Kathy PelletierKathy

Executive Director
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Delsie CavanaughB4_10A_2676095_2296047578_4

Accounting Manager
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Makaela Cotman  Makaela cropped

Billing Coordinator
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Dawn FisherDawn

Patient Advocate
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Breinne LasleyBreinne

Events Manager
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Emily McDermott  emily

Communications Manager
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Audrey Najjar350_231_2676095_2296044464_4

Development & Volunteer Coordinator 
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Judy QuackenbushJudy

Clinic Operations Manager
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Katie StratmanDSC_8358

Development Manager
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Emma Meeks        49_2B6_2676095_2296052470_4

Equine Program Manager
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Horse Handlers

(Want to be part of this amazing team? We're hiring.)

null5D_182_2676095_3955683003_4    70_1DF_2676095_2296048390_4Kathleen

 

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Katy Everhart, MOT, OTR  26E_CC_2676095_3722391006_4

Occupational Therapist
Email Katy
(317) 872-4166

Katy came to Children's TherAplay in May 2019, after graduating from University of Indianapolis with her Masters in Occupational Therapy in 2015. Following graduation, Katy spent time in China with her husband caring for children with special needs in an orphanage. While there, she taught them important occupational skills, as well as connected with a local hippotherapy facility! 

Katy loves working at TherAplay, and getting to see children achieve things they may have formerly thought impossible. In her free time, she loves being around all things related to food: trying new restaurants, gardening, or cooking. If it tastes good, she's there! Katy has also traveled to 25 different countries, and looks forward to visiting more! 

Alex Schebler, OTD, OTR alex

Occupational Therapist
Email Alex
(317) 872-4166 x7800

Alex graduated from the University of Indianapolis in 2016 with a degree in psychology, then later graduated with her doctorate of occupational therapy degree froom UIndy in 2018. She has experience working in school systems and outpatient pediatrics, as well as program development and animal assisted therapy. 

Alex first heard about Children's TherAplay when she did a project on hippotherapy in graduate school. One of her favorite qualities about TherAplay is the mission and values. She loves how kind, friendly, helpful and passionate the team is, and how hard TherAplay works to provide the best quality of service to our kiddos, making it a very client-centered model. 

In her free time, Alex enjoys spending time with her cat, Tilly, and her fiance, Travis. She likes to read, watch Travis race go karts, volunteer at her church, try new restaurants, and be outdoors. 


Neva Luttrell, OTR Neva

Occupational Therapist
Email Neva
(317) 872-4166

Neva graduated with her Doctorate of Occupational Therapy from University of Indianapolis in May 2018. She was drawn to TherAplay because she could incorporate her love of animals into her therapy sessions. She says it's amazing to see the bond that children have with the horses and how it can have such a therapeutic benefit. 

In her free time, Neva likes to take her dogs on long walks and watch them play with other puppy friends at the dog park. Fun fact: Neva grew up on a pig farm, so she's been around a variety of animals throughout her entire life! 


Jaime Owings, OTR

Occupational Therapist
Email Jaime
(317) 872-4166 x7500

Jaime graduated in 1990 from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Allied Medical Professions / Occupational Therapy. She completed her graduate training in pediatric occupational therapy as a research fellow at OSU from 1991 to 1993 and went on to work for Easter Seals of Central Ohio and Allied Health Professions private practice, both in Columbus, OH. She became SIPT certified in 1996.

After Jaime moved to Indianapolis in 1997, she worked as a pediatric occupational therapist at Riverview Hospital with early intervention and Tri-County Education Co-op in outpatient rehabilitation.

In 1998, Jaime became an independent provider for First Steps of Indiana and, from 2000 to 2004, was employed in an independent contract position with Children's TherAplay. We were delighted to have Jaime return to Children's TherAplay as a PRN (as needed) contractor in 2011.

Jamie has completed American Hippotherapy Association (AHA) Level I Equine Skills and Treatment Principles.

Kaylin Shiver, MS, OTR141_29E_2676095_3955684041_4

Occupational Therapist & Autism Specialist
Email Kaylin
(317) 872-4166 

We are so excited to have Kaylin back again at Children's TherAplay, joining us as our Autism Specialist! Kaylin graduated from Indiana University in 2016. Kaylin first came to TherAplay in 2016 after completing her final clinical rotation here, and she is thrilled to come back and be a part of the team again!

