Beth’s love for working with the special needs population developed at a very young age. As early as the seventh grade, she began volunteering in the Autism/TEACH classroom at her middle school in Charlotte, North Carolina. Beth went on to receive 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.
She holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association and is licensed to practice in the state of Georgia. Beth has extensive experience with Applied Behavioral Analysis/Verbal Behavior Therapy and has a special interest in working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. She also enjoys working with children with Severe/Profound Developmental Delays, articulation/phonological disorders, apraxia of speech, language disorders, fluency disorders, and a wide variety of developmental disabilities. She is trained in Beckman Oral Motor, Talk Tools, LAMP therapy approaches and is Level 1 PROMPT trained.
Beth has experience working with the public school system, serving preschool and school-aged children in both school and community based settings prior to entering in private outpatient therapy in 2010. Whereas her passion truly lies with working hands-on with the kiddos, she enjoys the challenge of managing a private practice and continues to learn all she can to help lead Chatterbox in the direction to help children reach their fullest potential.
She lives in Thunderbolt, GA with her husband, son, and daughter. They have a Vizla pup named Hank and two cats- Bo and Dexter. In her free time she enjoys spending time with family and friends, whether it be traveling, going out on the boat, Georgia Southern football games in the Fall or just hanging out in the backyard when the weather is nice.
Jenna moved to the Savannah area with her husband and two children in 2015 from Memphis, TN. She graduated with a BA in Psychology from the University of Tennessee. She and her family are huge fans of the Tennessee Volunteers and look forward to football season every year. Jenna previously worked in several hospital systems in the greater Memphis area and in an outpatient psycology setting. Jenna is a vital part of the Chatterbox team and wears a lot of hats, from overall practice management, to assisting with billing and overseeing the training of our new staff when hired. Jenna loves being around children and building relationships with our staff during the onboarding process. Jenna bounces around between both clinics and you are likely to see her at either office during the week, with her furry sidekick, TDiT Maggie, following close behind her.
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.
Terri Johnson is a 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 moved to Hinesville Ga in 2004 from the Bronx New York. She has over six years experience working in the medical field. She loves working with children, and has a daughter of her own. In her free time she enjoys listening to music, going to concerts, and spending time with her family and friends. Tanya is Bilingual and is happy to assist our Spanish speaking families access the services they need through Chatterbox.
Lisa was born and raised in the Washington Heights area of Manhattan NYC. She describes her self as a “Theater Nerd” and frequented Broadway shows while living in NYC. Some of her favorites are Hamilton, Rent and Wicked. Lisa had never really left the city prior to moving down to Savannah two year ago with her boyfriend for his job. She has been working in the medical field for the last thirteen years in a variety of settings and by far, pediatrics is her favorite area to work in! Lisa is Bilingual and is happy to assist our Spanish speaking families access the services they need through Chatterbox.
Jasmine is a native of Effingham County and lives in Rincon with her son. Jasmine enjoys working in the medical field and worked in various medical settings prior to joining the Chatterbox team . She absolutely loves seeing the smiling faces of the kids that come in to Chatterbox everyday and being able to watch the progress they make while being here. In her spare time, Jasmine likes to spend time with friends and family whether it be traveling, spending time outside in nice weather or getting out and trying new foods.
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
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 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 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.
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!
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.
Candace graduated from Southern Wesleyan University with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. She earned a Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from Nova Southeastern University. Prior to earning her master’s degree, Candace worked as an ABA therapist/ RBT serving a variety of ages in the Autism population. Candace has previous experience assessing and treating pediatrics and adults with a variety of speech, language, and swallowing disorders in both the hospital and private practice settings. Candace’s passion for becoming a speech-language pathologist began when she was younger and went through speech therapy herself, and also when she saw her great grandmother receive speech therapy after a stroke. She is a native to Bluffton, SC where she resides with her two German shepherds, Koda and Moose. In her spare time, Candace enjoys traveling, going to the beach or on the boat, and loves spending time with her family and friends.
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!
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.
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.
Kristi graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences & Disorders, and received her Master of Science in Communication Sciences & Disorders from Georgia Southern University. Kristi gained pediatric experience during her clinical placements in a variety of different settings, including a private practice, the school system, and the inpatient and outpatient settings at a children’s hospital. She has evaluated and treated children ranging from 12 months to 18 years, and has special interests in the Autism and Early Intervention populations. Kristi has a strong passion for providing functional and individualized treatment to promote generalization of newly acquired communication skills across all environments.
When she’s not working, Kristi enjoys watching Florida State (Go Noles!) and Army (Beat Navy!) football with her husband, playing with her cats, reading, spending time outside, and trying all of Savannah’s best restaurants.
