms. Christa, Physical Therapist

Christa is from the Natural State of Arkansas. She graduated from The University of Central Arkansas with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2011. She has 13 years of experience working in a variety of settings to include Outpatient Orthopedics, Acute Care, and Skilled Nursing. She has been working in Pediatrics for the last 8 years and truly loves improving independence for the kiddos and families she works with. Her greatest accomplishment is being a Mom to her 2 year old daughter. Christa enjoys spending time outside with her family and friends, reading in a hammock, playing with her dog, and eating good food. She is excited to be back on Maui, connecting with friends and watching as many sunsets/sunrises as she can.

Ms. Tracey, Occupational Therapist

Tracey was raised in Wichita, Kansas. First she graduated from Newman University in 2013 with her degree and license to become an occupational therapy assistant and a bachelors in healthcare science in 2014. She then went back to school to finish her master’s in occupational therapy at Texas Women’s University and graduated in 2018. Tracey has worked in pediatrics her entire career with experience in home health, schools and primarily, outpatient settings. After graduating, she took off to travel as an OT and has worked in Arizona, Arkansas, Utah, Texas, Montana, Alaska and California with plans to make Hawaii home. Tracey has experience in reflex integration, sensory modulation, emotional regulation, sensory feeding, equine movement therapy, aquatics therapy, and community re-integration. Outside of OT, Tracey is certified to teach yoga, aerial yoga and aerial silks. Although she grew up in a place that is the furthest from the ocean, Tracey always considered herself a surfer girl at heart. She has a love for all animals and other interests including crafting, aerial lyra, acro, traveling, hiking, camping and really anything outdoors.

Ms. Emily, Occupational Therapist

Emily is from Sonora, California. She graduated from Stanislaus State University, California with a Bachelor's degree in Child Development and an Early Childhood teaching credential. Emily earned her Masters in Occupational Therapy at Samuel Merritt University in Oakland California. Emily has been working with children and families in various capacities for over 27 years. Since she was a child herself, Emily knew working with children was her calling. Her first job was working in a home daycare setting and after having her own children she opened and operated a daycare business for over 14 years. Emily taught high school for 10 years to excelling students who were on a track to becoming elementary school teachers. Desiring to further her education to better assist families and their children, Emily decided to earn her Masters in Occupational Therapy. Equipped with a well versed background Emily is delighted to be a part of Pediatric Therapies Hawaii, working to change the lives of those who need it most. Emily enjoys a variety of outdoor activities, running, hiking, waterfall jumping, and meditation. She has 4 children, two adults and two teens. The teens love sports, especially football which keep her actively busy.

Ms. Maria, BCBA

Maria is from Oceanside, California. She graduated from San Diego State University with a bachelor’s in public healthcare and a master’s in teaching with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis in 2014. She has been a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst since 2015 and has over 16 years of experience working in a variety of clinical settings. She started her career with Special Needs and Disabilities in 2008 as a classroom instructor at an Adult Day Program as well as a residential worker providing in-home care and treatment for those with special needs and other disabilities. An influential point in her career was working at a private learning academy for students 6 to 22 with significant behavioral and/or learning challenges that could not be met in a public-school setting. She provided students with the tools to succeed in academics, daily living skills, communication, social and behavior management instruction needed to transition back into less restrictive placements. She pursued her passion for ABA as she saw the importance of early ABA intervention and family education/consultation. She has been helping those in need in clinical settings and in-home therapies using a holistic method for planning and ensuring life quality for those with autism and other developmental disabilities across the lifespan. Other interests include hiking, rock climbing, arts of every kind and of course spending time with her dog, Kalea.

Ms. Katie, COO

Katie has a degree in Anthropology from UC Berkeley and began her career as an Archaeologist on Maui. Nearly a decade later she became a mother, and her focus changed to the present and future rather than the past. As a Community Coordinator with the Hawai‘i Public Health Institute, she fought back against the tobacco industry by leading Maui County's Coalition for a Tobacco-Free Hawai‘i for nearly five years, with the larger goal of attaining health equity for all people in Hawai‘i. In 2021, Katie transitioned to Pediatric Therapies Hawai‘i as the Chief Operating Officer to help the business grow to meet the need in our community. She is responsible for overseeing the administrative side of the company, including our Patient Services, Billing and Collections, and Human Resources divisions. Katie cares deeply about health, community, and contributing to something meaningful - especially when it comes to children! Her goal is to leave the world and her community at least a little better than she found it. Katie is mother to two incredible little girls, and enjoys spending her free time outrigger canoe paddling and traveling with her family.

Ms. Kehau, Patient Services Coordinator

Kehaulani is from the beautiful Island of Maui, Hawai’i. She attended Grand Canyon University and recently transferred to UH Manoa, going for her Bachelors of Science in Psychology. Her interest in psychology stemmed from her mother’s drive as a social worker, and passion to understand and help individuals. Kehau is very compassionate and has always had a soft spot for helping people out, especially children. She was the designated family babysitter, and being constantly surrounded by children she focuses her high school senior project on cognitive development in infants and adolescents. While working at Pediatric Therapies Hawai’i, Kehau has observed and grown a strong relationship with our Occupational Therapists and their discipline, and now knows this is what she wants to do post grad. Kehau enjoys reading, going to the beach, shopping at Lowes for new gardening tools, and spending quality time with loved ones.

Ms. Sherri, 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!

Ms. Smiley, Administrative Assistant

Smiley is known for her high spirits and contagious positivity. Her mission is to put a smile on the faces of those around her by providing the best possible service. She believes Pediatric Therapies Hawai'i enhances the quality of life of children in need by helping them achieve small and huge wins. Smiley is here to help you with your child's scheduling needs! As a mental health advocate, she strives to be empathetic and compassionate, especially while communicating with patients and parents. Smiley has always loved being with kids and would spend weekends playing with her nieces and nephews or bonding with her family.

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.