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Piedmont Athens Regional Peds RehabTeam

Occupational Therapist - Kim Crowe

Kim Crowe has been an occupational therapist since 1992 when she graduated from the Medical College of Georgia. Since then, she's been an important part of the Athens Regional Pediatric Rehab team. She enjoys spending time with friends and family at home, the beach and in the mountains. She also likes to spend her leisure time shopping and reading. 

Favorite Quote:
"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched; they must be felt with the heart." -- Helen Keller

How Families Describe Kim:

  • "We have been blessed to have Kim as our son's therapist. She has not only served our son's needs but has been a major support for the entire family. We moved several hours away although continue to travel to Athens Regional for therapy. We trust Kim and consider her to be the best!"
  • "Kim has assisted our daughter tremendously. Kim is always patient despite the need to re-instruct the same task of buttoning or dressing. She makes therapy fun and enjoyable."


Physical Therapist - Laurie Fox

Laure Fox has been a physical therapist since 1982 when she graduated from the Medical College of Georgia. She's shared her wonderful skills with the Athens Regional Pediatric Rehab team since 1990. Prior to that, she worked for Putnam County School System in Florida and Joellen Smith Hospital in New Orleans. Laurie loves spending her leisure time with family and friends, Djembe drumming and paddling, swimming and cycling on the weekends.

Favorite Quote:
"To the world you may be one person; but to one person you may be the world." - Dr. Seuss

How Families Describe Laurie:

  • "Laurie is not only an amazing therapist, she is a fabulous person as well."
  • "Laurie has given exercises that have turned my daughter's life around."
  • "We appreciate that Laurie was truthful, straightforward and encouraging."
  • "We cannot thank her enough for the gift of seeing our child improve."


Speech-Language Pathologist - Jennifer Ponder

Jennifer Ponder has been a speech-language pathologist since 1991 when she graduated from Valdosta State University. She worked for NovaCare until 1998 when she brought her talents to the Athens Regional Pediatric and Adult Rehab team. She enjoys being with family and friends in her leisure time as well as working out and running.

Favorite Quote:
"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." - Maya Angelou

How Families Describe Jennifer:

  • "Jennifer is truly outstanding. She is professional, warm and friendly. She challenged me to reach my potential and was a great encouragement to me. She believed in me!"
  • "Jennifer is the best in her field. Her experience assisted in addressing my daughter's problem quickly."


Speech-Language Pathologist - Kelley Claas

Kelley Claas has been a speech-language pathologist since 1999 when she graduated from the University of Georgia with her Master's Degree. She's been an exceptional member of the Athens Regional Pediatric Rehab team since then. Traveling, running and spending time with family and friends is how she best likes to spend her leisure time.

Favorite Quote:
"If you can dream it, you can do it." - Walt Disney

How Families Describe Kelley:

  • "Ms. Kelley is the best! So kind, patient, competitive game player, laugh-out-loud, kind of gal. A huge chapter in our lives have been spent with Ms. Kelley. We will be forever grateful!" 


Speech-Language Pathologist - Marcie Cochran

Marcie Cochran has been a speech-language pathologist since graduating from Georgia State University in 2001. She worked with Clarke County Schools for a year before bringing her wonderful skills to Athens Regional Pediatric Rehab. She likes to travel, read, exercise and spend time with family and friends in her leisure time.

Favorite Quote:
"Be the change you wish to see in the world." - Gandhi

How Families Describe Marcie:

  • "Marcie has changed my son's childhood and life! One year ago I never thought I would hear his sweet voice saying things I hear him say today."
  • "To hear your child say mama is the best gift I have ever received."
  • "Marcie's compassion, love and dedication are great."


Occupational Therapist - Sara Shue

Sara Shue graduated with her Master's in Occupational Therapy with a specialty in pediatrics from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA in 2009. She is currently pursuing her Doctorate in O.T. with a specialty in neuro-rehab. Before joining the Athens Regional Pediatric Rehab team, Sara worked with peds rehab teams at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta and Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, MD. She enjoys spending time relaxing, hiking or running with her husband and two dogs in her leisure time.

Favorite Quote:
"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science." - Albert Einstein

How Families Describe Sara:

  • "We are so happy Sara joined the Athens Regional team!"
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