Kristi Penouilh, OTR/L
Jenna Scanlan, DPT
Jenna is a recent transplant to Charlotte. She has been working as a Doctor of Physical Therapy for over four years; majority of the time in pediatrics to include some training in the NICU, but also outpatient adult and acute care adult. Her passion is working with pediatrics, specifically infants. In her spare time, she likes to explore her new city, exercise, travel, and spend time with family and friends.
Jennifer Dyba, DPT
Jennifer has been practicing physical therapy for over five years and has spent her entire career specializing in the field of pediatric therapy. Jennifer received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Florida (Go Gators!). She immediately found her true passion of working with children. Jennifer has extensive experience working with infants and children from the age of 3 weeks to 18 years with varying medical history and diagnoses. She and her husband are new to the Charlotte area. In her free time she loves hiking, baking, trying new restaurants and spending time with her friends and family.
Tori Southerland, OTR/L
Tori received her Masters in Occupational Therapy in 2016. Shortly after that, she left Maryland and moved to Charlotte! She has been practicing OT for 4 years in various settings including outpatient pediatric facilities, schools, daycares and homes. In these settings, Tori has worked extensively with ADHD, developmental delays, sensory processing disorder, Autism, OCD, Down Syndrome, fine motor delays, visual motor integration delays, and a variety of other diagnoses. Tori is certified in Handwriting Without Tears, Therapeutic Listening and Reflex Integration through Move Play Thrive. Outside of work, Tori enjoys the outdoors, barre classes and spending time with her husband, daughter Olivia and dog, Adelaide.
Stephanie O' Connell, DPT
Ruba Raza, DPT
Ruba is a local to the Raleigh Area and has returned following completing her doctorate in physical therapy. Her favorite thing about being a pediatric physical therapist is seeing her patients get stronger and helping them meet their goals. Some of her hobbies include hiking, reading, and anything that involves the outdoors. She also loves plants and taking care of her garden.
Sadie Hoyga, OTR/L
Sadie has been practicing occupational therapy and working with the pediatric population since graduating from Towson University in 2018 with a Master of Occupational Therapy. She spent her first year working in an outpatient setting before transitioning to home-based therapy. She has worked with children of all ages with various diagnosis including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity, pre-mature birth, developmental delays, sensory processing disorders and fine motor delays. She has additional training in pediatric feeding and sensory and reflex integration. When not practicing OT, Sadie enjoys spending time with her family and friends, rock climbing, running, and traveling.
Shawn Leis, PT
Shawn is the owner and a physical therapist at Little Feet Physical Therapy. With over 10 years experience, she graduated from Saint Louis University with a Masters in Physical Therapy. She has spent time working in a variety of settings, but found her true passion in pediatrics about 9 years ago. She specializes in working with children as young as 2 months old with diagnoses of developmental delays, cerebral palsy, Down's Syndrome, ASD, and various genetic disorders. She is a certified in Therapeutic Listening and has had additional training in sensory integration, torticollis, kinesio tape, and ADHD management. In her free time she enjoys spending time outside running, hiking, or just hanging out with her husband and their 2 dogs.
Carrie Burns, OTR/L
Carrie has been practicing occupational therapy for over 15 years. She spent a majority of her career working with acute rehab and long term acute care patients with a variety of diagnoses but her passion during that time was patients with neurological deficits and brain injuries. After a move from Connecticut to the Charlotte area, Carrie was hoping for a new challenge when an opportunity opened with Little Feet Therapy. Always up for an adventure, Carrie jumped in with two feet. When not practicing OT, Carrie enjoys spending time with her two boys and husband where they love testing out new recipes, finding the best ice cream spots and playing soccer where Carrie is an assistant coach for her youngest.
Kristi Penouilh, OTR/L
Kristi moved to the Charlotte area in September 2019. She had been practicing pediatric
occupational therapy in Louisiana since receiving her Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational
Therapy in 2002 from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans.
Kristi has worked in a variety of settings, including the NICU, outpatient pediatric clinics, homes,
daycares, and schools. Kristi also developed and implemented a variety of therapy handwriting
programs and has experience providing optometric visual training under a supervised treatment
program to clients of all ages. Kristi is certified in Therapeutic Listening and is a certified Interactive
Outside of work, Kristi and her husband have two active little boys and enjoy spending time
with family and friends, hiking, and traveling.
St. Louis, MO
Carrie Choate, PT
Carrie is a St Louis native and graduated with a masters in physical therapy from Saint Louis University in 2007. She has spent her entire career working in pediatrics with the special school district and providing in home therapy. She has worked with children of all ages and all abilities with diagnosis including, but not limited to ASD, cerebral palsy, downs syndrome, and muscular dystrophy. In her free time you can find her at one of her three children's soccer games or dance recitals, running, indulging in sweets, or relaxing with her husband.
Jamie Schonoff, OTR/L
Jamie has been an occupational therapist for over 12 years. She has spent the majority of her career in schools working with individuals ranging from 3 years to 21 years old, and has also worked in early intervention birth-three year old population. Jamie's true passion lies in functional and holistic occupational therapy and helping individuals reach their utmost potential. When she's not providing occupational therapy, she loves spending time with her husband and three kids.
Reshma D'Souza, OTR/L
Mallory McKenna, DPT
Mallory is a graduate from the University of Missouri where she received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. She had dedicated much time to working with kids with disabilities and getting them involved in sports such as swimming, track, gymnastics, ice skating, basketball, and cycling. She as worked with children of all ages from newborn to 20 years of age and all abilities including diagnosis but not limited to: spina bifida, cerebral palsy, ASD, traumatic brain injuries, encopresis, osteogenesis imperfecta, and lower extremity amputations. In her free time she enjoys traveling, watching her favorite sports teams (Go Chiefs!) and hiking.