Kathy PelletierKathy

Executive Director
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Diamond Acoff2E1_2F0_2676095_437183179_5

Medical Billing Manager
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Brenda Adamson25D_14B_2676095_802526907_4

Medical Billing Coordinator
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Delsie CavanaughB4_10A_2676095_2296047578_4

Accounting Manager
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Dawn Fisher31B_B9_2676095_789463235_4

Patient Advocate
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McKenzie Land305_3C8_2676095_598050356_4

Volunteer & Development Coordinator
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Breinne LasleyBreinne

Events Manager
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Emily Sigleremily

Communications 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

 

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Rachel Beauchamp, MOT, OTR1EC_139_2676095_641578855_4

Occupational Therapist
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In 2001, Rachel started out as an Occupational Therapy Assistant and in 2011 returned to school at Concordia University Wisconsin to become an OT. All together, she is fortunate to have more than 20 years in the field of occupational therapy! Rachel's passion is serving children and their families with special emphasis on advocacy, compassion, and empowerment. Serving the vulnerable populations of Indianapolis has been especially important to her over the past 15 years.

Rachel believes play is the primary occupation for children. She was born and raised in Zionsville, IN and lives there with her husband and 2 kiddos. When she's not working, Rachel enjoys spending my time with her family, shoot sporting clays every chance she gets, and working closely with Scouts BSA.


Katy Everhart, MOT, OTR  26E_CC_2676095_3722391006_4

Occupational Therapist, Trauma Informed Care Specialist
Email Katy
(317) 872-4166

Katy came to Children's TherAplay in May 2019. She received her undergraduate degree in psychology at Ball State University and her Masters in occupational therapy from University of Indianapolis. As our trauma informed care specialist, she strives to make Children’s TherAplay a safe and welcoming environment for all children through our policies and treatment. Katy has also received additional trainings in feeding therapy and vision therapy and is developing new treatment ideas for using the unique movement of horses with vision therapy.  Katy currently holds AHA level I and II certifications. 


Joanna Holsapple, MSOT, OTR  111_217_2676095_850881238_4

Occupational Therapist
Email Joanna

Joanna graduated in 2015 from University of Southern Indiana with her MS in Occupational Therapy. While in graduate school, Joanna completed two fieldwork rotations in pediatrics and was especially interested in working with individuals with developmental disabilities. After graduation, she worked in a skilled nursing facility for a year prior to taking an OT position in an ABA center, primarily working with children on the autism spectrum as well as children with other behavioral and emotional regulation challenges until she joined the TherAplay team in August 2021.

Joanna is passionate about the ability of the horses to bring out the pure joy in the kiddos, as well as help them to open up in ways that she's never experienced before in other clinical settings. In her spare time, Joanna enjoys playing with her dog Jack, watching movies, baking, and spending time with her nephew.

Jaime Owings, OTR   1A4_2D9_2676095_508292881_5

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.

Feresha Patel, OTR, L  226_1F7_2676095_654171633_4

Occupational Therapist  
Email Feresha

Feresha graduated from the University of Vermont with a BS in Neuroscience with a minor in Biology, and from Le Moyne College in Syracuse, NY with an MS in Occupational Therapy. Prior to working at TherAplay Feresha lived in NJ and worked at a school on Staten Island, NY:  Seton Foundation for Learning, a specialized school for kids with disabilities, from March 2019 to June 2021. Throughout those years she also contracted as an Early Intervention therapist (known in Indiana as First Steps).  In April 2021, Feresha completed my Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) Fellowship through the University of Illinois Chicago. LEND promotes collaboration across all healthcare disciplines and self-advocates to learn, understand and improve clinical practice, policy and serve/understand the community of people with dishabilles better.

Feresha loves to drink tea and read books. She enjoys crafting and learning different things such as string art, pottery, oil pastels etc. Feresha also loves hiking, traveling and learning about the world around her. She enjoys spending quality time with my friends and family.


Kaylin Shiver, MS, OTR, BCP, CAS141_29E_2676095_3955684041_4

Occupational Therapist & Autism Specialist
Clinic Quality Coordinator

Email Kaylin
(317) 872-4166 

Kaylin first came to TherAplay in the summer of 2016 for her final clinical rotation in occupational therapy school, and loved it so much that she came back after completing her Master’s of Science in Occupational Therapy from Indiana University!  

