OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM

Bryanna K. Wooton, M.S., OTR/L
Clinical Director

IMG_1427BSMrs. Wooton completed her Master’s of Occupational therapy at D’Youville College in 2011. She is a licensed and nationally certified Occupational Therapist who has experience working with both pediatric and geriatric populations.  She has provided services to children who exhibit a range of disabilities, as well as fine and gross motor delays, feeding and swallowing delays, visual motor and perceptual difficulties, Sensory Processing Disorder, and other developmental delaysWith ongoing continuing education in Pediatric Dysphagia, Sensory Processing and Regulation, Pediatric Neurological Conditions, and Visual Perceptual Conditions. Mrs. Wooton currently holds a certificate in Talk Tools Feeding Therapy – A Sensory-Motor Approach. She serves as Clinical Coordinator of Operations, Team Leader, and Occupational Therapist at our Children’s Evaluation & Therapy Center.

When asked what she likes most about working at the Children’s Evaluation & Therapy Center, Mrs. Wooton responded, “ It has provided me with the opportunity to be creative and foster therapeutic growth in my patients. It has also provided me with an unparalleled opportunity to grow my leadership and management skills in a well-rounded, structured, and nurturing environment.”

Jennifer K. Stolba, M.S., CCC-SLP
Senior SLP/Team Leader

IMG_1691JSMs. Stolba is a Speech-language Pathologist with fifteen (15) years of faithfully serving early intervention and school age children in public, private, and charter schools. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania and obtained her Master’s in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of the District of Columbia. For the past nearly four (4) years, her duties at our Children’s Evaluation & Therapy Center have included the provision of diagnostic and therapy services, clinical coordination, and contract management. She has been responsible for overseeing specific Center operations, special projects and programs’ and supervision of Clinical Fellows, Speech-Language Pathology Assistants, and Special Educators. Ms. Stolba is a dedicated, caring, team player who is willing to accept the challenge of doing whatever it takes to ensure that her students receive the services to which they are entitled. Because of her clinical skills and remarkable creativity, she has also played a major role in conducting and overseeing staff continuing education and team building activities. Ms. Stolba, too, has significant experience with contract management.

When asked what she likes most about working at Children’s Evaluation & Therapy Center, Ms. Stolba responded, “I enjoy and appreciate the dedication seen in every team member at Children’s Evaluation & Therapy Center.  The opportunities to work closely with peers and colleagues from different disciplines, and with the families of our patients and students, is incredibly rewarding and leads to tremendous growth in our children.”

Anita G. Wyatt, M.S., CCC-SLP
Senior SLP/Team Leader

IMG_1416AWMrs. Wyatt has over 25 years of successful, experience working as an SLP service provider. She obtained a B.A. in Urban Planning from Shaw University, and an M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of the District of Columbia. Her various roles at the Children’s Evaluation & Therapy Center have included PGCPS contract provider, DCPS diagnostician, Seminar Consultant, Contract/Project Manager and Acting Clinical Director, Team Leader, and Mentor. Mrs. Wyatt’s particular interests include Telehealth (Telespeech), Diagnostics, and Voice Disorders.

When asked what she likes most about working at the Children’s Evaluation & Therapy Center, Mrs. Wyatt responded, “I like working at the Center because it is like no other therapy center! It encourages therapists to grow and promote personal interests within the field of speech-language pathology. It’s possible to work, thrive and grow at the Children’s Evaluation & Therapy Center!”

Shanae L. Hale, M.S., OTR/L
Occupational Therapist/Team Leader

IMG_1812SHMrs. Hale is a registered and licensed Occupational Therapist with twelve (12) years of experience providing skilled care for the pediatric population. She received her Master’s of Occupational Therapy degree at Towson University in 2004 and has served the needs of children in both public and private schools as well as infants and toddlers with a wide range of physical, mental, and emotional disabilities. Duties included evaluation and treatment of students with severe and profound disabilities. Mrs. Hale has extensive experience with feeding disorders and is certified in both M.O.V.E. and Yoga for the Special Child (Basic 1). She is currently in the process of becoming a yoga teacher and completing Basic 2 of the Yoga for the Special Child series. She serves as a Team Leader and Occupational Therapist at our Children’s Evaluation & Therapy Center.

