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
    Sarah_Kennedy

    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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  • 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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  • Shannon Murphy, PT, DPT Pediatric Physical Therapist
    Shannon Murphy

    Certification and Training:

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

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  • Jonathan Burdett, PT, DPT Pediatric Physical Therapist
    Jonathan Burdett

    Certification and Training:

    • Certified and licensed physical therapist in Illinois
    • Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Elon University
    • Bachelors of Science in Applied Health Sciences from Wheaton College
    • Early Intervention Specialist

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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
    Corrie_Lukkes

    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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  • 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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  • Melissa Duncan, MS, OTR/L Pediatric Occupational Therapist
    Melissa Duncan

    Certification and Training:

    • Certified and Licensed Occupational Therapist
    • Bachelor of Science in Health Science, University of South Florida
    • Masters of Occupational Therapy, Saint Louis University
    • Early Intervention Specialist

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  • Katie Puszynski, MOT, OTR/L Pediatric Occupational Therapist
    Katie Puszynski

    Certification and Training:

    • Certified and Licensed Occupational Therapist
    • Masters of Occupational Therapy from Midwestern University
    • Bachelors of Science from Loyola University of Chicago
    • Sensory Integration Certified

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

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  • Katherine Lofing, MS, CCC-SLP Pediatric Speech Therapist
    Katherine_Lofing

    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

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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

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  • Shelby Coren, CFY-SLP Pediatric Speech Therapist
    Shelby Coren

    Certification and Training:

    • Bachelor of Arts in Speech and Hearing Sciences
    • Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology
    • Early Intervention Specialist
    • CPR certified in pediatrics and adults

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  • Suzanna Ramirez, CFY, SLP Pediatric speech therapist
    Suzanna Ramirez

    Certification and Training:

    • Masters in the Science of Speech, Language, and Learning from Northwestern University
    • Early Intervention Specialist
    • CPR certified in pediatrics and adults
    • Fluent in Spanish

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  • Quinn Goodwin, CFY, SLP Pediatric Speech Therapist
    Quinn Goodwin

    Certification and Training:

    • Bachelor of arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Iowa
    • Master of arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Saint Louis University
    • Early Intervention Specialist

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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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  • 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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  • Jessica Mazella Office Administration
    Jessica Mazella

    Certification and Training:

    • PROMPT trained (Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets)

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  • Chanel Hamer Office Administration
    Chanel Hamer

    Chanel received her degree in Accounting from Sangamon University. She obtained a wealth of experience working for one of the Northwest suburbs most prominent hospital networks, and has with many years of billing experience in the healthcare field. She is excited to be a part of Little Steps to assist the families and therapists.

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  • Steven Luhrs Operations Manager
    Steven Luhrs

    Certification and Training:

    • Fluent in Spanish
    • CPR certified in pediatrics and adults

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