Kaylin is a Certified Autism Specialist, and enjoys providing clinic wide training, education, and community outreach as TherAplay’s dedicated Autism Specialist.  Kaylin is also Board Certified in Pediatrics through the American Occupational Therapy Association, and holds American Hippotherapy Association level I and II certifications. Kaylin has completed advanced training through the University of Southern California and specializes in sensory integration, where she is passionate about providing children with the foundational sensory skills and tools to reach their full potential do the things that they want and need to do every day. 

Kaylin loves watching the children she serves grow and become more independent – she loves the "A-HA" moments’ in the clinic!  She loves the creativity involved with utilizing the movement of a horse as treatment tool combined with a more traditional therapy approach.  There is never a boring day at TherAplay!  

In her spare time, Kaylin can be found trail running, reading, and cheering on her husband and daughter on the trails during dirt bike racing season! 

Teresa Keathley, PTDSC_5440

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.

 

AJ1F9_361_2676095_438346288_5

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 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.

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


Jessica Boram, PT, DPTJessica

Physical Therapist
Email Jess

(317) 872-4166

Jess 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. She loves seeing the kiddos at Theraplay grow and have fun with our herd!  She has completed the American Hippotherapy Association Level 1 and 2 courses. 


Colin Cabage, PT, DPT 1F5_44_2676095_366794436_5

Physical Therapist
Email Colin

(317) 872-4166

Colin graduated with his Doctor of Physical Therapy from the University of Indianapolis in 2020. He also graduated from Ball State University (CHIRP CHIRP) earning his bachelor's degree in exercise science in 2016. Colin started his PT career in the pediatric setting at Children's TherAplay and has enjoyed it so much that he's have stayed ever since. He particularly enjoy the close knit group of clinicians that have provided an outstanding collaborative support system in helping to provide the best care possible to all of his clients.  Colin also works for First Steps in the early intervention setting when he is not at TherAplay. 

In his free time, Colin enjoys hiking, lifting weights, watching live music, standup comedy, and hanging out with his dog, Kat. 
 


Alexis Cross, PT, DPT   314_3B4_2676095_982112054_4

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 both the American Hippotherapy Association (AHA) Level 1 and 2 courses. 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. 

 

 

Nicole McPherren, PT, DPT, CBIS233_23E_2676095_480337983_5

Physical Therapist
Email Nikee

(317) 872-4166 

Nikee graduated from Indiana University with her undergraduate degree in Exercise Science and a minor in Psychology in 2016, and went on to get her doctorate in physical therapy from Univeristy of Indianapolis in 2019. 

Nikee is a Certified Brain Injury Specialist (CBIS), and is also certified in Lee Silverman Voice Treatment BIG (LSVT-BIG) which has helped her in her work with adults. Nikee has clinical experience in outpatient rehabilitation including pediatrics, orthopedics, and neurologic. She completed her doctoral dissertation on the benefits of animal-assisted intervention, so she is very passionate about hippotherapy!

In her free time, Nikee likes to kayak, line dance, and work out. 

Carah Sullenbarger, SLPD, CCC-SLP  180_175_2676095_823077788_4

Director of Therapy Services
Speech Language Pathologist

Email Carah

Education Info: 
Undergraduate Degree: Purdue University
BS in Speech, Language, and Hearing Services, Minor in Psychology and Spanish
Graduate Degree: Texas Christian University 
MS in Speech-Language Pathology

Doctorate Degree: Northwestern University
Doctor of Speech-Language Pathology

Tell us about yourself:
Carah has worked extensively in outpatient pediatric clinics with children birth through 21 years old. She has gained additional experience working in private pediatric clinics, early intervention home health, school setting, and private home health. Carah also has extensive experience serving the adult population in the outpatient, inpatient, and skilled nursing setting. Carah recently attended Northwestern University and completed her degree as a Doctor of Speech-Language Pathology in 2020 to continue to improve the lives of the people she serves with higher education in business, process improvement, research, policy, supervision, education, and organizational behavior. 

