OUR TEAM

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KATIJO

Owner, Speech Language Pathologist
Katijo graduated from Kent State University with a Master's in Speech Language Pathology. She was certified by the Ohio Board of Speech Language Pathology and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association in 2013. While studying she found a particular interest in treating speech sound disorders, language delays, and feeding-swallowing disorders which became a huge reason why she opened her own practice.  She is also a trained provider in SPEAK OUT!® and The LOUD Crowd® for Parkinson's.  Ultimately, she created the company, Innovative Therapy Center, to make a positive impact on others in the community. 

In her career she has provided assessments and therapeutic services in public schools through telehealth, skilled nursing facilities, rehabilitation hospitals, and private practice settings to both adults and children of all ages. 

Outside of her business she enjoys spending time with her family, camping on the weekends, reading books when possible, and traveling.
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BETHANY (MISS B)

Speech Language Pathologist
Bethany graduated from Kent State University in August 2011 with a Master of Arts in Speech Language Pathology. She was certified by the Ohio Board of Speech Language Pathology and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association in 2013.  Prior to becoming an SLP, she was a teacher (K-8 and Title I Reading) for over a decade. Her interest in language and literacy and neurological development, along with a desire to support individuals’ unique communication potential, led her to pursue speech-language pathology.
 

Her professional experience includes assessment and intervention with clients from diverse populations, ages 2 to 99. She has served children in the university clinic setting, in private, public, charter, and international schools, and adults in outpatient rehabilitation and skilled nursing facilities.  She is also a trained provider in SPEAK OUT!® and The LOUD Crowd® for Parkinson's.

Outside of work, she loves spending time with her husband and son. Some of her favorite places include her garden, the Towpath and Metroparks, or curled up with a good book.
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AMANDA

Speech Language Pathologist
Amanda graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) in 2000 with a Masters of Science in Speech Language Pathology. She was certified by the Pennsylvania Board of Speech Language Pathology and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association in 2001. Her professional experience includes early intervention, private and public elementary and high schools, pediatric outpatient clinics, acute care and rehabilitation hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, home care, and private practice clients. She is a trained provider in SPEAK OUT!® and The LOUD Crowd® for Parkinson's. She also served as a faculty member for undergraduate and graduate SLP programs.  
She enjoys the process of supporting and encouraging each client to reach his/her best possible outcomes. Outside of work she can usually be found cheering at her sons' sporting events or watching The Great British Baking Show.
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HEATHER

Speech Language Pathologist
Heather graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a Master's in Speech Language Pathology in 2016. She was certified by the Ohio Board of Speech Language Pathology and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association in 2018. 
 
While pursuing her degree, she developed an interest in fluency disorders (i.e. stuttering). She is currently a PhD student studying speech-language pathology at Kent State University with a research focus on stuttering. Heather has taught courses in speech development, and served as a teaching assistant for several undergraduate courses.  In her career she has provided assessments and therapeutic services in public schools and various summer camps for children of all ages. 
Outside of work and school she enjoys snuggling her two cats, playing with her puppy, volunteering, and listening to audiobooks.
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BECCA

Speech Language Pathologist

Becca graduated with a Master’s in Speech Language Pathology at the University of Akron in 2015 and is certified by the Ohio Board of Speech Language Pathology and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She attended undergrad at the California University of Pennsylvania with semester long exchanges to South Africa and the University of Montana. Professionally, Becca has experience in pediatrics with students with developmental delays and alternative augmentative communication (AAC). 

Becca spends her free time exploring with her wonderful husband and fun loving sons. She enjoys any outside activity with favorites being kayaking, tennis, swimming and bike riding.

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MALLORY

Speech Language Pathologist

Mallory graduated from The University of Akron with a Master’s in Speech Language Pathology. She was certified by the Ohio Board of Speech Language Pathology and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association in 2009. Throughout her career she has found a particular interest in play based therapy, language delays and feeding disorders. Her professional experience includes outpatient pediatric clinics, private, public and charter schools, acute rehab and skilled nursing facilities. She is trained in Orton-Gillingham Reading Program, SOS Feeding Program, Lee Silverman Voice Therapy and Vital Stim. She enjoys working with families to help loved ones meet their communication needs. 

 

Outside of work, she loves to spend time with her husband playing games, traveling and trying new restaurants. She enjoys being outside, reading and watching sports.

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KIM

Occupational Therapist
Kim has been with Innovative Therapy Center since 2019.  She's taken an interest in sensory approaches to treatment, and she has a vast background of working with both children and adults.

Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family and vacationing!
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ALY

Occupational Therapist

Aly joined Innovative Therapy Center in July of 2021.  She is passionate and kind, and she enjoys working with children of all ages.

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LIANA

Occupational Therapy Assistant
Liana joined our team in October of 2021.  She is energetic and compassionate about her job.  She graduated from Stark State College and is certified as an Occupational Therapy Assistant.

Liana has lived in our community for over 25 years.  She is a mom to a 9-year-old son who she loves to play baseball and video games with!  She also enjoys spending free time with friends and family, playing board games, crafting, and reading.
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JENNA

Occupational Therapist

Jenna graduated from Duquesne University in 2017 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Health Sciences and a minor in Psychology.  In 2018, she graduated from Duquesne University with a Master’s of Science in Occupational Therapy. She was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA; however, relocated to the Akron-Canton area in December 2018.  

 

Her professional experience includes early intervention, pediatric outpatient clinics, public schools, and acute care/rehabilitation within the hospital setting.  She is a current Occupational Therapist for the Stark County Board of Developmental Disabilities at the Rebecca Stallman Southgate School.  Jenna’s professional interests include Autism Spectrum Disorder, treating difficulties with sensory processing and behavioral management, Alternative Access tools/AAC, and feeding difficulties. 

 

Outside of work, Jenna enjoys crafting, watching Netflix, and spending time with her fiancé, dog, and cat.

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ELIZABETH

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

Elizabeth is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. She graduated from Kent State University in 2011 with Master of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.  Her professional experience includes providing assessments and counseling to children, adolescents and adults with a variety of diagnoses including, but not limited to ADHD, anxiety, adjustments, depression and trauma.  

During her free time, she likes to spend time with her husband, children and their two dogs.  She enjoys hiking, camping, kayaking, and watching football.

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HOLLY

Office & Billing
Holly joined the team in 2017 with over 12 years of experience in the medical field. She is organized, caring, and can help clients with any questions they have about appointments. 
Holly is a mother of two, and when not working, you will most likely find her with her husband at one of the children's sporting events. 
She also enjoys doing volunteer work with her children as she wants to show them the importance of giving back to others, and to "do what is right, not what is easy to be the reason someone believes in the goodness of people."
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CYNTHIA

Office & Receptionist
Cynthia joined Innovative Therapy Center in the Spring of 2021.  She has a background working in the medical field, and she is very friendly and approachable. 

Cynthia enjoys spending her days off with her husband and two children.
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JACKI

Office & Receptionist
Jacki has worked in the medical field for many years as a medical secretary/assistant prior to joining the Innovative Therapy Center team.  She enjoys our friendly atmosphere and visiting with the families coming into the clinic each week!

When she is not working, she loves to spend time with her husband and two sons.  They enjoy outdoor activities like hiking, kayaking, or watching her son's sporting events.  

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ADDRESS: 11330 Cleveland Ave NW, Uniontown, OH 44685

TEL: 330-595-9059 

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