The only CARF and JCI Accredited
Private Rehabilitation Hospital in the Middle East

Rehabilitation Staff

Deborah Pierce Senior Physiotherapist & Team Leader – Al Ain

Deborah is a Senior Physiotherapist at Amana Healthcare. Deborah obtained a Bachelor of Health Science in Physiotherapy from Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand in 2004. She has spent over seven years in various acute care settings. Deborah has spent the last three years in the UAE as the team leader for critical care, acute neurology/neurosurgery, stroke and medical units within a JCIA (Joint Commission International Accreditation) accredited hospital.

Nicola Costas Senior Occupational Therapist and Therapy Lead – Abu Dhabi

Nicola is a Senior Occupational Therapist at Amana Healthcare. Nicola obtained her BSc Honors Degree at Canterbury Christ Church University, UK in 2008. Nicola has since worked within a private long-term neuro rehabilitation hospital in the UK and as a Senior Occupational Therapist in the UK National Health Service.

Azaria Linde Physiotherapist – Al Ain

Azaria is a Home Health Care Physiotherapist at Amana Healthcare – Al Ain. She qualified in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physiotherapy from the University of the Free State in South Africa. Prior to joining Amana, Azaria worked as a Physiotherapist for over 11 years in hospitals and in private Physiotherapy practice in South Africa.

Rosana Tecson Pelayo Physiotherapist – Al Ain

Rosanna is a Physiotherapist at Amana Healthcare. Rosanna obtained a BSc in Physical Therapy from Nueva Ecija Colleges, Philippines. Rosanna has worked in the Philippines and Middle East since graduating, specializing in neurology and musculoskeletal dysfunction.

Geraldine Cunanan Respiratory Therapist – Al Ain

Geraldine is a Respiratory Therapist at Amana Healthcare – Al Ain. Geraldine graduated in 2013 with a degree in Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy from UPH – Dr. Jose G. Tamayo Medical University, in the Philippines. Prior to joining Amana, she was working as Respiratory Therapist in a private tertiary hospital in the Philippines.

Karien Mescht Occupational Therapist – Al Ain

Karien is an Occupational Therapist at Amana Healthcare. Karien obtained a BSc Honors degree in Occupational Therapy from the Stellenbosch University, South Africa in 2009. She has since worked in a Community Health Centre in South Africa and a Child Development Centre in Saudi Arabia.

Ruairi O’Broin Senior Therapist – Al Ain

Ruairi is a Senior Therapist at Amana Healthcare, Al Ain. He obtained his BSc degree in Occupational Therapy from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland in 2007. Ruairi has over seven years of extensive experience as an Occupational Therapist specializing in Neuro, Stroke and General Rehabilitation in several hospitals in Ireland prior to working at Amana Healthcare.

Anjanet Liebenberg Occupational Therapist – Al Ain

Anjanet is an Occupational Therapist at Amana Healthcare. She qualified in 2011 with a Bachelor degree in Occupational Therapy from University of Stellenbosch in South Africa. Anjanet worked for over 4 years as an Occupational Therapist in several hospitals South Africa.

Rosario Amurao Dietitian – Al Ain

Rosario is a Dietitian at Amana Healthcare. She obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition and Dietetics in 1992 from the University of the Assumption in the Philippines. Rosario worked as a Dietitian in the Philippines and in the Middle East. Prior to joining Amana, she was a Dietitian for 9 years in a JCIA accredited government hospital in Al Ain.

Erwin Laurel Respiratory Therapist – Al Ain

Erwin is a Respiratory Therapist for our Al Ain facility. He qualified in 1998 with a degree in B.S. Respiratory Therapy from Emilio Aguinaldo College, Philippines. He has 12 years experience, 4 years of which was in government hospitals in KSA.

Emily Chakanyuka Physiotherapist – Al Ain

Emily is a Physiotherapist at Amana Healthcare – Al Ain. She qualified in 2009 with a Bachelor degree in Physiotherapy from the University of Pretoria in South Africa. Prior to joining Amana, Emily worked as a Physiotherapist for 5 years in several hospitals in South Africa.

Aileen Caluen Gervacio Physiotherapist – Al Ain

Aileen Caluen Gervacio is a Physiotherapist at Amana Healthcare – Al Ain. Aileen qualified in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from Far Eastern University in the Philippines. Aileen has an extensive experience as a Physiotherapist having spent the last 12 years as a Physiotherapist in a private rehabilitation hospital in Saudi Arabia.

Lemuel Siman Respiratory Therapist – Al Ain

Lemuel is a Respiratory Therapist at Amana Healthcare – Al Ain. He graduated in 2010 with a BSc. degree in Respiratory Therapy from UPH – Dr. Jose G. Tamayo Medical University in the Philippines. Lemuel has over 5 years experience as a Respiratory Technician where the last 3 years was in one of the largest medical complex in Saudi Arabia.

Steven Nordy Cabual Respiratory Therapist – Abu Dhabi

Steven is a Respiratory Therapist at Amana Healthcare. Steven obtained a BSc degree in Respiratory Therapy in 2000 from San Pedro College in the Philippines. His initial five years of work experience was gained in the Philippines and since then he has gained eight years of experience in accredited hospitals in the Middle East. He has extensive knowledge of critical, acute and chronic respiratory care in the management of neonates, paediatrics and adult populations.

