Meet The Team

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Interested in joining our dynamic team? We are always looking for highly motivated, skilled clinicians to bring their love of pediatric therapy to our offices! To see our openings, click here.

Mariana Marchitto, M.S., CCC-SLP

Administrative Director; SLP Department Manager (Oxford Location)

Mariana Marchitto received her Bachelor’s degree in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences and Human Development and Family Studies with a concentration in Early Childhood Development from the University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT and her Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT. During her graduate studies she gained extensive experience working with a diverse caseload through pediatric outpatient rehabilitation facilities, specialty learning centers, public schools, university clinics, and telehealth experiences. She has worked with children with language disorders, articulation and phonological disorders, childhood apraxia of speech, fluency disorders, voice disorders, and feeding deficits. She also has had experiences working with children with autism spectrum disorder, Down syndrome, cleft lip and palate, and velopharyngeal dysfunction. 

 Mariana is particularly passionate about working with infants and children ages birth to five and values the importance of building strong relationships with her clients and their families. She strives to implement an individualized, holistic approach to therapy that involves families and caregivers in treatment to provide support and carry-over into their homes and everyday lives. 

A few of Mariana’s additional trainings and certifications include: 

  • Lively Letters + Sight Words You Can See

  • PROMPTS for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets (Level I)

  • How to Identify and Treat the Sensory Component of Pediatric Feeding Difficulties

  • Building a Treatment Plan for Feeding Success: Tools for Your Toolbox

  • Adventures in Early Intervention: Navigating Goals, Strategies, and Families

  • Responsive Opportunity to Responsive Guidance in Pediatric Feeding Therapy: Considerations for a Responsive Use of Tools in Therapy

  • How Breastfeeding “Ties” Into Feeding Therapy

  • Picky Eating in the Preschool Classroom: MD & SLP Team Up to Solve the Problem

  • Picky Eaters vs Pediatric Feeding Disorders vs Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder: Using a Differential Diagnosis Decision Tree to Guide Intervention

  • Feed the Peds by Learning to Screen the Peds

  • Trauma and Feeding: Supporting Families at Mealtimes with a Trauma-Informed Lens

 In her free time, Mariana enjoys being outside, hiking and playing games, spending time with her family and friends, and playing with her dogs.

Sarah Aimone, M.S. CCC-SLP

SLP Department Manager (Branford Location)

Sarah Aimone received her Bachelor’s degree in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences and Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Connecticut in Storrs, CT and her Master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology at the MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston, MA. Sarah has clinical experience working in a variety of settings including adult and pediatric outpatient facilities, public schools, and telehealth experiences. She has experience working with children with receptive and expressive language disorders, articulation and phonology disorders, autism spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy, and children who use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices. 

Sarah is passionate about supporting her clients in communicating and expressing themselves through the most functional method that meets their individual needs. Sarah believes in the importance of incorporating the family into the therapeutic process to provide holistic care and support carry-over across environments. She is passionate about making therapy functional, personalized, and most importantly fun for her clients.

A few of Sarah’s additional trainings and certifications include:

  • AEIOU: An Integrated Approach to Pediatric Feeding

  • Lively Letters + Sight Words You Can See

In her free time, Sarah loves to hike with her dog, cook delicious food, practice yoga, and spend time with her friends and family.

Marina Lajoie, M.A. CCC-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist (Oxford)

Marina Lajoie received her Bachelor’s dual degree in Cognitive Science and Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences from the University of Connecticut and her Master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology from the University of Connecticut. She has gained clinical experience working in a variety of settings including adult and pediatric outpatient facilities, inpatient hospital settings, public preschool and elementary schools, university clinics, and telehealth platforms.

