Our Team

Beth Adkisson Fleming, M.S. , CCC-SLP Owner and SLP

Beth received her Bachelor of Science from N.C.  State University in Communication Disorders and graduated from Armstrong Atlantic State University with a Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders. 

 Beth has extensive experience with Applied Behavioral Analysis/Verbal Behavior Therapy and has a special interest in working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Severe/Profound Developmental Delays. She is trained in the Beckman Oral Motor, Talk Tools and LAMP therapy  approaches. She also enjoys working with children with articulation/phonological disorders, apraxia of speech, language disorders, fluency disorders,  and a wide variety of developmental disabilities. Beth has worked with the public school system, serving preschool and school-aged children in both school and community based settings. She holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association and is licensed to practice in the state of Georgia. She lives in Thunderbolt, GA with her husband, son, and daughter. In her free time she enjoys spending time with friends and family and going to Georgia Southern football games.

 

   Speech Therapists

Sandra Mullis, M.S., CCC-SLP

Clinical Lead

 

Sandra graduated from The University of Georgia (GO DAWGS!) with a Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences & Disorders. She completed her Masters degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders at Armstrong Atlantic State University. Sandra previously worked in the public schools, providing assessment and treatment for preschool children within self-contained classrooms and various levels of inclusion support.  She has experience with wide range of speech and language disorders including articulation disorders, developmental delays, vision and/or hearing impairment, autism spectrum disorders, and use of augmentative/alternative communication methods. Sandra is passionate about helping children communicate and interact within their environments to reach their fullest potential.  She holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and is licensed to practice in the state of Georgia.  

 

Brittany Tyler, M.S. , CCC-SLP

Lead SLP

 

 Brittany  graduated from Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah, GA with her Masters of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Brittany developed her passion for helping people communicate in an outpatient and inpatient rehabilitation center in Savannah while still in high school. A few years later, that passion
continued to grow when she was able to spend a semester as an intern in that center.  She also spent time interning in an acute TBI clinic,
elementary, and middle school. Brittany completed graduate research in the areas of traumatic brain injuries and Autism Spectrum Disorder.


She spent the beginning of her career as a speech therapist in a childhood development center in southwest Wyoming. She then moved to
Fort Collins, Colorado and began working in a private practice with primarily children before returning home to Savannah. Brittany’s love
for speech pathology increases with every client, but she is particularly interested in working with children with Childhood Apraxia of Speech, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and Down’s Syndrome. In
her free time, Brittany enjoys camping, hiking, kayaking, and traveling with her husband and their two dogs.

Mallie Best,  M.S., CF-SLP

Mallie Best graduated from Armstrong State University with a Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She stayed in Savannah and received her Masters degree from Georgia Southern University (Armstrong campus). Mallie has experience working with children of all ages in both the school setting and private practice. Working with children who have a variety of speech/language disorders is a passion of Mallie’s and she decided to let it guide her career path. She has worked with a behavioral therapist to learn and implement ABA strategies to individuals with autism spectrum disorders. Mallie has always had a strong passion for individuals with disabilities and she enjoys helping both the individuals and their families to improve their day to day lives. Mallie is a local of Savannah, GA and her favorite activities are usually outdoors and include her faith, family, and friends.

Morgan Sydow, M.S., CCC-SLP

Katherine “Morgan” Sydow graduated from Armstrong State University with a Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She completed her Master of Education in Communication Sciences and Disorders at Valdosta State University. Before switching to pediatrics, Morgan worked with the geriatric population where she provided assessment and treatment to adults with a variety of speech-language and swallowing disorders in long-term care, outpatient, and skilled nursing facility settings. In addition, she has experience providing early language intervention to children who are deaf or hard of hearing at an auditory-oral program. Morgan has always had a passion for children and helping them learn and communicate to effectively navigate their environment and reach their fullest potential. Morgan is a Savannah native, who enjoys spending her time at the beach, watching Georgia football, running, walking downtown and playing with her dog, Bristol!

Morgan Glazer, M.S., CF-SLP

 

Morgan graduated from Lynn University, in South Florida, with a Bachelor of Science. She then made the move to Savannah, GA to attend graduate school. Morgan obtained her Master’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Georgia Southern University. Prior to her move to Savannah, Morgan worked as an ABA technician serving a range of ages in the Autism population. She possesses previous clinical experience working in both the school and hospital settings providing assessments and treatment for a variety of speech and language disorders. She has a passion for helping individuals with an array of disabilities to reach their fullest potential. Morgan strongly believes in providing functional therapy to improve the daily lives of both clients and their families. In her spare time, Morgan enjoys taking her golden retriever, Hickory, on walks and loves spending time with her family and friends.

Rachael Pope, M.S., CCC-SLP

Rachael graduated from The University of Alabama with a Bachelors degree in Communicative Disorders. She completed her Masters degree in Communication Disorders at Appalachian State University. Rachael has worked in the public school system, serving children from PreK-12th grade, as well as in the outpatient rehab setting. She has experience evaluating and treating communication disorders in many areas including, language, articulation, phonological processing, oral-motor, voice, fluency, and pragmatic language disorders.She holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and is licensed to practice in the state of Georgia.Rachael is a native of Tuscaloosa, AL but now lives in Richmond Hill, GA with her husband and little boy. When not at work, she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and watching Alabama Football. Roll Tide!!

Kate Kellum, M.S., CCC-SLP

 

Kate graduated from The University of Mississippi with a Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences & Disorders. She completed her Masters degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders at Georgia Southern University. Before obtaining her Masters degree, Kate worked in the public school system serving children from PreK-12 grade with a variety of disorders.

