Our Team


Melissa Meyer

(she / her)

Melissa earned her bachelor's degree in 2005 at Concordia University in Southern California then finished her doctor of physical therapy degree at Boston University in 2009. She moved to Austin, TX where she worked for an inpatient rehabilitation hospital, followed by an out-patient pediatric therapy clinic, then in pediatric home-health. She also started Sunshine Soccer, an adaptive sports kid camp, before moving home to Portland where she is fulfilling her lifelong dream of starting a new outpatient clinic dedicated to helping children with her patient-first, evidenced-based, goal-oriented approach to therapy. In her free time, Melissa enjoys doing triathlons and has even completed a full Ironman. She loves spending time with her nieces and nephew, and has fun learning the piano. 

Emily Cebron

(she / her)

Emily attained her bachelor's degree in 2012 at University of California - Davis. She then earned her master's in Occupational Therapy from San Jose State University in 2012. She initially worked for more than 6 years in subacute/acute care settings with a focus on adults with neurological conditions. She switched gears part way through the pandemic and has now been working in pediatrics since June 2021. She is on a journey to become a neurodiversity affirming therapist, working to shift her mindset as well as others in her circle to the idea that brains falling outside of "typical" are NOT necessarily "disordered". She strives to promote self-efficacy in all of her clients by increasing independence in play skills, self-care tasks, emotional/sensory self regulation skills, and activities needed for learning. She is focused on creating individualized care plans via direct and ongoing collaboration with the children and their families/caregivers. When Emily is not working, she enjoys playing ultimate frisbee and disc golf, hanging out with her dogs and cat, eating yummy foods, and knitting.

Katie Avila

(she / her)

Katie received her bachelor’s degree in Biology from University of California, Berkeley in 2014 and graduated with her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from University of Maryland Eastern Shore in 2018. She began her career as a travel physical therapist and has worked in public schools, inpatient rehabilitation, and outpatient pediatrics. She has additional training in using Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES) on children with various diagnoses (CP, down syndrome, spina bifida, toe walking), strength and power training principles, Mary Massery’s posture and breathing techniques, and using assessments for early detection of cerebral palsy in infants (TIMP, HINE, HNNE). She enjoys teaching and helping grow the PT profession as an APTA Certified Clinical Instructor and the Co-Chair of APTA Pediatrics Fact Sheet Committee. In her spare time, Katie loves arts & crafts, baking cookies, hiking with her dog and partner, and traveling with family and friends. 


Lu Ann Meyer

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Lu Ann is the matriarch of the Meyer family. She obtained her undergraduate degree in elementary education from Western Oregon University and a master's in business administration from Willamette University. She taught 4th grade in Adelaide, Australia before pursuing a career in public accounting. She was a partner in a CPA office for twenty years, retiring at the end of 2016. Serving her community has always been a priority. She was on the local school board for 12 years, the hospital foundation board for 6 years, and president of numerous organizations (Chamber, Booster Club, and Rotary Club). She is currently serving as the treasurer of her local Rotary Club. She adores her three grandchildren, loves the Oregon Ducks and enjoys knitting in her spare time. She is excited about the Pace journey and will be assisting in the business management.

Natalie Georgitsa
Patient coordinator

(she / her)

Natalie earned her bachelor’s degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice at Portland State University in 2019. She worked for an insurance company in their special investigation’s unit as an investigative researcher for three years. She also worked at OMSI summer camp, where she enjoyed getting to help children learn all about the world around us. From dinosaurs to stop-motion, to understanding outer space; Natalie loved watching children get excited about all the cool things around them. Outside of work, she enjoys camping, playing ultimate frisbee, and photography.