Georgina Barrera is the owner of Villa Children’s Therapy. She has been a Speech-Language Pathologist for 25 years. Although her early experience was working with adults in the sub-acute, inpatient rehabilitation hospital and nursing home settings, most of her experience has been working with children in the school, clinic, and home health settings.
Her experience has allowed her to grow in the areas of articulation, fluency, autism, language development, including language as it affects literacy, and feeding disorders. She never planned on owning a business, however, after working in the private sector for several years, she decided that she had more to offer patients and employees by running her own company.
Born and raised in El Paso, Georgina has been happily married to her husband for 29 years and has been blessed with 3 amazing children and 3 beautiful grandchildren. She is proud to be able to help children and their families in the El Paso community and hopes to continue to give children a voice for years to come.
Jennifer is a licensed and certified Speech-Language Pathologist with 18 years of experience in a variety of settings, including school, clinic, and home health. She enjoys working with children and her experience has given her the tools needed to work with children diagnosed with a variety of disorders, including articulation disorders, language disorders, feeding disorders, and fluency disorders. Jennifer has experience working with children diagnosed with autism, cerebral palsy, and Down syndrome, as well as developmental delays. Her dedication and love of the field of speech-language pathology are evident in her work, especially in the way that she works with families to ensure that her patients flourish.
April completed her Clinical Fellowship Year in September of 2020, and she has gained so much knowledge since starting in this field. Her areas of interest include feeding/swallowing disorders, Autism, and working with severe language/cognitive disorders and minimally verbal children. Assistive technology is also one of her strengths. April enjoys learning and looks forward to expanding her knowledge across the vast field of Speech and Language, where there is always something new to research.
Jessica is a licensed and certified Speech-Language Pathologist with 6 years of experience in a variety of settings, including school, clinic, and home health. Her experience has given her the opportunity to work with a variety of disorders. Her areas of interest include feeding and swallowing disorders and working with children of any age; preschool children and limited verbal are of special interest. Jessica enjoys working in the clinic and home health settings because it gives her the ability to interact consistently with families. She does a great job of maintaining communication with patients and their families throughout their speech-language journey.
Emmanuel is a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant with over 7 years of experience. Although he has experience working on the administrative side of the business, he made the choice to return to therapy, working with children and helping them be successful through Occupational Therapy services.
Mark is a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant with over 7 years of experience. He enjoys providing Occupational Therapy services to enhance and provide a better quality of life to the pediatric population in their activities of daily living. Patients, parents, and families love working with Mark as he communicates well with them and keeps them involved and informed.
Erika is the assistant administrator and is responsible for billing and scheduling, making sure that we have what we need from doctor’s offices, helping families through the intake process, and making sure that things run smoothly on a daily basis. She closely monitors changes in regulations and completes quality assurance to ensure that Villa Children's Therapy is providing our patients with the best service possible. She is an invaluable member of our team as she works hard to make sure that your family’s experience is a positive one.