In pursuit of our vision, the organization has spent the last 35+ years creating a blueprint for what a successful “ESP community” looks like. With thousands of families needing ESP’s support, the organization is now poised to use this blueprint to scale its transformative work to other communities across the Southeast.
Meet the Savannah Champion Board
Anna F. Salter, MS, CCC-SLP
Anna is a native Savannahian, Georgia Tech graduate, and speech-language pathologist (SLP) with nearly 10 years of experience with the pediatric population. Following her return to Savannah after her undergraduate career in Atlanta, she went on to earn her master’s degree and become an ASHA certified SLP. Her extensive experience has included opportunities working in a variety of settings including a variety of school locations, inpatient rehab units, acute care hospitals, and outpatient pediatric clinics. Her time spent in outpatient clinics allowed her to gain valuable knowledge of various patient diagnoses in the pediatric population, some of which include apraxia, articulation disorders, expressive/receptive language delays, fluency difficulties, and early language development concerns. Anna particularly enjoys evaluating new clients and offering support to parents. It is oftentimes very unsettling for your child to be referred for a therapy evaluation and Anna is there to calm your fears and answer your questions both during and after your initial visit. Outside of the treatment room, Anna puts on her “business management cap” and is your primary contact for insurance and authorization questions. As she has taken on more responsibility in this area throughout the growth of Coastal Pediatric Therapies, she has when not meeting patient’s/family’s needs at CPT, Anna enjoys traveling and spending time with her family and friends. Undoubtedly, summertime is her favorite as she likes all warm weather, coastal activities. Anna truly enjoys celebrating successes with her patients and their families. She believes wholeheartedly in the mantra “a little progress every day, adds up to big results!” Together, we can achieve great outcomes – Anna looks forward to meeting you and your child at Coastal Pediatric Therapies!
Becky S. Brown, MS, CCC-SLP
Becky received a Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology from James Madison University. She is a Nationally certified member – Certificate of Clinical Competence, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and is a Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist in the State of Georgia.
Becky has extensive experience in various areas of the speech, language and hearing disorders including Apraxia, Articulation, Autism, Auditory Processing, Augmentative Communication, Developmental Delays, Neurogenic Disorders, and Sensory, Social and Behavioral Deficiencies. Becky’s special interests include treating children with disabilities, autism and autistic-like behaviors as well as working with children that have language and learning disabilities, expressive and receptive language delays, articulation concerns, auditory processing issues, and limited social skills. Becky’s proven clinical experience is a result from working in hospitals, public schools, early intervention and private practice settings.
Becky and her family relocated to Savannah, GA in 2011. Becky’s daughter, Maryn, receives OT, PT, and ST at Coastal Pediatric Therapies. Becky enjoys outdoor activities with her husband and daughter and their dog, Georgia.
Beth and Steve Solferino
Beth, Steve, and their daughter Catherine (18 yrs old with down syndrome), are actively involved in The Ford Club and their successful business, ONYX Packaging Corporation. It’s clear that they have a strong sense of community engagement and a desire to make positive contributions through charitable organizations. Given their experience in growing and building businesses, Beth and Steve likely bring a strategic and thoughtful approach to their involvement in charitable initiatives. Their deep understanding of business dynamics can be valuable in identifying opportunities for impactful social investments within their communities. Catherine’s presence and their engagement with charitable organizations also showcase their commitment to inclusivity and supporting individuals with special needs. Their involvement in organizations that focus on promoting awareness, understanding, and support for people with Down syndrome could be particularly impactful. The fact that ONYX Packaging Corporation has offices in Long Island, NY and Columbus, OH, along with production capabilities in 30 locations nationwide, suggests that Beth and Steve have a significant reach and a platform to make a difference across various communities. Their willingness to actively explore and invest in charitable initiatives reflects a broader commitment to social responsibility. Overall, Beth and Steve’s story highlights their multi-faceted engagement in their community and their proactive approach to using their resources and expertise for positive change.