Therapy Across Borders is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public benefit corporation focused on enhancing the lives of individuals with disabilities, their families, and communities of need around the world through access to therapy services (occupational, speech, physical), education, and advocacy. Through collaboration and partnership with organizations, universities, and clinicians in both the United States and foreign countries, we are committed to developing a sustainable program for local communities in the areas we serve.
Therapy Across Borders began with a dream and an incredible African adventure in 2018, as part of an Occupational Therapy Doctoral Residency. Jennifer and Jackie fell in love with Kenya, the culture, and the people, but quickly saw a need for access to therapy services (occupational, speech, and physical) for many individuals with disabilities. Jennifer returned to Kenya 3 months later and the organization was born. Jackie and Jennifer have poured their hearts into TAB and hope you will join them on this incredible journey!
To support access to therapy services (occupational, speech, and physical therapy) to individuals with disabilities in communities of need around the world.
To empower individuals with disabilities and their communities through the provision of therapy services, interdisciplinary collaboration, education, and advocacy around the world.
Chief Executive Officer: Jennifer resides and works as a NICU occupational therapist in Southern California. She is a lover of all things hockey and proudly cheers on the Tampa Bay Lightning no matter where in the country she is living! Jennifer earned a Bachelor of Science and Master of Education, both in Special Education, a Post-Master's Degree in Professional Counseling, and a Doctorate in Occupational Therapy. Her passion has always been working with individuals with disabilities and she believes occupational therapy is the perfect combination of everything she loves from her previous experiences! An organization like Therapy Across Borders has been a life-long dream for Jennifer and after spending part of her doctoral residency in Kenya, she knew this was the place to begin this journey! Jennifer is excited for the chance to share her passion with the world!!!
Chief Operating Officer: Jackie is an occupational therapist working in San Diego, California. She is an avid 'thrill seeker' who has a love for horses, dance parties, and baking! She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Family Studies and Human Development from the University of Arizona in 2008, followed by a Doctor of Occupational Therapy degree from Nova Southeastern University in 2018. Jackie considered her own experiences and journey during her Doctoral Residency in various countries throughout Africa as a starting point for exploration, to encourage dialogue, change, and social justice by starting Therapy Across Borders. She is excited to connect compassionate clinicians and therapy students to volunteer opportunities in communities in need!
Director of Development (Kenya): Johnson is a Kenyan cowboy and has a Bachelor's degree in Theology from Presbyterian University of East Africa. He has worked as a chairman for various community-based organizations in Kenya and has been instrumental in the start-up of Therapy Across Borders. Johnson is a diehard football (soccer) fan and proudly supports Arsenal FC! He believes "if not us, who else and when? It's time for us to make this world a better place for all children with disabilities."
Chief Marketing Officer: Lindsay is an Occupational Therapist living in upstate New York. She grew up on her family’s horse farm and has spent much of her life competing nationally and internationally, in addition to being continuously involved with her family’s equine business where she has taught riding lessons, trained horses, and managed all marketing, advertising and public relations material for the farm. She graduated from Centenary University in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Management which was followed by several years of working alongside her parents to run the family farm. In 2018 she graduated from Nova Southeastern University with her Doctor of Occupational Therapy degree (where she met Jennifer and Jackie). Outside of work, she is an avid skier, hiker, Green Bay Packers fan, and loves spending time in the Adirondack mountains.
Jennifer Bolay Honda
Organization Consultant: Kalin Honda
Legal: Nikki Semanchik
Kenyan Host Moms: Joyce and Elizabeth