Staff

Paula Gibson, OTR/L
Paula Gibson, OTR/L

Paula Gibson is the co-owner and co-founder of Brighter Futures Therapy Center. She has been an Occupational Therapist for nearly two decades and has worked with clients across the life span. For Paula, it has been a privilege and an honor to have the opportunity to work with clients and families in our community and surrounding communities and to be a part of improving function, independence, quality and success with daily life engagement.

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Dana Speck, MA-CCC/SLP
Dana Speck, MA-CCC/SLP

Dana graduated from Eastern Kentucky University with a master’s degree in Communication Disorders- Speech Pathology as well as a Rank l in Communication Disorders and Director of Special Education Certification. Dana started Lake Cumberland Child Development in 1999 and has continued as a Pediatric Speech Therapist and Primary Evaluator from 1995-present. Currently, she is the Chairmen of District Early Intervention Committee and the CO-Owner and CO-founder of Brighter Futures Therapy Center.

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Sensory
Sensory
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Chrystal Adkins
Chrystal Adkins

Transitions Instructor

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Beth Anderson
Beth Anderson

RBT, CSA

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Amber Collins-Arford
Amber Collins-Arford

CSA

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Terry Arford
Terry Arford

CSA

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Devon Baker
Devon Baker

CSA, CLS

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Curtis Blankenship
Curtis Blankenship

PTA

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Benny Blanton
Benny Blanton

M.Ed., PBS Benny graduated with a Maters Degree in Education from Asbury University, He has 15 years experience working with children with disabilities. He enjoys helping children with both behavior and learning disabilities develop skills to find success and happiness in life.

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Donnie Branscum
Donnie Branscum

MSW, PBS

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Shelly Branscum
Shelly Branscum

Transitions Instructor

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Alan Brashear
Alan Brashear

MS.,PBS Alan Brashear is a Positive Behavior Support Specialist at Brighter Futures Therapy Center. He received his Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Therapeutic Recreation from Eastern Kentucky University. Alan has forty years of experience working with special needs adults and children. He appreciates the opportunity to be able to help individuals gain a sense of independence.

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Larissa Brown
Larissa Brown

CSA

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Michael Bruner
Michael Bruner

COTA

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Krista Bullock
Krista Bullock

PBS

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Lisa Burton
Lisa Burton

Office Assistant

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Jana Castle-Hatcher
Jana Castle-Hatcher

CSA

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LaTasia Cecil
LaTasia Cecil

CSA, Transitions Instructor

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Whitley Chitwood
Whitley Chitwood

BCBA, LBA, PBS

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Morgan Cimala
Morgan Cimala

PT Morgan graduated from the University of Kentucky in 2007 with a Masters in Science of Physical Therapy degree. Morgan has a special interest in neurological disorders and disease and has practiced in a variety of settings. Morgan is interested in growing her knowledge and clinical experience to better help kids as well as adults to reach their goals to live life to the fullest.

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Michelle Clark
Michelle Clark

M.Ed.

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Kasey Collete
Kasey Collete

OTR/L Kasey Collette received her Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from Eastern Kentucky University. Kasey enjoys helping individuals of all ages achieve independence, meaning, and satisfaction in all aspects of their lives despite limitations and or challenges. Kasey loves to create fun filled therapy sessions to help individuals flourish and strives to help all individuals live life to the fullest by helping them build necessary skills to participate fully in school and the community.

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Kirsten Collins
Kirsten Collins

CSA, CLS

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Matthew Collins
Matthew Collins

CSA

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Allison Cooper
Allison Cooper

CSA, PA

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Amy Cross-Young
Amy Cross-Young

CSA Instructor

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Lorie Dalton
Lorie Dalton

PBS

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Rachel Dalton
Rachel Dalton

MA-CCC/SLP Rachel Dalton is a Speech-Language Pathologist that graduated from Eastern Kentucky University with a Masters and Rank 1 in Communication Disorders. She has worked with children that have articulation, language, voice or fluency disorders in the public schools for 12 years. Rachel has also worked with individuals from birth to adults with mild to severe speech and language disabilities.

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Shyla Daniel
Shyla Daniel

CLS

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Abby Davis
Abby Davis

CSA

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Paul Davis
Paul Davis

M.A., PBS

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Lisa Donnelly
Lisa Donnelly

PBS

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River Duncan
River Duncan

CSA

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Destany Edwards
Destany Edwards

M.A., CCC/SLP

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Justin Edwards
Justin Edwards

Transitions Instructor

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Barbara Emond
Barbara Emond

M.Ed., PBS Barbey is a graduate of Lindsey Wilson School of Professional Counseling. After receiving her bachelor’s degree in mental health counseling she went on to obtain a M. Ed. in Counselor Education and then received autism training from CPI Institute. Barbey enjoys working with clients of all ages. She has an animated personality that keeps learning fun but structured.

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Molly Emond
Molly Emond

RBT

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Whitney Estes
Whitney Estes

RBT

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Jessalyn Foster
Jessalyn Foster

CLS

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Terry Frank
Terry Frank

CSA, RBT

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Katelynn Girdler
Katelynn Girdler

CSA

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Hunter Glover
Hunter Glover

CLS

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Donny Gramling
Donny Gramling

MA., PBS

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Rachel Grigsby
Rachel Grigsby

MSW, PBS

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Rebecca Gulock
Rebecca Gulock

M.Ed., Counseling, PBS

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Brittany Hamblin
Brittany Hamblin

RBT

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Amanda Haynes
Amanda Haynes

RBT, CLS

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Crystal Haynes
Crystal Haynes

RBT

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Brad Helderbrand
Brad Helderbrand

CLS

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Heather Helke
Heather Helke

RBT

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Ashley Henson
Ashley Henson

CSA

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Nathan Hibbard
Nathan Hibbard

CLS, PCC

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Tom Hilborn
Tom Hilborn

PA

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Linda Hinderlight
Linda Hinderlight

PBS, Registered Dietician Linda Henderlight currently teaches young adults in public high school. However, she also works with all ages in a variety of settings. Linda is a Registered Dietitian, and has her Rank 1 in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education. Linda enjoys using her combined experiences when working at Brighter Futures Therapy Center.

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Christy Hylton
Christy Hylton

CSA

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Donna Jones
Donna Jones

RBT

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Katie Jones
Katie Jones

OTR/L

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Kortney Jones
Kortney Jones

Human Resource Specialist

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Hannah Keenan
Hannah Keenan

CLS

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