Kaylin currently holds AHA level I and II certifications, and has taken advanced coursework in primitive reflexes and sensory integration. She loves getting to help each of her kids grow and become more and more independent, as well as the creativity involved with combining both a traditional therapy approach and hippotherapy.  In her free time, Kaylin enjoys running, reading, and going on adventures with her husband and toddler!

Teresa Keathley, PTDSC_5440

Therapy Services Manager, Physical Therapist
Email Teresa 
(317) 872-4166 x7400

Teresa graduated from The Ohio State University in 1990 with a BS in Allied Health in Physical Therapy. She has specialized in pediatrics since the start of her career, working in both hospital and clinic based outpatient rehabilitation. She has been integrating hippotherapy into her treatments for 10 years.

Teresa’s specialty training includes Neuro Developmental Treatment Certification; the American Hippotherapy Association (AHA) Level II Course; as well as advanced training in kinesiotaping, gait training, sensory integration, and dynamic bracing for pediatrics.

 

AJ

Facility Service Dog

In addition to her experience and enthusiasm, Teresa brings AJ, a facility service dog through Canine Companions for Independence (CCI).  AJ is a three-year-old Lab/Golden cross who graduated CCI in 2016 and has been trained to successfully perform over 50 different commands to assist individuals with physical needs.2F1_2FF_2676095_3722250956_4

AJ works alongside our therapists to help children enjoy their treatment even more. 


Jessica Boram, PT, DPTJessica

Physical Therapist
Email Jessica

(317) 872-4166

Jessica graduated with her doctorate of physical therapy from Azusa Pacific University and her bachelor degree in exercise science from Ball State University. She has clinical experience in pediatrics, orthopedics, and spinal cord injury.

Her interest in the treatment strategy of hippotherapy began when she was a child attending her younger brother’s hippotherapy sessions. After receiving training in women’s health post graduation, she pursued her passion for hippotherapy at Children's TherAplay.

 


Alexis Cross, PT, DPTalexis 2

Physical Therapist
Email Alexis

(317) 872-4166

Alexis graduated with her DPT from the University of Indianapolis in 2017. She loves working with the kiddos at TherAplay, and seeing how excited the kids get to ride the horse! 

In her free time, Alexis enjoys reading, spending time with her husband, hiking, and anything to do with water including paddle boarding, kayaking, boating, and swimming. 


Jackie Flohr, PT, DPTDSC_5492

Physical Therapist
Email Jackie

(317) 872-4166 x7500

Jackie graduated with her doctorate in physical therapy from Indiana University and completed her undergraduate degree in Biology with an emphasis on genetics at Purdue (Go Boilermakers!). 

Jackie has completed the American Hippotherapy Association (AHA) Level 1 course and looks forward to completing Level 2 in the next year. Jackie has always had a passion for pediatric therapy, completing her final clinical rotation with First Steps. 

She absolutely loves working with the kiddos, their families and the horses here at Children’s Theraplay. 

 

 

 

 

Lauren Grainda, PT, DPT   Lauren

Physical Therapist
Email Lauren

(317) 872-4166 x7100

Lauren joined Children's TherAplay in May 2019 after graduating with her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2019 from University of Indianapolis. From the time she was a young girl watching her mother work as a pediatric physical therapist, Lauren knew that was what she wanted to do someday. Her favorite part about Children's TherAplay seeing how much the kids open up around the horse. Even by taking kids into the barn, she says you can see the connection they have with the horses. 

Fun Fact: Lauren is a scuba diver! She was certified at age 12, and has been in waters up to 110 feet deep. In her free time, she also likes to read, be outside, and coach softball pitchers. 

