About Us

TheraCare Outpatient Services partners with clients and families to provide therapy in a safe, caring environment with a focus on improving quality of life and confidence.

We are pleased to serve you and your family as a speech, occupational, and music therapy clinic meeting the needs of both adult and pediatric clients.

We strive to serve people by placing our focus of therapy on your individual and family needs. With this as a high priority, we are able to provide timely and effective services to improve the quality of life of those impacted by various diagnoses while helping families assist and cope with the needs of the individual.

Speech-Language Pathologists

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Occupational Therapists

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Physical Therapists

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Office Staff

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Speech-Language Pathologists

Melanie Stinnett

Melanie Stinnett, MS, CCC-SLP graduated with a Master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology from Missouri State University in May 2010. She has since worked in a variety of settings including acute/inpatient care, inpatient rehabilitation, home health care, skilled nursing facilities, and outpatient services. While working throughout the continuum of care, Melanie has worked alongside of seasoned professionals who have helped to guide her skills and expertise to where it is today. She is passionate about serving others and increasing the communities opportunities to find skilled speech therapy services in an area with a high need for these services.


Allyson Beary, MS, CF-SLP graduated with Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Missouri State University. She is a native to Springfield, Missouri and is eager about serving her community and others in it. Allyson’s practicum experiences in graduate school included acute care, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, early intervention, and elementary school. She has been employed with TheraCare Outpatient Services since June 2017 and has found a passion working with children benefiting from various types of Augmentative Communication systems.

Marie Nace, MS, CCC-SLP graduated from Missouri State University with a Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology. She has experience in several settings, appreciating something unique and special from each, including: Medical-Inpatient Rehabilitation and Acute care, Home Health, Early Childhood Special Education, and Outpatient Pediatrics. Working at TheraCare is a pure joy due to the special families we serve, the clients, dedicated staff, opportunities for growth, and our involvement within the community. In her free time, she enjoys reading mystery novels, painting/art, biking, the outdoors, and spending time with her four children!

Patty Wolf, MS, CCC-SLP graduated with a Master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology from Missouri State University in 2008.  Since graduating, the majority of her experience has involved skilled nursing and long term care settings.  She enjoys using her speech therapy skills to help patients of all ages and was excited to begin serving younger clients and their families at TheraCare in May of 2018..  She serves weekly in the nursery department of her church and her other interests include time with family, reading, baking, and basket making.

Megan Goforth, MS, CCC-SLP graduated with a Master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology from Missouri State University in May 2016. She has experience in a variety of settings, including acute care, home health, inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient services, and school services with birth to adult patients. Megan’s areas of interest are reading/spelling disorders and swallowing/feeding disorders. She also has a Master’s degree in Library Sciences and has worked in various positions in libraries for over 10 years.


Occupational Therapists

Matt Brewer, MSOT, OTR/L graduated with a Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from Cox College. Matt has had extensive interest and fieldwork placement in pediatrics, as well as psych and behavioral experience as a psychiatric technician for children and adults. Matt’s goals are to help children reach their maximum potential by gaining independence and functionality in their everyday lives. Outside of work, his interests include DIY, technology, animals, gardening and most importantly spending time with his wife, two kids, and two Great Danes.

Trisha Koerkenmeier, MOTR/L graduated with her Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from Maryville University. She has had experience working with children in both outpatient and school settings. Trisha is just beginning her career with TheraCare and is so excited to serve those in area schools and the clinic.

Breanna Green, MOTR/L graduated with a Master of Occupational Therapy degree from Missouri State University. She has experience in inpatient, outpatient, and school settings. She has a passion for helping children gain the skills they need to succeed and enjoy life. Outside of work she enjoys hiking, rock climbing, baking, and crafting. She is excited to begin her career at TheraCare.

Shay Albey 

Shay graduated with an Occupational Therapy Assistant degree from Ozarks Technical Community college in 2017. She also has a degree from the University of Arkansas in Lifespan and Human Development. Her experience has been working with pediatrics in the school setting, but she also has experience working with inpatient rehabilitation as well. Shay is passionate about empowering children and families to successful outcomes and is honored to serve the Springfield and surrounding community with TheraCare!

Kailey Coiner COTA/L graduated with an Occupational Therapy Assistant degree from Ozarks Technical Community College.  She has experience in inpatient rehabilitation, skilled nursing facilities, home health, and school settings.  She has family members with disabilities who’ve benefited greatly from occupational therapy as children, filling her and her family with hope.  She is passionate about bringing that same hope to families in the Ozarks.  When she is not working she enjoys hanging out with her husband and dog, kayaking, hiking, and hosting get togethers with friends and family.  


Physical Therapists

Chelsea Hord, PT, DPT graduated with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Missouri in May 2012. She has since worked primarily in pediatric settings but also has some experience with home health care and outpatient services. Chelsea finds so much joy in working with children of all ages and diagnoses. Outside of work, Chelsea enjoys spending time with her son and husband.


Office Staff

Nicole Bredbenner  Nicole graduated from MSU and has her degree in Elementary Education with emphases in Middle School Science, English and Social Studies and is interested in furthering her studies on a graduate level.  She possesses educational experience not only in the classroom but also in a more informal setting as she homeschooled her 3 children through most of their elementary and middle school grades while they were living in Peru, South America.  She loves doing life with her husband and kids which includes playing board games, kayaking, biking and traveling on mission trips.

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3023 S. Fort Ave., Suite B | Springfield, MO 65807
Phone: (417) 890-4656 | Fax: (417) 708-0889 | melanie@theracareozarks.com