Who We Are
Carolina Therapeutics, PLLC, was founded by the owner and Speech-Language Pathologist, Carrie Hinnant. Carolina Therapeutics, PLLC, was formed in order to meet the growing needs of Charlotte and the surrounding areas for professional in-home therapy services. Our individualized treatment approach and professional clinicians are here to help you or your loved one reach their highest potential.
Carrie J. Hinnant, M.A., CCC-SLP, CAS
Carrie Hinnant is a Speech-Language Pathologist, Certified Autism Specialist, and the Practice Owner of Carolina Therapeutics, PLLC. Carrie attended The College of Charleston and earned a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Psychology. While practicing as an Applied Behavioral Analysis line therapist, Carrie fell in love with patients who have special needs. Carrie received her Master's Degree in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology from South Carolina State University. Carrie treats many diverse patient populations, from pediatrics through geriatrics. She actively practices speech and feeding therapy, and regularly participates in continuing education courses focusing on autism spectrum disorders, feeding and swallowing therapy, and apraxia of speech. As a Speech-Language Pathologist, Carrie is dually licensed in North Carolina and South Carolina and has earned her certificate of clinical competency in speech-language pathology from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association.
Carrie is a Certified Autism Specialist by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards. She likewise has specialty training in Beckman Oral Motor Protocol, Kaufman Speech to Language Protocol, has attended several conventions held by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association, and she is working towards becoming a Master Coach through the North Carolina Children's Developmental Services Agency.
Carrie is married to her loving husband, Chip, and loves raising her sweet, little girl, Charlotte. In her free time, she enjoys gardening, reading, cooking, taking trips to Lake Keowee, and playing with her pups Ruxin and Millie.
Brianna Wyatt, PT, DPT
Brianna Wyatt is a physical therapist with Carolina Therapeutics, PLLC. She is a native of Rochester, New York, and received her undergraduate degree in Exercise Science from the University of South Carolina. Brianna earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Wingate University in Wingate, North Carolina, and she is licensed to practice physical therapy by the North Carolina Board of Physical Therapy Examiners.
Brianna has treated numerous patient populations from pediatrics through geriatrics in the greater Charlotte area throughout her clinical affiliations. Her passion for pediatric populations began in high school when she was a volunteer at Golisano Children's Hospital in Rochester, New York. Since then, Brianna's passion for helping those in need of physical rehabilitation has continued to grow throughout her clinical experiences. Brianna has extensive experience with evaluation and treatment of numerous patient presentations, including genetic disorders such as cerebral palsy, spina bifida, and Down's syndrome, as well as developmental delay, traumatic brain injuries, and serious orthopedic injuries
In addition to her enjoyment of early intervention and pediatric patients, Brianna also enjoys the challenge of evaluating and treating the adult and geriatric populations. Brianna has experience working with the adult and geriatric populations in the outpatient, acute care, and skilled nursing settings, as well as with treating these patients with a variety of orthopedic, neurological, and cardiopulmonary conditions. When Brianna isn't providing physical therapy services, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, taking walks on the Rail Trail, and cheering on her favorite sports teams.
Amanda Eberhardt, M.S., BCBA
Amanda Eberhardt is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst with Carolina Therapeutics, PLLC. She is originally from Oceanside, New York, and received her undergraduate degree in Psychology at Peace College in Raleigh, NC. She then moved to Charlotte, NC where she completed her graduate degree in Applied Behavior Analysis and then received her Board Certification in 2016. She has been practicing ABA for the past 8 years first as a RBT, student, and then a BCBA.
Amanda has worked with children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder even before her career began as a BCBA. She volunteered at elementary schools in the New York region even when in high school to help those with special needs succeed. She was part of the Special Olympics for 3 years before moving to North Carolina. The passion for working with children with disabilities just grew as she explored the different areas of psychology in her undergraduate degree, where she did her internship at a Play Therapy office in Cary, NC.
Amanda has worked on all sides of ABA (clinician, Director, and direct therapist), and this allows her to extend her knowledge of ABA not only to the children, but to the families and other team members as well. This is such an important piece and she believes that it is needed in order for ABA to be successful.
Aimee Denne, MOT, OTR/L
Aimee Denne is an occupational therapist with Carolina Therapeutics, PLLC. Aimee is a native of California and graduated from the California State University of Chico as an undergraduate. Thereafter, she moved to Florida to pursue her Master's degree in Occupational Therapy. Aimee previously worked with the pediatric population, ages 0-21, in Florida, and she has now relocated to Charlotte, North Carolina to continue her passion: helping children. Aimee is licensed to practice occupational therapy in North Carolina, South Carolina and Florida. She has extensive experience treating children with a variety of conditions, including: Autism, Developmental Delay, Cerebral Palsy, and Sensory Processing Disorder. Aimee lives in Charlotte, North Carolina with her dog, and in her free time she enjoys exploring North Carolina, boating, hiking, and traveling.
