Get to know Well-Nurtured‘s founder, Mary Vanesko
Mary Vanesko MOT, OTR/L, CIMI completed her undergraduate degree at Bloomsburg University in Pa, with a bachelors of the arts degree in Psychology. Mary soon after received her Masters of Occupational Therapy degree from Temple University in Philadelphia Pa. Mary has since been certified as an infant massage instructor and yoga instructor.
She has practiced occupational therapy in many facilities across the country, including both adult and pediatric inpatient acute care and in- patient rehabilitation settings, skilled nursing facilities, outpatient pedi- atrics, school settings, early intervention and neonatal intensive care units. Mary has had extensive clinical training and experiences as she has practiced in 4 different neonatal intensive care units, including level II, III and IV NICUS over the last decade. Mary has assisted in the imple- mentation of an outpatient pediatric program and recently provided performed as the NICU expert subject matter in the build and develop- ment of a level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
Mary has provided guest lectures at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA. She is an active member of American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) as well as the National Association of Neo- natal Therapists (NANT). Mary has practiced Occupational therapy in 5 states and in over 10 facilities. She provides course instructor trainings for the International Loving Touch Infant Massage Foundation, certify- ing professionals in infant massage. Mary is faculty for Summit Educa- tion and provides NICU CEU courses around the country.
Mary is passionate about teaching and forever growing her knowledge and under- standing of the Neonatal and pediatric population to service this tiny population and their families.