Helping Each Child Achieve Success

Nancy Turner

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.

Christy Duke MA, CCC-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist
Director of Speech & Language Therapy

Christy has been a part of Coastal since 2006 and brings over 20 years of experience to our team. She completed her Bachelor’s of Arts in Communicative Disorders from the University of Alabama prior to obtaining a Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Memphis.

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Kellie Wright

Kellie Wright MOT, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist
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.


Georganna Walker OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Georganna is a highly-skilled, dedicated, and effective occupational therapist with over 20 years of experience! She graduated from the Medical University of South Carolina and has treated in various pediatric settings, including school systems, in-patient, and outpatient facilities.

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Janine King OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

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.


Dani Montgomery MSOT, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Danielle was born and raised in Indiana. After graduating with her Bachelor’s in Movement and Sport Sciences at Purdue University, she received her Master’s in Occupational Therapy in Grand Rapids, MI.

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Lanna Koop

Lanna Koop OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

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

Speech-Language Pathologist

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.

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Tara Cripe

Tara Cripe MS, CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

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.


Kristal Ray MS, CCC-SLP, TSSLD

Speech-language Pathologist

Kristal joined the Coastal Team after relocating to Jacksonville from Queens, New York. Kristal holds her Bachelor of Science In Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and minor in Spanish Studies from Andrews University. She obtained her Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Adelphi University and currently holds New York and Florida professional licenses.  

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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.


Mary Kate Comberiate OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Mary Kate attended Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Missouri, where she received her Masters of Occupational Therapy degree. She has experience treating a variety of diagnoses, including Cerebral Palsy, Traumatic Brain Injury, genetic disorders, developmental delay, sensory processing, and autism spectrum disorders. She has provided family-centered services in the outpatient pediatric setting as well as NICU follow-up.

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Karli Taulbee PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Karli received a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology with a minor in Developmental Disabilities Studies from Florida State University and then went on to pursue her Doctorate of Physical Therapy Degree from the University of North Florida. While experienced in multiple settings, she has always had a passion for working in pediatrics.

Maddie Tripoli OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Bio coming soon!

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Kathryn DeAngelis

Kathryn DeAngelis, MHA

Practice Administrator

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.


Missie Driggers COTA/L, CKTP

Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant

Missie graduated from Keiser University with an A.S. degree in Occupational Therapy. She currently holds her board certification through NBCOT and is also a Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner. Her career began as a traveling therapist gaining experience working in both skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities. Always having a desire to work with children, Missie then relocated to Gainesville, FL where she dedicated 5 years to gain experience working with the pediatric population. She now has the pleasure of treating kids at Coastal in both the clinic and school setting.

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Danielle Tenny OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

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.


Erin McInnis

Director of Patient Services and Community Engagement

Originally from Jackson, Mississippi, Erin obtained a Bachelor's degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Ole Miss in 2014. Erin has a broad range of professional experience in various settings including sales, real estate, and marketing. 


Toni Hopkins

Billing Specialist

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.


Marie Peoples M.Ed, CCC-SLP

Speech-language Pathologist

Marie joined the Coastal team in 2019. Marie has a Master's degree in Counseling with a focus on pediatric treatment at the University of North Florida in addition she has completed a Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from Jacksonville University. She gained clinical experience in a variety of settings including pediatric outpatient clinics, private practice clinics, inpatient/outpatient rehab, and ....

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Rebecca Sanders

Patient Services Coordinator

Bio coming soon!

Kelsey Gress MS, CCC-SLP

Speech-language Pathologist

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.