Pediatric Occupational Therapy

Our History

The story of Flourishing Lives started in 1982, when Sandra Glovak decided the best way she could help children would be to start her own business. She strove to create an ideal environment for occupational therapy and created Sensory Systems Clinic. Sandy was passionate in making sure there was extensive training for the staff, research of the most appropriate evaluation tools, expanding relationship based approaches, and used evidence based protocols correctly. The team at Sensory Systems Clinic have helped thousands of people of all ages, and from all walks of life, giving them the opportunity to live happier, more fulfilled lives.

Gwen Claussen brought her young son to SSC in 2012. She was amazed at the dramatic, positive change in him after he began receiving treatment. And as it turned out, Sandy needed a little help, too. In 2014, Gwen joined the team to help with business administration and management. Over the years, she had proven to be an invaluable asset by allowing Sandy to put her main focus on what she loved, treating patients and training her therapists, while Gwen managed the business. Together, with their incredible staff, they built an even more successful clinic.

As Sandy decided to plan for retirement, the time had come for her to pass her legacy on to someone she could trust to maintain the integrity of SSC. Gwen was the obvious choice. In 2021, Sandy passed the torch to Gwen and the team at Sensory Systems as they became Flourishing Lives. As always, you can continue to expect the same passion and dynamic approaches to helping you and the ones you love achieve their goals and, of course, flourish.

We may have a new name, but the passion we hold for what we do and our overall mission to help families through Occupational Therapy has remained the same. Curious about our staff? Check us out below!

The Therapy Team

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Sheena Patel
MOTR/L
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Taylor Callen
MS, OTR/L
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Cara Clark
MOTR/L
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Lindsay Boks
MS, OTR/L
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Kim Dekoski
MOTR/L
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Kayla Drewes
MS, OTR/L
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Amanda Schatzberg
MS, OTR/L
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Jillian Scaramuzzino
COTA/L
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Janice Chandler
COTA/L
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Tina Staza
COTA/L
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Melissa Tatu
MS, OTR/L
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Janie Patel
MOTR/L
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Lexi Pawlik
COTAL

The Admin Team

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Ashley Prusinski
Office Manager
Ashley is the Office Manager and has worked for Flourishing Lives since 2015.
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Jordan Wozniak
Patient Care Coordinator
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Hilary Young
Equipment Specialist
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Nina Gardner
Administrative Assistant

Nina started working for Flourishing Lives in April of 2022. She is from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, but moved downstate to be closer to her husband's family after their son was born last year. She loves anything book or movie related and spends a lot of time fostering kittens from the local humane society. She has worked with children for many years as a nanny, pediatric sonographer, and dance teacher, and when she found Flourishing Lives, she knew it would be a perfect fit. She loves being able to to build relationships with the children and the families that we help every single day.

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Vanessa Olivarez
Administrative Assistant

The Executive Team

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Gwen Claussen
Owner and CEO
Gwen started working at Sensory Systems Clinic in 2014 after being the parent of a patient since 2012. She purchased the clinic in 2021 and renamed it Flourishing Lives.
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Sheena Patel
Clinical Director

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Taylor Callen
Clinical Manager

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Ashley Prusinski
Office Manager

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