Our Core Values
All Are Welcome. Everyone has a seat at our table. You belong here. We want to learn from as many diverse thought patterns and backgrounds as possible. Come sit with us.
We Choose Hope. With every child, every time. We will actively choose to hope for the best. To believe the best in each child regardless of their situation. Hope is state of confident expectation. We want to come along side each family and hope with them for what is to come.
We Celebrate The Small Things. We love the journey. We are obsessed with all growth and development big and small. We commit to celebrating with you and each other in all the ways we can! And we will probably bring pizza and ice cream!
We Are Servant Leaders. We care about who you are and what you value. We are there for each other. We commit to serving our teammates and our families as long as we are given the opportunity.
Feedback Is Our Jam. We want to hear all the things. We want to be better for you. In fact, we want to be the best for you. We believe that to be the best we need all the feedback from all the people.
We Pursue Gratitude. We believe that if you look for reasons to be grateful you will find them. Finding gratefulness will lead to more JOY and the world needs more joy. We commit to choosing gratitude daily. And friend, are we grateful you are here.
- Corey Roan, Founder
Meet the Milestone Therapists
Corey Roan, MS, OTR/L
Founder & Occupational Therapist
Corey's hometown is Virginia Beach, Virginia. She received her Master of Science from James Madison University in Occupational therapy. Corey has a diverse background working closely with individuals across the lifespan including adults in physical rehabilitation, children and adolescents in the private clinic, and infant/toddlers in early intervention. She has also lead feeding groups and paddle boarding occupational therapy.
Corey is trained in: Sensory Integration Theory, Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) approach to feeding, Astronaut Training - A Sound Activated Vestibular-Visual Protocol, and the King of Swings Sensorimotor Workshop.
Alex Kedzior, MS, CCC-SLP
Speech Language Pathologist
Alex is originally from Canada and completed her master's degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI in 2015. Alex received her bachelor's degree in Health Sciences with a minor in linguistics at the University of Western Ontario in 2012. Alex has worked for 4 years in an acute care rehab treating a variety of diagnoses and ages with conditions including dysphagia (swallowing disorders), articulation disorders, pragmatic language disorders, disorders of voice and fluency and receptive and expressive language disorder with a special interest in Dysphagia. Alex is passionate about working with kids and families to facilitate a holistic approach in achieving the most optimal and functional communication.
In her spare time, Alex enjoys yoga, tennis, and soaking up the San Diego sunshine!
Autumn Slutsky-Salvin, MS, CCC-SLP
Co-Lead Speech Language Pathologist
Autumn earned her master's degree from California State University San Marcos in speech language pathology in 2015 where she also earned her bachelor’s degree in liberal studies with a minor in linguistics in 2013. Autumn has provided speech and language services for children with a variety of speech and language disorders including Childhood Apraxia of Speech, Dysphagia (swallowing disorders), articulation and phonological disorders, pragmatic language disorders, and receptive and expressive language disorders. Autumn is passionate about providing individualized care to help children and families meet their goals. Autumn is also trained in PROMPT speech therapy. In her free time, Autumn enjoys baking, spending time with her family and dog, and traveling the world.
Carissa Lee, MOT, OTR/L
Carissa is a native Californian. She received her Master's degree in Occupational Therapy from Loma Linda University in 2015. Carissa has experience in both adult and pediatric outpatient clinic settings, but her passion has always been helping children. She now enjoys working with children in both clinic and early intervention home therapy settings. Carissa is currently trained in the Handwriting Without Tears program, Beckman Oral Motor Protocol, and the Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) approach to feeding. During her free time, she enjoys baking, singing, rooting for her favorite sports teams, and going on fun adventures with her husband and dog.
Caitlin Brandt, MS, OTR/L
Caitlin received her Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy from West Coast University and a Bachelor's degree from Point Loma Nazarene University in Child and Adolescent Development and minor in Psychology. She has previously worked as a preschool aide, substitute teacher, and in academic intervention. Caitlin loves working with children, using play to facilitate development in all areas, and helping families reach their goals. Caitlin is also trained in the Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) approach to feeding. Her hobbies include running, hiking, spending time with family and friends, and petting other peoples' dogs and cats since she doesn't have any of her own. Fun fact: Caitlin and her triplet sisters received OT services as premature infants.
Jael Balingit, MS, OTR/L
Bio Coming Soon.
