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:
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 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: 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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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.
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.
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.
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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.
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: 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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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.