Meet Our Team
Our team consists of high quality occupational and speech therapists that have been handpicked for their passion for pediatrics and knowledge and experience within the field.
We work collaboratively as a team, meeting on a consistent basis to discuss and brainstorm the best treatment options for all of our patients.
Mallory Pinocchio, OTD, MOT, OTR/L
Doctor of Occupational Therapy
Dr. Pinocchio has had a passion for infants and children since she was a child herself. Fortunately, this passion has developed into a lifelong career.
Dr. Pinocchio received a Doctorate in Occupational Therapy from the University of Southern California and a Masters of Occupational Therapy from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences. Her doctoral work was specific to early intervention, providing occupational therapy services in the home setting to children age newborn to three years old, resulting in specialized knowledge and experience.
Dr. Pinocchio holds the following certifications: DIR Floortime, USC Chan Sensory Integration, and Yoga for the Special Child. Her continued education includes the following: Handwriting Without Tears, AEIOU Approach to Feeding, and DIR Approach to Feeding.
Dr. Pinocchio has professional experience working in a variety of pediatric settings including running her own early intervention business providing in-home services, having a role as contributing faculty to Masters and Doctoral students, providing school-based services PreK-8th Grade, and providing outpatient services newborn through teenage years.
As a clinician, her values are expressed throughout her every therapy session. Dr. Pinocchio emphasizes family-centered care, understanding, individualized treatment, and a holistic approach when providing occupational therapy services.
Alyssa Snow, MOT, OTR/L
Alyssa has always been passionate about children and was lucky enough to find a career that allows her to watch children grow and flourish every day! As a pediatric occupational therapist, Alyssa has worked with children from infancy through teenage years on a variety of challenges including sensory processing differences, motor development, feeding difficulties, social-emotional behaviors, emotional regulation, and much, much more!
She received her Masters in Occupational Therapy from University of St. Augustine after receiving a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Oregon State University. As a clinician, Alyssa continues to further her expertise, she has earned the following certifications: USC Chan Sensory Integration, Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing Disorders, Anxious Eaters and Anxious Mealtime. Alyssa loves to bring a creative and motivating environment to all sessions, while utilizing a family-centered and holistic approach to achieve the best outcome for each child’s development and skill.
Elise Ongaro, COTA/L
Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant
Elise’s many years of experience in pediatric development has prepared her for a profession in occupational therapy. She earned her Bachelors of Arts degree in English Creative Writing from The University of Colorado at Boulder in 2013, while teaching tennis to the Denver Special Olympics team. Soon after, Elise received her associates degree from Pima Medical Institute of Denver in 2018. During that time, Elise completed an internship program at Craig Hospital in Denver, Colorado further developing her occupational therapy skills. While living in Colorado she enjoyed hiking, fly fishing, and attending CU football games.
Elise’s passion in pediatrics stems from being a self employed nanny for many years, working in the California public school system, and teaching tennis. Elise began her career in occupational therapy in the public school system, and then gained experience in sensory integration at a therapy center in Half Moon Bay, California. She has worked with children of all ages with a variety of diagnosis, and looks forward to growing as a therapist.
Hailey Corthell, M.S., CCC-SLP
Speech and Language Pathologist
Hailey has worked with children of all ages as a speech-language pathologist (SLP) since 2016. She earned her Bachelors in Anthropology from Wagner College on Staten Island, New York in 2011. She then discovered her passion for teaching through education outreach with the National Park Service at Oregon Caves National Monument and Congaree National Park. After traveling abroad and experiencing the power of language and communication, Hailey earned her Masters in Clinical Speech-Language Pathology from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona.
She then completed her Clinical Fellowship to earn a Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA). Hailey has worked in elementary and middle school, early intervention, private practice, in-home, and outpatient settings with children with a variety of impairments and disabilities. She enjoys integrating art and play into her therapy and individualizing treatment for each child with functional goals to best improve overall communication skills. Hailey specializes in speech sound production, speech fluency (i.e., stuttering), receptive and expressive language, social skills, preliteracy skills, and augmentative and alternative communication (AAC).
Taylor Baldry, M.S., CCC-SLP
Speech and Language Pathologist
Taylor was born and raised in Sonoma County, CA and was led to the field of Speech Pathology through her love for working with children and her passion for singing. After completing her undergraduate and graduate studies at San Francisco State University, she entered the world of being a speech-language pathologist (SLP) in private practice! Taylor spent the first six years of her career working as an SLP and eventually a clinical supervisor in Santa Rosa, CA.
She has experience working with clients across the lifespan with a variety of diagnoses, and her passions in the field include early intervention, parent education, and clinical supervision of students and professionals. Recently, she made the move up to Reno and is thrilled to be part of such a collaborative work environment! In her free time, Taylor loves to travel, travel, travel! She’s always planning her next adventure.