Meet The Team Leader / Owner:

Sara McMahan, PT, PCS

Sara is a pediatric physical therapist with over 30 years of clinical experience working with a variety of diagnoses and age ranges from premature infants all the way through teens and young adults. She is a board-certified Pediatric Certified Specialist who has also completed the 8-week Bobath/ Neuro-Developmental Treatment (NDT) course. She is trained in The Halliwick Method of aquatic therapy, The SOS Approach to Problem Feeding, DIRFloortime®, and has extensive experience in sensory integration and other methods of therapeutic interventions. Sara lectures on a variety of topics including NDT, sensory integration, serial casting, aquatic therapy, spasticity management, and movement disorders in children with ASD. She is currently a doctoral candidate in the area of Infant and Early Childhood Development with an emphasis on Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities.

Sara and her husband founded The T.E.A.M. Approach in March of 2002 with the goal of providing quality, comprehensive services to children with disabilities and their families.

Meet The Team:

Physical Therapists:

Sara McMahan, PT, PCS
Cheryl Demas,PT
Lee Ruonavaara DPT,PT
Elise Franke, DPT, PT

Occupational Therapists:

Ashtin James OTR/L
Alison Ulie, OTD,OTR
Katelyn Davey, MOT,OTR/L
Kaitlyn Shively, COTA

Speech-Language Pathologists:

Vicki Schuetz, MS, CCC-SLP
Caroline Wislar, MS, CCC-SLP
Mikah Montez, MS, CCC-SLP

Alyssa Van Vossen,MS, CCC-SLP

Front Office:

John McMahan, Practice Manager
Melani Maradiago, Insurance Representative
Sarah Kowpak, Tech
Kalina Garcini, Scheduler
Robert Dowdell, Tech
Macy Bouchard, Tech
Ankit Jha, Tech

Tyler Clark, Tech

Cheryl Demas, PT Cheryl is a Physical Therapist. Cheryl has more than 27 years of experience in the physical therapy world. She brings a wealth of knowledge and skill to our clinic and we are very happy to have her.


Lee Ruonavaara, DPT, PT

Elise Franke,DPT,PT

Ashtin James MOT,OTR/L

Alison Ulie,OTD,OTR

Katelyn Davey MOT,OTR/L

Vicki Schuetz, MS CCC-SLP Vicki is a Speech-Language Pathologist at the T.E.A.M Approach. She received her graduate degree in 2009 from Baylor University. She has clinical and work experience in pediatric settings. Her interests and experience include early intervention, memory, and phonolog

Mikah Montez,MS,CCC-SLP

Caroline Wislar, MS, CCC-SLP

Alyssa Van Vossen,MS,CCC-SLP

John McMahan, Practice Manager John is Co-Owner of The T.E.A.M. Approach. He and his wife, Sara opened the clinic in 2002.

Melani Maradiago, Insurance Representative Melani is responsible for Insurance claims and appeals. She also assists with patient accounts as needed. Melani is greatly appreciated by all our therapists and families.