About Us

Our Staff

The Maryland Therapy Network has helped children throughout Maryland since 1992, providing well-educated speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, and physical therapists with many years of experience.

Our Therapists

Hollie Porter, M.S. CCC-SLP

Lead Therapist – SLP

Hollie is a Speech-Language Pathologist certified and licensed by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Hollie earned her Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from James Madison University. Since 2017, Hollie has supported graduate students and clinical fellows in their journey towards their professional and educational goals.

She has over 9 years of experience working with children of all ages in school, home, and daycare settings. Hollie has worked extensively with children aged newborn to five years old in Harford County, Baltimore County, and Baltimore City. Hollie specializes in early intervention, developmental delays and Autism Spectrum Disorder with an emphasis on articulation, language and communication needs for children and adolescents. Her approach to therapy is family-centered and play based, focusing heavily on the relationship between the caregiver and child. This approach offers reliable and individualized tools to support communication needs.

Christina Praydis, M.S. CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Therapist

Christina is a certified and licensed Speech-Language Pathologist in Maryland. She received her Master of Science in Speech-Language-Hearing Pathology from Loyola University. She also holds additional credentials in family-centered education and coaching from The Hanen Centre’s It Takes Two to Talk Program. Christina also provides support and supervision to speech-language pathology graduate students from various colleges and universities.

Christina has 6 years of experience working with children aged from newborn to five years old in Harford County, Howard County, Baltimore County, and Baltimore City. She specializes in early intervention, receptive and expressive language delays, articulation/phonological delays, and Autism Spectrum Disorder. Christina enjoys working with children of all ages, leveraging collaborations with other expert professionals and family members to improve the child’s functional communication skills.

Kelly Gottschalk, M.S. CCC SLP

Clinical Coordinator

Kelly Gottschalk serves as Clinical Coordinator for The Maryland Therapy Network’s Baltimore-Regional programs. Kelly earned her Master’s of Science and Bachelor’s of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Towson University. She also holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and is certified by the Maryland State Department of Education as a Qualified Early Intervention Specialist. 

Kelly has more than 24 years of experience working with children in early intervention, educational and private sectors. Prior to joining The Maryland Therapy Network, Kelly worked as a Speech-Language Pathologist satisfying a contract with Baltimore City Public Schools. Later, she was promoted as the Mid-Atlantic Regional Clinical Coordinator, where she managed 40 clinicians and served as a liaison to 13 school districts. In her role at The Maryland Therapy Network, Kelly oversees a dynamic administrative and clinical team that supports 400 children.  

In addition to her clinical work, Kelly provides mentoring, supervising, and training of our pediatric therapists and partners with them to provide comprehensive, evidence-based evaluations and interventions to a diverse client population. She believes in a reflective approach, while actively providing support and communication for therapist’s goals, wants and needs.

Amy Holtzner, COTA/L

Occupational Therapy Assistant

Amy is an Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA/L) with over six years of experience in pediatric health and wellness. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from McDaniel College and an Associate of Applied Science from St. Catherine University as an Occupational Therapy Assistant. While Amy has many years of experience and a diverse portfolio of clients, her calling is to provide developmental care to children and their families. 

Amy has over 4 years of experience in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She specialized in facilitating therapeutic groups and implementing effective crisis intervention to children coping with a wide range of diagnoses including, but not limited to, developmental and cognitive disorders, ADHD, and Autism Spectrum Disorder. Amy has spent her COTA/L career working with children in Head Start programs, schools, and private sectors with a focus on sensory processing and fine motor development.

Bonnie Veronda, M.S. OTR/L

Lead Occupational Therapist

Bonnie Veronda, M.S. OTR/L is a Maryland-licensed occupational therapist who has been practicing occupational therapy since 2017. She received her B.A. from Goucher College, her M.A.T. in Early Childhood Education from Towson University, and her M.S. in Occupational Therapy from Towson University. 

Bonnie loves working and playing with children and collaborating with their families to help children become confident with their daily routines and fine motor skills. She has experience working with children and adolescents in school, home, and clinical settings and loves to create activities that center on a child’s personal interest to ensure high motivation for successful interventions.  

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