Meet The Team

Team

Teachers and Coordinators

Krista Branson

Special Education Teacher

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Krista Branson

Krystal Foree

Family Resource Coordinator

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Krystal Foree

 

Ky Beck-Gmeiner

Family Resource Coordinator

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Ky Beck-Gmeiner

Chelsea Bray

Family Resource Coordinator

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Chelsea Bray

Chelsea Bray

Chelsea works as a Family Resource Coordinator here at Stepping Stones. She helps coordinate services for families with children ages birth to 3. As a parent with a child with special health care needs, Chelsea has a passion for working with families navigate the healthcare system and find resources. Prior to Stepping Stones, Chelsea spent the last 12 years working in healthcare. In her free time, she enjoys spending time her family, cooking and being outdoors.

Kaely Santos

Family Resource Coordinator

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Kaely Santos

Kaely Santos, FRC

Kaely works as a family resource coordinator at Stepping Stones. She received her Bachelor’s in business administration from Central Washington University while also playing volleyball there.  Kaely has a heart for working with families and is passionate about connecting them with the services they need to advocate for their children. In her free time, Kaely enjoys reading, traveling with her husband and coaching club volleyball.

Ashley Renner

 Office Manager

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Ashley Renner

Ashley Renner

Ashley is originally from a very small town in Montana and moved to Idaho with her family at 10 years old. She finally landed in Spokane after getting married in 2015. Ashley has over 10 years experience in the medical field. Starting out as a CNA at a senior living facility, then running a mental health office and then happily joining the Stepping Stones family in 2018. She does a little bit of everything around the main “milk bottle” clinic and her favorite time is throughout the day when all the little kiddos come say hi/bye, ask for a sticker or need a hug. Her free time is usually spent at some sort of sporting event for her husband or her 2 daughters, where she is always the loudest un-official coach/cheerleader. After that Ashley is very happy and comfortable to be at home relaxing with her family and friends, enjoying every day to its full potential.

Johnie Moore

Johnie Moore

Office Assistant

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Johnie Moore

Johnie Moore

Johnie was born in Salt Lake City, UT and raised in Spokane.  She’s the oldest of 3 siblings (and the shortest 😉).  Her career in the medical field started at an urgent care clinic, which lead her to Shriners Hospital for Children – where her passion of working with children began – and then to Stepping Stones. Outside of work, Johnie loves spending time with her husband and daughter – who happens to rock an extra chromosome. They find their happy place in the sunshine and at a lake place – spending time with family and friends, bbq, boating and camping.

Lindsey Messerschmidt

Lindsey Messerschmidt

MS, CCC-SLP, FRC

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Lindsey Messerschmidt

Lindsey Messerschmidt

Lindsey received her Master’s degree in Communication Disorders in 2010 and is a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist.  Lindsey and her husband Brad have had three children with a rare disease causing global developmental delays, and she knows first hand what it’s like navigating through weekly therapies and advocating for her children’s needs.  She enjoys her current role as a Family Resource Coordinator because she is able to combine her professional background and personal experiences to help families advocate and access necessary resources for their children.  In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family at their cabin on the Pend Oreille River when possible. 

Brittany Burrows

 Office Assistant

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Brittany Burrows

Brittany was born in Bishop, CA and raised in the Inland NW, where she has spent the last 25+ years. Work experience has included in-home caregiving for individuals with disabilities, office administration, and childcare. Previously a patient care coordinator at a local prosthetics company, Brittany joined the Stepping Stones family with excitement. When not busy interacting with kiddos, handing out stickers and keeping the office flowing, she enjoys spending time with her significant other, friends & family and has a love for plants, puns, parachutes & painting.

Olivia Hanson

Office Administrator

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Olivia Hanson

Olivia is a Spokane native and moved back after completing her bachelor’s degree in Physiology from the University of Washington. During her time in Seattle, Olivia worked with a variety of populations as a CNA, Care Coordinator, and volunteer at Seattle Children’s Hospital. After moving back to Spokane, she knew she wanted to return to pediatrics. Olivia is thrilled to be working with the SSPT team and the families that they serve. When she’s not working, you can find Olivia spending time with her husband and family, playing games, and embroidering.

Jennifer Kelley

Family Resource Coordinator

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Jennifer Kelley

Jennifer was born and raised in Southern California, though after moving to Spokane in 2003 she feels like a local now! She has an AA degree from SFCC and received her BA in Early Childhood Education and Family Studies from the University of Washington. She worked for over 20 years as both an Infant/Toddler and Preschool teacher before deciding to pursue the opportunity to work with children and families outside of the classroom at Stepping Stones. During her free time, she enjoys hanging out with family, friends and her dogs, live music, making soap, hiking and paddleboarding.

Joy Overmyer

Family Resource Coordinator

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Joy Overmyer

Joy was born and raised in the Spokane area. She graduated from Eastern Washington University with a degree in Accounting and has worked in health care for much of her career. Joy has a passion for helping children birth to 3 and their families obtain early services, as she has seen firsthand how life changing and effective early intervention was with her own son.  In her free time, Joy loves to spend time with her son, family and friends.

Ashlee Fleisher

Family Resource Coordinator

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Ashlee Fleisher

Ashlee was born and raised in Spokane, WA.  She then moved to the Seattle area while attending the University of Washington and City University, where she received her masters in teaching. Ashlee quickly found her heart was in the social services and family piece, and worked as a Family Services Coordinator at Head Start for seven years. She is thrilled to get the opportunity to work as a Family Resource Coordinator here at Stepping Stones Pediatric Therapy! In Ashlee’s free time she likes to hang out with her friends, family, and three dogs, boating, lake time, and traveling whenever possible.

Sam Keane

Family Resource Coordinator

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Sam Keane

Sam works as a Family Resource Coordinator at Stepping Stones. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Special Education from Gonzaga University in 2022, and will graduate in 2024 with her Master’s degree in Social & Emotional Learning from Whitworth University. With a background in Special Education, Sam is passionate about advocating for families, while helping them understand and utilize their rights to ensure their entire family can thrive throughout the early intervention process. In her free time, Sam enjoys spending time with her friends and cats, being outdoors, and listening to music.

Jennifer Gerety

Payroll/Accounting

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Jennifer Gerety

Jennifer moved from Southern California to Spokane as a child in 1975. She never left – except for a stint in Pullman, where she earned her accounting degree (Go Cougs!) and found her husband Rick. They have been married for 35 years and have 3 great kids, 2 awesome daughters-in-law, and 4 beautiful grandbabies! She loves to spend time with her large extended family and friends, especially on the Pend O’reille River, and she loves Cougar football! Jen is honored to work for a wonderful company that does amazing things for children every day.

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