Carina Botes Physiotherapist – Abu Dhabi

Carina Botes is a Physiotherapist at Amana Healthcare – Abu Dhabi. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy from University of Stellenbosch, South Africa in 2008. Prior to joining Amana Healthcare, she was working as Senior Physiotherapist in Groote Schuur Hospital where she gained experience in all aspects of physiotherapy. Carina has a special interest in treating people with disabilities, especially spinal cord injuries.

Kristen Dessario Respiratory Therapist – Abu Dhabi

Kristen is a Respiratory Therapist at Amana Healthcare at Amana Healthcare – Abu Dhabi. She holds Bachelor of Applied Science, Major in Respiratory Therapy in 2008 from Siena Heights University, Detroit and Respiratory Therapy Diploma from Fanshawe College, London. Prior to joining Amana, Kristen was working as Registered Respiratory Therapist in Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi.

Sarah McGloughlin Physiotherapist – Abu Dhabi

Sarah is a Physiotherapist at Amana Healthcare – Abu Dhabi. Sarah holds Bachelors of Science in Physiotherapy from University College Dublin, Dublin. Sarah was working in Royal Hospital, Donnybrook prior to joining Amana Healthcare.

Robert Dorsett Senior Physiotherapist – Abu Dhabi

Robert is a Senior Physiotherapist at Amana Healthcare, Abu Dhabi. Robert has over 15 years physiotherapy experience in treating adults with neurological conditions. He also has experience in other areas of physiotherapy namely orthopedics, medical and surgery. He obtained a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Cape Town and completed his Master’s degree in Neurological Rehabilitation from the University of Cardiff, Wales. He has working experience in both South Africa and the United Kingdom.

Declan Mullane Physiotherapist – Abu Dhabi

Declan Mullane is a Physiotherapist at Amana Healthcare, Abu Dhabi. Declan obtained his BSc in Physiotherapy in 2009 from Coventry University. He is a Recognised Instructor for National Association for Ankylosing Spondylitis (NAAS). Prior to joining Amana Healthcare, Declan gained work experience in Ireland.

Beth Renton Occupational Therapist – Abu Dhabi

Beth Renton is an Occupational Therapist at Amana Healthcare, Abu Dhabi. Beth obtained a BSc Honour’s degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Cape Town, South Africa in 2010. Prior joining Amana, Beth was working as Community Service Occupational Therapist in Frere Hospital, South Africa

Tereshia Pillay Occupational Therapist – Abu Dhabi

Tereshia Pillay is an Occupational Therapist at Amana Healthcare, Abu Dhabi. Tereshia obtained a BSc Honors degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of University of Kwa–Zulu Natal, South Africa in 2008. Prior joining Amana, Tereshia gained work experience from South Africa and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Patricia Smith Physiotherapist – Abu Dhabi

Patricia Smith is a Physiotherapist at Amana Healthcare, Abu Dhabi. Patricia obtained her BSc in Physiotherapy in 2009 from Coventry University. Prior to joining Amana Healthcare, Patricia was working as Senior Paediatric Physiotherapist in Ireland

Rozelle Marais Occupational Therapist – Abu Dhabi

Rozelle Marais is an Occupational therapist at Amana Healthcare – Abu Dhabi. Roezelle has more than 5 years of experience in Adult neurological rehabilitation. She also has experience in paediatrics. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Occupational therapy from University of Pretoria, South Africa in 2006. Prior to joining Amana Healthcare, she was working at Life Eugene Marais Hospital as an Occupational therapist in the Rehabilitation unit

Indu Gokulachandran Occupational Therapist – Abu Dhabi

Indu Gokulachandran is an Occupational Therapist at Amana Healthcare – Abu Dhabi. Indu obtained her bachelor’s degree in Occupational Therapy from Dr. M.G.R Medical University in Tamil Nadu, India. Prior to joining Amana, Indu worked in neuro rehabilitation for 7 years at the Christian Medical College Hospital in Tamil Nadu.

Rachel Hryb Occupational Therapist – Abu Dhabi

Rachel Hryb is an Occupational Therapist at Amana Healthcare – Abu Dhabi. Rachel graduated from Brunel University, UK in 2009 with a Bachelors Honors degree in Occupational Therapy. Prior to joining Amana, Rachel worked with NHS in the UK for 6 years, specializing in inpatient and community rehabilitation.

Anwar Al-Mansoor Dietitian – Abu Dhabi

Anwar is a Dietitian at Amana Healthcare-Abu Dhabi. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree from Cornell University in Nutritional Sciences and Dietetics and her Master’s degree from the CUNY School of Public Health at Hunter College in Public Health Nutrition. She trained in the USA and has work experience in the Kingdom of Bahrain. Anwar is both a Registered Dietitian (RD) with the American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and a Certified Dietitian/Nutritionist (CDN) with New York State, and has published several research papers in her capacity as a Scientific Writer.

Leandri Pretorius Occupational Therapist – Al Ain

Leandri is an Occupational Therapist at Amana Healthcare – Al Ain. She graduated with a Bachelor degree in Occupational Therapy in 2012 from University of Pretoria in South Africa. Prior to joining Amana, Leandri worked as an Occupational Therapist in a government hospital and in a private Occupational Therapy practice in South Africa.

Zama Carol Khuzwayo Speech and Language Therapist – Abu Dhabi

Zama Carol Khuzwayo is a Speech and Language Therapist at Amana Healthcare – Abu Dhabi. Zama obtained her Bachelor of Communication Pathology in Speech Language Pathology from the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa in 2012. Prior to joining Amana, Zama worked for 4 years in South Africa in mainly rural hospitals. She has a special interest in working with children with special needs.