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Our Staff

Leadership Team

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Lynn Lopez

Vice President of Educational Services
lynn@austills.com

610-363-7009 x216

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.

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Laura Gladden, M.Ed., OTR/L

Director of Clinical Services for Educational Services
laura@austills.com

610-363-7009 x202

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.

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Laura Boyle Nester, OTR/L

Director of Recruitment for Educational Services
laurab@austills.com

610-363-709 x226

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.

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Jessica Johnston, PT, DPT

Manager of Recruitment for Educational Services
jessica@austills.com

610-363-7009 x 301

Education: Arcadia University, Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy; Oakland University, Master’s degree in Physical Therapy

Jessica began working with Austill’s Educational Therapy Services in 2017, joining the management team in 2022. Prior to joining Austill’s, Jessica worked in both pediatric and adult settings.

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Kimberly Cole, COTA/L

Manager of Marketing for Educational Services
kim@austills.com

610-363-7009

Education: Cabrini University, Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Management, Philadelphia University, Associate’s degree in Occupational Therapy

Kim joined the management team in 2022. As a seasoned marketing professional and a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant, Kim brings with her years of experience both clinically and in business development.

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Glen Birmingham, PT, DPT

Manager of Educational Therapy
glen@austills.com

610-363-7009 x203

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.

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Wendy Coulter, OTR/L

Manager of Educational Therapy
wendy@austills.com

610-363-7009 x219

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.

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Kristin Engel, PT, DPT

Manager of Educational Therapy
kristin@austills.com

610-363-7009 x225

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.

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Cathy Goodman, MS, OTR/L

Manager of Educational Therapy
cathy@austills.com

610-363-7009 x 241

Education: Eastern Kentucky University, Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy, Doctoral candidate Fall 2022; Elizabethtown College, Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Therapy

Cathy has worked with Austill’s Educational Therapy Services since 2005, joining the management team in 2021. Prior to joining Austill’s, Cathy worked in adult settings, management in an academic medical center, and has current interest and experience in working with autistic students as well as animal assisted therapy in OT practice.

 

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Maria Lehman, OTR/L

Manager of Educational Therapy and Professional Development
maria@austills.com

610-363-7009 x205

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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Elena Spearing, MA, PT, DPT, PCS

Manager of Educational Therapy
elena@austills.com

610-363-7009 x 203

Education: Temple University, Master’s degree and Doctorate in Physical Therapy, LaSalle University, Master’s degree in Bilingual/Bicultural Studies

Elena has worked with Austill’s since 2013, joining the management team in 2022. Elena brings to Austill’s years of experience in pediatrics, including management positions and serving as an adjunct faculty member in pediatrics.

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Amy Vanic, MPT

Manager of Educational Therapy
amy@austills.com

610-363-7009 x 207

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.