Donna Schulman, MS, OTR/L
Donna received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy in 1991 from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas and a Master of Science Degree in Psychology from California Coast University in 2008. She has worked with special needs children in public school classrooms and has experience working in rehabilitation hospitals and hand clinics. Donna uses a wholistic therapeutic approach when working with children with a variety of disabilities including autism, sensory integration dysfunction, developmental delay, cerebral palsy and Down Syndrome. She often provides educational seminars related to developmental disabilities across the country to parents, teachers and healthcare providers. She is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). Donna is married to Alan and has two children, Karleigh and Sam. In her free time, Donna enjoys hanging out with her family and singing
on the weekends in two rock bands, The System and Something Else!
Holly manages the day to day operations of the clinic including all accounting, insurance billing, payroll, managing expenses, strategic planning, human resources and compliance. Before joining The Pediatric Therapy Clinic, Holly worked for several major finance and investment companies. This allowed her to bring invaluable experience and skills to the clinic. In her spare time, Holly enjoys spending time with her family, working out, running, reading and hanging out with friends.
Rachel started working at the clinic on weekends in 2012 while attending classes at Georgia Highlands College and working the Learning Bridge After School Program at Abney Elementary. She returned to the clinic as the office scheduler full-time in July, 2017. Rachel has her Health Science certificate in the medical field and plans to eventually further her career as an Occupational Therapy Assistant. She loves working with children and helping others. Rachel's parents have both worked with special needs children in the schools, and they have inspired her to want to impact other's lives by working with special needs children as well. Rachel has a passion for using her creativity to craft, paint and make jewelry. In her spare time, she enjoys going to concerts, exploring the outdoors, and hanging out with her dogs, Oshie and Ranger.
Pat Phillips, Ed.S, CCC-SLP
Pat received her Masters Degree in Speech Pathology from San Jose State University in
California in 1980, and her Specialist degree in Leadership & Supervision from the University
of West Georgia. She has worked with children at all levels from preschool to high school, as well as adults in the private therapy setting. Her clinical experiences have included a wide range of communicative disorders – fluency, voice, articulation, language, and pragmatics. Pat has expertise and a special interest in augmentative and alternative communication, as well as written language skills in adolescents. In her free time, she enjoys her grandchildren, gardening and singing in her church choir.
Andrea Davis M.A., CCC-SLP
Andrea Davis graduated from the University of Central Florida with her Bachelors and Masters in Communicative Disorders. She holds her Clinical Certificate of Competency by the American Speech Language Hearing Association. Andrea has worked in a variety of clinical settings including inpatient acute care, inpatient rehabilitation, skilled nursing facilities, private clinics, schools and telepratice (online therapy). She has experience with toddlers to adults in a wide variety of settings. Her clinical experience in communication disorders include fluency, cluttering, voice, articulation, language and pragmatics. Andrea enjoys spending time with her husband and four boys. She makes therapy fun and functional, including parents in the process and sharing valuable ideas to take outside the therapy walls.
Debby Flowers M.A., CCC-SLP
Debby has her Master’s in Speech/Language Pathology and her Clinical Certificate of Competency from the American Speech Hearing Association. In addition, she earned her Preschool Special Education and Reading Endorsements. Debby has done research on a variety of topics and presented at the National Reading Consortium in 2005 and at the Georgia Organization of Speech Language Pathologist Conference in 2006. She was recognized as the Outstanding Certified Employee of the Year by Marietta City Schools in 2005 and by the Marietta Kiwanis in 2006. She has over 30 years of experience and has worked in a variety of settings. Debby has expertise in articulation, phonology, language, pragmatics, and fluency (stuttering). She has worked with children from three to twenty-one years old. She is married and has two grown children, Hannah and Sam, along with a family dog named Annabelle. She enjoys traveling, reading, gardening, and walking.
Carrell Hughes M.A., CCC-SLP
Carrell Hughes is a speech-language pathologist with 39 years of experience working with children with hearing loss in both public and private school setting as well as in a medical setting. Carrell specializes in providing listening and spoken language therapy for children with hearing loss who use technology including cochlear implants and digital hearing aids. Additionally, Carrell provides sign language supported speech and language therapy for those in need visual support in addition to auditory support. Carrell’s other areas of interest including early intervention, literacy support and helping children with complex speech disorders.
Angela Connell OTR/L, MS
Angela received her Bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Alabama in 2004, and her Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2006. Since graduating from OT school, she has worked in the inpatient rehabilitation setting, and has spent the last ten years working in the public school setting. Angela loves the creative aspect of making therapy fun and engaging for children. She is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association. Angela and her husband Andrew have a 6 year old corgi named Abby. In her free time, Angela enjoys running, yoga, and traveling.
Celina Parkman OTR/L, MS
Celina earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies in 1999 from Stephen F. Austin State University (SFA). She taught fifth grade students who were identified as “at-risk” in Texas. When Celina’s twins were born prematurely and needed occupational therapy (OT), she instantly knew that she had to change her career path. Celina attended and then graduated from Brenau University in 2012 with a Master’s Degree in OT. She has experience working with children with special needs in the school system. Celina now works in outpatient adolescent and adult neuro rehab working with people who have experienced a neurological event and/or disability, such as a stroke, brain injury, and Parkinson’s Disease. At TPTC, Celina works with children using various therapeutic tools that are tailored to each individual. No matter with whom she is working, Celina uses a holistic and team approach, which considers the strengths and barriers as well as including family members to increase success more quickly. Celina is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association and the Georgia Occupational Therapy Association. A fun fact about Celina is that she is a baton twirler and twirled at Kilgore College and SFA. Celina enjoys spending time with her family and friends, hiking, game nights, going to the lake, and coloring.
Katherine Osborne OTR/L, MS
Katherine attended the University of Georgia for her undergraduate degree and the
Medical College of Georgia for her master’s degree in occupational therapy. Like her
mother, Katherine became an Occupational Therapist to provide a positive impact through
early intervention. Katherine’s experience with children diagnosed with sensory processing disorder, autism, cerebral palsy and other developmental disorders makes her a wonderful
asset at the clinic. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends.
Tracy Medlin OTR/L, MS
Tracy graduated from Auburn University in 1988 with a Marketing degree. She previously worked for Turner Broadcasting before moving to New York City to work as an account executive for a publishing company. Her love of the outdoors led her to Aspen, Colorado for eight years where she realized her love of horses and children with special needs. She returned to Atlanta in 2000 and graduated from the Medical College of Georgia in 2004 as an Occupational Therapist. Tracy has worked in various medical and school settings. She brings with her to the clinic a passion for working with children with sensory processing disorder, Autism and other development delays. Tracy is married to the love of her life, has two children, and enjoys a house full of pets.
Taylor Turnipseed OTR/L
Taylor graduated in 2016 from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor’s in Health Promotion. She received a Master’s in Health Science, Occupational Therapy at Augusta University in 2018. Taylor joins TPTC with experience in outpatient neurorehabilitation working with a variety of diagnoses. As an occupational therapist, Taylor strives to improve a person’s functional participation in everyday life. When working with children, she enjoys the creative freedom to frame any goal into a game or fun activity. Taylor spent 4 years as a cheerleader at UGA and served as captain of the team during her senior year. In her spare time, she continues to enjoy cheering on the Dawgs, the Braves, traveling, spending time with family and friends, or painting.
Jennifer Boner MS, OTR/L
Jennifer graduated from Kennesaw State University in 2016 with a B.S. in Exercise Science and received her Master of Occupational Therapy degree from Georgia State University in 2019. She was a trainee in the 2018-2019 Georgia Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (GaLEND) interdisciplinary program that focuses on improving healthcare delivery systems, enhancing cultural competency, and encouraging self and family advocacy. As an occupational therapist, Jennifer is passionate about providing treatment that aligns with the priorities of each client and family. She endeavors to facilitate greater independence in her patients through fun and functional activities that are unique to each child’s goals and interests. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, hiking, snuggling her dogs, and spending time with family and friends.
