Staff

Amy Herbert, M.S., CFY-SLP

Speech Therapist

Amy graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with a major in Speech Pathology and Audiology, a minor in Deaf Education, and received her ... Read More

Chelsea Ellis M.S., OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Chelsea graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham with her Masters in Occupational Therapy in 2013. She has worked in several pediatric s... Read More

Cheryl Tomlinson

Billing Specialist

With over 26 years of experience in the administrative medical field, Cheryl operates the daily duties of insurance and billing at AARC. She enjoys ta... Read More

Darla Dixon, R.N., B.S.B.

President

Darla is the heart and soul of HemaCare Plus. A Registered Nurse by education, she started the company out of a deep desire to provide better nursing ... Read More

Gaylan Peturis, M.S., CCC-SLP

Director of Speech Therapy

Gaylan is head of the Speech Therapy department at AARC, leading her team of highly-qualified therapists in various speech-related treatments. She gra... Read More

Jennifer Crews, PT

Director of Physical Therapy

As head of our Physical Therapy department, Jennifer is responsible for creating and implementing programs to best match the needs of our physical the... Read More

Julie Mohler, M.S., OTR/L, SIPT

Director of Occupational Therapy

As head of the Occupational Therapy department, Julie leads her team of therapists by example with a passion for functionally helping patients. She gr... Read More

Julie Tate

Independence Facilitator

As Independence Facilitator, Julie helps encourage the students to function more independently. She assists Special Education Teacher Michelle in the ... Read More

Kendra Laconsay

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

As a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Kendra leads the diagnosing services at AARC as well as offering patient and family counseling. She graduated wit... Read More

Kevin Mohler

Vice President & Director of Marketing

As Co-Founder, Vice President & Director of Marketing, Kevin works closely with Darla to make sure the American Autism & Rehabilitation Center... Read More

Natalie Jackson, M.S., OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Natalie is an Auburn University graduate with a degree in Exercise Science and received her master’s in Occupational Therapy from Alabama State Univer... Read More

Tami Waters

Healthcare Policy and Legislative Analyst

With constant changes in healthcare policies, Tami follows relevant government legislation to make sure AARC stays up to date so that our patients are... Read More

Troy Dyess

Director of Operations

Troy Dyess is currently the Director of Operations for AARC, managing a staff of over 30 and the daily aspects of providing multiple treatment service... Read More