Lauri B. Lee, MS, PT is a Pediatric Physical Therapist who has been practicing since 1995. She has spent her career working in a variety of pediatric settings which have provided for a well-rounded picture of a child’s life and function in all settings. These include a pediatric hospital, both in and outpatient settings, school system, rehab, home-based and private practice. Simultaneously Lauri has been providing Early Intervention services for children enrolled in the local Early Steps program for children birth to 3. During her years of practice, Lauri has accumulated numerous credentials including being published in the American Physical Therapy Association’s Section on Pediatrics Journal, holding certifications in Infant Massage, as a Clinical Instructor, Youth Fitness Instructor and in Mat Pilates for Special Populations. Most recently, she has spent years studying and developing treatment protocols for Pelvic Floor dysfunction in pediatrics. This highly specialized area is a rarity throughout the United States, there being less than 10 Pediatric Physical Therapists who have similar experience and expertise in the treatment of Pediatric Pelvic Floor dysfunctions when she began this specialization.
Lauri received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Clinical Science from Ithaca College in Ithaca, NY in 1994 and her Master of Science Degree in Physical Therapy from Ithaca College in 1995. She has been a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, and currently devotes much of her free time to the Junior League of St. Petersburg, promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, improving communities, and developing healthy life skills. Lauri also enjoys spending time with her family, travelling and doing a variety of home improvements and craft activities.
Lesley Siemens, BS, RN is an Early Interventionist who began her fulltime practice in 2000. Building on her extensive history as a Pediatric Nurse, a Medical Foster Care Case Coordinator, and a Pediatric Emergency Room Nurse, she has a unique skill set that makes her particularly well suited to working with infants and children. Her work has included inpatient and outpatient settings, home and daycare settings and bringing medical care to Amerindian children in the jungles of Guatemala.
In 1976 Lesley received her AS degree in Nursing from the College of Marin in California. She received her BS in Healthcare Administration from Florida’s Saint Leo University in 1992. She works with the Char Fasson Children’s Fund to assist orphans in Bangladesh. She is married, enjoys traveling, playing tennis, and playing with her first grandchild.
Faith Bennett, RNS has practiced nursing in Pinellas County for the past 33 years. She has spent her career working primarily in social services and pediatric settings. As a long time nurse for the Department of Health and Human Services, Faith had the privilege of serving as the first RN in the United States on a Mobile Medical Unit that provided health care to homeless adults and children in Pinellas county. She has worked in busy clinic settings for Children’s Medical Services and as a case coordinator for the Pasco/Pinellas medical foster program. While working with foster children she became licensed as a foster parent and has taken care of over 21 medically complex foster children in her home over the past 13 years. In the past she has worked with the USF Families As Teachers Program helping medical professionals understand the unique challenges of families with special needs children. Faith has served as a nurse in the country of Haiti delivering medial care to remote villages and serving as many as 400 patients a day.
Faith graduated from St. Petersburg College with an Associate in Science in Nursing and completed the Registered Nurse Specialist program at the University of Miami Mailman Center For Child Development Department of Pediatrics. She has 2 birth children , 2 adopted children and one medical foster child. She is active in the Osteogenesis Imperfecta world-wide support group and past speaker at USF medical school regarding parenting children with OI. If she had any spare time she would enjoy organic and butterfly gardening, sewing and the beach.