Licensed Occupational Therapist and Certified Autism Specialist
Kelly is a registered and licensed occupational therapist. Growing up in Cleveland, Ohio, she first found her passion working with children with disabilities while volunteering for a local summer camp. Kelly moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to attend Duquesne University and acquire a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Sciences and Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy. During her clinical experience, Kelly worked with children in both psychiatric and traditional physical disability settings. She recently moved to North Carolina to work with us and is looking forward to spending time at the beach, learning to paddle board, and exploring her new home! She is a Certified Autism Specialist through the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards.
Emily graduated from the University of Georgia in 2017 with a Bachelors of Arts in Spanish Language and Literature and a minor in Exercise and Sport Science. She graduated from High Point University in 2020 with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Since her first semester of PT school she knew she had a passion for pediatrics, neuro, and serving Hispanic populations. Her final clinical rotation included Early Intervention in the East Carolina area. Emily is a Georgia Bulldog fan and enjoys spending her free time outdoors, traveling, cooking, and hanging out with her dogs and family.
Hayley is a graduate of the State University of New York at New Paltz, where she studied Communication Sciences and Disorders with a minor in Deaf Studies. She continued to earn her Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology at Long Island University-C.W. Post. Before relocating to North Carolina, Hayley worked in New York specializing in Early Intervention, working with children birth to 3 years old and providing parent and caregiver support. Her passion involves working with children through play to help them succeed in using communication to express themselves and understand others. Hayley also has experience working with children in the preschool setting, as well as experience working with children with autism and developmental delays. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her fiancé, their mini-goldendoodle named Waffles, and being outside as often as possible.
Melana is our Office Support and Community Outreach Coordinator. Her role at Carolina Therapy Connection is to embrace and encourage our culture within our organization and support our mission being carried out within our community. She graduated from Craven Community College in 2019, with her Associates in Arts degree. Since she was 16, she has worked with children at the YMCA and has helped lead summer camps and afterschool programs. She grew up with a brother with Autism and has a heart for serving children that need extra support. Melana is a huge asset to our team and has helped us launch our New Bern Clinic. In her spare time, she loves to spend time with her hubby, hang out with her family, and be outside!
Cindy is the billing specialist for all locations at Carolina Therapy Connection. Cindy has over 12 years of billing experience in multiple medical office settings. Cindy is a member of AHIMA, and is currently working on her CPC credentialing. In her spare time Cindy enjoys kayaking, hiking, and playing with her two silly puppies Lilly, and Daisy.
Pat is the collections specialist for all locations at Carolina Therapy Connection. Pat works tirelessly with insurance companies and handles all of our billing claims and invoicing. She joins us from New York and will help to answer all of your billing questions!
Serving Eastern North Carolina with Physical Locations in Greenville, Goldsboro and New Bern
We offer Pediatric Occupational, Physical, Speech therapy services as well as Educational Services in our state-of-the-art sensory integration clinics. We also serve children within the community, daycare, and home settings.