The Maryland Therapy Network, Inc.: helping children reach their potential since 1992.
Helping Kids One Step at a Time

Meet Our Staff

The Maryland Therapy Network has helped children throughout Maryland since 1992, providing pediatric speech-language therapy, occupational therapy, and physical therapy services. The following individuals have played a major role in making our pediatric therapy practice a success. Want to join our therapy team?

Marie Noplock

Founder and President of The Maryland Therapy Network, Inc.

marie_noplock_bwMarie has more than three decades of experience helping children with disabilities lead more productive, fulfilling lives. After earning a master’s degree in speech-language pathology from the University of Virginia, Marie worked in schools, Head Start centers, nursing homes and hospitals. Through her years of experience, Marie realized that truly effective therapy requires a coordinated, multi-disciplinary approach and one-on-one attention.

In 1987, Marie expanded her solo speech-language pathology practice into a multi-disciplinary organization by employing both occupational and physical therapists. In 1992, she founded The Maryland Therapy Network, Inc., expanding her services again to treat children in infant and toddler programs. In 2002, she established the Children’s Center for Specialty Services, an outpatient clinic providing multidisciplinary pediatric therapy services in Bel Air, Md.

In addition to overseeing a growing business with more than 30 staff members, Marie has been a tireless advocate for patients’ right to insured habilitative and rehabilitative care. When she served as director of Governmental Affairs for the Maryland Speech-Language-Hearing Association, she helped secure hearing aid benefits and therapy services for Maryland’s economically disadvantaged children.

Marie’s many contributions on behalf of children, her profession, and her community have earned her recognition from Maryland-Speech-Language-Hearing Association, the YWCA of the Greater Baltimore Area, the National Association of Women Business Owners, and Maryland’s Top 100 Women.

Kelly Gottschalk

Director of Clinical and Administrative Services

Kelly Gottschalk is a licensed speech language pathologist who has been practicing and supervising pediatric speech language therapy in the Baltimore area for over 20 years. As Director of Clinical and Administrative Services, Gottschalk is responsible for managing the services delivered by the clinical team in a comprehensive, collaborative manner with an emphasis on healthcare pediatric habilitation services in early intervention, clinic based, head start and education programs.

Prior to joining The Maryland Therapy Network, Gottschalk was the Regional Clinical Coordinator for the Mid Atlantic for Progressus Therapy, where she managed 40 clinicians and served as a liaison to 13 school districts. Previously, she was a speech language pathologist with Progressus Therapy, serving a contract with Baltimore City Public Schools working in home based, head start, and school positions.

Gottschalk holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech Language Hearing Association and is also certified by The Maryland State Department of Education as a Qualified Early Intervention Specialist. She earned both her Master of Science and Bachelor of Science degrees in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Towson University.

Carol Simpson

Office Manager and Clinic Administrator

Carol has been the Office Manager and Clinic Administrator for The Maryland Therapy Network for over 16 years. She is also in charge of Human Resources, managing this department for the more than 30 employees. Carol previously worked for The Arundel Corporation, Urban and Suburban Company, Fidelity and Deposit Corporation, and The Hammerman Organization. A Maryland native, she graduated from IND and received a secretarial degree from Strayer Business College. Additionally, Carol has received college credits for numerous managerial training seminars and basic computer knowledge. For appointments and information or to join our team of professionals, contact Office Manager and Clinic Administrator Carol Simpson.

Terri Schepis

Quality Assurance Specialist

Peggy Homberg

Referral Coordinator, Head Start Programs

Valerie Berger

Referral Coordinator, Infants and Toddlers


Burnetta Pendleton

Billing Coordinator