21703 Kingsland Blvd, Suite 100, Katy, Texas 77450 • 281-769-1015
Vickie Liang – Registered Lead Occupational Therapist, OTR
Vickie received her Bachelor of Science in Human Development from Cornell University in 2010 and her Master of Science in Family and Child Studies from Texas State University in 2012. She graduated with her Master of Occupational Therapy degree from Texas Woman’s University in 2015. She is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association, the Texas Occupational Therapy Association, and Pi Theta Epsilon Occupational Therapy Honor Society. As a graduate research assistant, Vickie presented a research poster at the 2015 Texas Woman’s University Student Creative Arts and Research Symposium. In collaboration with faculty from the college of nursing and school of occupational therapy at TWU, she led a workshop regarding the application of telehealth in occupational therapy at the 2015 Texas Occupational Therapy Association Mountain Central Conference. Vickie is trained in Listening Therapy, CranioSacral Therapy, Interactive Metronome, NDT Pediatric Facilitation Techniques, Handwriting Without Tears, and Kinesiotaping. She is a Certified Child Life Specialist (CCLS). She is excited to be a part of the Cutting Edge team and to have the opportunity to work with families in Houston and Katy.
Favorite Movies: Anything Disney
Hometown: Houston, TX
Fun Fact: “I’m a big foodie – I’ll try any food at least once!”
Favorite Treat(s): Peanut M&Ms, Lay’s potato chips (classic or flaming hot), smoothies, coffee, boba drinks, and spicy foods.
Dana Sonnino – Registered Occupational Therapist, OTR
Dana graduated from the University of Arizona in 2009 with a Bachelors in Speech Language and Hearing Sciences and a minor in special education. Dana began her career as a licensed Speech Language Pathology Assistant and worked for 5 years before returning to school to pursue her passion as an Occupational Therapist. In 2015, Dana enrolled at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia and graduated with a Masters in Occupational Therapy where she received clinical experience in a skilled nursing facility, hospital, outpatient, school setting, and home health. Dana has experience working with children with a variety of diagnoses including autism, down syndrome, cerebral palsy, and hearing loss. Dana has knowledge in the fundamentals of American Sign Language and is bilingual in Italian. She strives to foster a positive atmosphere and is dedicated to helping her patients reach their full potential. Dana is excited to be a part of Cutting Edge and to have the opportunity to work with families in the Houston area.
Favorite Movies: I don’t really have favorite movies, however I love watching Parenthood and Friends.
Hometown: Plano, TX
Fun Fact: “Italian used to be my first language and I love to cook.”
Janet Lindenmoyer – Registered Occupational Therapist, OTR
Janet graduated magna cum laude from Sam Houston State University in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a minor in Biology. She received her Master of Occupational Therapy degree in 2013 from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, TX where she was a member of the Pi Theta Epsilon Occupational Therapy Honor Society. Janet is trained in Handwriting Without Tears, Zones of Regulation, and is certified to complete the Assisting Hand Assessment for children diagnosed with hemiplegic cerebral palsy and brachial plexus injury. She has experience treating children and young adults with autism, cerebral palsy, developmental delay, Down syndrome, chromosomal abnormality, ADHD, sensory processing disorders, muscular dystrophy, dysgraphia, ataxia, brachial plexus injury, dyspraxia, and various other disorders. Janet has a passion for working with children and their families to fulfill their goals and improve their quality of life. She is so excited to be a member of the Cutting Edge Pediatric Therapy team!
Favorite movie: All romantic comedies
Hometown: Houston, TX
Fun Fact: “I’ve been skydiving twice!”
Favorite Treat(s): Apple pie
Zoobia Qureshe – Registered Occupational Therapist, OTR
Zoobia graduated from the University of Houston in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a minor in Health. She received her Masters of Occupational Therapy degree in 2015 from Texas Woman’s University. She was a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association, the Texas Occupational Therapy Association. She is proud to have chosen Occupational Therapy as her career path. It is a profession that requires compassion, understanding, and sensitivity; all of the characteristics that she values tremendously. She is so excited to be a member of the Cutting Edge Pediatric Therapy team!
