Meet Our Team

Experienced pediatric therapists & support staff to help your entire family thrive.

We know you have a lot on your plate. Worrying about your child's development shouldn't be one of them. Our team is passionate about supporting families like yours - so that your whole family can thrive.

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KATY BURGER,MS,OTR/L

"I love working with families at KTT because we get to share so much excitement each time their child achieves a new skill!"

KATY BURGER MS, OTR/L

Director of Occupational Therapy

kburger@kthriveot.com

Katy is a co-founder of Kids Thrive Therapy. She received a Master’s of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from Towson University. She has experience treating individuals of all ages to achieve independence and an improved quality of life. Katy has been primarily working with children since 2011 in public and non-public school settings as well as outpatient pediatric practices. She is Feed The Peds® Trained, and trained in the Sequential Oral Sensory Approach to Feeding as well as Handwriting Without Tears. Katy is passionate about advocating for children, connecting with families and celebrating each child’s accomplishments. Katy enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and running. She is a member of the Maryland Occupational Therapy Association and the American Occupational Therapy Association.

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ERIN PUESCHEL

"I love working with families at KTT because building a strong bond and coming together as a team gives each child the best opportunity to succeed and THRIVE!"

ERIN PUESCHEL, MS, OTR/L

Staff Occupational Therapist

epueschel@kthriveot.com

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JOHN ROBISON

"I love the atmosphere at KTT that is so full of passion, excitement, and joy!!!"

JOHN ROBISON

President & CEO

jrobison@kthriveot.com

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ADDIE STANG

"I love working with families at KTT because they are always willing to collaborate and learn in new and exciting ways. I love supporting and empowering families to help their children reach their goals."

ADDIE STANG
MS, OTR/L, ADHD-RSP

Staff Occupational Therapist

astang@kthriveot.com

John is a co-founder of KTT and a healthcare executive with many years of experience in the industry. He has held various roles in the functions of finance, HR, and operations in small, midsize, and large healthcare companies. At KTT, he leads the business management functions with a priority on client service, and creating a fun and engaging culture within the practice. John is a CPA and a graduate of Loyola University. He is an avid sports fan and enjoys playing basketball and golfing. John is married with two children and lives in the Baltimore area. John is also President of the Nolan Robison Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides assistance to children with mental health issues.

Addie Stang received her Master's Degree from Elizabethtown College. Addie completed her graduate research at Elizabethtown College, with a focus in pediatrics, interoception and emotional regulation. She presented this research at the American Occupational Therapy Association Conference. In addition, she was named the Distinguished College Athlete her senior year. Addie is a certified ADHD services provider and is Feed The Peds® Trained. During her free time Addie enjoys going to the beach! Addie is a member of the Maryland Occupational Therapy Association and the American Occupational Therapy Association.

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STEPHANIE UTZ
STEPHANIE UTZ, MS, OTR/L

Staff Occupational Therapist

sutz@kthriveot.com

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STACEY GREENBERG  MS, OTR/L 
STACEY GREENBERG MS, OTR/L

Staff Occupational Therapist

sgreenberg@kthriveot.com

Erin received her Master's Degree from Towson University.  She has treated patients of all ages but has a passion for working in pediatrics.  She has worked in private practice, school and skilled nursing facility settings and has experience in primitive reflex integration, neurological techniques, vision therapy, feeding therapy, sensory integration and is Beckman Oral Motor trained.  Erin is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association. During her free time, Erin loves spending time with family and friends, travel and staying active.  She is from New York (Yankee fan) but has grown to love Maryland over the years and lives in Baltimore City with her husband and two daughters.

Stephanie received her Master’s Degree in occupational therapy and her post-baccalaureate certificate in autism studies from Towson University. She is also a certified Tummy Time Method provider. Stephanie has experience with sensory-motor development and primitive reflex integration. Additionally, she has extensive knowledge in infant development as well as feeding difficulties and pre- and post- frenectomy therapy. She is Feed The Peds® Trained. During her free time, Stephanie loves spending time with family and friends- especially with her son, Daxten. She also loves the outdoors, camping, and racing. 

Stacey received her Master's Degree from Towson University. She has worked in transdisciplinary outpatient pediatrics and is trained in Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) approach to feeding (level 3) and is Beckman Oral Motor trained. She is also Feed The Peds® Trained. Additionally, Stacey specializes in treating children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Dyslexia. Stacey has worked closely with Speech Therapists learning how to use, modify, and integrate AAC and low-tech communication devices into sessions. In addition, she has worked with Board Certified Behavior Analysts to analyze the function of behaviors and support families to help improve their quality of life. Stacey also currently works in Hampstead where she teaches children and adults how to ride horses. During her free time, Stacey loves to ride her horse (Jazzy), Latin dance, cook, and spend time with her family and friends.