 

Kate’s clinical experience includes a focus on language delays, articulation disorders, vision and/or hearing impairments, pragmatic language disorders, phonological processing, augmentative/alternative communication methods, and autism spectrum disorders.

Kate is passionate about helping children communicate and interact with their environments and enjoys collaborating with families to provide ideas for home practice. Kate strives for creative and fun therapy sessions. Kate is originally from Tupelo, MS but has found Savannah to be her home. She loves walking her dog around downtown, going to the beach, and traveling to new places.

Karli Cannon, M.S., CCC-SLP

 

Karli completed her bachelors at UGA, and her masters at Armstrong State University. She is originally from Lawrenceville, GA, but is happy to have called Savannah my home for the past 4 years. She graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders and completed her masters degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders at Armstrong State University. Karli has previous clinical experience in the school systems, where she provided assessment, treatment, and in-class services for preschool, elementary and middle school aged children. Karli loves the Georgia Bulldawgs, spicy food, and her dog, Lola! In her free time, she enjoys working out and spending time at the beach.

Sarah Sumon, M.A., CCC-SLP 

 

Sarah graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders.  She earned a Master of Arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.   Sarah is committed to helping children achieve their communication goals and she loves nothing more than seeing their growth.

Sarah’s previous experience includes working in public charter schools, skilled nursing facilities, and the private practice setting.  She possesses a clinical background working with children and adolescents with a variety of diagnoses including autism, emotional/behavioral disorders, articulation/phonological disorders, auditory processing disorders, and cognitive/social skill delays. Sarah holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association and is licensed to practice in Georgia. In her spare time, Sarah enjoys baking, listening to podcasts, and going to the dog park with her spirited Beagle, Stella.

Randi Wilson,  M.S., CF-SLP 

 

Randi ......

Occupational Therapists

Kimberly A. Zellner, OTR/L

"Kimber" graduated with her B.S. in Occupational Therapy from Eastern Kentucky University. She maintains her board certification with the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy and is licensed in the state of Georgia. She has recently moved to the Savannah area with her husband, Greg and is the proud mother of four children.

 Kimber has 25 years of extensive experience in pediatric therapy treating children ages 0-21 years. She specializes in the treatment of feeding and oral motor skills for children on the Autism spectrum to g-tube dependent. She has experience in working with children who have a variety of diagnosis including but not limited to autism, cerebral palsy, Down Syndrome, and a wide variety of developmental disabilities. She has worked in the clinic setting, hospital, school system, early intervention, home health, as a student instructor and a consultant in a variety of community settings. She provides therapeutic intervention through an eclectic approach to address, feeding and oral motor disorders, sensory integrative disorders, developmental milestones, fine/gross motor delays, functional daily living skills, visual motor/perceptual delays, adaptive equipment and assistive technology needs. Her priority in all treatment is effective communication and training of the primary caregivers and working as a team to reach the utmost potential of the child.

Kristen Reeves, OTR/L

 

Kristen graduated from Furman University in Greenville, SC with a bachelors degree in Health Sciences. She went on to receive her masters degree in Occupational Therapy from Rockhurst University in Kansas City, MO. Kristen currently maintains her board certification with the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy and is licensed in South Carolina and Georgia. Kristen enjoys working with children of a variety of ages and diagnoses. Her clinical experiences include a focus on sensory integration, early intervention, feeding, and outpatient adult and pediatric rehab. Kristen has a passion for assisting children in acquiring the skills necessary to improve their quality of life.

Emily Shiflet, OTR/L

 

Emily graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitation and Human Services from Penn State University in State College, PA and her masters degree in Occupational Therapy from Salus University in Philadelphia, PA. She currently maintains her board certification in Occupational Therapy with the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy and is licensed in the state of Georgia.

Emily enjoys working with children of a variety of ages and diagnoses. Her clinical experiences include a focus on early intervention, pediatric outpatient, and breastfeeding. Emily is passionate about collaborating with children and their families in order to help children achieve their maximum potential. She strives to make therapy enjoyable by combining focus on the child’s interests and targeted goals. In her free time, Emily enjoys running and spending time with her family and friends.

Noreen Mills, OTR/L

 

Nora comes to Chatterbox Pediatric Therapy most recently from Charlotte and Monroe, North Carolina and was previously from Mobile, Alabama.  Nora graduated with a degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of New England in Biddeford, Maine.  She has been an occupational therapist for 27 years and has worked in all areas of pediatric practice including: NICU, acute care, early intervention, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, medical clinic, private practice, schools, and teletherapy.  She has worked with a large variety of clients with various diagnoses including: ADD/ADHD, Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Developmental Delay, Down syndrome, Feeding Disorder, Learning Disability, Sensory Integrative Disorder/sensory processing challenges, and more.  She has had specialty training in the areas of assistive technology, feeding, sensory integration, seating and positioning, and therapeutic listening.   Nora has developed an eclectic treatment approach based on her years of experience and as a result has assisted her clients to demonstrate progress in all areas

 

 

Anne Pugh, OTR/L

Anne recently moved from Alaska. After living in many places with her husband, who served in the military, she is excited to finally put down some roots in beautiful Richmond Hill, Georgia. Anne graduated from the University of Florida and has been practicing for 16 years working with pediatrics for the majority of her career. Clinical experience includes outpatient pediatric rehabilitation, early intervention, school system, and some hospital experience. Treatment approaches include sensory integration, fine motor and visual-motor development, handwriting, and sensory feeding. Anne is excited to continue working with children to help them reach their full potential. Anne has two young boys and enjoys being outdoors in the sunshine and spending time with her family.

