Meet the friendly Donovan Rehab Team below...
EdS, M.S., CCC-SLP
Melissa Donovan received her Bachelor of Science degree in Pre-Physical therapy from Oakwood University in Huntsville, AL. She then continued on to Alabama A&M University where she received a Master of Science in Communicative Sciences and Disorders. Melissa is an energetic therapist who will go over and beyond the call of duty to ensure that a child is receiving the best, quality therapy services for his/her needs. She has worked in the private practice setting treating children with developmental, articulation, language, and fluency disorders secondary to autism, cerebral palsy, and downs syndrome. Melissa has also taken continuing education classes focused on; Sensory disorders and ADHD in children, Speech Sound Disorders, Apraxia, Autism, and various other disciplines.
Melissa is licensed in the state of Georgia and certified by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association. She has always possessed a sincere love for children and wanted to be able to understand children from a developmental perspective in addition to speech. As a result she decided to further her education in the field of Early Childhood. She completed her Educational Specialist degree in Early childhood in December 2014. She also completed the first level of PROMPT training to aid children with severe apraxia and other articulation delays. She firmly believes that the speech therapy progress of a child is based on serving the child’s speech needs as well as his/her developmental needs. She further believes that successful speech therapy requires team work and collaborative efforts from the clinician, parents, medical community and the school system.
Kirstin was born and raised in and around Hinesville, GA. When she became older she moved to Maryland where she started attending the Community College of Baltimore. While attending school online Kirstin began a career in child-care. While at the child- care facility Kirstin worked diligently until she was promoted to Assistant Director. Kirstin loves children and enjoys working with them in all environments. She has four of her own children and enjoys each and every moment of raising them and helping them live fulfilling lives. Kirstin also has a deep love for animals and has 3 rescue animals. During her free time Kirstin enjoys crafting, photography, activities outdoors and quality family time.
Julie graduated with her Bachelor's degree in Healthcare Administration from Purdue Global University and earned her Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Georgia Southern University.
Her practicum experience includes working with pediatrics and adults with a variety of communication needs and disorders including early intervention, autism spectrum disorder, down syndrome, apraxia of speech, speech sound disorders, disfluencies, traumatic brain injury, aphasia, and dementia. Julie recognizes the unique and individual needs of each child and strives to create a well-rounded treatment approach to meet their communication goals. She believes in taking a client and family centered approach to help caregivers learn and incorporate therapeutic strategies in everyday activities.
Outside of work Julie enjoys going to the beach, reading, catching up on her favorite shows, and finding outdoor activities to participate in with her family.
Sullivan received her Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Disorders, as well as a Master of Science in Speech Language Pathology from Harding University.
Sullivan has worked with a wide variety of populations and disorders, including Autism, Executive Dysfunction, hearing impairments, cerebral palsy, and swallowing disorders in children. Sullivan has experienced outpatient, public school, and private clinic settings.
Sullivan loves communicating with parents and children to find the most functional goals and activities. Sullivan is certified by the state of Georgia and has completed her Clinical Fellow in Speech Language Pathology.
MS, OTR/L, CCLS
Dani Kinsley is a pediatric occupational therapist (OT) and certified child life specialist (CCLS). She has an undergraduate degree in Child and Family Development from Georgia Southern University and a master's degree in Occupational Therapy from Touro University Nevada. She is licensed in OT by the state of Georgia, holds national registration through the National Board of Certification in Occupational Therapy, and is a nationally certified child life specialist through the Association of Child Life Professionals. Dani grew up in Richmond Hill, but she has lived and worked in Atlanta, Jacksonville, and Las Vegas over the last decade in pediatric and adult settings. Dani has professional experience working in outpatient and emergency pediatrics, organ transplant, and adult inpatient rehabilitation.
Professionally, Dani is most interested in sensory processing, infant development, feeding and sleep interventions, and working with children in the foster care system and adolescents with disabilities in transition to young adulthood. She has always enjoyed working with kids and genuinely enjoys building relationships with her clients and their families. Dani is a huge proponent of treating play as the center of childhood learning, and she enjoys the challenge of coming up with novel and fun ways to create play-based treatment sessions to address her clients' goals and needs. Outside of the clinic, she loves reading, kayaking, biking, traveling, napping, and spending time with her husband, young son, and spoiled, silly dogs.
Felicia received her Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders, as well as a Master of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Georgia Southern University- Armstrong Campus.
Felicia enjoys shopping, watching movies, and spending quality time with family. She received a wide variety of experiences in her graduate school practicums, including working with children with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Williams Syndrome, Down’s syndrome, language, and speech sound disorders. She has worked within multiple settings including private practice, school system, and the hospital.
Felicia is a persistent, resourceful, and adaptable therapist. She genuinely enjoys working with children and building relationships with their families.
Felicia is licensed by the state of Georgia and has completed her Clinical Fellowship for Speech-Language Pathology.