Our Directors

Leslie Weinstein, MA, OTR/L -

Leslie is a Founder and Co-director of Westchester Occupational Therapy Associates. Her educational background includes a Bachelor’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from the University of Wisconsin in Madison and a Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy from New York University. Along with Jane, Leslie co-chaired the Pediatric Special Interest Group of the Westchester chapter of the New York Occupational Therapy Association (NYSOTA) for 2 years, arranging and presenting lectures, workshops and professional mentoring groups for the occupational therapy community in Westchester, Putnam and Rockland Counties. Leslie has presented at NYSOTA’s annual conference and has given workshops to daycare facilities, schools and parent support groups on Sensory Integration. Leslie was certified in Vestibular Rehabilitation Training from the university of Miami in 1998, and has received extensive postgraduate training in this specialized area of occupational therapy. She has 3 young sons and knows all the tricks.

Jane Soodalter, MS, OTR/L -

Jane is a Founder and Co-director, with Leslie, of Westchester Occupational Therapy Associates. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Biology from Boston University and her Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy from Columbia University. Jane and Leslie were Pediatric Co-Chairs of the New York State OT Association for 2 years, provided lectures and workshops for the Westchester, Rockland and Putnam OT community. Jane has been serving on the Mercy College Occupational Therapy Program Professional Advisory Board for the last 4 years and has lectured to schools and parent groups across Westchester about how Sensory Integration difficulties impact on children’s lives. Jane has had extensive post graduate training in vestibular rehabilitation therapy and received her Certification of Competency in Vestibular Rehabilitation from the University of Miami in 1998. Jane has raised two children to adulthood and has lived to tell the tale!

Our Therapists
are highly trained, licensed, occupational therapists with many years experience and expertise

Kristina Kavey, OTR/L
Tracey Carriera, MOT/L
Henry Guerrero, MS OTR/L
Eliza Kace, MS OTR/L
Jill Salman, MS OTR/L
Rachel Africk, OTR/L
Lynn Melickian, OTR/L
Karen Miles, MS, OTR/L

Our Administrative Staff

Diane Gonda, Office Manager