Our Story & Team

We’re a dedicated team of specialists united by our passion for empowering children to reach their full potential

Child-Centered Care
at Its Best

At Madden Therapy Solutions, we focus on what’s best for each child, making sure our care fits their specific needs and strengths. Our team works hard to create a positive space where kids can grow, feel confident, and overcome challenges. We commit to providing personalized, evidence-based therapy solutions designed to support each child’s unique journey toward growth and success.

Meet Our Team

Madden Therapy Solutions Website-03

Kristina Madden

MS, CCC/SLP, CLC
Owner & Founder

Madden Therapy Solutions Website-07

Renee Weaver

Business Operations Manager

Madden Therapy Solutions Website-12

Taylor Leal

MS, CCC/SLP, CLC
Clinical Director &
Speech-Language Pathologist

Madden Therapy Solutions Website-14

Cara Harper

MA, CCC/SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist

Madden Therapy Solutions Website-13

Stephanie Hoppe

MS, CCC/SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist

Madden Therapy Solutions Website-17

Andrea Valentin-Hickey

MS, CCC/SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist

Madden Therapy Solutions Website-16

Madeline Garcia

MS, CCC/SLP, ITDS
Speech-Language Pathologist,
Infant Toddler Developmental Specialist

Madden Therapy Solutions Website-15

Allicia Wilfong

MA, CCC/SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist

Madden Therapy Solutions Website-09

Amanda Grozdanic

MS, OTR/L Occupational Therapist

Madden Therapy Solutions Website-08

Alicia Kopp

OTD, OTR/L Occupational Therapist

Madden Therapy Solutions Website-10

Christy Delcamp

PA-C, CLC, SC
Certified Lactation Counselor, Sleep Consultant

Madden Therapy Solutions Website-11

Kendra Holman

MS, RD, LDN, CLC
Certified Lactation Counselor, Postpartum Doula

Discover

How We Can Help You Thrive

Embrace a journey of growth and nurturing with our specialized services for families and children. Together, we can tackle the challenges and celebrate the victories. Contact us to learn how we can support your family’s journey.

Madden Therapy Solutions Website-07

Renee Weaver

Business Operations Manager

Renee brings 18 years of healthcare experience with her to Madden Therapy Solutions. Her most recent role has been working with digital start-ups as a Healthcare Consultant, setting up operations and sales enablement departments. Prior to that she was VP of Sales Operations for Teladoc Health. Renee has also maintained her Life, Health & Annuities License in the State of Florida during her healthcare career, and currently offers Individual Health, ACA Plans, Group Medical & Medicare products to Seniors in the Community. 

Renee resides in beautiful downtown St. Petersburg, Florida, and enjoys boating, fitness and traveling around the world.

Madden Therapy Solutions Website-12

Taylor Leal

MS, CCC/SLP, CLC, Clinical Director,
Speech-Language Pathologist

Taylor is a licensed speech-language pathologist, certified lactation counselor, and the Clinical Director for the Madden Therapy Solutions team.  Before getting her Masters degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Jacksonville University, Taylor worked for Hillsborough County Public Schools as a Speech-Language Pathology Assistant. During that time, Taylor gained extensive experience working with children on the Autism Spectrum, children with Down Syndrome, as well as children with receptive and expressive language delays and/or articulation disorders. Taylor has also gained invaluable experience with pediatric and infant feeding in both outpatient and inpatient settings, including the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). She has also completed specialized pediatric feeding training in tethered oral tissues, behavioral and sensory approaches to feeding, and avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID). Taylor believes in providing evidence-based strategies with proven results, a family-centered approach to therapy with strong family support and training, and working as a team with parents and all providers to better assist her patients in achieving the best outcomes.