Erin Emes, OTR/L

Erin received her Masters in Occupational Therapy from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in St. Augustine, Florida. She is originally from the suburbs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and received her Bachelor’s degree from West Chester University majoring in Kinesiology: Pre-OT with a minor in Psychology. She currently maintains her board certification in Occupational Therapy with the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy and is licensed in the state of Georgia. Erin has experience working with children of a variety of ages and diagnoses with her clinical experiences focusing on early intervention, sensory integration, handwriting, and fine motor and visual perceptual development. Erin strives to collaborate with her patients and their families to help them reach their goals. In her free time, Erin enjoys spending time outdoors, biking, hiking, & playing tennis. Erin’s favorite thing about living in Savannah, GA is the historic district, and of course, being close to the beach. 

Katie Fletcher OTR/L

 

Katie graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from North Georgia College & State University in Dahlonega, GA. She earned her Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from Brenau University in Norcross, GA. Katie currently maintains her board certification with the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy and is licensed in the state of Georgia.

 

Katie enjoys working with children of a variety of ages and diagnoses. Her clinical experiences include a focus on sensory integration, early intervention, and outpatient adult and pediatric rehabilitation. Katie was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to gain clinical experience as an OT while working for 3 months in Yucatán, Mexico. This cultural and unique experience helped to provide her with a well-rounded approach for evaluating and implementing interventions. Katie enjoys working as a team with the physical therapists, speech therapists, and other occupational therapists to ensure the best care possible for each child.

Physical Therapists

Emilia Q. Lopes, PT, DPT

 

Emilia Q. Lopes graduated from Seton Hall University with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Since graduating Emilia has worked in the pediatric setting in a school serving children with a wide variety of diagnoses, from chromosomal deletion disorders, Cerebral Palsy, traumatic brain injuries, and seizure disorders to children with rare syndromes such as Batten's Disease. She has experience working with children who are medically fragile and multiply disabled, coordinating treatments with speech and occupational therapists to provide the most optimal of care. Emilia has worked with orthotists and adaptive equipment vendors in order to meet the child's individual needs for increased independence by way of wheelchairs, walkers, orthotics, bracing, and standers. She has also worked in early intervention, providing care for children with developmental coordination disorders, autism, and developmental delays, as well as, in the public school systems, providing evaluation, assessment, and treatment of preschool and elementary school children within self-contained classrooms and various levels of inclusion classrooms. Emilia has furthered her education by taking continuing education courses in pediatric kinesio-taping, seating and mobility clinics, and Neuro-Developmental Treatment techniques. She was enrolled in a pediatric NDT Certification course in NY but had to rescind her offer due to her move to Georgia, April 2015. She looks forward to enrolling in the near future to receive her NDT certification, as well as, work towards becoming a pediatric certified specialist. "Working with children is my passion. There is nothing greater than seeing the smile on their face when they accomplish something they could not do before."

Courtney Rainey, PT, DPT

Lead PT

Courtney  Rainey graduated from the University of Scranton with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. She graduated from Temple University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology. Courtney has a 3 year background in skilled nursing before switching to pediatrics. For the last 3 years, she has been working in the outpatient settings. She has experience with working with children with a wide variety of diagnoses such as Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida, traumatic brain injuries, mitochondrial disorders, William’s Syndrome, Down Syndrome, developmental delay, Autism and Torticollis. Courtney has a passion for working with children since her cousin was diagnosed with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome and required numerous open heart surgeries and years in physical therapy. Courtney moved to the area 3 years ago and enjoys spending time outside running.

Gina Haldeman, PT, DPT

Lead Clinician- Richmond Hill

 

Gina graduated with a BS in Exercise Sports Science from Elon University in 2001 and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Emory University in 2004.  Gina’s passion to work in the field of pediatrics began during her undergraduate years when she worked as a teacher’s assistance for a summer program in a special needs classroom. 

After working in a hospital setting as an inpatient physical therapist for primarily adult population; Gina eventually landed a job working for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta in an outpatient pediatric clinic.  Gina has experience working with a wide variety of patients to include developmental delays, heart surgeries, neurological and genetic diseases, orthopedic and sports injuries, toe walking, brachial plexus injuries, and torticollis.  Gina served on a Torticollis Task Force committee that created treatment pathways and protocols for the treatment of torticollis.  She also took advanced coursework and has experience in serial casting and taping techniques.  Gina also has experience working as a physical therapist in a Special Care Nursery. 

When not working, Gina enjoys spending time with her husband and children, traveling to visit family and friends, and watching Alabama football. 

Kayla Braun, PT, DPT

Kayla Braun recently graduated with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) from Mary Baldwin University, where she recently completed a clinical rotation with pediatrics. On the clinical rotation she gained experience with developmental delays and non-verbal children. She also completed her Doctoral Project on pediatric autism, which she plans on continuing her research in the field. Kayla also graduated from Walsh University with her Bachelor of Science in Biology/Pre- Physical Therapy and Physical Education Non-Licensure. She is in the process of obtaining her Masters of Business Administration specializing in Healthcare Administration at Walsh University. She has always had a passion working with children, from childcare to teaching drivers education. Kayla enjoys fishing, baking, and watching a good movie.

Office Personnel

Jenna Rose, Area Clinic Manager

 

Jenna  moved to the Savannah area with her husband and two children in 2015  from Memphis, TN. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee, with a BA in psychology. She has experience working for several hospital systems in the greater Memphis area. Jenna is thankful to work with such a great staff at Chatterbox.

