Occupational Therapy Team

Jennifer Landry OTR/L

Occupational Therapist
Occupational Therapy Manager

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.

Kayla Gillespie OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

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 and II training as well as The Sensory Connection Course. She looks forward to continuing education in the multiple areas of pediatric therapy in order to grow and develop her skill set further.

Kayla enjoys working with children and has been a part of the Leaps & Bounds family since March 2014. Kayla loves spending time with her husband, son, and three dogs.

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Shabnam Movahed OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Shabnam received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Cal Poly Pomona in 2012. She continued her education and received her Master’s in Occupational Therapy from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences from the San Marcos campus in 2016. She had her level II fieldwork experience as an occupational therapy student at Leaps & Bounds and is truly overjoyed to return and join the Leaps team. Her experience includes inpatient acute rehabilitation, neurorehabilitation, hippotherapy, outpatient and school-based pediatric therapy. Shabnam is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association and the American Hippotherapy Association. She has completed the American Hippotherapy Association’s level I course and has a strong passion for pediatrics and hippotherapy and looks forward to continuing her education in these rewarding settings.
Shabnam enjoys spending time with her family and friends, going on hikes and camping, and playing with her dogs. She believes in the Leaps & Bounds vision and will dedicate herself to help build lifelong functional skills for children and families in need.

Loara Owen

Occupational Therapy 

Loara graduated from USC with a Masters of Arts in Occupational Therapy in 2006.  She started my career in Early ​Intervention, but most of her experience has been the acute rehabilitation setting, working with adults with neurological injuries, such as Stroke, TBI and SCI. She also spent a couple years working in the acute psychiatric setting.  In 2007, she took her first Level I Hippotherapy course, while involved in a therapeutic riding program.  Fast forward 8 years and she took the course again at Leaps & Bounds with the intention of absolutely making this dream come true this time around! She also began working in Early Intervention again and was actually a consumer as her youngest children were receiving services.  Her free time is gobbled up by her four little monsters, a 7-year-old super girl, and 2-year-old triplets, my dog and 2 cats, my foster dog, and last on the totem pole is the hubs ;).  When the stars align, she enjoys going for a horseback ride, eating delicious food in the San Gabriel Valley or  Koreatown, and taking her foster dog for training courses.

Teresa

Irma Teresa Uribe

Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant

Irma Teresa Uribe received dual majors in Psychology and Human Development from California State University San Bernardino. She has an Associates of Science degree for Occupational Therapy Assistant from Santa Ana College. Teresa has experience working with children in outpatient, school-based, and in early intervention settings. Teresa loves her career and finds it to be rewarding when children make strides toward their goals. She continues to expand her knowledge in Occupational Therapy to better serve children and their families. She is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association, the Occupational Therapy Association of California, and the American Hippotherapy Association.  During her spare time, Teresa enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, reading, and traveling.

Leanne

Leanne Gutierrez

Occupational Therapy Aide

Leanne graduated with a BA in Psychology from California State University, San Bernardino in June 2015. As an undergraduate, she worked as a research assistant and volunteered at various OT settings (pediatrics, hand therapy, skilled nursing home). Leanne started volunteering at Leaps in 2013 and this is where she found her love for working with children with special needs. She also currently works as a behavior interventionist and is applying to MSOT programs. Leanne hopes to become an occupational therapist working in the schools. In her spare time, she loves hiking, camping, snowboarding, and baking.

Tiffany Le

Occupational Therapy Aide

Tiffany Le graduated from the University of California, Davis in June 2017 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. She started volunteering at Leaps & Bounds immediately after graduation, where she had found her passion in working with children with special needs. Tiffany hopes to become an occupational therapist herself after being inspired by the therapists at Leaps with their mentorship and support. In her spare time, Tiffany enjoys road trips along the west coast and hiking in national parks.