Occupational Therapists

Our Occupational Therapists help children develop all of the skills they need to play, learn and function successfully at home, school and in their community. Please refer to our Services page for more detailed information.


Anna Chmiel, MOT, OTR

Occupational Therapist, Executive Director

  • Anna received her Bachelor of Science degree in exercise science from Texas A&M University in College Station, TX in 2008. She later received her Masters of Occupational Therapy from Texas Woman’s University in Dallas, TX in 2011.
  • Out of the clinic, Anna enjoys traveling the world and being outdoors with her family and two dogs. She can usually be found chasing after her two young children at one of the many parks in town!

Amy Narkiewicz, COTA

Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant

  • Amy earned an Associate’s degree for Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant from North Central Texas College in Corinth, TX in 2001. She started her career working with the geriatric population before finding her passion for pediatrics. She has been continuously practicing in the pediatric outpatient setting since 2008. She joined the Mighty Kids team when we opened in 2014.
  • In her free time Amy enjoys traveling and exploring different cultures. She loves watching soccer and roots for her favorite team at every World Cup! But spending time with her family and furry friend Cassius at the lake makes her day, any day.

Elizabeth Marshall, MOT, OTR

Occupational Therapist

  • Elizabeth received her Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology and Health from the University of Texas at Austin in 2018. She later received her Master of Occupational Therapy degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas in 2020. Elizabeth is currently working towards her Doctorate of Occupational Therapy degree!
  • Out of the clinic, Elizabeth can usually be found relaxing or enjoying Austin’s great weather with her family. She loves game nights full of laughter and has a dream of traveling to every national park!
Physical Therapists

Our physical therapists work side by side children to help them play and move independently and safely. To learn more about our Physical Therapy services, please visit our Services page.

Jennifer Coyle, MSPT

Physical Therapist

  • Jennifer received her Master’s degree in Physical Therapy from Simmons College in Boston, MA in 2001. She has been a member of the Mighty Kids team since we opened in 2014.
  • Out of the office, Jenn and her husband enjoy attending their daughter’s gymnastics competitions to CHEER her on! When not at a competition, or at home with her family dog Sadie, she loves to volunteer at her local church and for her favorite charity the UMDF.

Carly Paben, BA, PTA

Physical Therapy Assistant

  • Carly received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Kinesiology from Concordia University in Austin, TX in 2005. She went on to receive an Associate’s degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant from Austin’s Community College in Austin, TX in 2009. Carly has been a member of the Mighty Kids team since we opened in 2014.
  • Carly is a true Texan, born, raised and proud of it! She enjoys crafting, watching movies, enjoying the great Mexican food Texas has to offer and above all spending time with family and friends.

Ariel Day, DPT

Physical Therapist

  • Ariel received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Abilene Christian University in 2015. She went on to receive her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Hardin Simmons University in Abilene, Texas in 2019.
  • Out of the clinic, Ariel can be found with her family and friends or snuggled up at home with her two pups, Boots and Stella. She enjoys reading, game nights, exploring new coffee shops, and doing CrossFit with her husband, Josh.
Speech Therapists

Our Speech Therapists help children improve communication skills to their highest level of ability in order to communicate all of their needs and wants. Please visit our Services page for further information and details about our Speech Therapy services.

Ashlee Nealis, M.Ed., CCC-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist, Clinical Director

  • Ashlee received her Master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology with honors from the University of Toledo in Toledo, OH in 2000. Upon graduating, Ashlee practiced in Virginia and Ohio in the school setting. She joined the Mighty Kids team in 2016.
  • Texas has been home to Ashlee, her husband, daughter, and twin boys since 2009. Ashlee and her family enjoy exploring the great outdoors with activities such as hiking, bike riding, and splish-splashing the hot summer days away with a good swim.


Emily Sun, SLP-CFY

Speech Language Pathologist Clinical Fellow

  • Bio Coming Soon.

Nicole McCourt, MA, CCC-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist

  • Nicole received her bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from The University of Texas at Austin. She continued at UT Austin and completed her Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology in 2018. Nicole has worked at Mighty Kids Therapy since completing her degree in 2018.
  • Nicole enjoys relaxing with her husband and baby girl. She has lived in Austin for 18 years and loves being close to her family. She enjoys game nights with friends and volunteering within the children’s ministry at her local church.

Monika Griffel, MHS, CCC-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist

  • Monika received her Bachelor’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology in 2015 from Elmhurst College and her Master’s degree in Communication Disorders from Governor’s State University in 2018. Since graduating, Monika has worked with the pediatric population across various settings.
  • Monika was born and raised in Chicago, but is really enjoying all of the outdoor activities that Austin has to offer! On the weekends, you can find her exploring new trails with her husband and two dogs, or curled up on the couch watching movies with her cats.

Deborah Wells, MA, CCC-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist

  • Deborah received an Associate’s degree in Child Development, a Bachelor’s degree in Communicative Disorder, and a Master’s degree in Speech Language Hearing Science, the latter two from San Diego State University in San Diego, CA in 2006. She joined the Mighty Kids team in 2014.
  • Out of therapy, Deborah enjoys going out to the lake with her family, water skiing or just taking the scenery in while strolling along the banks. When not at the lake you can find Deborah crocheting or sewing the day away.
Administrative Team

Sandra Juarez

Administrative Director

  • Sandra was born and raised in Round Rock, Texas. She graduated from Round Rock High School in 2008.
  • As our admissions coordinator, Sandra coordinates care for all of our patients and ensures everything is running smoothly at Mighty Kids.
  • Out of the office, Sandra enjoys spending time with her family. She has three kiddos who keep her busy, and she loves it! When not spending time on the soccer field, they enjoy going to the pool, park, movies, Adventure Parks, or vacationing far away from home. They love to see the world and have a goal of visiting all 50 states in the US as well as many other countries!


Jessi Mauricio

Patient Care Coordinator

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