Janna Daniels, Care Coordinator
Janna Daniels is our Care Coordinator. She grew up in small town Asheboro, North Carolina and came out to Utah to meet her birth family in the winter of 2003. Once in Utah, she fell in love with the diversity, environment and spending time with her birth family. In the Fall of 2005, Janna moved here to experience life in the city.
Janna always wanted to be a nurse or midwife growing up and after graduating from high school in the Spring of 2004 with her Certified Nursing Assistant she began attending Randolph Community College to work on her degree. However, after deciding to move to Utah, she began working with children and discovered her love of teaching. Janna began attending Salt Lake Community College and received her Child Development Associate in 2011. Working with children became her passion and she always wanted her career to be something she felt made a difference in the lives of kiddos.
Janna enjoys spending time with her pug Frank Jack Daniels, as well as her friends and family. She enjoys sleeping, board games, camping, movies, shopping, computers, throwing pottery, reading and helping others.
Janna’s true hero is her adoptive dad who comes out to visits one to two times a year for about a month to share experiences from Jazz and Bees games to mini-golf and batting cages. He taught her to work hard through his example of sacrificing and putting her needs first. Because of this example, Janna is always willing to help wherever she is needed and tries to make a difference in everyone’s life. As a child, Janna loved watching ‘Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman’ with her mom. Superman became her favorite super hero for many reasons; but mainly because she cherished the time she spent watching the show with her adoptive mom, as well as seeing her adoptive dad as her own superman.
Janna’s favorite children’s book is “The Lorax” by Dr. Seuss. She truly believes nothing in this world will be better without people who care and work towards a better future. “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” We are very grateful for all that Janna does for our staff, our patients, and FUNctionabilities.
Dani Bunker, Therapy Liaison
Dani Bunker is our Therapy Liaison; her priority is with the therapists on our FUN team. She does this by not only making sure therapy runs smoothly, but also by assisting and supporting the therapist in their day to day routines. Dani grew up working with her parents in their family owned grocery store in Delta, Utah. She learned to work hard through their example, love and support. She loves spending time with her family especially her little boy, Beau, who has brought her much joy, her husband Dick and their very spoiled border collie/husky, Diggs. Dani and her family love spending time outdoors whether its summer days on the lake or winters snowboarding in the mountains.
Dani’s favorite Superhero is the Red Power Ranger. She can’t remember why but she always just loved him so much that she wore the same Red (not pink) Power Ranger costume for Halloween three years in a row. If Dani had one super power, it would be to fly or tele-transport herself to where she needs to be.
Dani’s favorite children’s book is “Love You Forever”, a book her mom always read to her. Her mom gave her gave a copy when Beau was born to read to him. “I’ll love you forever. I’ll like you for always. As long as I’m living, my baby you’ll be.”
Before coming to FUNctionabilities, Dani’s worked as a Certified Dental Technician, but had always dreamed of being a veterinarian. That is until she watched an animal surgery on Animal Planet and decided she would not be such a good fit.
We are grateful for all that Dani brings to our caring office staff.
Jessica Flores, Account Manager
Jessica Flores is our Account Manager. She is a proud Military Wife and it has given her the opportunity to live in many places and have diverse opportunities to work with many families. One of her favorite jobs was co-teaching a 3-year-old class in Northern Virginia.
Jessica came to us as a parent. She didn’t know what therapy was until she had a child who needed help to achieve milestones like walking and talking. Since January of 2010, she has spent many hours in waiting rooms for her son to receive treatment. Now that he is older, she enjoys being able to help parents navigate through the often-difficult insurance issues.
Growing up Jessica admired her older brother and of course, took on his favorite hero, Green Lantern, as her own. If she had a ring like his she’d fly everywhere she needed to go.
We are very grateful that Jessica has taken her role as a mother to children with special needs and is helping other parents in the therapy world by joining our passionate company.
Colleen Saltzsieder, Community Relations
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Gaby Lattuf, Receptionist
Gabriela (Gaby) Lattuf is our morning receptionist. She came to the US from Venezuela with her family. She would love to attend college here to study English as a second language.
Since Gaby has had huge life changes, she believes in looking for the positive and finding joy of each new situation to make life a little easier. “Sometimes you have to let go of the picture of what you thought life would be like and learn to find joy in the story you are living.”
One of Gaby’s favorite author’s is Juan Salvador Gaviota (Jonathan Livingston Seagull). The phrase that she likes the most is: “The simplest things are often the most real.” Gaby’s personal heroes are the women of her family, she says “they are all wonderful people, fighters and very loving.” Her maternal grandmother is the superhero of her heart. She taught Gaby that respect and humility make you a good person. She showed her how helping others enriches your soul, not your ego.
She has always loved working with children and was excited to join us. We are very grateful for her positive and happy attitude that she brings to our team.
Hanna Trudo, Receptionist
Hannah Trudo is our afternoon receptionist. She is currently at UVU studying English with a minor in creative writing. She has a passion for writing. “I feel alive when I write! Something in me aches for a pen and paper to express the things I feel deeply and imagine worlds of my own.” She also loves reading, poetry, singing, playing guitar, her mother’s homemade cornbread, stationary, and pickleball.
Hannah’s favorite superhero is Spiderman! She always watched the movies with her brothers when she was younger, and totally had a crush on him! The older she got, the more that she respected his growth as a hero. “Growing up is hard enough, and Spiderman does it while also navigating superpowers! It’s amazing to see his dedication to help others at such a young age and to mix humor into everything he does to make life more bearable and fun.” Her personal hero is her soon to be father in law, Greg. Hannah has admired as he has shown incredible strength during a life fraught with difficulty and trials. She says, “He has been superdad and supermom at the same time while tending for his wife who is sick with a terrible debilitating brain injury and he loves her deeply, no matter what. He is always positive and has always been a loving father, despite his difficulties. He’s a true superhero!”
A quote that has impacted Hannah is by Madisen Kuhn, one of her favorite poets. “You can either let it eat you up inside, or you can conquer it.” As someone with anxiety, this quote has always allowed her to feel the things she’s feeling, but never give them the power to hold her down and keep her from excelling and moving forward in life.
We are very excited to have Hannah as part of our office staff.
Kylee Houghton, Therapy Aide
Kylee Houghton works as an Aide to our therapists and is a valuable member of our team. She helps in the gym with kiddos, around the office and anywhere else she is needed. She is in college studying to be an occupational therapist because of her interest in the medical field and love for others wellbeing.
As a child, Kylee wanted to be a hair stylist. She has loved helping her friends and family with their hair for special occasions. Her love has been dancing. She proved her talent by winning a yearlong dance scholarship during her youth.
Kylee has always loved Spiderman. Being bitten by a spider and having powers is cool. However, transportation would be a great power to have when sleeping until the last possible moment then “poof,” you are where you need to be.
Kylee’s mom has always been her number one fan. She has been her supporter since day one. She is her best friend and wouldn’t be where she is today without her.
“Chin up princess or your crown will slip” has always been something that Kylee has thought of when times get tough. Even though she may have tough challenges or trials, if she keeps her head up it will get better.
Kylee’s hobbies include spending time outside, watching movies or of course, dancing. Her hobbies, hard work and future goals have made her a perfect member of our team.
Megan Cook, Therapy Aide
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