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Richmond Hill

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

CCC-SLP Owner/CEO and Speech Pathologist

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 Rose

Area Manager/Administrative Director

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.

Cristy Kutz

Richmond Hill Manager

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. Cristy joined 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.

Crystal Cheek

Referrals Coordinator/Scheduler

Crystal is a graduate from Clemson University where she received her BA in education. She moved from South Carolina to Richmond Hill from in 2005 with her husband and two children. After 23 years of teaching in the public-school system, Crystal decided she was ready for a new adventure but still have a connection to children. She joined our Chatterbox family in July 2020 as the Referral Coordinator/Schedular and loves meeting new people. She enjoys spending time with her family, working at her family owned restaurant on the weekends, playing with her fur babies (Charlie, Chip andSnowball) and watching Clemson football. Go Tigers!

Selena Cowart

Billing Specialist

Selena joined the Chatterbox family in February 2021. She is a native of the low-country and a huge fan of the Georgia Bulldogs. As a matter of fact, her family dog was named after head coach Kirby Smart! She has been married her husband, Cliff, for almost two years. Medical Billing is a second career for Selena. She previously worked as a Pre-K assistant teacher for 14 years in the Bulloch County School System. In 2018, she decided to return to college and graduated in May of 2020 with a degree in Health Information Management and Technology. In her free time, she loves spoiling her 3 grandbabies, getting out on the boat, watching UGA football and spending time with family and friends.

Shelby Banks

Receptionist

Shelby graduated from Georgia Southern University where she received her BA in Liberal Arts (Go Eagles!). She is originally from Jackson, Georgia, which is a small town south of Atlanta. She loves calling Coastal Georgia home and being close to the water. She worked in the Veterinarian field for many years before working at Chatterbox. She has a brother with Cerebral Palsy, who attends therapy, and she loves seeing the impact therapy has on children.

She and her husband, Ben, have been married since 2016. They have 2 Boykin Spaniels, Oaklea and Rhett, and a cat named Paisleigh Mae. In her free time, she loves to travel, go to the beach, boating, and fishing.

Jenilyn Schweitzer

Authorizatiosn Specialist

Jenilyn has over 16 years of healthcare experience from small offices to hospital administration. She has worked in over 14 specialties including Pediatrics, Pediatric Dentistry and Physical Therapy. She graduated with her AAS in Paralegal Studies in 2019 and a Medical Coding and Billing Specialist Certification in 2003. She is currently studying for her Certified Professional Coder (CPC) and National Certified Paralegal (CP). Jenilyn moved from Connecticut to Richmond Hill with her husband and 3 children. She has a golden retriever named Bailey, a cat named Mr. Banks and two foster kittens. In her spare time she enjoys family beach days, gardening, bike rides, and volunteering for Castaway Pet Rescue.

Karli Cannon, M.S., CCC-SLP

Speech Therapist

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 her home for the past four 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.

Mackenzie Jeffries, M.S., CF-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist
Mackenzie graduated from Georgia Southern University with a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Through her pediatric externships, she loved working with kids and is excited to further this passion at Chatterbox. Mackenzie has clinical experiences in both the hospital and school settings. She has evaluated and treated children ranging from 14 months to 16 years old with various communication disorders. In the public school system, she treated students in small groups and spent time in self-contained classrooms, working with more significant cases.
While she was born in Savannah, Mackenzie grew up in Plainfield, Indiana. She and her family moved back to Savannah after she graduated high school. She loves the warm Savannah weather and tries to spend as much time outside as possible. Mackenzie enjoys hanging out with her family and friends, watching Bravo, reading, and going on walks with her sweet pup, Mabel!

Gabriela Canamucio, M.A., CF-SLP

Gabi graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders and earned her Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology from Kent State University. Her interests in language/communication and her passion for serving children met perfectly in the field of speech-language pathology. Gabi has worked in the public school system’s early intervention/preschool program which sparked her love of supporting early language development. She gained additional clinical experience evaluating and treating pediatric and adult populations in a variety of settings including the K-12 public school system and outpatient settings. She is originally from outside of Philadelphia, PA (and loves a good philly soft pretzel!), but recently moved to the Savannah area. When she’s not working, Gabi enjoys baking, spending time outside, and starting (but not always finishing) things she finds on Pinterest.

Leslie Goad, M.S., CCC-SLP

Speech Therapist

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.

Emily Meyers, M.S., CCC-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist

Emily graduated from The University of Redlands with a Bachelors degree in Communicative Disorders. She completed her Masters degree in Communication Disorders at Tennessee State University in Nashville, TN. Emily has worked in the public school system, serving children from PreK-12th grade, as well as in the inpatient and outpatient rehab setting. She has experience evaluating and treating communication disorders in many areas including, early intervention, language, articulation, phonological processing, oral-motor, voice, fluency, pragmatic language, and swallowing 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. She has completed Beckman Oral Motor training.

Emily is a native of Los Angeles, CA but now lives in Savannah, GA with her husband and two boxers, Sadie and Harley. When not working, she enjoys walking her dogs, hiking, working out, traveling, and trying new restaurants in Savannah.

Whitney Jordan, M.S., CCC-SLP

Whitney joined the Chatterbox Pediatric Therapy team in March 2021 after relocating to the Richmond Hill area from Charleston, SC. She received her undergraduate degree in Communication Disorders from Auburn University (Go Tigers!) and Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Western Carolina University (Go Cats!). Her previous work experience includes working in a pediatric private practice. She has experience providing therapy to children of all ages with speech, language, and swallowing disorders in the areas of articulation/phonology, dyslexia/hyperlexia, auditory processing, feeding skills, food aversion, receptive and expressive language, fluency, pragmatics, and AAC. Whitney holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association and is licensed to practice in Georgia and South Carolina. Fun and productive growth are key elements in therapy with Whitney!

Whitney lives in Richmond Hill with her husband, Kyle and son, Wyatt. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and fur-babies, watching Auburn football, cooking, and crafting.

Kimberly A. Zellner, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

“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.

Anne Pugh, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

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

Occupational Therapist

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

Gina Haldeman, PT, DPT

Lead Clinician, Physical Therapist

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

Physical Therapist

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.

Danyelle Miller, DPT

Physical Therapist

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.

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.

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