Vanessa earned her degree in 1983 from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. She has been an Occupational Therapist and a Leader in a variety of settings, including pediatric outpatient clinics, school districts, children’s hospitals, early childhood intervention programs, a private practice, pediatric home health agencies and her State Professional Organization (TOTA). Special skills include SIPT certification, autism treatment, early childhood intervention and staff development. She is a member of TOTA, TAHC&H and AOTA.
Vanessa has had several roles in THERAPY 2000, including staff therapist, Division Manager, Executive Director of Operations, Regional Vice President and has recently taken on the role of Executive Director of Clinical Excellence and Quality Assurance. She is responsible for the development, management and implementation of THERAPY 2000’s risk management, compliance and quality assurance processes and policies. She is also leading the Clinical Program Directors as they ensure that THERAPY 2000 is constantly striving to remain the leader in Clinical Excellence.
Vanessa is an animal lover, enjoys sitting out on the back porch, working in the yard, going to church, spending time with her family, and reading when she is not working.