Marina is excited about working with the pediatric population. She has worked with children of all ages who have articulation and phonological disorders, receptive and expressive language disorders, fluency disorders, voice disorders,  acquired brain injuries and pragmatic language deficits. She also has experience working with children who have medical diagnoses of autism spectrum disorder, Down syndrome and cerebral palsy. In addition to clinical experience, Marina has a strong research background where she utilized fMRI, EEG, and eye tracking technologies to analyze the psychological processes of language production and comprehension. Marina also recently participated in the Disney College Program where she was able to make magic for children from all over the world as an employee of the Walt Disney company. Marina strives to implement a multidisciplinary, collaborative approach to intervention that is fun and engaging for her clients and accessible for caregivers.

A few of Marina’s additional trainings include:

  • Lively Letters + Sight Words You Can See

  • Diagnosis and Treatment of Childhood Apraxia of Speech using Dynamic Temporal and Tactile Cueing (DTTC)

  • The Meaningful Speech Course

    • Focus on gestalt language processing and the Natural Language Acquisition (NLA) framework​

In her free time, Marina enjoys baking, listening to music, spending time with friends and family, and playing with her new puppy, Baci!

Gianna Franceschini, M.S., C.F.-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist (Oxford)

Gianna earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Communicative Disorders from The University of Alabama. Upon completing the undergraduate program, Gianna worked as a teacher at a preschool. She then began the graduate program at The University of New Haven where she received her Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology. Gianna has experience in multiple settings including private practice, schools, transition clinics, outpatient clinics, and teletherapy. She has worked with children and adults with limitations in articulation and phonology, expressive and receptive language, fluency, voice, feeding and swallowing, cognitive aspects of communication, social aspects of communication, and various communication modalities.

Gianna is very excited to be a part of the More To Say team! She is passionate about providing fundamental communication and feeding skills to the pediatric population, while providing education and support to caregivers. Gianna believes in the importance of using a play-based approach to support children in their growth and development of speech, language, and feeding skills.

Outside of work Gianna enjoys spending time with her friends and family, going to the beach, and traveling.

Gabrielle Moffat, M.S. CF-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist (Oxford)

Gabrielle received her Master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology from Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT. During her graduate studies she gained experience working in a variety of settings including birth to three, pediatric private practice, public schools, university clinics, and social groups. She has experience working with children with articulation and phonological disorders, language disorders, pragmatic language disorders, and fluency disorders.

Gabrielle looks forward to applying her skills, while growing and learning as a clinician at More to Say. Gabrielle believes in a child-centered play based approach to support children in reaching their individual goals.

In her free time, Gabrielle enjoys running, hiking, and spending time with her family and friends.

Fun fact: Gabrielle went on a service learning trip to Guatemala and provided inter-professional services to the community.

Johnna Fettinger, M.S., CF-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist (Oxford)

Johnna received her Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts from Western Connecticut State University. During and after her undergraduate education, she taught classes in dancing, acting, singing, and sewing to school-aged children. Additionally, Johnna earned her Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from Southern Connecticut State University. She has clinical experience in a variety of settings including university clinic, elementary, middle, and high school, adult acute inpatient care, and teletherapy. She has supported individuals of all ages with disorders in language, fluency, articulation/phonology, social aspects, voice, motor-speech,
feeding/swallowing, and cognition. She also has experience working with children with diagnoses of autism, Down syndrome, and velopharyngeal dysfunction.
Johnna is extremely passionate about helping the pediatric population. With her background in the performing arts, she always strives to incorporate fun and creativity into her sessions. By creating the best learning environment possible, Johnna’s goal is to provide the most functional care for her clients and their families that can translate to life outside of therapy.

Outside of work, Johnna loves to spend time with her family and friends, take day trips to cute new coffee shops, and pursue the new hobby of crocheting with her fiance, Jeff!

Meredith Wilson, M.S. CCC-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist (Branford)

Meredith Wilson received her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN and her Master’s degree in Communicative Disorders from East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN. She has clinical experience in a variety of settings including pediatric and adult outpatient clinics, public schools, university, adult voice clinic, and autism clinics. She has provided therapy for children with autism spectrum disorders, cerebral palsy, fluency disorders, ADHD, expressive and receptive language disorders, social language impairments, Down syndrome, articulation delays, phonological impairments, and childhood apraxia of speech. 

