Meet Our Staff…..

Holy City Pediatric Therapy was established in 2021 with the vision of providing phenomenal Pediatric Therapy to children of the Lowcountry while also working to make a missional impact on our community, region and our world. Our desire is to see kids improve their abilities in a fun and creative way. We are very proud to have such a knowledgeable and compassionate team. Take some time to read more about each of them below.

PHYSICAL THERAPY

KRISTEN HUBBARD, PT, DPT Lead Physical Therapist

Kristen Hubbard grew up in Manning, SC. She received her B.S. in Exercise Science from The University of South Carolina and earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from The Medical University of South Carolina. During her three years of Physical Therapy school, Kristen developed a love and passion for the pediatric population through participating in Camp Hand to Hands, taking an elective class on special topics in pediatrics, and helping to build “Go Baby Go” cars for local children. Her goal for all of her children is to help them become the best, most confident version of themselves. When Kristen is not at work, she enjoys attending USC sporting events, spending time with family and friends, and relaxing on the beach.

 

JOSIE ALAVI PT, DPT

Josie grew up in Johnson City, Tennessee. She earned her B.S. in Exercise Science from The University of Tennessee in Chattanooga then went on to graduate from East Tennessee State University with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Josie has always been interested in working with children starting by teaching swim lessons in College. Her passion grew as she participated in adapt to play events, the GIST Girls Youth Science Camp, and worked as an intern within pediatric therapy settings. Josie’s goal is to be a lifelong advocate for children and to provide support and encouragement so they can live their best lives. She is certified in Dynamic Movement Interventions (DMI) Course A and B. When she is not working, Josie likes to hang out with friends, go to the beach, and ride her bike.

EMILY ANDREASEN PT, DPT

After growing up in the Upstate, Emily attended Clemson University where she received her B.S. in Health Science. Emily then moved to the beautiful city of Charleston where she attended the Medical University of South Carolina and graduated with honors in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program. While at MUSC, Emily enjoyed volunteering with Adaptive Gymnastics, participating in Night to Shine, collaborating with the Charles Webb Center to fundraise and purchase an adaptive tricycle, and coordinating activities for Camp Hand to Hands. Emily’s passion is to care for and empower each child to succeed and reach his or her goals. In her free time, Emily enjoys relaxing at the beach (always keeping an eye out for dolphins!), working out, and spending time with her fiancé Andrew, family, and friends.

 

DUSTY TOLLEY PT, DPT

Dusty was born and raised in Erwin, Tennessee where he fell in love with three wonderful things; Tennessee Volunteer Football, Physical Therapy and his wife Kellye (not in that order).  He obtained a Bachelors of Science degree in Chemistry and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from East Tennessee State University. Dusty began his career in orthopedics and felt a call to pediatrics while running an orthopedic clinic in Mount Pleasant. Dusty has two wild little boys of his own, Luke and Levi. Professionally, Dusty has a strong background in both manual therapy and specific exercise prescription with certifications in Mulligan Manual Therapy and LSVT BIG. Dusty is heavily trained and excels in treatment of children with Cerebral Palsy, Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Genetic Conditions and Acute/Post Surgical Musculoskeletal issues. In his free time, he loves having “adventures” with his boys. Dusty is extremely proud to lead Holy City Pediatric Therapy both as an owner and Physical Therapist. 1 Cor 16:13-14

KATHLEEN SCHAEFER PT, DPT Intensive Coordinator

Kathleen attended the University of South Carolina in which she received her bachelor of science degree in exercise science. After graduating from USC, she attended the Medical University of South Carolina where she received her doctorate degree in physical therapy. Since graduating, she has continued to pursue challenging and unique opportunities such as training in Neuro-developmental technique and coursework in pediatric incontinence and pelvic floor dysfunction. She is certified in Dynamic Movement Interventions (DMI) Level A and B. Kathleen is passionate about helping each child achieve their goals inside and out the clinic and is a volunteer for the South Carolina Make-a-wish foundation. Outside of work, you can find Kathleen at the beach, paddleboarding and taking a million pictures of her dog Teddy.

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

TERRA MOSCALINK  MS-OTR/L  Lead Occupational Therapist

Terra is originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and moved to Charleston to trade in the cold and snow for sun and beaches. Terra received her Bachelor’s Degree in Rehabilitation Sciences from the University of Pittsburgh in 2010 and her Master of Occupational Therapy in 2012. She is NBCOT certified and licensed by the state of South Carolina. Terra decided to pursue a career in occupational therapy to combine her passion for working with children and her creativity. Throughout her career, she has had the opportunity to provide services to children in a home, daycare, and in an outpatient setting at the clinic and in the pool. Terra recently completed the University of Southern California Chan Sensory Integration Continuing Education (CE) Certificate Program, which provided extensive training of over 100 hours in Sensory Integration and related areas. Additionally, she also has specialty post-graduation training in Integrated Listening System(iLs), Interactive Metronome, and Handwriting without Tears. In her free time she enjoys spending time exploring Charleston, traveling, or relaxing at the beach.

