Jeannine Lawler

Jeannine Lawler

Referral Coordinator

Jeannine is the first person you will talk to when calling Elgin Pediatric Therapy and will be able to guide you through the intake process with a smile. She is able to answer your questions while listening to your concerns and does an amazing job of coordinating care for all of our clients and therapists. Jeannine has a career worth of experience working with kids and families and loves to be around our families. Jeannine stays busy with her daughters and enjoys spending time in Wisconsin with her sisters and reading.

Melissa Andrews-Salvia

Melissa Andrews-Salvia

Speech and Language Pathologist

Melissa graduated from Minot State University in North Dakota with a master’s degree in speech-language pathology. She has experience working with children and adults in a variety of settings and enjoys helping children learn to communicate more effectively. She spent several years as a stay-at-home mom and military spouse and is excited to be working with children and their families at EPT. In July of 2014, she won an Award for Continuing Education (ACE) through the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She enjoys spending time with friends and family, as well as volunteering at church, reading, and jogging.

Rolinda Joan Beltran

Rolinda Joan Beltran

Speech and Language Pathologist

Joan is originally from the Philippines where she earned her Bachelor’s in Speech-Language Pathology in 2000.  There she practiced the profession for at least five years before she moved to Singapore and continued her practice for a year. When the opportunity to come to the US presented itself, she moved to New York where she worked as a Teacher of Speech and Hearing Impaired in an Early Intervention setting while working on her Masters in Communication Disorders and Sciences. In 2013, she graduated with distinction from California State University-Northridge and has since worked with the pediatric population.

During her free time, she loves to hang out with friends and family, watch movies, dine out, bike, and most recently, sing lullabies to her firstborn daughter.

Karen Price

Karen Price

Physical Therapist

Karen recently moved to Illinois by way of Texas and we are so lucky to have such a knowledgable therapist on our team. Karen has been a physical therapist for 26 years and has specialized training in total motion release therapy. Karen has worked in most settings including hospitals, home health, clinics and outpatient settings and loves working with all kids of all ages. When she’s not at work she is riding her horses, hiking and baking with her family.

Emily Gamze

Emily Gamze

Physical Therapist

Emily graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitation Psychology. After she graduated from college, Emily worked with adults and children as a physical therapy aide. She also spent time with children with autism spectrum as an ABA therapist.

Emily relocated to Indianapolis where she eared a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Indianapolis. Throughout her diverse clinical experience, Emily affirmed her passion for working with children and their families. She is dedicated to facilitating child and family centered care and having lots of fun along the way!

In her free time, Emily loves spending time with her fiance, friends, family and her sweet puppy named Ollie.

Janette Stefani

Janette Stefani

Physical Therapist

Janette is a graduate of Saint Louis University and has over 25 years experience as a pediatric physical therapist. Janette has extensive experience working with children from infants through teens in the hospital, early intervention and outpatient settings. She likes to focus on strengthening the core, applying Pilates principals to improve balance and postural alignment.

Janette also is skilled in NDT (Neuro Developmental Treatment), serial casting and specialty equipment evaluations. Janette enjoys partnering with families to develop shared goals and plans of care.

Outside of work, Janette enjoys traveling, skiing, reading, baking and spending time with family and friends. A perfect day inside would be curling up on the couch with her dog by her side while sipping a cup of tea, reading a great book and enjoying the smell of fresh baked bread.

Maureen Cross

Maureen Cross

Speech and Language Pathologist

Maureen graduated from St. Xavier University with her Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology. She gained great experience with clients across their lifespans, from birth to geriatrics. Maureen’s true passion is working with children. She finds it rewarding to help clients at EPT find their voice and learn how to communicate effectively. Maureen also enjoys helping children with feeding/swallowing disorders and their families work towards improving their skills and supporting their quality of life.

In her free time, Maureen enjoys spending time with family and friends, baking, and going on dates with her husband.

Ashley Matejcak

Ashley Matejcak

Speech & Language Therapist & Feeding Therapist

Hello Elgin Pediatric Therapy family and friends! I’m Ashley Matejcak, a Speech Language Pathologist who is extremely excited to join the EPT staff. My passion and specialties are in the area of treating swallowing and feeding difficulties in children, and supporting families to help mealtime return to being enjoyable.  Feeding and swallowing can be stressful when children are demonstrating difficulty swallowing and/or selective eating habits that hinder their exploration of new foods and limit their diet immensely. This leaves parents frustrated and concerned for their child’s overall health. This is why I practice a whole patient approach to help determine the key factors that are contributing to feeding and swallowing difficulties. Don’t let meal time be a stressor in your life, I can help! I also enjoy working with patients who have difficulties in the areas of motor speech, and childhood apraxia of speech. When I am not in the clinic, I love to spend time with my family, stay active, lip sync any 90s pop song and laugh with friends. I look forward to being a part of your Elgin Pediatric Therapy experience.

Heather Corbett

Heather Corbett

Speech and Language Pathologist, EI Coordinator

Heather Corbett is back to EPT by popular demand. Heather is our EI coordinator and can help families and therapists alike to navigate the EI system. She is also a treating therapist at EPT and has extensive work in a variety of pediatric settings including: home based services, schools and private clinics. In her free time Heather enjoys traveling, exercising and Scrabble.

Jennifer Andrews

Jennifer Andrews

Occupational Therapy Assistant

After working many years in the healthcare field, Jennifer found her passion for Occupational Therapy and returned to school to get her degree as an Occupational Therapy Assistant. She fell in love with pediatrics during her fieldwork and has a special interest in sensory integration. She enjoys working with children and their families and feels it is important to help children develop the skills they need to be as independent as possible. Jennifer enjoys spending time with her family and friends as well as snowmobiling and boating in Wisconsin.

Becca Sheade Murphy

Becca Sheade Murphy

Therapist & Owner

Becca opened Elgin Pediatric Therapy in 2011 after leaving a private practice in Glenview where she was trained in NDT. Her hope was to create a multi-disciplinary clinic offering complementary therapies. Becca loves working with kids of all ages and stages and is looking forward to being trained in Total Motion Release in the spring of 2020. Becca is currently participating in a 200 hour yoga teacher training and loves spending time with her kids outside.