The Omni Team

Gail Ammon Lotak, OTR
Founder & Owner, Advisory Director of Therapy Services

Gail is a registered/licensed Occupational Therapist with over 40 years of experience.  

Gail launched Pediatric Therapy Services in 1982, and incorporated the business as Omni Therapeutics, Inc. in 1989.  She has been the Visionary, Owner and President of Omni for the duration of the company’s history.  Additionally, between 1988 and 1994, Gail was the Co-owner and President of Kids Can Do, Inc. in Homewood, IL.  


Today, Omni is a thriving and successful family business that employs exceptional, mulitdisciplinary therapists and serves over 20 school districts. Gail has successfully maintained a professional, family-like atmosphere that is engaging, enriching and energized. Our devoted team of therapists, and the long-term relationships that we maintain with our school districts, are ongoing proof of Gail’s outstanding leadership and vision.

Jessica Lotak, MA
Executive Director, Director of Business & Finance

Jessica has been engaged in the Education, Health and Wellness industries for over fifteen years. Prior to joining forces with her mother at Omni Therapeutics in 2013, Jessica was the Executive Director/Director of Business & Finance for an internationally renowned non-profit workshop and retreat center, focusing on holistic health and personal growth for children and adults. She has delighted in bringing strong business and finance practices to organizations that aim to serve the community and improve the lives of individuals and their families. Jessica holds two Bachelors degrees and a Masters Degree; She has practiced a range of specialties from finance and business management to nutrition, food security, yoga, somatic movement, and dance.


As the daughter of an occupational therapist and business owner, Jessica comes equipped to take our practice into the next generation.  She aims to grow Omni's business into a holistic model of scientific healthcare, by bringing together disciplines that will address every child as a whole, while providing the most enriching environment for our therapy teams, enabling them to work together across disciplines to fully care for each child that we have the privilege of serving.  She strives to address preventative care in the prenatal stage, early childhood care and education, and into k-12 intervention and treatment.  

Omni Leadership Team



Gail Ammon Lotak:  Advisory Director of Therapy Services, President ​

Jessica Lotak:  Executive Director, Director of Business & Finance

Beth Bender:  Regional Manager IL/IN


April Garringer:  Therapy Services Coordinator


Stephanie Hampton: Fieldwork Coordinator

OPEN:  Human Resources Manager/Hiring Manager

Frankie Leigh Shelton: Creative Producer, Marketing

Omni Team



Kathy Adamson, COTA/L


Oluwaseyi Afuwape, COTA/L

Belinda Anderson-Shelton,

DrOT, M.Ed., OTR/L

Theresa Singleton, COTA/L

Marita Ankobiah, OTR/L


Diane Armstrong, COTA/L

Connie Barnum-Couch, OTR/L

Louise Belt, Special Education Teacher

Beth Bender, COTA/L


Julie Brady, PT/L

Karina Briseno, COTA/L

Christine Cervantes, COTA/L

Linda Chalupa, SLP/L

Lisa Demarco, COTA/L

Faye DeRusha, COTA/L

Taryn Donnowitz, OTR/L


Maxine Flores, COTA/L


April Garringer, OTR/L, TSC

Pamela Gee, COTA/L


Heidi Glatz, OTR/L

Shytaura Goston, OTR/L

Ayyanna Hamilton, COTA/L


Stephanie Hampton, COTA/L, EAA

Courtney Hendron, LSW


Vickie Hoffman, OTR/L


Meredith Hood, COTA/L

Megan Hoskin, COTA/L


Nicole Johnson, OTR/L

Larnie Jones, LSW

Pam Kammin, COTA/L

Candice Kokas COTA/L


Gail Lotak, OTR/L


Jessica McCrary, COTA/L

Zachary Miller, LSW

Kim Mraz, OTR/L

Sandra Munoz, PRN/COTA


Jody Panozzo, COTA/L

Michelle Pirowski, COTA/L


Karen Reichert, OTR/L

Miguel Reyes, PRN/COTA

Charlene Rickhoff, COTA/L

Debbie Sanders, COTA/L

Dr. Anjali Sane, DrOT, OTR/L

Cindy Schoenbeck, COTA/L

Aneka Spencer, LCSW

Shanice Turner, COTA/L


Heather Ward, COTA/L


Alisa Waszak, PTA/L

Chiffon Williams-Easley,

Special Education Teacher

Jalyn Willis, OTR/L