Geri Aman, OTR/L, Therapy Coordinator
Geri graduated with a Bachelor of Science in occupational therapy from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington in 1977. She has over 30 years of experience working with children in a variety of settings. In addition to pediatrics, she has worked in home health and hospice as a therapist, rehabilitation coordinator, and director. Geri has participated in a wide range of continuing education courses related to pediatrics. She is trained in a variety of sensory integration techniques, the Wilbarger Deep Pressure Protocol, Bal-A-Vis-X, and Therapeutic Listening. She has also received extensive training on dealing with children with feeding difficulties. When Geri is not working at the clinic, she enjoys camping, spending time with her children and grandchildren and doing crafts.
Alyssa Jefferson, OTR/L
Alyssa graduated from Lenoir Rhyne University in Columbia, South Carolina in 2019 with a master’s in occupational therapy. After receiving her degree, she worked at a pediatric outpatient center in Raleigh, North Carolina where she helped children with varying diagnoses in a variety of settings (daycare, preschool, home, and outpatient). She loves working with children, focusing on children’s strengths and learning through play, as well as working with families to create positive change in their natural environment. Alyssa serves children with a variety of challenges including sensory processing issues, fine motor delays, motor development and coordination difficulties, and self-care skills. She enjoys a multidisciplinary team approach and feels that parents are the biggest team members for a child. Alyssa’s favorite leisure activities include walking her dog Big Mac, spending time with family and friends, baking and hiking.
Kecia Speck, COTA
Kecia graduated in 2014 from Linn Benton Community College with an Associate of Applied Science degree, licensed in the state of Oregon as a COTA and is a member of the AOTA and OTAO. She has provided therapy services throughout Linn, Benton and Marion counties. She continues to learn new skills by participating in a wide range of continuing education in the area of pediatrics. Providing evidence based therapy to children in all stages of development in a safe space for autonomy is her life’s passion. Her happiest moments are spent in the outdoors with her horses and two giant dogs.
“If you’re always trying to be normal you will never know how amazing you can be.” – Maya Angelou
Karli Nielsen, COTA/L
Prior to becoming a COTA/L I was a personal support worker for Developmental Disabilities for four years. I then graduated from Linn Benton Community College with an Associate of Applied Science Degree in 2020 and am licensed in the state of Oregon as a COTA. I have a passion for working with children and their families to help them achieve their goals. Nothing makes my heart happier than seeing the joy on a child’s face when they reach a goal. When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time with my family, kayaking, fishing, camping, puzzles, reading, arts, crafts, Disney, and playing with my dogs Weatherby and Millie.
“Occupational therapy is more than a job. For many it is a calling. We felt drawn to it.” – Amy Lamb, OTD, OT/L, FAOTA