LeAnn Chavis, Office Manager

Pooler

LeAnn joined the Chatterbox team in November 2018. She has over 10 years medical office experience in the outpatient rehabilitation field. She is a native of Effingham county and lives in Rincon with her husband, Chris, and her two children, Gracy and Landon. In her spare time she enjoys reading, going to concerts and spending time with her family. 

Cristy Kutz, Office Manager

Richmond Hill

Cristy is originally from Denver Colorado.  She graduate from Arizona State University with a B.S in Exercise Science.  Cristy has lived on the Big Island of Hawaii, Greenville South Carolina, New Jersey, Atlanta, and finally settling to Richmond Hill in the summer of 2016 with her husband, and two children.  Cristy has over 10 years’ experience working in the medical field in various positions.  Cristyjoined Chatterbox in July 2018.   In her free time she loves to spend time with her family,  going on adventures, exploring around town or taking day trips. 

Taylor English, Billing

Taylor moved to Guyton in 2008 from the Atlanta area with her family. She began doing billing in 2013 and started working with Chatterbox  in August, 2016. She enjoys being around all the children in the office and the wonderful staff. She loves spending her free time outdoors and spending time with her husband and dog.

Brittany Monfils - Billing

 

Brittany has been living in Savannah since 2009.  She began working with Chatterbox in June, 2013 and loves working with such loving therapists. She obtained her medical coding certificate in 2008 and has been working in this field since then. She is married, has two dogs and  enjoys kayaking and going to the beach.

 

Terri Johnson- Front Office- Medical Records/Office Coordinator, Pooler

 

Terri Johnson is  Savannah native . She has a wide variety of experience working in the medical field. She has been working at Chatterbox since 2015. She loves seeing the smiling faces of children here and working with our fantastic staff.  In her free time, she enjoys traveling, reading and spending time with her three beautiful kids and friends.

Tanya Arroyo- Front office- Authorizations Specialist, Pooler

 

Tanya moved to Hinesville Ga in 2004 from the Bronx New York. She has over 6 years experience working in the medical field. She loves working with children, and has a daughter of her own. On her free time she enjoys listening to music, going to concerts, and spending time with her family and friends. 

 

Tammy Hair, Front Office - Referrals Coordinator,     Richmond Hill

 

Tammy Hair has been living in Savannah since 2013. She has a BA in History from University of West Florida. She has 3 daughters ages 16, 13 and 11. She has been working at Chatterbox since 2015. She loves working with the Staff and the great clients that she gets to help daily. Some of her favorite hobbies are reading, spending time with her three zany daughters and traveling.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kelyse Lindsey- Front Office- Referrals Coordinator, Pooler

 

Kelyce was born in New Jersey but was raised in Atlanta, Georgia.  She enjoys spending time with her friends and family. She likes the idea of making an impact within the community. Kelyce hosted several fundraisers at her previous place of employment in Louisiana. She recently moved to Savannah with her fiancé and dog. She loves helping children and families, and loves being able to offer support to our wonderful clients.

Our Team

Beth Adkisson Fleming, M.S. , CCC-SLP Owner and SLP

Beth received her Bachelor of Science from N.C.  State University in Communication Disorders and graduated from Armstrong Atlantic State University with a Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders. 

 Beth has extensive experience with Applied Behavioral Analysis/Verbal Behavior Therapy and has a special interest in working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Severe/Profound Developmental Delays. She is trained in the Beckman Oral Motor, Talk Tools and LAMP therapy  approaches. She also enjoys working with children with articulation/phonological disorders, apraxia of speech, language disorders, fluency disorders,  and a wide variety of developmental disabilities. Beth has worked with the public school system, serving preschool and school-aged children in both school and community based settings. She holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association and is licensed to practice in the state of Georgia. She lives in Thunderbolt, GA with her husband, son, and daughter. In her free time she enjoys spending time with friends and family and going to Georgia Southern football games.

 

   Speech Therapists

Sandra Mullis, M.S., CCC-SLP

Clinical Lead

 

Sandra graduated from The University of Georgia (GO DAWGS!) with a Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences & Disorders. She completed her Masters degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders at Armstrong Atlantic State University. Sandra previously worked in the public schools, providing assessment and treatment for preschool children within self-contained classrooms and various levels of inclusion support.  She has experience with wide range of speech and language disorders including articulation disorders, developmental delays, vision and/or hearing impairment, autism spectrum disorders, and use of augmentative/alternative communication methods. Sandra is passionate about helping children communicate and interact within their environments to reach their fullest potential.  She holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and is licensed to practice in the state of Georgia.  

 

Brittany Tyler, M.S. , CCC-SLP

Lead SLP

 

 Brittany  graduated from Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah, GA with her Masters of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Brittany developed her passion for helping people communicate in an outpatient and inpatient rehabilitation center in Savannah while still in high school. A few years later, that passion
continued to grow when she was able to spend a semester as an intern in that center.  She also spent time interning in an acute TBI clinic,
elementary, and middle school. Brittany completed graduate research in the areas of traumatic brain injuries and Autism Spectrum Disorder.


She spent the beginning of her career as a speech therapist in a childhood development center in southwest Wyoming. She then moved to
Fort Collins, Colorado and began working in a private practice with primarily children before returning home to Savannah. Brittany’s love
for speech pathology increases with every client, but she is particularly interested in working with children with Childhood Apraxia of Speech, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and Down’s Syndrome. In
her free time, Brittany enjoys camping, hiking, kayaking, and traveling with her husband and their two dogs.

