Mary Kay Gallagher Portrait
Mary Kay Gallagher, President

Mary Kay earned a BS in Speech Pathology and Audiology from San Diego State University , and a MA in Occupational Therapy from the University of Southern California. Current certifications include training and certification in Neuro-Developmental Training (NDT), Sensory Integration and Praxis Tests (SIPT) and Advanced Practice Approved in Swallowing Assessment, Evaluation or Intervention (SWC).

Mary Kay started her therapy career at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles and worked there for several years before founding Gallagher Pediatric Therapy.

Mary Kay serves on the Board of Counselors for the University of Southern California Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy.

Mary Kay is also active in the Occupational Therapy Association of California (OTAC) and has annually volunteered at OTAC’s annual conference. Where, in 2010 Mary Kay was awarded OTAC’s Occupational Therapy Entrepreneur Award for founding, growing and successfully managing Gallagher Pediatric Therapy since 1988.

Mary Kay, often referred to by those who know her as “MK,” is very hands on in her management style of the business. She takes a personal interest in each and every team member of the practice helping them thrive in their careers as educationally based Occupational and Physical Therapists.

Besides enjoying spending time with her husband and daughter, MK also enjoys swimming and playing with her pets, including one of the newest members of the therapy team, Mac the therapy dog in training.

Gene Riddle
Gene S. Riddle, Chief Financial Officer

Gene earned a BS in Business Administration (Accounting) from San Diego State University, earned a Master of Business Taxation from the University of Southern California, and earned a Juris Doctor from Western State College of Law. 

Prior to working full-time at Gallagher Pediatric Therapy, Gene worked as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) for 15 plus years in public and private accounting.

Gene oversees the financial side of the business with the excellent help of the Administrative Team at GPT.

Besides enjoying spending time with his family, Gene also enjoys following USC Trojan football, bicycle riding and playing the piano.