Our Team

We currently have two High Risk Pediatricians who work closely with our Developmental Behavioral Pediatrician to track each infant’s growth and development at each SOAR Team clinic visit to ensure that any developmental concerns are detected and addressed as early as possible. While we do not provide general well child care through our SOAR Program, our High Risk Pediatricians work hard to coordinate care between each infant’s PCP and other medical providers, both inside and outside of the TCH system. We feel that a team-based approach is the best way to ensure that all of our infant’s and families’ needs are met.

Our SOAR Team also includes a Pulmonologist, a Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation specialist, a Registered Dietician, a Lactation specialist, two Occupational Therapists, three Physical Therapists and two Speech Therapists. Parental stress/anxiety and depression screens are routinely given pre- and post-discharge from the NICU, to ensure that any necessary parental supports are in place and to facilitate access to any community resources that may be needed.

You and your little one have already overcome so much to get to this point and we recognize that there are likely several additional hurdles you have yet to overcome. Our desire is to support you and your little one in any way we can. We appreciate your continued trust in the care and services you receive here at TCH and we are thrilled to have the opportunity to serve you through our SOAR Program.  

Our SOAR Team is ready to help your little one rise to new heights, spread his/her little wings, and SOAR!

Sincerely,

Your SOAR Program Team

Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics - SOAR Program Medical Director

I am currently an Assistant Professor at Baylor College of Medicine and a full time Developmental Behavioral Pediatrician at Texas Children’s Hospital in the Woodlands, TX. I believe that every child should be provided with the care and support they need to achieve their highest potential. Every... Read more

Address: The Woodlands Health Center, MAC 1 17198 St. Lukes Way, Suite 300 The Woodlands, TX 77384 United States See map: Google Maps Texas US
Phone: 936-321-0808

High Risk Pediatricians

To give standard, state of the art and compassionate care to premature newborn babies cared for by the Baylor Department of Neonatology. Clinical Interests: Newborn care, developmental pediatrics. Clinical Interests: Newborn care, Developmental pediatrics

Address: Texas Children's Hospital - The Woodlands 17580 I-45 South The Woodlands, 77384 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 936-267-7744
To give quality and compassionate care to our newborn babies cared for by the Baylor Department of Neonatology.   Clinical Interests: Newborn care 

Address: The Woodlands Health Center, MAC 1 17198 St. Luke's Way, Suite 300 The Woodlands, TX 77384 United States See map: Google Maps Texas US
Phone: 936-321-0808

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Sharing in decision making about how to manage a child’s physical difficulties requires an understanding of a child’s condition, the existing treatment options, and the realistic goals of the child and family. The best healthcare decisions are made following collaboration with the family and other... Read more

Address: Texas Children's Hospital - The Woodlands I-45 South, 6th Floor, Green Pod The Woodlands, TX 77065 United States See map: Google Maps Texas US , Address: Texas Children's Specialty Care Cy-Fair 11777 FM 1960 West Houston, TX 77384 United States See map: Google Maps Texas US , Address: The Woodlands Health Center - SOAR Program MAC !, 17198 St. Luke's Way, Suite 300 The Woodlands, TX 77384 United States See map: Google Maps Texas US
Phone: 936-267-7777 (The Woodlands) | 936-321-0808 (SOAR Program) | 281-469-4688 (CyFair)

Pulmonology

I am focused on providing empathetic, compassionate, high quality care to children with a wide variety of respiratory diseases/issues. I seek to provide a team approach when caring for my patients particularly with parents and caregivers Clinical Interests: -Asthma/Preschool Wheezing -Chronic... Read more

Address: Texas Children's Hospital - The Woodlands 17580 I-45 South, 6th Floor, Green Pod The Woodlands, TX 77384 United States See map: Google Maps Texas US , Address: The Woodlands Health Center - SOAR Program MAC 1, 17198 St. Luke's Way, Suite 300 The Woodlands, TX 77384 United States See map: Google Maps Texas US
Phone: 936-267-7744 (Pulmonary) | 936-321-0808 (SOAR Program)
I believe in providing family centered care, working with patients and their families to diagnose and provide care which includes the family’s concerns and needs in the process of addressing their child’s illnesses involving the respiratory system. Clinical  Interests: Asthma, Bronchopulmonary... Read more

Address: Texas Children's Hospital - The Woodlands 17580 I-45 South, 6th Floor, Green Pod The Woodlands, TX 77384 United States See map: Google Maps Texas US , Address: The Woodlands Health Center, MAC 1 - SOAR Program 17198 St. Luke’s Way, Suite 300 The Woodlands, TX 77384 United States See map: Google Maps Texas US
Phone: 936-267-7744 (Pulmonology) | 936-321-0808 (SOAR Program)

