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Rogers Bridge Pediatric Therapy strives to provide the best occupational and speech therapy. We achieve this by using the latest evidence based techniques, providing a fun environment for the children, providing parent education and in home programs, and by continuously reassessing the child's needs.
We serve the Duluth, Lawrenceville, Lilburn, Snellville, Norcross, Johns Creek, Suwanee, Dacula, Grayson, and other surrounding areas. We are in network with Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, Medicaid, Peachstate, Amerigroup, and CareSource. We accept all other major insurance plans.
Meet our Providers & Staff
Jessie Willis, M.Ed, CCC-SLP, graduated from Valdosta State University with her Bachelor’s Degree in 2008 and graduated with her Master's Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders in 2010. After working in the public school system and private clinics, she opened Rogers Bridge Pediatric Therapy in 2017.
“I have always enjoyed working with children, but I didn’t find my passion until I was in college. I had a wonderful college advisor who took the time to learn about me. After I was introduced to Speech Language Pathology, I immediately knew I wanted to do this for the rest of my life. I do not just treat patients. I play, counsel, advise, and celebrate successes with families.”
Jessie believes that there is no greater joy than helping a child to learn to communicate with family and friends. She has a wide range of experience and is especially passionate about early intervention. She excels when working with children with childhood Apraxia of Speech, Feeding Disorders, and Expressive and Receptive Language Delays. In addition to being the owner of Rogers Bridge, she maintains a full caseload and is a mentor for other speech language pathologists.
Cristina Jones, M.S. CCC-SLP, graduated with her Bachelor’s Degree in 1998 and her Master’s Degree in 2001 from Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven, Connecticut. She worked in the Connecticut Public Schools as well as the State Early Intervention Program before moving to Georgia in 2010.
“I knew I wanted to be a speech-language pathologist at a young age. I worked with adults with developmental disabilities in different residential settings in Rhode Island as a high school student. I quickly learned the importance of speech-language therapy as many of the residents required augmentative communication and sign language. After several internships in college, I quickly fell in love with the pediatric population. I love watching my kids and families grow and being a resource for them! I truly feel that I have been blessed with the best job in the world!”
Prior to working at Rogers Bridge Pediatric Therapy, Cristina worked in early intervention and private clinics. She has experience in working with the following: Autism, Apraxia, Down Syndrome, Expressive and Receptive Language Delays, Articulation-Phonological Disorders, Intellectual Impairments, Food Aversions, Dysphagia, and Oral Motor Weaknesses. Cristina’s passion is working in early intervention.
Amanda Machan-Neathawk, Officer Manager, has worked in pediatric therapy offices for 8 years. She has experience in billing, scheduling, and office management.
She has worked with Rogers Bridge Pediatric Therapy since before the company officially opened in September 2017. As the company grew, she continued assisting the owner with insurance and billing. She has brought a significant amount of knowledge to the company and has contributed to the company’s success. Today, she is the office manager and continues to keep everything running smoothly.
Victoria Mitchell, MS, OTR/L, graduated from the University of Tennessee with Her Bachelor’s in Education, Health, and Human Sciences in 2007 and her Master’s in Occupational Therapy in 2011 from the University of South Alabama. She has worked in medical facilities as well as outpatient clinics.
“My grandmother inspired me to become an Occupational Therapist. She required in home assistance after a fall. The Occupational Therapist was so kind and helpful to her. She helped my grandmother become independent again.”
Vicky enjoys working with all age groups and diagnoses. While she enjoys all her patients, she is especially passionate about sensory processing disorder, primitive reflexes, and visual processing disorder. She loves to collaborate with all professionals and believes that working together helps the child progress further. It is her aim to make sure all patients and their caregivers leave the session feeling successful, empowered, and confident in themselves and their home programs.
Melissa Shub, M.Ed, CCC-SLP, graduated with her Bachelor’s Degree in 2013 and graduated with her Master’s Degree in 2015. She has worked in public schools and in private therapy clinics.
