ABOUT US

ABOUT US

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Hi! I’m Christy Papania-Jones and I’m the founder and executive director of St. Nicholas Center for Children. When we started this journey, the idea that a child diagnosed with autism or other developmental delays could receive all of the necessary therapy at one place was non-existent. By my son’s third birthday, my husband, Chris, and I had traveled the country seeing specialists to provide him with the best future possible. We visited therapy centers in other states, but had yet to find one in Louisiana. That’s when we acted on the idea to bring one to Southwest Louisiana!

WHAT WE DO

St. Nicholas Center offers a wide range of services including Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Social Skills training, and diagnostic testing. Services are provided to children with autism, developmental delays, and neurological disorders in a fun, loving, and educational environment.

OUR TEAM

ADMINISTRATION

Christy Papania-Jones

CHRISTY PAPANIA-JONES
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Melissa Priola

MELISSA PRIOLA
ASSISTANT EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

CLINICAL TEAM

Clinical Director

ZACK STORER, M.A., BCBA
CLINICAL SUPERVISOR

RACHEL LYONS, M.A., BCBA
BCBA SUPERVISOR

JULIE SAVOIE, M.A., BCBA
BCBA SUPERVISOR

SARAH PARKS, M.A., BCBA
TRAINING COORDINATOR

CALVIN CRYER, M.A., BCBA
BCBA CASE MANAGER

LEE LEGER, M.A., BCBA
BCBA CASE MANAGER

KAYLEE MORGAN, M.A., BCBA
BCBA CASE MANAGER

KATY COLE, M.A., BCBA
BCBA CASE MANAGER

KYLIE FREEHLING, M.A., BCBA
BCBA CASE MANAGER

SARAH WHITE, M.A., BCBA
BCBA CASE MANAGER

ANNIE CHOATE, M.A., BCBA
BCBA CASE MANAGER

KRISTINE ALCANTARA, M.A., BCABA
TRAINING COORDINATOR

JESSICA COATES, LOTR
OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST

LAURA HANCHEY, LOTR
OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST

MICHELLE KRAMER, M.A., CCC-SLP SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST
SUPERVISOR

CHRISTINA HEINEN, M.A., CCC-SLP
SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST

ALISA BURKLOW, M.A., CCC – SLP
SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST

ELIZABETH BASS
SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST
ASSISTANT

MIRANDA WEAVER

SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST ASSISTANT

DEVELOPMENT TEAM

BRITTANY SCHWEM
DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

TAUSHA KORDISCH
OUTREACH COORDINATOR

CLAIRE RIDER
IN-CENTER EVENT COORDINATOR

BUSINESS OFFICE TEAM

CASSIE HUDSON
BUSINESS DIRECTOR

SAMANTHA SERICE
MANAGER

DYNETTE HOFFPAIUR
ASSISTANT MANAGER

VALERIE SPEARS
INTAKE COORDINATOR

JENNIFER WRIGHT
ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE CLERK

DENISE DUKE
CREDENTIALING

ELAINA KILPATRICK
SCHEDULING COORDINATOR

DAWN REDD
ACCOUNTING

NIKKIA YBARRA
RECORDS MANAGER

LAUREN MULLICAN
HR COORDINATOR

Debbie Papania
Receptionist

SUPPORT TEAM

VERONICA LAFANETTE

MICHELLE MOUTON

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

SHAYNE LAUGHLIN
PRESIDENT

VICKIE ANDERSON
SECRETARY

WILLIAM RACHAL

MARYBETH SONNIER

STEPHANIE HELMS