Meredith is excited about working with the pediatric population! She has worked with children in a variety of capacities for 17 years including as a preschool teacher, nanny, and special education paraprofessional. She is passionate about meeting children where they are and working alongside parents and families to develop functional therapy goals. Meredith is adept at utilizing evidence-based strategies to integrate speech and language techniques into everyday routines and activities. She strives to treat every child as an individual and to help them reach their full potential through play-based, engaging, and hands-on experiences and activities. 

A few of Meredith’s additional trainings and certifications include: 

  •  Diagnosis and Treatment of CAS Using Dynamic and Temporal Tactile Cueing (DTTC)

  •  Evidence-Based Tips for Implementing Augmentative and Alternative Communication

  •  Using Dynamic Assessment to Reduce Bias and Identify Learning Potential

  •  Using Video Modeling to Teach Play Skills in Children with Autism

In her spare time Meredith enjoys reading, exercising, being outdoors, and spending time with her husband, children, and two dogs.

Mackenzie Pontonio, M.S., CF-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist (Oxford)

Mackenzie earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Communicative Disorders from the University of Rhode Island. She then went on to receive her Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Southern Connecticut State University. Through her undergraduate and graduate studies, Mackenzie has gained extensive clinical experience in a variety of settings including public schools, preschools, hospital acute care/inpatient rehab units, outpatient clinics, home health care, early intervention, and teletherapy. 

Through her experience, she has worked with both the adult and pediatric populations with limitations in articulation and phonology, expressive and receptive language, cognitive-communication, hearing, fluency, voice, feeding and swallowing, and social aspects. She also has had experience working with diagnoses of autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, apraxia, individuals with assistive hearing devices such as cochlear implants, and gestalt language learners.

Mackenzie values the importance of interprofessional collaboration in the clinical setting, as well as providing caregivers with the proper education and support to best enhance their loved one’s growth and development. She is very passionate about working with the pediatric population and is thrilled to be a part of the More to Say team! 

In her free time, Mackenzie enjoys going to the beach, reading, traveling, working out, and spending time with her family, friends, and mini Goldendoodle!

Riana Picagli, M.S., CF-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist (Branford)

Riana Picagli received both her Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology and Bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences with a concentration in Public Health and a minor in Speech-Language Pathology from Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT. During her graduate clinical experiences, Riana worked in a variety of different settings including public schools, adult outpatient clinics, and skilled nursing facilities. Riana has experience working with children with articulation and phonological disorders, receptive and expressive language disorders, fluency disorders, literacy deficits, and autism spectrum disorder. 

Riana is excited to grow as a clinician with More to Say! Riana is passionate about honing children’s communicative abilities to be functional and effective. She values the process of understanding the individuality of clients, tailoring treatment to each client’s specific needs, and allowing communication to flourish using an engaging approach to therapy. Riana believes in the incorporation of parent involvement to support successful carryover of client communication skills across various contexts. 

In her free time, Riana enjoys traveling, spending time with family and friends, and going to the beach!

Delaney Connors, M.S., CF-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist (Branford)

Delaney received her Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology and a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Disorders from Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven, CT. During her graduate studies, she gained clinical experience in various settings including the university clinic, preschool through high school, pediatric outpatient clinic, and teletherapy. She has worked closely with the pediatric population with limitations in receptive and expressive language, articulation and phonology, fluency, literacy, social communication, feeding and swallowing, hearing, and voice. Delaney has experience working with individuals with various diagnoses and needs including autism, Down syndrome, and gestalt language learners.

Delaney is passionate about the pediatric population and prioritizes interprofessional collaboration with clinicians and families. She values the importance of a child-centered play-based approach to support growth. Delaney is excited to be part of the More to Say team and bring positivity and fun into each session.

In her free time, Delaney enjoys being with friends and family, exercising, and going to the beach! 

