Lauren Bonasso, M.S.,OTR/L
Occupational Therapy Director
Lauren graduated from West Virginia University in 2010 where she earned a Masters of Occupational Therapy. She has experience treating a wide variety of populations and diagnoses, but specializes in pediatrics. She is certified in the Sequential Oral Sensory Approach to Feeding (SOS). In her spare time, Lauren enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends.
Kimberly Simms M.S.,OTR/L
Kim graduated from West Virginia University in 2012 with a Masters of Occupational Therapy. She has experience working with adult patients in a sub-acute inpatient facility and patients of all ages in outpatient clinics, though her focus is in the field of pediatrics. She is a certified provider of the Interactive Metronome training program and is becoming a Certified Handwriting Specialist. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, Mountaineer sports, and spending time with her family.
Office Assistant & Therapy Aide
Melinda graduated from Pierpont Community and Technical College with a degree in Phlebotomy, where she also earned her Lab Assistant Certificate. Melinda has an Associates Degree in Applied Science from Fairmont State University. She is currently a substitute teachers’s aide, who works with special needs, Pre-K and kinder-garden children.
In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, going to children’s sporting events, painting, live music, and playing with her mischievous dog, Otis.
Amanda Longwell, M.S.,CCC/SLP
Speech Therapy Director
Amanda graduated from West Virginia University with a Bachelors of Science in Speech Pathology and Audiology. She continued her education and received her Masters in Speech Pathology in 2003. Amanda specializes in voice and swallowing disorders as well as severe pediatric speech disorders. Amanda enjoys spending time with her husband and their 3 children. She is an avid Mountaineer fan who enjoys attending WVU football and basketball games.
Alyssa Nesler, M.S.,CCC/SLP
Speech Language Pathologist
Alyssa graduated from West Virginia University with a Bachelor of Science in Speech Pathology and Audiology, then proceeded to earn her Masters in Speech Language Pathology. She has experience both treating and evaluating many different disorders spanning a wide range of ages and abilities. Her experiences vary from working with adults in acute care to working with children in schools. Alyssa is certified to provide WV Birth to Three Services. In her spare time she enjoys shopping and spending time with her family, friends, and dog Kali.
Kayla Johnson, OTR/L
Kayla graduated in 2017 from West Virginia University with a Masters Degree in Occupational Therapy. She has experience working in a variety of settings including the school system, home health, and the nursing home. Although she enjoys working with all ages of patients, her passions is working in pediatrics. In her spare time, Kayla enjoys being involved with the church, spending time with family, kayaking, donuts, and traveling.
Cher has 36 years experience in the medical field. She enjoys reading, sewing ,and crafts. She enjoys spending time with family especially her granddaughter, Amyah. She also enjoys motorcycle riding with her husband, Corey.
Dierdre is a native of Fairmont, West Virginia. A mother of 2 wonderful children, Dierdre enjoys being with her family and friends, spending time outdoors and is a huge sports fan. In her spare time she loves to cook and garden.
Dani graduated from the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs with a Bachelor of Science in Health Science and a minor in psychology in May 2015. She graduated from Wheeling Jesuit University with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2018. In her spare time Dani enjoys physical activity, being outdoors, spending time with her family and friends, and traveling.