Betty Mascarenas, DPT
I graduated from the University of Colorado, Denver in 2012 with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. I met my husband in PT school and we traveled around the US after graduation working in a variety of settings, which is how I found my perfect fit in pediatrics. I have a passion for working with children of all ages, and have specialized in infant care in the past.
I love working at TWNW because we are a small, family-oriented clinic. This allows me to really get to know my patients and their families, and I truly enjoy the unique connection I have with everybody here. I am also deeply tied to our service mission. I enjoy writing grants for our clinic and getting to be a part of an organization dedicated to serving our community.
Outside of work I am a wife to an orthopedic physical therapist and mommy of two young children. In my free time I can be found traveling, bribing my kids to go hiking, weight lifting, sneaking chocolate, and enjoying my family.
Mandy Richards, PTA
I attended the University of Oregon where I received a BA in modern dance: after which I continued on to Mt Hood Community College. At Mt. Hood community college where I received an Associates of Applied Science Physical Therapy Assistant.
I grew up on a Dairy and tobacco farm in KY where I had the privilege of owning my own horse. I have been in the PNW for more than 20 years where I enjoy the outdoors, gardening, and being a mom to my 2 young boys.
I am excited to join the TWNW team with a focus on youth meeting their full potential supported by a wonderful group of therapists and staff.
Molly Robertson, PTA
I graduated from the Physical Therapy Assistant Program at Whatcom Community College in Bellingham, WA on the 16th of December, 2016. At 50, this was the result of my decision to continue a lifetime of health focus as a Licensed Massage Therapist, Physical Trainer, Swim Coach and most recently as a Zhineng Qigong Instructor.
After 10 years of living and working in the Bay Area of California, I moved up to Washington to continue work on a novel and explore acting in local theatre. After 24 years, I chose an accelerated move from Olympia, WA to the Gresham area to join Bobbi Culter and her amazing group of therapists, administrative staff and horse whisperers.
To me, working at TherapyWorksNW was a decision to choose from the heart. To align with a non-profit organization that provides financially accessible therapies to families gives me the opportunity to be the change I want to see. That I work with kids who are challenged to fit into “normal” society allows me to expand my skills and provide therapy that is holistic and effective in inspiring participation in overall strength, confidence and skill building. And finally, with my entire family now in the Portland area, I am able to have work that I love that supports me in being closer to those that I love.
I grew up in Roseburg, OR with active parents, two older brothers and a younger sister. Along with participating in every sport possible, I loved hiking, swimming and riding bikes. This love of activity has kept me open to new things, and in 2010 I began my practice of Zhineng Qigong, an ancient Chinese practice that regulates organ functions, strengthens the body and releases “Qi” (energy) blockages that lead to illness. As a traumatic brain injury survivor, I have directly experienced the benefits to my body and mind. Now I include Qigong practices in many activities and therapeutic modalities to benefit my patients.
Celeste Delaney, OTR/L
I graduated from the New Zealand School of Occupational Therapy many years ago and have experience working in the US and various other countries, in most areas including geriatric rehabilitation, acute care, general rehabilitation, oncology, burn unit, home health, psychiatric care, and, for the last 12 years, in pediatric therapy. I have extra training for working with children with autism, ADHD, and dyslexia.
I enjoy working at TWNW where the atmosphere is relaxed, but the treatment is professional and caring. Outside of work hours, I’m involved in ministry through my church and love to read, write, paint, and spend time with my family, especially my grandchildren.
Katrina Swarthout OTR/L
I graduated from the University at Buffalo in May 2018 with a BS/MS in Occupational Therapy. I am a registered occupational therapist through the NBCOT and BLS certified. I have worked as a travel OT in a variety of settings along the east coast before moving to Oregon.
I love hiking, camping, photography, and painting. My professional interests include sensory processing, hippotherapy, and other animal-assisted therapies. Working at TherapyWorks NW allows me to work with kids in the areas I’m most passionate about to help them be independent and successful.
Cate McCoy, OTD, OTR/L
I graduated from Pacific University in 2019 with a Doctorate of Occupational Therapy. The pediatric setting is a newfound love of mine. Before TWNW, I worked for a couple years in an acute care unit at a hospital, and I spent most of my time in the neurorehabilitation unit. I like to utilize treatment skills learned there with kids I work with now. You would be surprised at how much overlap and carryover there is between the two treatment settings! Additionally, I have experience with cognitive behavioral and other mental health treatment approaches.
I enjoy working at TWNW because our therapy team is intentional with patient care and in the way we support one another. I appreciate the community-oriented and professional atmosphere of our clinic. Outside of work hours, you can find me hiking with my dog, surfing, or working on my small business involving beekeeping, natural skincare, and women’s health.
Raena Sybers, SLP
I earned my Master of Arts from Portland State University’s Speech and Hearing Sciences program in June of 2016. I worked primarily with the adult population in both long term care and skilled nursing facilities for several years before transitioning to pediatrics.
I was ready to take on a new challenge when I discovered TherapyWorks Northwest and am so grateful to have had the opportunity to join the team. I am enjoying building relationships with my incredible clients and learning how best to serve them. I feel privileged to be able to collaborate with such positive and caring clinicians. When fun is such a big part of every day, it hardly feels like work!
In my spare time, I like relaxing at home with my partner, trying new vegan food, going to the movies, seeing live music, and spending time with friends and family. I also have a growing love for running, swimming, cycling, and hiking in the beautiful PNW.