Stacey Kesner MOT, OTR/L
Center Director – Denver, Feeding Lead, Autism Evaluation Team

Education: Utica College; Master of Science in Occupational Therapy
The Ohio State University; Bachelor of Science in Human Ecology with a minor in Disability Studies

What I like most about being an OT: I believe in implementing a holistic, family-centered approach to treatment. Incorporating play-based and evidence-based models to therapy sessions offers the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of children and to supply families with strategies and tools which promote their own success. I love seeing how this family centered approach can make a positive impact in not just a child’s life but their entire families.

Additional Training & Expertise: Food Scientist Adaptation of the SOS Approach to Feeding, Solid Starts: From Spoons to Fingers and Picky eaters, Developing Oral Sensory Motor Skills to Support Feeding in the Down Syndrome Population, Appetite: How to Foster Hunger & Wean Kids from Tube Feedings, Zones of Regulation, Handwriting without Tears™, Therapeutic Listening®, Dyslexia, Dyscalculia & Dysgraphia, DIR Floortime, Social Thinking: Superflex and Social Detective, Telehealth
Additional Certifications: Talk Tools-Feeding Therapy (Level 2 Trained Therapist), SOS Approach to Feeding Certification, Beckman Oral Motor Protocol
My hobbies include: yoga, running, reading, and craft projects. I also enjoy trying out new restaurants, traveling, skiing, camping and hiking with my husband and dog Archie.
A fun fact about me: I have traveled to 13 different countries.
If I could have any super power, it would be: To fly so I can get places faster and help more kiddos!
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Emily Kaczmarski MS, OTR/L
Lead Occupational Therapist

Education: Western Michigan University; Master of Science in Occupational Therapy
Western Michigan University; Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Health Services

What I like most about being an OT:
Being an OT has given me the opportunity to work closely with kids and families, helping kids find their sense-of-self by building confidence using a play-based approach. I love being able to help create attuned relationships and support each child’s development in order for them to access the things they love to do!

Additional Training & Expertise: Completed a yearlong certification through Profectum Academy: Level 1 Certificate in the Developmental, Individual Difference, Relationship-based (DIR Floortime) Model/Clinician (CL1), The Zones of Regulation®: A Concept to Foster Self-Regulation and Emotional Control, Managed and delivered evidence-based services to preschool through high school aged students, developing IEPs and 504s to support student’s success in their educational setting, Sensory integration and sensory processing, with specific trainings in “Differentiating Sensory from Behavior”, Completion of “An Evidence-Based Developmental Approach to the Pediatric Brain”
Additional Certifications: DIR®/Floortime clinician (CL1)
My hobbies include: I enjoy rock climbing, hiking, and camping. The outdoors is my playground!
A fun fact about me: I am a citizen of Ireland! Both my maternal grandparents immigrated to the United States from Ireland.
If I could have any super power, it would be: Teleportation! I would love to blink and be anywhere in the world at any time I want!
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Julie Krawiec MS, OTR/L
Lead Occupational Therapist

Education: University of New Hampshire; Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy
University of New Hampshire; Master of Science in Occupational Therapy

What I like most about being an OT: I believe therapy should be individualized, holistic, and family-centered, promoting learning and growing through play. I am passionate about my role as a feeding therapist, and I strive to help the child learn that exploring and interacting with new foods can be fun and exciting! It is just as important to empower parents and caregivers to translate these skills into the home, so that the focus of family meals can become a time of togetherness.

Additional Training & Expertise: SOS Approach to Feeding, Talk Tools Training for Oral Placement Therapy, Therapeutic Listening, Handwriting Without Tears
My hobbies include: I enjoy running, hiking, exploring national parks, and playing with my dog!
A fun fact about me: My goal is to run a half marathon in every state
If I could have any super power, it would be: Teleportation to be able to visit my family and friends all around the country
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Nicolette Meyer OTR/L, MSOT
Lead Occupational Therapist

Education: University of Mary; Master of Science in Occupational Therapy and a minor in Psychology

What I like most about being an OT: Seeing the kids light up when they master a new skill they are proud of.

