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Child In Speech Therapy

ABOUT OUR TEAM

Experts in 
Pediatric Therapy

MEET OUR TEAM

Speech & Feeding | Occupational | Physical

Lori Kilpatrick Pediatric Therapy is staffed with multi-discipline therapists including speech-language pathologists and feeding specialists, physical therapists and occupational therapists. This team collaborates together to ensure every child reaches

their full potential!

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Our Team of Providers

Lori Kilpatrick, MS, CCC-SLP

Speech Pathologist

My name is Lori Kilpatrick and I am a speech-language pathologist and owner of Lori Kilpatrick Pediatric Therapy. I am married to my husband, Gerrod, and we have two sons, Carson and Harper. I love spending time with my family and cheering my boys on at the baseball field or basketball court. We also have a precious dog, Adeline, who frequently comes to the clinic with me. I graduated from The University of Southern Mississippi with a masters degree in speech-language pathology and have been in this field for 20 years. After working for 10 years in a hospital setting, I made the jump to private practice. I am so grateful for the growth of this practice and for an amazing team of employees! It is truly the best and most rewarding job and I absolutely love working with families to help their little ones learn to communicate better and to take the stress out of meal times. Feeding therapy is my passion and one of the main reasons I went into private practice. I am so excited we have expanded our services to occupational and physical therapy as well. I believe our multi-disciplinary team approach is key to making progress! Early intervention leads to success and we are here to not only help your child, but to help your family as well.

Amy Cochran, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

My name is Amy Cochran and I have been an Occupational Therapist for 28 years. I have been practicing in the area of pediatrics for the past 10 years. I am a lifelong resident of the Mississippi Gulf Coast and I currently live in Ocean Springs , MS with my husband, Joel, and our two sons- Josh (22) and Aidan (19). I feel extremely blessed to work in the area of pediatrics, helping children reach their full potential and supporting their caregivers.

Kaylee Johnson, DPT

Physical Therapist

My name is Kaylee Johnson, and I have been a pediatric physical therapist for 7 years. I completed my undergraduate degree in Kinesiology at Louisiana State University and earned a Doctorate of Physical Therapy at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. I live in Ocean Springs, MS with my husband, Patrick, and my three little boys - Noah, Brooks, and Luke. I love working with children and their families, and I am so excited to serve the pediatric community on the Mississippi Gulf Coast!

Alaina Ladner, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

My name is Alaina Ladner, and I’ve been working as a pediatric occupational therapist for 5 years. I attended Southern Miss for undergraduate, and graduated with my Masters of Occupational Therapy from the University of South Alabama. I live in Biloxi with my husband, Kyle, and our 3 beautiful children. I love being a pediatric OT, especially being able to support kids and their families as we work toward their goals to participate in play, school, and daily life activities. I’m honored to be a member of this team!

Amy Herbert, MS, CCC-SLP

Speech Pathologist

My name is Amy Herbert, M.S. CCC-SLP I live in Long Beach with my husband, Mikael, and 2 daughters- Poppy and Lilly. I graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with a Bachelor of Arts in Speech Pathology and Audiology and a minor in Deaf Education. I earned my Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology in 2014. I have clinical experience in a variety of settings working with children and adults with speech, language, and feeding disorders. I love continuing my education to learn new therapy approaches to benefit my patients. Some of the specialized trainings I have received include Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP) approach for augmentative, alternative communication (AAC), SOS Approach to Feeding, Sensory-Motor Approach to Feeding, and various TalkTools courses focusing on Oral-Motor techniques for speech and feeding therapy. I have a passion for working with children. I love being able to be apart of their progress and growth to make a positive difference in their life.

Amy Fisher, MS, CCC-SLP

Speech Pathologist

My name is Amy Fisher. I have been a speech pathologist since 2005. I received both undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of South Alabama. I have worked in multiple settings, including acute care, outpatient rehab, schools and early intervention. Pediatrics is my favorite by far. I feel blessed to be a part of each child’s life with whom I provide services. I was raised in the community and now live in Vancleave with my husband, three daughters and my dog. I love taking rides on our boat, going on trips with my family and watching my girls play various sports and activities.

Anna Sinopoli, MS, CCC-SLP

Speech Pathologist

My name is Anna Sinopoli, and I have been a speech therapist since 2006. I received my Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of South Alabama, where I attended both undergraduate and graduate school. I have worked with both adults and children in a variety of settings, but pediatrics is my passion. I grew up in Ocean Springs, and I currently live there with my husband and children. We enjoy golf cart rides along the beach and watching the kids do what they love with their extracurricular activities. 

Mary East, MS, CCC-SLP

Speech Pathologist

My name is Mary East and I have been a speech therapist for 8 years. I was born and raised in Memphis, TN. I attended Mississippi State University and received my bachelor’s degree in Educational Psychology. I then attended graduate school at the University of Tennessee and received my master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology. I have worked in the school district, inpatient and outpatient hospital settings, but have found my home here with pediatrics! I live in Ocean Springs with my husband, Geoffrey, our son, Charlie, and our basset hound, Murray. I find such joy working with kids every day and am so grateful to be a small part of their journey!

Courtney Letort, MS, CCC-SLP

Speech Pathologist

My name is Courtney Letort. I am so excited to be a part of this team as a Speech Language Pathologist. I received my bachelor's degree from the University

of South Alabama and my master's degree from Alabama A&M University. I have worked with people of all ages, however I love getting to work with children. I currently live in Biloxi with my husband, Chase, and our two fur babies, Blue and Freya. I am so thankful for the opportunity to help children along the Mississippi Gulf Coast build their communication skills.

Morgan Appel, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

My name is Morgan Appel, and I am an occupational therapist at Lori Kilpatrick Pediatric Therapy. I studied at Mississippi State University, and then I graduated from the University of Mississippi Medical Center with my Master's of Occupational Therapy in 2019. This November, I am getting married to my fiancé, Tyler, and will be moving to Saucier with his daughter, Riley, and our golden retriever, Scout. I could not be more excited to serve the children in our community and look forward to helping these kids and their families reach their highest potential. 

Vianca Aybar

Office Manager

My name is Vianca Aybar and I am the office manager. I am married to my husband, Jared, and we have one precious daughter, Madison. I love spending time with my family and especially enjoy our beach vacations and our trips to Ecuador. I have a degree in computer science engineering. I have experience in teaching and have owned businesses in the past in Ecuador. I also worked in early intervention for many years and find great gratification in helping families with children with disabilities. It brings me joy to collaborate all that goes into making sure these children have every opportunity to succeed and meet their goals! I have worked with Lori since 2018 and have loved growing this practice with her. I look forward to more growth in the future!

Lisa Allwurden

Patient Care Coordinator

My name is Lisa Allwurden, and I recently joined this wonderful office as a Patient Care Coordinator. After high school in Ocean Springs, I spent many years in the optical field, which took me from Mississippi to New York, Europe, and Florida. While in Florida, I met my husband of 22 years. We decided to move back to Ocean Springs in 2017. I have 2 children, 2 stepchildren and 4 grandchildren. In my free time I enjoy cooking, flower gardening and spending time with my family and 14 year old mini poodle, Obie.

Lisa Armstrong

Patient Care Coordinator

My name is Lisa Armstrong. I joined this amazing team in July 2021 after 2 decades of working in the Hospitality industry. I am a product of an Air Force family that made the Mississippi Coast our home. I studied Fine Arts at MGCCC and William Carey College. My husband, John and I have been married since 2008 and we enjoy camping and cruising with our three incredible kids: Sebastian, Alana and Elliot. When we are not traveling I enjoy playing trivia and board games with friends and family.

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