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Managers and Program Directors

Amanda Harms


Human Resources Manager

Angie Marshall


Speech-Language Pathologist

Angie Marshall, MA, CCC-SLP, is an ASHA certified and California licensed speech-language pathologist with over 18 years experience working with children. She began her career working with preschool and early elementary-aged children at the Coeur ...

Ann Connelly


Ann Connelly, Grins 'n' Giggles Program Manager

Ann brings over 15 years experience in education.  She enjoyed 10 years as a Kindergarten teaching assistant before moving to the school’s Development Department to assist in fundraising and event planning.

Audrey Osburn


Occupational Therapist

Audrey Osburn, MOT, OTR/L, is licensed and  registered Occupational Therapist who graduated from Xavier University with a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts and a master’s degree in Occupational Therapy. She has worked in a pediatric clinic, and ...

Brandon Allen


Adult Services Program Manager

Brittney Verdugo


Occupational Therapist

Brittney Verdugo is an Occupational Therapist with 7 years of experience in a variety of pediatric settings ranging from early intervention, school-based, clinic-based and hippotherapy. She holds a master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from ...

Carolina Balladares


Watch Me Grow and Family Resource Center Manager

Carolina joined Gatepath in October 2010 and is currently the Watch Me Grow and Family Resource Center Program Manager.  She has more than 20 years of experience working in the early childhood and family services field; as a preschool teacher, ...

Catherine Buckman


Lead Occupational Therapist

Catherine Buckman has been a pediatric occupational therapist since 2000, earning a Masters of Arts degree in Occupational Therapy. She has worked in multiple settings including a clinic, school-based, and outpatient hospital, in addition to ...

Ginny Phixaykoune


Occupational Therapist

Ginny Phixaykoune is an Occupational Therapist who received her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from McGill University in Canada. She has worked in the area of pediatrics for about 4 years and has experience in both the clinic and ...

Jennifer Senecal


Learning Campus Manager

Jennifer is an experienced non-profit professional with over 14 years of management experience who joined the Gatepath team in early 2014. She currently oversees the North Learning Resource Campus located in Daly City, CA. This adult day program ...

Joan Ryan


Talent Acquisition Manager

Drawn to the agency’s dedication to “Turning Disabilities Into Possibilities,” Joan joined Gatepath in 2014 to support our on-going recruiting, hiring and training efforts.  “We have the best, most caring and dedicated employees and I’m proud to be ...

Kazumi Ohira



Lisa Westhorpe


Occupational Therapist

Lisa Westhorpe received her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from Leeds Beckett University, England. She spent several years working in the UK with a variety of client groups including geriatrics, adults with developmental disabilities and ...

Nicole Longa


Children’s Education Program Manager

Nicole Longa has been an Early Childhood Special Educator for 12 years. She has a Master’s degree and Level II teaching credential from San Francisco State University in Early Childhood Special Education. She is the lead for the Early Childhood ...

Patty Holm


Employment Services Manager

Patty has more than 18 years of experience working with adults with developmental disabilities in vocational settings. Currently, she oversees Gatepath’s Employment Services, which consists of individual and group placements, job coaching and ...

Sammy Rotich


Information Technology Manager

Sammy has been with Gatepath for over 20 years, starting as its coordinator of transportation services. Through the years, his responsibilities grew and he was later promoted to manager of information technology, where he has utilized over 18 years ...

Sheila Devore


Community Engagement Manager