Staff
 
 
Brandi Hoover

Brandi Hoover, M.S.,CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist

Brandi is a native of Chapman, KS. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree, in Speech-Language Hearing, from The University of Kansas in 2007, and a Master of Science degree, in Communication Sciences and Disorders, from Rockhurst University in 2010. She received her Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) in 2011 and is currently an active member. During graduate school, she completed her clinical training in a Skilled nursing facility, Long-term acute care hospital (LTAC), and two elementary schools, one of which was a school for the Deaf. Brandi has been working for Geary Rehabilitation since 2010, with experience in evaluation and treatment of adults and pediatric patients, in a variety of settings (hospital, home health care, skilled nursing facility, and outpatient). Brandi is certified in providing Vital Stim (Neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES)) therapy and Melodic Based Communication Therapy (MBCT). She has a special interest in dysphagia (individuals who have difficulty with swallowing). Brandi enjoys spending time with her family and friends, cheering on the Jayhawks with her husband, and playing sand volleyball. 

 

 
Keely Mead

Keely Mead, M.S., CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist

Keely and her family currently call Abilene, KS home. She was born and raised near Tipton, KS. She received her undergraduate degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders and a graduate degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS. Following graduation her and her husband moved to Kismet, KS, and she worked at Southwest Medical Center in Liberal, KS.  providing Speech Language services to all ages specializing in adult rehabilitation. In 2008, she moved to Abilene, KS and started working for Geary Rehab. Keely has recently completed continuing education in the areas of swallowing, dysarthria, voice, and children’s speech language development. Keely enjoys her profession and loves being able to help people overcome speech and language difficulties.

 

 
Maria Baker

Maria Baker, M.S.,CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist

Maria was born and raised in Iola, Kansas. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Kansas State University in 2013. She received her Master of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Kansas State University in 2015. Maria completed her clinical training in elementary schools, outpatient clinics, and a skilled nursing facility. She has received her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.  Maria has recently complete continuing education in the areas of pediatric feeding and childhood apraxia of speech. Maria lives in Manhattan with her 9 lb 8 oz yorkie-poo Cora Mae who also goes by Schmoopy, Wiggle Worm, Turnip, and Schmoops.  In her spare time Maria enjoys shopping at Target, spending time outdoors, and traveling. 

 

 
Kori

Kori Haberman, M.S., CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist

Kori was born in Great Bend, KS. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders in 2016 and her Masters degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Fort Hays State University in 2018. Kori completed her clinical externships at a skilled nursing facility, an acute care hospital, a pediatric clinic, and three elementary schools. She has been an active member of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association since 2014. In her free time, Kori enjoys spending time with her family and friends, cooking, and cheering on the K-State Wildcats. 

 

 
Alexis

Alexis Leiker, M.S., CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist

Alexis lives in Manhattan, KS with her husband, three dogs, and cat. She received her undergraduate and graduate degrees in Communication Sciences and Disorders at Kansas State University. She is completing her clinical fellowship in speech language pathology and has earned her Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). During her graduate school externships, Alexis gained experience in acute rehabilitation, inpatient care, skilled nursing, and elementary/secondary school settings. Alexis enjoys working with children and adults with a variety of speech and language disorders. In her spare time, Alexis likes hiking with her husband and dogs, cheering on the K-State Wildcats, and catching up on her Netflix shows

 

 
Marissa Carlyon

Marissa Carlyon, DPT
Physical Therapist

Marissa was born and raised in the Junction City area; she is a graduate of Junction City High School. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Athletic Training from Wichita State University in 2012 and then went onto receive her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Wichita State University in 2015. Marissa initially became interested in becoming a Physical Therapist when she herself had to have treatment for her elbow and ankles. Marissa enjoys working with the pediatric population in the outpatient setting, focusing on gross motor, coordination, and developmental delays. Marissa also assists with providing Physical Therapy for USD 475 through Geary Rehabilitation. Marissa is married and has two young children. She enjoys being outside, spending time with her family, as well as reading. 

 

 
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Carly Robertson, OT
Occupational Therapist

Carly was born and raised in Tribune, Kansas. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Life Sciences with a secondary degree in Gerontology in 2015. Carly then went on and received her Masters degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Kansas Medical Center in 2019. Carly completed her clinical training in acute care, a pediatric outpatient facility specialized for individuals with muscular dystrophy, and an elementary school specialized in empowering students with specific learning disabilities. In addition to these experiences, Carly had the privilege to volunteer for programs available to children and adults with neurological disorders. These programs focused on the importance of continued engagement in meaningful activities to promote overall health and quality of life! Through these experiences, Carly found a passion for working with children and their families. Carly now lives in Manhattan, KS where she resides with her husband. In her spare time, she enjoys riding bikes with her husband, hiking, supporting the K-State Wildcats, and spending time with her family.

 

 
Marika

Marika Smith, OT
Occupational Therapist

Marika is from Centreville, Virginia and got her Master’s in Occupational Therapy at Virginia Commonwealth University in 2017. She previously worked in an intensive outpatient pediatric therapy center in Fairbanks, Alaska, before relocating to the area in the summer of 2019 due to her husband being stationed at Fort Riley. Special interests in the field of Occupational Therapy include treating children with emotional regulation, visual perceptual, and feeding challenges. She has received additional training in the SOS Approach to Feeding by Dr. Kay Toomey. She lives in Manhattan with her husband and Newfoundland/Poodle mix, Nali. She enjoys camping, crafts, and exploring all the food and fun the Midwest has to offer.

 

 
Ariana

Ariana Haag, SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist

Ariana was born and raised in the Salina, KS area; she is a graduate of Bennington High School. She received her undergraduate and graduate degrees in Communication Sciences and Disorders at Kansas State University. Ariana completed her clinical externships in outpatient and inpatient medical settings, a preschool, and a grade school. She is currently completing her clinical fellowship in speech-language pathology. She enjoys working with all age groups with a variety of speech and language disorders. In her spare time, you can find Ariana at the gym, playing video games, reading, or catching up with friends.