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Who We Are

Our Therapists


Mary Gengler Fuhr, OTR/L, RYT, CEIM

Mary has been a Pediatric Occupational Therapist for over 25 years. Her experience includes serving children, families and educators at Children’s Therapy Center of Kent, Rosemary White’s Clinic and the Fife and Kent School Districts. Mary has been an instructor in the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program at Green River Community College and has taught workshops at hospitals and clinics around the country.

She is the co-author of the book and video, “Pediatric Massage for the Child with Special Needs”. Mary is a Certified Educator of Infant Massage and Registered Yoga Teacher. She is Neurodevelopmental Treatment (NDT) Certified and has extensive training in Sensory Integration (SI) assessment and treatment.
maryf@mvpedtherapy.com


Billie Jean Otter, MOTR/L

Billie received her Master of Occupational Therapy degree from the University of Washington in 2013. She spent her final internship at a local outpatient children’s clinic, providing O.T. services for children ages newborn to 18 years and their families. In 2012, Billie completed and presented her graduate capstone project “iPad Use in Early Childhood Education”. She has continued to present at school districts and clinics in the greater Seattle metro area on how to quickly and efficiently find developmentally appropriate apps, and how to effectively use them in a home or school setting.

As a mother of a child with special needs, Billie understands the importance of identifying and building on a child’s strengths to help deal with daily challenges. She strives to help families create an atmosphere that allows them to celebrate their child, and enjoy spending time together.
billieo@mvpedtherapy.com


Christie Armitage,  OTR/L

Christie graduated from the Occupational Therapy Program at the University of Puget Sound in 1999.  Her experience working with headshot_christiechildren includes both school and clinical settings.  She has extensive experience working with families and children with autism spectrum disorders, sensory processing disorders, ADD/ADHD, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, visual motor delays, fine motor coordination, developmental delays, dysgraphia and learning disabilities. Christie has continuing education in sensory processing and regulation, visual perception, executive functioning, Handwriting Without Tears, and the ALERT Program. She is passionate about helping children and assisting them in achieving their maximum potential.

Christie lives in the Maple Valley area with her husband and two sons.  In her spare time she enjoys traveling, running, and spending time with friends and family.
christiea@mvpedtherapy.com


Roberta Kim, OTR/L

robertak@mvpedtherapy.com
Bio coming soon!


Jackie Hattori, COTA/L,

Jackie earned an Associate’s Degree from Green River Community College in Auburn, Washington as an occupational therapy assistant in 2011. She spent her final internship at Maple Valley Pediatric Therapy and was hired soon after to continue working with children and their families.

In 2001, Jackie graduated from the East West College of the Healing Arts in Portland, Oregon and is a licensed massage therapist. Since then she has become an infant massage educator and enjoys teaching parents how to massage their infants and/or children with special needs through classes or private sessions.

As the mother of a child with special needs, she brings life experience including years of volunteering in special education classrooms of local preschool and elementary schools. Jackie is passionate about developing strategies to meet the needs of not only children she treats, but the entire family as well.
jackieh@mvpedtherapy.com


Pauline Toomb, COTA/L
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Pauline earned an Associate’s Degree from Green River Community college in Auburn, Washington as an occupational therapy assistant in 2014 and years earlier a BS in Textile Science at Oregon State University.  She spent her first level fieldwork at Maple Valley Pediatric Therapy engaging with children and their families.

For over 13 years, Pauline had worked at the high school level at Auburn School District as a special education/resource room para-educator and a substitute teacher.  She brings unique work and personal life experiences and abilities to build rapport quickly with older children and adolescents.

Pauline has a passion for facilitating support groups for parents like her (2 daughters who required individualized support) and for imparting social skill building to preteens/teens, foundational to preparing and navigating secondary school “life”.  She loves to do family day hikes rain or shine, gardening and anything creative like jewelry making.

paulinet@mvpedtherapy.com


Stephanie Brunson, COTA/L

stephanieb@mvpedtherapy.com


Dana Fare, OTR/L

Dana has been a pediatric occupational therapist for over 20 years. Her experience includes working in the Issaquah School District, at Eastside Children’s Therapy, and Maple Valley Pediatric Therapy although she now works for our clinic as needed.  Dana has extensive experience working with children with developmental disabilities including: autism spectrum disorders, sensory processing disorders, ADD/ADHD, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, visual impairments, anxiety and behavioral disorders, and learning disabilities. Her treatment specialties include early intervention, fine motor skills, handwriting, and feeding intervention. Dana has helped families navigate and access services in the public school system, and advocate for their children’s needs.  Dana has received continuing education in many different treatment areas and programs such as:  listening therapy (iLs), Handwriting Without Tears, feeding therapy, torticollis, and sensory processing strategies which include directing the implementation of effective sensory diets in the home and classroom.

In her free time, Dana enjoys gardening knitting, traveling, and spoiling her four-legged furry kids.

danaf@mvpedtherapy.com


Our Support Staff

 

Catherine Angehrn, Billing Coordinator

cathiea@mvpedtherapy.com
Bio coming soon!


Heide Pritchard, Office Administrator

heidep@mvpedtherapy.com
Bio coming soon!