Established November 1st, 1991 - Improving the quality of life, one child at a time...


"I graduated from ECU as an Occupational Therapist in 1999, and took a job at J.Z. Mann, Pediatric Therapy - . I am still here some 19 years later. J.Z. Mann, Pediatric Therapy was the perfect place to work; I could not have asked for anything better. The learning opportunities have been endless, and all within an environment of comfort and the freedom to ask questions. The mentoring I received was phenomenal and now, as a Senior Occupational Therapist, I am in a position to help mentor new therapists looking for a career in pediatrics."


Leah Timm Hansen, OTR/L (ECU, 1999)

"I graduated from Towson University with a Masters Degree in Occupational Therapy in 2013.  I began working at J.Z. Mann in 2014 and love going to work each day. 

J.Z. Mann is an incredibly supportive work environment.  I have the pleasure of working alongside an amazing team of professionals who are both knowledgeable and compassionate.  Each and every day is a chance for me to learn and grow as a therapist, and I feel so privileged to work with the wonderful families that walk through our door!"

Megan Rossovskij, MS, OTR/L (Towson University, 2013)

“I graduated from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in January 2016. I knew from day one in the program that pediatrics was my calling, so I began my career with pediatrics in travel therapy to gain experience. During my travel career, I worked in pediatric outpatient and inpatient settings in four different cities between Arkansas and Texas. I gained great experience working with different populations, cultures, languages, and therapists. I really feel as though my travel experience has helped to make me a well-rounded practitioner. I met my now husband in Arkansas, and we found J.Z. Mann Pediatric Therapy to be in the perfect location to start our new lives! I began working at J.Z. Mann in October 2017, and it has really been a wonderful experience. I love forming rapport with my patients and families; I really feel like they are each extensions of my own family! We therapists have amazing support from our coworkers, and we have great communications between disciplines. I know that each day is an exciting experience in pediatrics, and my career is truly my passion!”

    Mia Amatangelo, MS, OTR/L (Duquesne University, 2016)

“I received my Associate Degree of Science in OTA from Keiser University in August 2011. I have always been passionate about working with children with disabilities after volunteering every summer when in high school at a camp named Camp Victory. After my father-in-law told me to look into Occupational Therapy, I was excited! I spent almost 6 years in acute rehab and skilled nursing facilities because of the high demands of Florida. But after moving to NC, I heard about J.Z. Mann and truly feel blessed that they were able to offer me a position starting in May 2018. I am still blown away by all the training I have received, including co-treatments and one-on-one mentoring, the supportive work environment J.Z. Mann has with all their disciplines, and the true love they have for their patients! I really love my job and enjoy learning and growing every day! I look forward to continuing to help make a difference in children’s and their family’s lives for many more years to come!”

Kathleen "Katie" Vierra, COTA/L (Keiser University, 2011)