Carol Le Baron, M.S., CCC-SLP
Carol Le Baron is a speech language pathologist currently practicing with Carolina Therapeutics, PLLC. Carol grew up in Detroit, Michigan and received her Bachelors of Art degree from Michigan State University in 1986. After graduation, Carol moved to Paris, France where she would remain for 21 years. Carol received her Masters degree in French Language and Civilization from the Sorbonne in 1989 and taught English as a foreign language to adults and children in a variety of settings, including public schools and businesses. Upon her return to the United States in 2007, due to her desire to continue to work with children and adults in the area of language acquisition, Carol obtained her Masters of Communication Disorders from California State University Northridge. Carol is a licensed Speech Language Pathologist in the State of North Carolina, is certified in Beckman Oral Motor Protocol, and has extensive experience evaluating and treating both children and adults with a variety of communication and swallowing disorders. Carol enjoys reading, spending time with her husband and 3 daughters, traveling the world, and seeking adventures in the great outdoors.
Haley Dinice, M.S., CF-SLP
Haley Dinice is a speech language pathologist with Carolina Therapeutics, PLLC. Haley was born and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina. She received her undergraduate degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences at East Carolina University. Haley then continued her studies at East Carolina University and earned a graduate degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders in 2018. Haley decided to return to Charlotte to launch her career as an SLP in order to help patients in the city that she loves calling home.
Haley has a wide range of experiences evaluating and treating a variety of patient populations with differing conditions and treatment environments. She enjoys working with the early intervention and geriatric populations, and looks forward to finding a more specific niche within the field as she continues to grow and learn as a clinician.
In her spare time, Haley enjoys national and international traveling, spending time outdoors, and spending time with her pets. Haley has a passion for animals and intends to incorporate them into her work in the future.
Jackie Culkin, PTA
Jackie Culkin is a Physical Therapist Assistant with Carolina Therapeutics, PLLC. Jackie was born and raised in central Pennsylvania and then attended Pennsylvania State University for her Associate of Science Degree in Physical Therapist Assisting in 2008 and later received her B.S. in Liberal Arts in 2009. Jackie has practiced in Pennsylvania, Virginia, California, South Carolina and North Carolina in a variety of settings including outpatient, long term acute care, home care, private practices, and acute care. Jackie has ten years of experience providing physical therapy services to children, adults, and the geriatric population. She is currently licensed to practice in North Carolina and South Carolina by the Physical Therapy Board of Examiners.
In her spare time, Jackie enjoys traveling, running, hiking, paddleboarding and kayaking with her husband, John and their dog, Penny.
Jodi Schilian, M.S. CCC-SLP
Jodi Schilian is a speech language pathologist with Carolina Therapeutics, PLLC. Jodi was born and raised in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and graduated from the University of Central Florida in Orlando with an undergraduate degree in Communication Disorders. After graduation, Jodi moved back home to South Florida and attended graduate school at Nova Southeastern University. Jodi received her Master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology in 2010 and began working with the adult and geriatric populations, specializing in stroke and brain injury rehabilitation. In 2015, Jodi and her husband moved to Charlotte, North Carolina where she began a new career as an AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication) consultant for Tobii Daynavox. During that time, Jodi discovered her passion for working with children and decided to change gears and focus on working with the pediatric and early intervention population. While Jodi specializes in AAC, Jodi has extensive experience evaluating and treating numerous speech and language disorders associated with apraxia of speech, speech and language delays, developmental delays, autism spectrum disorders and degenerative diseases. When she is not at work, Jodi enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter, traveling, and listening to music.
Julie Sines, MS, OTR/L
Julie Sines is a licensed occupational therapist with Carolina Therapeutics, PLLC. Julie is a native of Ohio and graduated from the Ohio State University as an undergraduate. Thereafter, she returned to obtain her masters in occupational therapy, with a specialization in early intervention. Julie began her career as an occupational therapist working with adults in a hospital setting, but in 2001, she jumped at the opportunity to working in the public school setting to fuel her passion for early intervention and pediatric patients. Ever since moving to the Carolinas, Julie has been working in early intervention with children aged 0-3, as well as continuing her work with the school-aged pediatric population.
