Stephanie is a licensed and registered Occupational Therapist. Stephanie graduated from Penn State University with her Associates in Occupational Therapy and her Bachelors in Health and Science. She then completed her Masters of Occupational Therapy at Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania. Stephanie first found her passion working with children with disabilities while nannying for a family with a child who had a traumatic brain injury. Stephanie has experience working in the school system for 2 years and in a pediatric facility for medically fragile children for 7.5 years. She recently moved to North Carolina to work with CTC and is looking forward to spending time with her three kids and husband exploring the town of New Bern, going to the beach and becoming more involved in the community. Stephanie is certified in the SOS Feeding Approach and Child Passenger Safety.
Jasmine is a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant from Western NC. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Berry College in 2020, earning her Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science with a minor in Psychology. She then graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program at Southwestern Community College in 2022. Jasmine is very passionate about helping individuals live life to the fullest, especially in the pediatric population. She has special interests in sensory integration techniques and feeding. Outside of her job, she enjoys spending time with her husband. They enjoy adventuring, trying different foods, spending time with people, and being outside with their dog. Jasmine also really enjoys being involved in her local church community.
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.
Nicholas is a recent graduate from Western Carolina University’s Communication Sciences and Disorders (WCU CSD) program. Prior to obtaining his masters, he completed a bachelors at East Tennessee State University where he studied Psychology and Linguistics. Through his studies, he has developed a particular interest in pediatric language, social thinking, executive function, augmentative/alternative communication, and prelinguistic communication. While studying within the WCU CSD program, Nicholas had the opportunity to specialize in the areas of interprofessional practice, autism spectrum disorder, and moderate-severe intellectual disabilities through a US Department of Education Personnel Preparation grant program and is committed to family coaching in an effort to see gains outside of the clinic. He has research experience in the areas of language development, executive functioning, adverse childhood experiences, minority stress, and the construct of communication disorders as a concealable stigmatized identity and has presented at regional and national conferences. In his free time, he enjoys listening to music and exploring communities that are new to him.
Office Support and Community Outreach Coordinator; Autism Certificate
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!
Donnie is the Facility Services Manager at Carolina Therapy Connection and enjoys helping with whatever needs to be done for all the clinic locations. His goal is to make sure staff and facility needs are taken care of, so CTC can serve its families effectively and safely. As graduate of East Carolina University, Donnie grew up in Greenville and has a life-long attachment to Eastern NC. He served in the Navy and worked for the USPO during and after college, before beginning a long career at Burroughs Wellcome Pharmaceutical Company.Donnie is well-known in Greenville for his career as a baseball, softball, and basketball official. He held the Greenville Little League homerun record for 51 years and continues to see talent in young athletes.
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.