About Our Team
Jodi Gilray-Szostak, PT, DPT, c/NDT
Dr. Gilray-Szostak has been practicing physical therapy since 2004 and has been a business owner since 2010. She received a Bachelors of Science in Physiology from the University of Arizona in 2001 and received a clinical Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Northern Arizona University in 2004. She has clinical experience working in multiple outpatient orthopedic clinics, in-patient neurological rehabilitation, cardiac rehabilitation, early intervention and home based pediatric therapy, school based therapy, and now specializes in outpatient pediatrics. She has a passion for changing posture and gait and has spent much of her career being instrumental in the success of a new treatment approach for toe-walking. She has also had extensive training in the kinematics and kinetics of gait and uses slow motion gait analysis to properly diagnose an orthotic that will normalize the biomechanical features of gait. Dr. Gilray-Szostak completed her certification in Neuro-Developmental Treatment (NDT) in 2011 and is qualified to properly assess and treat children with quality and compassion. Dr. Gilray-Szostak enjoys spending time with her husband and 3 children.
Kristin Pifer, PT
Kristin joins the practice having obtained her masters in physical therapy degree from the University of Colorado Health Science Center in 2002. She has experience in both out-patient and in-Patient clinical settings. She has been actively involved in the rehabilitation of a variety of patient populations including pediatric, bariatric, orthopedic, and neurologically involved individuals. While working in Tucson, Arizona, she was honored with HealthSouth Rehabilitation Institute of Tucson Therapist of the Year. Kristin volunteers annually for the Barrow Neurological Institute Day on the Lake event in adaptive water skiing, and enjoys time spent volunteering in her children’s school, at church, and in her son’s local cub scouts group. Kristin is an active member of the Neuro-Developmental Treatment Association and strives to treat the whole patient using an interdisciplinary and holistic approach to working with children. She is thrilled to be a part of the Jodi Gilray pediatric therapy team.
Jill Morse MS, CCC-SLP
Jill is a veteran speech/language pathologist with 20 years of experience predominately in the area of pediatrics. She has spent her career in assessing, treatment coordination, and counseling patients for a variety of speech/language difficulties including language learning disabilities, articulation/sound development delays, autism spectrum disorders, hearing, voice, and fluency disorders. Additionally, Jill has provided instruction to staff, other professionals, and parents in language development, sound development, communication strategies, and autism spectrum disorders. She has also provided supervision of graduate practicum and speech/language pathologist assistant students.
Cynthia Smith, MOT, OTR/L, SCFES
Cynthia received her Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of North Dakota in 2015. She has clinical experience in outpatient pediatrics providing client-centered evaluations, education and interventions for children ages birth to 22 with congenital and acquired delays in the areas of fine motor, visual motor integration, self-help and sensory based processing disorders. Cynthia has a passion for addressing feeding and sensory concerns for her pediatric clients. She has received continuing education in the Sequential Oral Sensory Approach to feeding where she learned to integrate posture, sensory, motor, behavioral/learning, medical, and nutritional factors to comprehensively evaluate and manage children with feeding and growth problems. Cynthia also received her AOTA specialty certificate in feeding, eating, and swallowing. Outside of work, Cynthia enjoys traveling with her husband, reading, and exploring the outdoors.
Vicki is an accomplished occupational therapist who graduated from the University of Minnesota. She has provided services in a variety of settings, including in-patient, outpatient, home-based, skilled nursing facilities, early intervention, and school-based practices. Vicki has experience working with people of all ages but has a passion for pediatrics. She has spent 25 years of her career working with children and their families. Some specialized skills that Vicki possesses are in NDT, sensory processing, splinting, feeding and adaptive equipment. As for hobbies outside of her profession, she enjoys creating and teaching fiber arts and loves hiking.
Liesl LaDuke, COTA
Having received her education from Parkland College in Illinois, Liesl and her dog Max moved to Arizona to be closer to family. Occupational Therapy is Liesl’s second career. After receiving her Bachelor of Science at Illinois State University, Liesl built her first career in sales management. After being exposed to the health field and learning about Occupational Therapy, Liesl was hooked. As an Occupational Therapy Assistant, Liesl enjoys being able to help individuals locate the tools and support they need in order to live their best lives. Liesl enjoys getting to know each person’s uniqueness, and addressing each individual’s challenges with compassion and creativity.
Liesl has worked with a variety of patient populations, including those on the autism spectrum, pediatrics, and the elderly, in a variety of settings. Liesl enjoys being able to assist children dealing with a host of diagnoses and conditions, including sensory processing disorder, ADHD, cerebral palsy, down syndrome, as well as genetic disorders. Preparing for and participating in school requires many skills and tools and Liesl has a passion for ensuring each child has the opportunity to learn and grow in their environments.
Susan Hoffeld-McAlpin, Office Manager
Susan has worked for Dr. Gilray-Szostak since 2010 and has been an integral part of Jodi Gilray, PT, PLLC since it’s establishment. She has been in medical care administration for 12 years. She plays many roles at this office including answering phones, scheduling patients, obtaining insurance authorizations and billing. Susan would never admit it but she is the one who keeps this place running smoothly. She enjoys spending time with her husband, her 2 daughters, and loving on her many animals.