Leila is from Cornelius, NC, graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill with her undergraduate degree in 2006, and from Lenoir-Rhyne University in 2009 with a Master’s of Science in Occupational Therapy degree. She began practicing as an occupational therapist in 2009. She has practiced in a variety of settings including private pediatric clinics, school settings, and hospital based acute care and began working at PAT in 2017. Leila holds an advanced certification in Sensory Integration and is SIPT certified. She also is certified in Integrated Listening Systems as well as the Astronaut Training Protocol. Leila has received mentoring in the DIR®/Floortime™ Approach as well as the Handwriting Without Tears® curriculum. Leila is extremely passionate about helping parents, and teachers, as well as the community to understand the diverse challenges faced by our children and their families. It is her goal to educate the community about the multifaceted nature of these children’s development.
Megan joined PAT in 2016 after moving from the chilly climate of Rochester, NY where she received her degree from Ithaca College. Megan has known from a young age that she really wanted to work with and help kids. She loves being outside, swimming and watching movies in her spare time.
Courtney has been a star member of the PAT team since 2012 after graduating from East Carolina University. She has a deep expertise in feeding, among other disciplines. Courtney enjoys camping, her dogs and her new baby Noah (not necessarily in that order).
Kirsten is a proud Tar Heel undergrad who earned her Masters in Occupational Therapy at Lenoir-Rhyne in 2012. She loves her puppy and enjoys interior design when she isn’t helping kiddos at the clinics.
Jessica graduated from Penn State in 2011 with a BS in Kinesiology and a minor in Biology. She graduated from West Virginia University in 2014 with a Master of Occupational Therapyand has been an invaluable member of the PAT staff ever since. In short, she is awesome sauce.
Adam lives in Mooresville, NC with his wife and two children. He played a variety of sports in high school including soccer, wrestling, and was a state finalist in diving. Adam has taught gymnastics and tumbling for 10 years in several gyms all over North Carolina. His passions (besides the kiddos of course) include golf, soccer, tumbling, gymnastics and winter sports!
Cindy has been with PAT since 2011 and has been working in pediatrics since 2001 when she graduated Milligan College, including work at the Levine Children’s Hospital and in neonatal intensive care. She enjoys reading, spending time with her family and most of all, helping others.
Mary Alice began practicing OT in 2008 after graduating from Lenoir Rhyne University and has been with PAT since graduation. She has extensive training and certifications in Beckman Oral Motor, SOS and SIPT Certification. In her free time, Mary Alice loves spending time outside with her family and dogs.
Gillian joined PAT in 2010 shortly after graduating from Lenoir-Rhyne University. She is a self-proclaimed OT nerd who loves reading research articles and books related to her field. She is certified in sensory integration and the Fidelity Measure and has completed continuing education courses in feeding, NDT, mental health, early development and many more. Gillian was promoted to clinical director in 2015 and we could not ask for a more passionate, dedicated and knowledgable leader.