 

  • Administrative

    Kathy PelletierKathy

    Executive Director
    Email Kathy

     

     

     


    Delsie CavanaughB4_10A_2676095_2296047578_4

    Accounting Manager
    Email Delsie

     


    Makaela Cotman  Makaela cropped

    Billing Coordinator
    Email Makaela

     

     

     

     

     


    Dawn FisherDawn

    Patient Advocate
    Email Dawn

     


    Breinne LasleyBreinne

    Events Manager
    Email Breinne


    Emily McDermott  emily

    Communications Manager
    Email Emily

     

     

     

     


    Audrey Najjar350_231_2676095_2296044464_4

    Development & Volunteer Coordinator 
    Email Audrey


    Judy QuackenbushJudy

    Clinic Operations Manager
    Email Judy

     


    Katie StratmanDSC_8358

    Development Manager
    Email Katie

     

  • Barn

    Emma Meeks        49_2B6_2676095_2296052470_4

    Equine Program Manager
    Email Emma

     

     

     

     

     

    Horse Handlers

    (Want to be part of this amazing team? We're hiring.)

    null5D_182_2676095_3955683003_4    70_1DF_2676095_2296048390_4Kathleen

     

    20_4E_2676095_3955684204_4145_1C1_2676095_3955682823_4B2_84_2676095_3955683783_41C2_B2_2676095_3955683681_4                       Sarah

  • Occupational Therapy

    Katy Everhart, MOT, OTR  26E_CC_2676095_3722391006_4

    Occupational Therapist
    Email Katy
    (317) 872-4166

    Katy came to Children's TherAplay in May 2019, after graduating from University of Indianapolis with her Masters in Occupational Therapy in 2015. Following graduation, Katy spent time in China with her husband caring for children with special needs in an orphanage. While there, she taught them important occupational skills, as well as connected with a local hippotherapy facility! 

    Katy loves working at TherAplay, and getting to see children achieve things they may have formerly thought impossible. In her free time, she loves being around all things related to food: trying new restaurants, gardening, or cooking. If it tastes good, she's there! Katy has also traveled to 25 different countries, and looks forward to visiting more! 

    Alex Schebler, OTD, OTR alex

    Occupational Therapist
    Email Alex
    (317) 872-4166 x7800

    Alex graduated from the University of Indianapolis in 2016 with a degree in psychology, then later graduated with her doctorate of occupational therapy degree froom UIndy in 2018. She has experience working in school systems and outpatient pediatrics, as well as program development and animal assisted therapy. 

    Alex first heard about Children's TherAplay when she did a project on hippotherapy in graduate school. One of her favorite qualities about TherAplay is the mission and values. She loves how kind, friendly, helpful and passionate the team is, and how hard TherAplay works to provide the best quality of service to our kiddos, making it a very client-centered model. 

    In her free time, Alex enjoys spending time with her cat, Tilly, and her fiance, Travis. She likes to read, watch Travis race go karts, volunteer at her church, try new restaurants, and be outdoors. 


    Neva Luttrell, OTR Neva

    Occupational Therapist
    Email Neva
    (317) 872-4166

    Neva graduated with her Doctorate of Occupational Therapy from University of Indianapolis in May 2018. She was drawn to TherAplay because she could incorporate her love of animals into her therapy sessions. She says it's amazing to see the bond that children have with the horses and how it can have such a therapeutic benefit. 

    In her free time, Neva likes to take her dogs on long walks and watch them play with other puppy friends at the dog park. Fun fact: Neva grew up on a pig farm, so she's been around a variety of animals throughout her entire life! 


    Jaime Owings, OTR

    Occupational Therapist
    Email Jaime
    (317) 872-4166 x7500

    Jaime graduated in 1990 from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Allied Medical Professions / Occupational Therapy. She completed her graduate training in pediatric occupational therapy as a research fellow at OSU from 1991 to 1993 and went on to work for Easter Seals of Central Ohio and Allied Health Professions private practice, both in Columbus, OH. She became SIPT certified in 1996.

    After Jaime moved to Indianapolis in 1997, she worked as a pediatric occupational therapist at Riverview Hospital with early intervention and Tri-County Education Co-op in outpatient rehabilitation.

    In 1998, Jaime became an independent provider for First Steps of Indiana and, from 2000 to 2004, was employed in an independent contract position with Children's TherAplay. We were delighted to have Jaime return to Children's TherAplay as a PRN (as needed) contractor in 2011.

    Jamie has completed American Hippotherapy Association (AHA) Level I Equine Skills and Treatment Principles.