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ERIN HELMS, OTS
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LESLIE WALD
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MEREDITH LYNN
ERIN HELMS, OTD, OTR/L
LESLIE WALD, MS, OTR/L
MEREDITH LYNN, MS, OTR/L

Staff Occupational Therapist
ehelms@kthriveot.com

Staff Occupational Therapist
lwald@kthriveot.com

Staff Occupational Therapist
mlynn@kthriveot.com

Erin earned her entry-level Doctor of Occupational Therapy Degree from Nova Southeastern University. She has experience working in outpatient pediatrics, outpatient neurorehabilitation, adult mental health and inpatient adult rehabilitation. She also completed a doctoral capstone project where she developed programs and resources to help families develop healthy lifestyle habits. Erin is Feed The Peds® Trained who also works with children who have difficulty with executive functioning and emotional regulation, sensory processing skills, fine motor skills, gross motor skills, strength, coordination, and more. Erin is passionate about helping children become more independent while participating in meaningful activities. She is a member of the Maryland Occupational Therapy Association and the American Occupational Therapy Association. In her free time, Erin enjoys running, hiking, cooking, and spending time with friends and family.  

Leslie received her Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy. She has worked with individuals of all ages in inpatient, outpatient, early intervention and school-based settings across the country. She’s worked with critically ill children in the NICU and Pediatric ICU settings. Leslie has owned her own preschool-based OT practice, consulting with educators to strengthen developmentally appropriate tools and resources in the classroom, as well as working with students on skills to support age-appropriate development. She is trained in Handwriting Without Tears and has supported children of all ages using this curriculum. She loves working with families and educators to promote success. In her free time, Leslie enjoys spending time with her three kids and husband, going to the beach, and exercising. Leslie is a member of The Maryland Occupational Therapy Association and The American Occupational Therapy Association.developmentally appropriate tools and resources in the classroom, as well as working with students on skills to support age-appropriate development. She is trained in Handwriting Without Tears and has supported children of all ages using this curriculum. She loves working with families and educators to promote success. In her free time, Leslie enjoys spending time with her three kids and husband, going to the beach, and exercising. Leslie is a member of The Maryland Occupational Therapy Association and The American Occupational Therapy Association.

Meredith earned her Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy from Towson University and her Bachelors of Science in Biology from Loyola University Maryland. She has experience working in outpatient pediatrics and has a passion for working with children, previously an assistant kindergarten teacher. Meredith now loves working in outpatient pediatrics as an occupational therapist. As a graduate student, Meredith completed two fieldwork projects. One project involved building a sensory trail on an 80-acre hippotherapy farm in northern Maryland, designing stations targeting all of the senses aimed to improve children’s’ sensory and self-regulation. Her second fieldwork project involved using the Zones of Regulation program to help children learn and utilize self-regulation strategies to improve their ability to engage in their daily environment. During her free time, Meredith enjoys doing yoga and Pilates, cooking, and spending time with her friends and family, especially her two little nephews.

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KATE SMITH
CHIVAUN LEONARD
Kate Smith, MS, OTR/L, CPAM

Staff Occupational Therapist
ksmith@kthriveot.com

Chivaun Leonard, MS, OTR/L

Staff Occupational Therapist
cleonard@kthriveot.com

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Amanda Farr, MOT, OTR/L

Staff Occupational Therapist
afarr
@kthriveot.com

Kate received a Master’s of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from Towson University. She has experience in treating individuals of all ages to achieve independence and an improved quality of life. Kate has a primary passion for working with the pediatric population. Kate has worked in public and non-public schools, acute care, in-patient rehabilitation, outpatient, as well as private practice settings. She is trained in Handwriting Without Tears and is a Certified Physical Agents and Modalities Practitioner. When Kate is not working, you can find her at home spending time with her two daughters and husband. Her family enjoys the outdoors, hanging out with friends, and playing games. She also enjoys interior design and rehabilitating old pieces of furniture.

Chivaun earned her Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy from Towson University. She has worked in a variety of settings including comprehensive inpatient rehab, acute care, outpatient pediatrics, and schools. Most recently, she worked on multidisciplinary teams in a non-public special education school for children with complex developmental, behavioral, and medical needs. She has training in sensory integration and the DIR/Floortime approach. Chivaun is passionate about supporting sensory-motor, self-regulation, and executive functioning skills in children. She believes in promoting development and skill acquisition through child-led interventions. In her free time, Chivaun enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and son, getting lost in a good book, and cooking.

Amanda earned her Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Pittsburgh. She has worked with children her entire career, beginning at Kennedy Krieger School and most recently at a private practice outpatient clinic. Amanda has extensive experience with primitive reflex integration, sensory motor development, sensory regulation, and developmental milestone achievement. She finds so much joy and fulfillment working with children. In her free time, Amanda enjoys traveling, being in nature, playing softball and spending time with friends. 

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MADDIE MCVEARRY

Staff Occupational Therapist
mmcvearry@kthriveot.com

Maddie received her Master's Degree in Occupational Therapy from Towson University. She has gained experience working in adult outpatient rehabilitation at Pivot Physical Therapy and pediatric telehealth and pediatric inpatient rehabilitation at Kennedy Krieger Institute. Maddie has always had a passion for working with children and strives to help children and their families participate in everyday life meaningfully. During her free time, Maddie enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, exercising, and cheering on Baltimore sports teams.

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JULIA MOYER

"I love working with families at KTT because each day is new and exciting. I get to witness the great strides each child accomplishes every day."

JULIA MOYER

Office Manager
jmoyer@kthriveot.com

Julia has been working in the health and medical field for many years. She’s previously worked as a one-to-one aide with special needs children at an elementary school and she ran a therapy office. She handles the all-around organization of the office and will gladly check into any of your insurance questions, or handle your scheduling needs. In her spare time, Julia enjoys spending time outside with her two dogs, and working on home renovation projects.