Analisa VanOostrum, DPT
Analisa grew up in a small town in Washington, knowing from a young age she was interested in working in health-care. She graduated from George Fox University with a bachelor’s degree in Biology and a minor in Spanish. She then went on to receive her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Eastern Washington University. She has previously worked in Roseburg as a pediatric physical therapist and has since relocated to the Portland area with her husband to be closer to family and continue working in the pediatric setting. She enjoys working with children and families to help them reach their goals in a fun and collaborative way. In her free time she enjoys baking, reading, hiking, and spending time with family.
Growing up in rural SE Arizona, Emily escaped after high school to attend Northern Arizona University where she majored in Psychology and minored in Spanish. After graduating, she worked with the pediatric population in SPED classrooms and respite care. She held positions in Arizona, North Carolina, and Maryland before finding her home in Oregon. She graduated from Linn-Benton’s OTA program and started practicing at Connect the Dots in Eugene. A few years later, she took on the role of instructor for the OTA program in 2019, and has been happily spreading her love for OT with students ever since! She will soon be completing a Master’s in Health Administration. When she’s not participating in educational activities, she loves to hike, yoga, dance, and craft. She travels as much as possible and enjoys getting to meet new people and gain new perspectives.
A transplant to the area via her husband, Stephanie has been involved with the medical community in Roseburg since 2017. Currently a stay-at-home mom, she has a master’s degree in public health with an undergraduate degree in Human Development & Family Sciences from Oregon State University. She enjoys serving, as time allows, the various needs within the community, especially when it involves kids! Her hobbies include anything outdoors, gardening, listening to podcasts, cooking and spending time with family and friends.
Kat Petersen, MOTR/L, CHT
Certified Hand Therapist
Kat graduated from the Medical University of South Carolina with her Masters of OT in 2013. She spent the next few years living and working in New York City in a big hospital system before moving to Roseburg, OR in 2016 with her husband. After achieving her Certification in Hand Therapy – a feat all on its own – she decided to move on from orthopedics to work with this amazing group serving the kids of Douglas County. A Mom to two energetic boys herself, she is passionate about helping children live their life to the fullest and she is excited to work with you and your family! She spends her free time outdoors, wine tasting, dancing, and hanging out with her family and fur babies.
Rebecca Moyer, MOTR/L
Rebecca grew up on a dairy farm in rural Minnesota and, after graduating with her Master’s of Occupational Therapy from the University of North Dakota in 2013, started her career as a traveling occupational therapist. She experienced a variety of settings and locations and fell in love with pediatrics and Oregon. She loves that she gets to experience the work of children (also known as “play”) all day and believes that all children are needed, necessary, and enjoyable. Rebecca, her husband, and three sons live in Roseburg. Her boys are the highlight of her life and their home is always very energetic. She engages in the community as a Sunday School teacher and plays on local volleyball teams. In her free time, she loves being with her family and exploring this beautiful area, camping, bike riding, cycling, walking, and playing cards and games.
Suzanna was raised in Austin, TX, and moved to Portland for school in 2016. Suzanna grew up around occupational therapy, having a mom as an OT and being a therapy aid throughout high school and college. Suzanna has always been drawn to pediatrics, taking roles in the past as a camp counselor and as a children’s biking and golf instructor. Suzanna loves working with kiddos as it allows her to be fun and creative with her approach to therapy.
She graduated from the LBCC COTA program and completed her fieldwork in the Rosburg area and is excited to be back as a team member with future goals of helping the community. In her free time, she likes to take walks with her golden retriever, drawing and likes to collect an absurd amount of stationery.
Hello! Kristen is a Vermont Native Mama of 2 fur babies and 1 baby girl. She ventured to Florida right after high school where she completed her Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant Degree. Fast forward a few years and she landed in Roseburg, Oregon. Her favorite things to do outside of work are ride dirt bikes, go camping, explore with her family and go to the wildlife safari. She loves being a COTA because she is able to focus on creativity and unique treatment programs for each child as well as work with parents to make life easier.
A Douglas County resident most of her life, Kelli moved away to get a medical professional degree from the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program out of Linn -Benton Community College. She then came back to serve the underserved rural residents of Roseburg, her hometown. She enjoys OT for its diversified approach to serving the individual and their families. When she’s not in the river tube, husband’s family BBQ’s, playing with toys with her daughter or baking she’s probably frolicking with her chickens.
Speech Therapy Manager
Jennifer graduated from California State University East Bay in 2009 with her master’s degree as a Speech Language Pathologist. She has been privileged to work in a variety of settings and is happy to be working with children again to help them reach their goals and see them grow! She has two children of her own, one of which has special needs, so she is able to empathize with parents and caregivers. In her downtime she likes to craft with her Cricut and sew. Now that she has shared some about herself she looks forward to learning more about you!
Harlee is Explore Engage Enjoy’s Administrative Manager. She has over five years of management experience in various settings. She was raised and currently lives in the Roseburg area. Roseburg holds her here with the beautiful scenery and upcoming adventures. She is passionate about helping kiddos grow and reach their full potential and loves being a part of their journey with therapy. In her free time she enjoys hiking, exploring with her dog Chance, and doing home improvement projects.
About Explore Engage Enjoy
Explore Engage Enjoy is a pediatric outpatient therapy clinic offering occupational, physical, and speech therapy services for children from birth to age 18 years old. The clinic offers a variety of services to improve access to quality care including direct therapy services, patient centered outcomes research, therapy student education, and a future therapeutic daycare.
It is the mission, duty, and exempt purpose of Explore Engage Enjoy to improve pediatric therapy outcomes through research and rural access to care.