Meet Our Related Services Team
We have a team of highly qualified and professional individuals who lead our Related Services Management Team.
As a school contracting with BTS, you will work with a dedicated team of highly qualified providers within a framework of professional support. BTS providers simply become your providers, active and professional members of your special education team that fit in so seamlessly with your staff that others may never know that they come from BTS.
As a provider employed by BTS, you will know who makes the decisions that affect your career and we’ll know you! It’s a nice blend between being small enough to know you and large enough to be able to offer you the work, pay, and benefits you need.
Our Related Services Management Team provides hands-on support to each one of the providers we employ. This kind of support that allows you to focus on your passion—serving children with special needs.
Heather Sydorwicz, SLP, BCBA, Director of Related Services
Heather Sydorwicz, MS, CCC-SLP, BCBA, a NH native from Dover, received her undergraduate and graduate Communication Disorders degrees from UNH. Heather has worked in many pediatric settings, including early intervention, outpatient pediatrics, private and public schools. She completed the BCBA coursework through Florida Institute of Technology and obtained her BCBA certification in 2010 while working as the Coordinator of Speech/Language Services at the Cleveland Clinic Center for Autism. Heather expanded her clinical and managerial skills when she transitioned to the Cleveland Clinic Children’s Therapy Services Department, where she oversaw a multidisciplinary team of over 40 service providers. She has presented locally and nationally on topics related to speech, behavior, autism and management. Although Heather’s first love is speech therapy, she enjoys blending her knowledge as an SLP and a BCBA to support students and teams.
Heather and her family currently reside in the NH Lakes Region. Outside of work she enjoys spending time outdoors, fitness, reading, and cooking.
Jennifer Dutton, OTR, Senior Related Services Manager
Jennifer Dutton, OTR/L Her direct work with students, especially children with autism, has always been her passion. Jennifer enjoys collaborating with special education teams and supporting student growth and independence in the school setting. This focus on collaborating to support a student’s success translates to her work as a Senior Related Services Manager. As a manager, Jennifer strives to provide person-specific support and resources for each occupational therapist with whom she works. Her support and resources also extend to her work with school partners throughout the state. Jennifer is solution driven when working with school administration to ensure service delivery is exceptional and “right-sized” to meet student needs.
Sue Gaspard, OTR, Senior Related Services Manager
Sue Gaspard, OTD, OTR/L is a NH girl through and through. After receiving a bachelor’s degree from UNH, Sue spent time working at Massachusetts General Hospital. It was there, while working in the OT/PT department, she realized a career in occupational therapy was the right path for her. Sue attended Tufts University to receive her MS in Occupational Therapy and Chatham University to receive her Occupational Therapy Doctorate. Sue has experienced various school leadership positions, such as a Director of Special Education, OT Team Leader, and Coordinator of Early Childhood Education. The dynamic personalities and ever-changing opportunities to support students, service providers, and school partners make school-based practice such a wonderful fit for Sue.
In her down time, Sue enjoys spending time with her three children and husband in New Hampshire’s Upper Valley. She can often be found “running trail” or hiking in the many local outdoor venues that the Granite State has to offer.
Kelly Johnston, SLP, Senior Related Services Manager
Kelly Johnston, MS, CCC-SLP is a Massachusetts native who received dual bachelor degrees in Communication Sciences & Disorders and Communications from UNH and a master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Worcester State University. She joins Boothby Therapy Services with 19 years of school-based experience in the Derry Cooperative School District in New Hampshire, having worked with all ages of students. Kelly has a special passion for the preschool population and extensive experience working with preschool children on the autism spectrum and also the child-find and transition process to school-based services from Early Intervention. She created and piloted an Everyday Living curriculum for middle school children on the autism spectrum and has presented on social language and autism. Kelly has enjoyed mentoring, advocating for, and supporting other service providers throughout her career. Her ability to connect and build rapport with children, families, and co-workers always leaves a positive impression!
