Our Team

Betsy Short – Executive Director

“There are days in your life you will never forget. For me, the day was July 23, 1997. That was the day I was told my 1-year-old son, Mitch, was “definitely delayed, possibly mentally retarded, and probably autistic.”

My world was shattered until I realized my little boy hadn’t changed at all. I loved him just as much after the diagnosis of autism as I did before. Mitch has come a long way with the help of wonderful teachers, therapists, and caregivers. Someday I believe Mitch will share his dreams with me.

In the words of Robert Browning, “A man’s reach should exceed his grasp, or what’s a heaven for.” We intend to keep reaching for the stars! Join us!”

Betsy with her son Mitch and daughter Carly

Administrative Staff

Betsy Short, BA/QP
Executive Director
704-460-5947

Sarah M. Hobbs, BS, QP, ITFS
Director of Operations
Corporate Compliance Manager
704-860-9061

Carly Tindall, BSW, QP, ITFS
Director of Services
704-830-8919

Sandi Queen-Davis
Administrative Assistant
HR & Innovations

Alex Cruz
Executive Administrative Assistant

Speech Language Pathologists

Alexandra Blocher, CCC-SLP
Clinical Director
Speech Language Pathologist
704-865-5981

Leah Joyce, CCC-SLP
Speech Language Pathologist

Josh Mintz, CCC-SLP
Speech Language Pathologist
Bilingual – English/Spanish

Brittany Doherty, CCC-SLP
Speech Language Pathologist

Speech Language Pathologist Assistants

Stephanie Lasater
Speech Language Pathologist Assistant

LaKeshia Roberts
Speech Language
Pathologist Assistant

Alicia English
Speech Language
​Pathologist Assistant
Bilingual – English/Spanish

Natalia Arzola
Speech Language Pathologist Assistant, Provisional
Bilingual – English/Spanish

Infant-Toddler Family Specialists

Ana Villalobos, ITFS
Infant-Toddler Family Specialist

Lourdes Adauto, ITFS
Infant-Toddler Family Specialist

Elizabeth Rodriguez, ITFS
​​Infant-Toddler Family Specialist

April Jenkins, ITFS
Infant-Toddler Family Specialist

Carly Tindall, BSW, QP, ITFS
Infant-Toddler Family Specialist

Lil' Dreamers Preschool Staff

Carly Tindall, BSW, QP, ITFS
Infant-Toddler Family Specialist
Preschool Director

Ana Villalobos, ITFS
Infant-Toddler Family Specialist
Preschool Teacher

Kellie Kirkpatrick
Preschool Teacher

April Jenkins, ITFS
Infant-Toddler Family Specialist
Preschool Assistant

Specialized Consultative Services Staff

Alexandra Blocher, CCC-SLP
Speech Language Pathologist

Brittany Doherty, CCC-SLP
Speech Language Pathologist

Amber Ward
Occupational Therapist
Home Modification Evaluator