OUR TEAM

Melissa Goolsby, M.S., CCC­-SLP, BCBA

Speech/Language Pathologist, Behavior Analyst

Melissa Goolsby is the owner of Across the Board Therapy Group. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Disorders from Auburn University Montgomery in 1999. She began her career as a Speech Therapist in January 2000 in the public school district. She went on to obtain her Master of Science degree from Northern Arizona University in 2004. In 2014, Melissa completed the requirements to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. In her 16 year career, Melissa has worked in a variety of settings including school, home health, and private clinics. In her spare time, Melissa enjoys gardening, kayaking, and time with her family.

Hayden Davis, M.S., CCC-SLP, BCBA

Speech-Language Pathologist/Behavior Analyst

Hayden Davis is a Speech/Language Pathologist and Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She received her Masters Degree in communication disorders from the University of South Alabama and completed coursework for her BCBA at the University of West Florida. Hayden has 20 years of experience working with adults, adolescents and children with varied abilities and needs. She specializes in verbal behavior, aphasia, and social/pragmatic language. Hayden has experience treating disorders of language, articulation, fluency, feeding, and voice. She enjoys spending time with her two beautiful daughters, her two awesome dogs, and her mediocre cat. If Hayden ever finds some spare time, she enjoys cooking, the beach, paddle boarding, kayaking, and golfing.

Dr. Kalli Donaway Clement, CSCD, CCC-SLP

Speech/Language Pathologist

Dr. Kalli Donaway Clement has been a Speech Language Pathologist for over 5 years.  She is a specialist in swallowing and feeding problems and developing treatment programs to solve the problems experienced by children and adults who have neurological diagnoses.  Kalli is active in local and national Speech Language Pathology associations, and is actively involved in training new Speech Language Pathologists.  Kalli recently graduated with her doctorate in Medical Speech Language Pathology from the University of Pittsburg.

Laurie Whorton PT, DPT, CIMI

Physical Therapist

Laurie has been a pediatric physical therapist since 1994 and has provided therapy for children in home, school, hospital, early intervention, and outpatient settings. A graduate of Maryville University, Laurie has a vast knowledge of working with a variety of diagnoses such as Torticollis, Spina Bifida, cerebral palsy, developmental delay, medically fragile, low tone, and Down Syndrome  . She has also been trained in infant massage and has a special interest in promoting “tummy time” in infants. Laurie is currently working on her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree with expected completion in 2017.  She is married to Pastor Lance Whorton, and they are starting Encompass Church in Navarre, where they live.  Laurie enjoys a variety of outdoor activities, scrap-booking, puzzles, sewing, and taking her dog Charlie for walks.

Abbey Rodamaker, B.A., RBT

Registered Behavior Technician

Originally from St. Louis, Abbey moved to the gulf coast in 2013.  She graduated suma cum laude from the University of Michigan in 2006 with a Bachelors in Psychology and a minor in Asian Studies/Japanese Language.  She is a member of Psi Chi and Alpha Mu Gamma National Honors Societies.  After graduation, she worked as a psychometrician and research assistant at the Washington University Alzheimers Disease Research Center and the St. Louis Memory and Aging Project.  She is currently working on her Masters in Exceptional Student Education at UWF and will sit for her BCBA exam in 2017.  Abbey is the mother of two beautiful girls, one of whom is special needs.  This prompted Abbey’s passion for ABA and the developmental services.

Lacey Rohlman, B.S., RBT

Registered Behavior Technician

Lacey is a native of the gulf coast area and currently resides in Pensacola.  She holds a Bachelors Degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences from the University of South Alabama.  Her experience with ABA therapy includes providing one-on-one therapy services from children and adolescents across clinical, in-home, and classroom settings.  Lacey is also certified as a practitioner-2 in Professional Crisis Management.   She is currently working on further certifications and a Masters Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from the Florida Institute of Technology.

Mandi Pinto, M.S., CCC-SLP

Speech/Language Pathologist

Mandi Pinto is a speech language pathologist. She received her Bachelor and Masters of Science degree in Communication Disorders from the University of Montevallo. Over the past 20 years, she worked with both adults and pediatrics in a variety of settings including private clinics, public/private school systems and in home health care. Mandi has been certified in the Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT) and Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation therapy (NMES). She covers all areas of speech “from the belly to the brain”. This involves swallowing, respiratory, cognition, receptive and expressive language, articulation, voice and alternative/augmentative communication. She loves spending time doing anything with her husband, two sons & daughter at home. Her long distance loves include a son in Arizona, three daughters & four granddaughters in Idaho.

Claire Costley, M.A., CCC-SLP

Speech/Language Pathologist

Originally from Clearwater, Florida, Claire earned a Bachelor of Health Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Florida as well as a Master of Arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Central Florida.  Claire’s experience includes working with all ages to improve pragmatics, cognition/executive functioning, augmentative and alternative communication, feeding and swallowing, and receptive and expressive language.  Before joining the ATB team, Claire’s primary experience was complete in skilled rehab and nursing homes, a private clinic, and a day center for medically fragile children under five.  Outside of the clinic, Claire enjoyed spending time outdoors, reading, traveling, and baking sweet treats.

Sharon Stewart, M.S., CCC-SLP

Speech/Language Pathologist

Biography coming soon!

Lisa Atkins, M.S., OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Biography Coming Soon!

Callie Pedersen, M.O.T., OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Originally from Louisiana, Callie earned her Bachelors degree of Science at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches and her Masters degree of Occupational Therapy at Louisiana State University in Shreveport.  Callie is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association and the Florida Occupational Therapy Association. Callie has had experience working with people across the lifespan who have had traumatic brain injuries, cardiovascular accidents, burns, heart complications, developmental delays and other complications from complex illnesses. Before becoming a part of the ATB team, Callie’s primary experiences were in a pediatric outpatient/inpatient facility and in an inpatient rehabilitation hospital.  There, Callie worked with kiddos who had genetic disorders, Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifidia, congenital limb deficiencies and other conditions requiring splinting and casting. Callie also worked with adults and adolescents with spinal cord injuries, amputations, general debilitations and orthopedic conditions.  Outside of the clinic, Callie enjoys going to the beach, spending time with her family and riding her three horses.

Becky Pala, M.S., CCC-SLP

Speech/Language Pathologist

Becky Pala and her husband moved to this amazing area five years ago to escape the hustle and bustle of Washington, DC. They are both native Pennsylvanians and have two daughters. Becky received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland, and her Master’s degree from San Diego State University in 2002. Since then, she has worked in the public schools, outpatient clinics, at a pediatric inpatient rehabilitation center in DC, and owned her own SLP business in Northern Virginia where she worked with children with physical disabilities in their homes. Becky is passionate about helping nonverbal children with physical disabilities communicate in their everyday environments with the assistance of low-tech and high-tech communication systems and devices. She also loves to implement Assistive Technology to help children access their environment. In her spare time, she loves being with her family, going to the beach, volunteering as a board member for the Navarre Pregnancy Resource Center, reading cookbooks, and trying out crazy new recipes on her family and friends!

Candice Wolff, R.B.T.

Registered Behavior Technician

Biography coming soon!

Natasha Gebhardt

Registered Behavior Technician

Biography coming soon!

Cara Roland

Tracey Rhodes

Office Managers

Maggie Anderson

Bookkeeper

Kevin Goolsby

Billing