What do you love about Children’s TherAplay?
I thoroughly enjoy watching kids thrive and reach their goals in a fun, loving, caring environment while utilizing horses as a modality of treatment. TherAplay is continuously striving for improved patient care and outcomes through ongoing education and continuous improvement projects. They truly care about their community and the patients they serve. 

Hobbies?
I love being with my family, traveling the world, reading, knitting, working out, and mentoring teens. 

Fun Fact About Me:
I have a Cavalier King Charles who loves to cuddle, take walks, and travel the Midwest with me. 


Karina Carter, MS, CCC-SLP C6_30B_2676095_844356882_4

Speech Language Pathologist
Email Karina

Education Info: 
Undergraduate Degree at Central Michigan University
Bachelor of Science with a double major in Spanish and Communication Sciences and Disorders
Graduate Degree at Texas Christian University 
Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology 

Tell us about yourself:
I have worked at Riverview Health for the past three years within the outpatient and inpatient settings. Prior to that I was working at the Center for Speech, Language, Occupational and Behavior Therapy in California as a Lead Clinician. I also have experience working in an elementary school in Michigan for two years. I have experience working with children ranging from 18 months to 18 years including but not limited to the areas of speech and language, alternative and augmentative communication, feeding and swallowing, executive function, fluency, literacy, as well as social pragmatics. 

What do you love about Children’s TherAplay?
I love that the environment provides the opportunity to explore, have fun and be creative within therapy. 

Hobbies?
Functional fitness, anything outdoors (hiking/paddle boarding), making kombucha 

Fun Fact About Me:
I have the sweetest dog named Addy May who also loves to go hiking and paddleboarding 

  • Administrative

    Kathy PelletierKathy

    Executive Director
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    Diamond Acoff2E1_2F0_2676095_437183179_5

    Medical Billing Manager
    Email Diamond


    Brenda Adamson25D_14B_2676095_802526907_4

    Medical Billing Coordinator
    Email Brenda

     


    Delsie CavanaughB4_10A_2676095_2296047578_4

    Accounting Manager
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    Dawn Fisher31B_B9_2676095_789463235_4

    Patient Advocate
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    McKenzie Land305_3C8_2676095_598050356_4

    Volunteer & Development Coordinator
    Email McKenzie

     


    Breinne LasleyBreinne

    Events Manager
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    Emily Sigleremily

    Communications Manager
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    Katie StratmanDSC_8358

    Development Manager
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  • Barn

    Emma Meeks        49_2B6_2676095_2296052470_4

    Equine Program Manager
    Email Emma

     

     

     

     

     

    Horse Handlers

     

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  • Occupational Therapy

    Rachel Beauchamp, MOT, OTR1EC_139_2676095_641578855_4

    Occupational Therapist
    Email Rachel

    In 2001, Rachel started out as an Occupational Therapy Assistant and in 2011 returned to school at Concordia University Wisconsin to become an OT. All together, she is fortunate to have more than 20 years in the field of occupational therapy! Rachel's passion is serving children and their families with special emphasis on advocacy, compassion, and empowerment. Serving the vulnerable populations of Indianapolis has been especially important to her over the past 15 years.

    Rachel believes play is the primary occupation for children. She was born and raised in Zionsville, IN and lives there with her husband and 2 kiddos. When she's not working, Rachel enjoys spending my time with her family, shoot sporting clays every chance she gets, and working closely with Scouts BSA.


    Katy Everhart, MOT, OTR  26E_CC_2676095_3722391006_4

    Occupational Therapist, Trauma Informed Care Specialist
    Email Katy
    (317) 872-4166

    Katy came to Children's TherAplay in May 2019. She received her undergraduate degree in psychology at Ball State University and her Masters in occupational therapy from University of Indianapolis. As our trauma informed care specialist, she strives to make Children’s TherAplay a safe and welcoming environment for all children through our policies and treatment. Katy has also received additional trainings in feeding therapy and vision therapy and is developing new treatment ideas for using the unique movement of horses with vision therapy.  Katy currently holds AHA level I and II certifications. 