Favorite movie: Lion King is my favorite but pretty much LOVE all Disney movies.
Hometown: Houston, TX
Fun Fact: ” I love to bake and make customized truffles for events!”
Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants
Tanesha Smith – Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant, COTA
Tanesha graduated from Texas College in Tyler TX with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Biology in 2007 and from Panola College in Carthage TX from the Occupational Therapy Assistant program in 2016. She has a deep rooted background with Cutting Edge and a passion for pediatrics. Tanesha plans to expand her skills and knowledge as a licensed therapist by completing continuing education courses that will give her access to be updated in the ground breaking treatment advancements for the uplifting of pediatric population. She is excited to be apart of Cutting Edge and to serve the great families of the Katy and Houston area.
Favorite Movies: Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory and Purple Rain
Hometown: San Augustine, TX
Fun Fact: “I’m a former biology high school teacher.”
Lizzy Lundin – Physical Therapist, PT
Lizzy is a licensed physical therapist and has been practicing since 2012. She received her Bachelor’s Degree and Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. For the last seven years, Lizzy has worked with pediatric, adult, and geriatric populations in outpatient, home health, and hospital settings. Lizzy is excited to venture into a new pediatric setting and to join the CEPT team.
Favorite movie: Grease
Hometown: Asheville, North Carolina
Fun Fact: “I love experimenting/baking healthy desserts and going to the YMCA with my family.”
Favorite Treat(s): Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream: Cherry Garcia
Physical Therapy Assistant
Carrie Hanaoka-Jarrett – Physical Therapy Assistant, PTA
Carrie is a licensed physical therapist assistant and has been practicing since 2010 after receiving a Bachelor’s degree from Texas Tech University in Lubbock and her PTA degree from St. Philips College in San Antonio. While in school, Carrie received valuable clinical experience in skilled nursing, outpatient and home health settings with a variety of patient demographics including adult and pediatrics. For the last four years, Carrie has been working with the pediatric population in the home health setting. She has gained valuable knowledge and experience with a variety of developmentally and medically fragile children. Carrie is eager to return to a clinical setting to expand her knowledge and skill set, while also pursuing continued education relevant to her work with Cutting Edge.
Favorite Movie: I am a sucker for any romantic comedy, but also love a good horror film. My husband and I had our first official date watching The Descent many years ago.
Hometown: I am a southern California girl born and raised, but moved to the Katy area for high school where I graduated as a proud Cinco Ranch Cougar.
Fun Fact: “I have 2 amazing little boys, 7 and almost 4. We have fun roughhousing, playing sports, and spending time outside getting dirty, but also love to chill at home with snacks and any Disney movie… because who doesn’t?!”
Favorite Treat(s): Anything and everything with chocolate (but definitely no nuts)!
Certified Speech Therapists
Ainslie Hale – Speech Language Pathologist, SLP
Ainslie Hale graduated from Louisiana State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders in May 2016 and received her Masters in Communication Sciences and Disorders in May 2018. While a graduate student, she received clinical experience working with pediatrics at outpatient clinics, home health, preschools, and a university clinic. She also received clinical experience with adults at a university clinic, inpatient rehab at a hospital. Ainslie is joining Cutting Edge for her Clinical Fellowship year. She is excited to serve the families of Cutting Edge Pediatric and Adult Therapy. Ainslie is currently residing in Katy.
Favorite Movies: Just about any Disney or Christmas movie, Free Willy, Sweet Home Alabama, and Where the Heart Is
Hometown: Bastrop, Louisiana
Fun Fact: “I really enjoy watching TV shows in other languages and learning language from them.”
Favorite Treat(s): Ben and Jerry’s Phish Food Ice Cream!
