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Our Therapists

Janet opened her private practice in 1981 and celebrates over 42 years in private practice, Hands On Hands Rehab Center, Inc,. She graduated in Occupational Therapy from USC in 1976. Her career goal and desire was to provide an environment where individuals suffering from severe upper extremity injuries could come and receive the best quality of care, with the highest level of skilled therapist, in a comfortable non-threatening atmosphere. Her dreams became reality when she opened Hands On Hands Rehabilitation Center, Inc. in Costa Mesa in 1985. She went on to open 3 additional clinical offices, Huntington Beach, Laguna Hills and Los Alamitos.  Janet is married and has one daughter. She is a huge LA Kings Hockey fan enjoying season tickets.  When not cheering her Kings on she's enjoying  one of  her favorite bands, For King And Country, Casting Crowns and Mercy Me.  Janet has also had the privilege of being an extra not once but twice in the amazing fan funded series The Chosen.  Try and find her in Season 3 Episode 8 in The Feeding of The 5,000 in our fun facts.  She feels blessed with all that God has given her and with her success in business and at home. 

Janet Royal,OTR/L 

Registered Occupational Therapist licensed
Founder and Owner 
Hands On Hands Rehabilitation Center, Inc.

Scott joined Hands On Hands in 2007.  He is a co-owner of our Laguna Hills Office. He graduated in 2000 at New York Institute of Technology receiving his Bachelors of Science in Occupational Therapy. He practiced in New York at Hand and Upper Extremity Rehab. and became a Certified Hand Therapist in 2006 after completing an extensive amount of hands-on experience and educational training.  Scott loves to travel, enjoys skiing and to bike ride and fishing. We are truly blessed to have him as part of our family.


Scott Costello, OTR/L,CHT 

Registered Occupational Therapist Licensed,

Certified Hand Therapist
Co-Owner, Laguna Hills 


Jay Yeager, COTA/L

Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant
Hands On Hands Rehab Center

General Manager and Marketing

Jay has been working in hands since 2001. He came to Hands On Hands Rehab in 2008.  He has been working hard helping us grow through Marketing and manage the business.    Jay brings to Hands On Hands not only skills as an Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant, but provides his experience in Marketing and managing our centers in Costa Mesa, Huntington Beach and Los Alamitos.  Jay graduated from Mount St. Mary's in 1992. He went on to complete his Bachelors of Science in Business Administration in 2001.  Jay is a California native, a rare thing these days. He has two children and is a grandpa to a beautiful baby girl.  He enjoys spending time with his family as the supportive dad for his daughter, granddaughter and his son especially with soccer games and watching him play lacroste. Jay also enjoys the outdoors, camping, backpacking, hiking and fishing.


Meredith has over 37 years experience working in hand therapy. She is our Costa Mesa Office supervising therapist. She graduated from USC in 1984. Meredith went on to become a Certified Hand Therapist in 1991.  In 2002 to continued and expand her knowledge, Meredith became Certified in Lymphedema Management. She joined us in 2008. Meredith is an exceptional hand therapist and a great addition to our group. She is the proud mother to twin adult girls and   with multiple grandchildren. Overjoyed and blessed does not describe her love in the role as grandma. Her hobbies include being a grandma, rubber stamping, walking, theater, musical instruments, and reflexology.


Greg joined us in August of 2023.  We are blessed with his skills as a Upper Extremity and Hand therapist.  He graduated from USC with a Masters in Occupational Therapy.  Greg is married to his high school sweetheart, sorry girls.  He is one of 4 boys and has lived in CA all his life.  He enjoys Pickleball, throwing extravagant birthday parties, eating sushi, Disneyland and watching Crime shows. 

Meredith Vaughan, OTR/L, CHT

Registered Occupational Therapist Licensed
Certified Hand Therapist,

Costa Mesa Clinical Supervisor

Gregory Wagner, MA, OTR/L

Registered Occupational Therapist, Licensed

Costa Mesa Office


Mary Ann joined our Hands on Hands family in June 2018 as a COTA.  In 2022  she went on to further her education and skills and got her Masters in Occupational Therapy OTR. We are so proud of her and all of her hard work. She was already so talented and skilled as one our hand therapist and she is only better.  We missed her while she finished this milestone in her life.  We couldn't be happier having her as part of our family.   Mary Ann is interested in learning sign language and Spanish. When the weather is fair she enjoy fishing and watching baseball. 


Matt is a graduate from USC where he recently completed a residency in hand therapy while earning a clinical doctorate degree in Occupational Therapy (OTD) in 2023. He is also a certified ergonomic assessment specialist (CEAS) and enjoys teaching people how to optimize their work environments. In his spare time, Matt likes taking trips to Disneyland; baking; watching movies; and spending time with loved ones, friends and his chocolate Labrador retriever, Woody." 