    Joanna Holsapple, MSOT, OTR  111_217_2676095_850881238_4

    Occupational Therapist
    Email Joanna

    Joanna graduated in 2015 from University of Southern Indiana with her MS in Occupational Therapy. While in graduate school, Joanna completed two fieldwork rotations in pediatrics and was especially interested in working with individuals with developmental disabilities. After graduation, she worked in a skilled nursing facility for a year prior to taking an OT position in an ABA center, primarily working with children on the autism spectrum as well as children with other behavioral and emotional regulation challenges until she joined the TherAplay team in August 2021.

    Joanna is passionate about the ability of the horses to bring out the pure joy in the kiddos, as well as help them to open up in ways that she's never experienced before in other clinical settings. In her spare time, Joanna enjoys playing with her dog Jack, watching movies, baking, and spending time with her nephew.

    Jaime Owings, OTR   1A4_2D9_2676095_508292881_5

    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.

    Feresha Patel, OTR, L  226_1F7_2676095_654171633_4

    Occupational Therapist  
    Email Feresha

    Feresha graduated from the University of Vermont with a BS in Neuroscience with a minor in Biology, and from Le Moyne College in Syracuse, NY with an MS in Occupational Therapy. Prior to working at TherAplay Feresha lived in NJ and worked at a school on Staten Island, NY:  Seton Foundation for Learning, a specialized school for kids with disabilities, from March 2019 to June 2021. Throughout those years she also contracted as an Early Intervention therapist (known in Indiana as First Steps).  In April 2021, Feresha completed my Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) Fellowship through the University of Illinois Chicago. LEND promotes collaboration across all healthcare disciplines and self-advocates to learn, understand and improve clinical practice, policy and serve/understand the community of people with dishabilles better.

    Feresha loves to drink tea and read books. She enjoys crafting and learning different things such as string art, pottery, oil pastels etc. Feresha also loves hiking, traveling and learning about the world around her. She enjoys spending quality time with my friends and family.


    Kaylin Shiver, MS, OTR, BCP, CAS141_29E_2676095_3955684041_4

    Occupational Therapist & Autism Specialist
    Clinic Quality Coordinator

    Email Kaylin
    (317) 872-4166 

    Kaylin first came to TherAplay in the summer of 2016 for her final clinical rotation in occupational therapy school, and loved it so much that she came back after completing her Master’s of Science in Occupational Therapy from Indiana University!  

    Kaylin is a Certified Autism Specialist, and enjoys providing clinic wide training, education, and community outreach as TherAplay’s dedicated Autism Specialist.  Kaylin is also Board Certified in Pediatrics through the American Occupational Therapy Association, and holds American Hippotherapy Association level I and II certifications. Kaylin has completed advanced training through the University of Southern California and specializes in sensory integration, where she is passionate about providing children with the foundational sensory skills and tools to reach their full potential do the things that they want and need to do every day. 

    Kaylin loves watching the children she serves grow and become more independent – she loves the "A-HA" moments’ in the clinic!  She loves the creativity involved with utilizing the movement of a horse as treatment tool combined with a more traditional therapy approach.  There is never a boring day at TherAplay!  

    In her spare time, Kaylin can be found trail running, reading, and cheering on her husband and daughter on the trails during dirt bike racing season! 

  • Physical Therapy

    Teresa Keathley, PTDSC_5440

    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.

     

    AJ1F9_361_2676095_438346288_5

    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 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.

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


    Jessica Boram, PT, DPTJessica

    Physical Therapist
    Email Jess

    (317) 872-4166

    Jess 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. She loves seeing the kiddos at Theraplay grow and have fun with our herd!  She has completed the American Hippotherapy Association Level 1 and 2 courses. 


    Colin Cabage, PT, DPT 1F5_44_2676095_366794436_5

    Physical Therapist
    Email Colin

    (317) 872-4166

    Colin graduated with his Doctor of Physical Therapy from the University of Indianapolis in 2020. He also graduated from Ball State University (CHIRP CHIRP) earning his bachelor's degree in exercise science in 2016. Colin started his PT career in the pediatric setting at Children's TherAplay and has enjoyed it so much that he's have stayed ever since. He particularly enjoy the close knit group of clinicians that have provided an outstanding collaborative support system in helping to provide the best care possible to all of his clients.  Colin also works for First Steps in the early intervention setting when he is not at TherAplay. 

