Board of Directors

Sarah Ciscel

We are currently updating Sarah’s bio, please check back soon.

Dr. Jaimie Gilliam PT, DPT

Jaime is a Doctor of Physical Therapy who specializes in orthopedic and women’s health physical therapy here in town. Dedicated to continuous learning, she has taken numerous courses in orthopedics, women’s health, pediatrics, and visceral mobilization. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, is Stott Pilates trained, and has published an article on the effects of warm water hydrotherapy.

Jaime teamed up with her lifelong friend (and founder of Leaps and Bounds), Cassandra to help bring transparency and equitable access to the families of Friends of Leaps and Bounds. Since joining the Board of Directors, Jaime now has her own child with exceptional needs and is dedicated to being a voice for these children. Jaime is also a board member for the CNUSD Special Education Community Advisory Committee.

Jaime lives in Norco with her husband Steve, and her two children, Logan and Hailey.

Michelle Steel

Michelle started volunteering with Leaps in 2012 as a horse handler and side walker and then joined the board in 2014.  She is a registered veterinary technician and resides in Norco with her husband, son, 2 horses, 1 dog, and 2 cats.  She mostly works behind the scenes to provide oversight of the horse expenses and budget.

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!

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.