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meet the team

“We inspire each other do to great things for the families we serve.”

Our therapists help children succeed by highlighting their strengths and managing weaknesses. We focus primarily on supporting Autism, ADD, ADHD, Developmental Challenges and Sensory Processing Challenges.

Miss Mancy’s team is personally trained by Nancy herself to create fun, safe and innovative ways to teach children life skills to thrive as the wonderful beings that they are. We are not looking to fix children or get them to fit into a mold. We honor the child as a whole, engaging them in various environments.

With a combination of improving a child’s individual skills, empowering parents and teachers to change the way they interact with children and advocating for each child, Miss Mancy’s team approach has been successful in creating growth and true change. The underlying philosophy is ALWAYS: What do I really want for my child and what do they need to become the best version of themselves?

Miss Mancy's Tribe

Nancy AmarOTR/L
Creative | Happy | Child at heart

Love About OT: It allows me to express my creativity while being surrounded by the brilliance of children

Favorite OT Tool: Playdoh and all its versatility

If I wasn’t an OT: I would be an artist

Nancy Amar OTR/L
Kristy Gascot COTA
Mother | Wife | Pediatric COTA

Love About OT: helping support and nourish children’s developmental needs.

Favorite OT Tool: play dough, tongs and swings; a full sensory experience.

If I wasn’t an OT: I would be an interior designer, I have passion for home decor and designing spaces.

Kristin Libby COTA
Cheerful | Loud | Fun-loving

Love About OT: I love working with kids and their families!

Favorite OT Tool: Are you really asking me to pick just one?!

If I wasn’t an OT: I would still be working with kids and motivating others!

Carmen Pellot COTA
Silly | Creative | Honest

Love About OT: Seeing progress no matter how big or small. Sometimes the tiniest steps of progress are the most exciting!

Favorite OT Tool: Theraputty, it has endless possibilities!

If I wasn’t an OT: I would be a Cosmologist: The studies of the Cosmos.

Marlo Jolley COTA
Compassionate | Empathetic | Genuine

Love About OT: Being part of my patients’ journey, the good and the bad

Favorite OT Tool: Positive affirmations worksheets with my older kiddos and with my younger ones I love board games for so many reasons.

If I wasn’t an OT: I would be a psychologist.

Beverly Arismendi COTA
Caring | Committed | Professional

Love About OT: love making a difference on my Kiddos’ lives and their families.

Favorite OT Tool: Puzzles, board games, theraputty… there are so many fun and educational toys to choose from!!

If I wasn’t an OT: I would be an elementary teacher. Since I was a kid I knew I always wanted to work with children. And now I’m here!!

Michele Sabti COTA
Ambitious | Kind | Delightful

Love About OT: I love seeing the confidence in a child’s face when they are able to successfully reach their goal!

Favorite OT Tool: Board games, peanut ball, scooter board, therapy putty and play dough!

If I wasn’t an OT: I would be a preschool teacher!

Christina Johnston Assistant
Warmhearted | Reliable | Resourceful

A Little About Me: I was born and raised in Adelaide, Australia before I moved to the US for high school.

Education: I graduated from the University of Miami with a B.A in Psychology and a Minor in LGBT Studies.

Aspirations: I’ve always wanted to work with children and I plan to get my Masters in O.T back in Australia.

Kristen Lepionka I.T. Specialist
Kind | Inventive | Problem-solver

A Little About Me: I live in Ohio, but through the miracle of the Internet I’ve been working with Miss Mancy since 2019!

When I’m Not Working: I’m either taking pictures of my cats, or writing.

Aspirations: Travel.