LLA Spotlight: Gay Himelright

We have amazing therapists at LLA and want to showcase them to you! This week, meet Gay Himelright!

Gay is an Occupational Therapist who has been with LLA since 2011! She serves students at Edge Academy and Akros Middle School in Akron. Previously, she has worked at several other school sites, home health sites, and the Fairlawn office. She became a therapist because she found occupational therapy to be so interesting; it seemed like a blend of science and social work. One of her favorite things about being a therapist is making a difference for others and that there is always something new to learn!

Let’s get to know Gay better!

Would you rather have pizza or tacos?


Describe your role at LLA:

Part time occupational therapist

What is your therapy passion?

Pediatrics and geriatrics

What do you do in your free time?

Try new recipes and play with grandkids

What is your favorite color? 


What is your favorite team?

Ohio State and Cleveland Indians

Are you an early riser or night owl?

Night owl

What is the best advice you have ever received?

Many times the reason for our negative emotions is rooted in unmet expectations; secret to contentment is to adjust our expectations

Where did you grow up?

Sullivan, OH. A small rural town about an hour west of Akron on route 224

What is your favorite season? 

Summer! Nice warm sun

Tune in to our next Spotlight to meet another one of our wonderful therapists!