Our Team

Our Team


  • Jaime Passaglia, PT, DPT – Pediatric Physical Therapist
    Jaime-Passaglia

    Certification and Training:

    • Certified and Licensed Physical Therapist
    • Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Northwestern University
    • Bachelors of Science, University of Illinois, Kinesiology
    • Early Intervention Specialist

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  • Sarah Kelly, PT, DPT Pediatric Physical Therapist
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    Certification and Training:

    • Certified and Licensed Physical Therapist
    • Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Northwestern University
    • Bachelors of Science, Indiana University, Kinesiology
    • Early Intervention Specialist

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  • Julie Hesch PT, DPT Pediatric Physical Therapist
    Julie-Lazzaro

    Certification and Training:

    • Certified and Licensed Physical Therapist
    • Doctorate of Physical Therapy, Northwestern University
    • Bachelors of Science, Indiana University, Exercise Science
    • Early Intervention Specialist

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  • Jaime Neidenbach, PT, DPT Pediatric Physical Therapist
    Jaime_Neidenbach

    Certification and Training:

    • Certified and Licensed Physical Therapist
    • Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Carroll University
    • Bachelors of Science, Carroll University, Exercise Science
    • Early Intervention Specialist

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  • Kristen Thomas, PT, DPT Pediatric Physical Therapist
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    Certification and Training:

    • Certified and Licensed Physical Therapist
    • Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Emory University
    • Bachelors of Arts, Washington University in St. Louis
    • Early Intervention Specialist

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  • Danya Lev, PT, DPT Pediatric Physical Therapist
    Danya-Lev

    Certification and Training:

    • Certified and licensed physical therapist in Illinois
    • Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Governors State University
    • Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology from University of Illinois
    • Early Intervention Specialist

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  • Brittney Ferrone, PT, DPT Pediatric Physical Therapistbrittney-ferrone

    Certification and Training:

    • Doctorate of Physical Therapy, Northwestern University
    • Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitation Science, University of Pittsburgh
    • CPR and First Aid Certified in pediatrics and adults
    • APTA and IPTA member (pediatric section)

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  • Hannah Langdon, MS, OTR/L Pediatric Occupational Therapist
    Hannah_Langdon

    Certification and Training:

    • Certified and Licensed Occupational Therapist
    • Masters of Science from Rush University, Occupational Therapy
    • Bachelors of Science, Washington University
    • Early Intervention Specialist

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  • Corrie Lukkes, OTD, OTR/L Pediatric Occupational Therapist
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    Certification and Training:

    • Certified and Licensed Occupational Therapist
    • Doctorate of Occupational Therapy, Creighton University
    • Bachelors of Science, Creighton University, Health Sciences
    • Early Intervention Specialist

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  • Heather Milligan, MS, OTR/L Pediatric Occupational Therapist
    Heather_Milligan

    Certification and Training:

    • Registered and Licensed Occupational Therapist
    • Bachelors of Science in Occupational Therapy
    • Early Intervention Specialist
    • American Occupational Therapy Association Member

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  • Carolyn Maddock, MS, OTR/L Pediatric Occupational Therapist
    Carolyn-Maddock

    Certification and Training:

    • Registered and Licensed Occupational Therapist
    • Masters of Science from Rush University, Occupational Therapy
    • Bachelors of Science from Fordham University, Biological Sciences with Psychology minor
    • Early Intervention Specialist

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  • Marisol Pineda MS, OTR/L Pediatric Occupational Therapist
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    Certification and Training:

    • Certified and Licensed Occupational Therapist
    • Masters of Science from Chicago State University
    • Bachelors of Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
    • Certified Early Intervention Specialist

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  • Erica Suennen, M.S. CCC-SLP Pediatric Speech Therapist
    Erica_Suennen

    Certification and Training:

    • Certified and licensed speech-language pathologist
    • Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Loyola University Chicago
    • Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology, Marquette University
    • Early Intervention Specialist

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  • Christine Mendoza MHS, CCC-SLP Pediatric Speech Therapist
    Christine-Mendoza

    Certification and Training:

    • Bachelor of the Arts in Psychology, University of Illinois at Chicago
    • Bachelor of the Arts in Speech-Language Pathology, Elmhurst College
    • Master of Health Science in Communication Disorders, Governors State University
    • Certified Speech-Language Pathologist

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  • Katherine Lofing, MS, CCC-SLP Pediatric Speech Therapist
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    Certification and Training:

    • Certified and Licensed Speech Language Pathologist
    • Bachelors of Arts in Communicative Disorders from University of Kansas
    • Masters of Arts in Speech Language Pathology from University of Kansas Medical Center
    • Credentialed Early Intervention Speech Therapist

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  • Heidi Hansfield, MS, CCC-SLP Pediatric Speech Therapist
    Heidi_Hansfield

    Certification and Training:

    • Certified and Licensed Speech Language Pathologist
    • Bachelors of Arts in Communicative Disorders from University of Wisconsin
    • Masters of Science in Speech Language Pathology from University of Washington
    • Credentialed Early Intervention Speech Therapist

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  • Lurdes Lozano Office Manager/Administration
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    Lulu is an amazing bi-Lingual office manager who has worked in the therapy industry for many years. She previously worked as a regional manager for one of Chicago area’s prominent physical therapy companies. She is excited to bring her knowledge and experience to Little Steps and work with children and their families to assist in their overall care.

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  • Amber Wood Administration
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    After receiving an M.A. from Indiana University, Amber worked full-time for almost a decade in non-profit work before leaving to have her children. She joined the Little Steps team in May 2016. While not in direct care, she understands and values the benefits of PT, OT, and speech services.

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  • Vanesa Corado Lead Teacher & Spanish Interpreter/Translator
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    Certification and Training:

    • Bachelors of Arts, Northeastern Illinois University, Bilingual/ Multicultural Education
    • State Translator and Interpreter
    • CPR certified in pediatrics and adults
    • Illinois Association of Multilingual Multicultural Education member

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