Additional Training & Certifications: Early intervention Training, Baby Treatment based on NDT principles, Sensory integration in aquatic therapy, Handwriting without Tears Program, Differentiating Sensory from Behavior, Melanie Potock courses: Feeding development and ARFID trainings
My hobbies include: spending time with family and friends, snowboarding, enjoying the outdoors, and traveling
A fun fact about me: I have 23 cousins
If I could have any super power, it would be: The ability to heal others
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Haley Collins OTD, OTR/L
Occupational Therapy

Education: Creighton University; Doctor of Occupational Therapy
Colorado State University; Bachelor of Science in Human Development, Pre-Health Concentration

What I like most about being an OT: Working with children is so special to me because I get to play an active role in supporting their development. I love helping kids do the things that they love, connecting with families, and helping to shape our future generation. I also love to make therapy a safe space for kids to come and be themselves, feel accepted, and have a great time

Additional Training & Expertise: Anchor Center: working with children who have visual loss, CVI Registered yoga teacher
My hobbies include: Skiing, hiking, listening to audiobooks or podcasts, walking my dog Louie, baking, painting, and camping.
A fun fact about me: I am currently working on summitting all of Colorado’s 14er mountains!
If I could have any super power, it would be:I would be a super-healer so I could heal all humans, animals, and plants who need it.
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Jane Conroy OTR/L
Occupational Therapy

Education: Saint Luis University, Master of Occupational Therapy, Bachelor of Occupational Sciences

What I like more about being an OT: The connections I get to form with my kids and their families! Seeing progress is a wonderful feeling, but what I like most is being able to be a friend and support for the people I am working with.

Additional Training & Expertise: Infant feeding, Sensory integration, Self/emotional regulation, Attention Deficits, Social Skills, Fine motor skills, Aquatic therapy
Additional Certifications:Supporting Oral Feeding in Fragile Infants (SOFFI) Certified, Currently completing coursework and will be testing for Certified Lactation Counselor
My hobbies include: Hiking, skiing, reading, camping, traveling and exploring all Colorado has to offer!
A fun fact about me:I am Cleveland born and raised and have over 40 first cousins
If I could have any super power, it would be: To freeze time!
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Maggie Fellabaum OTR/L
Occupational Therapy

Education: North Central College; Masters of Occupational Therapy,
University of Missouri; Bachelors in Health Sciences

What I like more about being an OT: Collaborating with families to help their children achieve goals. And helping kids increase their independence and self-confidence!

Professional Experience: This will be my first OT job, but I have been working in pediatrics as long as I can remember. I spent a year and a half working as a behavior technician at an ABA facility for kids with autism during my gap year. I have also nannied for kids of all ages and worked many summer day camps.
My hobbies include: Hiking, reading, gardening and spending time with my 2 cats
A fun fact about me: I have visited the most southern part of South America!
If I could have any super power, it would be: To fly! That way I could visit all parts of the country without having to book a flight.
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Rosemarie Helton OTR/L
Occupational Therapy

Education: Colorado State University; Master of Science in Occupational Therapy
Colorado State University; Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies, Emphasis in Infants and Children

What I like most about being an OT: I enjoy helping families and children gain knowledge and skills to support development from infancy through childhood and beyond.

Additional Training & Expertise: How Does Your Engine Run? Alert Program for Self-Regulation program Handwriting Without Tears program How to “Jump Start” Learning for Children with Sensory Dysfunction program ABA Techniques with Autism Training program Fundamentals of the TEACHH Autism Program
Additional Certifications: Sensory Integration Praxis Test (SIPT) certified
My hobbies include: photography, crafting, spending time with my family camping, boating and riding dirt bikes
A fun fact about me: I have a condition called brachydactyly. It is a congenital condition that is characterized by disproportionately short digits. For me, both of my thumbs are affected. For many years, I was self-conscious about my thumbs. Now I am trying to embrace them and have even found a support group.
If I could have any super power, it would be: To cure cancer.
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Laura Hoffman OTD, OTR/L
Occupational Therapy

Education: Ambrose University; BA in Psychology
Huntington University; Doctorate in Occupational Therapy

What I like most about being an OT: I love that I get to work with amazing kids everyday and help them be successful in a variety of activities. Celebrating the little and big victories with the families makes my day!

Additional Training & Expertise: STAR Level I Intensive Mentorship
My hobbies include: Spending time with family and friends and hiking.
A fun fact about me: I have never broken any bones.
If I could have any super power, it would be: I would love to be able to fly!
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Emily Jeacock MOT, OTR/L
Occupational Therapy

Education: University of Arkansas; Bachelor of Science,
University of St. Augustine; Master of Occupational Therapy

What I like most about being an OT: I love having the chance to make a positive difference in someone’s life, from starting their OT journey to helping them achieve their goals. It is so rewarding to see patients progress and the impact you’ve had on their life.

