Team

Who provides therapy at Periwinkle?

Christy Sater Adams is a licensed Occupational Therapist who enjoys working with children in areas of fine motor control, self-help skills, and sensory integration. Christy, a North Idaho native, received her Bachelor of Science from Boise State University and her Master of Science from Idaho State University. She is excited to be working with our area's children and families. Christy and her husband have two sons. christy@periwinkletherapy.com

Michelle Coppess is a certified speech-language pathologist skilled in working with young children. She grew up in Coeur d'Alene and is thrilled to be working with North Idaho's kids. Michelle received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Washington State University and her Master of Science degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Michelle and her husband have three sons. michelle@periwinkletherapy.com

Rachelle Bigard is a certified speech-language pathologist who enjoys working with children in the areas of articulation disorders and language delays. Rachelle received her Bachelor of Arts degree and Master of Arts degree in Communication and Sciences Disorders from the University of California, Chico. She is excited to be helping North Idaho kids and their families. Rachelle and her husband have three dogs. rachelle@periwinkletherapy.com

Janie Coelho is a licensed Occupational Therapist who enjoys working with kids to increase their independence in their daily routine. She received her undergraduate degree in Exercise Science and Master of Science degree from Eastern Washington University. Being from Spokane, Washington, Janie is excited to be working with North Idaho families and the sense of community in the Coeur d' Alene area. janie@periwinkletherapy.com

Holly Cox is a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant licensed in Idaho. She loves working with children, helping them to gain independence and self-confidence in their daily activities. Holly received her Associate of Science degree from Spokane Community College. Holly has 3 daughters and 6 grandchildren. holly@periwinkletherapy.com

Alyssa Fleming is a certified speech language pathologist who enjoys working with kids of all ages and their families. She graduated with her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Speech and Hearing Sciences from Washington State University. Her areas of interest include Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), reading disorders, feeding and swallowing disorders, and social skills difficulties. She enjoys spending time with her husband in the beautiful outdoors of Idaho. alyssaf@periwinkletherapy.com

Nikki Lambert works in our front office as a Patient Care Coordinator. In Nikki’s spare time, she enjoys going to the gym, spending time with friends and family, and is a die-hard Seattle Seahawks fan. She is extremely grateful to be working in an office with such dedicated women who have a true passion for their professions. Nikki and her daughter proudly call Coeur d’Alene their hometown. nikki@periwinkletherapy.com

Shawna McDonald is a speech-language pathologist who loves working with children that have articulation disorders, language delays, and social skills deficits. Her areas of expertise include providing strategies for families and their children with autism, cleft, and developmental disorders. Shawna received a Bachelor of Science in Genetics, Cell Biology and Development from University of Minnesota and a Master of Science in Speech and Hearing from Washington State University. Shawna and her husband have three daughters and one son. shawna@periwinkletherapy.com

Heather Penske is a certified speech-language pathologist with expertise in working with children with articulation disorders, language delays, fluency disorders, and feeding/swallowing issues. Heather moved to North Idaho from Minnesota after graduating with her Bachelor’s and Master's Degrees from Minnesota State University Moorhead. Heather and her husband have two daughters. heather@periwinkletherapy.com

Deborah Ralston is a certified speech-language pathologist with an interest in language development as well as working with adolescents. She is delighted to be helping Idaho families. Deborah received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California at Riverside and her Master of Science degree from Eastern Washington University. Deborah and her husband have two sons.deborah@periwinkletherapy.com