"working with small miracles everyday..."
"working with small miracles everyday..."
Mrs. Cuington is the CEO at Preston Wood Pediatrics. She began her career in home health in 2004 as a receptionist but quickly became promoted to Client Care Coordinator. Mrs. Cuington learned the ins and outs of home health during this time. She developed and fined her entrepreneurship skills and soon after established her own home health agency, Preston Wood Pediatrics. On the days Mrs. Cuington is not at the office, you can find her peacefully fishing in the middle of the lake. Mrs. Cuington lives by the following quote “Live by the sword you die by the sword.”
ALT. ADMINSTRATOR, CFO
Glenn is the CFO at Preston Wood Pediatrics. He began his career in home health 8 years ago when he established his own home health agency, Preston Wood Pediatrics. Glenn is a graduate of Southern Methodist University. He has a extensive footfall career which started at Wilmer Hutchins then carried out to SMU and Midwestern State. Glenn has also played arena football for the Barcelona Dragons and semi-pro for the Dallas Warriors. On the days Glenn is not at the office, you can find him on the field coaching football. Glenn has been happily married for over 10 years and is a loving father to five kids. Glenn lives by the following quotes “Second place is the first place loser” and “be phenomenal or be forgotten.”
Tennille is the head of HR at Preston Wood Pediatrics. She began her career in home health 4 years ago. She previously worked for Citi Group for over 16 years and wanted to try out a different field. On the days Tennille is not at the office, you can find her creating DIY skin care products. Tennille lives by the following quote: “It ain't about how hard you hit, it's about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward…How much you can take and keep moving forward. That's how winning is done!” -Rocky Bolba
DIRECTOR OF THERAPY
Jennifer is the Director of Therapy at Preston Wood Pediatrics. She began her career as an occupational therapist in 1999 and has worked in a variety of settings helping both children and adults learn how to function independently in all areas of daily living. She became Director of Therapy for Preston Wood in January of 2018. Jennifer lives in Euless with her husband, Guy, and their daughter. They moved to the DFW area from Florida to help start DFW New Beginnings, where her husband serves as Pastor.
ALT. DIRECTOR OF THERAPY
Davnee is an SLP at Preston Wood Pediatrics. She began her career as an SLP 13 years ago. Davnee chose this career after working in administration. She decided to pursue another career so she researched, interviewed SLP's & decided it was the path for her. Davnee enjoys working on articulation therapy & consulting with ABA providers for improving communication skills in children with Autism. Davnee lives by the following quote: “Live, laugh, love.”
DIRECTOR OF MARKETING
Jasmin is the Director of Marketing at Preston Wood Pediatrics. She began her career as an SLPA at PWP then later transitioned into marketing. Jasmin enjoys brand storytelling and content creation. Jasmin lives by the following quote: “My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style” - Maya Angelou
Leslie is our Community Liaison intern. She is a third year student at TWU studying Communication Sciences and Disorders. She chose this career path because she wants to help children learn how to better communicate with others. She sees value and reward in being able to educate, empower and succeed with the child and the parent. Leslie’s 5 year plan is to graduate college with her bachelors in Communications Science and Disorders and become a SLPA for Preston Wood. While she is working as an SLPA at PWP, she will enroll in a masters program to become a Speech Language Pathologist. Leslie lives by the following quote: “Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.” -Albert Einstein
Serafin is a second year student at Savannah College of Art and Design. He wants to be a part of an industry that influences how society is perceived and wants to be a leading factor in which he uses his platform to bring about change in society and to also help contribute a new positive influence to the next generation of leaders to come.