Jasmine Ou, MA, OTR/L
Jasmine was born and raised in San Francisco. She received her Master's degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Southern California and her Bachelor's degree in Psychology with an emphasis on Developmental Psychology from the University of California Los Angeles. Prior to occupational therapy, Jasmine has worked in infant cognition research, business management research, and early childhood education. Jasmine also has experience in hand rehabilitation in urgent care, acute care at a tertiary care academic hospital, and mental health wellness with veterans transitioning out of homelessness. Jasmine is currently trained in the Handwriting Without Tears program, the Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) approach to feeding, The King of Swings Sensorimotor Workshop, and Astronaut Training - A Sound Activated Vestibular-Visual Protocol. Jasmine is passionate about working with children of all abilities gain confidence and achieve their goals! When she's not in the clinic, Jasmine is probably visiting a national park, collecting house plants, or traveling.
Karla Sagura, MS, CCC-SLP
Speech Language Pathologist
Originally from Stockton, Ca, Karla earned her master's degree from University of the Pacific in speech language pathology in 2016. Karla originally moved to San Diego to work with bilingual Spanish speaking therapists. She began her speech career working in early intervention where she provided therapy and delivered parent education in Spanish. Karla has experience working with individuals from infant to geriatrics on speech and language therapy. Karla is also trained in the Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) approach to feeding. She is passionate about working with students and families on developing speech and language skills. Karla believes therapy is most valuable when student progress is supported by family and carried into the home. On her free time, Karla enjoys staying active by playing Ultimate Frisbee, dodge ball, volleyball and running. She enjoys sewing, cooking and karaoke.
Katy Wingard, DPT, PT
Bio Coming Soon!
Kayla Goehring, MS, SLP-CF
Speech Language Pathologist Clinical Fellow
Kayla is a San Diego local who earned her Bachelor’s degree from California State University, Chico with an emphasis in Child Development. Kayla gained her clinical fieldwork experience from a variety of populations and settings across San Diego County. She has experience with the implementation and use of a variety augmentative and alternative communication systems with children who have complex communication needs. Kayla is passionate about working collaboratively with families, schools and organizations in the community to provide holistic speech-language services. In her free time, Kayla enjoys yoga, scuba diving and spending time outdoors.
Kayla Schulz, MS, SLP-CF
Speech Language Pathologist Clinical Fellow
Kayla was born and raised in Astoria, Oregon. Kayla received her Master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Idaho State University in 2018 and her bachelor's degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences from Portland State University in 2015. Kayla has had clinical experience in many settings including the school system, private practice, skilled nursing facility, and pediatric outpatient clinics. Kayla is passionate about working with children in early intervention, aural rehabilitation, dysphagia, articulation and phonological disorders, and aphasia. Kayla is a Navy spouse and when she is not at work she spends her time showing the world to her baby, Lilli! She also loves anything involving dogs, traveling, and knitting!
Kayla Stewart, MA, OTR/L
Kayla received her Master’s degree in occupational therapy from the University of Southern California, her Bachelor’s degree in psychology from University of California, San Diego, and also has an associates degree in child development. Kayla’s previous experience includes working as a preschool teacher, leading an after-school program, tutoring, and interning at a research facility focused on autism spectrum disorder. Kayla is currently working towards specialty certifications in sensory integration and feeding/swallowing. Kayla enjoys reading, going to the beach, and spending time with family and friends. Fun Fact: Kayla completed her student fieldwork at Milestone. 😊
Kelly Foley, BA, SLPA
Speech Language Pathology Assistant
Kelly is originally from Indiana, where she earned her BA in Speech and Hearing Sciences from Indiana University. Prior to moving to San Diego, Kelly lived in Chicago and provided speech and language services for 10 years in the Chicago Public School system. Kelly is devoted to helping every child achieve their communication goals. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, reading, and traveling.
Laura Tomion, DPT, PT
Lead Physical Therapist
Laura is originally from Buffalo, NY. She earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Daemen College in 2015. Laura has treated children in preschool, early intervention and outpatient clinic settings. Laura is trained in: kinesiology taping; torticollis and plagiocephaly management; yoga; standing and equipment indication and implementation. Laura has also been successful with trialing, ordering and coordinating a wide variety of equipment and orthotics for all ages of children. She implements a coaching model, coordinating with all caretakers of the child on goal setting and carrying over interventions throughout daily routines. Outside of Milestone, Laura enjoys hiking, beaching, playing guitar, singing and hanging out with her husband and 2 kitties: Izzy & Buddy.
