Meet the team helping your children

Why Creative Hands?

At Creative Hands Occupational Therapy, Inc., our team consists of professional, licensed Occupational Therapists and Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants.We are specialists in the needs of children.

We have extensive experience working with kids having developmental delays, feeding and oral-motor problems, behavioral problems, ADHD, and Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD).

Treatment of the whole child and collaboration with family and other professionals is our priority.

Supply Location

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Bobbi Spencer

Office Manager

My name is Bobbi Spencer and I’ve been with Creative Hands since 2010. I have 3 children, Katie, Sam and I had a son named Jimmy and he had special needs. I feel I can relate to the parents when they call into the office needing assistance.

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Maureen Kleinmann

Office Assistant

Biography coming soon.

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Brandi Kerns

Office Assistant

My name is Brandi Kerns and currently, I am the Governmental (Tricare East), private insurance and billing coordinator in the Supply, N.C. Office. I have lived in Southeastern N.C. most of my life and have chosen to raise my family here in my home town…

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Susan Olmschenk

OTR/L /Owner/Director

Hello, my name is Susan and I am the owner of CHOT. I was born and raised in MN where I attended St. Mary’s Campus for my COTA degree and then 6 years later returned to The College of St. Catherine for my OTR degree. As a COTA I worked in rehab settings…

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Charly Doerschuk

OT

I’m Ms. Charly. I’ve been an OT for 8 years. I began my practice in geriatrics. I’ve been in pediatrics since 2016 and am loving it. I was born and raised in Lakewood, OH, a suburb of Cleveland. I joined the army right after high school where I met my husband.

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Melody Sexton

COTA/L

Ms. Melody recently received her Autism certification. She graduated from UNCG with a B.S. in Sports Medicine in 2007 and worked as a physical therapy aide in an orthopedic clinic for 5 years. She loved working in rehabilitation and did a hippotherapy work study at Horse Power in Colfax, NC.

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Alicia Thieman

OTR/L

Hi, my name is Ms. Alicia, and I thoroughly enjoy being a pediatric OT. I graduated from the University of Indianapolis with a Master’s in Occupational Therapy in December of 2006. I specialized in orthopedics and industrial health…

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Elke Groth

COTA/L

Hi, my name is Elke Groth. I graduated from Florida State College of Jacksonville with my AS degree in occupational therapy in 2013. I’ve had amazing opportunities working in geriatrics, acute care, and pediatrics. I enjoy helping children and I’m honored to be a part of such a dynamic team at CHOT!…

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Holly Ridge Location

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Robyn Credle

COTA/L

Hi. I am Robyn and I am married with one sweet son! I graduated from the COTA program at Pitt County Community college in 1994. I have worked in Pediatrics since then in school system, clinic based, and home based settings providing therapy services…

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Luke Roberts

COTA/L

My name is Luke and I am a Certifed Occupational Therapy Assistant. I graduated from Cape Fear Community College in 2016 as Vice President of the Students of Occupational Therapy club, awarded with an Outstanding Achievement in Occupational Therapy distinction…

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Maranda Tamson

COTA/L / Holly Ridge Clinic Manager

Maranda (COTA/L) and I am the clinic manager at the Holy Ridge facility. I graduated from Cape Fear Community College in 2003 with a passion to help children be the best…

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Sarah Sysko

Office Assistant

I am one of the office assistants at our Holly Ridge location. I moved here with my husband from Eastern Pennsylvania about 2 years ago when he was stationed at Camp Lejeune. I live in Jacksonville and have a little black cat named Nox…

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Kini Johnson

COTA/L (In-Home Care)

“I have spent the past 10 years studying and providing care in the early childhood education field and along the way, finding a passion for working with children who have special needs. I joined the Occupational Therapy field, and love providing inclusive…

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Mary Casilio

Office Assistant

“Hello! My name is Mary. I was born and raised in Pennsylvania and graduated from Penn State University. My husband is a Marine which brought us to the NC coast. I enjoy spending time with my horse and taking my German Shepherd hiking or to the beach…

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Mackenzie Earl

OTR/L

I received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Minor in Biology from UNCW. I furthered my education at Alabama State University (Roll Tide!) to receive a Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy…

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Jenny Dixon

COTA/L

My name is Jenny Dixon and I am married with 2 children. I received an associates degree in Early Childhood Education and Occupational Therapy from Cape Fear Community College. I worked for Pender County Schools, as an Exceptional…

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Katie Albrecht

OTR/L

Hi! My name is Katie, and I am married with children. I received my Bachelor’s degree from UNC Wilmington and my Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from East Carolina University. I have a passion for natural and holistic treatment…

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Kendra Pauley

COTA/L

I received an Associate of Science in Occupational Therapy Assisting in 2015 and my Bachelors of Science in 2018 from the University of Charleston in my home town of Charleston, West Virginia, in preparation to one day further my education to receive a Masters in Occupational Therapy.

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Kaye Santos

OT

Aloha! My name is Karen, but people call me “Kaye” for short. I received my AS degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Hawaii KCC in 2006. Since then, I have worked in various settings such as activities, psychiatrics, pediatrics, skilled nursing, and outpatient…

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