Child & Family Development Child & Family Development

November 6, 2017

Melissa Petcu, occupational therapist, celebrates 4 years at C&FD


Happy C&FD Anniversary to Melissa Petcu  

Melissa Petcu MS OTR/L is an occupational therapist at the Midtown office. She is celebrating years at Child and Family Development this month.   

She shares what led her to this career: ” I wanted to be a police officer when I grew up. Can you believe it? Little tiny me? I didn‚Äôt think it was all that funny but my husband sure did! In college (yep, while pursuing my criminal justice degree) I completed an internship at the Guardian Ad Litem office (GAL for short) and continued my volunteer work for a few more years with this group. In a not so convoluted way (although it sure sounds like it), I transitioned from working with children and families in this capacity over to working with children and families in a different way. I find working with children and families to be so rewarding, fun, and adventurous‚Ķ. Just like being a police officer, right? Okay, minus the adrenaline rush!”