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.
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 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 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.
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.
Jessica moved to Richmond Hill in 2021 from northeast Pennsylvania with her husband Keith, their two boys and two fur babies. She has over six years experience working in Special Education classrooms. In her free time you can find her watching her boys play sports, traveling, or at the beach. She’s happy to be a part of the Chatterbox family and absolutely loves seeing the smiles of the children when she checks them in for their appointments .
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 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.
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.
Sierra is passionate about helping children of all ages reach their highest potential! She utilizes an individualized therapy approach for every child, striving to address the primary needs of the child and concerns of caregivers, while making therapy fun for all.
From caretaking to therapy, Sierra has worked with children with autism spectrum disorders for 15 years. Sierra is level 1 PROMPT trained, trained in the principles of applied behavior analysis (ABA), safety-care trained, trained in Beckman Oral Motor, proficient in basic sign language, and maintains her certificate of clinical competence (CCC) with the American Speech-Language Hearing Association. She is licensed in the states of Georgia and Florida. While Sierra enjoys treating a variety of speech and language needs, she has special interests in childhood apraxia of speech and feeding/oral function disorders.
Sierra graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science in communication science and disorders and received her master’s degree from Valdosta State University. Sierra is from Florida and is equally in love with the beach and the mountains! She enjoys being outdoors with her husband, traveling to anywhere a plane can go, snuggling “Baby Kitty,” her black bob-tailed cat, and spending time with her friends and family.
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 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
Jared received his Master’s in Occupational Therapy from Florida Gulf Coast University in his hometown of Fort Myers, Florida. Jared is excited to be living and working outside of Florida for the first time! He has experience working with children of a variety of ages and diagnoses during his pediatric home health clinical experience with a Florida non-profit organization. Jared’s passion is helping patients reach their goals while having the maximum amount of fun! In his free time, Jared enjoys going on adventures with his wife, two children, and two dogs. Jared’s favorite thing about living in Coastal Georgia is enjoying the small-town pace of Richmond Hill during the work week and being close enough to visit Savannah on the weekends!
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.
Kayla is a Savannah native who attended Georgia Southern University, first to obtain her Bachelor’s in Kinesiology and then moving on to become a Doctor of Physical Therapy. She has experience in orthopedic and neurological settings from her time in graduate school, however, her favorite experience by far was working with the kiddos here at Chatterbox during one of her final clinical rotations. Her absolute favorite thing is watching a child’s eyes light up when they accomplish something they and their families have been working so hard for. She believes that therapy must be a team effort made by the children, their families, and their therapists for a child to reach their full potential, and she loves being a part of that team. In her free time, Kayla enjoys spending time with her family; playing with her Springer Spaniel puppy, Chipper; attending Atlanta Braves and Savannah Bananas games, spending time on or near the water, and yelling “Hail Southern” at any Georgia Southern sporting events.