Serafin’s five year plan is to grow his skills and to step out of his comfort zone in order to reach out for life changing opportunities that can influence his knowledge and career. Serafin sees himself starting his brand while he work with PWP to gain wisdom and the experience in running a business. Serafin lives by the following quote: “Always expect the unexpected and be open to understanding that everything happens for a reason. Experiences can be good or bad, but the point to it all is for you to learn from them and see how you can grow from those life situations.” - Serafin
Aracely is a third year student at TWU studying Communication Sciences and Disorders and minoring in Spanish. She chose this career path because she wants to be able to give individuals a voice. According to Aracely, Speech Language Pathology is a rewarding career because we make an impacting difference in people’s lives. Communication is a key component of life and it requires an empathetic and patient person who is passionate in what they are doing. Aracely’s 5 year plan is to work as an SLPA and enrolled in a Speech Language Pathology Master’s Program. Aracely lives by the following quote: “Everything you want is outside of your comfort zone.”
She’s our new Community Liaison intern. Andrea is a Senior at UNT studying Corporate Health Promotion with a minor in Marketing. She chose this career path because she wants to impact the lives of others through healthcare. She has a passion for helping and wants to see everyone succeed in life no more the path they take. Andrea’s 5 year plan is to graduate college with her bachelors in Corporate Health Promotion and find an avenue in healthcare that allows her to be asset to many lives. She plans to use this internship to expand on her knowledge and skills and further her career at Preston Wood. Andrea lives by the following quote: “My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.” John 15:12
She’s our new community Liaison intern. Marilyn is a Sophomore at the University of Texas at Dallas studying Speech Language Pathology. She chose this career because she wants to learn about the etiologies of various childhood language disorders and learning disabilities so she can give awareness to the community about communication disorders. She has a passion for helping kids as well as ensuring they feel safe, develop naturally, and have access to everything life can provide them. Marilyn’s 5-year plan is to graduate college and become an SLPA for Preston Wood Pediatrics and enroll in the master’s program at UTD to become an SLP. Her goal is to one day do in-home field-based visits to get the whole family involved. Marilyn lives by the following quote: “If you can dream it, you can do it.” by Walt Disney.
SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST
Miranda is an SLP at Preston Wood Pediatrics. She began her career as an SLP 9 months ago. Miranda chose this career path because she loves kids and wants to help them to communicate. Her favorite therapy treatment is language therapy with early childhood because she finds it amazing to watch them grow in their ability to communicate. Miranda lives by the following quote: “Act as if what you do matters. IT DOES.” -William James
Katrina is a COTA at Preston Wood Pediatrics. She began her career as an COTA 17 years ago. Katrina has a deep passion for working with the pediatric population. Her favorite therapy treatment is scooter board play. Katrina lives by the quote: “ Life doesn’t require that we be the best, only that we try our best.”
Karen is our office manager at Preston Wood Pediatrics. She began her career in homehealth 2 years ago. Karen has a passion for helping the pediatric population. When Karen is not at the office, she’s either hiking or crafting. Karen lives by the quote: "She is clothed in strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future" Proverbs 31:25
LEAD INTAKE COORDINATOR
Ana is our intake coordinator at Preston Wood Pediatrics. She began her career in homehealth 1 year Ago. Ana has a passion to help kids live a better life. When Ana is not at the office, she’s either spending time with her two daughters or her entire family. Ana lives by the quote: "what doesn’t kill you, makes your stronger”
SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST
Nancy is an SLP at Preston Wood Pediatrics. She began her career as an SLP 35 years ago. She has worked in everything from schools to hospitals to home health and nursing homes. Nancy was certain that she wanted to major in French until she took one communications disorder class. She loved the challenge of solving diagnosis and treatment. She quickly learned that each case and patient is unique. Nancy’s favorite intervention is language literacy work. They go hand in hand. She is a firm believer that reading skills are crucial to success in life as are language skills. Nancy lives by the following quote: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” Nancy believes that the world needs more compassion and respect for all.
SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST
Michelle is an SLP at Preston Wood Pediatrics. She began her career as an SLP 6 years ago. Michelle chose this career in undergrad when she worked for her university’s autism clinic. Michelle was inspired by an SLP on staff. She was very impressed and interested in what her job entailed. Michelle loves the SCERTS model and Social Thinking! curriculum for her pragmatic language kiddos. She also loves working on literacy and have training in Orton Gillingham approach to reading.
