Anita Williams MS, LCPC
Founder & Executive Director
After seeing how the traditional school system was not able to serve her neurodivergent grandchildren, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor Anita Williams founded Dragonfly Academy in 2021.
Mallory Mangino, MS, OTR/L
Mallory received her Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of New England, Portland, Maine in 2011. Shortly after graduating, Mallory moved to Las Vegas, NV to pursue her career in occupational therapy in a sub-acute rehabilitation hospital. After a few years of adult rehab, Mallory transitioned into the field of pediatrics working in schools and home health settings. Mallory also serves as an adjunct professor and clinical field work educator for the Touro University Occupational Therapy Department. In 2022, she started her own private practice, Miss Mallory OT, LLC as a means to help better serve children and families in NV and mentor new OT students and therapists.
Mallory’s vision is to provide quality occupational therapy that everyone can access and afford. By keeping costs low and tailored to individual needs, all families are able to bring their children in for quality and effective therapeutic groups and 1:1 direct therapy intervention. She believes in the value of creating healthy habits and routines, engaging in supportive communities and social groups as a vessel for improved mental health and participation in daily life.
Mallory specializes in Sensory Integration therapy & Primitive Reflex Integration, working with children experiencing barriers associated with autism spectrum disorders, sensory processing disorder, motor delays, neurologic, social and communication delays and behavioral challenges. She also has experience working with the cerebral palsy, down syndrome, torticollis, and genetic disorders populations. Mallory is trained in sensory integration, primitive reflex integration, Therapeutic Listening Program, Vestibular Rehabilitation, interactive metronome and Brain Gym.
On a personal note, Mallory is a wife & mother to a fun-loving 5 year old daughter, Evelyn. Mallory enjoys spending time outside with her family and dogs, hiking, going to the lake and snowboarding, visiting friends and family back East and going to sporting events.
A homeschooling mom of two boys, Angie has a BA in public relations from Pepperdine University and has worked in PR, marketing and graphic design for the last 20 years. She has held many career and volunteer positions in the non-profit education sector, including at Hollywood HEART in Southern California, which offers summer camps and creative workshops for at risk youth, as well as working as the Communications Director at Bishop Gorman High School here in Las Vegas. She served as board president at Kids' Co-op, a parent cooperative non-profit preschool, and founded Wildflowers Learning Studio, a hybrid homeschool program, in 2018.
Angie is excited to bring all she's learned from these experiences, as well as her passion as a mom of a neurodivergent son, to Dragonfly Academy as Programming Director.
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