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.

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.

Stephanie Putkowski, M.S., OTR/L

Lead 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.

Morgan Muir

Occupational Therapist

Morgan is licensed and certified by the North Carolina Board of Occupational Therapy and the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy. Morgan earned her Master's degree in Occupational Therapy from Western Michigan University and has a minor in holistic health. During her fieldwork rotations, she provided treatment for adults and adolescents in acute care and outpatient rehabilitation settings. Most recently, Morgan completed clinical assessments from a neurodevelopmental viewpoint as a Clinical Trauma Interventionist for the Children's Trauma Assessment Center in Kalamazoo, MI. As a swim instructor of nine years, Morgan learned to embrace empowerment and growth through her interactive treatment approach. In her free time, she enjoys running, yoga, swimming and going on bike rides with her husband!

Carlos Ruiz

Carlos has worked in the medical office setting, specifically in the area of pediatrics for over nine years. He has extensive experience in meeting the needs of clients and their families. He was born in Puerto Rico and is fluent in Spanish. In his spare time, he enjoys playing with his precious daughter, traveling with his wife and family, hiking and sports.

Beverly Jones, COTA/L

Occupational Therapist

Beverly was born and raised in eastern North Carolina. She has 14 years of experience working with individuals with cognitive disabilities which led her to further pursue her education and professional development with a career in Occupational Therapy. She truly has a passion for helping others overcome obstacles and has a sincere love for people. She earned her Associates degree in the Occupational Therapy Assistant program at Pitt Community College, where she gained valuable fieldwork experience in a pediatric outpatient clinic setting. She is known for her creativity in developing activities to reach a child's goals, while having fun in the process! Outside of work, Beverly loves spending time with her family and spending long days on the beach.

Nakeena Sykes

Speech Language Pathologist

Nakeena was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. She lived in Vermont where she earned her undergraduate degree in English and completed a study abroad semester in Ghana, West Africa. She earned her Master's degree from State University of New York at Plattsburgh. She has experience working with individuals in the home, school and adult rehabilitative settings. She is caring and dedicated to helping children communicate and succeed. Nakeena relocated to North Carolina in 2019 and is looking forward to discovering great options for barbeque and entertainment. Outside of work, she loves to participate in faith-based activities and tackling new adventures with family and friends.