Dora started at Sabino Canyon in 2012 as a therapy tech and transitioned to COTA once she completed school and received her license. She was promoted to TPM in 2015 and has now received CTO in 2022, 10 years after she began with Sabino Canyon.
In fact, when you ask Dora what she values most about her job, she says it’s “the ability to allow people to grow in the organization” like herself. “There’s an investment in people to learn — to allow them to develop and get it right.” She also values the ability to be flexible to meet others’ needs: the patients, the team and her co-workers.
Dora is part of an interdisciplinary team that shows the importance of thinking out of the box and of teamwork, especially between nursing and rehab. She and her DNS partner, Quinny Mazzola, work together hand in hand to achieve excellence. They know, understand and respect each other’s goals, and they equate their success in therapy metrics, outcome scores, quality measures, turnover and facility ranking (2nd in Arizona) to this collaboration.
Dora is from Tucson and is married with three kids. Her oldest is currently in COTA school! It’s family first for Dora. In addition to multiple dogs, she recently added chickens, and her husband built the coop! Dora loves music, art and tranquility, all contributing to her work/life balance. Congratulations, Dora!
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