Team Members

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Julie Melton, PT, PCS
(Pictured with husband Charlie and Border Collie extraordinaire, Tag)

Cheif Stewardship Officer
&
Director of Physical Therapy

Julie has been a pediatric physical therapist for 20 years and a Board Certified Specialist in Pediatric Physical Therapy for 10 years.  Her passions for working with children include, complex gait training, pediatric balance and vestibular rehabilitation, birth to 3 populations, cerebral palsy and other neurological conditions, hippotherapy and aquatic therapy.  She is a huge supporter of adapted tricycles and adapted sports.  She created Ballerina Dreams, an all-abilities dance class that has been enjoyed for more than 10 years in Central Texas in partnership with Joy's School of Dance.  

Julie and Charlie have 5 kids and enjoy God's blessing of living on a farm with many pets including dogs, cats, cows, ducks, geese and lots of wild animals as well!

Two of Julie's favorite Bible verses are:

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. - Romans 15:13

All things are possible for one who believes. - Mark 9:23

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Jim Horn, OTR/L, CKTP

Director of Occupational Therapy

Coming Soon

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Christina Rivera Ortiz, M.S., CCC - SLP

Director of Speech Therapy

Christina has been a pediatric bilingual speech language pathologist for 10 years.  She can speak both English and Spanish.  Christina worked in school districts for the first 2 years of her career and for the last 8 years she has worked in pediatric outpatient clinics.  She is working on completing her online clinical doctorate with Nova Southeastern University.  Some of her main passions include working and advocating for bilingual children and their families, children diagnosed with developmental disorders such as autism and cerebral palsy.   She strongly believes that everyone deserves a voice and that communication is the essence of human life. 


Christina currently lives in Temple, TX with her husband Doug and Bombay cat, Olivia.  They love to travel and going to the movies.

 

Physical Therapy

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Kimberly Janecka, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Coming Soon

Halia Mahan, PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant

Coming Soon

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Leah Harris, PT

Physical Therapist

Coming Soon

Rosemary Herrera, PTA

Physical Therapy Assistant

Rosemary is a Physical Therapy Assistant at our Waco location. Her special interest includes aquatic therapy. In her free time, Rosemary enjoys: gardening, yard art, watching Netflix, as well as ministry studies.

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Paru Shah, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Paru is a Physical Therapist. Paru has special interests in using ASL and orthopedic sports. Paru enjoys going hiking, visiting the lake, playing with puppies and playing ultimate frisbee.

Misty Losak, PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant

Coming Soon

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Lisa Shelton, PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant

Coming Soon

Rachael McReynolds, PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant

Coming Soon

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Bret Gardner, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Bret is a Physical Therapist at our Belton location. His special interest includes sports and orthopedics. In his free time, Bret's hobbies consist of: hiking, exercising, playing sports/water activities and hanging out with his dog.

Tayla Nicholas, PT, PCS

Physical Therapist
Board Certified Specialist in Pediatric Physical Therapy

Coming Soon

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Tracee Cahak, PT

Physical Therapist

Coming soon

 

Occupational Therapy

Dealing with health issues can be a difficult situation. You shouldn’t have to go it alone. The Hope & Believe Pediatric Therapy team of certified, highly skilled, and experienced care providers always has our patients’ best interests and wellbeing at heart. Meet the faces that are running our Physical Therapy Clinic, and schedule an appointment today.

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Hailee Haney OTR/L, MOT

Occupational Therapist

Hailee is an Occupational Therapist at our Waco location. In her free time, Hailee enjoys playing soccer, running, cooking and baking. Her special interests include: sensory regulation, kinesiotaping and telehealth.

Annie Shiller, COTA

Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant

Annie is an Occupational Therapy Assistant at our Waco location. Some of her interests are early intervention, sensory regulation and gross motor skills. In her free time, she enjoys fishing, crafts, thrift shopping, exploring and encouraging people.

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Lety Guerrero, COTA

Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant

Coming Soon

Barbara Plemons, OT

Occupational Therapist

Coming Soon

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Lauren Shiller, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Lauren is an Occupational Therapist. Some of her special interests include Hippotherapy and NDT. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with horses and running.

Rada Walker, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Coming Soon

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Winny Soenaryo, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Coming Soon

Lisa Le, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Coming Soon

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Roger Rice, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Roger is an Occupational Therapist at our Waco location. Roger's special interests include sensory integration, kinesiotaping and hippotherapy. In his free time, Roger enjoys hiking, kayaking, reading, sports and playing card games.