 

SADIE BRADSHAW MS-OTR/L

Sadie Bradshaw is a registered, licensed Occupational Therapist. She received her Bachelors and Masters Degrees from Milligan College in Johnson City, Tennessee. She also was a Lend Trainee through Vanderbilt University, focusing on leadership in interdisciplinary practice in pediatrics. Sadie has received post-graduate certifications in Beckman Oral Motor Protocol, Integrated Listening Systems, From Eye-sight to Insight: Visual and Vestibular Evaluation and Treatment, and has completed the USC Sensory Integration CE Certificate Program (SICP). She also has post-graduate training in Child Directed Interaction Therapy and DIR Floortime.  Sadie moved to the Lowcountry in 2018 from Chattanooga, Tennessee. In her spare time she loves exploring and running the beach’s with her dog Charlie, baking and playing/coaching soccer.

KAYLEE TATE MS-OTR/L

Kaylee is originally from Asheville, North Carolina. She received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology at Appalachian State University and her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from Milligan College. Prior to becoming an occupational therapist, Kaylee was a special education teacher. Kaylee is NBCOT certified and licensed in the state of South Carolina. She is now certified in Sensory Integration from the University of Southern California, DIRFloortime, and Integrated Listening Systems. She has additional post-graduate training in sensory feeding, sensory processing and autism, and NDT (Neurodevelopmental Treatment) handling techniques. Outside of work, Kaylee enjoys spending time with family and friends, exploring outdoors, and playing with her dog, Winston.

ANNIE FAGAN  OTR/L

Annie Fagan is NBCOT certified Occupational Therapist and licensed by the state of South Carolina. She received her Bachelors of Science in Occupational Therapy from Quinnipiac University in 2003. Annie loves working with children and has been practicing in the field of pediatrics since graduation. Annie has received post-graduate training in Handwriting without Tears, Reflex Integration, Sensory Processing Disorder and she also has extensive training and certification in Integrated Listening Systems (iLs) auditory program. Annie is trained in the SOS approach to feeding and enjoys providing feeding therapy to children using this method. Annie moved to Mount Pleasant in 2013 from Connecticut for a change of weather and lifestyle. She loves spending her time with her son, Liam. When not at work, she enjoys the beach, pool, gym and being with family and friends.

LIVIANA SACCO MS-OTR/L

Liviana “Liv” was born and raised in northeast Pennsylvania. She received her Bachelor’s of Health Science and Master’s of Occupational Therapy from the University of Scranton. She has recently completed her SOS feeding training and is DIR floortime ceritfied in FEDC’s 1-4. Liv has always enjoyed working with children, the joy they bring from the simplest of pleasures and their inherit drive to have fun. She loves her Lowcountry life. You can oftenfind her enjoying outdoor activities, walking her dog Murray, or eating around the peninsula. She is excited to begin her married life with her best friend, Andrew, and looks forward to many more years of serving the children in the Greater Charleston area.

 

KELLYE TOLLEY MS-OTR/L

Kellye Tolley MS OTR/L is the Director of Operations and Missions at Holy City Pediatric Therapy. Dusty and Kellye work alongside each other as a husband and wife team in order to lead the excellent team they have created at Holy City. Kellye is a registered, licensed Occupational Therapist. She received her Bachelors of Science in Clinical Psychology from East Tennessee State University and graduated from Milligan College in Johnson City, Tennessee with her Masters of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy. Kellye has over 10 years of experience in Pediatric Occupational Therapy in which she has focused her attention on specializing in Sensory Processing. She has recently achieved her Sensory Integration Certification from the University of Southern California, which provided extensive training of over 100 hours in sensory integration. Kellye is also an oral motor specialist with a certification in the Beckman Oral Motor Protocol. She is further trained in the following post-graduate training; Handwriting without Tears, Astronaut Training, Sensory Processing through the STAR Institute, Reflex Integration, Kinesiotaping, DIR Floor Time Approach, and Integrated Listening System (iLs). She is certified in Dynamic Movement Interventions Level A (DMI). Kellye moved to the Lowcountry in 2011 from East Tennessee. She is happily married to her high school sweetheart, Dusty Tolley. Together they have been blessed with the sweetest little boys, Luke & Levi! Kellye’s desire is to share the love and kindness of Jesus to everyone see meets!