Mallie Best,  M.S., CF-SLP

Mallie Best graduated from Armstrong State University with a Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She stayed in Savannah and received her Masters degree from Georgia Southern University (Armstrong campus). Mallie has experience working with children of all ages in both the school setting and private practice. Working with children who have a variety of speech/language disorders is a passion of Mallie’s and she decided to let it guide her career path. She has worked with a behavioral therapist to learn and implement ABA strategies to individuals with autism spectrum disorders. Mallie has always had a strong passion for individuals with disabilities and she enjoys helping both the individuals and their families to improve their day to day lives. Mallie is a local of Savannah, GA and her favorite activities are usually outdoors and include her faith, family, and friends.

Morgan Sydow, M.S., CF-SLP

Katherine “Morgan” Sydow graduated from Armstrong State University with a Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She completed her Master of Education in Communication Sciences and Disorders at Valdosta State University. Before switching to pediatrics, Morgan worked with the geriatric population where she provided assessment and treatment to adults with a variety of speech-language and swallowing disorders in long-term care, outpatient, and skilled nursing facility settings. In addition, she has experience providing early language intervention to children who are deaf or hard of hearing at an auditory-oral program. Morgan has always had a passion for children and helping them learn and communicate to effectively navigate their environment and reach their fullest potential. Morgan is a Savannah native, who enjoys spending her time at the beach, watching Georgia football, running, walking downtown and playing with her dog, Bristol!

Morgan Glazer, M.S., CF-SLP

 

Morgan graduated from Lynn University, in South Florida, with a Bachelor of Science. She then made the move to Savannah, GA to attend graduate school. Morgan obtained her Master’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Georgia Southern University. Prior to her move to Savannah, Morgan worked as an ABA technician serving a range of ages in the Autism population. She possesses previous clinical experience working in both the school and hospital settings providing assessments and treatment for a variety of speech and language disorders. She has a passion for helping individuals with an array of disabilities to reach their fullest potential. Morgan strongly believes in providing functional therapy to improve the daily lives of both clients and their families. In her spare time, Morgan enjoys taking her golden retriever, Hickory, on walks and loves spending time with her family and friends.

Rachael Pope, M.S., CCC-SLP

Rachael graduated from The University of Alabama with a Bachelors degree in Communicative Disorders. She completed her Masters degree in Communication Disorders at Appalachian State University. Rachael has worked in the public school system, serving children from PreK-12th grade, as well as in the outpatient rehab setting. She has experience evaluating and treating communication disorders in many areas including, language, articulation, phonological processing, oral-motor, voice, fluency, and pragmatic language disorders.She holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and is licensed to practice in the state of Georgia.Rachael is a native of Tuscaloosa, AL but now lives in Richmond Hill, GA with her husband and little boy. When not at work, she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and watching Alabama Football. Roll Tide!!

Kate Kellum, M.S., CCC-SLP

 

Kate graduated from The University of Mississippi with a Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences & Disorders. She completed her Masters degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders at Georgia Southern University. Before obtaining her Masters degree, Kate worked in the public school system serving children from PreK-12 grade with a variety of disorders.

 

Kate’s clinical experience includes a focus on language delays, articulation disorders, vision and/or hearing impairments, pragmatic language disorders, phonological processing, augmentative/alternative communication methods, and autism spectrum disorders.

Kate is passionate about helping children communicate and interact with their environments and enjoys collaborating with families to provide ideas for home practice. Kate strives for creative and fun therapy sessions. Kate is originally from Tupelo, MS but has found Savannah to be her home. She loves walking her dog around downtown, going to the beach, and traveling to new places.

Karli Cannon, M.S., CCC-SLP

 

Karli completed her bachelors at UGA, and her masters at Armstrong State University. She is originally from Lawrenceville, GA, but is happy to have called Savannah my home for the past 4 years. She graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders and completed her masters degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders at Armstrong State University. Karli has previous clinical experience in the school systems, where she provided assessment, treatment, and in-class services for preschool, elementary and middle school aged children. Karli loves the Georgia Bulldawgs, spicy food, and her dog, Lola! In her free time, she enjoys working out and spending time at the beach.

 

 

Lori Jackson, M.S., CCC-SLP

 

Lori graduated from Abilene Christian University with a Bachelor's degree in Communication Disorders in 1993. She practiced in Texas as an Assistant SLP for 9 years and obtained her Master's decree in Speech-Language pathology from Nova Southeastern University in 2013. She moved to Georgia in 2014. Lori has worked with pediatrics, both in the clinical and school settings. Lori enjoys reading, outdoor hikes in beautiful parks and beaches, and has 2 children, both in high school. Lori enjoys languages and uses both ASL and Spanish in therapy.

Laura Millhouse, M.S., CCC-SLP 

 

Laura graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders and Masters in Communication Disorders both from Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, Arkansas. She recently moved to Savannah from Collierville, Tennessee where she worked in the public school system with preschool, elementary and middle schoolers. Prior to working in pediatrics,she worked with adults in a hospital/acute care, inpatient and outpatient facilities. When Laura was younger, a friend's brother had a speech impediment and that is what really got her interested in learning more about communication disorders. She loves working with others and it's so rewarding when families see their loved ones making progress in different areas! Outside of work, She loves going to the gym, visiting the beach and sitting down to read a good book! 

