Meet our team of Pediatric therapistS

Our highly trained, licensed therapists have advanced degrees in their areas of specialty with ongoing continuing education to advance their knowledge in pediatric skills.

Support Staff

Meet the MPTS Support Team

Cynthia Secura

CEO and Founder

Penny Haywood

COO/Co-Owner

Cynthia Secura

CEO and Founder

Cyndi is a Licensed Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant. AS in Occupational Therapy. She has 24 years of diverse pediatric experience.

Penny Haywood

COO/Co-Owner

Graduated in 2003 at UNC at Pembroke with a Bachelors in Business Administration with a concentration in management. She has been in the medical field for 17 years.

Adriana Aguirre

Intake Coordinator (Rockingham Clinic) and Interpreter for all MPTS clients

Loraine Carpenter

Front Office Coordinator
(Southern Pines Clinic)

Jordyn Cook

Intake Coordinator (Troy & Albemarle Clinics)

Danielle Davis

Billing
Representative

Brittany Davis

Front Office & Mental Health Coordinator

Julie Lane

Intake Coordinator
(West End & Southern Pines Clinics)

Melissa Osterbur

Administrative Assistant to COO

Breanna Radford

Authorization
Specialist

Tara Ritter

Intake Coordinator (Autism Center)

Avery Secura

Credentialing
Specialist

Adriana Aguirre

Intake Coordinator (Rockingham Clinic) and Interpreter for all MPTS clients

She has been working with MPTS since 2014. She assists therapists with translating for our Hispanic population.

Loraine Carpenter

Front Office Coordinator
(Southern Pines Clinic)

Jordyn Cook

Intake Coordinator (Troy & Albemarle Clinics)

Jordyn is the Intake Coordinator/Receptionist at our Albemarle location. She resides in Denton with her husband Daniel and 2 fur babies Max & Waylon. In her free time, she enjoys cleaning, decorating, and singing with her husband in his band. With her role at MPTS she most looks forward to building a relationship with all the kiddos at our office.

Danielle Davis

Billing
Representative

Danielle Davis, joined our team February of 2019

Brittany Davis

Front Office & Mental Health Coordinator

Julie Lane

Intake Coordinator
(West End & Southern Pines Clinics)

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Melissa Osterbur

Administrative Assistant to COO

Breanna Radford

Authorization
Specialist

Breanna joined MPTS in Dec. of 2020 as the front office receptionist at the West End Clinic.

Tara Ritter

Intake Coordinator (Autism Center)

Tara Maness Ritter, joined our team early in 2019, while raising 5 children, attended Sandhills Community College and received her ECE Certificate.

Avery Secura

Credentialing
Specialist

Occupational Therapist

Meet the MPTS Occupational Therapy Team

Brian Anisansel

COTA/L

Meredith Bryson

COTA/L

Leslie Burelson

COTA/L

Samantha Burris

COTA/L

Annah Furr

OTR/L

Casey Marks

COTA/L

Elizabeth Mataxis

OTR/L

Michael Nawalany

OTR/L

Rachel Pessagno

OTR/L

Laura Rand

COTA/L

Lindsay Simoneaux

COTA/L

Kamryn Spivey

COTA/L

Lori Stocum

COTA/L

Claire Taylor

MOT, OTR/L

Rose Thompson

COTA/L

Brian Anisansel

COTA/L

Brian attended Penn State University at Shenango.  Before moving to the great state of North Carolina in 2019, he lived in PA and NY.  Brian has been a COTA ( Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant)  for three years.

Meredith Bryson

COTA/L

Leslie Burelson

COTA/L

Leslie Graduated from Stanly Community College in 1989. She has been practicing for 28 years.

Samantha Burris

COTA/L

Annah Furr

OTR/L

Graduated from Cabarrus College of Health in 2016. She has been practicing for 4 years. Specialized in Pediatric Occupational Therapy.

Casey Marks

COTA/L

Casey attended to Cabarrus College of Health Sciences getting her Occupational Therapy Assistant degree. Graduated in 2020. She plans to go back for Masters in Occupational Therapy.

Elizabeth Mataxis

OTR/L

Beth is a Moore County native and a military wife with two kids. She graduated from UNC-Wilmington with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and from UNC-Chapel Hill with a master’s degree in occupational therapy. She has been an OT for 14 years.

