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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.

Melanie Sarris

Melanie Sarris

District(s) Served: 

  • Northeast

How long with FECTS: 

  • Since 2019


  • B.S., Occupational Therapy, Louisiana State University, Medical Center


  • NDT trained in pediatrics, SIPT certified, iLs Certified, therapeutic listening


  • Louisiana; Has lived in St. Augustine for 17 years

Hobbies/Outside Interests:

  • Spending time with my family and friends, going to the beach, and reading books

Favorite Quote:

  • “ I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” (Philippians 4:13)

Favorite Movie:

  • Wizard of Oz

Most Memorable Patient:

  • I have worked with children with special needs for over 30 years. I cannot pick just one patient. I truly believe that I have learned a great deal from them and they have all touched my heart in one way or another.