Our occupational therapists are passionate in making a difference in our clients' lives. Our goal for our clients is to promote greater independence in age appropriate skills to successfully participate within their environments. Our staff includes registered and licensed occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants. Come grow with us and become part of our Charleston Pediatric Rehabilitation family.
Alli is from Kingsport, Tennessee originally. She attended the College of Charleston and graduated with a Bachelor's of Science in Exercise Science in 2013. After that, she spent a year as a ABA line therapist in Charleston. In 2014, she moved back to Tennessee to attend the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and received her Doctorate of Occupational therapy in 2017. Following graduation, she moved back to Charleston and worked in a pediatric home health setting. She began with CPR in May 2019. Alli loves to go to the beach, spend time with friends and family, cook, and play basketball.
Annalise, also known as Anna, was born and raised on the outskirts of Charleston, SC. Growing up, she enjoyed going fishing with her dad and going to work with her mom. Her mom (who is also a COTA) laid the foundation for her love of OT. She completed the OTA program at Trident Technical College and earned her degree in 2020. She enjoys hanging out with friends and being on the river as much as possible. When she's home, she spends every minute with her German Shepherd (Gunner) and Dachshund (Harley). She is very excited to be a part of the CPR team!
Hannah was raised in the Charleston, SC area. After completing a business internship her junior year of college, she realized that a desk job was not her calling. She learned about the profession of occupational therapy while observing in local hospitals and outpatient clinics. After college, Hannah moved back to South Carolina to attend the Medical University of South Carolina where she received her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy. She enjoyed all of her courses but seemed to gravitate towards the pediatric realm. While in graduate school, she spent time working with kids in a school system, a pediatric outpatient clinic, and a constraint-induced movement therapy camp. Her business plan focused on the importance of exercise/recess in the school system.
Since graduation, Hannah has been providing occupational therapy services to children throughout the Lowcountry in the school, home, and outpatient settings. She loves being able to use "play" as a way to help children reach their goals. She is certified by NBCOT and licensed by the state of South Carolina. Hannah continually seeks to widen her knowledge base by attending relevant continuing education courses. Some of the courses she has attended include Practical Sense in Sensory Integration, Sensory Integration Intensive, Visual Rehabilitation for Pediatrics - Seeing the Whole Picture, Creating a Co-Teaching Model with Teachers for Handwriting in the 21st Century Classroom, and Executive Functioning Tips and Strategies. Hannah spends her free time going on adventures with her husband and children, taking walks with her dog, and traveling.
Heather was born and raised in northern Virginia. She received her Bachelor's in Kinesiology & Health Sciences with a minor in Psychology from William & Mary in 2014. She graduated from MUSC in 2016 with a Master's in Occupational Therapy. She is licensed by South Carolina and certified nationally by NBCOT as an OTR/L. She has worked with children of all ages from 6 months to teenagers in homes, daycares, and an outpatient pediatric clinic. Heather is very dedicated and has been working with children in some capacity for 8 years. Her favorite thing about OT is being able to help others learn and grow into their best self in a holistic fashion.
Jess Fay is originally from Hazlet, New Jersey. She attended Clemson University and completed a Bachelors of Science degree. After college, she moved back home and started working as an ABA therapist being trained by Dr. Carbone and his staff. She missed the south so much, she moved to Charleston, South Carolina and continued working as an ABA therapist in the Charleston public school system as well as home care for the next 10 years. Wanting to further her education she attended Trident Technical College and completed their COTA program. She graduated in May 2017 and began working at CPR in August 2017. In her free time, Jess loves sailing, hiking and playing kickball with her friends.
Kristi is a new 2020 COTA graduate from Trident Technical College. During her schooling, She enjoyed acute care and hand therapy but learned that pediatrics is definitely her passion. She completed her 2nd rotation at CPR and is happy to be joining the company as an employee. Kristi is originally from Cincinnati, Ohio but grew up in Ft. Meyers, Florida and moved to Charleston in 2017. Kristi is married with two children- Lyndi and JJ. She also has the cutest Boston Terrier named Hank. Outside of the office, she enjoys traveling around in her RV with her family, game nights with friends, and just being outside or on the water.
Although originally from southern Germany, Lorena has lived in Charleston, SC since she was 8 years old. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Biological Sciences with a minor in the Spanish language from Clemson University in 2015. After graduating from Clemson, Lorena wanted to take a year-long break from schoolwork, so she spent a year working at the front office for Charleston Pediatric Rehabilitation (CPR). During this time, she gained knowledge of the administrative aspects of pediatric rehabilitation and grew to love our company. Lorena went on to attend the Medical University of South Carolina and graduated with a Master's degree in Occupational Therapy in 2018. Lorena loves being around kids and always knew she wanted to work with the pediatric population, which is why she found her perfect fit here at CPR as an occupational therapist. In her free time, she enjoys taking pictures with her camera, visiting her family overseas, and soaking up the sun on Folly Beach.
Michael graduated from Gannon University with a Bachelor's Degree in Occupational Therapy in 1997. He is certified by NBCOT and licensed by the State of South Carolina. Michael's career has been dedicated to improving the lives and independence of the children and families he serves. His career has taken him to Massachusetts, Ohio, Georgia, and Pennsylvania where he was a lead therapist for an aquatic rehabilitation program. Michael then found himself in sunny Charleston where he founded Charleston Pediatric Rehabilitation in 2001. His vision for CPR is to facilitate a team of interdisciplinary pediatric therapists committed to providing innovative, child-focused care that promotes independence and success for the children of the Lowcountry. Michael is married to his wife Andrea and has two children, Finn and Adelaide. He enjoys hunting, fishing, and playing hockey.