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OUR STAFF

We have a very talented and experienced team of professionals with diverse backgrounds. Here are the friendly faces you will see around the office and some information that will help you get to know us.

Cindy Miles, PT, PhD. PCS, CNDT established her pediatric private practice in 1981 after serving the pediatric population since 1977. Cindy is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, School of Health Related Professionals, East Stroudsburg University with a Master of Education in
exercise physiology, and Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions with a PhD in Pediatric Science. Her doctoral research was Potential Risk Factors Related to the Diagnosis of Torticollis.

Cindy is Board Certified by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties as a Pediatric Clinical Specialist, specializing in treating children; birth through young adults. Cindy has completed the eight week Pediatric Neuro Developmental training course and the Advanced Infant course. She has an extensive continuing education background in pediatrics and orthopedics.

Presently, Cindy serves as Chair of the Section on Pediatrics Annual Conference (SoPAC), “Goofy for Exercise” Committee, is a member of the Section on Pediatrics’ Task Force on Guidelines for Exercise for Children, and is Treasurer of the Section on Pediatrics’ IV Step Committee. Cindy
served as the SOP Treasurer 2008 through 2013 and Treasurer elect 2007-2008. She has presented nationally on Torticollis and Plagiocephaly, as well as nationally and internationally on Fitness for All Abilities including at the World Confederation of Physical Therapy Conference.

Cindy has been a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) since 1977, where she is also a member of the Pediatric, Sports and Private Practice Sections. In addition; she is a member of the Neuro-Developmental Treatment Association (NDTA). Cindy has received the Award of Excellence from the PPTA Pediatric Special Interest Group and the Bud DeHaven Leadership Award from the Section on Pediatrics.

PHYSICAL THERAPISTS

Faith Ann Augustus, MPT received a Bachelor of Science in Pre-Med from Kutztown University. She earned her Bachelor of Health Science and Masters Degree in Physical Therapy from Philadelphia College of Pharmacy & Science in 1997. Faith began with Cindy as a student in 1997, and then worked part time in the evenings after graduation. Faith worked as a staff therapist at Lehigh Valley Hospital with special interests in pediatrics, burn and wound care. Faith has been trained in Neuro Developmental treatment-completing the Pediatric eight week course. She has presented research findings at two national conferences. She is a member of the Neuro-Developmental Treatment Association and American Physical Therapy Association- including sections on Pediatrics & Aquatics.

Andrew Sutphin, DPT, CSCS, graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelors Degree in Psychology (2002) and a Doctoral Degree in Physical Therapy in 2005. Andrew began as a volunteer at Cindy’s clinic for two years, accumulating 150 hours of clinical experience. Andrew completed a year long internship at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh prior to graduation. Clinical experience included acute/trauma care, NICU, PICU, and orthopedic injuries. Andrew became certified as a strength and conditioning specialist in 2004.

Rachael Weitknecht, DPT, received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Dance from Muhlenberg College in2004. She continued her education and received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy degree from Thomas Jefferson University in 2007. Prior to joining the staff at Cindy Miles and Associates Rachael was a student volunteer at the office for 5 years and assisted in the fitness program. Her student clinical experiences include acute, rehab, and outpatient therapy as well as a 10 week pediatric clinical rotation at A.I. DuPont Hospital for Children. Rachael is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) – including the section on Pediatrics. 

Elizabeth (Elissa) Derbak, DPT received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Biological Foundations of Behavior from Franklin and Marshall College (2008) and a Doctoral Degree in Physical Therapy from Thomas Jefferson University in 2011. Prior to joining the staff at Cindy Miles and Associates, Elissa completed clinical experiences in acute care, outpatient, and rehab settings, as well as a 10 week pediatric clinical rotation at Shriner’s Hospital for Children. Elissa is a current member of the APTA, including the Section on Pediatrics.

Maggie Holland, DPT received her Bachelor of Sciences degree in Biology from Washington and Lee University (2013) and a Doctoral Degree in Physical Therapy from Duke University (2016). Maggie completed clinical experiences in acute care, and outpatient orthopedics with a focus on hypermobility disorders, in addition to a 12 week pediatric clinical rotation at University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill.  She has presented research findings at a national conference and is a current member of the American Physical Therapy Association, including the Section on Pediatrics.

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS

LeeAnn Bower, MS, OTR/L, CPST has worked in pediatrics for 10 years. She earned her A.S.Occupational Therapy from Penn State University and began her career as a COTA/L working for Carbon Lehigh Intermediate Unit. Shortly after earning her Associate’s degree, she returned to school at Misericordia University where she earned her B.S. in Health Sciences and M.S. in Occupational Therapy. She has worked in a variety of pediatric settings including inpatient rehab, early intervention, school-based, outpatient rehab, feeding clinic, and has experience as a student in the NICU. LeeAnn is also a certified car seat technician and completed her special needs transportation training.
Lynn Sheridan MS,OT/L has been in the pediatric field since 1986. She received her BA in Western Australia and MA from the Sargent College of Boston University in 1982. She specializes in sensory integration and feeding therapy. She has 25 years of experience in Early Intervention in Delaware, Montgomery and Berks counties. Lynn has worked in Australia, India and China and therefore brings eclectic treatment options and experience.

