Our Team

Every member of our team shares a passion for working with kids!  Therefore, we have dedicated our practice exclusively to the evaluation and treatment of infants, children, and adolescents. With advanced training in topics and techniques specific to the pediatric population, our therapists blend progressive, evidence-based practice with family-centered, compassionate care. We believe continued professional development, education, and training are essential to providing the most effective treatment in the most efficient manner. Our therapists work as a team to ensure each child receives the best possible treatment and care.

Ellison Sanders, PT, MSPT, C/NDT

Ellison, the owner of Jump Start Pediatric Therapy, is a pediatric physical therapist with 20 years of experience serving children in outpatient, early intervention, school, hospital, and hippotherapy practice settings. Ellison holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a Master of Science degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Montana. She is certified in pediatric Neuro-Developmental Treatment, and she is a Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) Practitioner. Ellison is a Pediatric Section member of the American Physical Therapy Association, a member of the Neuro-Developmental Treatment Association, and an APTA certified clinical instructor. Her areas of clinical interest and expertise include premature birth, torticollis and plagiocephaly, management of abnormal muscle tone, developmental trauma, and neuromuscular conditions.

Megan Webb, PT, DPT

Megan is a pediatric physical therapist with experience serving children in outpatient, school, and hospital settings. Megan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training from Wheeling Jesuit University as well as a Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from The Ohio State University. She is a Pediatric Section member of the American Physical Therapy Association. Megan’s areas of clinic interest and expertise include neuromuscular disorders, gross motor delay, congenital torticollis and plagiocephaly, management of abnormal muscle tone, adaptive equipment assessment, and coordination disorders.

Amanda Dickinson, PT, DPT  

Amanda is a pediatric physical therapist with experience serving children in outpatient, aquatic and early intervention practice settings. Amanda holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education from Idaho State University and a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions. She is a member of the Pediatric and Aquatic Sections of the American Physical Therapy Association. Amanda’s areas of clinical interest and expertise include premature birth, neuromuscular disorders, gross motor deficits, and interventions for children with Downs Syndrome.  

Christi Shelley, MSOT, OTR/L

Christi is a pediatric occupational therapist with experience serving children in outpatient and home-based practice settings. Christi holds a Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Puget Sound. She is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association and the World Federation of Occupational Therapists. Christi is certified in DIR Basic Floortime, and she is a Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) Practitioner. Christi’s areas of clinical interest and expertise include sensory processing, developmental trauma, interventions for children with autism spectrum disorder, and use of assistive technology to promote independence in play and daily activities.

Dana Zylstra, MOT, OTR/L

Dana is a pediatric occupational therapist with experience serving children in outpatient and acute care practice settings. Dana holds a Master of Occupational Therapy degree from University of Washington, and she is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association. Dana’s areas of clinical interest and expertise include sensory integration, developmental delay, autism spectrum disorder, and genetic disorders.

Jessica Reishus, OTD, OTR/L

Jessica is a pediatric occupational therapist with experience serving children in outpatient, school, early intervention, and adolescent mental health practice settings. Jessica holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from University of Minnesota Duluth and a Doctor of Occupational Therapy degree from University of South Dakota. She is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association. Jessica has received training and conducted research incorporating Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) as part of her graduate studies. Her areas of clinical interest and expertise include sensory processing, developmental trauma, and self-regulation.

Robyn Zahand, MA, CCC-SLP

Robyn is a pediatric speech language pathologist with experience serving children in outpatient, school, hospital, and hippotherapy practice settings. Robyn holds a Master of Arts degree in Speech Language Pathology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and a certificate of clinical competence through the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Robyn’s areas of clinical interest and expertise include the PROMPT system of therapy, childhood apraxia of speech, speech sound disorders, and early language development.

Diana Williams, MS, CCC-SLP

Diana is a pediatric speech language pathologist with experience serving children in outpatient, school, and acute care practice settings. Diana holds a Master of Science degree in Speech Language Pathology from Idaho State University and a certificate of clinical competence through the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Diana’s areas of clinical interest and expertise include orofacial myofunctional therapy, early language development, speech sound disorders, and pediatric feeding and swallowing difficulties.

Kristina Elliott, MA, CCC-SLP

Kristina is a pediatric speech language pathologist with experience serving children in outpatient, school, and early intervention practice settings. Kristina holds a Master of Arts degree in Communicative Disorders and Sciences/Speech-Language Pathology from San Jose University and a certificate of clinical competence through the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Kristina’s areas of clinical interest and expertise include PROMPT, childhood apraxia of speech, AAC, and early language development.

Bethany Sailors, MS, CCC-SLP

Bethany is a pediatric speech language pathologist with 5 years of experience serving children in outpatient, school, hospital, and telehealth practice settings. Bethany holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Biola University and a Master of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders of Appalachian State University. She holds a certificate of clinical competence through the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Bethany’s areas of clinical interest and expertise include the childhood apraxia of speech, autism spectrum disorder, early language development, and pediatric feeding and swallowing disorders.

Ashley Clemens, Financial Service Coordinator

Ashley manages all aspects of medical insurance billing and payment for the services we provide. Her responsibilities include verification of insurance eligibility and benefits, submission of insurance claims, estimating payment due at the time of service, and patient statement billing. Ashley enjoys working closely with families to ensure they are well-informed of any out-of-pocket responsibilities associated with receiving therapy services.

Alena Trimmer, Patient Care Coordinator

Alena manages the coordination of referrals, new patient intake, scheduling, and orientation to our facility. She communicates closely with families to ensure that therapy schedules incorporate families’ needs and therapists’ recommendations, optimizing each child’s potential for success.