Chloe Seigler, M.S., CCC-SLP

Chloe graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences & Disorders and a Master of Science in Speech Language Pathology. She is originally from Jacksonville, Florida but moved to the Savannah area after her husband was stationed at Fort Stewart. Chloe's previous experience includes working in an outpatient children's hospital, private practice, nursing home and early in home intervention. She has experience with working with children from ages 6 months to 18 years old. She discovered her love for working with children with disabilities from her mother, who has worked as a special education teacher for over twenty years. She grew up visiting her mother's classroom and fell in love with helping children reach their full potential. Chloé holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association and is licensed to practice in Georgia. In her spare time, she loves exploring Savannah, finding new cute coffee shops, going to the beach, seeing her family and friends and spending time with her husband and adorable dog Nellie. 

 

Randi Wilson,  M.S., CF-SLP 

Randi graduated from Valdosta State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Anthropology. She earned a Master of Science in Speech- Language Pathology from Nova Southeastern University. Prior to obtaining her Master's degree, Randi worked as a private nanny for a family of a child with special needs, which is where her true passion for becoming a speech- language pathologist began. In addition, she taught a variety of courses in grades K- 12 at a local private school in Savannah.  She has served both pediatric and adult populations in the school system and skilled nursing setting, and her experience includes a wide range of speech and language disorders including articulation/phonological disorders, receptive/expressive language disorders, dysphagia management, and fluency disorders. She is very passionate and has extensive training in the assessment and implementation of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) gained through graduate level training and attendance of workshops hosted by Tobii Dynavox and Lingraphica.  She hopes to increase her knowledge in this area by attending hands on training sessions to reach a more diverse population of clients who have difficulty communicating. Randi is from the Savannah area, but she now resides in Effingham county with her husband, daughter, son, and 2 labs. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family and taking long walks through Target.

Occupational Therapists

Jamie Jones, M.S., CF-SLP 

Jamie graduated from Valdosta State University with a Bachelor of Science in Education with a focus in Communication Sciences and Disorders, and a Masters Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Working with children with a variety of disabilities and helping others has always been a passion of hers, which is what led her to pursue a career in Speech-Language Pathology. Jamie has experience assessing and treating adults with various speech-language and swallowing disorders in the hospital setting, and working with children ages K-12 in the school setting and outpatient facility. She is originally from Vidalia, Ga (home of the famous Vidalia onions), but recently moved to the Savannah area. She loves meeting new people, playing sports, going to the beach, watching Netflix, and playing with her dog, Rocko. 

Kimberly A. Zellner, OTR/L

"Kimber" graduated with her B.S. in Occupational Therapy from Eastern Kentucky University. She maintains her board certification with the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy and is licensed in the state of Georgia. She has recently moved to the Savannah area with her husband, Greg and is the proud mother of four children.

 Kimber has 25 years of extensive experience in pediatric therapy treating children ages 0-21 years. She specializes in the treatment of feeding and oral motor skills for children on the Autism spectrum to g-tube dependent. She has experience in working with children who have a variety of diagnosis including but not limited to autism, cerebral palsy, Down Syndrome, and a wide variety of developmental disabilities. She has worked in the clinic setting, hospital, school system, early intervention, home health, as a student instructor and a consultant in a variety of community settings. She provides therapeutic intervention through an eclectic approach to address, feeding and oral motor disorders, sensory integrative disorders, developmental milestones, fine/gross motor delays, functional daily living skills, visual motor/perceptual delays, adaptive equipment and assistive technology needs. Her priority in all treatment is effective communication and training of the primary caregivers and working as a team to reach the utmost potential of the child.

Kristen Reeves, OTR/L

 

Kristen graduated from Furman University in Greenville, SC with a bachelors degree in Health Sciences. She went on to receive her masters degree in Occupational Therapy from Rockhurst University in Kansas City, MO. Kristen currently maintains her board certification with the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy and is licensed in South Carolina and Georgia. Kristen enjoys working with children of a variety of ages and diagnoses. Her clinical experiences include a focus on sensory integration, early intervention, feeding, and outpatient adult and pediatric rehab. Kristen has a passion for assisting children in acquiring the skills necessary to improve their quality of life.

Emily Shiflet, OTR/L

 

Emily graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitation and Human Services from Penn State University in State College, PA and her masters degree in Occupational Therapy from Salus University in Philadelphia, PA. She currently maintains her board certification in Occupational Therapy with the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy and is licensed in the state of Georgia.

Emily enjoys working with children of a variety of ages and diagnoses. Her clinical experiences include a focus on early intervention, pediatric outpatient, and breastfeeding. Emily is passionate about collaborating with children and their families in order to help children achieve their maximum potential. She strives to make therapy enjoyable by combining focus on the child’s interests and targeted goals. In her free time, Emily enjoys running and spending time with her family and friends.

Noreen Mills, OTR/L

Lead OT

 

Nora comes to Chatterbox Pediatric Therapy most recently from Charlotte and Monroe, North Carolina and was previously from Mobile, Alabama.  Nora graduated with a degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of New England in Biddeford, Maine.  She has been an occupational therapist for 27 years and has worked in all areas of pediatric practice including: NICU, acute care, early intervention, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, medical clinic, private practice, schools, and teletherapy.  She has worked with a large variety of clients with various diagnoses including: ADD/ADHD, Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Developmental Delay, Down syndrome, Feeding Disorder, Learning Disability, Sensory Integrative Disorder/sensory processing challenges, and more.  She has had specialty training in the areas of assistive technology, feeding, sensory integration, seating and positioning, and therapeutic listening.   Nora has developed an eclectic treatment approach based on her years of experience and as a result has assisted her clients to demonstrate progress in all areas

 

 

Anne Pugh, OTR/L

Anne recently moved from Alaska. After living in many places with her husband, who served in the military, she is excited to finally put down some roots in beautiful Richmond Hill, Georgia. Anne graduated from the University of Florida and has been practicing for 16 years working with pediatrics for the majority of her career. Clinical experience includes outpatient pediatric rehabilitation, early intervention, school system, and some hospital experience. Treatment approaches include sensory integration, fine motor and visual-motor development, handwriting, and sensory feeding. Anne is excited to continue working with children to help them reach their full potential. Anne has two young boys and enjoys being outdoors in the sunshine and spending time with her family.