Michael Nawalany

OTR/L

Rachel Pessagno

OTR/L

Rachel graduated from University of Southern Indiana in 2014. She has worked in a variety of pediatric settings including outpatient, school, and home health with patients birth to 21 years old with developmental disabilities including diagnoses such as autism, PDD, ADHD, ODD, sensory processing disorder, cerebral palsy, schizencephaly, seizure disorder, spina bifida, arthrogryposis multiplex congenita, brachial plexus injury, Down syndrome, Digeorge syndrome, Apert syndrome, Turner syndrome, syndactyly, shaken baby, optic nerve hypoplasia, feeding issues, vision/hearing impairment, prematurity, and developmental delay

Rachel enjoys volunteering with Healthy Kids running series, TOPS soccer, UNC hemiplegia constraint camp, Manna and Grace church special blessings children’s ministry

Laura Rand

COTA/L

Lindsay Simoneaux

COTA/L

Lindsay is a NC Licensed Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant. She received her degree from Keiser University and has been practicing since 2015 in a variety of settings including, school systems, daycare’s and out-patient clinics.

COTA/L

Lori Stocum

COTA/L

Lori is a NC Licensed Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant. She earned her degree from Cabarrus College of Health and Science in 2015 and has a passion for working with children. Lori has a special interest in Sensory Integration Therapy and is a Certified Mental Health Aide.

Claire Taylor

MOT, OTR/L

Claire is a National Board Certified, NC Licensed Occupational Therapist with a Masters in Occupational Therapy.

Rose Thompson

COTA/L

Speech Language Pathologist

Meet the MPTS Speech Language Pathologist Team

Lynn Adams

SLP

Carson Barbee

SLP

Shana Cameron

SLP-Assistant

Christine Campbell

SLP

Nicole David

SLP-Assistant

Jean Harrison

SLP

Anna Lassing

SLP-Assistant

Angela Leonard

SLP

Cindy McNeill

SLP-Assistant

Veronica Meert

SLP-Assistant

Ashely Morgan

SLP

Danielle Reitzel

SLP-Assistant

Christine Rudy

SLP-Assistant

Jenna Sampson

SLP-Assistant

Leslie Sinclair

SLP

Sherry Johnson- Swann

SLP-Assistant

Alyssa Taylor

SLP-Assistant

Linda Tufts

SLP

Erica Vasquez

SLP

Ashley Williams

SLP

Lynn Adams

SLP

BS  in speech language pathology from Florida State University, MS from FSU. PhD from University of Tennessee
Specialty: Autism Spectrum Disorder, child language disorders

Carson Barbee

SLP

Carson attended UNC Greensboro for both undergraduate and graduate school. Her graduate project focused on training Special Olympic athletes in public speaking to encourage advocacy. She also has experience with inpatient acute care, NICU, schools and pediatric home health. In her free time, she love hiking with her dogs, watching/re-watching Friends, and checking out new restaurants with her fiancé!

Shana Cameron

SLP-Assistant

Christine Campbell

SLP

MA in speech language pathology University of Central Florida. Practicing 16 years within pediatrics.

Nicole David

SLP-Assistant

Jean Harrison

SLP

Jean has over 25 years of experience. She graduated from UNC-Greensboro and is passionate about communication in part because she needed speech therapy as a child due to stuttering.

Anna Lassing

SLP-Assistant

Graduated from Fayetteville Technical Community College in 2010. She has been practicing for 7 years.  Specialized in Pediatric Speech Therapy.

Angela Leonard

SLP

Angela is an ASHA Certified NC licensed Speech Language Pathologist. Angela earned her degree from UNC at Chapel Hill and has 28 years experience specializing in pediatrics with an interest in language development.

Cindy McNeill

SLP-Assistant

Cindy is a NC Accredited Speech Language Pathology Assistant. She earned her Associates as a Speech Language Assistant from Fayetteville Technical College and has 14 years of pediatric experience. Cindy has a special interest in apraxia of language and AAC devices.

Veronica Meert

SLP-Assistant

Ashely Morgan

SLP

Danielle Reitzel

SLP-Assistant

Christine Rudy

SLP-Assistant

Christine grew up in Hope Mills , NC. She served in the US Army and  has been married for 15 years. She is also the proud mom of 3 beautiful kids, Magen 12 years old, Nathaniel, 9 years old, and Matthew 7 years old. She graduated the  SLP- Assistant program with honors from FTCC. She have been serving children in the area for 4 years. Christine enjoy camping and spending quality time with her family and going to church.

