What do you do at the County?

I oversee delivery of physical and occupational therapy services to clients with neuromuscular and/or musculoskeletal impairments who range in age from birth to 21 years.

What do you like most about your job?

In my position, I positively influence staff and clients to “Live Well.” Each week, we begin our staff meeting with a vigorous team walk. For our clients, we have completed a year-long series of “Wellness Wednesdays.” This was a monthly presentation and educational series in which clients and their families participated in themed health and wellness activities. For example, last April clients and families joined the therapists for an outing to the Escondido Farmer’s Market where they learned about the health benefits of organic fruits and vegetables.

What's your favorite memory from your work?

I have two. The first was taking a staff that was disengaged and disgruntled and working with them to develop into a thriving, cohesive team. The second was working with staff to help a 20-year-old client in a group home (without parents) gain improved health care and advocacy.

What does Live Well San Diego mean to you?

Seeking to be the best version of myself while living and working alongside the best version of others in the greatest city in the nation!

Marilyn Thompson, County of San Diego
I AM Live Well San Diego

"I positively influence my staff and clients to live well every day.
From team walks to creative client wellness events, I promote
living life to the healthiest."