Meet the Water PT Team
Nancy Hawkins, MPT
Nancy has diversified physical therapy experience including orthopedic, pediatric, home health, and her favorite aquatic rehabilitation. She received her MPT from CSU Northridge in 1999. Nancy dedicated herself to aquatic physical therapy after discovering the healing properties of water due to a personal low back injury. After healing her own back in the water, she dedicated herself to working and sharing this with others. As co-owner of Water PT, Nancy has developed the reputation of being one of the most highly qualified aquatic therapists in the Los Angeles area.
Jessica was an avid swimmer and lifeguard throughout her youth and while attending New York University. A co-owner of Water PT, Jessica is also a licensed CPA and a certified massage therapist. She runs the business side of Water PT and assists in the pool. Jessica is thrilled to manage this amazing team and see the incredible benefits people receive from aquatic therapy.
Kelli Feland, Clinic Director
Kelli joined the Water PT family in 2015 and is our Clinic Director. She graduated from California State University, Fullerton with a degree in Kinesiology. She works closely with the owners to ensure that your experience at Water PT is enjoyable. She can assist you with all your administrative needs such as scheduling, billing, and any insurance questions you may have. In her free time, you will find her at Disneyland or curled up with a book and a cup of tea.
Maya Zelcer, PT Aide & Admin Assistant
Maya has loved being in water her whole life. She grew up in Los Angeles and has been spoiled living near the beach. She received her bachelor’s of science degree in Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology from UC Santa Cruz where she was also the captain of the water polo team, Go Banana Slugs! Maya has always been interested helping others through the rehabilitation process and started her professional healthcare journey by getting her EMT License. She has also been training in Watsu and has received her level one certification. Maya is not only an aide, but also takes part in many administrative duties.
Zachary Jones, PT Aide
Zach joined Water PT in 2016. Originally from Nevada, Zach attended the University of Redlands where he received his degree in biochemistry. He started learning to swim at age four, began playing water polo at age twelve and has been coaching for several years. He also participated in collegiate swim at Redlands. During his free time, he likes to explore LA and spend time at the beach. He enjoys working at Water PT for the knowledgeable staff who ensure quality care and promote a learning environment to improve health and fitness.
Jazmen Suazo, PT Aide & Admin Assistant
Jazmen is a physical therapy aide and admin at Water PTS. She attended the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs and graduated with her Bachelors of Science in Psychology. Soon after, her life journey brought her to Los Angeles where she happily became a member of the team. Jazmen enjoys working with patients and loves to see the results that rehabilitation provides.
Iris Gomez, PT Aide & Admin Assistant
Iris is a recent graduate from Cal State LA with a Bachelor's of Science in Kinesiology. She plans to pursue a Master's degree in Physiology and Sport Nutrition and hopes to work in lab setting or with athletes. She enjoys working with individuals who are looking to improve their life. Iris’s major interests are fitness, nutrition, and physiology. During her spare time she enjoys spending time with family and friends, going to the gym, playing soccer and going to new places. Iris is fluent in English and Spanish and enjoys socializing with everyone! Feel free to start up a conversation, whether it has to do with how life is going or about how amazing the new movie you saw last night was!