Julie is licensed to practice occupational therapy in both North and South Carolina, and has more than 15 years of experience serving children with a myriad of conditions, including autism, sensory processing disorder, social-emotional behavioral disorders, Down's syndrome, cerebral palsy, and developmental delay. Julie is always happy to share information with families in order to better serve her patients and she routinely incorporates research-based clinical practices into her treatment sessions in order to optimize patient outcomes.
Julie lives in Fort Mill, South Carolina, with her husband and 2 children. While Julie's family keeps her busy, in her free time she enjoys gardening, reading, hiking, and taking trips to the beach. Julie also loves rooting for her favorite team, the Buckeyes!
Katie Hoover, M.S. CF-SLP
Katie Hoover is a Speech-Language Therapist with Carolina Therapeutics, PLLC. Katie was born and raised in Rochester, New York. She attended Ithaca College for her Bachelor of Science in Speech Language Pathology and Audiology and then continued her education at the State University of New York at Fredonia for her Masters of Science in Speech Language Pathology. After earning her masters degree, Katie decided to leave home and move to Charlotte, North Carolina, to begin her career as a speech language pathologist. Katie is licensed to practice speech pathology in both North Carolina and South Carolina, and has extensive experience treating a wide range of conditions and patient populations.
Katie is experienced with evaluating and treating both children and adults with a variety of disorders affecting their speech, language, cognition, feeding, swallowing, and voice. Katie is dedicated to furthering her education and experience for the benefit of all of her patients, and enjoys routinely participating in continuing education courses and earning additional professional certifications.
In her spare time, Katie enjoys trying new restaurants, traveling, and hiking with her dog, Bella. She also has a passion for riding horses, a sport she began when she was only three years old.
Kelli York, M. Ed., CCC-SLP
Kelli York is a native of Winston Salem, North Carolina. Kelli received her undergraduate degree from North Carolina State University in 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Disorders. Kelli then earned her Master's degree in Communication Disorders from North Carolina Central University in 2010. Kelli is licensed by the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists and holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology from the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA).
Kelli has served all patient populations in a variety of settings, including schools, homes, daycares, hospitals, outpatient clinics, and private clinics. Kelli enjoys working with children and adults with a diverse range of symptoms whom require a variety of speech and language services. Kelli specializes in early intervention in the areas of receptive and expressive language, articulation and phonology, and feeding and swallowing disorders. She also screens, evaluates, and treats patients with fluency, voice, oral motor, and pragmatic disorders, as well as developmental disorders, down syndrome, traumatic brain injuries, and autism spectrum disorders.
Kelli is dedicated to continuing education and the ongoing acquisition of advanced skills in her field. Her professional passion involves collaborating with families and ensuring that treatment sessions are educational, fun, and effective for patients and their loved ones. Kelli prides herself is achieving the maximum potential for each patient she treats.
Kelly Adler, MCD, CCC-SLP
Kelly Adler is a Speech Language Pathologist with Carolina Therapeutics, PLLC. Kelly is a compassionate therapist with a desire to help patients of all ages and their families reach their fullest potential through the therapeutic process.
Kelly earned both her Bachelors degree in Communication Disorders, and her Masters degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Auburn University. She completed her graduate internship at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA) at Scottish Rite, where she assessed and treated newborns and children with a wide range of syndromes and disorders effecting speech and language. After graduation, Kelly completed her clinical fellowship in an elementary school setting. Kelly has extensive experience providing pediatric speech, language, feeding/oral-motor, voice, fluency, and social-communication therapy to children across a variety of settings and presentations. Kelly particularly loves working with patients who have language delays and motor-planning deficits because of how rewarding it is to help them grow and develop into effective communicators. What Kelly enjoys most about working at Carolina Therapeutics, PLLC, is the chance to impact clients and their families through the use of a collaborative team approach.
When Kelly isn't providing therapy services, she enjoys spending time with friends, adventuring outside, checking out new restaurants, and traveling to visit family and loved ones in New York and Georgia.
Nikki Wade, PT, DPT
Nikki Wade is a physical therapist with Carolina Therapeutics, PLLC, and received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine with an emphasis in manual therapy. Nikki began her career in outpatient orthopedics but quickly realized her love for pediatrics and transitioned into pediatric physical therapy. While Nikki's professional passion is treating pediatric patients, she has also experience treating geriatrics in both skilled nursing and assisted living environments. Nikki has worked with a variety of patient populations including those with Autism, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida, and Developmental Delay, ranging from ages 0-21. Nikki enjoys utilizing a "whole-team" approach to therapy in order to achieve the best possible outcome for each child with evidence-based techniques designed for optimal gains.
