Occupational Therapists

Amy Perry, OTR/L

Pediatric Occupational Therapist

Director of Therapy
Amy received her degree in Occupational Therapy from Lenoir-Rhyne College in Hickory, North Carolina. She has worked with children in the hospital, home, school, aquatic, and outpatient settings. She and husband, Bill, launched Foundations Therapy in 2003. Their passion is to provide a family atmosphere, quality therapy, and to be a resource for those in need. Amy specializes in the area of Sensory Processing Disorder and does presentations within the community. She has received extensive training in various therapeutic strategies, such as Astronaut Training, Brain Gym®, Therapeutic Listening®, Balametrics, oral motor techniques, handling, Handwriting Without Tears®, Getting It Write, and infant massage. She is Certified in the Sensory Integration and Praxis Tests (SIPT), Certified Trainer in Interactive Metronome®, Certified in Advanced Therapeutic Listening®, Certified in Infant Massage, and Certified in the Sequential Oral Sensory Feeding Protocol. In her spare time, she chases after her three school-age boys. She enjoys relaxation at the park, fishing, and staying cool in a pool. She also enjoys anything outdoors where her boys can run and be boys!
Email: aperry@foundationstherapy.net

Andrea Schutz, LOT

Pediatric Occupational Therapist

Andrea graduated with a degree in occupational therapy from Utica College of Syracuse University. She has a history working in the field of psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Hospital where she supervised Occupational Therapy students for 7 years. She has worked in the school system for over 20 years. She specializes in working with children on the Autism Spectrum. She has a listening ear that allows her to meet the child and family right where they are and help them. Andrea enjoys dancing, music, and taking a stroll on beautiful Clearwater Beach at sunset.

Kristin W Dawson, OTR/L

Pediatric Occupational Therapist

Kristin received her degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Florida and has been a practicing pediatric therapist for over 20 years. She holds two minors from Florida State University in Child Development and Child and Adolescent Psychology. Kristin has worked in the hospital, school, home, outpatient, aquatic and hippo therapy settings. Kristin currently specializes in the area of Sensory Processing Disorder, ADD/ADHD, learning differences, executive function disorder, dysgraphia, and behavior management. She has extensive training in various handwriting programs including Getting It Write, Loops ‘N Groups, Handwriting Without Tears®, Vision Therapy Training and Treatment, Sensory Processing Disorders, Neurodevelopmental Treatment, Craniosacral Therapy, Aquatic Therapy and Hippotherapy. Kristin provides workshops in the community and school settings. She is a Certified Early Intervention Specialist and Certified Educator of Infant Massage. In her free time, Kristin loves to cheer on her three children at their various sports and activities. She loves the outdoors and enjoys photography.

Katie Pacheco, MS, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Katie received her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from Virginia Commonwealth University. While there she also worked with the Virginia Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disorders organization in a program aimed at bringing a variety of professions together to expand our understanding and treatment of kids with neurodevelopmental disorders. Prior to becoming an OT, Katie was a teacher in public schools, where she taught both elementary and middle school students. Her experience includes working with kids who have a variety of diagnoses including Sensory Processing Disorder, Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Brachial Plexus Injuries, Cerebral Palsy, Traumatic Brain Injuries, Down Syndrome and other genetic abnormalities, as well as fine motor and behavioral challenges. She is passionate about finding a pathway to a full and successful life for all kids. Outside of work, Katie loves spending time with her husband and their Great Dane, June, as well as running, kayaking, drawing, and training horses.

Vicki Stevenson, OTR/L

Pediatric Occupational Therapist

Vicki received her degree in Occupational Therapy from Brunel University London and has been a practicing OT for over 20 years, working in both Britain and America. She specializes in treating children with a range of differences including Sensory Processing Disorders, Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Executive Function Disorders, fine motor/handwriting differences, and behavioral issues. She has received comprehensive training in various therapeutic strategies including Sensory Integration, The Neurokinesthetic Approach, Handwriting Without Tears®, Brain Gym®, Approach to Developmental Coordination Disorder, The TEACCH Program and Sydney Chu’s Handwriting Program. When Vicki is not busy at Foundations Therapy, she is chasing after her own two wonderful teenage sons who play three sports each!

Jessica Lacina, OTD, OTR/L

Pediatric Occupational Therapist

Jessica received her Doctorate in Occupational Therapy from Nova Southeastern University in Tampa, Florida. She has a passion for working with pediatrics and has experience in various outpatient settings. She was born and raised in Pinellas County and loves spending time outdoors with her dog, Baxter. Jessica enjoys spending time with family and friends, boating, running, and all things Disney.  

Physical Therapist

Alyssa Hanna, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Alyssa received her Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science from the University of Tampa in 2014 and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in 2017. Since graduation, Alyssa has been working with pediatric patients and has a passion for treating children of all ages. She loves children because it requires creativity with every treatment session, and kids always keep you on your toes and make you laugh!
Alyssa was born and raised in New Jersey but moved to Florida for her undergraduate degree. This is when she fell in love with the city of Tampa. In her free time, Alyssa enjoys going to the beach, playing with her dogs, and travelling with her husband.

