MEET THE STAFF


Management Team

Vice President and Secretary - Betsy Slavik, M.A., OTR/L

Betsy is Vice President and Secretary of K.I.D.S. Therapy Associates, Inc. She received her Bachelor's degree in Occupational Therapy from Ohio State University and her Master's from the University of Southern California. Betsy trained and worked for Dr. A. Jean Ayres, known researcher and developer of sensory integration theory and treatment and is certified in the Sensory Integration and Praxis Test. For many years, she was on faculty for a joint sensory integration education program offered by Western Psychological Services and the University of Southern California. She has also received certification in Neuro Developmental Treatment (NDT) in pediatrics and infant treatment. Through state licensure, Betsy has a specialty certification in feeding and swallowing (SWC) and has attended many specialty feeding courses addressing sensory based feeding problems, complex medical issues in infancy feeding, breastfeeding, and oral motor approaches to intervention. She also has taken specialized courses in autism, Floor Time, handwriting programs, Brain Gym, the Alert Program, and Zones of Regulation. Betsy has published articles and taught courses nationally and internationally in the areas of early intervention, sensory integration, autism and feeding.

President and Treasurer - Jan Dalby, OTR/L

Jan is President and Treasurer of K.I.D.S. Therapy Associates, Inc. and has vast experience working with children and families. She received her degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Southern California in 1977, and received her SCSIT Certification in 1980. Jan is a Certified TEACCH Practitioner, and has extensive experience in how to assist teachers and families with using visual structure to increase functional and academic independence in the school and home environments. Jan provides parent and teacher training on how to develop and implement individualized visual structure for maximizing independence with academic, social, and leisure skills, as well as functional activities of daily living. Jan's specialty area is treating children and adolescents with Autism and sensory integrative disorders in the clinic, home, and school setting. Jan has worked in numerous private and public schools developing programs for effective implementation of occupational therapy services to more effectively meet the specific needs of students on the Autism Spectrum.


CLINICAL DIRECTOR

Nicole Naucler, M.A., CCC-SLP

Nicole is the Clinical Director at K.I.D.S. Therapy Associates, Inc. Nicole has been working with children and families as a pediatric speech and language pathologist since 1996. She received her Bachelor's degree from the University of Washington and her Master's degree from San Diego State University. She has provided treatment in a variety of settings including the public school system, Rady Children's Hospital San Diego, and in private practice. Her clinical specialties are oral/motor and feeding disorders, verbal apraxia, and autism. Nicole specializes in family-focused treatment approaches that empower families to help their children achieve their communication goals. She is certified in Hanen It Takes Two To Talk, an early intervention program for parents of young children with language delays. Nicole has taught feeding and communication development classes to parents. She served as a member of Children's Hospital feeding team and has extensive training in feeding and oral-motor programs including the SOS Approach, Beckman Oral Motor and Talk Tools Programs. Nicole is trained in PROMPT and the Kaufman Approach for Childhood Apraxia. Nicole has extensive experience treating children with autism, as well as specialized training in autism like DIR® Floortime, SCERTS, and Michelle Garcia Winner's Social Thinking. It is Nicole's mission for your child to have fun while they learn and develop new skills and for families to feel supported.


CLINIC COORDINATORS

  • Megan Anderson - Occupational Therapy Coordinator

  • Hope Reyes - Physical Therapy Coordinator

  • Morgan Patton - Speech Therapy Coordinator


ASSISTANT CLINIC COORDINATORS

  • Catherine Greife - Occupational Therapy Assistant Coordinator

  • Katherine McKernan - Speech Therapy Assistant Coordinator

 


SCHOOL COORDINATORS

  • OT School Coordinator - Teri Brislin

  • PT School Coordinator - Hope Reyes

  • Speech School Coordinator - Morgan Patton


STAFF

Occupational Therapists

  • Megan Anderson, M.S., OTR/L

  • Teri Brislin, M.A., OTR/L

  • Danielle Carbaugh, M.S., OTR/L

  • Chene Coordt, OTR/L

  • Melissa Dietrich, MOT, OTR/L

  • Jessica Dungan, M.S., OTR/L

  • Shelly Fischer, OTR/L

  • Laureen Franklin, M.S., OTR/L

  • Catherine Greife, M.S., OTR/L

  • Lesley Hyatt, M.S., OTR/L

  • Karyn Johnson-Fernandez, MOT, OTR/L

  • Kalena Lesson, OTR/L

  • Lori Lester, M.S., OTR/L

  • Dana Lusby, M.S. OTR/L

  • Carolyn Meyer, OTD, OTR/L

  • Lindsey Voytilla, MOT, OTR/L

 

Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants

  • Geri Gillum, COTA/L

 

Physical Therapists

  • Donna Nasielski, PT

  • Hope Reyes, DPT

  • Allison Waynick, DPT

 

Speech Therapists

  • Lara Adamiak, M.S. CF-SLP

  • Alix Akers, M.A., CCC-SLP

  • Noopur Gupta, M.S., CCC-SLP

  • Jennifer Hong, M.S., CCC-SLP

  • Heidi Mattison, M.A., CCC-SLP

  • Sarah McKeown, M.S., CCC-SLP

  • Katherine McKernan, M.A., CCC-SLP

  • Vidya Parashar, M.S., CCC-SLP

  • Morgan Patton, M.A., CCC-SLP

  • Sherena Rentschler, M.S., CCC-SLP

  • Morgan Rice, M.S., CCC-SLP

  • Amanda Roland, M.A., CCC-SLP 

 

Office Staff

  • Sheri Baisley, Finance Director

  • Courtney Burnett, Office Manager

  • Sarah Castro, Patient In-Take Coordinator

  • Elizabeth Porter, Billing and Insurance Co-Coordinator

  • Chari Keodara, Billing and Insurance Co-Coordinator

  • Debbie Asencio, Patient Services Representative

  • Ryan Vandergriff, Webmaster

  • Melanie Grady, Patient Services Representative and Volunteer Coordinator

  • Jennifer Zaragoza, Therapy Aide/Patient Services Representative

  • Madeline Zaun, Patient Services Representative

  • Danielle Watts, Therapy Aide/Patient Services Representative