April Fontenot MOT, OTR (Occupational Therapist)
April Fontenot has lived in Houston for 16 years. She received her Bachelor’s degree in special education and taught in Louisiana for 3 years and in Alief ISD for 2 years. April received her Master’s degree from Texas Woman’s University in Occupational Therapy and has since been employed as an occupational therapist in the Houston and Katy areas. She has experience as an OT in a variety of settings, including school based therapy, clinical and hospital settings including adult and pediatric acute care and rehabilitation settings, as well as long term care and nursing facilities. April’s career path has taken her full circle to return to her first love which is working with differently abled children.
Faith Stilen MOT, OTR (Occupational Therapist)
Faith Stilen has lived in Richmond for the past 20 years. She graduated from Texas Woman’s University in 2000 in Occupational Therapy, knowing her true love was to specialize in pediatrics. She has since worked in a variety of pediatric settings ranging from the hospital to early childhood (ECI) to home health to the private clinic.
Yanira Arce Martinez, MS,OTR/L (Occupational Therapist)
Yanira Arce was born and raised in the island of Puerto Rico, and has lived in Richmond for 10 months. She received her Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from University of Puerto Rico-Medical Sciences Campus in 2012. Prior to pursuing her dream, and accomplishing her goal of becoming an Occupational Therapist, Yanira received a Bachelor’s degree in special education, and had the opportunity to teach at the Puerto Rican Down Syndrome Foundation for 1 year. She loves to work with children, and has experience as an OT with children from 3 months to 21 years old in a variety of settings, including school based therapy, pediatric clinics and home health. She also speaks Spanish. She decided to move to Texas to join our team at Faith Pediatric Rehabilitation, in an effort to share her personal experience and make a positive difference in the lives of children and families struggling with a variety of diagnoses. Yanira’s passion in life is to continue helping to improve the lives of children with disabilities, making their lives, and their families’ lives, happier, healthier, and more fulfilling.