Kelly resides in Windham, NH and enjoys spending time with her husband, Scott and their two boys. She is a former Disney Cast Member and her entire family share a special love for Disney travel. Her philanthropic interests include the Derry Boys & Girls Club and the Viviana Leon Memorial Foundation.
Wendy Lybrand, SLP, Senior Related Services Manager & Consultant
Wendy Lybrand, MS, CCC-SLP has nearly 20 years of experience working in schools. Wendy worked in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City School District in Chapel Hill, NC as a speech-language pathologist serving a diverse caseload of students PK-12. Further, she held her Assistive Technology Professional certification from RESNA and was a member of the Assistive Technology Team in Chapel Hill. She has been a guest lecturer at UNC-Chapel Hill and a national presenter on a variety of speech and AT topics, including presenting at ASHA. Wendy is an alumni of the ASHA Leadership Development Program, and served on the North Carolina Speech-Language Hearing Association Board, and the Massachusetts Speech-Language Hearing Association Board.
She has a passion for helping new service providers to schools succeed in their role, and believes there is a place for fun in all work an SLP does. In her role as Senior Related Services Manager, Wendy provides support to school-based providers as well as works closely with the Business Services Team to make BTS the best place to work in NH!
In her role as Consultant for Boothby Therapy Services, Wendy enjoys working with districts in NH to take a deep dive into data and derive innovative solutions to complex questions. Wendy was the co-founder of DoTheData.com, a website that focused on data visualization, allowing service providers to see meaningful charts and graphs of student data in real time. That experience allows Wendy to provide a unique perspective when consulting with districts in NH.
Shannon S. Anthony, SLP, Related Services Manager
Shannon S. Anthony, MS, CCC-SLP is a native of NH and has lived in Southern NH all of her life. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Providence College and her Master’s degree at Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions. Shannon has worked in a variety of settings, including hospitals, rehabilitation centers, nursing homes, and schools. Shannon is passionate about working with students on the autism spectrum. She has developed a high school level curriculum for educating students in the area of social language skills.
Shannon lives on Beaver Lake in Derry with her husband, Steven. She is the proud mother of two college students, Bridget and Brendan. Shannon enjoys SCUBA diving, boating, travelling, and spending time with family.
Meredith Bergeron, SLP, Related Services Manager
Meredith Bergeron, MS, CCC-SLP is a Massachusetts native who began working with Boothby Therapy Services in 2005 when she moved to the Lakes Region of NH. She earned her bachelor’s degree at University of Maine in Orono and her master’s degree at Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions in Boston. She has worked in many schools across NH as a speech-language pathologist and has found her niche with the middle/high school population. She is passionate about mentoring other service providers to achieve their clinical and personal goals. She particularly enjoys supporting service providers who are transitioning into schools from other settings. Meredith has extensive training in social cognitive therapy and loves collaborating with school teams to help students achieve their full communicative and academic potential.
Meredith is a busy wife and mother of three young children. She and her family, now residents of the Upper Valley, spend lots of time outdoors enjoying the seasons.
Elizabeth Burns, SLP, Related Services Manager
Elizabeth “Beth” Burns, MS, CCC-SLP is a speech-language pathologist with over 25 years of experience working in schools. Beth holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (UNC-CH). She began working for Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools in North Carolina as an SLP in 1996, and was the Lead for Speech and Hearing Services there for 22 years. Beth is constantly learning, and truly enjoys seeing both students and service providers learn and grow.
Beth has been an active member of the American Speech-Language, Hearing Association (ASHA) and the North Carolina Speech, Hearing, Language Association (NCSHLA) for many years. She has been a guest lecturer at UNC-CH and has presented on a number of speech-language, supervision, and funding topics at NCSHLA, ASHA, and the National Alliance for Medicaid in Education (NAME) Conference. She recently served on the ASHA School Finance and Medicaid Committees. Past positions at NCSHLA include: President, Fall Conference Chair, SEAL Representative, and Secretary. Additionally, Beth has served on several community Boards of Directors.
