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 15 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.

Aida Buderi, OTR/L, is a licensed Occupational Therapist who earned her Masters Degree in Occupational Therapy from Samuel Merritt University. Aida loves getting to know her patients and has a passion for working with children who have sensory processing issues. She particularly enjoys sharing in her patient's achievements and successes with them. Aida is an outdoor entheusiast who enjoys traveling and hiking with her husband and their two dogs.

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. Alice has two college aged children and lives locally with her husband and their certified therapy dog, Ralphie. 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 grayson!

Grayson is a determined toddler with CHARGE, and many of the syndrome's trademark complications. When Grayson was first seen at TLFI at thirteen months of age, he was at a three month level for motor skills. When placed on his tummy, he could barely lift his head, and was unable to roll. He needed support to sit, and could not grasp small objects. He was fed via a Gastro-jejunum Tube (GJ-Tube) as he had reflux and severe oral feeding aversion.

After eighteen months of therapy, and with his family's love and support, Grayson has shown progress in all areas. His manipulative skills have improved and he enjoys puzzles, stacking towers, and scribbling on the doodle-board. He still has severe food aversion but is now able to drink water and tolerate some pureed foods. He communicates mostly by signing, but has begun to communicate verbally as well. He likes music and reading books. We are excited because Grayson defied all odds, and is now walking on his own! He is a joy to work with and we are so proud of him!