Meet Our Staff

San Diego

Adina

Being born and raised in San Diego, I can’t help but to think that I have the best home town in the world!
I found my way to DTC in 2007 when I was looking for a change from the school district model and I haven’t left ever since. Speech pathology allowed me to combine elements from my experience as a reading program specialist, my love for languages, and passion for vocal music into a career that I enjoy. But what I love the MOST about my job (besides being able to act like a big kid) is when I get the opportunity to share in a family’s joy after we’ve worked together to help their child find their voice. It is truly an honor and a blessing for me.
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Bridgette Anderson

Bridgette

My original plan was to be an elementary school teacher. During a year break from UCSD, I worked as an assistant in a special education class that specialized in autism. While there, I learned about the field of occupational therapy, and I was hooked! Through that field, I would be able to look at the whole child from a medical, educational, and play perspective. While I went to school for my Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy at San Jose State University, I worked part time at ACES providing ABA therapy. Upon graduation, I took a job at Children’s Hospital in San Diego.

In 2003-2004, the CEO of ACES, Kristin Farmer, and I discussed the idea of DTC as a way to provide speech and occupational therapy to the community. So, while working for ACES, I started Developmental Therapy Center. I loved working with children while moving and playing, and I loved engaging a child socially while I explored their brain and body movements. Today, I enjoy working with so many talented therapists, engaging in multiple clinical conversations about our clients, and figuring out ways to make therapy more fun, more efficient, and most beneficial.

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Jane James

Jane

Employed with DTC since: September 2014

I studied communication science disorders at Temple University in Philadelphia, where I lived for 12 years. My hometown is Staten Island, NY. I became a speech-language pathologist because I wanted to be able to make an impact on individuals’ lives each day. I love working with children because it allows me to help them have a voice in this world. I am particularly interested in augmentative and alternative communication. The person I admire most is Oprah Winfrey. One of my favorite things to do is discovering a new TV series to get into.

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Jenny Meyer

Jenny

I am originally from a small island outside of Seattle and have a true passion for working with children and families. I hold a Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences and a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from San Diego State University. I work at the San Diego location and chose the field of occupational therapy because I believe that every child deserves to have a happy and fulfilling childhood. I am dedicated to helping enrich the lives of children and families that I work with and look forward to every challenge. I love the sunshine, reading, anything outdoors and am a 10+ year participant in the 3-Day Breast Cancer Walk (that’s over 600 miles walked!!).
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Nathalie Ramirez

Nathalie

I’ve been with Developmental therapy since April 2013, however it was not until October of 2013 that I became full time. I’m one of your go to for your insurance and billing questions for our locations outside of San Diego. On my free time, I enjoy swimming, reading, and spending time with my loved ones.
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Tirsa

I have been with DTC since January 2011 and have enjoyed every minute. It’s an amazing feeling hearing and helping a child use their voice for the first time. It’s an even more amazing feeling watching the parents light up to the sound of their child’s voice. I am a native San Diegan, a lover of furry animals, especially dogs (my Chihuahua’s name is Chiquito); I enjoy being outdoors, shopping, drinking coffee and challenging myself via Pilates. I’m a traveler and love being in different cities/countries around the world and being able to experience it all with my husband.
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Trish Faught

Trish

I was born in Madrid, Spain on El Torejon Air Force Base. I am the fourth of six children. After my father retired from the Air Force, we settled in Chula Vista where I graduated from Castle Park High School. I started my working career in a hearing aid factory doing payroll, credits and other various duties. I then went into health care working at a Care Center in Chula Vista for 23 years. Ten years ago, I switched paths and began working at a speech clinic, DTC purchased the speech clinic and here I am today.
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Stacey

I was born over seas in Belgium, the land of delicious waffles and chocolate! I’ve lived in San Diego since I was 5 years old and after exploring different cities during college and grad school I’m glad to be back. I hold my Master’s of Occupational Therapy from the University of St. Augustine and have a Bachelors Degree in Human Development and Family Studies from Arizona State University. After being introduced to the world of OT during college I could not imagine myself in any other career. It’s a great feeling being able to see a child grow, play, learn and reach their highest potential. I believe every child and family should receive the opportunity to live life as best they can and it brings me so much joy knowing that in the field of OT we do just that, along with playing and getting messy! 

Outside of the office you can find me exploring the ocean, riding my bike along the beach, hiking with my favorite furry friend (my dog named Henley) or hanging out and relaxing with family and friends!

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Carlsbad

Katie

I was born and raised in Pasadena, California. I earned my Bachelor’s of Arts and Master’s of Arts degrees in Speech Language and Hearing Sciences at San Diego State University. I love working with the pediatric population! The best part of my job is seeing my clients work to better communicate and achieve their goals. Outside of the clinic, you can find me shopping, playing soccer, running, hiking, and spending time with friends and family.

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Jeff

I am a native of North San Diego County, I completed my Master of Occupational Therapy degree from University of St. Augustine in San Marcos, CA.   As a husband and father of 3 young children, I quickly found my niche working in pediatric occupational therapy; drawn by the play-based approach utilized at Developmental Therapy Center.  As an occupational therapist, I love helping children lay the foundations of efficient sensory processing and finding the “best fit” strategies to enhance their participation in their daily “occupations” including, play, social, academic, and self-help skills.  When not treating clients, I enjoy time at home with my family and serving my local church.  My favorite free time activities include disc golf and cycling.

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Orange County

Andrea A.

Andrea

I have been working in the speech department at DTC since 2011. I graduated from Long Beach State with my degree in Communicative Disorders. I love all water sports and I spend my weekends at the beach or in a pool.
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Bay Area

Kathy Ha

Kathy

I was on track to be a child psychologist or a Disneyland character. However, after learning about the field of communicative disorders from my two older sisters, an interest was sparked that I had never felt before. Now, I’m doing what I love most, and that’s being a pediatric speech therapist. One of the reasons I love being a speech therapist is it allows me opportunities to witness children persevere through challenges and reach their goal. Regardless if the goal is small, large, or still in progress, I feel lucky to be a part of it. One fun fact about me is that I’m a marathon runner and triathlete. Outside of the clinic, you can find me running on the trails/track, swimming with friends, trying new places with my fiancé, spending time with my family, or at the happiest place on Earth, Disneyland!
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Lauren Seadler

Lauren

I have been a speech-language pathologist at DTC since June 2013. I love working with the pediatric population because I am able to create positive changes in the lives of my clients that will help them meet their greatest potentials in their futures. Outside of work, you can find me at every country music concert in town, jet-setting to faraway places, watching and playing sports, and spending time with friends and family.
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Michelle
Occupational Therapist