Additional Training & Expertise: Splints, SCI, Stroke, SaeboMachine
My hobbies include: I love hiking with my dog, being outdoors, and spending time with friends and family!
A fun fact about me: I was born in England, so I am a dual citizen!
If I could have any super power, it would be: My superpower would be to fly because I love to travel and there is so many places I have yet to see that are on my bucket list.
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Vanessa Miller OTD, OTR/L
Occupational Therapy

Education: University of Southern California: Doctorate in Occupational Therapy
University of Southern California: Master of Arts in Occupational Therapy
Creighton University: Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science

What I like most about being an OT: Getting to be creative through play and finding ways to make therapy fun.

Additional Training & Expertise: Talk Tools-Oral Placement Therapy, Secret Agent Society (SAS), Lifestyle Redesign ®, Motivational Interviewing (MI)
My hobbies include: Running, camping, and exploring all of the Colorado trails!
A fun fact about me: I ran cross country for nine years – from eighth grade through college.
If I could have any super power, it would be: Teleportation so I could go anywhere, anytime!
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Jane Riedl MOT, OTR/L
Occupational Therapy

Education: Saint Louis University; Master of Occupational Therapy
Saint Louis University; Bachelor of Occupational Science

What I like most about being an OT: My favorite part about being an OT is that I can help kids be kids. Getting to play as a way of learning important life skills is such a unique job aspect and it always makes me so excited when I can guide families in understanding how important play is.

Additional Training & Expertise: Sensory integration, Executive functioning, Sensory processing, Emotional regulation, Motor skills
My hobbies include: In my free time I love running, hiking, traveling, snowboarding, and when I’m not feeling active I love to watch movies!
A fun fact about me: I have lived in 5 different states!
If I could have any super power, it would be: I would choose teleportation so I could travel to see my family any time I want!
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Sydney Schroeder MOT, OTR/L
Occupational Therapy

Education: Colorado State University; Master of Science in Occupational Therapy
University of South Dakota; Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Exercise Science

What I like most about being an OT: I love being able to provide family-centered care focused around promoting meaningful participation and maximizing each child’s full potential!

Additional Training & Expertise: Early Intervention (birth to 3 years), Handwriting Without Tears Emergent Writing & Print, I look forward to becoming certified in the SOS Approach to Feeding and Therapeutic Listening in fall of 2022.
My hobbies include: I love spending time outdoors with my husband hiking, snowshoeing, rock climbing, biking, camping, and skiing.
A fun fact about me: I am from the Black Hills of South Dakota.
If I could have any super power, it would be: Teleportation
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Emalia (Emmy) Steele MOT, OTR/L
Occupational Therapy

Education: Colorado State University; Master of Occupational Therapy
Gonzaga University; Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood Special Education and a minor in Psychology

What I like most about being an OT: There are many aspects of OT that I love but one of the most is the variability that this profession provides. I love how every day is a little bit different, which always keeps me on my toes and provides me with challenges to be creative and meet each kiddo and family where they are at on that given day. I also love how this field provides me with the challenge and opportunity to learn from those I serve and those around me. I am constantly learning from both my kiddos, my colleagues, and my peers and it is exciting that I get to be challenged to learn something new, stretch my creativity, and stretch my professional knowledge every day!

Additional Training & Expertise: Level 1 Intensive Mentorship Program completed through STAR Institute, Over 20 hours of education received through STAR University, Handwriting Without Tears ®: Special Education: Sorting Out the Pieces of Dysgraphia, The Zones of Regulation ® Comprehensive Training, Talks Tools ® Oral Motor Placement Program
My hobbies include: Cooking, baking, eating dessert, hiking, skiing, cheering for my Alma Mater during basketball season (GO ZAGS!), and spending time with friends and family.
A fun fact about me: I lived in Italy during college!
If I could have any super power, it would be: If I could have any super power, it would be to be in two places at the same time!
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Hannah Haugen PT, DPT
Lead Physical Therapist, Marketing Lead, Autism Evaluation Team

Education: Northwestern University; Doctor of Physical Therapy
Montana State University; Bachelor of Science in Health and Human Performance, Exercise Science

What I like most about being a PT: I love to help children reach their movement goals and maximize their independence and confidence. It is very rewarding supporting children and families with their mobility so that their child can participate in all the activities they desire.