Lindsey graduated from the University of Georgia (GO DAWGS!) with a Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She completed her Masters of Communication Disorders at Arkansas State University. Her clinical experience includes working with kids of all ages in both an ABA therapy clinic for kids with Autism and the private practice setting. Lindsey has always had a passion for working with children which led to her career as a Speech-Language Pathologist. She is originally from Marietta, GA, but has recently moved to the Savannah area. In her free time, she loves to travel, watch Netflix, play with her cat, and spend time with her friends and family.
Larie graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Occupational Science and Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy from The University at Buffalo, State University of New York. 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, South Carolina, and North Carolina. Larie has experience working in pediatric outpatient, school, and in home settings with a variety of diagnoses. Larie has a passion for working with children in the areas of sensory integration, motor dysfunction, neurological impairment, developmental delays, and skill acquisition to promote independence. Throughout her schooling she has taken a special interest in sensory integration, and has researched the effects of sensory adaptations used in a dental office to promote successful dental visits for children with developmental disabilities. Through volunteer experience, she has explored the effects of sensory adaptations in environments such as swimming lessons and aquariums for children with autism spectrum disorder. In her free time, Larie enjoys being outdoors, hiking, camping, running, swimming, and playing with her dogs.
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.
Marlee graduated with her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ and her Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy from Kean University in Union, NJ. 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 and New Jersey.
Before switching full time into pediatrics, Marlee worked for 4 years within the brain injury population working with young adults and adults with traumatic brain injuries. In addition to this, her clinical experience includes working in a community-based setting with teens with a variety of special needs to help facilitate life skills including home management, community integration, and developing safe and appropriate interpersonal relationships.
Marlee recently moved to Savannah, GA from Northern New Jersey with her husband. In her free time she enjoys cooking, being outdoors, hiking, and overall just being active; especially through yoga! She is currently enrolled in a 200- hour registered yoga teacher training program which she will graduate in September 2020. She hopes to share her love and passion for yoga with her kids and their families!
Amber Oland was born and raised in Southern California. She recently moved across the country to Savannah to be a member of the Chatterbox team. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Stanford University where she was also a member of the water polo team. Amber earned her Masters in Occupational Therapy from the University of St. Augustine San Marcos. She has been working in pediatrics since graduation in both hospital, outpatient and school settings. She has a passion for working with children and helping them conquer the challenges they may face. When not at work, you can find her trying new recipes in the kitchen, reading, golfing and exploring her new home state.
Callie graduated from Western Michigan University with her Bachelors of Science and Masters in Occupational Therapy degrees. She is originally from Michigan and worked in Illinois for the past 4 years at a local hospital providing treatment in an outpatient pediatric setting, acute care, and home health care setting before moving to Georgia. Her clinical experience includes working with kids from all ages with diagnoses including Autism, ADHD, sensory processing disorder, Prader-Willi syndrome, cerebral palsy, Down’s syndrome, and more. When she’s not playing games with kids, she is either at home with her cat Rogers, baking or outside hiking, biking, or running.
David was born and raised in Savannah. He graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology from Georgia State University in 2015 and a Master’s in Occupational Therapy from The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in 2020. Occupational therapy stood out to David as a unique career due to his love of learning about creative and engaging ways to take on challenges. He finds joy in helping individuals from different walks of life find solutions and overcoming barriers to their meaningful occupations.
In his free time, he enjoys exercising, spending time with family and friends all over Georgia, and walking his one year old golden retriever named Bandit Babbs.
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.
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.
Karen received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from the College of Charleston and her Master of Science in Physical Therapy from the Medical University of South Carolina. She has worked in outpatient pediatric settings for the last fifteen years. Karen believes that working with the entire team is crucial to ensuring the children she treats achieve their highest potential. Karen and her husband recently returned to the Lowcountry and are very excited to be home. In her free time she enjoys reading, going to the beach, hiking, crafting and baking.
Danyelle graduated from University of Evansville with a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise and Sport Science and Doctorate of Physical Therapy. Danyelle recently moved to Georgia from Clarksville, TN where she worked in outpatient pediatrics. She also has experience working with children through an early intervention program and in the school setting. Danyelle has worked with a variety of children including those who have been diagnosed with developmental delay, gait abnormalities, Spina Bifida, Torticollis, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Autism, and various other neurological and genetic diseases. Danyelle has passion for working with children and believes that it is a team effort to help children and their families reach their highest potential. In her spare time, Danyelle enjoys spending time with her husband, hiking, traveling to new places, relaxing on the beach, and baking.
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.