Tabetha was born and raised in Berea, KY and has been an occupational therapist since 2010 after completing her education at Lenoir-Rhyne University. She is a mom to four incredible children and has spent her OT career working in a variety of settings serving children and their families.
Kayla was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio and is a proud UC Bearcat. She has wanted to be a pediatric occupational therapist from a young age and enjoys playing with her nieces and nephews. Kayla also loves hiking and spending time with her two cats.
Leigh is from Bridgeport, West Virginia and a graduate of West Virginia University’s Occupational Therapy program. In the fall of 2020 she completed her level II fieldwork rotation at PAT where she confirmed her passion for working with the pediatric population. Leigh loves pediatric OT because it helps children and their families become more functional, independent, and successful with their meaningful occupations. Additionally, this profession allows her to be creative, learn new skills, and have fun! When Leigh is not in the clinic, you can find her enjoying the outdoors, having a movie marathon, or indulging in sweets!
Kathryn graduated from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor’s of Human Development and Family studies and a Master’s of Occupational Therapy and focused on pediatrics and child development throughout her entire education. When not studying or attending class, she worked and volunteered through various special needs church groups and as a caregiver for local families. Kathryn had fieldwork experiences in childhood mental health and foster care, summer feeding camps, and outpatient pediatrics and loves promoting physical, mental, and emotional wellness in children to help foster independence. In her free time Kathryn loves watching sitcoms and crime thrillers with her fiancé, being outdoors with her dog, Clarice, and seeking out the best ice cream spot in Charlotte.
My name is Katie Richards and I have a doctorate in occupational therapy from The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences. I spent the last eight months of my degree completing a capstone project to address parent education and home program implementation for individuals with sensory modulation disorder. I designed an online educational resource for parents, families, teachers, and community members on sensory modulation disorder, the sensory systems, transitions, and various therapeutic activities to address sensory modulation disorder in the home. My undergraduate degree is in Kinesiology with a minor in Theology from Anderson University in South Carolina.
I am originally from Lebanon, OH and moved to Charlotte when I was eight. I am a huge family person. I am one of four siblings. My brother and I are Irish twins (we were born exactly one year apart, both November birthdays). My brother has global developmental delays and has been a major influence on my career path towards occupational therapy. I have two younger sisters as well.
My favorite pastimes include cooking, especially new recipes, reading, working out, and playing/watching sports. I am attempting to learn golf. The Clemson Tigers are my team and chocolate chip cookies are my weakness.
Christina is from Winston-Salem, NC. For undergrad, she graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill. Before attending OT school, she worked at a preschool, and volunteered at schools for children with a broad spectrum of abilities and disabilities. She graduated from Winston-Salem State University’s OT program. She completed one of her fieldworks at PAT and was excited to come back and join our therapy team. In her free time, she loves to travel, try new things, and spend time with family.
I am a pediatric occupational therapist, specializing in feeding and nutrition. I have a Masters and Doctorate degree in Occupational Therapy, and am a Certified Holistic Nutritionist. My passion is working with children on the Autism Spectrum to support their feeding needs. I am trained in multiple feeding programs such as Sequential Oral Sequencing and AEIOU feeding. I have a wide variety of experiences in pediatrics settings, including early intervention, clinic based, school based, and teletherapy services with a diverse population of diagnoses. I am a wife and a mother to two boys and a German Shepherd.