Additional Training & Expertise: Linked: Breathing and Postural Control by Mary Massery, Strider Bike Instructor Certification, Pediatric Gait Analysis and Orthotic Management by Elaine Owen, Ambulation, Activity and AFOs: Addressing the Ankle to Improve Gait and Function by Amanda Hall, Foot Management: Orthotic Fabrication, Night Splints, Serial Casting, Balance Training in Autism, Torticollis and Plagiocephaly, Early intervention (birth to 3 years)
Additional Certifications: Dynamic Movement Intervention (DMI) Level A and Level B Registered Practitioner, Strider Bike Early Learning and Inclusive Learning Certified Instructor
My hobbies include: I love to ski, camp, hike, wake surf, and spend time exploring and traveling with friends and family.
A fun fact about me: I share a birthday with my dad!
If I could have any super power, it would be: Teleportation!
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Kristin Ahlem PT, DPT
Physical Therapy

Education: Regis University; Doctor of Physical Therapy
Central Michigan University; Bachelor of Science in Health Fitness and Exercise Science
 
What I like most about being a PT: Helping kids reach their full potential to participate out in their community.

Additional Training & Expertise: Aquatic Therapy, Early Interventions Services (birth to 3 years), Torticollis & Plagiocephaly, Gait mechanics, Taping, Orthotic management, Resistance Training, Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida, Spinal Muscular Atrophy
Additional Certifications: Dynamic Movement Intervention (DMI) Level A and Level B Registered Practitioner, Aquatic Therapy
My hobbies include: Golfing, hiking, traveling
A fun fact about me: I was a Division I college gymnast and help coach gymnastics
If I could have any super power, it would be: The ability to teleport
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Rachelle Baker PT, DPT
Physical Therapy

Education: Point Loma Nazarene University; Bachelors of Science in Dietetics 
Northern Arizona University; Doctorate of Physical Therapy

What I like most about being a PT: Helping children grow stronger, gain function and independence and become the best version of themselves, while partnering with their caregivers to empower the caregivers to be the primary teacher to their children and gain skills to guide their children through developmental progression. 

Additional Training & Expertise: Tethered oral tissue, Reflux involvement with torticollis, Gross motor delays
My hobbies include: running, watching my kids play sports, everything golden doodles!
A fun fact about me: I can survive without breakfast in the morning but not coffee!
If I could have any super power, it would be: Teleportation
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Julie Burkhardt PT, DPT
Physical Therapy

Education: The University of Colorado, Anschutz; Doctorate of Physical Therapy
The College of William and Mary; Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Health Sciences

What I like most about being a PT: I love helping make meaningful change with family directed goals! It’s amazing to see a child’s face light up when they complete something they never thought was possible!

Additional Training and Expertise: Foot management: orthoses fabrication and prescription, night splints, serial casting based on work by Elaine Owen, PT, Resistance Training Intensives (RTIs): power training for the neurodevelopmental pediatric population
Additional Certifications: Dynamic Movement Intervention (DMI) Level A and Level B Registered Practitioner
My hobbies include: trail and road running, mountain biking in the summer, skiing in the winter, attempting to keep my vegetable and fruit gardens alive, and playing with my two dogs and one cat
A fun fact about me: I used to be a competitive baton twirler for 17 years!
If I could have any super power, it would be: I would have the superpower to be able to run faster than the speed of light!
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Kari Carey PT, DPT
Physical Therapy

Education: Marquette University; Doctorate of Physical Therapy
Marquette University; MS in Psychology

What I like most about being a PT: It is so much fun to get to know each individual child and their family. I love being able to incorporate extracurricular activities that each child loves into their physical therapy to help motivate them and inspire them outside of therapy.

Additional Training & Expertise: Kinesiotape I – Fundamental Concepts, Effective Evaluation, Assessment, Treatment of Pediatric Toe Walking, Torticollis and Plagiocephaly, Pediatric Myosfascial Release, Gait and Cerebral Palsy, Dynamic Bracing
My hobbies include: I enjoy spending time with my husband and two children outside. We love to hike, bike, camp, rock climb and to just be adventuring. I also love to cook and recently started gardening.
A fun fact about me: I have a kids yoga certification and have led a kids rock climbing club in the past for kids of all abilities. I want to continue to incorporate these into my career.
If I could have any super power, it would be: I would fly to be next to the birds and to quickly visit family and friends far away!
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Natalie Hattenbach, MSPT
Physical Therapy

Education: University of Colorado Health Sciences Center; Master of Science in Physical Therapy, University of Colorado, Boulder; Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology

What I like most about being a PT: I love combining movement and hands-on care with the psychological aspects of healing.  Early intervention is my favorite group to work with because I love helping parents and caregivers become their child’s own physical therapist, working small aspects of therapy into everyday activities to help their child succeed.