Michelle lives by the following quote: “People may not remember what you did, or exactly what you said, but they’ll always remember how you made them feel” - Maya Angelou
Erika is an SLPA at Preston Wood Pediatrics. She began her career as an SLPA 5 years ago. Erika enjoys working with school age children and pre teens/teenagers. Her favorite therapy treatment is articulation, oral motor and language intervention therapy. Erika lives by the following quote: “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me”.
Maria is an SLPA at Preston Wood Pediatrics. She began her career as an SLPA 1 year ago. She become passionate about speech after her son received his autism diagnosis. Maria’s goal is to help other children achieve the same developmental milestones her son’s ST helped him achieve. Her favorite therapy treatment is joint play. Maria lives by the following quote: “If you believe in yourself, anything is possible”
Stacey is an SLPA at Preston Wood Pediatrics. She began her career as an SLPA in 2018. Stacey chose this career to help both children and young adults feel more confident when communicating with others. Speech Therapy affords her the opportunity as a therapist to provide a platform that will benefit the patient socially, emotionally and academically. Stacey’s favorite therapy treatment is articulation therapy. She finds It rewarding to see her patients thrive and meet goals that enables them to better engage in conversations with confidence.
Stacey lives by the following quote: “Never be limited by other people’s limited imaginations.”
Kalie is a PT at Preston Wood Pediatrics. She recently graduated from the University of St. Augustine in Austin, Tx with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy. She chose this path because she has a passion for helping people to build confidence in their abilities and motor skills so that they can live their lives to the fullest. She loves to help people, but she loves helping people learn how to help themselves far more. Her favorite treatment is single leg balance activities because they build strength, balance, and coordination all at the same time. She can often be caught saying “stand like a flamingo!” “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” - Socrates
Kenata is an SLPA at Preston Wood Pediatrics. She began her career as an SLPA 14 years ago. Kenata chose this career because as a little girl, she admired her mother and her colleagues who worked with special education students. She would be so fascinated seeing Mrs. Stevens, the speech therapist come in and work with the children. Kenata knew it would be something she wanted to do some day. Helping children communicate with their loved ones was such a rewarding career. Kenata’s favorite therapy treatment is articulation— /S/ in particular. Kenata lives by the following quote: “This too shall pass.”
Aliyah is an COTA at Preston Wood Pediatrics. She began her career as an COTA 3 years ago. Aliyah enjoys working with pediatrics. Her favorite therapy treatment is anything to do with handwriting— specifically Handwriting without Tears. Aliyah lives by the following quote: “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” - Gandhi
Denise is an SLPA at Preston Wood Pediatrics. She started her career as an SLPA a few months ago. Denise originally was a nursing major but became interested in the field after seeing how her autistic cousin’s speech grew. She took one communication class and decided this was the field for her. She finds it rewarding seeing how children grow throughout this entire process. Her favorite therapy treatment is articulation therapy and language therapy. Denise lives by the following quote “Sometimes you make choices in life and sometimes choices make you.”
Terri is a COTA at Preston Wood Pediatrics. She is a recent graduate of Parker University in Dallas and this is her first job as a COTA. She chose this career path because she wants every child to be able to live life to the fullest extent possible and be able to do and enjoy anything they want to do. Terri’s favorite therapy treatments are ones that let the kids show their creativity and imagination. Terri has seen some kiddos come up with some amazing things! Terri lives by the following quote: “Be a light in the darkness.” You never know what someone is going through so she always tries to give encouragement.
Renay is a COTA at Preston Wood Pediatrics. She began her career as a COTA 5 months ago. She chose this career path because seeing people perform at their best and have quality of life is important to her. This career also allows Renay to incorporate creativity and personality when teaching and developing skills needed in everyday life. Renay’s favorite therapy treatment is providing ADL training and/or re-training. Renay lives by the following quote: “Nothing will work unless you do” - Maya Angelou
Cidney is a COTA at Preston Wood Pediatrics. She began her career as a COTA on August 201. She choose this career path because she is passionate about helping people reach their greatest potential. As an Occupational Therapy Practitioner, Cidney has learned how to do that in a fun, productive and functional way. Cidney loves play dough, clay or making her own erasers. She loves to have her patients work with their hands to create different shapes, creatures, letters or animal's. According to Cidney—There is so much you can do with it while working on hand strength, fine motor and, or tactile aversion. Cidney lives by the following quote: “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.” Corinthians 13:4-7
Nikole is a COTA at Preston Wood Pediatrics. She began her career as a COTA 1.5 years ago. She chose this career path because she was motivated and determined to help others. Nikole was intrigued by the opportunity to use her creativity to help people develop and enhance skills necessary to do the things we need to do on a daily basis.
