Meet Our Staff
Deidre is a licensed occupational therapist in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. She received a doctorate and master's degree from Misericordia University and is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association. Deidre has completed research in the pediatric field that has been presented nationally and internationally at the American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference.
Deidre consistently advances her clinical skills and therapeutic reasoning through continuing education and research opportunities. She has worked with children across a variety of settings including early intervention, schools, inpatient, child care centers, aquatics and outpatient/private practice. Deidre strives to meet the needs of each family through collaboration, creating strong therapeutic relationships and facilitating positive outcomes. She is passionate about her work with children and, in her off hours, loves spending time with family, exercising and traveling.
Erin is a New Jersey licensed occupational therapist and certified by the National Board for Certification of Occupational Therapists. She received a master's degree in occupational therapy from Hofstra University and is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association. Erin has worked with children of all ages and abilities throughout her career and enjoys the long-term connections she makes with families. She feels that these connections, paired with a holistic view of the child, is essential for tapping into functional independence and maximizing the benefits of therapy.
Erin has a keen interest in continuing education opportunities in various pediatric areas such as sensory integration techniques and developmental approaches. In her spare time, Erin enjoys being a dog-mom, seeing friends and family, traveling, exercising and watching HGTV.
Victoria is a licensed occupational therapist who earned a master's degree at the University of Scranton. She has a longstanding interest in human development and finds that independence emerges as children navigate their complex, ever-changing environment. Victoria feels that having the opportunity to work collaboratively with children and their families is motivating and rewarding. She believes that occupational therapy can be a powerful tool and chooses to see the strengths in children, rather than their limitations, to unlock their potential.
In her spare time, Victoria enjoys cooking, exercising and exploring new places.
Patti received a bachelor's degree in health sciences with a concentration in human development and master's degree in occupational therapy from the University of Scranton. Her educational background has helped her to understand the therapeutic process from a developmental perspective, as well as the logistics of establishing a treatment program and navigating the case management process. She has worked with children in inclusion settings and private clinical practice. Additionally, throughout her career, she has supervised graduate and undergraduate occupational therapy students.
Patti is a member of national and state occupational therapy associations and participates in continuing education and research opportunities. She values the opportunity to collaborate and work with families and believes that involving each child in the development of their treatment plan and therapy goals is the key to ensuring a successful therapeutic process. Outside of work, Patti enjoys spending time with family at the shore, hiking, swimming and cooking.
Jess received a master's degree in occupational therapy at Elizabethtown College. She is a New Jersey licensed occupational therapist and certified by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy. Jess is also a certified provider of the Interactive Metronome program.
Jess has worked in various settings, including schools, inpatient hospitals and outpatient centers. Jess gained valuable insights in these settings on effectively treating children across environments with varying diagnoses and abilities. She has participated in research focusing on family-centered engagement and how therapists can be most effective while treating children and educating families. She believes that occupational therapy has the power to unlock the doors of children's minds, bodies and hearts.
In her free time, Jess enjoys trying new restaurants with her husband, cooking, exercising and taking trips to her family's lake house in the Adirondacks.
Ellen received a degree in occupational therapy from Kean University. She is a New Jersey licensed occupational therapist and certified by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy. She also holds a New Jersey school license and is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association.
Ellen has worked with pre-school aged children through middle school students in the Chester School System and the Randolph Head Start Program. She believes in a strong team approach to treatment and works to coordinate a child's therapy with parents, teachers and other professionals. Previous work experience also includes private, home-based and outpatient therapy for children and adults.
Ellen is certified in the use of the Integrated Listening System (ILS) and the Interactive Metronome (IM). In addition, she has been trained in the Neurodevelopmental Treatment (NDT) approach, Handwriting without Tears, the Alert Program and basic yoga. Outside of work, Ellen enjoys gardening, helping in her local library and church, crafting and spending time with family and friends.
Lindsey is a New Jersey licensed speech-language pathologist and certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). She received a master's degree from the Nathan Weiss Graduate College at Kean University and is trained in PROMPT therapy (level 1), a specialized technique for guiding the speech musculature in the production of sounds, words and phrases.
Lindsey spent several years working for a private school supporting students with varying degrees of special needs and disabilities. She has experience working as part of an interdisciplinary team and understands its vital role in treating children holistically to achieve better outcomes and help them reach their full potential. Additionally, her experience with mindfulness practices and yoga enables her to engage children of all ages in new and inventive learning.
During her free time, Lindsey enjoys traveling and the outdoors, exercising and spending time with family and friends.