Jenna Sampson

SLP-Assistant

Leslie Sinclair

SLP

Leslie is a Speech Language Pathologist with over 30 years of experience.

Sherry Johnson-Swann

SLP-Assistant

Erica Vasquez

SLP-Assistant

Linda Tufts

SLP

Erica Vasquez

SLP

Ashley Williams

SLP

Graduated from SC State University in 2009. She has been practicing for 11 years.

Physical Therapist

Meet the MPTS Physical Therapy Team

Allison Averitt

PT

Linda Fraley

PTA

Nicole Grates

PT

Cheri Hathcock

PTA

Rebecca Jones

PTA

Michelle Moran

PTA

Paige Mouledous

PTA

Heather Ontiveros

PTA

Elizabeth Peterson

PTA

Amber Reynolds

PTA

Jessica Wlodarski

PT

Allison Averitt

PT

Linda Fraley

PTA

Linda is a licensed Physical Therapy Assistant and has been with MPTS since 2020.

Nicole Grates

PT

Nicole (Nicki) Grates attended Furman University where she received her Bachelors of Science in 2009.  She attended Elon University and received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2012.  She has been practicing in Moore County since 2012 and has extensive experience in working with children ages birth to five years old.  She practice’s Stanley Greenspan’s Floortime Approach and specializes in working with children with torticollis, ASD, and non-integrated primitive reflexes.  In her spare time, Nicki enjoys playing volleyball, grilling out with friends and family, and spending time with her Corgi.  She enjoys watching college football (We are…Penn State!!) and college basketball (Let’s Go Duke!!).

Cheri Hathcock

PTA

Cheri is a NC Licensed Physical Therapy Assistant. She received her degree from Stanly Community College and has been practicing since 1993. She has experience with pediatrics, outpatient rehab, home health and geriatrics. Cheri enjoys spending time with family and friends, and taking trips to the beach and mountains.

Rebecca Jones

PTA

Michelle Moran

PTA

She joined the MPTS as a Physical Therapy Assistant in 2020 and is well versed in a broad range pf pediatric settings.

Paige Mouledous

PTA

Heather Ontiveros

PTA

Heather is a NC Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant. She earned her Associates as a PTA from Gateway Community College. She has 7 years in the field and has a great passion for working with children.

Elizabeth Peterson

PTA

Elizabeth is a National Board Certified NC Licensed Physical Therapist earning her Masters Degree from the University of Miami. She has over 30 years diverse experience in pediatrics.

Amber Reynolds

PTA

Jessica Wlodarski

PT

Jessica earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of North Carolina Asheville and her Doctor of Physical Therapy from the Medical University of South Carolina.

Applied Behavior Analysis

Meet the MPTS ABA Team

Andrea Anderson

RBT

Melissa Askew

RBT

Cydney Baldwin

RBT

Angela Caviness

RBT

Brianna Chriscoe

RBT

Anjel Cruz

RBT

Paula Daigle

RBT

Jennifer Hill

BCaBA

Josh

RBT

Katie Koerner

RBT

Dominique Marston

RBT

Mary Morrow

BCBA

Amy Rees

BCaBA

Andrea Anderson

RBT

Melissa Askew

RBT

Melissa is a Registered Behavior Technician who joined the MPTS team at the Autism Center in 2020.

Cydney Baldwin

RBT

Angela Caviness

RBT

Brianna Chriscoe

RBT

Brianna is a Registered Behavior Technician. She joined the MPTS team at the Autism Center in 2019.

Anjelica Cruz

RBT

Paula Daigle

RBT

Jennifer Hill

BCaBA

Jennifer is a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst. She joined the MPTS at the Autism Center team in 2020

Josh Hill

RBT

Josh is a Registered Behavior Technician who has been with the MPTS team since 2019.

Katie Koerner

RBT

Dominique Marston

RBT

Mary Morrow

BCBA

Mary is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst with over nine years of experience.

Amy Rees

BCaBA

Amy is a Registered Behavior Technician at the Autism Center. Amy has been with MPTS since 2020.

Mental Health Counseling

Meet the MPTS Mental Health Team

Jessica Lykes

LCMHCA

Jessica Lykes

LCMHCA