Dr. DeLoach, owner of Advent Therapy in Richmond Hill, Ga. Jackie is a lifelong resident of Richmond Hill, GA, where she attended school through the Bryan County School system. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Armstrong Atlantic State University in 1999 with a BS and MS in Physical Therapy. She has practiced Physical Therapy in Bryan, Chatham, and Liberty counties. In addition, Jackie is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA since 2004. With Jackie’s drive for success and passion for physical therapy, she attained her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2009 from A.T. Still University, Arizona School of Health Sciences.
Jackie resides in Richmond Hill with her husband, Ricky DeLoach, son Billy, and daughter Callie. She is an active member of the community, promoting health, fitness, and rehabilitation for all ages at Advent Therapy.
Jennifer Creek Poston is a native of Savannah. Jennifer was a professional dancer, instructor and studio owner for over 20 years.
Jennifer pursued a career in Physical Therapy and joined Advent Therapy after completing PTA studies from South University. Jennifer resides in Savannah with her husband and 4 children. Jennifer’s smile brightens a room and her energy is contagious.
Lindsey is a Doctor of Physical Therapy, who graduated from Armstrong Atlantic State University in 2014. She also obtained her undergraduate bachelor’s degree in Rehabilitation Sciences from AASU in 2011. She has practiced as a Physical Therapist for 4 years, gaining experience in pediatrics, orthopedics, post-surgical conditions, and neurological rehabilitation. She is originally from Hawkinsville, GA, but moved to Savannah in 2007 for college. She has remained in the Coastal Empire since. She is currently a resident of Richmond Hill with her husband, Austin, newborn son, Hudson, and puppy, Rusty. In her time off from work, she loves spending time with her family and friends, cooking, and playing with her new baby!
Brooke graduated with a B.S. degree in Food & Nutrition Science with an emphasis in Dietetics from Florida State University in 1999. She earned her Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from Nova Southeastern University in 2003. Brooke maintains her board certification with the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy and is licensed to practice in the state of Georgia. She is a member of the Georgia Occupational Therapy Association.
Brooke has 15 years of experience as an occupational therapist. She has worked in the public school system (pre-school-12th grade) and in the private practice setting. She has experience working with children of all ages and abilities including autism spectrum disorder, sensory processing disorder, neurological and genetic disorders, cerebral palsy, Down Syndrome, developmental delays and fine motor/visual motor delays. Brooke joined Advent Therapy in August of 2017 and is excited to have the opportunity to treat patients of all ages and stages of life during her work day. Brooke is passionate about occupational therapy and loves helping others. She also enjoys incorporating her nutrition background to help patients understand the role that food and nutrition have on physical function.
Outside of work, Brooke enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and 2 boys, tending to her “hobby farm”, and cheering on her beloved Florida State Seminoles.
Cheri Barclay is a Georgia licensed Speech-Language Pathologist clinical fellow. Cheri graduated summa cum laude with her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and obtained her Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Armstrong State University. She has experience in the therapeutic treatment of speech, language and swallowing disorders in a variety of settings including elementary schools, private practices, skilled nursing facilities and hospitals. With her behavioral research background, Cheri has skill in utilizing evidence-based practice to diagnose, treat, and counsel from a whole-person perspective. Cheri currently resides in Pooler with her husband, two fur-babies and beloved DSLR camera.
Cheryl Williams has 25+ years’ experience in Occupational Therapy. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy from Eastern Kentucky University, where she graduated “With Distinction.” She also holds a Master of Education in Special Education from the University of Cincinnati. Cheryl is a nationally registered Occupational Therapist, licensed in the state of Georgia, and she has obtained her certification as an Early Childhood Developmental Specialist. She is also PAM CO certified. She has experience within a rehabilitation setting, public school system, private UCP pre-school and private practice. Cheryl has worked as an OTR/L in Ohio, North Carolina, Texas, Florida and now has settled in
Cheryl is an active member of Compassion Christian Church and an active community volunteer. She has been married for 37 years to her husband, Jim, has 2 adult children and multiple pets.
Hannah received her Bachelors and Masters of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Armstrong Atlantic State University. Hannah’s passion includes working with patients who have articulation/phonological disorders, expressive and receptive language disorders, fluency disorders, and voice disorders. She has experience working with children in both the home/natural environment and in outpatient setting. Some special populations that she enjoys working with include autism, Down Syndrome, hearing impairment, and stroke patients. Hannah is ASHA certified and is licensed in the state of Georgia. Hannah is a Richmond Hill native and resides here with her husband and two children.