Monica Ecos, MS, OTR/L
Monica graduated with her Masters of Occupational Therapy & minor in Psych in 2008 from Towson University in Baltimore, Maryland. Monica has pediatric experience in a variety of school settings (including behavioral), Sensory Integration in private clinics, and early intervention in home therapy. Working with children is where Monica's passion lies but she also work with adults in skilled nursing and enjoys practicing Craniosacral Therapy & Acupressure to help heal. Monica has 2 kids and 2 dogs which keep her life entertaining and busy! She also enjoys crafts/painting, hot yoga, kickboxing, hip hop dance, & traveling!
Monica Putt, MS, CCC-SLP
Speech Language Pathologist
Monica is from Tucson, Arizona and earned her master’s degree from New York University in 2011. She is a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP), a Certificated Lactation Educator/Counselor (CELC), and a Certified Educator of Infant Massage (CEIM). Monica has provided speech, language and feeding intervention to infants, toddlers, and children with a variety of diagnoses and medical complexities in multiple settings, including a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), Children’s Hospital, outpatient clinics, schools, and in homes. Monica's passion is working with infants and toddlers with feeding difficulties. Monica has received extensive training in feeding techniques including Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) and Get Permission Approaches to feeding. Monica also enjoys and has considerable experience working on early communication skills. In her free time, Monica volunteers at a breastfeeding support group at a local hospital and teaches infant massage. She enjoys traveling, going to the beach, reading, baking, doing yoga, and hanging out with her wife and little white dog.
Samantha Raba, PT, DPT
Tanya Scott, MS, CCC-SLP
Co-Lead Speech Language Pathologist
Tanya recently moved from Boston to San Diego. She earned her Master's degree from Emerson College in Boston, in Communication Disorders in 2004 and a second master's degree in Assistive Technology from Simmons College in Boston, in 2012. Tanya has provided speech and language services for children who have complex communication needs, using low and/or high tech augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) with varying diagnoses. Tanya has been mentored by experts in Rett Syndrome and complex communication needs. She is PODD trained and attends the yearly assistive technology conferences. She has experience using a variety of AAC devices and working with alternative access, including eye gaze and switch use. In her free time, Tanya enjoys exploring San Diego, going to the beach and spending time with her dog.
Victoria J. Harper, MS, OTR/L
Born and raised in Southern California, Tori received a Bachelors degree in social science with a primary emphasis in child development and secondary emphasis in psychology in 2010. She then went on to receive her Masters degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of St. Augustine in 2013. Tori has worked in a private pediatric clinic for the past 5 years with kiddos ranging from 4 months to 22 years. She has experience with a variety of diagnosis and enjoys collaborating with family members to provide a unique plan for each individual. Tori has received training in the Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) approach to feeding, Handwriting without Tears, visual-perceptual and visual motor rehabilitation and has created programs for picky eating, handwriting and lyrical language! In her free time, Tori enjoys traveling, camping and spending time with family.
Meet the Milestone Admin
Director of Operations
Trevor is originally from the Finger Lakes Region of New York State. He earned a Master’s degree in Creative Studies from SUNY Buffalo State, where he studied with business leaders and educators from all over the world. Trevor has a variety of professional experience that is a foundation for supporting thoughtful, deliberate, cultural and business decisions. Prior to joining the Milestone Pediatric Therapy, team, Trevor was at a Leadership Development Consulting firm in Pennsylvania, where he worked with businesses to craft healthy organizations and teams. Outside of Milestone, Trevor enjoys being an urban farm-kid, taking in the sunshine, watching football, trying new foods, and exploring Southern California with his wife and his family/friends.
Bio coming soon!
Client Services Manager
Tiffany was born in the Philippines and moved to San Diego at the age of 5 and has lived here since. She studied at San Diego State University and earned a Bachelor's degree in Public Health with a minor in social psychology. This drives her passion to be in the professional setting she is at. Tiffany recently had a baby in October 2018 and enjoys spending her free time with her family and learning new things about being a first time mom!
Antonio "Tony" J. Johnson
Administrative and Scheduling Specialist
Antonio spent most of his pre-teenage life in Tifton, Georgia. He moved to Alaska with his family in high-school and joined the U.S. Navy at the age of 21. Antonio spent 10 years in active duty traveling across the world. His military profession started and ended in the medical field as a hospital corpsman, but has also specialized as a surgical technologist. Antonio is currently pursuing his Bachelor’s degree in Health Service Administration with a Minor in Management from Old Dominion University. He looks forward to pursuing his educational dreams and growing with Milestone every step of the way. If you can’t think of a name to call him just use "Brittany J".
Bio Coming Soon!