Mary Gardner Merrill
Mary Gardner Merrill is a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant residing in Gluckstadt, MS with her husband Connor Merrill and 2 dogs: Lula (chocolate lab) and Lemon (cavapoo). Mary and her husband attend church at First Baptist Jackson. Mary joined Healing Hands Rehab in March of 2022. Mary received her bachelor’s degree from Mississippi State University in Educational Psychology with a concentration in Speech Language Pathology and her Physical Therapist Assistant degree from Pearl River Community College. She has worked in inpatient, outpatient and pediatric settings but her passion is in pediatrics. Mary is licensed in LSVT BIG targeting patients with Parkinson’s Disease to improve their functional exercise and independent daily living activities. Mary spends her weekends as a Wedding Planner Assistant for Lauren Messina Wedding Director & Wedding Planning. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, and reading. Her favorite bible verse is “Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice Hospitality.” -Romans 12:12-13
Lindsay currently lives in Madison with her husband, Tyler and two sons, Carter and Collin. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, reading, fitness, and spending time with family and friends. Her favorite Bible verse is
“Let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.” Galatians 6:9
Brooke Poquette Cooley has been an Speech Language Pathologist for 19 years. Brooke has worked in a variety of settings including skilled nursing facilities, home health, schools, and clinics. She resides in Canton, MS and has 2 daughters – Emma Grace and Piper. Brooke is VitalStim certified. Brooke says the biggest joy of being an SLP is watching a child say ‘mama’ or ‘dada’ for the first time and seeing the joy on the parents and child’s face. Brooke’s favorite Bible verse is “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13
De’Andrea Magee is a Speech Language Pathologist who received her Masters from Thee Jackson State University in 2021. She has experience working with all populations but especially loves Early Intervention. Her life’s work is not only centered around helping kids reach their potential but also educating or equipping parents to use evidence-based practices in any setting. Her favorite quote is from Colossians 3:12 “As God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.” It takes a special person to do what she does. Therefore, she is equipped with these traits to do so . She currently resides in Jackson, MS with her fur baby Dewey and enjoys being around her family.
Chelsea Field is a licensed speech-language pathologist residing in Madison, MS with her husband Melton, identical twin daughters Emerie and Evie, and dogs Sadie and Rosie Kate. Chelsea joined the team at Healing Hands Rehabilitation Services in November 2021. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Mississippi University for Women in 2013 and her Master of Science degree in Communicative Disorders from Jackson State University in 2015. Chelsea has worked in a variety of settings providing speech therapy to children and adults, but primarily children. She has worked with children birth-18 years of age in homes, daycares, pediatric extended care facilities, and clinical settings. Her passion is working with the pediatric population with special interests in pediatric feeding, expressive and receptive language disorders, and genetic syndromes. In her free time, she enjoys spending quality time with friends and family, enjoying the outdoors, and anything fitness related. Chelsea’s favorite Bible verse is “Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans”. Proverbs 16:3
Courtney Fletcher-Herron is an ASHA certified speech-language pathologist. She received her Master of Science in Communication Disorders from Jackson State University. She has worked with children and adults with a variety of communication and swallowing disorders. She finds great joy in seeing her patients achieve their goals. Courtney and her husband reside in Madsion, MS with their daughter. During her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family, vacationing and binge watching her favorite shows. Her favorite bible verse is Jeremiah 29:11, “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
Delundria “Chelsea” Taylor
Delundria (Chelsea) Taylor, COTA/L, a Jackson, MS native & 2019 graduate of The University of Southern Mississippi with a degree in Kinesiology. In May 2022, she graduated from Holmes Community College with a degree in Occupational Therapy Assistant Technology. She knew occupational therapy was for her when she saw the impact that it made on her grandfather’s life after his first stroke. While attending a few of his therapy sessions, she was beyond amazed at the improvements he made as a result of occupational therapy. Not only did her grandfather have to relearn how to walk, talk and just about everything in between. Occupational therapy (along with other disciplines) made it easy for him to regain his strength to perform daily activities of life. Noticing how this therapy has successfully improved his life physically and emotionally led Chelsea to choose this profession. She desires and strives to make the same smile appear on the faces of others as an occupational therapy practitioner did for her grandfather. A mantra that she lives by is, “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.”
Erin Kaylee Rochelle is a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant and Director of Rehab. Kaylee is married to physical therapist assistant, Ridge Rochelle. She is mom to son Easton Rochelle and daughter Sawyer Rochelle. Kaylee has worked in multiple settings including skilled nursing facilities, home health and peds. Kaylee strives to make a difference in the lives of her patients and lives by the motto “Success has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It’s what you do for others.”
Semaj Brown is a Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant at Healing Hands Rehabilitation Services and works within the Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care facility. Semaj recently graduated from Hinds Community College PTA Program in May as a member of the class of 2022. She currently resides in Clinton, Mississippi, but is originally from the Gulf Coast. Semaj enjoys working out, traveling, and playing sports during her free time. What inspired her to become a PTA is her passion for caring for others and being able to help people grow and overcome life obstacles in a physical aspect as well as mental. Her favorite inspirational quote is “You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them,” By Maya Angelou.
