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Our Team

Claudia Yagel, OTR/L, CAS

Administrator/Occupational Therapist

Claudia is an El Paso native and has be serving the community for 8+ years. She obtained her Masters in Occupational Therapy from the University of Texas at El Paso in 2011. Claudia has dedicated her time specializing with the pediatric population,  emphasizing in children with Autism and Sensory Processing Disorders. Claudia is a Certified Autism Specialist  https://apps.ibcces.org/badges/v/4bfd1 

Shelley Lowery, COTA

Alternate Administrator/Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant

Shelley has been an Occupational Therapy Assistant for 10 years; her focus for the last 6 years has been with the pediatric population. She obtained her Associates of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy Assistant from Western New Mexico University in 2007.  Outside of her career Shelley enjoys spending time riding her horses and competing in rodeos.   

Lucia Esparza, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Lucia has been a pediatric therapist in the El Paso area for over 8 years. She obtained her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Texas at El Paso in 2010. In her spare time she has organized a non profit martial arts class for kids with special needs. 

Sofia Garcia, SLP-A

Speech Therapy Assistant

Sofia is an El Paso native and graduated from New Mexico University with her Bachelor's degree in Communication Disorders. As a member of the National Student Speech Language and Hearing Association, she has volunteered with elementary schools, nursing homes, and private sector. She plans on pursuing her Master's degree in Bilingual Speech-Language Pathology.

Lisa Aguirre

Program Coordinator/Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant

Lisa is an El Paso Native and graduated with her associates degree at Pima Medical Institute. She has dedicated her career ad time to specializing in the pediatric population. Outside of her career she volunteers at her daughter's school. In her spare time, she enjoys playing in a softball league to stay active. 

Connie Franco

Office Manager

Connie has 16+ years experience in the medical field. She manages all office operations and procedures. Connie has a passion to help our patients obtain all services they need. She has a great love for her husband, children and grandchildren. 

"With God all things are possible" -Matthew 19:26

Samantha Vidalez

Administrative Assistant

Samantha works on processing referrals/authorizations for all of  our patients. She has a beautiful daughter Gianna, whom she loves to spend time with.  She also enjoys traveling and music events.