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Tracy Geist MS.,CCC-SLP/L
Speech Language Pathologist
Tracy received a BS in 1986 from Temple University and a MS in Speech Communications in 1995 from William Paterson College. Tracy has worked in a variety of clinical settings including: outpatient, acute care, inpatient rehabilitation, skilled nursing, and home based. She has also worked with all ages with a variety of diagnoses. Tracy thoroughly enjoys working with the challenging clients who are medically compromised and behaviorally challenging. Her specialties are working with children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, severe Apraxia, cleft palate, feeding/dysphagia issues, failure to thrive, behavioral issues associated with Autism, medically fragile child, voice disorders, auditory processing and sensory dysfunction associated with the oral cavity. Tracy’s 20+ years working with pediatrics in the field of speech language pathology has led to her being known as the go to therapist for the involved cases. She is proud to have finally achieved a dream of hers by opening a much needed pediatric therapy clinic. Tracy is married and has two children. She enjoys spending time with her family, friends and going to the beach.

Marcy Shander
Occupational Therapist OTR/L
Marcy graduated from Temple University with a BS degree in occupational therapy. She has worked the last 24 years in various settings with patients ranging from birth to geriatrics. Settings include Early Intervention, home health, acute hospital, sub acute rehabilitation, skilled nursing, and outpatient therapy.

Marcy is married and has a teenage son and daughter. Marcy enjoys traveling and spending time with her family at the beach.


Shelah Mueth PT, CKTP
Shelah graduated from St Louis University in 1986.  While in Missouri, she worked in different settings for over 25 years. She enjoys working with the 0-3yr old population. Her passion is helping and working with children with disabilities and their families within a natural environment. Shelah loves working with families to discover the best ways to achieve a goal and how a family can participate fully in a therapy program. She has experience with a wide range of medical and developmental diagnoses. Shelah is a Certified Kinesio Tex Taping Practitioner (CKTP).

Over the years, she has learned several languages including Hebrew, Spanish, French, and sign language.  She has enough basic knowledge to be able to communicate directly with your child.  Shelah is married and enjoys spending time with her grandchildren.


Christa Eck MS OTR/L CBIST CBIT
Christa has worked for Tracy Geist Therapy Services LLC since June 2013. She works as an Assistant Professor in the OTA program at Harcum College in Bryn Mawr, Pa. She has also worked as an Academic Fieldwork Coordinator at Alvernia University. Christa is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association, Christa has over 20 years experience working with pediatrics in various settings. Her experience includes acute rehabilitation, school based therapy and Early Intervention as well as being a Director of OT in an outpatient pediatric facility.  Christa specializes in pediatric splinting, adaptive equipment manufacturing, assistive technology, seating and positioning, feeding, sensory integration, working with medically fragile children, and Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention for children with Tourette’s and Tic Disorders (CBIT). She is a Certified Brain Injury Specialist.

Christa is married and has two children, three dogs, and 4 cats.  She loves baking wedding and birthday cakes, cooking, sewing, and making jewelry and is an avid roller skater.  She is active in her community assisting families in need.


Missy Miller COTA/L
Occupational Therapy Assistant
Missy Miller is a 2004 graduate from LCCC Occupational therapy program. Missy presently works with cyber schooled children with physical disabilities, psychological/emotional difficulties, developmental delays and gross and fine motor deficits. Missy believes in putting the “fun” in function and uses crafts, games and other engaging tasks to help children learn and grow while having a great time. Missy is married and has two boys. She enjoys spending time with her family, going on different adventures, and watching her boys play sports. She loves being involved with her church and doing crafts. Missy is available for cyber school students K-12 in Carbon, Monroe, Lehigh, and Schuylkill counties. Please contact us if you want Missy to work with your child.

Jessica Korba M.S. CCC-SLP/L
Speech Language Pathologist
Jessica is a 2009 graduate of Bloomsburg University where she received her B.S. in Communication Disorders and her M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology. She also holds a graduate certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis from Penn State University. Jessica has experience working in pediatrics with a variety of medical/developmental conditions and speech and language disorders. She is a member of ASHA and is ASHA certified.

Kimberly Wade
BS in Communication Sciences and Disorders
Kimberly is a new addition to the TGTS LLC family. She comes to us with great understanding and knowledge about the family’s perspective of receiving services. A graduate from East Stroudsburg University with a B.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders; Kimberly has envisioned working in the field of speech therapy, specifically in Early Intervention services because of her own personal experiences. Two of her four children benefited greatly by receiving speech and physical therapy through Early Intervention Birth-Three. Kimberly believes it’s truly a blessing to be able to pay it forward. Her work experience ranges from years as an administrative assistant in the corporate world to working as an assistant teacher in the inner city high schools of New York. Kimberly is presently seeing Early Intervention clients in Carbon-Monroe-Pike counties and would love to help your family through this sometimes unknown and anxious time. Kimberly loves to travel, ride the waves at the beach, and watch good movies with her family. If you are interested in having Kimberly as your Early Interventionalist, please contact us.

Megan Bellesfield
BS Elementary Ed/Early Childhood Education
Megan graduated from Kutztown University, where she received her Bachelors degree in Elementary Education & Early Childhood Education. She also has an Associates degree in Early Intervention. She has worked as a TSS for the CLIU21 and has experience working with Autism, behavior issues, and developmental/ cognitive learning. Megan has been a teacher at Carbon County Head Start, and currently she works as a teacher at a local pre-school as well as working in Early Intervention Birth-Three as a teacher. Megan is married and enjoys spending time with her family and her dogs, going out to eat, and watching her son participate in sports. If you would like Megan to be your Early Interventionalist, please contact us.

Patricia (Trish) Claypoole Ninos
Trish has been practicing as a pediatric physical therapist for 32 years. She graduated with her undergraduate degree in physical therapy from the University of Connecticut in 1985. In 1989, she graduated with a Master’s of Science Degree in Pediatric Developmental Disabilities from the University of Pittsburgh. Her career has included working at the Children’s Hospital in Boston, MA, The Children’s Institute in Squirrel Hill, PA and United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) in Bethlehem, PA. She has also been an assistant instructor for the undergraduate physical therapy program at the University of Pittsburgh. She is presently employed by the Carbon Lehigh Intermediate Unit, CLIU #21 where she has been working since 1997. Trish has also provided physical therapy services for birth to 3 years of age though Tracy Geist Therapy Services since November of 2014. In the field of pediatrics, she has worked with inpatients, rehab patients, outpatients, school-based services, home based services and Early Intervention covering ages birth to 21. She is the proud mom of 4 children and in her spare time loves to read, sing on her church choir and participate in community theater, CAST (Catasauqua Area Showcase Theater).