Our Staff


At Shining Stars Therapy, we take pride in providing the best Pediatric Therapy Services for your child. Please learn more about all of our experienced therapists at Shining Stars Therapy! 

Abbey Zinn, OTR/L

Abbey earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Recreational Therapy from East Carolina University in 2008. She continued on at East Carolina to earn her Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy in 2010.

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Dawn Solomon OTR/L, Owner

Dawn received her degree in Occupational Therapy in 1997 after attending Downstate Health Science Center at Brooklyn, NY.

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Felicia Bernstein, MS OTR/L

Felicia is originally from a suburb in New Jersey, outside of New York City. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Ithaca College in 2009.

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Heather Finocchiaro, MS OTR/L

Heather earned her Masters Degree in Occupational Therapy from Tufts University in 2007. She always knew she wanted to work with children and upon graduation, gained great experience in many pediatric settings including school-based, private practice, and home-based early intervention in the greater Boston area.

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Jennifer Popham OTR/L

Jennifer received her degree in Occupational Therapy in 1996 from Virginia Commonwealth University, Medical College in Richmond Virginia.

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Julie Burke, MS, OTR/L

After receiving a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2003, Julie moved to North Carolina where she worked with young children with fragile X syndrome and their families for three years

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Laura Holmes, MS OTR/L

Born and raised in Florida, Laura received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Florida in 2001. For graduate school, she relocated to Miami and earned her Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from Florida International University in 2004.

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Melanie Jacobs COTA/L

Melanie received her degree in 2007 as a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant from Durham Technical Community College.

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Patricia Lane, MS OTR/L

Tricia Lane grew up in the mountains of East Tennessee and received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of TN at Knoxville. Subsequently she received her Master's of Science in Occupational Therapy at Milligan College and moved to Washington, DC.

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