Kelsey Chacho, MOT, OTR

Clinical Director; Occupational Therapist

Kelsey Chacho received her Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from Bay Path University, East Longmeadow, MA and her Bachelor’s degree in Health Promotion Studies from Western Connecticut State University, Danbury, CT. She has clinical experience in an outpatient pediatric setting, as well as, a community-based adult mental health setting. During her fieldwork placements, she worked with various diagnoses, including but not limited to, Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, Cerebral Palsy, developmental delay, sensory processing disorder, Down syndrome, Schizophrenia, and Schizoaffective. 

Kelsey has worked with the pediatric population for 9 years while attending school. She has experience with children of all ages. She is extremely passionate about building relationships with children and their families. She takes great pride in providing client-centered and innovative interventions to her clients. Kelsey understands the importance of evidence-based practice and being a lifelong learner. She wishes to hold specialty certifications in sensory integration, therapeutic listening, and feeding in the near future. As an occupational therapist, Kelsey works closely with her clients and their families to maximize functional independence in activities of daily living.

Additional trainings and certifications include:

  • Complex Feeding & Swallowing Problems in Children: Discover the Underlying Causes of Food Refusal for a More Targeted Treatment Plan

  • Therapeutic Listening: Listening with the Whole Body

  • Oppositional, Uncooperative, and Aggressive Behavior

  • Sensory Integration and Telehealth: How do we facilitate from a distance?

  • Integration of Persistent Reflexes

In her free time, Kelsey enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing soccer, watching movies, and going to the beach. 

Danielle Matos, MSOT, OTR/L

Marketing Director; Clinic Manager; Occupational Therapist

Danielle Matos received her Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina, and her Bachelor’s degree in Allied Health Sciences from University of Connecticut in Storrs, Connecticut. She has clinical experience in school-based and outpatient pediatric settings. She has worked with children with a variety of diagnoses and abilities, including but not limited to, Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, developmental delay, Down Syndrome, and sensory processing disorder.

Danielle has experience targeting sensory processing, handwriting, fine motor coordination, visual motor integration, visual perception, motor planning, and self-care/daily routine independence. She has received certification in Learning Without Tears (Handwriting Without Tears K-5) and Interactive Metronome. She is passionate about facilitating independence and helping children thrive in their natural environments. Danielle works closely with families to determine collaborative and dynamic treatment plans for each child. 

Additional trainings and certifications include:​​​

  • Developing and Implementing Effective Sensory Diets for Children and Adolescents

  • Interactive Metronome

  • Learning Without Tears (Handwriting Without Tears K-5)

  • Primitive Reflex, Sensory, and Motor Integration​

  • Therapeutic Listening

  • Treating Torticollis

In her free time, Danielle enjoys spending time with her family and friends, baking, being outside, and listening to podcasts. 

Rebecca Hale, MOT, OTR/L

Clinic Manager; Occupational Therapist (Oxford)

Rebecca Hale received her Master of Occupational Therapy from Bay Path University and during her schooling she fell in love with working in the pediatric setting.  She has clinical experience working within a school system for children aged 3-5 years old who were diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, Down syndrome, developmental/intellectual disabilities, and sensory processing disorders. She believes children should learn and experience the world in a naturalistic environment which encourages self-motivation before jumping in and making the activity functional. This helps children learn cause and effect, as well as how to master their environments on their own. With children, it is important to incorporate family/caregivers into each session so they can allow for the transfer of learning within their homes. She believes that having the caregivers involved in the process can allow them to understand what occupational therapists aim to succeed in each session. 

Emily Salisbury, MOT, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist (Oxford)

Emily received both her Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy and Bachelor’s degree in Health Science Studies from Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut. She has clinical experience in an outpatient pediatric setting, an inpatient neurorehabilitation setting, and a community mental health setting. During her fieldwork placements she worked with people of all ages and various diagnoses, including but not limited to: autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, cerebral palsy, developmental delay, sensory processing disorder, Down syndrome, traumatic brain injury, stroke, neuromuscular disorders, Guillain-Barre syndrome, and post-surgery rehabilitation.

