Helping Each Child Achieve Success
Nancy Turner MS, CCC-SLP
Speech Language Pathologist
Founder & CEO
Nancy has over 40 years of experience treating children with speech, language, and fluency disorders. She received a Master’s of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology from East Carolina University, in addition to a Master’s in Special Education. Nancy has extensive experience and training in the treatment of many diagnoses including developmental language disorders, articulation/phonological disorders, Autism, Down’s syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Apraxia, and stuttering. She is trained in the Kaufman Speech Praxis Program as well as various oral-motor techniques, including the Beckman Oral-Motor Approach.
Kellie Wright MOT, OTR/L
Director of Occupational & Physical Therapy
Kellie is our director of occupational and physical therapy and has been with us since 2009! Kellie graduated with a Masters of Occupational Therapy from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. She has evaluated and treated children with a variety of diagnoses, including autism spectrum disorder, brain injuries, cerebral palsy, stroke, fine motor delays and feeding difficulties. She is trained in Beckman Oral Motor and sensory integration.
Janine King OTR/L
Janine was born and raised in the sunshine state. Janine received her undergraduate degree from the University of North Florida with a degree in Psychology and a concentration in child psychology. She then obtained her Masters in Occupational Therapy from the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, PA. Prior to discovering her passion for occupational therapy, she was a registered behavior technician, where she worked with the autistic population and specialized in behavioral analysis.
Lanna Koop OTR/L
Lanna joined the Coastal team in 2017. Lanna, originally from Ohio, attended Ohio State University, where she earned her undergraduate degree in Human Development and Family Science with a minor in early childhood education. She continued her education to pursue her Masters degree in Occupational Therapy from Shawnee State University in southern Ohio.
Marissa Gratza MS, CCC-SLP
Marissa graduated from the University of Central Missouri with a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Communication Disorders. Marissa has gained experience in a variety of settings, including acute care, school, and clinical settings.
Tara Cripe MS, CCC-SLP
Tara joined the Coastal Pediatric Therapy Center’s team in 2018 after completing her externship and clinical fellowship with Coastal. During her fellowship, Tara was a graduate student with Jacksonville University - receiving her Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology. She gained clinical experience in a variety of settings, including pediatric outpatient and private practice clinics, acute care, and serving within the Duval County Public School System. Prior to this, Tara completed her undergraduate studies at Florida Atlantic University, graduating Cum Laude.
Elizabeth Payne PT
Physical Therapist Elizabeth graduated from Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale with a Masters in Physical Therapy and has 22 years of experience as a physical therapist. Elizabeth felt a calling to focus on pediatric therapy after her son was diagnosed with Autism. As a physical therapist, she worked in various clinical settings to include adult and pediatric orthopedic outpatient, early intervention and Early Steps, and the school system in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties as an itinerant PT and with hospital homebound students.
Kathryn DeAngelis, MHA
A Jacksonville native, Kathryn obtained a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration as well as a Master’s of Healthcare Administration from the University of North Florida. Kathryn has been a part of Coastal Pediatric Therapy Center since 2008. She manages daily clinic operations, human resources, and strategic planning.
Danielle Tenny OTR/L
Danielle attended Florida State University where she received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a minor in Child Development. She then went on to receive her Master's of Occupational Therapy from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences. During her fieldwork experience, she received training at John’s Hopkins Outpatient Care in Fort Myers, FL. Before joining the Coastal team in August 2018, she worked in a variety of settings, including pediatric outpatient, school, inpatient rehabilitation, and acute care settings.
Toni was raised in a small town in Alabama and obtained a bachelor's degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management from the University of West Florida. After completing an internship with the Walt Disney Company, she strived to combine her passion for serving others and her skills in administration into a career path that led her to Coastal Pediatric Therapy Center.
Patient Services Coordinator
Bio coming soon!
Kelsey Gress MS, CCC-SLP
Kelsey graduated from the University of North Dakota with a Master of Science Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She also received a minor in American Sign Language/Deaf Studies and Psychology.