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Rogers Bridge Pediatric Therapy strives to provide the best in home speech therapy. We also go to daycares and private schools. 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, Snellville, Norcross, Johns Creek, Suwanee, Roswell, Alpharetta and Dacula, 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.
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.
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.
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 Roger’s 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.