Emily believes in using a strength-based approach while working in pediatrics. She enjoys incorporating child-led play within her clinical reasoning to provide fun, naturalistic, and effective therapy. Emily understands the importance of collaborating with the family to optimize consistency and carry-over of skills in all contexts. She prioritizes understanding and supporting the unique characteristics of all children, as seen in her client-centered and individualized plans of care. Emily plans to pursue speciality certifications in various sensory integration
methods, therapeutic listening, feeding, and persistent reflex integration.

In her free time, Emily enjoys spending time with family and friends, hiking with her dog, practicing martial arts, and doing seasonal activities such as skiing and wakeboarding.

Lindsey Watkins, MOT, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist (Oxford)

Lindsey received both her Masters in Occupational Therapy and Bachelors in Health Sciences with a minor in Sociology from Quinnipiac University in Hamden, CT. Her clinical experience includes outpatient pediatrics for children with autism spectrum disorder, residential programs for youth and young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and inpatient neurological rehabilitation. Lindsey has always loved working with children and supporting their development, she has previously worked as a direct support professional for youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities and as a preschool teacher aide.

Lindsey is passionate about providing fun and creative child-centered therapy to improve each child’s confidence in engaging with and mastering their own environment while also collaborating with families to promote progress towards goals in both the clinic and home & community environments. Lindsey has experience working with children of all ages delivering care in the areas of fine & gross motor coordination, sensory processing, visual motor skills, activities of daily living, and executive functioning. She looks forward to continuing her education and obtaining certifications in specialized areas including feeding and sensory integration to continue to grow as a clinician.

In her free time, Lindsey enjoys spending time with her friends and family, traveling, being active outdoors, and cooking!

Rachel O’Toole, MOT, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist (Branford)

Rachel received both her bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of New Hampshire. She has clinical experience in general outpatient rehabilitation, community mental health, and outpatient pediatrics. She has provided care for children with sensory processing disorder, autism, ADHD, anxiety, Down syndrome, and developmental delay.


Rachel is passionate about working with the pediatric population, and has experience working with children of all ages. She believes in using play-based strategies to build upon children’s skills and confidence, allowing them to thrive in their daily lives. Rachel emphasizes the importance of providing client-centered care by building meaningful relationships with each child and their families. She prioritizes continued education to provide the best care possible, and hopes to obtain certifications in sensory processing methods in the near future.

In her free time, Rachel enjoys spending time outside, reading, and being with her friends and family.

Lindsey Heaton, OTD, OTR/L

OT Department Manager; Occupational Therapist (Oxford)

Lindsey Heaton received her Doctorate degree in Occupational Therapy from Western New England University in Springfield, MA and her Bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in biology from Elmira College in Elmira, NY. She has clinical experience working in school-based therapy, as well as community-based mental health. Lindsey has experience working with individuals with various diagnoses, including autism spectrum disorder, sensory processing disorder, intellectual and developmental disabilities, ADHD, developmental coordination disorder, and more.

Lindsey has worked with children of all ages within the pediatric population for the past 10 years. She believes in providing client-centered occupational therapy through meaningful activities to children and their families in a naturalistic environment. Lindsey has experience developing handwriting skills, fine motor coordination, sensory processing, and visual perceptual and visual motor skills. She is a lifelong learner and is interested in furthering her knowledge on the role of OT in feeding and hopes to pursue further certifications in sensory processing.

In her free time, Lindsey enjoys spending time with her family and friends, baking, knitting and reading lots of books. 

Isabel Ignoto, MSOT, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist (Branford)

Isabel received her Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy and Bachelor’s Degree in Health Science Studies from Quinnipiac University. She has experience in a variety of settings including outpatient facilities, school-based, hospital setting, and assisted living facilities. Isabel has always had a passion for working with kids and encourages them to thrive in their environments to help them do what they do best – play! Isabel is passionate about utilizing play-based therapy according to each child’s interests and needs to help them reach their full potential in all daily activities and environments. She believes in the importance of using a strengths-based approach to help foster confidence in children’s skills and provide them with the tools for success!