    In his free time, Colin enjoys hiking, lifting weights, watching live music, standup comedy, and hanging out with his dog, Kat. 
     


    Alexis Cross, PT, DPT   314_3B4_2676095_982112054_4

    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 both the American Hippotherapy Association (AHA) Level 1 and 2 courses. 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. 

     

     

    Nicole McPherren, PT, DPT, CBIS233_23E_2676095_480337983_5

    Physical Therapist
    Email Nikee

    (317) 872-4166 

    Nikee graduated from Indiana University with her undergraduate degree in Exercise Science and a minor in Psychology in 2016, and went on to get her doctorate in physical therapy from Univeristy of Indianapolis in 2019. 

    Nikee is a Certified Brain Injury Specialist (CBIS), and is also certified in Lee Silverman Voice Treatment BIG (LSVT-BIG) which has helped her in her work with adults. Nikee has clinical experience in outpatient rehabilitation including pediatrics, orthopedics, and neurologic. She completed her doctoral dissertation on the benefits of animal-assisted intervention, so she is very passionate about hippotherapy!

    In her free time, Nikee likes to kayak, line dance, and work out. 

  • Speech Therapy

    Carah Sullenbarger, SLPD, CCC-SLP  180_175_2676095_823077788_4

    Director of Therapy Services
    Speech Language Pathologist

    Email Carah

    Education Info: 
    Undergraduate Degree: Purdue University
    BS in Speech, Language, and Hearing Services, Minor in Psychology and Spanish
    Graduate Degree: Texas Christian University 
    MS in Speech-Language Pathology

    Doctorate Degree: Northwestern University
    Doctor of Speech-Language Pathology

    Tell us about yourself:
    Carah has worked extensively in outpatient pediatric clinics with children birth through 21 years old. She has gained additional experience working in private pediatric clinics, early intervention home health, school setting, and private home health. Carah also has extensive experience serving the adult population in the outpatient, inpatient, and skilled nursing setting. Carah recently attended Northwestern University and completed her degree as a Doctor of Speech-Language Pathology in 2020 to continue to improve the lives of the people she serves with higher education in business, process improvement, research, policy, supervision, education, and organizational behavior. 

    What do you love about Children’s TherAplay?
    I thoroughly enjoy watching kids thrive and reach their goals in a fun, loving, caring environment while utilizing horses as a modality of treatment. TherAplay is continuously striving for improved patient care and outcomes through ongoing education and continuous improvement projects. They truly care about their community and the patients they serve. 

    Hobbies?
    I love being with my family, traveling the world, reading, knitting, working out, and mentoring teens. 

    Fun Fact About Me:
    I have a Cavalier King Charles who loves to cuddle, take walks, and travel the Midwest with me. 


    Karina Carter, MS, CCC-SLP C6_30B_2676095_844356882_4

    Speech Language Pathologist
    Email Karina

    Education Info: 
    Undergraduate Degree at Central Michigan University
    Bachelor of Science with a double major in Spanish and Communication Sciences and Disorders
    Graduate Degree at Texas Christian University 
    Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology 

    Tell us about yourself:
    I have worked at Riverview Health for the past three years within the outpatient and inpatient settings. Prior to that I was working at the Center for Speech, Language, Occupational and Behavior Therapy in California as a Lead Clinician. I also have experience working in an elementary school in Michigan for two years. I have experience working with children ranging from 18 months to 18 years including but not limited to the areas of speech and language, alternative and augmentative communication, feeding and swallowing, executive function, fluency, literacy, as well as social pragmatics. 

    What do you love about Children’s TherAplay?
    I love that the environment provides the opportunity to explore, have fun and be creative within therapy. 

    Hobbies?
    Functional fitness, anything outdoors (hiking/paddle boarding), making kombucha 

    Fun Fact About Me:
    I have the sweetest dog named Addy May who also loves to go hiking and paddleboarding 

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