Nikole’s favorite therapy treatments are engaging and fun activities that children find interesting— treatments focused on gross motor and fine motor skills because of the variety of fun activities available that they enjoy. Nikole is a firm believer that these skills are the foundation for developing most of the skills necessary to perform functional daily tasks. Nikole lives by the following quote: "In everyday there are 1,440 minutes. That means we have 1,440 opportunities to make an impact." -Les Brown
Rusten is a COTA and is new to the field. He chose this career because he has always found satisfaction in helping others achieve their goals and with OT he believes that he can make a difference in children’s lives. Rusten’s favorite therapy treatment is sensory integration techniques. Rusten lives by the following quote — “It doesn’t matter how slowly you go, as long as you don’t stop” - Confucius
1. How long have you been in this field?
2. Why did you choose this career path?
My mom was an OT so I grew up around therapist and always admired the PTs when I was old enough I started volunteering and decided it’s what I wanted to do with my life!
3. What is your favorite therapy treatment?
I try to change my equipment and treatment strategies frequently so my favorite thing is to be creative with each of my kids and creating a treatment that is just for them.
4. What is a quote that you live by?
Don’t ask what you deserve, ask what you’re willing to work for
Mary is an SLP at Preston Wood Pediatrics. She graduated from UTD this May with her speech language pathology and Audiology degree as well as her child development degree. She started doing speech therapy in June but has worked at an ABA therapy clinic for a couple of years. She chose this career path because she believes language and communication is an important key in learning about the world. Also enjoys helping children find their voice and assist them in communicating about what they wanted and how they feel. She loves working on language intervention. Helping children and adolescents put their thoughts into words is very rewarding and enjoys making social skill stories and working on pragmatics. Mary lived by the following quote “A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove... but the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child.” Forest Witcraft
Meera graduated in 2011 and has been practicing since. Her uncle had a stroke when Meera was in 10th grade and he went through rigorous physical therapy in order to negate effect of paralysis and indeed became independent in everything against all odds. That moved Meera so much that she decided to pursue PT. Meera’s favorite therapy treatment is gait training. When a child learns to walk, he/she puts full trust in you and starts walking towards you— with trust that you will catch them in case if they will fall and according to Meera, “that is the best feeling in the world when baby steps comes towards you and gives you a hug.” Meera is a big believer in Karma— She strongly believes that “whatever you do it will come back to you. Good or bad.”
Kailee recently graduated from the PTA program at Weatherford College. She chose this career path because she loves helping individuals progress to their maximal potential to live out daily life. Kailee’s favorite therapy treatment is providing fun activities for the child that incorporates gross motor skills to help them become more independent. Kailee lives by the following quote "Obstacles are those things you see when you take your eyes off the goal." -Henry Ford
Anissa recently graduated and has only been an SLPA for a few months. She was studying nursing and had a chance to observe an SLP while in nursing school. Anissa then, went home that day and researched the field and fell in love and eventually decided to make the switch! Anissa’s favorite therapy treatment is articulation, social cognition and using the “Social Thinking!” curriculum. Anissa lives by the following quote “Everything happens for a reason.”
Monique is the media coordinator at Preston Wood Pediatrics. She began her career in home health 2 years ago. She knew from a young age that she wanted to run her own business one day. Monique decided to learn entrepreneurship skills from her father and grandmother when they established their company, PWP. She found this to be the perfect opportunity to learn the company inside and out to one day. Monique plans to receive her MBA and take over the family practice once they retire.