Ashley earned her Master of Science degree in Social Work from Kennesaw State University specializing in Children, Youth, and Families and received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology with a minor in Criminal Justice from Georgia College & State University. She is licensed as a Licensed Master of Social Work in the state of Georgia. Ashley is a member of the National Association of Social Workers.
Ashley’s professional experience includes working with children and adolescents, along with their families, who face behavioral struggles, have been exposed to trauma, and live with cognitive and developmental disabilities. She has a passion for working with children that have Autism and/or struggle with anger and anxiety. Ashley approaches therapy holistically and uses various aspects of play and cognitive behavior techniques as she sees fit for the child.
In her spare time, Ashley enjoys spending time with family and friends, baking, and snuggling with her dog, Harper.
Dr. Brandi Wells
Dr. Brandi Wells is a licensed psychologist and certified school psychologist with school-based and clinical experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. Dr. Wells specializes in dynamic assessment and psychological evaluations with culturally and linguistically diverse children and adolescents, particularly in the areas of learning disabilities, emotional and behavioral disorders, autism spectrum disorders, developmental delays and ADHD. Dr. Wells provides individual and group therapy for managing anxiety, social skills training, peer conflict resolution, anger management, self-esteem, grief/loss, divorce/separation, depression, childhood sexual abuse, and organizational skills. Her goal in working with children and collaborating with their parents is to improve the overall quality of life for children, strengthen their coping skills, promote pro-social behavior, build resilience, normalize difficult feelings and experiences, and to prevent the development of more serious problems.
With over 12 years of experience in public school settings, Dr. Wells understands the importance of collaborative relationships between mental health professionals, parents, schools and community agencies in promoting student development. She currently consults with several school systems in the metropolitan Atlanta area. She has years of experience in school intervention programs such as the Student Support Team, RTI (Response to Intervention) process, early intervention services, eligibility for Special Education and the IEP process. She provides school observations and consultations as well as training and presentations for educators and parents on topics such as promoting positive mental health in schools, behavior management strategies, improving parent-home partnerships, social skills instruction, child and family adjustment, and multicultural issues in schools. Additionally, she has presented her research at state and national professional conferences as well as published her work. Dr. Wells is a member of the American Psychological Association, National Association of School Psychologists, and Georgia Psychological Association. Please take a moment to review her service information in more detail
Brittany Abrams MS, OTR/L
Brittany graduated in 2015 from the University of West Georgia with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and completed her Master's of Science in Occupational Therapy at Brenau University in 2019. While in school, Brittany's fieldwork experiences focused on outpatient pediatrics and outpatient neuro rehab for adolescents and adults. Brittany has 4 years of experience working with children with developmental disabilities such as Autism, ADHD,
and sensory processing disorder. She is also certified in Interactive Metronome and believes it to be an excellent tool to help with organization, regulation, and processing skills needed
to perform daily activities. Brittany loves running and being outside and spends most of her free time training for half and full marathons and exploring new trails with her golden retriever, Bailey!
Interactive Metronome (IM) is a computer-based program aimed at improving motor and process skills needed to perform everyday activities. Training involves performing a variety of different exercises that involve clapping or tapping to the beat of a metronome at a set tempo. The client receives continuous visual and auditory feedback in real-time regarding whether they are clapping too fast, too slow, or just right. This feedback allows for movements to be modified and adjusted accordingly, therefore training overall timing, rhythmicity, and sensory processing needed for motor coordination and planning. Overtime, exercises may be graded up by increasing the duration, changing the tempo, or incorporating other challenges to facilitate other areas of performance such as sustained attention, response control, sequencing, and ability to shift attention.