In 2012 Lynn moved to Kempton PA where she and her husband established Common Ground Farm and Retreat. The farm is a place for retreats, including families with special needs. Lynn and her husband have three children, including one boy adopted from China.

Karen Sobrinski, COTA/L received a Bachelor of Science in Education with an emphasis on Health Promotion from Bowling Green State University in 1996. In 2012, she became a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant earning her Associates degree from Lehigh Carbon Community College. Her student clinical experiences include sub-acute care and pediatric outpatient rehab at Good Shepherd. Karen has worked as a fitness instructor at the Suburban North Family YMCA leading group exercises and has over10 years of experience creating, developing and instructing programs for preschool and youth gymnastics. She is currently a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association.

Katie Schaffer, COTA/L, received an Associate of Applied Science degree and became a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) in 2012.  Her student clinical experience includes acute inpatient rehabilitation at Grandview Hospital and Colonial Intermediate Unit. Katie is a part-time COTA with Cindy Miles & Associates and serves as a full-time school-based COTA at Colonial Intermediate Unit and part-time COTA at Good Shepherd In-patient Pediatric Rehabilitation Hospital. She and her husband Steve are avid supporters of son Josh, a Champion Micro-sprint car racer. Katie is certified by the National Board of Occupational Therapy.

SPEECH THERAPISTS

Marcel Broadway, M.S., CCC-SLP/L graduated from West Chester University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Communication Disorders and earned a Master’s of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from Florida State University in 1991. She received her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) in 1992. Prior to joining Cindy Miles & Associates, Marcel completed clinical positions in acute care, out-patient centers, rehabilitation centers, preschools, acute care hospitals with specialties in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), medical-residential facilities, and early intervention. Marcel specializes in pediatric dysphagia (feeding and swallowing) following an internship at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children & Women in Orlando, Fl. Marcel is certified in CPR, First Aid, and AED device for infants, children, and adults. Practicing for over 20 years, Marcel is a member of ASHA, PSHA, and is a member the executive council of NESHAP. She has received the ASHA Award for Continuing Education (ACE) 4 times since 1995. She received Honors of the Association from NESHAP in 2012. Marcel is a guest speaker for the Dysphagia Track Graduate Program at Bloomsburg University.
Ashley Merkel, M.S., CCC-SLP/L received her Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology from Misericordia University (2010) located in Dallas, PA. Ashley works part time at Cindy Miles and Associates in addition to full time position with Carbon Lehigh Intermediate Unit #21. When Ashley is not working she enjoys spending time outdoors and spending time with her loved ones. She also helps manage fundraisers for the Asher F. Boyer Endowment Fund which is a nonprofit organization. 
Amy Boandl, MS, CCC/SLP/L received her Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology from East Stroudsburg University in 2011 and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Early Childhood Education from William Paterson University in Wayne, NJ (2006). Amy started working part-time at Cindy Miles & Associates in March. She currently works on Mondays and will increase her caseload during the summer. When Amy is not working she enjoys traveling with her husband and spending time with her nieces and nephews.

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Hannah Moir, M.S. Ed. CF-SLP, received her Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology in 2016 from Monmouth University, located in West Long Branch, New Jersey. Prior to receiving her Master’s Degree, she obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Speech Language Pathology and Audiology with a minor in Deaf and Hard of Hearing Studies in 2014 at Bloomsburg University located in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania. Hannah started working at Cindy Miles in October 2016 to complete her clinical fellowship. The clinical fellowship is the transition period between being a graduate student and being a licensed independent provider of clinical speech therapy services. Her clinical fellowship position includes a mentored professional experience provided by the licensed speech therapists at this facility.

AQUATICS INSTRUCTORS

Maria Zupko

OFFICE MANAGER

Faye Creveling started her affiliation with Cindy in fourth grade and admires the determination she has to help young children reach their goals. Before joining Cindy Miles & Associates in September 2003, Faye worked as an Operations Coordinator for a local cabinet company. Her duties include billing,human resources, and miscellaneous office tasks. She is the proud mother of four children.

INSURANCE COORDINATOR

Fran Schlofer has worked as a secretary in the medical field since 1985. Fran started working for Cindy in January, 2000. Fran’s responsibility at Cindy’s office is managing all of the private insurance issues. Fran is an asset to our practice.

OPERATIONS MANAGER

OFFICE ASSISTANTS

Monica Bauer is a graduate of the Medical assistants program at Lehigh-Carbon Community College. She has been employed in the medical field since 1978. As a part time employee at Cindy’s she verifies insurance benefits and assists in numerous other office functions. Monica lives in Whitehall with her husband and daughter.

Karen McHale has many years experience as an Administrative Assistant working in the corporate banking field. She has earned an Associates Degree in Education and has volunteered at numerous local organizations over the years. Working here as an Office Assistance has truly been a rewarding experience. She loves interacting with all of your children. Their smiling faces make her day.

Brenda Ross is a retired elementary school librarian. That makes her a perfect part time fit in the office for tasks like filing and organizing! Working with children has always been her love, so she is enjoying greeting the children and interacting with them and their families. Her full time job is spending as much time as possible with her grandson Kyle.

Lisa Supplee is excited to join the CMA team. She has over 25 years of experience in the health care field. Lisa lives in Orefield with her husband and three teenage children.