Feshondra is a licensed Occupational Therapist with 10+ years of experience in various settings including skilled nursing, long term acute care, outpatient, and currently pediatrics. She has always had a passion for helping others and she feels that she gets to do that every day as an Occupational Therapist. She believes that God endows each of us with spiritual gifts and feels like she is walking in her purpose daily. She currently resides in Gluckstadt with her husband Brian, daughter Addyson, son Ashton, and fur baby Jace.
Doris Wilson joined the Healing Hands Rehab team in August 2019, as our Rehab Coordinator. Doris has more than 25 years of retail management experience. She has been a valued asset, with great talents and perseverance. In July 2022, Doris was promoted to Billing Coordinator. As our company continues to grow, we look forward to all that Doris will contribute.
Jelesia is a nationally certified and state licensed speech language pathologist. She is native of Jackson MS and takes pride in serving members of the community. She completed undergraduate studies at Jackson State University and obtained a Master of Science in communication science disorders from The University of Mississippi in 2014. Since then, she has gained a wealth of knowledge and experience across various setting such as acute care, skilled nursing facility, outpatient setting and is currently serving at our PPEC in Jackson. Jelesia has special interest in dysphagia/feeding and has obtained specialized training in the SOS Feeding approach and is a certified VitalStim provider.
In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, all things fitness and spending quality time with family and friends. She along with husband Charles and pup Oliver reside in Clinton.
Alex Randolph, MOTR/L is a licensed Occupational Therapist living in Madison, MS with husband, Dylan, daughter, Nellie, and dog, Hudson. She graduated from University of Mississippi Medical Center with a Masters of Occupational Therapy in 2018. Alex has experience in various settings, such as skilled nursing facilities and the school systems. At Healing Hands, Alex treats patients from birth to 18 with a primary focus to help children thrive within their daily environment. She has experience working with many diagnoses and a primary interest in addressing handwriting skills and feeding. Alex and her family attend Broadmoor Baptist church. She enjoys glamping and hanging out with friends and family.
Bradley Sigrest is a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant with over 20 years of clinical experience. Brad has been blessed to be able to work in many different settings over the last 20 years including orthopedics, skilled nursing facilities, outpatient and home health. Brad is also certified in Myofascial Release. Brad has been happily married to Ashley Sigrest for the last 15+ years and they share 4 children: Brady, Rylan, Keller and Chapel. Brad states “The Lord said the greatest commandment was to love your neighbor and I am blessed to be able to do that daily.”
Anna Taylor is a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant residing in Canton, MS. She is married to Charles, and they have two beautiful children Addalyn and Preston. They also have two fur babies Hank (golden retriever) and Reba (golden doodle). Anna obtained her Associates of Applied Science in Occupational Therapy degree from Holmes Community College in 2014. She and her family are active members at Parkway Church in Madison, MS. Her favorite bible verse is Proverbs 3:5 “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.”
TreShena Colbert, affectionately known as Sheena, is the Rehab Coordinator at Healing Hands. Sheena is a Jackson, MS native, and the wife of Jonathan Colbert. Sheena and Jonathan have a daughter, Josie and two poodles. Sheena attended Thee Jackson State University. In her spare time, she loves to watch college football, go to Target, and do all things girly.. hair, nails, etc. Philippians 4:6-7, “Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again, REJOICE! Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Lindi White, M.S., CCC-SLP is a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist residing in Madison, MS with husband Rob, daughter Mae Ellington, and dog Duke. She graduated from Mississippi State University (2014) with a Bachelor’s in Educational Psychology, concentration in Speech Language Pathology and Mississippi University for Women (2016) with a Master’s in Speech Language Pathology. Lindi has experience in various settings from pediatric outpatient to skilled nursing with VitalStim certification. She finds joy in serving others by providing quality care for all ages. Lindi attends Broadmoor Baptist Church and is involved in the community as an active member of the Junior League of Jackson. She enjoys spending time with friends and family. Lindi’s favorite Bible verse is “Let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.” Matthew 5:16
Robert J. Smith, III
Robert J. Smith, III was born and raised in Jackson, MS. He is the Director of Information Technology and Co-Owner of Healing Hands Rehabilitation Services, LLC. He received his BS in Industrial Technology with a concentration in Computer Technology from Jackson State University in 2004. Mr. Smith has worked in Information Technology over 13 years in various settings including the retail industry and accounting industry.
Mr. Smith’s honors include having received The Hope Award for Volunteer Services at New Hope Baptist Church for his selfless service and invaluable contributions to the Video Media Ministry when Covid-19 affected in person worship service.
Mr. Smith resides in Gluckstadt, MS with his wife and co-owner, Jasmine and two children, Robert IV (RJ) and Rylee. He attends New Hope Baptist Church in Jackson, MS, where he is actively involved in several ministries. He is a member of the Jackson State University National Alumni Association, Inc. His hobbies include playing golf, watching sports and traveling.
Jasmine Smith, PT, DPT