Austill’s is uniquely prepared to offer discipline-specific supervision to our schools and therapists which allows us to meet the highest standards for providing quality services in a cost-effective manner. Our staff are experts in best practice in programming for children and adolescents in schools.
Austill’s Clinical Management Team consist of 6 experienced school-based therapists who have earned advanced degrees in the following areas: Doctorate in OT, Masters in Education, SIPT Certification and Doctorate in PT. We are consistently involved in state and national association activities and events which keeps us abreast of service delivery trends and patterns. Our leadership team includes the following:
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Education: Arcadia University, Bachelors Degree in Psychology, Doctorate in Physical Therapy
Jen has been with Austill’s since 1999 first as a school based physical therapist working with preschool and school aged students before joining the management team in 2005 as a Placement Coordinator. Through her service at Austill’s she has been responsible for managing the hiring and recruiting of new therapists in the Placement Department and now leads the Austill’s team focusing on providing high quality, financially responsible, clinically excellent services to our educational partners in additional to overseeing the growth and acquisition of new school districts and agencies.
Education: University of Virginia, Masters in Education, specializing in Motor Learning, Ohio State University, Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Therapy, NDT certification, SIPT certification
Laura began working with Austill’s as a pediatric therapist in 1998 moving into a management role of Pediatric Coordinator in 2004. Laura brings a variety of clinical experiences including working in adult rehabilitation settings and also a clinical supervisor and mentor. She also has coordinated and co- founded continuing education programs in those settings. Currently, Laura works closely with our Educational Therapy Teams to lead the clinical operational management of Austill’s in collaboration with our educational school district partners including monitoring trends, services using our ACE database.
Education: Millersville University, Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education
Lynn joined Austill’s in 2003 and has held many different roles at Austill’s over the years including administrative functions, database development and management/agency administrative support. In her current role she is responsible for the oversight of our ACE database system and its reporting features. In addition, Lynn participates in the analysis, acquisition, growth and development of new agencies.
Education: University of Pittsburgh, Occupational Therapy; Juniata College, BS in Psychology and Biology, SIPT certification
Laura has worked with Austills since 2006 as a pediatric school based therapist before joining the management team in 2011. Her background includes pediatrics, adult rehabilitation and management. Laura is responsible for oversight of the recruiting and hiring processes with our Educational Placement Team.
Education: West Chester University, Masters Degree in Counseling concentration in higher education and student affairs.
Elyse manages the Clinical Fieldwork Program, which provides school based experiences to graduate level therapy students in university programs.
Denise has been with Austill’s since 1996. She is responsible for data entry and accountability compilation and has extensive computer related office experience.
Education: Texas Women’s University, Master in Physical Therapy; Arcadia University, Doctorate in Physical Therapy
Glen became a pediatric therapist with Austill’s since 2005 before joining the management team in 2008. Glen brings a diverse background to the Austill’s team including an accounting degree, and PT experiences in many settings including outpatient pediatrics, adult rehabilitation and management.
Education: Penn State University, Masters Degree in Health Services 1986, Quinnipiac College, Bachelors Degree in Occupational Therapy.
Wendy joined Austill’s in 2008 as a pediatric therapist and then moved to a management position in 2017. Wendy brings to Austill’s an extensive background in management and program development in a variety of pediatric and adult settings. She is also a skilled clinician in pediatrics and adult therapy.
Education: Temple University, Masters degree and doctorate degree in Physical Therapy
Kristin joined Austill’s as a pediatric therapist in 2003 and joined the management team in 2007. Prior to joining Austill’s Kristin worked in both pediatric and adult setting and also have experience with aquatic therapy.
Education: Elizabethtown, Occupational Therapy Degree, SIPT certification
Maria joined Austill’s in 2007 as a pediatric therapist and then moved in to a management position in 2010. Maria brings to Austill’s a background in management, pediatrics and adult therapy.
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Education: University of the Sciences, Bachelors in Health Sciences and Masters in Physical Therapy
Amy has been with Austill’s since 2005, joining the Management team in 2017. Amy has clinical experience in acute care, management, hippotherapy and pediatrics.
Education: Eastern, Bachelor’s in Psychology
Valerie joined Austill’s in 2002, presently serving as Office Manager. She earned her Bachelors in Psychology from Eastern University.
Education: West Chester University, Bachelor’s in Education
Tara joined Austill’s in 2010. She earned her Bachelors in Education from West Chester University.
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Barb joined Austill’s in 2005, presently serving as an Executive Administrative Assistant.
Education: Albright College
Rachael joined Austill’s in 2012. Rachael graduated from Albright College and earned her Certificate of Completion from Connecticut School of Broadcasting.
Carol joined Austill’s in 1993.
Education: Bloomsburg University
Betsy joined Austill’s in 2003. Betsy graduated from Bloomsburg University.
Tina joined Austill’s in 2005, presently serving as an Administrative Assistant to several Pediatric Coordinators as well as the administration of Austill’s Continuing Education Program.
Michelle joined Austill’s in 2008. Michelle graduated from Bloomsburg University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration.