Meet the Therapists

meetcarmieCarmie Leister, MS, CCC-SLP (Founder and owner of Bright Horizons Pediatric Therapy, LLC) is a certified Speech and Language Pathologist who has been servicing the Atlanta area for the past 19 years. She relocated with her husband  from South Florida and moved to Georgia in 2003. She received her undergraduate degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Central Florida, and received her Master’s degree in Speech and Language Pathology at Nova Southeastern University.

Her clinical practice experience includes the following: public school system, private practice, Babies Can’t Wait and outpatient rehabilitation. She has serviced children with a variety of delays/disorders which include the following: Early Childhood Language Delay, Articulation/Phonology, Childhood Apraxia of Speech, Oral Motor, Auditory Processing, Receptive and Expressive Language Delays, Voice, Fluency (Stuttering), Pragmatics (Social Skills), Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Alternative Augmentative Communication (AAC), Cerebral Palsy, and Down Syndrome. Her love and passion for treating children has allowed her to establish an excellent reputation within the community.

Carmie and her husband have two lovely children as well as an Australian Cattle dog. When Carmie is not working she enjoys spending quality time with her family, traveling, gardening, exercising and volunteering within her church community.


Katie Flowers, M.Ed., CCC-SLP, is a certified speech-language pathologist and has been practicing since 2013. She received her undergraduate degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, IN and her Master of Speech Pathology from the University of West Georgia.

Her clinical experience includes the following settings: outpatient pediatric clinics, public school settings aged Pre-K through 8th, Telehealth and skilled nursing facility. Katie has experience working with children and adolescents in the areas of: Articulation/Phonology, Expressive and Receptive Language disorders/delays, Developmental Delays, Autism, Early Childhood Language Delays, Stuttering/Fluency, AAC, Apraxia, Pragmatics (social skills) and Learning Disabilities. Katie has a special interest in motor speech disorders and is PROMPT trained.

In her free time, Katie enjoys spending time with her husband and pup, Dottie. She is excited to be back in her hometown of Marietta!

Dana Grooms, M.S., CCC-SLP, is a certified Speech and Language Pathologist who received her bachelor’s degree from The University of Georgia and her master’s degree from Georgia State University in Communication Sciences and Disorders.

Dana’s clinical experience includes the public-school setting, hospital, and skilled nursing facility. She has worked with a variety of ages and disorders ranging from articulation/phonology, expressive and receptive language, autism spectrum disorder, apraxia of speech, stuttering, voice, pragmatics, and swallowing. Dana wants to collaborate with and educate families in order to provide an optimal family-centered treatment approach.

Dana lives in Roswell with her husband and their puppy, Edel. When not working, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, hiking, cooking, and traveling.



Anna Brown, MS,CCC-SLP, is a certified Speech and Language Pathologist who received her undergraduate degree and Master’s degree from Georgia State University in Communication Sciences and Disorders.

Anna’s clinical experience includes the public school setting at the elementary and middle school level, as well as private practice. She has worked with a variety of ages and disorders including receptive and expressive language, articulation and phonology, apraxia, fluency, and pragmatics. She has experience working with children with learning disabilities, Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, and intellectual disabilities. Anna is passionate about helping students and children improve their speech and language skills and feeling confident in their communication experiences. She enjoys collaborating with families and caregivers to ensure carryover of skills. 

Anna lives in Acworth. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family, camping, hiking, and baking. 

Katie Davis, MS, CCC-SLP, is a certified Speech and Language Pathologist who received her bachelor’s degree from North Carolina State University and her master’s degree from Georgia State University in Communication Sciences and Disorders.

Katie has experience working with children with varying communication needs including expressive and receptive language disorders, articulation and phonological disorders, fluency disorders, and pragmatics. She has experience working with children with autism, hearing impairments, cleft palate, and intellectual disabilities. Her clinical experience is in public school systems, outpatient rehabilitation, and hospital settings. She enjoys working with children because of their enthusiasm, their excitement in the little things, and because they are joyful in their learning. Katie focuses on collaboration with parents to ensure speech and language carry over in all settings.

Katie and her husband live in Marietta. In her free time, Katie enjoys taking long walks, reading a good book, and traveling.

Lisa Black, MS, CCC-SLP, is a certified speech and language pathologist who graduated with her Bachelor’s degree 1in Speech Language and Hearing Sciences from San Diego State University in 2009. She worked as a speech language clinician while attending graduate school at Nova Southeastern University in Orlando, FL. and graduated with her Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology in 2014. Lisa is an ASHA certified and state licensed Speech-Language Pathologist, and has practiced in public schools, clinics, daycares, and homes.  Lisa has also previously served as a therapist on the preschool evaluation and treatment team in Culver City, CA.  

She has experience working with children with a variety of communication disorders ranging from: Articulation/Phonology Disorders, Apraxia, Receptive/Expressive Language Disorders, Pragmatic (social) Language, Early Childhood Language Delay and Fluency Disorders. Her passion comes from helping all children reach their communication potential by providing research-based intervention.

Lisa enjoys spending time with her husband, son, traveling, being outdoors, and checking out the local Atlanta cuisine.   


Jenna Landgren, MS, CCC-SLP is a certified speech-language pathologist who received her undergraduate degree from The University of Georgia and Master’s degree from Georgia State University in Communication Sciences and Disorders.  

Jenna’s clinical experience includes the following settings: public school setting at the elementary and middle school level, hospitals, and inpatient rehabilitation facilities.  She has worked with a variety of ages and disorders including articulation/phonology, expressive and receptive language, Autism Spectrum Disorder, pragmatics, traumatic brain injury, and swallowing disorders.  Jenna has a love and passionate for helping children reach their full potential and empowering them to achieve their goals. 

In her free time, Jenna enjoys spending time with her family and friends, hiking, being outdoors, attending Atlanta sporting events, and cooking new recipes with her husband.

Jennifer DeMastrie, OTR/L is a registered and licensed Occupational Therapist. She graduated with her bachelor’s degree from the University of New England in Biddeford, ME. Jennifer has always had a passion for working with children, which has led her to working in pediatrics for the past 20 years. She has experience working in a variety of settings such as outpatient clinic, home health care, public school system (preschool through elementary) and private practice.

Jennifer has experience working with children with fine motor, visual motor, visual perceptual delays, developmental delay, sensory processing, Autism spectrum disorder, neurological disorders, Cerebral Palsy and feeding difficulties. She is modality certified and has training in SOS feeding, hand therapy, visual deficits, sensory integration, NDT and kinesio taping.

Jennifer and her husband have two children and an Australian Shepherd, Turner. She enjoys working out, running, going to see Broadway musicals and is a big Braves fan.


Jennifer Esposito Zimmerman, M.Ed is a Play Therapist/ Behavioral Specialist. Jennifer has over 20 years of experience specializing in children on the Autism Spectrum, birth – 8 years. In addition to this, Jennifer has worked with medically fragile children and children with developmental delays of varying degrees.

Prior to moving to Roswell in 2004, Jennifer ran the model Early Intervention classroom for all of Chester County in Pennsylvania. Jennifer holds Bachelors/Masters degrees in Special Ed, Elementary Ed, Early Childhood Ed and Multicultural Ed form West Chester University and Eastern University as well as Post Graduate/Doctoral work in Applied Behavior Analysis and Autism form the University of Pennsylvania and Penn State University. In addition, Jennifer has attended the National Autism Conference as well as many workshops on various best practice methods for children with special needs. She has also conducted many workshops on behavior and play therapy. Jennifer has been awarded the Outstanding Service Award from The Chester County Intermediate Unit and has been nominated for the Heart of Learning Award.

Since moving to Georgia with her family, Jennifer has taken some time off to raise her two young children age 7 and 11. Recently, Jennifer has begun to accept clients for private play/behavior therapy as well as educational advocacy services. Jennifer and her husband have two amazing kids as well as a schnauzer puppy.


Stevie Reilly, M.Ed is a certified K-12 Reading Specialist and K-6 Elementary school teacher. She graduated with her Master’s degree from Vanderbilt’s Peabody College and served as a tutor at the Vanderbilt Reading Clinic. She’s taught first, third, and sixth grade, gifted education, and was a literacy coach supporting teachers, students, and parents.  She specializes in remediating reading differences including: dyslexia, specific language disabilities, auditory processing disorder, written language disorder, and reading disorders and is trained in the Orton Gillingham approach and Reading Recovery.  Stevie also supports homeschool students and families providing reading groups, enrichment, and book clubs.

Stevie and her husband, Sean, enjoy spending time together exploring restaurants, cooking, baking, spending time with family and friends, and cheering for Stevie’s hometown teams, the Pittsburgh Steelers and Penguins!

Shae Landy is owner of Glory Learning Specialists, where she is an educational consultant and academic coach, specializing in ADHD and language processing disorders that affect executive function, writing, and academics as a whole.  Her formal education includes an M. Ed. In Special Education with a Gifted Endorsement from Liberty University and a B.S. in Early Childhood Education from Reinhardt University.  Shae has over 20 years’ experience teaching elementary, middle grades, and high school students in general education classrooms, as well as, in student support programs.  She is a life-long learner, striving to stay current with modern educational topics and concerns, especially ADHD, dyslexia, twice exceptionality, and social/emotional awareness.  In addition, Shae consults with parents to evaluate educational settings that best fit the child’s needs.  She also collaborates with teachers to provide effective classroom strategies for students faced with learning challenges.

Shae has been married for 40 years, has two children and five grandchildren.  She likes to spend time with family, complete projects with her husband, exercise, and volunteer with various ministries