In her spare time, Isabel loves to travel, read, go to the beach, and spend time with family and friends!

Danielle Taglucop, MOT, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist (Branford)

Danielle received her Bachelor and Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from The University of Scranton. She has experience in a variety of settings, including outpatient facilities, hand rehabilitation, skilled nursing, subacute rehabilitation, and pediatric home health. She has worked with diagnoses such as cerebral palsy, neuromuscular disorders, generalized anxiety, strokes, autism, dementia, and epileptic disorders. Danielle has always had a passion for working with kids and strives to help them to gain the tools they need to live a happy and meaningful life.

She believes in utilizing play-based therapy to truly help children thrive in their environment and enable them to reach their full potential. Danielle understands the importance of strength-based interventions and aims to make therapy a positive and supportive experience for everyone she works with. Her favorite part of pediatric occupational therapy is being able to make genuine connections with the families and children so that she can provide holistic treatment that best caters to everyone’s unique goals!

In her spare time, Dani loves to travel, cook, workout, listen to music, and spend time with her family and friends!

Christine Babbitt, MOT, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist (Oxford)

Christine received her Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from Worcester State University in Worcester, MA. She has clinical experience in mental health, and outpatient pediatrics. Christine has always loved working with children and supporting their development. Previously she worked as a direct support professional for children and young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Christine is passionate about working with the pediatric population, and has experience working with children of all ages. She believes in using play and strength-based strategies to build upon children’s skills and confidence, allowing them to thrive in their daily lives.

In her free time Christine enjoys spending time outside, swimming, reading, and being with her friends and family.

Jordan Addis

Finance & Operations Director 

Jordan joined the More to Say team in 2021 as the Finance and Operations Director after a 15 year career of municipal infrastructure maintenance and management. He has a strong background in budgeting, capitol purchase planning, timely project management, and safety protocols. Jordan holds an OSHA 30 Certification in which he received training on critical workplace safety gaining the knowledge and skills to keep the workplace safe and productive. In his role at More to Say, he oversees operational activities at every level of the organization and is responsible for the company’s long-term financial health and growth.
 
Jordan’s hobbies include all things outdoors and working with his hands. He enjoys undertaking home renovation projects, gardening, cooking, hiking, kayaking, and spending time and traveling with his family.

Avery Anderson

Front Desk Receptionist (Oxford Location)

Avery will greet you in the afternoons and on Saturdays at our Oxford office! She is a recent graduate of the University of New Haven where she earned a Bachelors of Science degree in Health Sciences. She is currently enrolled in a masters program for Healthcare Administration.

She has experience working with children as a preschool dance teacher and a summer camp counselor.

In her spare time, Avery enjoys traveling to her family cottage in New Hampshire, spending time on her boat, and being with friends.

Sherry Inness

Human Resources Manager

In her career, Sherry has consistently found the role of Human Resources Manager to be incredibly rewarding. She has derived immense satisfaction and joy from this position, and she aims to infuse that same enthusiasm into her current role with More to Say. Sherry is eager to collaborate and contribute to maintaining the warm and welcoming environment that fosters the team’s success.
 
Outside of work, Sherry enjoys running and spending time with family and friends outdoors. She also looks forward to engaging with new acquaintances, hearing about their life experiences, and exploring the common threads that connect us all.

Sarah Addis

Insurance Coordinator

Sarah brings a wealth of experience to the More to Say team as an insurance coordinator, having transitioned from a notable 26-year career in office administration within the Real Estate field. Over the span of 16 years, Sarah excelled in a high-performing office generating over a billion dollars in annual revenue. In this capacity, she successfully managed the transactions of a diverse team of 140+ agents. Sarah played a pivotal role in ensuring the efficient execution of each transaction, demonstrating exceptional organization and timeliness, all while adhering to company and legal requirements.

Sarah enjoys working closely with the families at More to Say, assisting them in navigating their insurance benefits to make the process as easy and seamless as possible.