    Kaylin Shiver, MS, OTR141_29E_2676095_3955684041_4

    Occupational Therapist & Autism Specialist
    Email Kaylin
    (317) 872-4166 

    We are so excited to have Kaylin back again at Children's TherAplay, joining us as our Autism Specialist! Kaylin graduated from Indiana University in 2016. Kaylin first came to TherAplay in 2016 after completing her final clinical rotation here, and she is thrilled to come back and be a part of the team again!

    Kaylin currently holds AHA level I and II certifications, and has taken advanced coursework in primitive reflexes and sensory integration. She loves getting to help each of her kids grow and become more and more independent, as well as the creativity involved with combining both a traditional therapy approach and hippotherapy.  In her free time, Kaylin enjoys running, reading, and going on adventures with her husband and toddler!

  • Physical Therapy

    Teresa Keathley, PTDSC_5440

    Therapy Services Manager, Physical Therapist
    Email Teresa 
    (317) 872-4166 x7400

    Teresa graduated from The Ohio State University in 1990 with a BS in Allied Health in Physical Therapy. She has specialized in pediatrics since the start of her career, working in both hospital and clinic based outpatient rehabilitation. She has been integrating hippotherapy into her treatments for 10 years.

    Teresa’s specialty training includes Neuro Developmental Treatment Certification; the American Hippotherapy Association (AHA) Level II Course; as well as advanced training in kinesiotaping, gait training, sensory integration, and dynamic bracing for pediatrics.

     

    AJ

    Facility Service Dog

    In addition to her experience and enthusiasm, Teresa brings AJ, a facility service dog through Canine Companions for Independence (CCI).  AJ is a three-year-old Lab/Golden cross who graduated CCI in 2016 and has been trained to successfully perform over 50 different commands to assist individuals with physical needs.2F1_2FF_2676095_3722250956_4

    AJ works alongside our therapists to help children enjoy their treatment even more. 


    Jessica Boram, PT, DPTJessica

    Physical Therapist
    Email Jessica

    (317) 872-4166

    Jessica graduated with her doctorate of physical therapy from Azusa Pacific University and her bachelor degree in exercise science from Ball State University. She has clinical experience in pediatrics, orthopedics, and spinal cord injury.

    Her interest in the treatment strategy of hippotherapy began when she was a child attending her younger brother’s hippotherapy sessions. After receiving training in women’s health post graduation, she pursued her passion for hippotherapy at Children's TherAplay.

     


    Alexis Cross, PT, DPTalexis 2

    Physical Therapist
    Email Alexis

    (317) 872-4166

    Alexis graduated with her DPT from the University of Indianapolis in 2017. She loves working with the kiddos at TherAplay, and seeing how excited the kids get to ride the horse! 

    In her free time, Alexis enjoys reading, spending time with her husband, hiking, and anything to do with water including paddle boarding, kayaking, boating, and swimming. 


    Jackie Flohr, PT, DPTDSC_5492

    Physical Therapist
    Email Jackie

    (317) 872-4166 x7500

    Jackie graduated with her doctorate in physical therapy from Indiana University and completed her undergraduate degree in Biology with an emphasis on genetics at Purdue (Go Boilermakers!). 

    Jackie has completed the American Hippotherapy Association (AHA) Level 1 course and looks forward to completing Level 2 in the next year. Jackie has always had a passion for pediatric therapy, completing her final clinical rotation with First Steps. 

    She absolutely loves working with the kiddos, their families and the horses here at Children’s Theraplay. 

     

     

     

     

    Lauren Grainda, PT, DPT   Lauren

    Physical Therapist
    Email Lauren

    (317) 872-4166 x7100

    Lauren joined Children's TherAplay in May 2019 after graduating with her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2019 from University of Indianapolis. From the time she was a young girl watching her mother work as a pediatric physical therapist, Lauren knew that was what she wanted to do someday. Her favorite part about Children's TherAplay seeing how much the kids open up around the horse. Even by taking kids into the barn, she says you can see the connection they have with the horses. 

    Fun Fact: Lauren is a scuba diver! She was certified at age 12, and has been in waters up to 110 feet deep. In her free time, she also likes to read, be outside, and coach softball pitchers. 

     

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