Additional Training & Expertise: Effective Early Intervention, Physical Therapy for the Severely Impaired Child, Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Torticollis, Pediatric Orthopedic Dysfunction, Sensory Motor Learning
My hobbies include: Spending time with my husband and kids, hiking, camping, reading, and watching whatever sports in which the kids are currently involved.
A fun fact about me: I am a first-generation American. My dad immigrated to the United States through Ellis Island in New York.
If I could have any super power, it would be: To fly!
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Jessica Hergott PT, DPT
Physical Therapy

Education: Franklin Peirce University; Doctor of Physical Therapy
University of Connecticut; Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science

What I like most about being a PT: I get to witness the progress of each child and work towards mobility goals to gain more independence.

Additional Training & Expertise: Pediatric Gait Analysis and Orthotic Management by Elaine Owen, Evaluation and Treatment of Vestibular Related Impairments in Children, Foot Management: Orthotic Fabrication, Night Splints, Serial Casting, Torticollis & Plagiocephaly, Early intervention (birth to 3 years)
Additional Certifications: Dynamic Movement Intervention (DMI) Level A and Level B Registered Practitioner
My hobbies include: paddle boarding, traveling, exploring new restaurants, hiking
A fun fact about me: I’m from New Hampshire
If I could have any super power, it would be: To teleport
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Allison Kane PT, DPT
Physical Therapy

Education: DePauw University; Bachelors of Arts in Psychology
University of Colorado; Doctorate of Physical Therapy

What I like most about being a PT: Helping kids move better in order to achieve their goals, getting to meet new kids and their families

Additional Training & Expertise: Toe walking, NDT baby course
My hobbies include: running, being outside, going for walks/hikes, baking, hanging out with my husband and 3 kids
A fun fact about me: I studied abroad in Australia and then did Peace Corps in Africa for 2 years after college.
If I could have any super power, it would be: ability to be 2 places at once
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Kylie Shafer PT, DPT
Physical Therapy

Education: University of Colorado; Doctorate of Physical Therapy,
University of Wyoming; Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Health Promotion,
Northern Wyoming Community College; Associate of Applied Science in Pre-Physical Therapy

What I like most about being a PT: What I like most about being a physical therapist is working with parents and children to find the fun in play-based therapy. Physical therapy is hard for kids and I like to figure out how to make it fun so that families are always able to do what they love!

Additional Training & Expertise: Herman & Wallace Pediatric Incontinence & Pelvic Floor Dysfunction course by Dawn Sandalcidi, Building Blocks for Therapists course by Emily Heisey, Aquatic therapy, Osteogenesis Imperfecta, Torticollis, reflux, and tongue-tie, Early intervention (birth to 3 years) services
Additional Certifications: Level 1 BSPTS Schroth-Method for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis, Dynamic Movement Intervention (DMI) Level A Registered Practitioner, Strider Bike Early Learning and Inclusive Learning Certified Instructor
My hobbies include: I love reading, drinking coffee, hiking, traveling, and hanging out with my family and my dog, Julio.
A fun fact about me: I have Osteogenesis Imperfecta and a history of scoliosis which is what led me to physical therapy!
If I could have any super power, it would be: Getting rid of hiccups!
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Kat Buczek M.A. CCC-SLP
Greenwood Village Center Director, Early Intervention Director, Clinical Fellow Supervisor, Autism Evaluation Team

Education: Case Western Reserve University; Master of Arts in Communication Sciences, Ohio State University; Bachelor of Arts, Department of Speech and Hearing Science

What I like most about being a ST: I love optimizing the gift of communication by helping every child, regardless of their background or diagnosis, to achieve his/her potential and to have their voice heard.