Jennifer Herbert – Speech Language Pathologist, SLP
Jennifer graduated from Louisiana Tech University with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Communication Disorders in 1997. In 1999, she received a Masters of Science degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences from the University of Southern Mississippi. Jennifer is a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist in both Texas and Louisiana. Additionally, she is a Certified (CCC-SLP) member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Jennifer has over 11 years of experience working in the field of Speech-Language Pathology. She has worked in both schools and outpatient settings. Her career as a Speech-Language Pathologist has been dedicated to working with the pediatric population. She has provided assessments and therapy to both pre-school and school-aged children. Jennifer has treated many types of communication disorders including the following: expressive and receptive language, pragmatic language, articulation, apraxia of speech and fluency. She has worked with children with diagnoses of Autism, Developmental Delays and Down Syndrome. Jennifer enjoys furthering her knowledge by completing continuing education in a variety of areas of interest relating to the field of Speech-Language Pathology. She currently resides in Katy, Texas.
Favorite Movie: It’s a Wonderful Life
Hometown: Metairie/New Orleans, LA
Fun Fact: “My favorite hobbies are dancing and playing tennis.”
Favorite Treat(s): I like various types of chocolate candy, especially dark chocolate, and cheesecake
Kirby Cosco – Speech Language Pathologist, SLP
Kirby Cosco has been a Speech Language Pathologist since 2015. Kirby attended University of Oklahoma where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She then attended University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center where she graduated with a Master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology. Kirby began her career with Cypress Fairbanks school district where she worked at Yeager Elementary from 2015-2018. In 2018, Kirby moved to Alabama where she worked at an outpatient pediatric clinic from 2018-2019. Kirby lives in Katy, Texas.
Favorite Movie: Titanic
Hometown: Houston, TX
Fun Fact: “I love to run and travel.”
Favorite Treat(s):Diet Coke, Cookie cake, Cookies, Iced latte and Ice cream
Stacie Gay – Office Manager
Stacie Gay holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of North Texas and is now calling Houston home. Stacie has been working with children since 2002 and has worked in different fields of Admin and Education since then. She has had the privilege of working with many different types of children and adults and is looking forward to all the new adventures that await her at Cutting Edge Pediatric Therapy. In her spare time, Stacie loves reading, spending time with her family, and spoiling her Labrador Retriever named Abby.
Favorite Movie: Pride and Prejudice
Hometown: I was raised all over the world (Army Brat), but I was born in Corbin, Kentucky (the birthplace of Kentucky Fried Chicken). However, I consider Texas to be my home state.
Fun Fact: “I am very artsy and creative and like to crotchet and do arts and crafts in my free time (so everyone gets wreaths for Christmas).”
Favorite Treat(s): Trail mix with dried fruit (No chocolate)
Lakeisha Laws – Office Coordinator
LaKeisha joined us with multiple years of medical office experience which include benefit verification & scheduling since 2006. Previously, she has held positions as a Customer Service Representative, Patient Care Assistant, and Scheduler for specialties such as Radiology, Otorhinolaryngology, Infusion Therapy, & Pain Management. In her spare time, she enjoys travel, the outdoors, and socializing with family & friends. LaKeisha is looking forward to building a rapport with our patients and their families to create positive experiences and she’s truly excited to be a part of the Cutting Edge Pediatric Therapy team.
Favorite Movies: Anything Disney/Pixar
Hometown: Wharton County, TX
Fun Fact: “I like crafting in my spare time.”
Iris Melgar – Office Coordinator
Iris has been working with children in different fields both administratively and educationally since 2003. She’s the proud wife and mother of two wonderful children, Jael and Julian. She lived in New York City for 32 years prior to moving to Texas in 2014. She and her family love Texas but are true New Yorkers at heart! Let’s go Mets!!!
Favorite Movies: Marvel Movies
Hometown: New York City & Corona
Fun Fact: “I love cooking and Arts & Crafts.”