Erin Denham M.S., CCC-SLP- Clinical Director

Erin is experienced in working with school aged children with a variety of speech/language disorders. During her free time Erin enjoys spending time with her husband and her two boys.  She enjoys reading and vacationing in Maine.

Jamie Morgan, OTD, OTR/L - Assistant Clinical Director of OT

Jamie is an experienced occupational therapist who enjoys working with children of all ages. She especially loves those moments when a child gains a skill and is so happy and excited about it!! Outside of OTA, Jamie loves spending time with her husband and young daughter who keeps her very busy! She also enjoys spending time outdoors and visiting her extended family in the Berkshires. 

 

Alyssa Mac Carthy M.S., CCC-SLP- Assistant Clinical Director of Speech-Language & Feeding Services

Alyssa is an experienced clinician in the areas of feeding, speech and language skills who enjoys working with infants to elementary school aged children.  She loves living on the north shore with her husband and two sons.  Together they enjoy playing golf in the summer, skiing in the winter and exploring trails and beaches any time of the year. 

Elizabeth Tontini-L’heureux, MS, OTR/L- Senior Lead Mentor for OT and Feeding & Student Program Coordinator

Liz is an experienced occupational therapist working in areas of sensory integration, fine motor development, and feeding.  She enjoys working with preschool and elementary school aged children. Liz loves spending time off with her husband, daughter, and cat and enjoys visiting her family in Connecticut. Go UCONN Huskies!

Leah Kaufman OTD, OTR/L- Lead Mentor and Clinic Coordinator

Leah is an experienced occupational therapist who has worked with children and families of all ages in outpatient and school settings. She loves using play to help kids reach their full potential. When not in the gym, Leah spends time traveling with her husband and spoiling their two boston terriers Abigail and Amelia.

Lauren Lyon-Bliss M.S., CCC-SLP- Lead Mentor for Speech & Feeding

Lauren is an experienced clinician in the areas of feeding and early language learning. When not at OTA, she enjoys cooking, community theater, and hanging out with her dog, Pilot.

Erika Eckman, M.S, CCC-SLP

Erika is a speech language pathologist who’s experienced working with children of all ages on the autism spectrum, as well as programming and implementing AAC devices. In her free time, she enjoys trying new restaurants and trips to the beach on the south shore with her friends.

Nicole Rothenbucher, MS, OTR/L

Nicole is an occupational therapist with experience in pediatrics. She has worked with kids who have various physical, psychosocial, and sensory needs. Nicole loves working with kids because she enjoys being creative, playful, and silly all day. Outside of work, Nicole enjoys cooking and baking, yoga, and spending time with friends and family.

Christina Oliveri- Senior Lead Mentor

Christina specializes in pediatrics and is experienced in both outpatient and school settings. She enjoys helping children with development of motor skills and feeding to increase their independence and success in many areas of life. Christina additionally assists with mentoring and training at OTA, and enjoys working on a multi-disciplinary team. In her free time, you can find her running around the Wakefield Lake and day-tripping around New England with her husband, daughter, and son.  

Talia Miller MOT, OTR/L- Lead Mentor

Talia is an occupational therapist experienced in working with children of all ages and enjoys working with children and their families to assist in the development and achievement of functional skills for participation in their daily lives. She loves spending time at the beach with her family, reading, and traveling. Talia also enjoys going on adventures with her friends and doing calligraphy.

Lindsay Colello M.S., CCC-SLP- Lead Mentor

Lindsay is experienced in providing treatment for children with varying speech, language, and feeding disorders. In her free time, she enjoys exercising, trying out different restaurants in the Boston area, and spending time with her husband, two daughters, and two dogs.

Carolina Omelanczuk, MS, OTR/L

Carolina has pediatric experience with children of various ages and abilities as well as clinical experience with the geriatric population. She enjoys working closely with families and their children in order allow them to live as successfully as possible in their daily lives. She adores being a cat and plant mom and loves traveling, photography, and gardening.

Savannah Lee, MS, OTR/L

Savannah is an experienced clinician who enjoys working with children develop confidence and skills through play! During her free time she loves spending time with her family, friends, and her cat Sammie. Savannah enjoys cooking, baking, exploring Boston, and is happiest when she is spending time at the beach!

Mallory Callinan, M.S., OTR/L

Mallory Callinan joined the team in 2016. She’s been working in the field since 2009 with several years of experience working with both children and adults with varying intellectual, physical, emotional and neurological deficits. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband, family and friends as well as attending Bruins games and going to the beach in the summer! 

Jacquelin Dunn, M.S., CCC-SLP

Jackie is experienced in working with preschool- and school-aged children with a variety of speech/language disorders and is trained in a number of augmentative and alternative communication systems, including LAMP Words for Life, TouchChat HD, TD Snap Core First, and PODD.  In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and dog, baking, reading, and staying active with yoga kickboxing, and spin classes. 

