Meet Our Team
Elizabeth C. Belliveau, OTR/L, CGP
Elizabeth graduated from Dominican University in 2002 with her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Occupational Therapy. She began fulfilling her passion to work with children from the onset of her career. Driven to help individuals experience success early in life and to empower parents to understand and better help their children, Elizabeth began Pediatric Pathways in 2009. She has spent sixteen years attending seminars across the country to attain information on the most current and relevant techniques and therapeutic strategies to help her young clients achieve success. She has taken countless professional courses in the area if sensory processing/sensory integration and has received training from the most well respected and knowledgeable therapists, psychologists and doctors in the field of pediatrics. Elizabeth has extensive experience treating all neurobiological disorders of childhood, using approaches such as the H.O.P.E. Method, Therapeutic Listening, S.O.S. Approach to Feeding and Astronaut Training, to name a few. Elizabeth is dedicated to understanding and successfully treating the root cause of the rampant disorders that children are being diagnosed with everyday. To that end, after witnessing a colleague and dear friend cure her son of Autism using the Gut And Psychology Syndrome (GAPS) diet, she completed her certification as a GAPS practitioner in 2014. This training allows her to more effectively guide her families in making dietary decisions that will assist in healing, sealing and nurturing their child’s gut and it’s microbiome. Elizabeth currently lives with her husband and two sons in Gilroy. In her spare time, she enjoys weight training, doing yoga, and spending quality time with her family and friends.
Tami S. Pallott, OTR/L
Tami graduated from San Jose State University with her Bachelors of Science in Occupational Therapy, in June of 2001. She spent three years working in the acute rehab at San Jose Medical Center, where she honed her skills in the areas of neurodevelopmental treatment (NDT) and dysphagia/feeding skills. Tami soon discovered her love for working with children and has been specialized in pediatrics since 2003. She has provided screenings, evaluation, intervention, consultation and trainings in a variety of settings including outpatient settings, schools and homes since the onset of her career. Tami is truly passionate about continuing to educate herself by taking the most current advanced trainings to help children achieve their greatest potential. Over the years, Tami has taken numerous courses in the areas of sensory integration and processing, vestibular rehabilitation, neurodevelopmental treatment, oral motor dysfunction and feeding, ocular motor and visual perception, handwriting, sleep dysfunction, nutrition, behavior modification and courses emphasizing the treatment of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Specifically, she has completed her training in the H.O.P.E. (Harper’s Optimal Protocol for Enrichment) Method, Therapeutic Listening Program, the S.O.S. (Sequential Oral Sensory) Approach to Feeding, Handwriting without Tears and the ALERT “How Does Your Engine Run” Program. Tami has provided teacher/administrators trainings at schools educating on sensory processing disorders, self-regulation, handwriting without tears and visual perception. She has provided education on how teachers can implement therapeutic activities into their classrooms to promote improved focus and engagement in their academics. Tami lives with her husband and three children in Gilroy and in her spare time she enjoys doing yoga, cooking, photography and spending time with family and friends.
Lori Kishimura, M.S., OTR/L
Lead Occupational Therapist
Lori decided to pursue a career in Occupational Therapy while attending UC Davis, where she graduated with a Bachelor's of Science degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Biology. She always had a passion for working with children, so Lori naturally gravitated toward the field of pediatrics and eagerly began volunteering at a pediatric Occupational Therapy clinic in her hometown of Gilroy. She later continued working as an Occupational Therapy Aide and Office Assistant during her studies. After earning her Master's degree in Occupational Therapy at San Jose State University in 2010, Lori returned to Gilroy to work as a pediatric Occupational Therapist. She joined the Pediatric Pathways team in the summer of 2013, where she continues to pursue her passion in helping her young patients and educating and supporting their families. She is dedicated to keeping herself up-to-date on the latest research and most effective treatment methods in pediatrics and has completed her training in the H.O.P.E. (Harper’s Optimal Protocol for Enrichment) Method, Therapeutic Listening Program, Astronaut Training, the Alert Program, the S.O.S. (Sequential Oral Sensory) Approach to Feeding, the Wilbarger Therapressure Protocols, Handwriting Without Tears, and Social Thinking. Lori currently lives in San Jose with her husband and Shiba Inu "doghter" and enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, doing yoga, hiking, cooking, and eating delicious food!
Rebecca Puffer, M.S., OTR/L
“Becca” joined the Pediatric Pathways team in June 2017. She earned her Master's of Occupational Therapy degree from Loma Linda University in 2014 and quickly discovered a love for working with children. In addition to being mentored by and working alongside very experienced and knowledgeable Pediatric Occupational Therapists since the onset of her career, Becca has also completed a variety of continuing education courses relating to sensory processing/integration and neurodevelopmental disorders and their treatment. Becca was drawn to occupational therapy because of how it identifies value in every individual. She loves being able to meet children right where they are and help them connect with their strength, empowering them so they have access to the most fulfilling life possible - a life they deserve. Though born in California, Becca recently returned to the state after living in Idaho with her husband and two dogs. In her downtime, Becca enjoys spending her time reading, hiking, painting, traveling, or eating good food.
Ralyn graduated from San Jose State University with her Bachelor’s of Arts in Child and Adolescent Development in December of 2015. With over 7 years of experience in patient care, Ralyn knew that pursuing a career in the medical field would be a good fit. She has always been very passionate about helping children and optimizing their development and was fortunate enough to discover Pediatric Pathways shortly after she graduated. Ralyn is currently working as Pediatric Pathways’ Office Manager and recognizes that this is a great opportunity to gain valuable experience and knowledge from her fellow colleagues as see embarks on an education in Occupational Therapy. Ralyn is currently enrolled in night classes, as she intends to pursue her masters in OT in 2019. Outside of work and school, Ralyn is an avid gym member, enjoys spending time with family and friends and going on hikes with her dogs.