Katie O'Hara, OTR/L

 

Katie graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from North Georgia College & State University in Dahlonega, GA. She earned her Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from Brenau University in Norcross, GA. Katie currently maintains her board certification with the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy and is licensed in the state of Georgia.

 

Katie enjoys working with children of a variety of ages and diagnoses. Her clinical experiences include a focus on sensory integration, early intervention, and outpatient adult and pediatric rehabilitation. Katie was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to gain clinical experience as an OT while working for 3 months in Yucatán, Mexico. This cultural and unique experience helped to provide her with a well-rounded approach for evaluating and implementing interventions. Katie enjoys working as a team with the physical therapists, speech therapists, and other occupational therapists to ensure the best care possible for each child.

Erin Emes, OTR/L

Erin received her Masters in Occupational Therapy from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in St. Augustine, Florida. She is originally from the suburbs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and received her Bachelor’s degree from West Chester University majoring in Kinesiology: Pre-OT with a minor in Psychology. She currently maintains her board certification in Occupational Therapy with the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy and is licensed in the state of Georgia. Erin has experience working with children of a variety of ages and diagnoses with her clinical experiences focusing on early intervention, sensory integration, handwriting, and fine motor and visual perceptual development. Erin strives to collaborate with her patients and their families to help them reach their goals. In her free time, Erin enjoys spending time outdoors, biking, hiking, & playing tennis. Erin’s favorite thing about living in Savannah, GA is the historic district, and of course, being close to the beach. 

Physical Therapists

Emilia Q. Lopes, PT, DPT

 

Emilia Q. Lopes graduated from Seton Hall University with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Since graduating Emilia has worked in the pediatric setting in a school serving children with a wide variety of diagnoses, from chromosomal deletion disorders, Cerebral Palsy, traumatic brain injuries, and seizure disorders to children with rare syndromes such as Batten's Disease. She has experience working with children who are medically fragile and multiply disabled, coordinating treatments with speech and occupational therapists to provide the most optimal of care. Emilia has worked with orthotists and adaptive equipment vendors in order to meet the child's individual needs for increased independence by way of wheelchairs, walkers, orthotics, bracing, and standers. She has also worked in early intervention, providing care for children with developmental coordination disorders, autism, and developmental delays, as well as, in the public school systems, providing evaluation, assessment, and treatment of preschool and elementary school children within self-contained classrooms and various levels of inclusion classrooms. Emilia has furthered her education by taking continuing education courses in pediatric kinesio-taping, seating and mobility clinics, and Neuro-Developmental Treatment techniques. She was enrolled in a pediatric NDT Certification course in NY but had to rescind her offer due to her move to Georgia, April 2015. She looks forward to enrolling in the near future to receive her NDT certification, as well as, work towards becoming a pediatric certified specialist. "Working with children is my passion. There is nothing greater than seeing the smile on their face when they accomplish something they could not do before."

Kayla Braun, PT, DPT

Kayla Braun recently graduated with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) from Mary Baldwin University, where she recently completed a clinical rotation with pediatrics. On the clinical rotation she gained experience with developmental delays and non-verbal children. She also completed her Doctoral Project on pediatric autism, which she plans on continuing her research in the field. Kayla also graduated from Walsh University with her Bachelor of Science in Biology/Pre- Physical Therapy and Physical Education Non-Licensure. She is in the process of obtaining her Masters of Business Administration specializing in Healthcare Administration at Walsh University. She has always had a passion working with children, from childcare to teaching drivers education. Kayla enjoys fishing, baking, and watching a good movie.

Courtney Rainey, PT, DPT

Lead PT

Courtney  Rainey graduated from the University of Scranton with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. She graduated from Temple University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology. Courtney has a 3 year background in skilled nursing before switching to pediatrics. For the last 3 years, she has been working in the outpatient settings. She has experience with working with children with a wide variety of diagnoses such as Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida, traumatic brain injuries, mitochondrial disorders, William’s Syndrome, Down Syndrome, developmental delay, Autism and Torticollis. Courtney has a passion for working with children since her cousin was diagnosed with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome and required numerous open heart surgeries and years in physical therapy. Courtney moved to the area 3 years ago and enjoys spending time outside running.

Gina Haldeman, PT, DPT

Lead Clinician- Richmond Hill

 

Gina graduated with a BS in Exercise Sports Science from Elon University in 2001 and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Emory University in 2004.  Gina’s passion to work in the field of pediatrics began during her undergraduate years when she worked as a teacher’s assistance for a summer program in a special needs classroom. 

After working in a hospital setting as an inpatient physical therapist for primarily adult population; Gina eventually landed a job working for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta in an outpatient pediatric clinic.  Gina has experience working with a wide variety of patients to include developmental delays, heart surgeries, neurological and genetic diseases, orthopedic and sports injuries, toe walking, brachial plexus injuries, and torticollis.  Gina served on a Torticollis Task Force committee that created treatment pathways and protocols for the treatment of torticollis.  She also took advanced coursework and has experience in serial casting and taping techniques.  Gina also has experience working as a physical therapist in a Special Care Nursery. 