Additional Training & Expertise: Extensive experience at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital specializing in neonatal feeding and swallowing, Research assistant facilitating tasks with focuses on the genetic basis of speech sound disorders, Early Intervention Training Grant Recipient, PROMPT Trained, Talk Tools Trained,
Additional Certifications: Language Processing in Context: Communication and Nervous System Regulation
My hobbies include: I enjoy staying active, camping, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.
A fun fact about me: I always knew I wanted to be a speech therapist after going to a speech session in the 3rd grade with my younger cousin diagnosed with Down Syndrome.
If I could have any super power, it would be: Teleportation
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Jillian Perz M.A., CCC-SLP
Lead Speech Language Pathologist

Education: Eastern Michigan University; Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology
Ohio State University; Bachelor of Arts in Speech and Hearing Sciences

What I like most about being a ST: I love building relationships and inspiring confidence in children and families to give them motivation to communicate and help them reach their own individual potential.

Additional Trainings & Expertise: •Kaufman Speech to Language Protocol •Talk Tools Oral Placement Therapy for Feeding •LAMP words for life training
My hobbies include: I love to read, listen to podcasts, and spend time with my family.
A fun fact about me: I really love the number 9
If I could have any super power, it would be: Teleportation
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Rina Lobell MS, CCC-SLP
Lead Early Intervention Therapist

Education: University of Pittsburgh; Bachelor of Science in communication sciences and children’s literature, Seton Hall University; Masters in communication sciences and disorders

What I like most about being a ST: Providing parents with coaching strategies to help them feel empowered to help their child.

Additional Training & Expertise: -TR-EAT Trained from the Pediatric Feeding Institute, -Parent Coaching Model, -Augmentative & Alternative Communication
My hobbies include: I enjoy going on hikes with my husband and dogs, traveling to new places, practicing yoga and cooking.
A fun fact about me: I have never broken a bone!
If I could have any super power, it would be: To transform into different animals, I’d love to see the world how other creatures experience it!
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Grant Bachhuber M.S., CCC-SLP
Speech Therapy

Education: Emerson College; Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders
Boston University; Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics

What I like most about being a ST: I love developing tight-knit relationships with clients and their families and watching the communicative growth of my clients over time. It’s truly a rewarding experience and I wouldn’t trade it for anything!

Additional Training & Expertise: Inpatient/outpatient rehabilitation at Lemuel Shattuck Hospital in Boston, MA specializing in aphasia, Parkinson’s Disease, and head & neck cancer. School-based intervention for children with complex communication needs, including a focus on pragmatics, social skills, and receptive/expressive language.
My hobbies include: I’m an avid skier, soccer player, and Sci-Fi reader. I also love trying new outdoor activities and have recently started fly fishing and mountain biking.
A fun fact about me: I sneeze 2-3 times whenever I eat dark chocolate.
If I could have any super power, it would be: Flight! I’d love to fly over the top of the Rocky Mountains and see the views from the clouds.
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Shayna Lashansky M.A. CCC-SLP
Speech Therapy

Education: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Master of Arts in Speech and Hearing Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Bachelor of Science in Speech and Hearing Science

What I like most about being a ST: Developing relationships with families, watching the kids learn and grow, and having the opportunity to ‘be a kid’ and play!!

Additional Training & Expertise: AAC and Partner-Augmented Input, Social Thinking Methodology
My hobbies include: yoga, running, reading mystery/thrillers, arts & crafts
A fun fact about me: I’ve traveled to 15 countries and have family in Australia, South Africa, and Israel.
If I could have any super power, it would be: flying!
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Jodi Laub M.S., CCC-SLP
Speech Therapy

Education: Brooklyn College; Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology
University of Massachusetts; Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, Minor in Psychology

What I like most about being an ST: Being able to communicate effectively and be understood by the world around us is a skill that is uniquely valuable for each child. As a speech therapist, I love facilitating the growth of this skill and helping each child reach his or her full potential and develop into the best version of themselves.

Additional Training & Expertise: Bilingual (Spanish / English)
Additional Certifications: Teacher of Speech Language Disorders (TSSLD Certificate)
My hobbies include: I love to travel, spend time outdoors, practice yoga, and explore new restaurants.
A fun fact about me: I have traveled to over 30 countries.
If I could have any super power, it would be: I would love to grant everyone 3 wishes!
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Maggie Mahoney M.S., CCC-SLP
Speech Therapy

Education: The Ohio State University; Bachelor of Arts, Speech and Hearing Science
Miami University; Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology

What I like most about being a ST: Being able to make a difference in the lives of clients and their families! There is no better feeling than seeing a child reach a milestone in their communication development. Celebrating big and small victories with families is a privilege that will never lose its excitement or joy.

