ABOUT

Pelican Therapy Partners is a therapy a multifocal therapy group located in north east Florida. We provide Occupational therapy and Speech therapy services. We believe that fostering the growth of all within our community is the key to success. This is why we chose to combine our expertise in both adults and pediatrics as well as speech therapy and occupational therapy to address the multifaceted needs of our community so that we can best serve YOU! Pelican Therapy Partners provides quality therapy across the lifespan to enhance the lives of the clients and families we serve!

TEAM

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Christy Miller

OTR/L,Owner

Christy is the owner and founder of Pelican Therapy Partners. She is an occupational therapist has been working in pediatrics since she graduated school in 2017. She received her master’s degree in Occupational therapy from The Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia. She values meeting kiddos where they are, capitalizing on their strengths, and helping them achieve their goals through fun and creative activities. She is board certified and licensed in the state of Florida. She also has special training in picky/disordered feeding, early intervention, reflex integration, therapeutic listening, vision therapy, aquatic therapy, animal assisted therapy and orthopedics. When she is not at work, Christy enjoys playing with her dog Zella, playing volleyball, painting, and spending time with her husband Graham.

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Christian Thornton

Lead Therapist 

CCC, SLP

Christian is a licensed Speech Language Pathologist, receiving his master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology from Jacksonville University and his Bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Valdosta State University. Christian relishes in empowering both children and adults in overcoming communication difficulties in order to better thrive in the world around them. Christian garnered experience working with pediatric-age clients in the schools, outpatient clinics, and private setting. While not working, he enjoys being outdoors, running on the beach, and spending time with friends and family.

 

Leslie Hurt 

Office Billing Administrator

Leslie is our Patient Care Coordinator.She has experience in both outpatient specialty offices and the hospital setting. She has worked as a Registered Medical Assistant, Unit Secretary and a Front Office Receptionist/Patient Services Representative before moving to Florida from Pennsylvania.

When Leslie is not at work, she enjoys home decorating, musical theater, going to the beach and spending time with her husband. 

 

Kendall Lutz
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COTA

Kendall is a licensed and certified occupational therapy assistant. She received her degree from Daytona State College in 2021. Ever since a little girl, Kendall has always had a passion for making a difference in children’s lives. Kendall has gained clinical experiences in pediatrics in both outpatient and in schools, as well as various child care positions. Kendall enjoys planning fun therapy activities to help children be successful in their everyday activities. When Kendall is not at work she enjoys traveling, baking, and spending time with family and friends. 

Anna Wright
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PTA

Meredith Grissom
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CCC-SLP

Anna Wright
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PTA

Kelsi Burkholder
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CCC-SLP

Tayler Vincent
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OTR/L

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Zella

Therapy Dog

Zella is a golden-doodle from Athens, Georgia.  She graduated from an AKC Canine Good Citizen Dog training program and has undergone specific service training in allergen detection to sniff out peanuts for her mom. She enjoys greeting children at  therapy, celebrating successes, and comforting kiddos during challenging tasks. When she isn’t working, Zella enjoys naps, treats, giving her humans kisses and playing with socks.