Therapy Program

Julie Thal, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Julie was born in Toledo, Ohio.  She worked in Ohio and Michigan before moving to Tampa.  She received a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and Medieval History, which prepared her to work as a nursery school music teacher.  She later returned to school and received a post-baccalaureate certificate in Occupational Therapy from the University of Pennsylvania.  Julie is certified in Neuro Developmental Treatment and is certified in the administration of the SIPT.  Her hobbies include taking in stray cats, bird watching, weaving, and ballet dancing.  Julie joined the United Cerebral Palsy team in November of 1997.

(813) 239-1179 ext: 14145

Rod Douglas, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Rod was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan and earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from Eastern Michigan University in 1981.  He moved to Tampa in 1990. In his spare time, Rod enjoys fishing and hunting with his brothers in Northern Michigan, cooking for his wife Shelly, and competing in power lifting competitions. Rod joined the United Cerebral Palsy Team in June of 1993.

(813) 239-1179 ext: 14124

Becky Victores, M.S., CCC/SLP

Speech Therapist

Becky was born in Cuba and raised in Tampa.  She earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders and her Master’s Degree in Speech/Language Pathology from the University of South Florida.  Becky is fluent in Spanish.  She is very close to her family and enjoys spending her spare time with them.  She is fluent in Spanish.  She joined the United Cerebral Palsy team in August of 2006.

(813) 239-1179 ext: 14146

Gina Jung, M.S., CCC/SLP

Speech Therapist

(813) 239-1179 ext: 14128



Isabel Cortinas-Small, PT

Physical Therapist

Isabel is originally from Brownsville, TX, and moved to Tampa, Florida in 1993.  Isabel graduated from the University of Texas (Medical branch of Galveston) with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Physical Therapy.  She has been a pediatric Physical Therapist for over 20 years.  She has been happily married to her husband, Johnny since 1996.  They have 2 sons, Johnny and Vincent.  Isabel is also mother to 2 toy poodles named Spike and Trixie.  Her hobbies include baking and traveling.  She is fluent in Spanish.  Isabel joined the United Cerebral Palsy team in May of 2006.

(813) 239-1179 ext: 14144

 Gwynn – Our Therapy Dog

Gwynn is a Golden Retriever who came to us from the Kids and Canines Program in November of 2007. She lives with Laura White.  Gwynn enjoys fetching a tennis ball, playing tug and taking long walks.  Her favorite toys are her balls, squirrel, and duck.