Christie Hardy, RPTA
Christie Hardy joined the Care Center in July of 2015 as a Physical Therapist Assistant. She has over 18 years experience in pediatric physical therapy working previously with Saint Francis Outpatient Pediatrics, and Greenville County Schools. Her favorite part of working with kids is their amazing smiles when they learn a new skill. Christie is a 1993 graduate of the College of Charleston with a BS in Biology while playing volleyball. Christie graduated Wren High School and continues to live now in the Powdersville community with her husband David and teenage kids, Kate and Jackson. They enjoy many sports activities together, tailgating Clemson games, playing basketball, volleyball, or skiing at the lake.
Allison Burns, MSP, CF-SLP
Allison joined The Care Center family in October 2017. She received her Masters in Speech Language Pathology from the University of South Carolina. Allison enjoys working with the pediatric population and helping each child reach their potential. She was born and raised in Pickens, SC and even though she attended USC she remains an avid Clemson fan. She recently got engaged and is looking forward to planting down roots in Greenville with her future husband.
Connie O’Neill, OCC
Connie O'Neill is a registered Occupational Therapist who graduated from St Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa in 1993. She began working in a hospital inpatient rehab setting where she stayed until her husband moved them to Peoria, IL in 1996. They settled in that area up until 2012 when his job again moved them to South Carolina. While in Peoria, she worked in a great amount of settings including outpatient orthopedics, home health, and skilled nursing. It was in 2004 when pushed to change from adults to pediatrics for greater flexibility did Connie find her passion for working with kids. She worked in the School Systems in Central, Illinois up until their move. They had 4 children to move and she dedicated the next 9 months to settling them in a new state with new schools. She then discovered The Care Center, applied, and here she is! She has a special interest in working with children on the Autism Spectrum. She also loves working with kids and learning from them daily. In her spare time she enjoys going to her kids activities, exploring the Greenville area, and relaxing with family and friends.
DeeAnn Wright, PT
As a graduate of the Medical University of South Carolina and a practicing pediatric physical therapist of 30 years, DeeAnn Wright offers both practical knowledge and professional experience. She maintains that the most valuable tools in patient care are compassion and empowerment. It is her desire to help each of her patients achieve their fullest potential and reach their own personal goals. Believing in the power of a good support system, DeeAnn works to builds a team for each patient, comprised of consulting physicians, therapists, caregivers and other professionals to provide superior treatment and encouragement.
Shannon Barnett, MS, CCC-SLP
Shannon is a native of Greenville, SC. She received a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology from Presbyterian College in 2005 and Masters in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the Medical University of South Carolina in 2007. She has been working in the field of pediatric speech-language pathology in the outpatient setting and came to work at The Care Center in August 2010. She has received training in PROMPT technique, Oral Placement Therapy with Sara Rosenfeld-Johnson, Picture Exchange Communication Systems (PECS), and Food Chaining for feeding disorders. She loves to work with a variety of diagnoses and speech-language disorders. When not working, Shannon enjoys spending time with her husband Chris, their new baby Everett and puppy Steely Dan.
Lauren Crapps, MSP, CCC-SLP
Lauren joined The Care Center in September of 2015 after receiving her Masters in Speech Pathology from University of South Carolina. She got her undergrad degree in Spanish and International Health from Clemson and remains a devout Tiger fan. Lauren enjoys being a pediatric speech therapist because of its rewarding nature and the relationships built with the patients and their families. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, spending time with her family and all things Clemson.
Ellen Snyder OTR/L
Ellen graduated in 2016 with my masters of occupational therapy from Worcester State University in Worcester, Massachusetts, which is also where she completed her undergraduate degree in occupational studies. Originally from northern Virginia, she relocated to northern Vermont in 2007 with her family. After graduating, she wanted to move to a warmer location and found gorgeous Greenville. She is excited to continue to explore her new home here in South Carolina. She has always had a passion for working with children and has worked at summer camps and after school programs for many years. She is happy to be able to blend her love of the profession of Occupational therapy and working with children at The Care Center. She enjoys the outdoors, practicing yoga, and spending time with her friends, family, and pets!.
Becci Johnson, COTA
Becci earned an OTA degree from Cape Fear Community College (Wilmington, NC) in 2006. She moved to the Greenville area after getting married in 2007. She has been working at The Care Center since December 2008, with the exception of a brief move to the Charleston area in 2010. She has been married to my husband, Brett, for 10 years and has 2 children, Stella and Olivia. "I feel so blessed to be a part of the TCC family. It’s a wonderful place to work and the people I work with are family."
DeeAnn is heavily involved in the clinical rotations of several reputable universities and enjoys sharing her love of PT with other aspiring students. She continues engage in her community, volunteering for various organizations and serving as a patient advocate, even outside of typical work hours. Those who know her best would attest to her sacrificial love of people and diligence in going above and beyond all expectation.
Outside of her professional career, DeeAnn is an active member of her home church and avid lover of family time. She is the loving and devoted mother of an active son and studios daughter. In her free time, DeeAnn likes to spend afternoons searching for treasures in thrift stores with her mother and daughter, traveling with her family to the mountains, watching her son run and cheering for the Clemson Tigers.
Tricia Woodward, COTA/L
Tricia joined the Care Center Team in April, 2013 as a COTA. She attended Brown Mackie College where she received an Associate of Applied Science. Tricia enjoys working with a variety of disorders and is currently most interested in working with kids on the autism spectrum. Tricia is happily married to her husband Jim and they enjoy spending time with family and being outdoors with their chocolate lab, Mocha .
Melanie Newton, PT, DPT
Melanie has been a Physical Therapist at The Care Center since 2008. She graduated from Carson-Newman College with a B.A. in Biology and East Tennessee State University with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Her desire to work with children developed throughout high school and college, and especially when she volunteered at a summer camp for children with special needs. She has received training in Aquatic Therapy and enjoys working in this environment at The Care Center. Melanie is from Easley, SC and enjoys living back in the upstate of South Carolina now. She enjoys running, gardening, playing soccer, and traveling and camping with her husband, Evan and son, Ashby.