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Melanie Buchanan, B.S., COTA/L

Occupational Therapy Assistant

Special Instructor Birth to Three

“I really enjoy working with children because it’s rewarding to watch a child accomplish their goals.”

Melanie graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology with a minor in Education. In 2009 she received her Applied Associates Degree in the Occupational Therapy Program from Jamestown Community College; she holds NBCOT certification.

Melanie completed a clinical rotation at CARE for Children in 2009, and found that she enjoyed working with the pediatric population. She was hired full-time at CARE in 2011, and provides school based occupational therapy and Early Intervention special instruction in McKean and Potter Counties.

Melanie says she is proud to be part of the organization’s staff who go out of their way to be involved in the community and to make a difference for families.

Melanie resides in Port Allegany with her husband Charlie, two daughters and two sons.