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Meet Our Therapists
FECTS Therapists are employed by the Florida Elks and are licensed to practice by the state of Florida. With 28 mobile units, our therapists treat children throughout the state covering most of its 67 counties.

Heidi Pennella

Heidi Pennella

District(s) Served: 

  • West Central

How long with FECTS: 

  • 11 Years


  • B.S. Occupational Therapy;  St. Catherine's College


  • OTR/L


  • Menomonie, WI

Hobbies/Outside Interests:

  •  Yoga, spending time with my family

Favorite Quote:

  • "Choose Joy! Don't wait for things to get easier, simpler, better. life will always be complicated. Learn to be happy right now. Otherwise, you'll run out of time." 

Favorite Movie:

  • Steel Magnolias

Most Memorable Patient:

  • Each child seen has given and continues to give more to me than I could ever imagine. It warms my heart especially when a child goes from struggling in school or on the verge of being kicked out of school to a place they are excited to learn. It is exciting to be able to identify and help children with behavior or sensory-motor reflex integration issues.