Mary earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from UC Irvine in 1982 and a mater’s degree in occupational therapy from San Jose State University in 1986. She has practiced as an occupational therapist for over 31 years, 25 of which as a certified hand therapist. Prior to joining Ventura Orthopedics in 2017, Mary owned and operated a private practice for 18 years.

As a certified hand therapist, Mary likes to think outside the box and not just go by a diagnosis or symptom. She wants to problem solve what other issues might be contributing to the problem and treat each patient individually.

Originally from Lancaster, Calif., Mary has been a resident of Ventura since 1996. She is married to Mike Diaz and they have two fun and athletic daughters. During her free time, Mary enjoys long distance walking, traveling and watching her daughter compete in sports.


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