Meet the Staff 

Owner Kimberley Cook has been an occupational therapist for over 30 years and has extensive experience in many areas of OT.  Kim is trained in Dynamic Listening, one of a few clinicians in the Northeast.  She offers her expertise in helping children and their families advocate for their needs. Kim lives with her husband and her beloved Frenchie, Fletcher in Maine.

Therapy Staff

Tracy Palumbo, OTR/L, Tracy comes to Angel Care Kids with 25 years of OT experience, joining our team in June 2015. She currently works full time in the public school system and works part time at Angel Care. She specializes with elementary and middle school children on the spectrum. Tracy lives in Haverhill with her husband and children.  

Fran Boland, M.S., CCC-SLP is a nationally certified speech pathologist who brings more than 25 years of clinical and educational experience to Angel Care. Fran is a graduate of Boston College and holds a Master of Science degree in Communication Disorders from Emerson College, Boston. Her special interests include diagnostic assessment, apraxia, phonological disorders, auditory processing, and social and behavioral deficits. In the summertime, she enjoys spending time on Cape Cod with her family.

Katie Herron, M.S. CCC-SLP, has worked at Angel Care for over 10 years in various positions (Rehabilitation Aide, Speech Language Pathology Assistant, Clinical Fellow, SLP), most recently as an SLP starting in May of 2020. She obtained her Master of Science in Speech Language Pathology from the University of New Hampshire, and currently lives in Haverhill, MA. During the school year, Katie works full-time in the Haverhill Public School district, and works at Angel Care part-time after school. Katie has experience working with children with a variety of diagnoses, including articulation/phonological disorders, receptive and expressive language disorders, and Autism. Out of work she enjoys reading, singing, going to the theater and playing strategic board games. 

Tracey Pepin, M.S. OTR/L, is our occupational therapy manager and student programmer with many years of pediatric experience, both in early intervention and private practice. She graduated from Worcester State with her degree in OT. She also supervises the COTAs at Angel Care Kids Therapy Center. Tracey enjoys working with kids of all ages, getting to know their families, and finding and creating motivating treatment activities to help children meet their goals. In her free time, Tracey enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter, camping, and completing home improvement projects.

Holly Walker, COTA/L joined Angel Care in late fall of 2020. She graduated from North Shore Community College with her COTA degree. She has been a COTA for 30 years bringing a variety of experience to our team. Holly enjoys working with children and helping their unique needs. Holly enjoys being outside, going to her camp in Maine, and spending time with her grandchildren.

Marinna Gosselin, M.S. OTR/L, joined our Occupational Therapy team in June of 2020. She works full time in the Haverhill Public School district and part-time at AngelCare. Marinna has experience in working with children with Autism and other various diagnoses. She received her masters degree in Occupational Therapy at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS) in Manchester, NH. 

Lauren Saindon, COTA/L, graduated from North Shore Community College with her OTA degree. Lauren has worked in many different areas of Angel Care since she was 16 but officially joined the professional staff in 2014 as a COTA/L. She works for Lawrence Public schools full time and has increased knowledge in self regulation and sensory processing management. She resides in Haverhill with her son. 

Amy St. Pierre, COTA/L joined Angel Care in June of 2022, with years of experience working with children with developmental delays. Amy's diverse background also includes a BS in American Sign Language interpreting.  Amy loves to be creative in designing treatments for kids and takes great pride in helping them reach their goals. Amy lives in Exeter, NH with her husband, three children, and and dog Autumn.  

Kelly Riccio, MS, OTR/L joined Angel Care in May of 2022. She graduated with her masters of science in OT in 2017 from the University of New England. She has years of experience working with children with developmental delays and feeding challenges. She is trained in the SOS approach to feeding and SOFFI. She helps supervise our COTAs and is our digital coordinator for social media. Kelly lives in Seabrook, NH with her husband and her daughter. She enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and going to the beach. 

Abby Lawlor, MS, OTR/L joined Angel Care in Summer 2023. She graduated with her masters of science in OT in 2020 from the University of New Hampshire.Abby enjoys working on developing visual motor and perceptual skills. Abby also works in the Hampstead school systems as an OT. She enjoys reading, going to the gym and traveling when she is not working. 

Bella Racca, SLPA joined Angel Care in the summer of 2023. She graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 2022. She currently lives in Newburyport with her family. She enjoys skiing, giong to the gym and reading. 

Julie Herron, MS, CCC-SLP has been working for Angel Care for over 10 years. She graduated from University of Vermont. She has experience in outpatient and school settings. Julia enjoys working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and developign functional communication skills so that children can get their needs met in an appropriate way. Julie enjoys escape rooms, board games, and spending time with her granddaughter. 

Linda Sample M.Ed, CCC-SLP joined Angel Care in April 2023. She is a graduate of Northeastern University. She is a yoga instructor and is certified in chair yoga and dance. Linda enjoys working with language processing disorders as well as vocabulary & sentence formulation. 

Katie Endicott, MOTR/L, SLPA graduated with her OT degree from Bay Path University. She has experience in the public schools and outpatient therapy. Outside of angel care she enjoys fostering recue dogs, coaching her daughters cheer team and crafting! 

Alyssa Bazzinotti, MS, CCC-SLP graduated from the College of Saint Rose with her masters in Speech. She has been a speech therapist for 4 years. She works full time in the Lawrence Public Schools and part time here at Angel Care. Her interest areas are Autism Spectrum Disorder and preschool children. Her hobbies include reading, playing with her bunny and traveling. 

Kristin Paradise, OTR/L

Courtney Richards, MS, CCC-SLP joined our staff in April 2024. She is a graduate of Emerson College. Courtney has experience in schools and outpatient. She enjoys working on a total communication approach as well as feeding and swallowing. Outside of work, Courtney enjoys reading, drawing and taking her dog Louise for walks. 

Mila Barbrick is a certified art therapist who is going to be joining our staff summer of 2024. She is a recent graduate of Haverhill High School. 

Support Staff

Mindy Barbrick is our Executive Director. She holds a business degree and manages the office and support staff. She has been with our staff for 14 years holding many of the administrative positions. Mindy lives in Haverhill with her husband and their two daughters.

Luna Nieves is our administrative assistant. She joined our staff in novemeber 2022. Luna helps support our clinic and helps with translating for our spanish speaking clients. 

Kate Muise is our billing and insurance coordinator. She joined our staff in september 2023. Outside of Angel Care Kate enjoys spending time with her dog Blue. 

Ashley Cook is one of our rehab assistants who has been with Angel Care for many years. During the year, Ashley attends the University of Tampa, she is interested in persuing speech therapy in the future. 

Sam Colon is one of our rehab assistants who has various roles throughout the clinic. He recently graduated from UMASS with a degree in operation and information mangagement.