Jenna Pickard, M.S., CCC-SLP

Jenna joined the OTA team in 2018.  Jenna works in the public school setting with elementary and preschool students.  She also has previous experience with middle school and early intervention.  Her  clinical experience includes evaluating and treating students ages 1-16 years of age.  She loves working with students who have AAC devices.  She has experience programming meaningful and functional vocabulary into the students AAC device, educating staff members how to assist the student in using the device, collaborating with family members so that the student can use the device at school and at home, and providing treatment so that the student can effectively use the device across settings.

Kara Hennessy, Clinic Coordinator

Kara is an occupational therapist who has spent most of her post graduate years working with the pediatric population in a variety of settings. She enjoys supporting children and their families to increase their independence and success  in their daily occupations. Outside of work, Kara enjoys spending time with her friends and family, spending time outdoors, and taking care of her dog Maisie.

Monica Nardone, MS, OTR/L

Monica has enjoyed being an occupational therapist and COTA in the school based, outpatient and mental health settings since 2014. Her favorite parts of her job include being creative with her clients and helping children achieve their goals through play. When Monica is not working she enjoys finding new recipes to cook, spending time with her dog at the dog park and having family gatherings at her home.

Aliza Grant, M.S., CF-SLP

Aliza is experienced in working with infants to elementary school aged children with a variety of speech/language disorders. In her free time, she enjoys reading, going to the beach, and relaxing with her dogs and cats.

Meagan Dow, M.S, OTR/L

Meagan has experience working with children from 1-18 in the outpatient and preschool setting. Meagan is originally from Maine and is currently enjoying living in the North Shore area. Meagan loves hiking, traveling, exercising, and spending time with her family/friends.

Chrissy McLean, M.S, OTR/L

Chrissy is an experienced clinician with children of all ages and comes from an early intervention background. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, especially outdoor activities with her new dog!

Karah Gravallese, M.S, OTR/L

Karah is an occupational therapist experienced in pediatric interventions for children of a variety of ages and conditions to promote increased independence in their meaningful activities. She values collaborating with families to develop a supportive treatment plan for her clients. In her free time, she enjoys going on roadtrips with her friends to hike or ski along the east coast.  When she’s not exploring, Karah enjoys relaxing with her dog, doing yoga, or painting. 

Kyra Connelly, M.S., CCC-SLP

Kyra is a speech-language pathologist experienced in working with toddlers through school-aged children with a variety of speech, language, and fluency disorders. Outside of OTA, she enjoys visiting with friends and family, listening to music, watching hockey, and spending time outdoors in the summer.

Carolyn Duffy, M.S., CCC-SLP

Carolyn is a speech-language pathologist who has experience working with school-age children in the areas of speech production, fluency, receptive language, expressive language, and social skills.  In her free time, she likes spending time with family and friends, cooking, going for walks, and trying out new restaurants.  OTA’s multi-disciplinary Pediatric Feeding Program offers an intensive therapy for children who have difficulties with eating and weight gain due to oral sensory aversions, and/or medically based feeding disor

Trisha Dolan, O.T., M.S.,O.T.R./L.

Trisha has been part of the OTA team for many years.  She views each client from a holistic lens with experience in both schools and pediatric clinics, having special interests in sensory processing, motor control and emotional regulation. Knowing that each child just wants to have a happy and successful day ~ For her, fun is the first rule in therapy:) Her family, dog Benny, health and fitness, being outdoors, and music are a few of her other passions.

Katie, M.S,

Katie has experience working with school-aged children with a wide variety of diagnoses. She loves working with children on self-regulation, visual perception, and self-care skills. The best part of the job for Katie is when she gets to see those tiny moments when everything starts to come together for her clients. When she is not at OTA, Katie loves to read books, watch movies, and make new projects with her Cricut machine.

Heidi Kalogerakos, M.S, CCC-SLP

Heidi is a Speech-Language Pathologist who has had experience working with children ages 2-18 with a variety of diagnoses including autism spectrum disorder, developmental delays, expressive/receptive language disorders, articulation and phonological disorders, and pragmatic disorders. Heidi currently lives in Boston, Massachusetts and loves trying out new restaurants in the city. She enjoys baking, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

Haley Saulnier Vellante, M.S, OTR/L

Haley is an occupational therapist with experience working with children of all ages and abilities in both school and outpatient settings. In her free time, Haley enjoys spending time with her husband and their dog Gus, as well as, traveling to new places, reading, and baking.

Chrisanne Carino Webb, M.S. CCC-SLP

Chrisanne joined the OTA team in 2017.  She has spent most of her career in the public-school setting.  In addition, she worked part time for more than 10 years at New England Rehabilitation Hospital with adults that had speech, language and swallowing disorders as a result of neurological diagnosis.   She has treated articulation, apraxia, receptive and expressive language disorders from preschool to adults.  Her particular interest and area of strength lies in treatment of articulation and social language/pragmatic disorders.