Nikki lives in Indian Land, SC with her husband and daughter, and is licensed to practice physical therapy in both North Carolina and South Carolina. While she stays busy taking care of her patients and family, in her free time she enjoys reading and cheering on the Gamecocks and the Blue Raiders.
Paige Southwick, M.S., CF-SLP
Paige Southwick is a Speech Language Pathologist with Carolina Therapeutics, PLLC. Paige is from Champlain, New York and received her Bachelor's degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from The College of Saint Rose in Albany, New York in 2015. In 2016, Paige decided to move south and received her Master's degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from East Carolina University in 2018. Paige is licensed to practice speech language pathology in North Carolina as a Clinical Fellow.
Paige has developed her experience by serving in various treatment environments, including pediatric inpatient rehabilitation clinics, skilled nursing facilities, outpatient clinics, and schools. Paige is experienced in and enjoys working with both pediatric patients and adults with medically oriented impairments in the areas of cognition, memory, dysphagia, executive functioning, language, voice, and motor speech.
Outside of work, Paige enjoys spending time by the water, being outdoors, playing tennis, and skiing when home in New York.
Sensemillah Peters-Lewis, M.S., CCC-SLP
Sensemillah Peters-Lewis is a Speech Language Pathologist with Carolina Therapeutics, PLLC. Sensemillah grew up in Antigua, a beautiful island in the Caribbean. Sensemillah later migrated to New York, where she graduated from Mercy College with a Bachelors of Science in Communication Disorders. Sensemillah later moved to Hawaii, where she worked as a Speech Language Pathology Assistant (SLPA) for the Hawaii Department of Education. Upon recognizing her passion for working with children, Sensemillah completed her associates degree in early childhood education. Thereafter, Sensemillah obtained her Masters of Science in Speech Language Pathology from Nova Southeastern University. Sensemillah is licensed to practice speech language pathology by both the North Carolina and South Carolina Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists.
Sensemillah is experienced with evaluating and treating children and adult patients with a variety of disorders affecting speech and language communication, including cognitive-linguistic deficits, dysphasia, motor speech disorders, voice disorders, expressive and receptive language delays, articulation and phonological problems, apraxia of speech, and autism spectrum disorders. Sensemillah is dedicated to acquiring additional certifications and training for the advancement of her skills and she routinely participates in continuing education programs to better serve the needs of her patients.
When Sensemillah isn't providing speech language pathology services to patients of Carolina Therapeutics, PLLC, she enjoys spending time with her husband and children, traveling, and listening to music.
Tashana Raley, M.A., CCC-SLP
Tashana Raley is a speech language pathologist with Carolina Therapeutics, PLLC. Tashana was born and raised in Monroe, North Carolina, and received her Bachelor's Degree from Elizabeth City State University in English with a minor in Speech Pathology and Audiology. Upon developing a passion for helping those with speech and language difficulties, Tashana went on to earn her Masters Degree in Speech Language Pathology and Audiology from South Carolina State University.
Tashana is an active member of the National Black Association for Speech Language and Hearing (NBASLH) as well as the American Hearing and Speech Association (ASHA). Tashana maintains a wide variety of patients in her caseload, though her primary areas of interest include feeding disorders, apraxia and motor planning speech disorders, dysphasia, and developmental delays. Tashana has worked in many diverse settings but finds the greatest gratification in providing speech therapy services to the early intervention population, ages 0-3. Tashana is licensed to practice in South Carolina through the Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists.
In her spare time, Tashana enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and her beloved dog, Dallas. Tashana's motto to live by is, "Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn." - Benjamin Franklin.
Whitney Pursoo, PT, DPT
Whitney Pursoo is a physical therapist with Carolina Therapeutics, PLLC. Whitney earned her undergraduate degree in Kinesiology from Mississippi State University in 2010, and later attended the University of Kentucky to obtain her Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy. After becoming a licensed physical therapist, Whitney began working with the geriatric population in Barbourville, Kentucky, as a travel therapist. Thereafter, Whitney moved to Charlotte to begin working with the pediatric and early intervention patient populations. Since obtaining significant experience treating geriatric and pediatric patients in outpatient, inpatient, and home health settings, Whitney discovered her true passion for helping pediatric patients. Whitney strives to help children reach their full potential by involving family members in their therapy treatments as much as possible. Whitney also values and enjoys providing family member education and coaching in order to achieve the best possible therapeutic outcome for their children.