Madden Therapy Solutions Website-14

Cara Harper

MA, CCC/SLP, Speech-Language Pathologist

Cara is a licensed speech-language pathologist with 17 years of clinical experience working in pediatrics. She has worked with a variety of children of various ages ranging from preterm infants to adolescents. Cara most recently worked at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in an outpatient medical setting providing diagnostic and intervention services to children with both developmental and medical needs. Her training has involved acute care, specialty clinics, and NICU. Additionally, Cara has coordinated a multidisciplinary team helping teach children with feeding tubes how to accept new foods and learn to eat by mouth. Cara’s passion for the field began at a young age when a relative was diagnosed on the Autism Spectrum. Her early desire to help others resulted in a career working closely with families to provide quality individualized care and assist children on their developmental journey to grow and thrive. She loves working with caregivers and prides herself on a team approach to best meet the needs of each child. When not at work, Cara loves traveling and spending quality time with her husband and daughter.

Madden Therapy Solutions Website-13

Stephanie Hoppe

MS, CCC/SLP, Speech-Language Pathologist

Stephanie is a licensed speech-language pathologist and an invaluable part of the Madden Therapy Solutions team.  Stephanie earned her Masters degree from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire, and has over a decade of experience working alongside children and families as a social worker prior to becoming a speech-language pathologist. She found her true passion in partnering with families to achieve their communication and feeding goals, with specialized training in feeding therapy and treatment of oromyofunctional disorders, including pre and post-operative care for the release of tethered oral tissues.  As a parent of two, Stephanie knows the value of having someone you trust when it comes to your child, and she firmly believes in Madden Therapy Solutions’ philosophy of considering the big picture in order to identify the best approach for each individual child and family.

Madden Therapy Solutions Website-17

Andrea Valentin-Hickey

MS, CCC/SLP, Speech-Language Pathologist

Andrea is a licensed speech-language pathologist with experience working in outpatient pediatric settings to help individuals with a variety of presentations including language delays/disorders, articulation difficulties, working with Autistic individuals/children with Autism, and use of alternative communication devices. She received her Masters degree in Communication Science from Arizona State University while enrolled in a program focused on bilingual/multicultural populations. Having grown up in Puerto Rico, she is a bilingual Spanish/English speaker and has a passion for promoting the benefits and advantages of a bilingual education.

Andrea has also received specialized training in feeding (Feed the Peds, SOS Approach) and oromyofunctional disorders (MyoMethod) ranging from toddlers to adults. She has special interest in the areas of tethered oral tissues (TOTs), temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJD), and early intervention of oromyofunctional disorders (OMDs) to improve outcomes for a better life. She is a strong proponent for treating the root cause of disorders, and believes in evidence-based practice with a strong collaborative approach between families and clinicians to provide the best therapy and achieve the most successful outcomes. When not at work, Andrea enjoys spending time with her significant other and cat, making pottery, and rock climbing.

Madden Therapy Solutions Website-16

Madeline Garcia

MS, CCC/SLP, ITDS, Speech-Language Pathologist, Infant Toddler Developmental Specialist

Maddie is a licensed pediatric speech-language pathologist who obtained her Masters degree from Nova Southeastern University in Tampa, FL. Maddie’s passion has always been working in the pediatric setting. Prior to obtaining her license as an SLP, Maddie worked as an Infant Toddler Developmental Specialist (ITDS), where she provided direct services using a parent coaching model to children ages 0-3, implementing intervention strategies for global developmental delays.

She has invaluable experience working with children with articulation disorders, receptive and expressive language delays, children on the Autism Spectrum, children with Down Syndrome, and children with feeding and swallowing disorders. Maddie gained clinical experience with pediatric and infant feeding while working in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), pediatric acute care, as well as outpatient settings during her time as a student clinician. Maddie’s ultimate goal is to create a trusting relationship with her clients and families in order to empower new communication skills and improve feeding/swallowing skills. She also strives to impact and improve her clients’ quality of life, while also supporting families along the way. In her free time, Maddie loves spending the day at the beach, exploring St. Pete, and watching Chicago Cubs baseball with her new puppy, Ivy.

