Melanie V., MSOT, OTR/L, ATC

Meet Ms. Melanie: our Groot-loving Clinical Executive who first came to Carrico as a fieldwork student in 2015! Ms. Melanie graduated with a Bachelor’s in Athletic Training from Chapman University, where she was a student-athlete. After developing a passion for working with the pediatric population while volunteering at a Joni and Friends mission trip, she earned her Master’s in Occupational Therapy from West Coast University. 

As part of the team, Ms. Melanie enjoys working alongside Carrico kiddos and staff, as they inspire and motivate her to be better! Today, this dedicated OT is certified to use the SOSI Assessment, and she has completed training for the SOS Approach to Feeding, Beckman Oral Motor, and NDT. Ms. Melanie has also earned her Level A DMI certification.

Outside of the clinic, she loves playing volleyball, eating sushi, and taking care of her mini Australian bernedoodle, Luka, who has big dreams of becoming a therapy dog one day!