When asked what she likes most about working at Children’s Evaluation & Therapy Center, Mrs. Hale responded, “I enjoy the opportunity and flexibility to branch out into my particular interests as a therapist and incorporate them at the clinic and within my practice to enhance the clients’ abilities.”

Daniel W. Bowden
Finance Manager/Team Leader

DanWBowden_NewMr. Bowden, Finance Manager and Team Leader, faithfully supports Children’s Evaluation & Therapy Center’s CFO in virtually all financial or accounting and information technology matters at our Bowie-based Center. His many years of experience within the industries of retail, corporate telecommunications, energy management, and electrical engineering resulted in his being intimately familiar with marketing and sales, government contracting and personnel management. Because of his training within the United States Army, he has an unusual appreciation for our mission to serve others. In his role as Finance Manager, he currently performs payroll, billing/invoicing functions for our Center-based outpatient practice, government contracts, and private and charter school clients. As an Administrative Team Leader, he shares in the unified goal of strategically planning the company’s development and provides other essential “behind the scenes” support.

When asked what he likes most about working at Children’s Evaluation & Therapy Center, Mr. Bowden responded, “I love it here! As a father of two young boys, being on the team and in this environment provides a wonderful opportunity to serve other children, families, and the community.”

Brenda J. Travis, M.S., CCC-SLP
Founder

Mrs. Travis’ career spans nearly 30 successful years of experience as an educational consultant, school administrator, special education due process specialist, Maryland State Department of Education Consultant, school founder, author, entrepreneur, and child advocate. She has over 20 years of professional teaching experience and has held various positions while working in four (4) major, progressive school districts. Although most of her experience has been in the field of education, she has held senior management level positions in private industry. Within the corporate world, Mrs. Travis, provided oversight of educational and clinically-related programs/services to DoD children and families at 65 locations in eight (8) countries. She has served as a Panel Chair for the District of Columbia’s Public Charter School Board and founder and head of school for an MSDE certified K-3 private school. She is a lecturer and author of On the Journey to Open a School: One Step at a Time, which is a comprehensive, detailed handbook outlining the steps involved in starting a new private or charter school. She has a special passion for helping children with disabilities  (CWD) and their families gain easy access to services, which was her primary motivation for starting Children’s Evaluation & Therapy Center in Bowie, MD, in 2011.

Simply put, Mrs. Travis, and her business partner, Byron K. Travis, are “defenders and advocates” for CWD and their families, and they seek to empower parents of CWD so that they may help their children reach their fullest potential. At the top of the organization and as a long-time service provider, Mrs. Travis understands the importance of providing only outstanding customer services to children and their families.

 

Byron K. Travis
Co-Founder

Mr. Travis has more than 35 years of experience in computer science (telecommunications), corporate finance and management, government contracting, and business development. Throughout his career, he has worked with “Fortune 50” companies, and because of his years of service in various key leadership positions, he has keen insight and understanding of contract administration and business operations and process mapping. He has unusually well-developed analytical, problem-solving, and business finance skills. For the past ten (10) years, he has held executive positions within private practices. He maintained a critical role in the development and success of both Travis Consulting, LLC, founded by Brenda J. Travis, wherein he served as served as Vice President/CFO, and the Children’s Evaluation & Therapy Center. At the Center, he oversees all corporate business administration and financial functions, and information technology operations. He strategically collaborates with his business partner, the President/CEO, to set the course for the company’s future and continued growth. He has a strong, unwavering commitment to customer service particularly as it relates to the children and families served at Children’s Evaluation & Therapy Center.

When asked what he likes best about working at Children’s Evaluation & Therapy Center, Mr. Travis responded, “I enjoy working with our Best & Brightest Team and seeing the significant difference that they make in the lives of children and families!”