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Our Therapists

Janet opened her private practice in 1981 and celebrates 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. Janet is a huge LA Kings Hockey fan enjoying season tickets directly behind her favorite goalie, Jonathon Quick.  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.


Amy joined Hands on Hands Rehab Center, Inc. 2021.   She is a graduate from Cal State Long Beach with a bachelors degree in Kinesiology and completing her Masters degree in Occupational Therapy  at Texas Tech University.   Amy  has enjoys baking, jigsaw puzzles, spear fishing, podcasting and visiting local breweries. She also enjoys going to live concerts,  What great skills and fun she brings to our Huntington Beach office with staff and patients.

Meredith Vaughan, OTR/L, CHT

Registered Occupational Therapist Licensed
Certified Hand Therapist,

Costa Mesa Clinical Supervisor

Amy Tippol,, MOT, OTR/L

Registered Occupational Therapist, Licensed

Huntington Beach Office


Tritia joined Hands on Hands Rehab Center, Inc. in 2019 and is our per-deim therapist in the Huntington Beach office.  She received her CHT, Certified Hand Therapist in December of 2022.  She is a graduate from St. Augustine with a Masters in Occupational Therapy.  Tritia loves going to rock concerts, going on walks/hikes with her dog, yoga, loves sewing, and enjoys binge-watching Netflix.

Tritia Herrera, MOT, OTR/L, CHT

Registered Occupational Therapist, Licensed

Certified Hand Therapist

Huntington Beach Office 


Patrick joined Hands On Hands in the crazy year of 2020.  Patrick received his Masters in Occupational Therapy from CSUDH in 2014 and went on to get his CHT in 2018.  He is as he calls himself an ex-professional musician on the drums, guitar, bass and piano.  We haven't had a concert yet but we hope to get a little taste of his past.  He is a yogi, loves dogs and a horror movie aficionado!  

Patrick Willson, MS,OTR/L, CHT

Registered Occupational Therapist Licensed
Certified Hand Therapist,

Los Alamitos


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 has worked for us as a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant until end of 2022 when she pursued her   education and is working to become a Registered Occupational Therapist and to complete this in 2023.  This should be a breeze as she is so knowledgeable in the field already.  Mary Ann is interested in learning sign language and Spanish. We couldn't be happier having her as part of our family.   When the weather is fair she enjoy fishing and watching baseball. 


Annie came on board with Hands On Hands Rehab Center in 2021.  She is a graduate from Stanbridge University in Occupational Therapy.  She also received a certificate in Adapative  and Inclusive Trainer (AIT). Annie has a BFA degree in Graphic Design which she has enjoyed in the last 8 years. Her interest include CrossFit, Hiking, Museums, going to Disneyland and of course loves Dogs (who doesn't?) Not to mention her fun and playful personality that she brings to our  Los Alamitos office.

Mary Ann Watson, COTA/L

Certified  Occupational Therapy Assistant

Costa Mesa and Los Alamitos Offices

Annie Yao, MSOT, OTR/L

Registered Occupational Therapist, Licensed

Los Alamitos and Huntington Beach Offices

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Raquel is a Occupational Therapist who received her MA at USC in 2021. She is perusing her OTD and will complete it in 2022.  She joined Hands On Hands Rehab Center, Laguna Hills in 2022.  Raquel is married with a her family consisting of a Chiweenie puppy and 9 Birds.   She enjoys going to Disneyland, attending concerts photography, trying new foods, watching  movies and of course spending time with her playful family


Leah came to Hands on Hands in 2022 joining the Laguna Hills office.  She also splits her time in our Costa Mesa office bringing her wonderful skills to our patients there.  She got 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

Raquel Morrill, OTR/L
Registered Occupational Therapist
Laguna Hills Office

Leah Woodside, MOT, OTR/L
Registered Occupational Therapist Licensed
Laguna Hills Office


Rushin joined Hands On Hands in 2022.  She has a BS in Health Science and Community Health Education in 2016 and then went on to get her MS in Occupational Therapy in 2020. Rushin has worked in the past with pediatrics as well as worked closely with Physical Therapists as an aide prior to pursuing her degree in OT.  She has had a passion for working in the healthcare field for some time.  Her family lives close by in Orange County  including her younger brother who she is very close to.  Rushin loves crafting, ceramics, crochet, cooking, gardening and Sci Fi movies. She brings such fun to our office with her infectious laughter and sweet personality.

Rushin Khatibi, MS, OTR/L
Registered Occupational Therapist
Huntington Beach and Costa Mesa Offices

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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