Our Therapists

Janet opened Hands On Hands Rehab Center, Inc. in 1985. 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. Janet is married and has one daughter, Nicole. Janet is a huge LA Kings Hockey fan enjoying season tickets directly behind her favorite goalie.  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. 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
General Manager and Marketing Director

Jay has been working in hands since 2001. He came to Hands On Hands Rehab in 2008.  Over the years Jay has taken on the responsibility of  the General Manager for our Costa Mesa, Huntington Beach and Los Alamitos offices. Jay brings to Hands On Hands not only skills as an Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant, but provides his experience in Marketing and running our centers.  Jay graduated from Mount St. Mary's in 1992. He went on to complete his Bachelors of Science in Business Administration in 2001. He is multi-talented and a great addition to our group. Jay is a California native, a rare thing these days. He has two children and enjoys spending time with his family as the supportive dad for his daughter and coaching his son's soccer games. Jay also enjoys the outdoors, camping, backpacking, hiking and fishing.

Meredith has over 30 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. Her hobbies include rubber stamping, walking, theater, musical instruments, and reflexology.

Eric Chung joined our family in 2016. He is our supervising therapist in our Huntington Beach office.  He brings a wonderful addition to our staff with his knowledge and fresh ideas.  Eric went to UCSD for his Bachelors of Arts in Communication with Psychology Minor. He followed up with his Masters at USC in Occupational Therapy.  Eric enjoys playing volleyball, softball and football.  He also enjoys watching movies going to church, traveling and playing music.

Meredith Vaughan, OTR/L, CHT

Registered Occupational Therapist Licensed
Certified Hand Therapist,

Costa Mesa Clinical Supervisor

Eric Chung OTR/L, MA

Registered Occupational Therapist, Licensed

Huntington Beach Clinical Supervisor

Jennessa joined Hands On Hands in August of 2018.  She is a graduate from Loma Linda University with a Masters in Occupational Therapy.  She is married to her love, a man that she has known since they were toddlers. She loves to dance, she is a Zumba instructor, enjoys Calligraphy and singing.  A fun fact is that she was once a Disneyland Parades Character, so you'll have to dig the story out of her.

Jennessa Low,  MS, OTR/L

Registered Occupational Therapist, Licensed

Rick is another therapist joining Hands On Hands in 2017.  He has 20 years experience in patient care.  Rick received his AA in Occupational Therapy C.E.A.S.II.  He attended Mount Saint Mary's and graduated in 1997.  Rick is married with two adult kids.  His interests include working out, listening to music, attending concerts, playing the drums and most important spending time with his family and friends.

Rick Gutierrez, COTA, C.E.A.S. II

Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant

Certified Ergonomics Assessment Specialist II

Marisa joined Hands on Hands Rehab Center, Inc. in our Laguna Hills location in 2020.   She is a graduate from Azusa Pacific University with a bachelors degree in Athletic Training and a minor in Psychology.  She went on to get her OTA degree and license in 2012 and a Masters in Science in Occupational Therapy from Stanbridge University in 2016.   Marisa has been working in hand therapy since that time. She love spending time with her daughter and enjoys outdoor sports - jogging, paddle-boarding, hiking and bike riding. 

Lily has been with Hands On Hands Rehab Center since 2001. She graduated from Loma Linda University in 1998 with an Associates Degree in Occupational Therapy. Lily has an additional degree in Psychology which she received in 1993. Lily enjoy hiking, cooking watching her kids play their sports and of course a huge LA Kings fan as well as the Cowboys.  Lily brings such a cheerful bright light to both our Huntington Beach office.

Lily Jamison, COTA/L 

Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant 

Mary Ann joined our Hands on Hands family in June 2018.  She got her B.S in Kinesiology with a focus in Gerokinesiology from CSU Fullerton. Mary Ann worked as an Activities Director for assisted living and memory care for 6 years before pursuing a degree as an occupational therapy assistant at Stanbridge University. Mary Ann is interested in learning sign language and Spanish. We couldn't be happier having her as part of our growing family.   When the weather is fair she enjoy fishing and watching baseball. 

Mary Ann Watson, COTA/L

Certified  Occupational Therapy


Marisa Rohrer, MS, OTR/L

Registered Occupational Therapist,


Laguna Office

Dawn joined Hands on Hands Rehab Center, Inc. in 2019 and provides us with per-diem coverage in our Costa Mesa, Huntington Beach and Los Alamitos offices.  She two is a graduate from St. Augustine with a Masters in Occupational Therapy. She has worked in post Acute and hand since 2017. She loves dancing, yoga singing, watching anime, eating and traveling.   

Tritia joined Hands on Hands Rehab Center, Inc. in 2019 and provides us with per-diem coverage in our Costa Mesa, Huntington Beach and Los Alamitos offices.  She is a graduate from St. Augustine with a Masters in Occupational Therapy.  Tritia loves going to rock concerts, going on walks/hikes with my dog, yoga, loves to sewing, and enjoys binge-watching Netflix.

Dawn Tran, MOT, OTR/L

Registered Occupational Therapist,


Tritia Herrera, MOT, OTR/L

Registered Occupational Therapist,


Carl joined us in 2018 with a Masters in Occupational Therapy. He has experience working in a rehab center with Neuro patients with Upper Extremity injuries. Carl attended the University of Hawaii and then the University of St. Augustine.  He is a wonderful addition to our family  and will be working between Los Alamitos, and Costa Mesa. Carl loves cooking, Barbecuing, playing volleyball, football and basketball.

Carl Castro, MOT, OTR/L

Registered Occupational Therapist,


Our Office Staff

Maria joined Hands On Hands August 2012 to become our Costa Mesa Administrator. She went to ConCorde Career College in 1994 where she recieved her training as a Medical Assistant.  She is a mother of two girls and one son.  She is a busy mom with her kids activities and schools events.  When she's not at work Maria enjoys shopping, reading and has been volunteering with Girl Scouts of Orange County since 2006 and 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 trying 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 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.  Naoko "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

Denise joined our Laguna Hills office staff in 2019.  She has extensive office experience in the medical field since 2014.  She also owned a restaurant in Cabo San Lucas for 10 years and spent time training horses.  She loves horsebacking riding as you could guess as well as keeping fit with Yoga, Swimming, going to the beach and spending time with her family. We are thrilled to have you and her experience in Laguna Hills.

Denise Radke

Front office Administrator

Laguna Hills Office

Stacey joined Hands On Hands in 2020.  She has over 20 years experience working in the Orthopedic field. Stacey enjoys reading, watching movies and loves music from the 80's.  We are very fortunate to have her extensive experience for our ever growing Los Alamitos office.

Stacey Dargie

Front office Administrator

Los Alamitos Office

hands on therapy, rehab, rehabilitation of upper extremity, hand therapy, Occupational Therapy, Upper extremity splinting,

Costa Mesa 

1700 Adams Ave. Suite 103 

Costa Mesa, CA 92626 


 FAX: 714-435-1745

Laguna Hills

24422 Avenida De La Carlota Suite 320

Laguna Hills, CA 92653


FAX: 949-446-8766

Huntington Beach

16152 Beach Blvd. Suite 140

Huntington Beach, CA 92647


FAX: 714-842-6762

Los Alamitios

4772 Katella Ave. Suite 100

Los Alamitos, CA 90720


FAX: 562-430-8760