Additional Training & Expertise: Passy Muir Swallowing and Speaking Valves, Cue-Based Feeding Approach, Low-Tech to High-Tech Assistive Technology (Augmentative and Alternative Communication Devices),
Additional Certifications: LAMP (Language Acquisition Through Motor Planning), Youth Mental Health First Aid
My hobbies include: Yoga, baking, music, hiking, traveling, and reading
A fun fact about me: I taught English in China!
If I could have any super power, it would be: Teleportation
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Madison Nelson M.S., CF-SLP
Speech Therapy

Education: Saint Mary’s College; Master of Science in Speech Language Pathology
Augustana College; Bachelor of Arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders and Psychology

What I like most about being a ST: For me, the feeling of seeing a child master a skill for the first time is so rewarding. I thrive on sharing in those triumphs with families and clients. I feel so blessed to have the chance every day to help children find their voice and be able to communicate their needs. I also enjoy having a team environment here at Milestone Pediatrics to be able to have resources that can offer the best care to the children we serve. 

Additional Training & Expertise: School setting, Feeding, Sound disorders, Stuttering, Language comprehension, Social Skills
My hobbies include: I enjoy being outdoors, shopping at the local farmer’s markets, attending concerts, white water rafting, biking, and reading novels.
A fun fact about me: I once jumped out of a plane in Queenstown, New Zealand.
If I could have any super power, it would be: I would love to read minds, so I could see what everyone around me was thinking and could anticipate their needs.
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Sam Weiss M.A., CCC-SLP
Speech Therapy

Education: Ohio State University; Masters of Arts in Speech Language Pathology
Miami University; Bachelors of Science in Speech Language Pathology and Audiology

What I like most about being a ST: My favorite part of being an SLP is building relationships with the clients, their families, and other professionals.

Additional Training & Expertise: Crisis Prevention Institute: 8-hour training in prevention and strategies for safely defusing anxious or hostile classroom behaviors, Autism Diagnostic Observation Scale, Second Edition (ADOS-2): Attended 2-day training and frequently implemented ADOS-2, Low to High-tech assistive technology (AAC)
My hobbies include: I love cooking new recipes, doing yoga (I’m a registered yoga instructor), hiking, rollerblading, listening to podcasts, spending time with loved ones, hanging out with my cat, Stevie, and watching reality TV.
A fun fact about me: My favorite food is macaroni and cheese.
If I could have any superpower, it would be: wall crawling
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Jaime Weisbrot M.A., CF-SLP
Speech Therapy

Education: Montclair State University; Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology
Kean University; Bachelor of Arts in Speech-Language-Hearing Science

What I like most about being a ST: I really enjoy mentoring and empowering caregivers to use strategies that best support each family in their everyday activities.

Additional Training & Expertise: Parent Coaching Model, Augmentative and Alternative Communication
My hobbies include: hiking, reading, traveling, and spending time with friends
A fun fact about me: Moved to Denver 6 months ago!
If I could have any super power, it would be: Teleportation
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Katie Rodio MA, BCBA
Clinical Director of ABA Services

Education: University of Nevada, Reno; Masters Degree
University of California, Riverside; Bachelors Degree

What I like most about being a BCBA: I love being able to support clients and families as well as see the progress clients make in regards to communication, social, adaptive, and behavioral goals.

Additional Training & Expertise: ABA Curriculums: VB-MAPP, Vineland, AFLS, PEAK, Social Savvy, ABLLS, AIM, Carolina Curriculum, and Denver Model. Social Skills: Theory of Mind and Executive Functioning Programming, as well as development and creating social skills groups pre-K through adult. Parent Training, Relational Frame Theory, OBM and Staff Supervision/Training, Experience on an Internal Review Board for Graduate Student Research Projects
My hobbies include: Traveling, Hiking, Photography, Camping, Violin, Baking, Film, and Board Games.
A fun fact about me: I am currently working on getting my dual citizenship.
If I could have any super power, it would be: Teleportation
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Sarah Holmes
Front Desk Supervisor + EI Coordinator

What I like most about being a Front Desk Supervisor and EI Coordinator: I love being able to watch the kiddos grow every time I see them next; the new skills they develop makes it all so special. I also love the relationship building with the kiddos, families, and my co-workers.