Karen Hoglund, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Karen is an Occupational Therapist. Her special interests at work are sensory integration and pediatrics. Karen's hobbies include spending time with her family, Bible studies and fellowship, art, playing with her pets and thrifting.

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Michael Kelsey, COTA

Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant

Michael is an Occupational Therapist Assistant. His special interest at work is handwriting. Michael's hobbies include: hunting, fishing, gardening and playing video games.

 

Speech Therapy

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Pam Hanna, M.S., CCC - SLP

Speech Language Pathologist

Pam is a Speech Language Pathologist at our Waco location. Her special interests at work include autism and auditory processing. In her free time, Pam enjoys watching sports, hiking and traveling.

Emily Page, M.S., CCC - SLP

Speech Language Pathologist

Emily is a Speech Language Pathologist at our Waco location. Her special interest at work is learning about everything that therapy offers. Emily's hobbies are kayaking, hiking, playing board games and spending time with her friends.

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Debbie Tanguma, SLPA

Speech Language Pathologist Assistant

Debbie is a Speech Language Pathologist at our Waco location. At the office, Debbie is interested in behavior and language. In her spare time, Debbie enjoys reading, watching movies, and spending time with her family.

Kaitlyn Gose, M.S., CCC - SLP

Speech Language Pathologist

Kaitlyn is a native of Riesel, TX. She graduated with a B.A. in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Baylor University in 2014 and a M.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Baylor University in 2015. 


Kaitlyn has worked in schools, home health, and private practice. Kaitlyn’s area of expertise include articulation disorders and language delays specifically in Deaf/Hard of Hearing children. Kaitlyn is fluent in Signed Exact English (SEE). 


Kaitlyn enjoys playing with her dogs, spending time with family, and going to Baylor sporting events with her husband, Shawn.

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Eva Martinez, M.S., CCC - SLP

Speech Language Pathologist

Eva is a Speech Language Pathologist at our Waco location. At the office, her interests include articulation, feeding, language, and neurological disorders. In her spare time, Eva enjoys Baylor football, outdoor activities, singing, and watching Hallmark movies.

Carol Lutz, M.S., CCC - SLP

Speech Language Pathologist

Coming Soon

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Jilinda Robinson, M.S., CCC - SLP LSLS Cert. AVT

Speech Langauge Pathologist

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Skyler Donnelly, M.S., CCC - SLP

Speech Language Pathologist

     Skyler is a Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) originally from Anaheim, California. Skyler received her Bachelor’s Degree in Communicative Disorders from California State University, Fullerton. She received her Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Michigan State University in 2017. Skyler has evaluated and treated individuals with articulation and phonological disorders, language disorders, childhood apraxia of speech, stuttering, traumatic brain injury, autism spectrum disorders, down syndrome, craniofacial anomalies, feeding difficulties, and more.

     Skyler and her husband, Stephen, recently moved to Texas with their pet bunny rabbit. She currently lives in Temple. Skyler has lived in 5 states! In her free time, she enjoys hiking, cooking, reading, and learning to play the piano.

     Skyler is licensed by the state of Texas and has her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association. She looks forward to helping your child meet their speech and language goals!

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Mandie Vander Vorst, M.S., SLP - Intern

Speech Language Pathologist

Coming Soon

Nikki Fliegelman, M.S., SLP - Intern

Speech Language Pathologist

Coming Soon

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Administrative Leadership Team

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Evonne Fraga

Clinic Manager

Coming Soon

John Eagle

Marketing Director

John is our Marketing Director.
A few of John's special interests are coaching, economics and kid's ministry. During his free time, John enjoys fishing, playing volleyball and eating.

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Hannah Penson

Clinic Manager

Hannah is our Clinic Manager. In her free time, Hannah enjoys baking, painting and sleeping.

Ryan Lambert

Director of Business Development

Ryan is the Director of Business Development. Ryan enjoys playing video games during his free time.

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Waco Phone:(254) 848-6284 Belton Phone:(254) 598-2620

Fax:(254) 848-4193


Waco Clinic: 4900 Sanger Avenue; Waco, Texas 76710

Belton Clinic: 1008 Arbor Park Drive, Suite AB; Belton, Texas 76513

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