Sample Therapist Profiles
Find work/life balance.
Each and every therapist at Boothby Therapy Services is unique. We know because we take the time to ask you what is important in your personal life and your professional career before we bring you therapy options. Because we are fulfilling your individual needs, Boothby Therapy is a perfect place for you and for some of your therapist peers who are now enjoying their work/life balance. Take a look at their experiences below!
Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments – “Back to the Kids”
Jeanne Saunders, TVI
To say that Jeanne Saunders is uniquely qualified to be a Teacher of Students with Vision Impairments would be an understatement! Initially as a special education teacher Jeanne forged an impressive career in special education administration as a building level special education coordinator, then Assistant Director of Student Services and finally as the Director of Special Services at the Hudson School District. But something was missing. Jeanne recently said, “I went into special education to make a difference. I love teaching and I miss seeing the smiles on students’ faces and the daily hints of progress. I can’t wait to celebrate students’ successes and support students during moments of challenge.” So, now both students and school administrators will benefit from Jeanne’s passion and experience. Sounds like everyone wins in this “Back to the Kids” life.
Rebecca Butt, MS, CCC-SLP
The coveted Boothby Therapy Services Scholarship helped Rebecca Butt complete her MA in Communication Disorders at the University of New Hampshire, at a time when she was a full-time student, full-time employee and full-time single mom. While working on her graduate degree, Rebecca joined BTS as an SLA, engaging middle-school students and applying her education every day. Upon graduation, Rebecca completed her CFY (under the direction of Maren Boothby, MS, CCC-SLP). Today, she is a vital member of the BTS community of therapists, serving middle- and high school students and enjoying her new career. Rebecca credits BTS training, support and guidance for her growth as a therapy professional.
Alisha Semprebon, OTR
After several years at an SNF, Alisha Semprebon sought new challenges. “When I was fresh out of college and unhappy at an SNF, I kept looking for other options but I couldn’t find anything that really seemed right for me,” recounted Alisha. “Then I talked to an OT friend who worked for BTS and encouraged me to give them a call and learn more about what they had to offer.” She joined the company and quickly found that she liked the diverse ages and needs of the children she worked with. Along the way, she also appreciated the personal attention she received. She even invited Christopher and Maren to attend her wedding!
Ann Gould, MS, CCC-SLP
Ann Gould is a Holy Cross undergrad with an MS from Northeastern and a decade of experience as a speech pathologist at a prestigious clinic in the Boston suburbs. She left the profession to get married and raise a family, and later came to BTS with the goal of serving as a speech pathologist at a school. “After talking with some friends, peers and meeting with Christopher and Maren Boothby, I was convinced that they would provide the bridge of ongoing clinical support that I needed to make the transition into a school setting,” She explains. BTS provided Ann the clinical support she needed, and since then, she has excelled in helping young students improve their educational performance and their lives. Ann’s story illustrates how life’s priorities change, and how BTS can be a positive part of that change.
Clinical Fellowship Year – “Home Again”
Hillary Cohen, MS
Whoever said that “You can’t go home again” certainly hasn’t met Hillary Cohen, MS. Hillary is a North Country girl from the small town of Monroe, NH. After completing her Master’s program in Communication Disorders from UNH, Hillary joined Boothby Therapy Services for her CFY year. “I really wanted strong clinical support for my CFY and I knew that Boothby’s Clinical Managers would be there for me” she remembers. What was a welcome surprise was that Hillary’s preferred placement turned out to be right back home in Monroe! “I was so thrilled to be able to return to the same school that I graduated from and make a real difference for these children. I even get the opportunity to work alongside my sister, who is a paraeducator. It has been a wonderful placement for me” said Hillary. Her CFY wasn’t the only change for Hillary this year as she got married to her high school sweetheart Tomàs (with their dog Mason as their ring bearer!), and they bought their first home together -not in Monroe but only ten minutes across the river in Vermont. Who says you can’t go home again!