Pediatric Neurology

I will give my best effort to provide comprehensive, individualized and evidence-based care, keeping the child’s and family’s goals a priority. Clinical Interests: Spasticity, cerebral palsy and related movement disorders, post neonatal follow up, neurodevelopmental disabilities, general child... Read more

Address: Texas Children's Hospital - The Woodlands Medical Office Building, 17580 I-45 South, 6th Floor The Woodlands, TX 77384 United States See map: Google Maps Texas US , Address: The Woodlands Health Center - SOAR Program MAC 1, 17198 St. Luke's Way, Suite 300 The Woodlands, TX 77348 United States See map: Google Maps Texas US
Phone: 936-267-7711 (Neurology) | 936-321-0808 (SOAR Program)

Physical Therapists

Gina Ferreira, PT, DPT, C/NDT joined outpatient therapy team at Texas Children’s Hospital-The Woodlands in September 2015. Gina is a bilingual physical therapist focused on treating children with developmental and neurologic diagnosis, as well as, evaluating for adaptive equipment of all age... Read more

Address: The Woodlands Health Center, MAC 1 17198 St. Luke's Way, Suite 300 The Woodlands, TX 77384 United States See map: Google Maps Texas US
Phone: 936-321-0808 (SOAR Program) | 936-267-7250 (Clinic)
Roxana Santaella joined the outpatient therapy department at Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands in August of 2017. Roxana is a bilingual physical therapist with over 20 years working with children with developmental and neurological diagnosis. Roxana has her board certification in pediatrics... Read more

Address: The Woodlands Health Center, MAC 1 17198 St. Luke's Way, Suite 300 The Woodlands, TX 77384 United States See map: Google Maps Texas US
Phone: 936-321-0808 (SOAR Program) | 936-267-7250 (Outpatient) | 936-267-7384 (Direct)
Debra joined the developmental physical therapy team at Texas Children’s Hospital in 2017. She has over 28 years of experience in physical therapy with pediatrics. Previously, Debra worked at Blythedal Children’s Hospital in the New York Metropolitan area and served as a senior supervisor. She has... Read more

Address: Texas Children's Hospital - The Woodlands 17580 I-45 South, Suite WM230, Outpatient Building The Woodlands, TX 77065 United States See map: Google Maps Texas US , Address: Texas Children's Specialty Care Cy-Fair 11811 FM 1960, Suite 100 Houston, TX 77065 United States See map: Google Maps Texas US
Phone: 936-267-7400

Occupational Therapists

Jane is a pediatric clinical specialist who joined Texas Children’s’ Hospital The Woodlands in April of 2017. Jane has 20 years of experience working in pediatric settings. Jane currently provides therapy services in the Texas Children’s The Woodlands SOAR High Risk Neonatal Follow up clinic where... Read more

Address: Texas Children's Hospital - The Woodlands 17580 I-45 South, Suite WM230, Outpatient Building The Woodlands, TX 77384 United States See map: Google Maps Texas US
Phone: 936-927-7250
Alma believes every child has a purpose in life and it is driven to facilitate the growth of such gift. She believes a child’s environment is critical to shaping his/her potential, thus strives to empower caregivers to become active advocates in their own child’s development. Alma has 20+ years of... Read more

Address: Texas Children's Hospital - The Woodlands 17580 I-45 South, Suite WM230, Outpatient Building The Woodlands, TX 77384 United States See map: Google Maps Texas US
Phone: 936-321-0808

Speech Therapists

Karen Coulter has been practicing as a speech-language pathologist since 1998 and has experience in working with the pediatric population in both public school and outpatient clinical settings. She believes in a family-centered approach for the assessment and treatment of pediatric communication... Read more

Address: Texas Children's Hospital - The Woodlands 17580 I-45 South The Woodlands, TX 77384 United States See map: Google Maps Texas US
Phone: 936-267-7250
Yesenia J. Rodriguez, MA, CCC-SLP
I believe in intervention targeting fundamental linguistic concepts learned through play. I feel strongly in empowering caregivers through education, support and training to assist their child in their development. Clinical Interests: Birth to three, autism, feeding/swallowing disorders


Nutritionist

I believe that providing appropriate good nutrition to children during the first years of life will help build a base for their future health. I enjoy working with families and helping through any feeding situation that may arise and seeing the child grow and thrive. I have been a pediatric... Read more

Address: The Woodlands Health Center MAC 1, 17198 St. Luke's Way The Woodlands, TX 77384 United States See map: Google Maps Texas US
Phone: 936-321-0808

Lactation Consultant

Julie started her professional career as a Registered Dietitian having earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.  After years home raising her children full time she returned to school and earned her RN at Lone Star College with an AAS degree.  Her passion is... Read more

Address: The Woodlands Health Center MAC 1, 17198 St. Luke's Way The Woodlands, TX 77384 United States See map: Google Maps Texas US
Phone: 936-321-0808 (SOAR Program) | 936-267-5440 (Direct Line)