Board of Directors



Sarah Ciscel

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Dr. Jaimie Gilliam PT, DPT

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Kelly Esperias

Kelly is the Director of Marketing and Communications for Keck Graduate Institute part of the Claremont Colleges. Kelly was introduced to Leaps by her friend from high school (last years Volunteer of the Year) Kelly Goldberg. Kelly has a special place in her heart for helping the kids of Leaps, and shares her many talents including graphic design and creative work for our events, planning and developing events, community outreach, and by serving as the treasurer for our nonprofit organization.

She lives in Eastvale with her husband Kerwin and their two dogs Lexie and Kappy. We are lucky to have this great lady serve on our Board!


Michelle Steel

I reside in Norco with my husband, baby boy, and 5 fur-babies including 2 horses, 2 cats, and a silly yellow lab. I am a registered veterinary technician specializing in laboratory animal medicine and have worked at UCLA since 2001. Shortly after attending a BBQ fundraiser, watching some hippotherapy demonstrations, and talking to Dr. Cassandra Sanders-Holly at the Norco Fair, I began volunteering on Saturday mornings as a side walker and horse handler with Leaps & Bounds in October 2012. I enjoy working with the kids, horses, therapists and other volunteers and watching all of the progress. Hearing giggles from the kids, working with the horses, and just being at the ranch help melt away the stresses of my work week. Since motherhood has claimed most of my spare time and I now dedicate my weekends to my own family, I became a member of the board of directors in December 2014 to continue to help the kids and my family at Leaps & Bounds behind the scenes.

Cassandra Sanders- Holly

Dr. Cassandra Sanders-Holly PT, DPT

Cassandra Sanders-Holly is a Doctor of Physical Therapy with a Board Certified specialty in pediatric physical therapy and is the owner and director of Leaps & Bounds Pediatric Therapy. She has practiced physical therapy with pediatric clients for the past 10 years and specializes in early intervention and working with children with neurodevelopmental disabilities in their home, school, and clinic setting.

She is a proud member of the American Physical Therapy Association and is dedicated to lifelong learning through extensive continuing education. In addition to practicing physical therapy, Cassandra is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Southern California. She teaches pediatrics throughout the curriculum including patient management techniques and motor performance across the lifespan. She has also published an editorial-type feature in Pediatric Physical Therapy, the official journal of the American Physical Therapy Association Pediatric Section and is trained in Hippotherapy treatment techniques. She is currently conducting research on Hippotherapy treatment techniques in conjunction with faculty at the University of Southern California.

Cassandra opened Leaps & Bounds in June 2010 in a small office here in Norco, with a goal of seeing just a few patients while focusing on teaching at USC. It quickly became apparent that there was a need in this community with rapid growth. Since then, she has also had two children, Ella and Hudson, and has greatly enjoyed watching the Leaps & Bounds family grow.