In her free time, Sarah enjoys gardening, reading, traveling, going to the beach and spending time with her husband, dog, and family.

Jessica Reiner

Front Desk Receptionist

Jessica earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health from Nova Southeastern University. Her passions align with the values of More to Say, as she is dedicated to promoting access to high-quality healthcare and services. In her role as Front Desk Receptionist, she is enthusiastic about supporting families in their communication with the practice and she enjoys greeting families as they walk through the door!

Outside of work, Jessica enjoys hiking, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.

Talia Vendetto

Front Desk Receptionist

Talia will greet you in the mornings and afternoons in our Branford office! In her role as Front Desk Receptionist, she supports patients and families each day, helping them coordinate getting their children the services they need. Talia has over eight years of experience working with children, teaching them ballet at New Haven Ballet. She is enthusiastic about her role on the More to Say team, where she can continue to work with children and families to help them reach their goals. 

Outside of work, Talia enjoys hiking, cooking, going to the beach, and spending time with family and friends.

Michele Ferrucci

Billing Specialist

Michele is one of the amazing Billing Specialists on the More to Say team! With over 25 years of experience in the medical field, she brings much value and knowledge to the billing department. She enjoys using her experience to help families understand their benefits and coverage with their insurance plans. Within her role at More to Say, she specializes in insurance claims and payments.

In her spare time, Michele enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, traveling, and going out to eat!

Rachel Sturdevant

Front Desk Receptionist (Oxford)

Rachel Sturdevant, our dedicated Front Desk Receptionist at the Oxford location, takes great joy in supporting our patients and their families each day. With over 7 years of experience in early childhood education, she has a deep appreciation for witnessing children’s growth and learning journeys. Rachel is excited to be a part of More to Say, where she can assist families in achieving their children’s developmental milestones.

Her most cherished memories as an educator revolve around observing her students’ pride and confidence when they ventured into new or conquered challenges. In her spare time Rachel enjoys cozying up with her dog, a warm cup of tea, and classic horror movies. She feels grateful for her role at More to Say, as she strongly aligns with the core values of our company.

Olivia Martino

Community Engagement Coordinator

Olivia holds the position of Community Engagement Coordinator at More to Say. She is a graduate of Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven, CT, where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a Concentration in Marketing in 2019. Within her role at More to Say, Olivia shares information about the organization with the public through local events and social media channels, with a primary focus on fostering long-lasting relationships. Her efforts are geared towards showcasing the company’s values in alignment with our overarching mission of empowering all children to live happy, fulfilling lives, promoting their well-being and happiness.

Olivia is known for her positive demeanor and her commitment to making a meaningful impact in every interaction she encounters. Her motivation is firmly rooted in her desire to help others and create positive change. Continuing education and self-improvement are very important to her evident through her avid reading habits, her dedication to maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and her willingness to embrace new challenges within the realm of fitness.

Kathryn Kelley

Billing Specialist

As a Billing Specialist at More to Say, Kathryn handles insurance claims and payments. She brings two decades of expertise from her extensive experience in outpatient therapy practices. With a profound understanding of coding and billing procedures, she plays a pivotal role in ensuring accurate and efficient billing processes for our patients and their families. 

In her spare time, Kathryn enjoys spending time with her husband, watching her kids at sporting events, and relaxing outside with family and friends.

Kristen Berardelli

Billing Specialist

With over 15 years of experience in medical settings, Kristen’s career journey is marked by diverse roles that have shaped her expertise. Beginning as a receptionist in an orthopedic office at the age of 16, she progressed to become an executive assistant and administrator in a plastic surgical group. Following these roles, she served as a surgical coordinator and authorization specialist in a pain management office.

Kristen’s passion lies in assisting patients with financial matters and navigating complex insurance issues which she is able to fulfill in her role as Billing Specialist at More to Say. Her enthusiasm for being a part of the More to Say team reflects her dedication to contributing her wealth of experience to the clinic’s mission and fostering positive interactions with the community

In her spare time, she likes to spend time with her dog and family, hike, travel, and go to the beach.