Oren Meyers, PhD
Dr. Oren Meyers has a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Fordham University. His internship training was at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Cleveland and Brecksville, OH and his post-doctoral training was at University Hospitals of Cleveland in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Oren serves on the faculty of the Department of Psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and is licensed by the State of Ohio and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Courtney Evenchik, MA, NCSP
Director of School Psychology Services
Courtney Evenchik received an MA at the Ohio State University specialist-level program in School Psychology. She is the Director of the School Psychology program at A+ Solutions and serves as the title I coordinator. She facilitates social skills groups, and parenting groups and provides parent education and guidance. Courtney conducts psychoeducational assessments and sees children and adolescents for counseling. Courtney lectures on a variety of topics related to education, parenting, and mental health. Courtney is also the coordinator of Cleveland’s chapter of Safety Kid, a comprehensive child abuse prevention program.
Dalit Burgess M.S., CCC-SLP
Certified Speech Language Pathologist
Dalit Burgess is a licensed, certified Speech Language Pathologist with two decades of experience in the field. She earned her M.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Emerson College in Boston and her B.A. from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Throughout her career, she has worked extensively in both public and charter schools as well as in early intervention. Dalit is a certified Wilson Dyslexia Practitioner providing structured multisensory reading and writing intervention on a robust foundation of language development. She currently works with school-aged children addressing reading/writing, articulation, receptive, expressive, and pragmatic language skills. Dalit enjoys collaborating closely with families, intervention teams and school staff to learn about the strengths and interests of each child and then molding intervention to the specific needs. She aspires to help every child to fulfill their potential through fostering and nurturing a sense of empowerment and uncovering their unique gifts.
Heather Baker, LPCC-S
Heather Baker received her Masters in Education with a concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Akron. She is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and is in the process of completing training in Collaborative Assessment & Management of Suicidality. She has had additional training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, TF-CBT, and parts work.
Heather has worked in a variety of settings, including community, school, acute, and residential settings. For 10 years, Heather has been treating children and adolescents with experiences of trauma, anxiety, depression, ADHD, and autism spectrum diagnoses in a wide variety of settings. She has worked with families to help meet the specific needs of each family member within the overall system. Heather has designed and developed a residential program for transitional-age youth at the Monarch Center for Autism. She finds her passion in creating an individualized approach for each client that assists them with building on their own unique strengths and skills.
Helen Wolf M.S., CCC-SLP
Helen Wolf M.S., CCC-SLP is a licensed, certified Speech Language Pathologist. She received her Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of South Florida. She has extensive experience working in early intervention and with preschool-aged children. She also has specialized training working with individuals on the autism spectrum. She currently works with school-aged children addressing articulation, reading, expressive and receptive language skills, and pragmatics. Helen sincerely enjoys providing proactive, creative, and effective therapy to all of her students.
Hope Portner, OTR/L
Certified Occupational Therapist
Hope Portner is a licensed, certified Occupational Therapist. Since graduating with a B.S. in Occupational Therapy from Cleveland State University in 2001, she has concentrated her practice on the preschool through high school years, providing direct intervention in the areas of motor planning, sensory integration, handwriting intervention, and visual perceptual skills. In addition to direct service, Hope functions in a consultative role, collaborating with teachers and administrators and ensuring that parents’ concerns are heard.
While Hope is serious about the work she does, she also knows that if a child is having fun they will be more engaged in the learning process. Her strengths include her ability to connect with children to form therapeutic relationships and use a holistic approach to focus on each child’s unique strengths to help them reach their potential. “One of the greatest rewards is helping a child that says ‘I can’t see that they can.”
Odette Hankins, MS, CCC-SLP
Coordinator of Speech-Language Pathology Services
Odette Hankins is a certified and licensed Speech-Language Pathologist who has been working with children since 1984. She works with children as young as two years old up to the age of twenty years. She specializes in the areas of articulation and language disorders, but she also sees children with voice and fluency issues. Special areas of interest include Down syndrome, autism, early language development, and disorders and pragmatics.
Odette enjoys speaking with parents, teachers, and other allied health professionals about ways to support students in their environment and how to promote age-appropriate speech and language skills. She also enjoys providing information about the services offered by A+ Solutions.