Jeanine Morton

Owner & Speech Language Pathologist

Jeanine is a graduate of Hampton University and received her Master's degree from The George Washington University. Jeanine is experienced in working with children with autism, developmental delays, applied behavioral analysis, apraxia, behavioral & cognitive impairments, feeding disorders, and the use of PROMPT to treat apraxia. She has worked in various environments including public schools, daycare centers, autism classrooms and homes. Jeanine is licensed by the North Carolina Board of Examiners and has her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech and Hearing Association. She is the mother of a wonderful son; she loves to read, spend time with her family and learn more about holistic health.

Dora Landaverde

Office Assistant

Dora grew up in Broadway, North Carolina and is fluent in Spanish. She has worked as a CNA in the past as well as administratively in various medical settings. She has always loved to work with children and is always ready to lend a helping hand. In her spare time, Dora enjoys cooking, baking and crafting. Dora handles all of the new patient scheduling, check in and communication with our Spanish-speaking families.

Thomas Christensen

Speech Language Pathologist

After graduating from Utah State University, Thomas attended University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he received his Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology. While at Utah State, he took a two year break from college to live in Brazil where he learned Portuguese. He has since learned Spanish as well and provides therapy services in both Spanish and English. Thomas lives in Sanford with his wife, daughter, and dog. He is licensed by the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists and has his Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association.

Tonya Johnson

Office Manager

Tonya has worked in a variety of administrative settings for the past ten years. She earned her diploma in Medical Administrative Assistant and her Associates of Science degree from Ultimate Medical Academy in 2014. Tonya has always had a passion to serve in the healthcare field. Tonya handles all of the billing needs for the office. She is excited to be part of this team and enjoys seeing families realize the wonderful benefits of pediatric therapy. In her free time, Tonya loves spending time with her family and beloved pets. She also enjoys camping, gardening, crafts and watching movies.

Stephanie Putkowski, M.S., OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Born and raised in New York City, Stephanie earned her Master’s degree in Occupational therapy from American International College in Massachusetts. Stephanie decided to move to North Carolina shortly after graduation to get away from the fast-paced city life. She has experience working in acute rehab, schools, and home settings. Stephanie has received certifications in CAN-EAT pediatric feeding, massage and bodywork techniques, and pediatric yoga. Stephanie is licensed by the North Carolina Board of Occupational therapy and certified by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy. She aims to make every occupational therapy session fun through the use of creativity. Outside of work Stephanie enjoys yoga, cooking, watching documentaries, and crafting.

Laura Rand, COTA/L

Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant

Laura is certified by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy as a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant and is licensed to practice in the state of North Carolina by the North Carolina Board of Occupational Therapy.  She was born and raised in Maine and earned her Bachelor's degree in Communication from the University of Southern Maine and her Occupational Therapy Assistant degree from Kennebec Valley Community College. Laura is excited to be working in the pediatric field and has many years of experience working with children with a variety of diagnoses, syndromes, and other special needs. She has previously worked as an Educational Technician in the school system, along with many summers as a Camp Counselor. Laura is looking forward to exploring new treatment ideas and loves being creative with her approaches.In her free time Laura enjoys reading, hiking, yoga, playing with animals, and beating her mom at Words With Friends!