Meet Our Team

Cassandra Sanders-Holly

Cassandra Sanders- Holly

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.

Jennie Yang

Jennie Yang

Jennie Yang has been occupational therapy aide since November 2013 after volunteering for Leaps and Bounds for 8 months. She previously also worked as an EMT for two years before being hired at Leaps and Bounds. Jennie graduated from California State University, Fullerton in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and a minor in Natural Sciences. Jennie plans to attend graduate school, with the ultimate goal of becoming an occupational therapist. Jennie finds working with children a rewarding experience and loves being able to watch them progress and help them eventually meeting their goals.

Jennifer Landry

Jennifer Landry

Jennifer Landry graduated from San Jose State University with a degree in Occupational therapy in 2001. She has practiced occupational therapy in the areas of pediatrics, outpatient rehabilitation, neurology, feeding, sensory integration, with the school system, and hippotherapy.

When joining Leaps and bounds, Jennifer was very interested about hippotherapy and has since completed the American Hippotherapy Associations’ level one training. Jennifer also has training in Handwriting without Tears, The Alert Program, NDT, and with Kinesiotherapy.

Jennifer loves her job and is always interested in furthering her education to provide service for children.

Kathryn Loeb

Kathryn Loeb

Katie Loeb graduated with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Southern California in 2012. This was a second career for Katie, who earned her Bachelor’s Degree in History from Occidental College in 2005 and a Level II teaching credential from Point Loma Nazarene University in 2006, before working as a high school teacher and coach for 3 years in New Orleans, Louisiana. After graduation from USC, Katie worked briefly in outpatient orthopedics before beginning at Leaps and Bounds in January 2013. When she’s not here at work she’s at home with her two boys, Eli and William.

Kayla Gillespie

Kayla Gillespie

Kayla graduated from the University of Southern California with her Master’s in Occupational Therapy. She has experience in inpatient rehabilitation, pediatrics, school based therapy, and Hippotherapy. She is a member of the California Board of Occupational Therapy Association, and the American Hippotherapy Association. Kayla has completed the American Hippotherapy Association’s level I training and looks forward to continuing education in this setting in order to grow and develop her skill set further.

Kayla has always loved working with children and is excited to be a part of Leaps and Bounds team where she can help children and families explore and reach for their goals.

Lauren Zielinski (Nefos)

Lauren Zielinski (Nefos)

Lauren Zielinski (Nefos) graduated with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from University of Southern California in 2014. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology form California State Fullerton in 2009. She started her journey at Leaps and Bounds in January of 2014 as a third year physical therapy student. After she graduated she returned as a physical therapist in July 2014. Lauren also has experience working in outpatient orthopedic physical therapy treating all ages, sports injuries and is a certified Physical Work Performance Evaluator.Outside of work, Lauren she loves going to Angels Baseball games, BBQing with her husband and hanging out with friends and family.

Maureen Cook

Maureen Cook

Maureen Cook is a licensed Occupational Therapist who received her Bachelors of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Puget Sound. She has worked in pediatrics for over 30 years, working in private settings, home care, as well as in school settings. Most recently, she has been working part-time at Leaps and Bounds Pediatric Therapy. She brings many years of experience working with children with neuromuscular and orthopedic diagnoses such as Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida, Muscular Dystrophy and others. She enjoys working with children creating individual treatment sessions for each child. Maureen is trained in pediatric NDT (Neuro-Developmental treatment). She continues to take professional development courses to remain current with the most recent advances in the field of Occupational Therapy.

Nicko Jimenez

Nicko Jimenez

Nicko Jimenez graduated from Mt. San Antonio College with an Associate of Science Degree in Kinesiology. He earned himself an athletic scholarship to California State Polytechnic University, Pomona where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Clinical Health. While at Cal Poly Pomona he volunteered at Leaps & Bounds for over 6 months before becoming a Physical Therapy Aide. He plans to pursue a career in this field with a goal to become a Physical Therapist. Nicko loves working with children and helping them progress. In his spare time, he enjoys playing soccer and his favorite team is Arsenal FC.

Nicole Domaschuk

Nicole Domaschuk

Nicole Domaschuk PTA joined Leaps & Bounds as a physical therapist assistant in December 2011 after volunteering with us for over 6 months during her studies. She is originally from Alberta, Canada and grew up with horses and was an active gymnast. She studied at Southern Adventist University in Tennessee, and is continuing her education in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Loma Linda University. Nicole’s strong knowledge of equine movement and handling, combined with her passion for working with children with disabilities make her a great fit for our team! Nicole is generous with her time, compassionate in her care, and really fun to have at our ranch!

