the Learning Fountain

Meet Our Specialists

Eufrocina "Cina" Tomas-Salonga, OTR/L is a licensed Occupational Therapist and Certified Feeding Specialist, HTC, HWT, NDT, SI, TLP provider and MNRI (Masgutova) associate, with over 30 years of practical experience

Jennifer Yee, OTR/L, is a California licensed Occupational Therapist. Jen earned her BS from UCLA and MS degree from San Jose State. Jen's love for OT was discovered during her time volunteering with children with sensory processing challenges and working with adults recovering from traumatic brain injury. Jen is a Bay Area native and loves exploring local hikes with her dog and cooking vegetables grown in her own garden. Jen completed part of her fieldwork training under the mentorship of Eufrocina Tomas-Salonga at the Learning Fountain.

Rachel Shimer, MOT, OTR/L is a Therapeutic Listening Provider, and MNRI (Masgutova) specialist, trained in NDT, SI, and Feeding Strategies. She has over 13 years of experience practicing Occupational Therapy.

Eric Hiu Laam Cheung, OTR/L is an Occupational Therapist who earned his BS degree from UC Davis in Exercise Biology and an MS in Occupational Therapy from Stanbridge University in Southern California. Eric was born in Hong Kong and emigrated to the Bay Area with his family at age 11. Eric loves empowering children of all ages to reach their full potential and thrives on knowing that he is making a difference in their lives. He is a die-hard Golden State Warriors fan. Go Dubs!!!

Shruti Bhave, OTR/L is a California licensed Occupational Therapist. Shruti was born in India and moved to California at age 8. Shruti interned at the MIND Institute where she worked with many children with neurodevelopmental disorders. She completed her fieldwork training in a variety of settings including sensory clinic, school based, hospital rehab and social work clinics. She has a passion for Occupational Therapy and loves working with the pediatric population. Shruti has a bachelors degree in Neurobiology from UC Davis and a Masters of Arts in Occupational Therapy from USC.

Krista Stoll, OTD, OTR/L, Krista is originally from Southern California and moved to the Bay Area to complete her BA at St. Mary's. She received her clinical doctorate in Occupational Therapy from Samuel Merritt University where her focus was pediatrics and hand therapy specialties. Krista's passion for pediatrics drove her to develop an outdoor camp that focused on fine motor and gross motor development. During her OT training Krista completed her level II internship at the Learning Fountain under the mentorship of Alice Lewsey and Karen Williams. We are thrilled to have her join our team permanently! .

Alice Lewsey, OTR/L is an Anat Banial Method and Felden Krais practitioner, trained in NDT, HWT and Feeding Strategies. Alice was born in Seoul, South Korea and raised in Canada. Alice moved to the Bay Area in 1997, and began her career as an Occupational Therapist. She lives locally with her husband and 2 children. NBCOT certified and CA licensed.

Karen Williams, OTR/L is an SI and VPPS trained Pediatric Therapist with more than 15 years of experience and has specialized in pediatric in home care. Karen was born & raised in the Bay Area and received her degree from The University of Washington. She lives locally with her husband and has four children.

Joan Lightfoot, INSURANCE ADMINISTRATOR Joan has a background in business and has worked in the therapy industry for many years. Joan enjoys spending time watercolor painting and rock collecting. If you have an insurance authorization related questions you may contact her directly at 925-264-9822

Kim Botelho, OPERATIONS AND PATIENT SERVICES Kim joined TLFI in 2013. She fell in love with our kids and their families so she decided to make her once temporary position a permanent one. Kim manages the Learning Fountain's internal operations & staff as well as patient scheduling, billing questions and concerns.

Our dedicated team is here to help unlock your child's full potential, and to provide both you and your child with the tools essential to their development. Contact us today to arrange a consultation, free of charge, and learn how your child can benefit from our Services.

hi harman!

Harman came to TLFI, at just over two years of age. He displayed global developmental delays and was already receiving speech therapy at another facility. His personalized program at TLFI focused on both sensory and reflex integration, oral-motor and oral-sensory work, as well as family training.

Harman responded well to his program. After four months he demonstrated increased attention and focus, and decreased tactile hypersensitivity. His expressive speech started to blossom. He developed mature chewing skills and his eating improved. His spatial orientation and overall body awareness improved, resulting in better balance and the ability to jump with both feet off the floor at the same time. Way to go, Harman!