OT Staff

Henry Rowlison BS, OTR/L, Director

Henry Rowlison BS, OTR/L is a licensed and registered Occupational Therapist. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch in 1997. Since this time Henry has worked in pediatric outpatient clinic settings, the public schools, early intervention, skilled nursing facilities, acute care, and in home health settings. Henry has experience and training in sensory processing disorders, feeding, infant mental health, fine motor skill development, visual motor skill development and daily living skill development. After having noticed the ever-increasing number of dysregulated children in his practice areas, Henry, in cooperation with Amistad Family Services started The Play Lab because they both saw a need for pediatric Occupational Therapy and Speech Therapy services that are based in trauma informed care.

In his free time Henry enjoys spending time with his family. He likes exploring off the beaten path locations and finding unique places to eat. He likes to spend time outdoors with his family. He enjoys bike riding with his son (who is the current BMX state champion in his class), photography, coaching the PlayLab BMX team, and traveling with his family.

Madison Rowlison OTD, OTR/L

Madison Rowlison was born and raised in Las Cruces, NM. She has always had a passion for helping others. Madison has a BS in Kinesiology from NMSU and completed the Occupational Therapy Doctoral Program at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in Austin, TX in May of 2021. She completed her Level II Fieldwork in Pediatric Home Health in Dallas, TX, which sparked her passion for working with children. Her doctoral capstone project has an emphasis on understanding the needs and barriers of elderly borderland residents regarding their ability to access healthcare and their community. When Madison has free time, she enjoys baking, listening to music, hiking, and spending time with family and friends.

Donna Evrage COTA/L

Donna grew up in Las Cruces and attended MacArthur Elementary, Fairacres Elementary, Court Jr. High and May field Jr. High. She is a class of 1981 Mayfield graduate! She attended ENMU-R and obtained her Associates degree in Occupational Therapy. What Donna finds most challenging about her job is learning something new. She has made the transition from geriatric care to pediatrics and she says it makes her have to think differently but she is up for the challenge! Donna loves what she does and finds it rewarding to establish what works for each individual, identify their strengths, and help them achieve their goals. In addition to being a professional, Donna is a wife/pit crew member. Donna and her husband have a super truck and race at Vado Speedway Park. Fun fact: Donna is quite adept at scraping lots of mud off a race truck.

Nicole Lucero COTA/L

Nicole graduated from Western New Mexico University earning her associate’s degree in Occupational Therapy in 2016. She has experience and knowledge in early intervention services, skilled nursing facilities, and inpatient rehabilitation. Nicole is passionate about providing family centered services to encourage maximal growth of each child and to foster empowerment of families. She feels incredibly blessed to be working as an occupational therapy assistant to help children and families reach their individual goals. Nicole is a local of Las Cruces, NM. She is a wife and mother, and is always on the go as her family would say. She enjoys spending time with family, camping, fishing, sports, and volunteering in children’s ministry for her church.

Jelisia Perez COTA/L

Jelisia grew up in Artesia, NM and attended ENMU-R where she earned her Associates Degree in Occupational Therapy. After graduating in May 2022, she dedicated her time to preparing for the NBCOT test so she could quickly return to Las Cruces and work at the Play Lab. While targeting a child’s goals, Jelisia makes it her own personal goal to make the sessions not feel like therapy at all! Keeping sessions fun and playful and forming a trusting bond with each child makes the job easier! Before graduating, Jelisia was assigned Level II fieldwork at The Play Lab. Right away she had a heightened interest in pediatrics. Not only did she love her assignment, she felt extremely blessed to be around such a welcoming group of talented individuals that made her feel supported. When Jelisia is not working, she enjoys trips to Disney World with her family, spending time with friends, and being a dog mom to her silver lab, JD.

Robin Gibbs MOT, OTR/L

Robin was born and raised in Las Cruces, NM. She graduated from New Mexico State University in 2020, with her Bachelors in Psychology and a Minor in Art. Later, she moved to Albuquerque and attended the Occupational Therapy Graduate Program at the University of New Mexico and graduated in 2022. She completed her Level II Fieldwork rotation at Rio Rancho Public Schools which kindled her love for working in pediatrics. Occupational Therapy has been a passion for her, and she knew from a young age that she wanted to work within this career field. Robin found that this career explores creativity and science, both of which are another passion of hers. Additionally, she relishes the diversity of patients and she highly enjoys the challenge of helping each patient improve their abilities and reach their fullest potential. In her free time she works with her deaf Australian Shepherd named Nymeria in agility. You can also frequently find her working with some medium to create artwork, out hiking, traveling, reading, or spending time with friends and family.

Audrey Oliver COTA/L

Audrey is currently working on her OTD.

Giselle Mata COTA/L

I was born in El Paso, Texas but grew up here in las cruces. Graduated from PIMA medical institute with associates in occupational therapy. I’ve always been enlightened by kids, especially after working as a daycare teacher, I knew I wanted to work with the pediatric population as a COTA. I did my fieldwork rotation with the Play lab and felt welcomed and supported by everyone here. I feel blessed to be able to start my career with such kind peers and can’t wait to see what the future holds. Some things I enjoy doing on my free time are going to the gym, spending time with those I love and being a musician!

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