Meet our Occupational Therapists
Jennifer (Jenny) Antelo-Justiniano
I love helping children develop their fine motor skills, visual motor skills, and executive functioning skills through play and movement to prepare their bodies to learn and grow. I have a background in working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, sensory processing difficulties, and feeding difficulties. I am trained in the Beckman Oral Motor Protocol. I have furthered my knowledge in feeding and eating skills over the continuing education courses I have taken. I enjoy collaborating and working directly with families to ensure that they are involved in every aspect of the therapy process to best meet the needs of each child both in the home and in the community. I graduated from Stony Brook University in June of 2015. I had various placements throughout my educational and professional career in school-based therapy, pediatric outpatient clinic, and home-based therapy.
Hello! My name is Ryan Fukuji. I am Occupational Therapist who has been practicing since 2019. I began my career at SLEA as a student intern, and was later hired on after finishing my schooling. I graduated from California State University, Los Angeles (CSULA) with a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science and Biosciences. I completed my Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy at California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH). I work primarily in clinic-based OT, and also have experience with school-based clients as well. I love to engage my clients in play-based therapy and have a blast letting my inner child come out, while guiding them towards their goals. I enjoy utilizing my background in Kinesiology, and knowledge of the movement of the human body to better assist my clients in developing their motor skills in a fun and engaging way. I enjoy collaborating with the families whom I serve to in order to find personalized approaches towards our goals.
Hi there! My name is Kaley Meister and I’m an Occupational Therapist (MOT, OTR/L). I have been working as an OT since 2016. I work in all three domains including school based OT, clinic based OT, and in-home/early intervention OT services. I most enjoy working with in-home/early intervention kiddos because I love collaborating with families and being able to work on areas of need in the kiddos natural environment. I enjoy being hands on and engaging in a play based floortime therapy model. My main priorities in therapy are that the kiddo is having fun and engaging, while carrying over these newly learned skills or strategies into everyday living with the family. I also have a past history working in hand therapy, and enjoy working on fine motor skills and hand strengthening activities and making it fun!
Lorraine Montoya is an occupational therapist at SLEA. She graduated from California State University Long Beach with a bachelor’s degree in Health Science. She graduated from the University of Texas-El Paso with a master’s degree in Occupational Therapy. Lorraine has volunteered, interned, and worked in a variety of pediatric settings such as summer camps, a preschool for children with special needs, early intervention, and outpatient clinics. Lorraine hopes to improve the self-efficacy of children and their families as they grow and learn.
Dr. Tristen Taylan, OTD, OTR/L is a registered and licensed Occupational Therapist who graduated from the Doctorate program at West Coast University in April 2020. In 2014, she graduated from California State University, Northridge with her Bachelor’s degree in Child and Adolescent Development. Tristen has over 10 years of personal experience working with children and adolescents and as a paraprofessional in the school setting. She loves working with kids of all ages and looks forward to continuing her career as a Pediatric Occupational Therapist! Being one of six kids in her family, Tristen understands and values the unique needs of each individual, while also working together to function as a whole family. She enjoys collaborating with each family to meet their specific needs. Tristen strives to help others reach their highest potential possible through her dedication and enthusiastic outlook on life.