When not working, Gina enjoys spending time with her husband and children, traveling to visit family and friends, and watching Alabama football. 

Kelli Hernandez, PT, DPT

Kelli graduated from Texas A&M University with a BS in Applied Exercise Physiology and from Texas Woman’s University with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy. Kelli recently moved to Georgia from Dallas Texas where she worked for Children’s Health primarily in the outpatient setting. Kelli has treated a wide range of diagnoses including torticollis, gross motor delay, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, seizure disorders, toe-walking and various other syndromes. She is also certified in kinesiotaping and has experience working with older children with orthopedic injuries and pain. Kelli has worked with children in home health and hospital settings as well. Kelli has a passion for helping children reach their full potential while educating and supporting their families. Kelli and her husband have one daughter, Aria, who is 16 months old and keeps them very busy. Kelli enjoys traveling and exploring new places, watching Texas A&M sports, running/working out and spending time with friends and family in her spare time.

Office Personnel

Jenna Rose, Area Clinic Manager

 

Jenna  moved to the Savannah area with her husband and two children in 2015  from Memphis, TN. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee, with a BA in psychology. She has experience working for several hospital systems in the greater Memphis area. Jenna is thankful to work with such a great staff at Chatterbox.

TDiT Maggie

Therapy Dog Extraordinaire

 

You may spot this sweet, shaggy girl hanging around our offices. But don't be fooled by her looks of leisure! She is hard at work earning her certification as a Therapy Dog. Maggie lives at home with her owners, Jenna and Alan, and her human siblings, Kaylan and Preston. 

In her free time, she enjoys long walks, car rides and chasing her tail.

LeAnn Chavis, Office Manager

Pooler

LeAnn joined the Chatterbox team in November 2018. She has over 10 years medical office experience in the outpatient rehabilitation field. She is a native of Effingham county and lives in Rincon with her husband, Chris, and her two children, Gracy and Landon. In her spare time she enjoys reading, going to concerts and spending time with her family. 

Cristy Kutz, Office Manager

Richmond Hill

Cristy is originally from Denver Colorado.  She graduate from Arizona State University with a B.S in Exercise Science.  Cristy has lived on the Big Island of Hawaii, Greenville South Carolina, New Jersey, Atlanta, and finally settling to Richmond Hill in the summer of 2016 with her husband, and two children.  Cristy has over 10 years’ experience working in the medical field in various positions.  Cristyjoined Chatterbox in July 2018.   In her free time she loves to spend time with her family,  going on adventures, exploring around town or taking day trips. 

Cheri Cobb, Billing Specialist

Cheri Cobb born in Ft. Stewart Georgia recently joined Chatterbox in June 2019. She has over 10 years experience in the medical field, and has worked as a medical biller for over 5 years. She has a certificate in Medical billing/records & Associate of Arts in Psychology. She lives in Pooler GA with her son who is 12. Cheri enjoys eating, traveling, reading, working out and spending time with her son and niece Rayah. 

Magen Brown, Billing Specialist

Magen graduated from Savannah Technical College in 2012 with a Certificate in Medical Billing, Coding and Insurance. She is a Pooler native and has a family ties to the area going back to her grandparents. She is a member at Rothwell Baptist Church of Pooler. She enjoys cooking, anything outdoors and traveling 

Terri Johnson- Front Office- Medical Records/Office Coordinator, Pooler

 

Terri Johnson is  Savannah native . She has a wide variety of experience working in the medical field. She has been working at Chatterbox since 2015. She loves seeing the smiling faces of children here and working with our fantastic staff.  In her free time, she enjoys traveling, reading and spending time with her three beautiful kids and friends.

Tanya Arroyo- Front office- Authorizations Specialist, Pooler

 

Tanya moved to Hinesville Ga in 2004 from the Bronx New York. She has over 6 years experience working in the medical field. She loves working with children, and has a daughter of her own. On her free time she enjoys listening to music, going to concerts, and spending time with her family and friends. 

 

Tammy Hair, Front Office - Referrals Coordinator,

Richmond Hill

 

Tammy Hair has been living in Savannah since 2013. She has a BA in History from University of West Florida. She has 3 daughters ages 16, 13 and 11. She has been working at Chatterbox since 2015. She loves working with the Staff and the great clients that she gets to help daily. Some of her favorite hobbies are reading, spending time with her three zany daughters and traveling.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kelyce Lindsey- Front Office- Referrals Coordinator, Pooler

 

Kelyce was born in New Jersey but was raised in Atlanta, Georgia.  She enjoys spending time with her friends and family. She likes the idea of making an impact within the community. Kelyce hosted several fundraisers at her previous place of employment in Louisiana. She recently moved to Savannah with her fiancé and dog. She loves helping children and families, and loves being able to offer support to our wonderful clients.

Leslie Goad, M.S., CCC-SLP

Leslie graduated from Murray State University with a Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders and a Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology. She is originally from Henderson, Kentucky and recently moved to the Savannah area. Leslie’s previous experience includes working in the school system and private practice. She has worked with children from ages 18 months to 18 years old with a variety of speech and language disorders. Leslie holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association and is licensed to practice in Georgia. Leslie enjoys hiking, camping, kayaking, and hanging out with her dog, Lucky.

Call us:

912-988-1526

Find us: 

110 Pipemakers Circle, Ste 115   &  2451 B Hwy 17 South

Pooler, Ga 31322                                Richmond Hill, Ga 31324