Get to Know Our Team
A B O U T M E
Melisa Moreira, Owner
Melisa received her Occupational Therapy Assistant degree from Penn Valley Community College in 1991. She attended Graceland University, Lamoni, IA. She has worked with a variety of patients and settings in her career across the lifespan.
Prior to opening Summit Pediatric Therapy Corp, an outpatient clinic in 2016, she founded Mid-Missouri Rehab, LLC in 2005, providing school-based therapy for local and rural school districts.
She holds certifications in Interactive Metronome. Learning without Tears and Listening Systems. Melisa practiced as a Lymphedema Therapist for 3 years. In addition, she has served as a guest lecturer, board member, and holds workshops. She also holds workshops with the Honduran teachers who travel to the United States with Friends United Organization. Melisa is a graduate of Lee’s Summit Leadership, a member of the Lee’s Summit Chamber and partners with several local community organizations in Lee’s Summit.
The vision of this clinic is to offer child-focused occupational, physical, and speech services close to home. She feels completely blessed to have worked with occupational therapists and physical therapists who have guided her to where she is today. She feels completely blessed to have an outstanding team of therapists. Her vision is to bring quality therapy close to home.
During her free time, she enjoys gardening and seeing what wild plants will come up each year. She has a grown daughter who is a graduate of the University of Arkansas and lives in Kansas City. Melisa travels to Honduras yearly to visit her grandmother.
Cathy received her undergraduate degree in Speech and Hearing Science and went on to receive her Master's degree at The University of Kansas Communication Sciences & Disorders Program with a major in Deaf Education. She also holds a certification in Early Childhood Special Education. She has over 18 years of experiences in clinic, school, and home-based setting serving a variety of populations and ages. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling and being outdoors.