Meet your Occupational Therapists


Vanessa Iglesias-Machado, M.S., OTR/L

Vanessa@shinebrighttherapy.com

Occupational Therapy MiamiVanessa is a bilingual licensed occupational therapist. She attended Florida International University (FIU), where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Health sciences, a minor in psychology and a minor in health service administration.  Her desire to help others and her love for children encouraged her to pursue a career in occupational therapy. In December 2012, Vanessa graduated with a master’s degree in occupational therapy from Florida International University. While completing her graduate studies, Vanessa was exposed to various settings where she provided therapy to both adult and pediatric populations. She completed clinical rotations in a pediatric outpatient clinic, a rehabilitation hospital, and a community center for adults diagnosed with mental illness. These clinical experiences provided Vanessa with the knowledge necessary to evaluate and treat patients of all ages. Vanessa’s goal is to continue to expand her knowledge in the field of occupational therapy and continue to grow as a therapist.


Cassandra Romano, COTA/L

CassieCassandra is a Board Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant. She received an Associate’s Degree in Occupational Therapy from Keiser University in 2017. She has a strong desire to help others and make a difference in their lives through occupational therapy. During her clinical rotations, she worked at an outpatient pediatric center where she provided therapy to children of all ages with various physical, neurological, and developmental disabilities. Cassandra also gained experience treating adults with neurological and physical impairments in a subacute rehabilitation hospital. Cassandra’s goal is to continue her education and pursue a Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy. She is always eager to expand her knowledge and her skills as a therapist to continue to help children achieve their maximum potential.