Speech-Language Pathologists

Bill Perry, MS, CCC-SLP

Pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist

Director of Business
Bill received his Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of South Florida. Bill has worked in private clinic, outpatient, inpatient, public school, private school, and preschool settings. He specializes in language literacy and children with feeding challenges. Bill utilizes techniques from multiple Orton-Gillingham based dyslexia interventions. He is a certified Barton Reading and Spelling System® tutor. He is trained in Lindamood Bell’s LiPS® , Seeing Stars® , and Visualizing and Verbalizing® programs, and the Wilson Reading System®. Bill is also a member of The International Dyslexia Association (IDA), and the Florida Chapter of IDA. To keep up with current research, he attends conferences relating to dyslexia on an annual basis.
With feeding, Bill uses an oral sensory approach in his therapy sessions. Bill is certified in the Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) Approach to Feeding, and has attended advanced trainings in SOS. He is trained in TalkTools’® Sensory Motor Approach to Feeding, Oral Placement Therapy, Oral Motor Therapy: Assessment and Program Plan Development, and Jaw Stability programs. Bill also implements oral motor exercises from the Beckman Oral Motor Protocol. Bill is a Certified Interactive Metronome® Trainer.
Bill was a high school teacher and coach of multiple sports. He and his wife Amy have three active boys. He enjoys playing tennis and fishing.
Email: bperry@foundationstherapy.net

Dhyana Lopez, MS, CCC-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist

Dhyana Lopez obtained her Master of Science Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Nova Southeastern University. She has clinical experience in outpatient rehabilitation hospital and school settings. She has experience working with stuttering and cluttering disorders, as well as Apraxia of Speech, articulation and language disorders. Dhyana has experience working with children who are deaf and hard of hearing, as well as working with children on the Autism Spectrum. Dhyana has over 12 years of experience working with children with a variety of speech and language disorder. She strives to help each child reach his/her individual communication goals. In her free time, Dhyana enjoys traveling with her husband, Jason of 22 years and her two teenage children, Emily and Collin.

Lisa Stratton, MA, CCC-SLP

Pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist

Lisa graduated with her degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Central Florida. She has experience working in the outpatient, school, and home settings. She enjoys working with children in the areas of oral motor, feeding, articulation, language delays, and Central Auditory Processing Disorder. She uses techniques such as Sara Rosenfeld-Johnson’s Horn and Straw Programs, Beckman Oral Motor Protocol, and various oral motor techniques, such as Boshart Techniques and Overland Protocols. She uses the LiPS Program from Lindamood Bell and enjoys working with all disciplines in order to maximize progress for each child. In her free time, Lisa enjoys spending time with her family, scrapbooking, photography, and doing seasonal craft projects.

Theresa Ruth, MSC, CCC-SLP

Pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist

Theresa completed her Bachelors Degree from Florida State University and received her Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of South Florida. She has over 22 years experience in school settings, including 12 years in dual role of Lead Teacher and SLP in a Pre-K Communication Disorders Classroom. She has completed TalkTools® training in oral placement therapy. She enjoys working with children in the areas of oral motor, articulation and language delays. In her free time, Theresa enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading, and traveling.

Kelsey O'Brien, MS,CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

Kelsey received her Master of Science Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of South Florida. She has experience working in the outpatient, school, and home settings. She grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and moved to Tampa in 2011 where she met her husband. She has a younger sister with special needs that she loves very much and may be the reason this field is near and dear to her heart. Kelsey enjoys spending time with her friends, traveling, playing kickball, and playing with her two dogs, Olive and Abby.

Caitlin Jones, MS, CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

Caitlin received her Masters Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of South Florida. Caitlin has worked in public school, preschool, and outpatient settings. She has experience working with children with a variety of communication disorders, including dyslexia, articulation disorders, developmental delays, Down Syndrome, and Autism Spectrum Disorder. Her previous work in the school system included training in Story Grammar Marker, Picture Exhange Communication System (PECS), and Social Stories, as well as experience in integrating communication goals with academic standards. Caitlin is passionate about working with families towards helping empower their child to be the best communicator they can be. She enjoys spending time with her husband and 5 year old daughter kayaking, exploring local parks, and enjoying all that the Florida beaches have to offer.

Office Staff

Danielle Bach

Danielle was born in New York but has lived in Florida for the past 29 years. She has a passion for children with a degree in child development and has worked as a preschool teacher for the past 20 years.  She looks forward to continuing to help children and families receive the therapy services needed while continuing to grow and develop within her office role.  Danielle is a proud mom of two little dogs, Bentley and Simon.  In my spare time, she loves to read, travel, go to dog parks, the beach, and Disney World with friends and family.