Our Team

Physical Therapist

Dr. Sauers received her bachelor's degree in Exercise and Sports Science from the University of Georgia and her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the Medical University of South Carolina. She has experience working with pediatrics in varied settings including outpatient, community-based and inpatient. She also has experience in orthopedics and sports medicine. She is an APTA Credentialed Instructor.

Shannon Lloyd

Dr. Lloyd recieved her Bachelor of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences from University of Georgia and Doctor of Physical Therapy from Armstrong State University. Shannon is passionate about working to improve the motor function of children, including through hippotherapy. She has experience working with pediatric populations in Tennessee, Dubai, and now Georgia. 

Wendy received her Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy from the Medical University of South Carolina in 1988. She has experience in clinical and managerial positions in acute and rehabilitative care for both adults and children. Areas of expertise include neuro-motor, sensorimotor, handwriting, orthopedic, and developmental disorders. Wendy is certified in Sequential Oral Sensory Feeding Management and specializes in motor and sensory based dysfunction in feeding with the pediatric population. She serves on the board of AMBUCS providing mobility and community resource activities for children and adults. Community service also includes serving as a CPR/BLS instructor and providing lectures on developmental feeding and sensory based feeding disorders to national and local organizations.

Heather has an undergraduate degree from University of Georgia in Education. She earned a Masters in Speech Pathology from University of South Carolina in 1994. She holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA) and is licensed by the state of Georgia to practice Speech-Language Pathology. Heather has served both children and adults in hospital and clinic settings. Her areas of greatest interest include brain injury and autism.

Debbie Campolo

Debbie received her Bachelor of Science and Physical Therapy Degree from New York University. She has over 40 years of experience in all populations and ages in a variety of settings including hospital, outpatient, private practice, early intervention, and schools. Her experience includes pediatrics, orthopedics, sports medicine, acute care, and geriatrics.

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Thea is a certified clinical instructor through APTA. She is a member of AMBUCS and has experience working with medically fragile children in hospitals, clinics, and homes.

Dr. Lorden received her Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences and Master of Science in Physical Therapy Degrees from Armstrong Atlantic State University. She received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the Medical College of Georgia. Heather is an APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor. She has experience with both the geriatric and pediatric populations and is on faculty at Armstrong Atlantic State University.

Lisa Owens

Office Manager

Lisa earned her bachelors degree in Economics from Armstrong Atlantic State University. She has years of experience in medical office administration at a major hospital system in Savannah and a private clinic in South Carolina.

Melissa Toporek

Occupational Therapist

Dr. Toporek is board certified in pediatrics by the American Occupational Therapy Association. She received her degrees in Occupational Therapy from Medical College of Georgia and Rocky Mountain University. She has experience in early intervention, school based practice, clinic based services, and residential setting for medically fragile children. Additionally, she has worked in a variety of international settings including Israel, Ethiopia, and Zambia serving children and families in community and education based settings through direct care, program development, and staff training. She is a certified DIR/Floortime practitioner and lectures on culture and occupational therapy. She was an adjunct professor at Stanbridge College in California. She has served as a reviewer for conferences including WFOT, AOTA, and AOTA pediatric specialty certifications.

Diamond Rashad

Occupational Therapist

Diamond received her Master of Health Science and Occupational Therapy Degree from Augusta University. She has experience in pediatric populations in a variety of settings including outpatient, early intervention, hospital, and community settings both in the US, Jamaica and South Africa. Her experience includes aquatics, wheelchair positioning, feeding, sensory integration, and orthopedics.

Glena has a B.S. in Speech and Hearing Therapy from Louisiana State University and an M.A. in Speech Pathology from Louisiana State University. She has over 30 years of experience in outpatient clinics, private practice, early intervention and schools. Glena is ASHA certified and CPR certified. She has special interests in  apraxia, oral motor/feeding disorders, AAC, developmental delay, and neurological disorders.

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Pamela received her Master's Degree in Speech/Language Pathology from the University of Georgia. Pamela has experience in communication and swallowing disorders in a variety of environments including hospital, outpatient clinics and private practice. Areas of addtional training/expertise include neurological disorders, apraxia, oral/motor/sensory deficits, hearing impairment, augmentative communication and swallowing disorders.

Bethany received her bachelors degree from Armstrong Atlantic State University in Speech Language/Pathology and her masters degree from University of South Carolina in Communication Disorders. Bethany has experience working with infants and children in clinical, school system, early intervention, and medical daycare settings.

Nicole received her Bachelor of Science in Education in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Georgia and her Masters in Speech Language Pathology from Armstrong State University. She is board certified by the American Speech and Hearing Association and is licensed to practice in Georgia and South Carolina. Since graduation, she has been a community-based therapist, working closely with families, daycares, facilities, and preschools. She has experience working with a wide range of populations and she is especially interested in feeding and swallowing in pediatrics.

Kristen VanVleck

Kristen earned her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from the University of Saint Augustine for Health Sciences and her Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitation Sciences from Armstrong Atlantic State University. She has experience working with children in clinical, school, church, and community settings. 

Heidi received her Masters in Occupational Therapy at Saint Ambrose University. She has extensive experience in outpatient settings in Texas and Kentucky and inpatient psychiatric care for children. Heidi has developed social skills groups and summer camps for children and organized community fundraising events for Girls on the Run and her local autism society. She is certified in Interactive Metronome, Sequential Oral Sensory Approach to Self-Feeding (SOS), Handwriting without Tears, and the Astronaut Training Program.

Elana received her Master's Degree in Occupational Therapy from Touro College of Health Sciences in New York. She has experience in pediatric neurological and developmental conditions in outpatient and natural environment settings.

Renee Holmes

Administrative Coordinator

Renee received her child development certificate from Savannah Technical College. She has experience in child care. child care management, patient care, human resources, and executive assisting. 

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