Haley received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology followed by a Master of Science degree in Physical Therapy from North Georgia College & State University. She then earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from Northeastern University. Haley has had extensive clinical experience in a variety of orthopedic and sports outpatient physical therapy clinics. She is currently an Assistant Professor at Georgia Southern University in Savannah, GA. She has been involved in teaching undergraduate and graduate physical therapy courses including: orthopaedic pathophysiology and examination, implementation of evidence based practice in the clinical setting, and case management. Haley has been involved in numerous research projects that have been presented at state and national conferences. Haley is a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical therapy. She is also a member of the Orthopedic and Sports sections of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). She has served as District Director and worked on numerous committees for the Physical Therapy Association of Georgia (PTAG).
Haley lives in Richmond Hill with her husband, Gary, who is now retired from the Army. She has 2 daughters, Emma Grace (age 9) and Lydia (age 2). She is active in the community and loves promoting health at Advent Physical Therapy.
Linda Naessens comes to us from Metro Atlanta where she worked as Executive Assistant for a large Insurance Corporation. Before that she was Employee Benefits Coordinator for a NASA Contractor in Houston, TX and part of the Insurance and Benefits Development team at Ernst and Young. With her vast range of experience she is Advent Therapy’s Front Office Coordinator since May 2015. She ensures the patient receives the best care and experience from the beginning. She coordinates all front desk operations including calls, referrals, insurance verification and scheduling. Linda ensures timely and accurate customer service and while doing so has been known to develop patient relationships and repport that lasts well after the patients care plan.
Linda is the crafty one in our Advent Therapy family and heads up our community and team projects such as the annual Christmas parade float.
In Linda’s spare time, she enjoys spending time with her daughter, Brianna and her granddog, Cedar.
Suzanne graduated with a B.S. Degree in General Studies and Associates Degree in Nursing from Armstrong Atlantic State University. She joined the Advent Therapy team in December 2015 bringing with her over 20 years of experience in executive positions such as: Finance, Marketing, and Human Resources. She combines her experiences, skills and knowledge to ensure the smooth and successful operation of the clinic.
She enjoys being a team player, working in the community and meeting new people whether they are patients, doctors, or new employees. Her goal is for patients and their families to have a pleasant experience from the start of their care until they have met all their goals. Additionally, she focuses on growth and networking within the community and surrounding areas. Her belief is that employees are happier, more productive and less stressed in a fun and flexible environment making this her passion to create the best work environment.
Outside of work, Suzanne enjoys spending time outdoors and boating with her husband and 2 children, Ayden, and Brynnan.
Hollye attended University of Georgia for pre physical therapy studies for two years and played tennis for UGA while there. She completed her education at Medical College of Georgia, earning a BS in Science, with a degree in PT in 1980. She has been a practicing PT ins Savannah since then working in multiple settings from adults to pediatrics, orthopedics to neuro and all in between.
Katie earned her Master of Communication Disorders from Auburn University in 2011. She is a Certified Brain Injury Specialist and is certified in Crisis Prevention Intervention. Katie has completed advanced feeding/swallowing competencies and is also proficient in performing videofluoroscopic swallow studies. She has spent her career at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, where she obtained extensive clinical experience treating patients, ages infancy to young adult, in both the inpatient and outpatient rehab settings. She also has experience in the school setting and adult rehab setting. Katie is highly skilled in the ability to evaluate and treat a wide variety of disorders in the areas of feeding/swallowing, expressive/receptive language, motor speech, cognition, articulation, voice and augmentative alternative communication. She is passionate about speech-language pathology and believes caring for and helping others is one of the greatest joys of her life.
Katie is originally from Roswell, Ga, but recently moved to Richmond Hill where she resides with her husband, Patrick. Outside of work, Katie enjoys spending time with her husband, traveling to Atlanta to visit her family, exploring the outdoors, watching Hallmark movies(!) and cheering on her beloved Auburn Tigers!
Shaina graduated from Georgia Southern University with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. She earned a Master’s in Occupational Therapy from The University of St. Augustine in 2018.
Shaina maintains her board certification with The National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, and is licensed to practice in the State of Georgia. She is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association.
Shaina has experience working with orthopedic and neurological injuries, and enjoys providing care for both pediatric and geriatric populations.
Shaina joined Advent Therapy in November 2018 and is excited to be an integral part of our team.
She enjoys spending time with her family and three legged rescue dog, Petey.