Leadership Team

CARING. IT’S IN OUR DNA.

 

The management team at TalkPath Live has as a combined 50+ years of experience in the field of special education, which means we’re keenly aware of the myriad obstacles facing superintendents and directors of special education today. It’s from these challenges that TalkPath Live was developed. Our menu of teletherapy options has been specifically designed to ease the burden of schools by providing multiple highly specialized services for students with special needs — all while saving schools valuable time and resources.

Theresa Grant

Chief Program Development Officer

Theresa Grant brings her particular brand of expertise to TalkPath Live as head of our program development initiatives. Prior to her current position, she served as Chief Development Officer of Specialized Education Services, Inc. (SESI) until 2014, when SESI merged with Catapult Learning and she assumed the role of Program Development Specialist. A longtime educator and program manager, Theresa began her career in special education in 1985 as the co-owner/operator (with her husband) of an independent school for students with special needs. After the school was acquired in 2001, she stayed on as Program Director, earning a series of well-deserved promotions as she segued her informed skill set into the field of business development. Now developing business for TPL, Theresa excels at combining her educational insight with her talent for program development and says her favorite parts of her job include liaising with prospective clients and sharing vital information about our mission and our goals on behalf of individuals with therapeutic needs.

Adrian Pellew

Chief Technology Officer

Adrian Pellew is a proven leader in IT management, having held several top-level positions at such multimillion-dollar companies as SESI and Catapult Learning. A results-focused professional with over a decade of experience directing IT planning, budgeting, and implementation, Adrian is adept at designing and streamlining operational activities for service-based organizations, with particular subject-matter expertise in business systems development, application engineering, and website and network management. As the IT chief of TalkPath Live, Adrian coordinates all online systems and processes, directs all of the company’s technological initiatives, and supervises all software and hardware utilization and optimization for our diverse client base.

Tracey Davis

Director of Clinical Affairs

Tracey Davis, MOT, OTR/L, earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology in 1998 and her master’s degree in occupational therapy in 1999. She has been working in pediatrics since that time, in all settings. She entered the telehealth field in 2013 and began work on her doctorate of health sciences in 2015. She was among the first occupational therapists to begin providing telehealth services and now teaches continuing education classes and guest lectures at universities on the subject. She has significant experience working with children with dyslexia, sensory processing differences, and adopted children who come from trauma backgrounds. Tracey has a passion for helping families access the therapy they need, and telehealth is the perfect answer to that dilemma. In her role at TalkPath Live, Tracey supports therapists by providing clinical guidance, best practices, and mentoring. She uses her expertise to create informational materials and educate potential clients, as well as to offer support to schools using TPL’s services. She volunteers in the policy workgroup of the Telerehabilitation Special Interest Group for the American Telemedicine Association, advocating for licensure portability so more families can access services. When she is not working, you can find her homeschooling three of her four children, working on her 30-acre homestead with her pilot husband, running trails in southern Ohio, or dreaming up her next big project, always with a hot cuppa in her hands.

Lisa Borneman

Coordinator of Clinical Affairs: School-Based & Private-Pay

Lisa Borneman, OTR/L, is an occupational therapist with 29 years of experience treating children and adults. After graduating from Eastern Michigan University with her degree in occupational therapy, she proceeded to work across multiple settings, including hospitals, home care, rehabilitation facilities, and the school system. In her work with children, she coordinates her treatment plans with their parents and their teachers to guide them toward reaching their highest academic performance potential by assisting with fine motor skills, visual motor skills, and improved functional independence in the classroom. Throughout her tenure in schools, Lisa has provided early intervention and therapeutic services to K–12 students for close to 15 years. Upon joining TalkPath Live in early 2018, Lisa delivers her managerial oversight and therapy expertise from her virtual OT classroom in New Mexico.