Sandy Abe – Woolridge

Sandy Abe - Woolridge

My name is Sandy Abe Wooldridge. I became an occupational therapist for Leaps and Bounds Pediatric Therapy in 2013 as my “post-retirement” career. Prior to retiring I had worked for 40 years as a senior occupational therapist and educator in 2 large pediatric teaching hospitals—Miller Children’s Hospital in Long Beach California and CHOC Children’s Hospital of Orange County California. I have mentored hundreds of OT, PT, speech interns, nursing students and staff, medical residents, fellows and staff physicians and have taught classes at the university level internationally. It is an honor for me to work at Leaps and Bounds Pediatric Therapy with such a dedicated and caring staff and wonderful children and families.

Teri Arteaga

Teri Arteaga

Teri received her Associate of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy from Santa Ana College and is nationally certified and licensed in the state of California. She has always had a passion for pediatrics and has worked with special needs children for 8 years, beginning as an aide in pre-school and has continued to work in a variety of settings with both individuals and groups of varying ages from pre-school thru adult transition. Teri joined Leaps and Bounds team in July 2014 and is a creative, fun therapist who is always thinking of new avenues to facilitate communication. She believes we all need to live life to its fullest and that early intervention makes this possible for many kids that otherwise would not have that specialized knowledge available to them.

When not at work Teri enjoys volunteering her time each week at her church’s Real Friends Program helping special needs children.

Yara Leanos

Yara Leanos

Yara Leanos PTA, ATC is a Physical Therapist Assistant and a Certified Athletic Trainer. Yara earned her B.S. in Kinesiology at Cal St. Univ. Fullerton in 2004 and she completed the PTA program at Cerritos College in 2007, graduating with academic honors. Yara has extensive experience in pediatrics, specifically neurodevelopmental, orthopedics, aquatic, and serial casting techniques. She has worked for Children’s Hospital Orange County since 2007 and joined the Leaps & Bounds team in August 2011. She has been a regular guest lecturer in the Physical Therapist Assistant program at Cerritos College, sharing her knowledge in serial casting techniques and enjoys serving as a clinical instructor for PTA students. She is fluent in Spanish speaking, reading, and writing.

Roland Juarez

Roland Juarez

Roland Juarez is one of our Speech-Language Pathologists. He has worked in the field since 2008 as a SLPA and graduated with his Master’s degree in 2011 from Loma Linda University. He specializes in school-based speech pathology with a variety of populations and loves every minute of it! Roland also serves on CSHA’s District-10 Nominations Committee, which recognizes outstanding clinicians and programs in the field of Speech Pathology. When not working with RUSD or at the clinic, you can find him on the dance floor. He teaches salsa with his wife every Friday night in downtown Riverside. Roland is currently working on choreography for San Bernardino’s Assistance League’s Headdress Ball, which takes place in April.

Cheyenne Chapman

Cheyenne Chapman

I found Leaps and Bounds through a post on Facebook and since then, I’ve fallen in love with the patients, my fellow employees, and the horses. Through Leaps, I have received my own sort of therapy which I am still very grateful for. I own four horses that are my very best friends and I am a senior in Norco High School with plans to become an equine veterinarian. I enjoy art, reading, and anything that involves riding.

Megan Baker

Megan Baker

Megan Baker became a volunteer with Leaps & Bounds a short month after we opened. After volunteering for a few months she became a horse handler at Leaps & Bounds and has been with the program for well over three years. Now she is our lead horse handler that assists with duties of the barn manager and guides the other horse handlers to be the best that they can be in handling the horses. She graduated from Norco High School in 2008 and is currently attending Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut California. She is enrolled in the animal science program and studying to become a large animal veterinarian. She will graduate and transfer with in the year with two Associates in science degrees, one in horse ranch management and the other in animal science. Among these degrees she will also have certificates in horse ranch management and animal science. She will be transferring to California State University of Fresno to obtain her Bachelor’s in Animal science . Megan has grown up with horses since she was four and enjoys riding with her best friends, coworkers, and parents all over the trails of Norco and beyond. Megan is active in the Norco Horseman’s Association and volunteers regularly at community events to support the equestrian lifestyle in our community. She also works with many other horses, some include the broodmares of Spear Head Cattle Company and Quarter horse racing babies that come in and out of Spartan 300. Megan enjoys teaching young children of all ability levels how to ride and has done so at many different summer camps over the years. She has a natural ability to adapt the setting to promote independence, for our children with disabilities. She looks forward to meeting your children and watching them grow with leaps and bounds.