Experience: I have worked in customer service positions/receptionist roles for the last 10 years, and have even managed in some of those roles as well, where the growth allowed.

My hobbies include: Hanging out with my family (animals included) & friends, anything sporty – especially volleyball & soccer, anything crafty, and gaming!
A fun fact about me: I grew up in Hawai’i!
If I could have any super power, it would be: Teleportation. As much as I love singing to songs in the car drives, it would be lovely to just snap my fingers and be somewhere instantly!
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Sophie Bashor
Front Desk Coordinator – Denver

Education: Some college at Louisiana State University – geaux tigers!

What I like most about being a Front Desk Coordinator: I love being able to connect with families and hear their concerns and am proud to be at a place where their concerns are genuinely heard and the growth of their kiddo(s) are just as important to us as it is to them. I also love being able to see the growth over time and watch them hit their milestones and the happiness that ensues when they do!

Experience: I began working when I was 14 at a local hair salon here in Colorado where I feel that greatly helped me develop my customer service skills at a young age. When I was 16 I then moved to Louisiana where I continued to work in retail management, just in a completely different culture. Working in that field and environment really helped me to connect with people from all walks of life and helped me to gain more experience as time went on. As I continued to work in management I knew I loved working with the public but always wanted to work around children in a way that felt more helpful than what was current. Once I made the decision to move back home to Colorado, I was lucky enough to find this position where I truly have not been happier in a work environment. I also have experience volunteering at local hospitals where that helped mold my character and where I gained experience and knowledge in a medical setting. I feel my past experience with working primarily in retail management really helped to prepare me for this role and has molded me into the best coordinator I can be, and continue to grow to be!
My hobbies include: hiking, painting, exploring!
A fun fact about me: I’ve been through 3+ hurricanes
If I could have any super power, it would be: Flying!
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Megan Bloom
Medical Billing + Credentialing Specialist

Education: S. Career Institute; Medical Billing and Coding Certification
T.U. & Vision Training Systems; Medical Coding and Billing ICD 9-ICD 10 Certifications
Colorado University; Early Childhood Education and Development Certification
Colorado University; Pyramid Plus Approach and Infant Safety Program Certification

What I like most about being a medical billing and credentialing specialist: Knowing that I am able to help our families, financially, as well as help them get the services that their children deserve. Also knowing that I am making a positive impact in our clinical side, as well as our patients’ side.

Experience:Since starting her journey through schooling, she has acquired certifications in six separate courses involving Early Childhood Education and Development, as well as Medical Billing and Coding. Megan has had experience in the childcare field at home settings, as well as running her own classroom as a Lead Teacher. She now has over 2 years of experience in the Pediatric Outpatient PT/OT/ST settings for Medical Billing, Coding, and Credentialing. From teaching in childcare, to Pediatric Medical Billing and Coding; Megan gained experience through management, customer service, finances as well as working as a team with her employees and families.
My hobbies include: Playing with my 6 kiddos and spending time with my husband. I enjoy reading, painting, and exploring ways to help in the community for Autism as my youngest son was just diagnosed.
A fun fact about me: I was born and raised in Colorado.
If I could have any super power, it would be:To make sure my children never go through any hardship in their lives.
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Shelby Crossman
ABA Care Coordinator

What I like most about being an ABA Care Coordinator: I love being able to help and communicate with families and problem solve tricky schedules!

A fun fact about me: I have lived in Colorado for 3 and a half years and I love the fact that it snows!

Experience:PPE Training, Basic IT CEUs
My hobbies include hiking, cooking, and crochet
If I could have any super power, it would be:I would have the power or teleportation to be able to visit my family and friends without worrying about travel time!
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Deb Stakula
Billing Specialist

Education: Applied Business in Office Administration, Belmont Technical College

What I like most about being a billing specialist:   Being able to assist families in receiving quality services for their children.

Experience: I’ve spent the last 30 years managing full-cycle revenues in the healthcare industry. Although I’ve enjoyed all my jobs, the most fulfilling has been the last 12 years spent in pediatric rehabilitation. How does it get any better than helping children reach their full potential?
My hobbies include: Cooking, crafting, entertaining family and friends.
A fun fact about me: I rode a vespa through Tuscany. I crashed a vespa in Tuscany. (I only sustained a few scratches and bruises…The vespa didn’t fare as well!)
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