SPEECH THERAPY

MEGAN DEARING, M.A., CCC-SLP, CLC, Lead Speech Therapist

Megan earned her undergraduate degree at Marshall University and holds a Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Hampton University. Megan brings her experience working as a Speech Therapist in a school system, NICU, and inpatient/outpatient hospital setting in Delaware, traveling therapist in Charleston to her current role as the Lead Speech-Language Pathologist at Holy City Pediatric Therapy. Megan is a Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC) and provides treatment to breastfeeding infants within the clinic setting. She works on oral motor issues, positioning, latch techniques, and milk production with both the mothers and the infants. Megan also treats children with a variety of diagnoses, including but not limited to developmental disabilities, Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, apraxia, articulation disorders, phonological impairments, fluency disorders/stuttering, feeding and swallowing disorders, receptive/expressive language delays, and social communication deficits. She is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech Language Pathology (CCC-SLP), and is accredited by the South Carolina’s Professional Licensing Board. Megan has completed continuing education under Sara Rosenfeld-Johnson, M.S., CCC-SLP, of Talk Tools, also participating in the development of On-Demand CEU training for fellow professionals. She has extensive experience in evaluation and treatment plan development for oral placement therapy and Feeding Therapy; A Sensory Motor Approach. Megan is also a Clinical Supervisor for the University of South Carolina, and dedicates her time in teaching new techniques and clinical approaches to upcoming Speech therapists. Megan has also served as a mentor for several new graduates as well as been a Supervisor for clinicians in their Fellowship year providing training, observation and motivation to improve their clinical effectiveness. In her spare time, Megan enjoys spending time with her son, daughter and husband in the Charleston area, swimming, and organizing events and sponsorships.

ALECIA MURRAY MS CCC-SLP

Growing up in North Carolina, Alecia developed a passion for working with kids at a young age through babysitting and church mission trips. She moved to the lowcountry to work as a pediatric speech language pathologist after completing her Masters Degree at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Knoxville, TN. While in graduate school, she gained extensive experience working with hearing impaired kiddos and their families as well as participated in a specialized clinic for children with Autism in the birth to three population. In addition to aural rehabilitation and autism spectrum disorder, she has gained an affection for working with a variety of populations including early intervention, apraxia, pragmatic difficulties, receptive and expressive language delays, and articulation/phonological deficits. Alecia is a member of the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA) holding her Certificate of Clinical Competency in Speech Language Pathology (CCC-SLP) and maintains her South Carolina Professional License in SLP. She is excited utilize her speech and language techniques and experience to treat kids from the Charleston area in the clinic setting as well as in their natural environments. Outside of work, you can find Alecia spending time with her fiancé, Patrick, and fur baby, Kenna. She enjoys trying all the new restaurants, being by the water, and playing kickball.

MONTANA TALLY MS CCC-SLP

Montana is a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist with a Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP). She is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and is certified by the South Carolina Board of Examiners in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. Montana grew up in Foxboro, Massachusetts where she was a volunteer with Best Buddies and a YMCA camp counselor for children with a variety of special needs. It was during her time with those programs where she found her passion for working with children and teens. 

Montana received her Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations with a minor in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of South Carolina. She went on to receive her Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. Throughout her schooling and career, Montana has grown a special interest in Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) and literacy. She is passionate about helping each child find their voice through speech-language therapy. 

Montana has lived in Charleston since 2020 and is excited to continue to work with children and families in the Lowcountry through Holy City Pediatric Therapy.

PAIGE KESLER, Billing

Paige moved to Charleston from Southern Kentucky to attend the Medical University of South Carolina. After receiving her master’s degree in health administration, she worked in health care management and health care billing before joining the team at Holy City Pediatric Therapy. Paige enjoys traveling with her husband and daughter.

KIERA WILLIAMS, Patient Care Coordinator

Kiera is a South Carolina native, raised in Cross, South Carolina. She has two bright daughters, Kierstin and Kieringtin. Being a mother helped develop her passion for care coordination. Before joining the Holy City Pediatric Therapy family Kiera has worked in care coordination for a local pediatric practice and medical university. Kiera enjoys reading and creating new memories with her family.

FACILITY DOG

GRIFFON

Griffon is a proud graduate of Canine Companions for Independence. He was born March 4, 2018 in California. Griffon is a Golden Retriever/Black Lab Mix. His parents were Tigris and Romeo. He began his training to be a service dog in Gadsden Correctional Complex in Quincy, Florida as part of a puppy training program for this Women’s prison complex. These ladies did a wonderful job preparing Griffon. He then spent time with his amazing community puppy raisers Vickie and CJ Smith in Jacksonville, Florida as they helped him polish his skills before entering “Puppy College” with Canine Companions for Independence at the Orlando Campus. Griffon was trained in total 2.5 years before being paired with Dusty and Kellye Tolley with the intent of working with children as a facility Dog. He is consistently followed by Canine Companions for Independence to ensure that both he and his handlers are performing at a high standard. Griffon knows over 40 commands and is the calmest dog you will ever meet. He LOVES children and is a calming friend for all those at Holy City Pediatric Therapy.