Marissa Diaz, M.Sc.OT
From the time I was in elementary school, I have loved working with children and families in a supportive role. Throughout my experiences as a peer, volunteer, respite caregiver, and student, I found my true passion in pediatric Occupational Therapy (OT). OT is an amazing profession that calls for creativity, playfulness, and constant learning.
After completing my initial OT education in 2011, I relocated to the Okanagan to pursue my interest in working with young children at the OSNS Child & Youth Development Center in Penticton. Since then, I have worked as an Occupational Therapist in Early Intervention, elementary/middle/high schools, and a variety of private pediatric organizations.
After earning my most recent title of “mom” in 2017, 2020, and 2022, I have gained even more insight to the value of family-centered, collaborative, and responsive local support. During my second maternity leave in 2020/21, I became inspired to create my own pediatric practice, Kettle Valley Kids OT. Though I am a little more busy these days (and a lot less rested), I am more motivated than ever to provide individualized OT services in my home community.
Master’s of Science (Occupational Therapy), University of Western Ontario
Bachelor of Arts (Therapeutic Recreation), University of Waterloo