“I have always wanted to make an impact in people’s lives and found my true calling working with children, especially those with special needs.”
Prior to joining Rogers Bridge Pediatric Therapy, Melissa implemented play-based therapy for functional communication and language development. Her experience includes therapy with difficulties including Autism, apraxia, Down Syndrome, expressive and receptive language delays, articulation delays, intellectual impairments, stuttering, food aversions, genetic disorders, oral dysphagia, oral motor weakness, voice disorders, significant developmental delay, emotional behavioral disorder, attention deficit hyperactive disorder, and attention deficit disorder.
Estefania Santana, M.S. CCC-SLP, graduated from Georgia State University with her Bachelor’s degree and graduated from Western Carolina University with her Master’s degree.
“When my parents first got to the United States, they didn’t speak or understand English. When I was growing up, I saw how difficult communication was for them and how others reacted to their difficulties. When I discovered speech language pathology, I knew I would be able to help individuals that only spoke Spanish and also had delays in communication, articulation, or feeding.”
Estefania enjoys working with all ages from early intervention to the adult populations. Her primary interest with the pediatric population is within feeding and oral motor skills. Estefania says her mission is to learn as much information as possible in order to make the biggest impact on the children she treats. She is constantly researching new techniques because of her love of learning new things. She also enjoys being creative and functional in her approach to therapy.
Debra Jordan, MA. CCC-SLP, graduated from Kean University with her Bachelor’s Degree in 2003 and her Master’s Degree in 2007. Debra has worked with schools, private clinics, as a private practitioner, and through the NJ State Early Intervention program.
"Growing up in NJ, I knew at a young age that I wanted to work with children. I spent some of my free time volunteering at the YMCA and other community programs. The programs that I worked with provided services to all in need whether children or adults. However, I gravitated towards working with the children that had special needs."
Prior to joining the Rogers Bridge Pediatric Therapy’s elite team, she worked with an exceptional group of therapeutic professionals providing diagnostic and therapeutic planning services for school age children with communication deficits and disorders. Debra's professional endeavors have given her the opportunity to work with children and young adults with varying communication disorders and deficits. Debra has experience working with children who have Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Down’s Syndrome, hearing impairment, feeding aversions, dysphagia, dysarthria, apraxia, articulation-phonological disorder and receptive and expressive language delay, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and attention deficit disorder, tongue thrust, oral motor weaknesses, emotional disorder, intellectual impairment, genetic disorders, significant developmental delay, voice, and fluency disorders of cluttering and stuttering.
Sydney Floyd, M.A., CF-SLP, graduated from the University of West Georgia with her Bachelor's Degree in 2020 and graduated with her Master's Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Hampton University in 2022.
"I have always loved working with children. When deciding my college major, my mother introduced me to one of her friends who was a Speech Pathologist. After learning about the variety of treatments you can provide and the impact you can make with children and adults, I knew this was the career for me."
Sydney thoroughly enjoys working with the pediatric population. Her primary interest is with early intervention and feeding. Sydney has made it her mission to ensure children she works with Succeed Over All Roadblocks (S.O.A.R). She is excited for this clinical fellowship opportunity with Rogers Bridge Pediatric Therapy.
Kylie Ellington, MS, OTR/L, CPAM, graduated from Brenau University with her Bachelor’s in Health Science with a pre-occupational therapy concentration in 2020 and her Master’s in Science in Occupational Therapy in 2022. She has experience in outpatient pediatrics as well as pediatric inpatient rehabilitation.
“My mom works in special education, and I have always enjoyed working with children with disabilities. I love occupational therapy because we use play as therapy, so kids rarely know they are actually doing therapy. I also love the variety of treatments that we can use, which means that my job is never boring.”
Kylie enjoys working with children of all ages and diagnoses. Her primary interests are sensory feeding therapy and early intervention. Kylie loves learning about new treatments to help patients feel confident, empowered, and successful.