Meet Our Team
The proud owner of Spectrum Pediatrics, Jennifer is a certified occupational therapist with a B.S. Degree in Education from Bowling Green State University and an M.S. Degree in..
Occupational Therapy from Tufts University. Her gift for supporting kids with developmental delays and special needs led her to create Spectrum Pediatrics and found its feeding specialty division. Jennifer believes whole-heartedly that using play-based therapy encourages children to bloom and grow. She proves every day that therapy can be fun and beneficial.
Brianna is a speech-language pathologist who received her B.S. in Communication
Sciences and Disorders from the University of New Hampshire and graduated with..
an M.S. degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of the District of Columbia. She's worked with children in schools, clinics and hospitals, helping kids to communicate verbally and through technology. Brianna excels at coaching parents and offers real-world strategies that help kids reach their goals. She is also a talented and integral member of our Thrive by Spectrum feeding specialty team.
Kathy is a physical therapist with a B.A. in Psychology and English from Catholic University in Washington, DC and an M.S. degree in Physical Therapy from..
Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia. Her extensive experience in the pediatric field—both in school-based and early intervention environments—means children of all ages with developmental disabilities benefit from Kathy's loving treatment. Through close collaboration with families, she creates practical strategies that address the needs of the individual child, believing this is the key to facilitating a child's development, skill acquisition, and independence.
Krystina is a speech-language pathologist with a B.S. in Communication Sciences and
Disorders from Pennsylvania State University and an M.S. in Speech-Language..
Pathology from Loyola University in Maryland. Krystina believes that functional, individualized therapy not only impacts the child but empowers their family too. She's worked in school and healthcare settings, addressing children's voice, articulation, and expressive and receptive language. In addition to being a PROMPT-trained therapist and ChildLight yoga instructor, Krystina is an invaluable member of our Thrive by Spectrum feeding specialty team.
Ashley is an occupational therapist with a B.A. degree in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an M.S. degree in Occupational..
Therapy from Tufts University. During her undergraduate years she worked in a group home for young boys diagnosed with autism, and prior to graduate school, she spent three years as a special education teacher. Throughout her time as a teacher, and now as an occupational therapist, Ashley demonstrates a passion and enthusiasm for guiding children to reach their full potential. She's also an amazing coach for parents and our "go-to"; early intervention expert.
Angie is a speech-language pathologist with a B.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Texas and an M.A. in Communication and Learning..
Disorders from Our Lady of the Lake University. For over 15 years, she has worked in the early intervention field in a variety of roles, such as being part of a team to help children transition into a mainstream school environment. If you were to ask Angie what the best part of her day is, she would probably say it is watching young children develop and learn, so that they can fully participate in family and community life.
Jamie is a speech-language pathologist who received her B.S. in Psychology from the University of South Carolina and an M.S. degree in Speech Language Pathology from..
Northeastern University in Boston. She found her calling supporting young children as they learn to connect and prosper at home with the people they love. As an influential member of Thrive by Spectrum's feeding specialty team, Jamie is absolutely brilliant at empowering children to overcome their mealtime challenges.
Allison is a Speech-Language Pathologist with a B.S in Communication Disorders from Appalachian State University and a M.S. in Speech Language Pathology from..
West Virginia University. She has worked with children in a variety of settings, including schools, daycares, and private clinics. Allison has found her passion in early intervention, and is excellent at collaborating with and supporting caregivers to help maximize their child’s communication skills
Josie is a Speech-Language Pathologist who received her B.A. in Human Development from the University of California, San Diego and her M.S. in Speech-
Language Pathology from Syracuse University. She has experience with children of varying ages in both the school setting and at home. Josie is excellent at working with children to reach their full potential through evidence-based practice and parent coaching. She is passionate about helping children progress in their language development so they can communicate with their caregivers and friends.
Noemi is a bilingual speech language pathologist with a B.S in Social Sciences from the University of Puerto Rico (Rio Piedras Campus) and an M.S in Speech-Language..
Pathology from El Turabo University in Puerto Rico. Before moving to the U.S., Noemi honed her skills as a therapist to young children in Puerto Rican outpatient centers and through home health services. Finding her forte in the field of early intervention, Noemi works in-home with Spanish-speaking families to foster their kid's communications.
Heidi Liefer Moreland
Heidi is a speech therapist and the Clinical Coordinator for Spectrum Pediatrics Tube Weaning Program. After completing her master’s degree in speech language..
pathology, she went on to hold positions at UNC Hospital and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. She is also a board-recognized specialist in swallowing and a lactation counselor. Heidi adores interacting with children, but the favorite part of her job is teaching families to recognize and cultivate their own child's abilities. She has extensive classroom experience as a teacher and lecturer. Heidi is a valued leader at Spectrum Pediatrics and in our feeding specialty division at Thrive by Spectrum.
Joyce received her B.S. in Occupational Therapy from Boston University and her Masters in Developmental and Educational Psychology from Boston College..
She's worked in the field of occupational therapy since 1976. Joyce and her co-author, Patti Gould, wrote The Inclusive Early Childhood Classroom; a successful book that has been translated into several languages. Joyce is fully committed to evidence-based practices, plus her enthusiasm i contagious.
Mary works as a member of the Office Management Team at Spectrum Pediatrics. She earned a B.S. in Early Childhood Education from George Mason..
University and a M.ED in Special Education from Shenandoah University. Raised in a military family, she has lived in many places and has experienced many cultures. As a mother to two adult children and “Gigi” to two granddaughters, she has a great passion for being an active participant in little one’s exploration of the world around them. In her spare time, Mary enjoys painting, sports and travel.
Danielle is a Speech-Language Pathologist-Clinical Fellow who received her B.S. Ed. in Speech-Language Pathology and Psychology from the University of Virginia...
and her M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. She has experience in a variety of clinical settings including the public school system, pediatric acute care, inpatient rehabilitation, and outpatient therapy. Danielle is passionate about finding ways to make therapy fun in the child’s natural environment and helping children thrive in all aspects of their lives. She loves meeting and interacting with families and believes in a family-centered approach to treatment. As a member of the Spectrum Pediatrics Responsive Feeding Team, Danielle enjoys helping to em power children to participate in happy, healthy meal-times alongside their families
Ruth is a speech language pathologist with over 20 years of experience. She has received her master’s degree in Speech/Language Pathology from the California State University...
East Bay, however, she is a native of the DC area. Ruth has worked with the pediatric population in a variety of settings, including public school, private school, homes, and clinics, in addition to early intervention. She has worked in the areas of receptive and expressive language, voice, stuttering and articulation/phonology. She is PROMPT Level 1 trained. Ruth enjoys seeing children progress in their communication skills and how these skills impact their overall development and family interactions.