In her free time, Beth enjoys exercising, reading, working in her yard, and traveling. She and her husband, Keith, are proud parents to a son and a daughter in their early twenties.
Kathy Kennedy-Brill, SLP, Related Services Manager
Kathy Kennedy-Brill, MA, CCC-SLP was born and raised in New York City and received her undergraduate and graduate degrees in speech-language pathology from St. John’s University. Kathy has a passion for teaching children the strategies they need to become independent, productive, and successful adults. Kathy’s passion for helping children succeed is evident in the support and guidance that she provides each day to her reporting service providers.
Kathy and her husband Terence are always busy keeping up with their two teenage children!
Danielle Moore, SLP, Related Services Manager
Danielle Moore, MS, CCC-SLP is a speech-language pathologist with over 20 years of school-based experience. Following earning her master’s degree from Massachusetts General Hospital’s Institute of Health Professions in 1996, Danielle began her career working in elementary schools in Massachusetts. She relocated to New Hampshire several years later and has been serving school-aged children ever since! Although Danielle enjoys working with students of all ages, she is most passionate about the preschool and early elementary populations. Danielle joined BTS as a Related Services Manager in 2018. Making a difference in the lives of children and the SLPs who support them makes her job with BTS incredibly rewarding.
In her personal life, Danielle is a devoted wife and mother who does her best to keep up with her two very active children!
Kristen Perrotti, SLP, Related Services Manager
Kristen Perrotti, MS, CCC-SLP is a New York native and graduate of Northeastern University and Long Island University. She has a passion for working with children and their families which has extended throughout her career. For the last 11 years, she has provided quality services to early intervention and school aged populations. She began her career in private practice helping children with intense special needs. She has extensive clinical experience working with children with apraxia and autism spectrum disorders. Upon moving to New Hampshire in 2013, Kristen worked in schools across the northern part of the state and Vermont. Colleagues have commended her ability to establish rapport and work with staff members, families, and children in a manner that is caring and professional. In her role as a Related Services Manager, Kristen is dedicated to mentoring others as they journey on their own paths in the field.
In her free time, she loves to bake, listen to music, and go for walks in the woods with her family.
Alisha Semprebon, OTR, Related Services Manager
Alisha Semprebon, MS, OTR/L began working with Boothby Therapy services as an Occupational Therapist in December 2010 and later on joined our management team to share her love and knowledge of occupational therapy on a larger scale. Alisha’s bubbly personality and positive outlook are a welcome addition to any work environment. Wherever Alisha goes, sunshine is sure to follow!
Personally, Alisha enjoys spending time with her husband, Alex, their daughter, Cleo, and their two energetic Corgis!
Nicole Torres, OTR, Related Services Manager
Nicole Torres, MOT, OTR/L knew that she wanted to work with children from an early age. After earning a bachelor’s in Health Sciences and a master’s in Occupational Therapy from Duquesne University, Nicole moved from Cleveland, OH to the South Bay area of California in order to obtain her Sensory Integration and Praxis Test Certification through a collaboration between Pediatric Therapy Network and the University of Southern California. During her five years in California, she worked in the clinic and school-based settings, ran social skills groups, co-coordinated a preschool program and summer camp, and supervised new therapists and fieldwork students. After her son was born in 2009, she moved back to Ohio to be closer to family and continued working in pediatric outpatient hospitals, clinics, and schools. In 2016, after a ski trip to Stowe, VT, her husband learned of a job opportunity in the Upper Valley and she’s been with Boothby Therapy Services since August of that year. The most rewarding part of her job is sharing in the pride and joy of students, teachers, and parents when a child acquires a new skill or level of independence. As a manager, Nicole’s focus on relationship building, calm personality, and organizational skills help to foster growth, problem solving, and confidence in each therapist she supports. It is such a gift to share in their journeys!
Nicole loves exercising, cooking, and baking, as well as skiing, hiking, and biking with her husband and son.