Our Team

“We can always make a difference to someone, no matter what role we play ” – Lindsey Sterling

Courtney Neff

Courtney Neff

Owner/Business Operations

Originally from Herreid, South Dakota, Courtney received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from North Dakota State University. Courtney has worked in healthcare management in a variety of settings including outpatient therapy for many years. She has experience in marketing, insurance, human resources, and front office operations. Courtney is passionate about creating an environment where all children and families feel welcome and have their questions answered. She is excited to build and grow a dedicated team that will make a difference in the lives of many! Courtney is married with two children and loves spending time with her family and friends and attending her children’s activities. She enjoys time at the lake, working out, home projects, and being outdoors.

Hannah Zimmerman

Hannah Zimmerman MS, OTR/L

Owner/Occupational Therapist

Hannah received her master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Mary in 2007. Hannah has made a career supporting others in the Bismarck area. Hannah is excited to share her passion of therapy and supporting her team to provide quality therapy services for children. Hannah is trained in the treatment of children with movement/coordination disorders, visual motor, reflex integration, sensory integration, feeding/ picky eating. Hannah is passionate about supporting children with Cerebral Palsy, ADHD, Autism, and learning disabilities. Hannah’s goal when working with children is to build their confidence so they can be the best version of themselves! Hannah enjoys spending time with her husband, 2 daughters, and their family dog. Her hobbies include, golfing, spending time outdoors, water skiing, and watching her daughters grow and learn new things!

Kiley

Kiley Dosland PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Originally from Perley, Minnesota, Kiley received her Doctor of Physical Therapy from the University of North Dakota in 2009. Kiley enjoys working with children and watching them succeed and be as independent and functional as possible! She has a passion for neuro-developmental treatment and neuromuscular management along with supporting children with visual impairments and overall brain development. Kiley is trained in serial casting, orthotics, kinesio taping, wheelchair seating and positioning, and total motion release. She is a Certified TheraTogs Fitter (Level 1) and has completed Dynamic Core for Kids and Thera Suit Method Universal Exercise Unit training. Kiley makes a difference with families by developing a good relationship with both the child and the family so they can work together to meet their goals and be as successful as possible! She is a firm believer in advocating for her patients and providing them resources, so all their needs are met! Kiley enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, baking, playing piano, and being outdoors.

Jesse

Jesse Wutzke MS, OTR/L, CLC

Occupational Therapist

Jesse grew up in Mott, ND and received her master’s in Occupational Therapy from the University of Mary in 2010. She enjoys working with children as they make each day an exciting adventure and she truly enjoys being a part of their journey! Jesse is certified in SOS Approach to Feeding and Handwriting Without Tears. She is a Certified Lactation Counselor and Certified Instructor of Nonviolent Crisis Intervention. She has experience in plagiocephaly and torticollis treatment, sensory integration, and reflex integration. And has completed the Thera Suit Method Universal Exercise Unit training. Jesse is passionate about giving kids and their families the skills needed to be successful in their daily lives! She enjoys spending time with family and friends, being outdoors, and soaking up the sun in their pool in the summer, along with making memories with her husband and two kids.

Krista

Krista Murray MS/CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

Krista grew up in Bismarck, ND and received her Bachelor of Science in Speech/Language Hearing Sciences from MSUM in Moorhead, MN. She received her master’s degree in Communication Disorders from Minot State University in 2009. Krista loves being a part of each child’s journey towards growth and success, and helping children achieve new skills and milestones while watching their pride and confidence grow! Each child has so much personality and potential when provided with the right tools! Krista is trained in the LiPS Reading Program, PECS, SOS Approach to Feeding, and Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing. She has many years of experience treating developmental language delays, apraxia of speech, and other speech sounds disorders. Krista is passionate about establishing positive relationships with her patients and their families. Her goal is always to highlight each child’s strengths and provide an opportunity for their voice to be heard! Krista enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters, crafting, relaxing at the lake cabin, and traveling.

Sabrina Aldinger MS, OTR/L

Sabrina Aldinger MS, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Originally from Turtle Lake, ND Sabrina received her master’s in Occupational Therapy from the University of Mary in 2019. Sabrina has a passion for supporting children’s growth and learning through meaningful activities that are motivating and fun. She enjoys identifying each child’s strengths and helping them overcome challenges to reach their full functional potential. Sabrina has experience treating children with Down Syndrome, Autism, visual impairments, neurological disorders, torticollis, and reflex integration deficits. She strives to provide fun, individualized treatment for each child and finds meaning in developing positive relationships with children and their families to help achieve their goals! Sabrina enjoys spending time outdoors, with her dog, and crafting.

Sara Wanner MS/CCC-SLP

Sara Wanner MS/CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

Sara grew up in Bismarck, ND and received her master’s degree is Speech-Language Pathology from Minnesota State University in Moorhead, MN. She enjoys seeing children succeed and giving families the information and tools needed to help support their child in all areas of life. Sara is certified in Beckman Oral Motor and SOS Feeding. She has experience treating children with speech sound disorders and developmental language delays. Sara also has experience supporting children who require Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). She uses a variety of techniques to work with children and families on attaining functional communication skills. She feels that having the whole family involved in treatment helps the child meet their goals sooner and sets them up for success! Sara enjoys walking her dogs, spending time with family, singing, going to the lake, and organizing. 

Cloey Miller MS, CF-SLP

Cloey Miller MS, CF-SLP

Speech- Language Pathologist

Cloey grew up in Bismarck, ND and received her Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders, and Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Mary in Bismarck. Cloey enjoys being a pediatric therapist as she loves to watch children learn and grow and see the progress that they make. She has a passion for helping children find their voice, so they are able communicate. She appreciates a child’s need and desire to learn and loves how they keep her on her toes! Cloey has experience treating children with speech sound disorders, developmental delays, and Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). She works to provide motivating and individualized treatment for each child and welcomes all collaboration with other professionals, and most importantly working together with the family to create the best plan to achieve success and reach their full potential! Cloey enjoys traveling, hiking/being outdoors, walking her dog, reading, and spending time with family and friends.

Jessica Kaiser MS, OTR/L

Jessica Kaiser MS, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Jessica received her master’s in occupational therapy from the University of Mary. Jessica enjoys being a pediatric therapist for many reasons, as it is so rewarding to see children master a difficult skill. She loves to be a part of their success! She has a passion for treating children with autism and is certified in the Autism Diagnostic Observation – Second Edition (ADOS-2). Jessica also has experience treating children with sensory processing disorders and providing therapy support for social emotional regulation. She takes pride in forming successful relationships with each family and giving them the tools to be successful! Jessica enjoys spending time with her children, crafting, crocheting, and reading.

Carly Richardson OTD, OTR/L

Carly Richardson

OTD, OTR/L

Originally from Paragould, Arkansas, Carly received her bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from Arkansas State University in 2019. She received her doctorate in Occupational Therapy from the University of Mary in 2023. Carly enjoys working with children as she feels it is rewarding to witness the joy, excitement, and increased confidence children show when they accomplish challenging goals! It’s fun for her to see them use the tools and strategies they learned in OT to accomplish these goals. Carly has worked with children in a variety of settings and is looking forward to collaborating with the EmPowered Kids team to provide the best patient and family centered care possible! Carly enjoys spending time with her husband and two children. She enjoys traveling to new places with her family, and snow skiing.