Meet the friendly Donovan Rehab Team below...
Melissa Donovan 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.
Emily Daniels, M.S., CCC-SLP
Emily received her Bachelor of Science degree in Speech Language Pathology and Audiology, as well as a Master of Science degree in Speech Language Pathology, from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.
Since 2015, Emily has been working with children with various communication disorders, including children with articulation, phonological, language and fluency disorders. She has worked with children with Autism, Down’s Syndrome, and Traumatic Brain Injury. Emily is a caring and passionate therapist who wants to ensure that all children receive the services they need.
Emily has always experienced joy while working with children and feels blessed to have found such a rewarding profession in which to share her gift with others. She enjoys working with parents to help improve a child’s speech and language abilities. Emily holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association and is licensed to practice in the state of Georgia.
Chris Hicks was born and raised in Pembroke, GA. He enjoys playing golf, is an enthusiastic Georgia sports fan and a local foodie. He received both his Bachelor of Science in Education in Communication Sciences and Disorders as well as his Master of Education in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia. Chris received a wide variety of experiences in his graduate school experience, including working with children with autism, cerebral palsy, language and speech sound disorders and children who used AAC devices.
Chris received approximately six years of speech therapy as a child for his articulation and feels a strong desire to give back and help others who experience challenges in articulation as well. Chris is licensed by the state of Georgia and in his Clinical Fellowship for Speech-Language Pathology.
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.
Donovan Rehab is in search of a Pediatric Part-time Speech Pathologist as well as a Pediatric Part-time Occupational Therapist for our growing caseloads.
We are located in Hinesville, GA (less than 5 minutes from Fort Stewart Military Base).
CF's are welcome to submit inquiries as well.
Please email your resume or inquiries to with the subject line "Job Opening"
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.