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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.
Rima Saliba, M.S. CCC-SLP, graduated from Northern Illinois University with her Master’s Degree in Communication Disorders in 2004. She has worked in a variety of settings across the US and has worked internationally.
“In my third year of college, while pursuing a degree in French and German, I came across a book ‘Nobody Nowhere’ (an autobiography of an Australian autistic girl) and I fell in love with her world. I started researching and learning about autism and how it affects language development. One of my professors recommended taking speech and language classes as elective courses. I enjoyed them so much that I applied for the Communication Disorders graduate program. I have enjoyed every case and every setting I worked at since graduating.”
Rima has a wide range of experience but has been treating in pediatrics for over 20 years. She has worked with a variety of delays and diagnoses. She is fluent in English, French, and Arabic. She conducts evaluations in these languages and uses her skills to help families that would otherwise be unable to communicate with their speech language pathologist. Rima loves traveling and visiting her family overseas.