Melanie Johnke, OTR/L, CHT, Founder
Founder of GGHT in 2005, Melanie received her undergraduate degree from the University of San Francisco and a Master’s in OT from Samuel Merritt University in 1999, suma cum laude. She has specialized in upper extremity treatment for 17 years and received her CHT in 2005. Prior to founding GGHT she worked at CPMC. Outside of hand therapy, Melanie enjoys traveling, ballet and spending time with her family.
Danielle Conroe, OTR/L, CHT
Danielle graduated cum laude from Loma Linda University with a Bachelors of Science in Occupational Therapy in 1999. She decided to specialize in the treatment of the upper extremity and became certified as a hand therapist in 2004. Outside of her work being a therapist she enjoys spending time with her husband and two boys, traveling, hiking, biking, and cooking.
Crystal Wong, MOT, OTR
Crystal received her B.S. in Kinesiology from San Francisco State University and went on to complete her master’s in Occupational Therapy from Midwestern University. Crystal’s passion for upper extremity rehabilitation began as a college student volunteering at hand clinics in the Bay Area and she has been focused in this specialty ever since. As a Bay Area native, Crystal enjoys traveling, baking, exploring San Francisco and spending time with family and friends. Crystal speaks fluent Cantonese and Mandarin.
Eizelle Barrientos, OTR/L
Eizelle graduated from the University of San Francisco with a Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology and went on to receive her Master’s in Occupational Therapy from Dominican University of California. Eizelle discovered her passion for upper extremity rehabilitation when she started the OT program, and from then she completed two fieldwork placements specializing in hand therapy. Outside of work, Eizelle enjoys being outdoors, cooking, crafting, and spending time with family.
Minnie Mau OTR/L, CHT
Minnie has been an occupational therapist specializing in the treatment of the upper extremity for over a decade. A Bay Area native, she completed her Bachelor of Science degree at the University of California in Santa Barbara in Biopsychology and Exercise and Sports Science and her Master of Science degree at New York University in Occupational Therapy. She returned to the Bay Area first practicing at Golden Gate Hand Therapy in 2011 and now splits her time between GGHT Marin and Stanford Healthcare in Redwood City. She loves working with a wide range of patients and diagnoses with upper extremity conditions and continues to enjoy learning, teaching and mentoring all things hand therapy related.
Brutus Henri, Resident Therapy Dog
Woof woof. I’m the office mascot, and I’ll put a smile on your face. Treats and pets are always appreciated.