Mary Ann Watson, MS, OTR/L

Registered Occupational Therapy /Licensed

Huntington Beach Office

Matthew Lemus, OTD, OTR/L, CEAS

Registered Occupational Therapist Licensed

Los Alamitos, Costa Mesa

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Raquel joined Hands On Hands Rehab Center, Laguna Hills in 2022. She received her Masters in occupational therapy from USC in 2021. She went on to complete her clinical doctorate (OTD) in 2023 and is devoted to the specialty of hand therapy with plans to obtain her CHT. Raquel is married with a family consisting of a Chiweenie puppy, Toby, and 9 sweet, noisy birds. She enjoys going to Disneyland, attending concerts, photography, trying new foods, watching movies and, of course, spending time with her playful family. 

Raquel Morrill, OTD, OTR/L
Registered Occupational Therapist
Laguna Hills,
Los Alamitos,

Huntington Beach Offices



Leah came to Hands on Hands in 2022 joining the Laguna Hills office.  She also splits her time in our Huntington Beach and  Costa Mesa office bringing her wonderful skills to our patients there.  She received her Master's in Occupational Therapy in 2018 from St. Augustine.  Leah has a niece who she loves to spend time with and a Labradoodle, Stella the love of her life.  Her interests include reading, cooking, gardening and stand up paddle boarding


Leah Woodside, MOT, OTR/L
Registered Occupational Therapist Licensed
Laguna Hills, Huntington Beach Offices


Jane joined Hands On Hands in August 2023.  We stole her from an Upper Extremity and Hand rehab clinic in Los Angeles.  Our wonderful gain they their loss.  She went to the University of St. Augustine for her Doctorate in Occupational Therapy.  She was awarded academic achievement as class valedictorian. She has been working in Upper Extremity and Hand Rehab since 2020.  Jane enjoys spending time with Kiki her 5 year old toy Pomeranian, traveling, watching movies, exploring new cuisines and roller skating.

Jane Min, OTD, OTR/L

Registered Occupational Therapist, Licensed

Los Alamitos Office 

Our Office Staff

Maria joined Hands On Hands August 2012 to become our Costa Mesa Billing Administrator. She went to ConCorde Career College in 1994 where she received her training as a Medical Assistant.  She is a mother of two girls and one son and a proud grandma.  She is a busy mom with her kids activities and schools events.  When she's not at work Maria enjoys shopping, reading involvement in  Illuminating Foundation (Health Fairs for the Homeless) since 2008.   Maria obviously has a huge heart for helping others. 

Maria Iglesias

Office Billing and Management 


Ana joined us in 2017.  After we tried for a few years to get Ana to join HOH, our worlds finally united.  Ana received her MA in Medical Assistant from Ritchey Center R.O.P. in 2007. She comes with a great deal of experience working in both the front and back offices.   Ana is married and has two children.  She enjoys drawing in her free time as well as shopping, walking and just enjoying the outdoors and breathing in the fresh air.  We couldn't be happier to have Ana as a part of our family.

Luisana (Ana) Manzo

Front office Administrator

Costa Mesa Office


Naoko "Nikki" began as a volunteer at Hands On Hands in 2008. We enjoyed her so much and appreciated her hard work that we offered her a position with us to help in both of our Costa Mesa and Huntington Beach offices and on the rehab floor helping the therapists. She is now our Huntington Beach office administrator.  Nikki received her Bachelor of Social Work in May 1998. She enjoys sports including volleyball, tennis, hiking and running. In 2010 Naoko ran in the New York Marathon and competed it in record time to receive the Marathon Medal.  

Naoko Iso

Front office Administrator

Huntington Beach Office


Claudia joined Hands On Hands Rehab Center in July of 2022 and runs the front office in our Los Alamitos office.  She has worked in the healthcare industry for over 30 years.  Claudia has also worked in a law firm and homecare services.  She has a variety of experience that she has brought to HOH.   She received a Certification of Christology through the Catholic Diocese of Orange, a 4 year study and graduated in 2003.  She has a beautiful daughter, loves to listen to Christian music and films that as she states lifts her spirits- food for her soul. Some of her favorite bands are Mercy Me, Casting Crowns and For King and Country.  Her favorite past time is spending time with her family and friends.  Claudia has a beautiful faith and gives all the glory to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  She is such a beautiful person inside and out and we are blessed to have her as part of our family.

Claudia Castillo
Front Office Administrator
Los Alamitos Office


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