Madden Therapy Solutions Website-15

Allicia Wilfong

MA, CCC/SLP, Speech-Language Pathologist

Ally is a licensed pediatric speech-language pathologist; she received her Bachelor’s degree from Purdue University and her Master’s degree from Indiana University. With a background spanning early intervention, outpatient clinics, and public/private schools, she has worked extensively with children facing various challenges, including articulation, fluency, language, and feeding disorders. She has also received specialized education within the area of pediatric feeding disorders through courses in both the SOS Approach to Feeding and the AEIOU Approach to Feeding. Her top priority is to build strong relationships with her families and patients in order to collectively determine the best approach to help each child grow and thrive. She strives to create a nurturing therapeutic environment where children feel confident, supported, and safe as they achieve their goals. In her spare time, she enjoys trying out new restaurants, taking walks, and spending time with her family and friends. 

Madden Therapy Solutions Website-09

Amanda Grozdanic

MS, OTR/L Occupational Therapist

Amanda is a licensed & registered Occupational Therapist with over 13 years experience. She graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a bachelor’s degree in Health & Exercise Science & a Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy. She has extensive experience in treating a variety and complexity of diagnoses, from handwriting issues to severe cognitive and physical limitations. Additionally, she has assisted with program development, mentoring, and training in smaller clinics throughout the country. Currently, Amanda’s focus is working with patients using aquatics, feeding, and postural re-education as an outpatient therapist, while volunteering with her non-profit, Experienced Autism Alliance, on the side.  She is therapeutic listening certified since 2009 as well as certified in Sensory Integration & Praxis Test (SIPT) since 2012, with a background in feeding, splinting, and adaptive equipment. 

When Amanda is not working, she enjoys spending time with her daughter, Shiloh, going to the beach, hiking, camping, paddle boarding, as well as creating art, salsa dancing, and last but not least, hanging out with her dog, Lyla. 

Madden Therapy Solutions Website-08

Alicia Kopp

OTD, OTR/L Occupational Therapist

Alicia has been a practicing occupational therapist since 2019 after receiving her Doctorate in Occupational Therapy (OTD). She has always had a love for working in the pediatric setting; prior to finding her passion for occupational therapy, Alicia worked as a behavior therapist, where she led the development and implementation of an adaptive swim program tailored to children with Autism and other diagnoses. She has over 10 years of experience working with families in the home and clinic setting, and has worked with children with a wide variety of diagnoses. Alicia has completed the USC Sensory Integration CE certificate program, in which she received specialized training in the theory, assessment, and intervention principles of sensory integration.

Alicia’s favorite part of the job is connecting with families and finding solutions to promote growth, independence, and quality of life for caregivers and children. Outside of life at MTS, Alicia assists with teaching courses at her alma mater, Nova Southeastern University. Alicia is originally from Massachusetts, but fell in love with Tampa Bay after attending school in the area! In her free time, Alicia enjoys spending time with her family at the beach and exploring sunny St. Pete! Alicia is thrilled to be a part of the Madden Therapy Solutions team!

Madden Therapy Solutions Website-10

Christy Delcamp

PA-C, CLC, SC, Certified Lactation Counselor, Sleep Consultant

Christy is a physician assistant, a certified lactation consultant and a pediatric sleep consultant with 10 years’ experience in Emergency Medicine. In recent years, she has developed a passion for breastfeeding and helping families solve their kids exhausting sleep habits. Christy has faced several breastfeeding challenges of her own, which has given her the unique personal experience that translates into the ability to help nursing mothers navigate their own challenges. Christy also has a 3-year-old and 7-month-old and understands just how valuable sleep is.

Madden Therapy Solutions Website-11

Kendra Holman

MS, RD, LDN, CLC, Certified Lactation Counselor, Postpartum Doula

Kendra is a licensed dietitian with a Masters degree in human nutrition and over 10 years experience in clinical dietetics. She is a Certified Lactation Counselor and postpartum doula and enjoys the journey from a baby’s beginning at the breast through his/her continued growth making healthy food choices. While she believes that “fed” is best, if Kendra can assist a mom in reaching a breastfeeding goal, she definitely will! Having two young children of her own, Kendra has plenty of personal experience, and knows the breastfeeding struggles that many mothers often face. Kendra also understands the difficulties that may come with the 4th trimester and is able to assist moms in navigating those issues…she understands these struggles are real and how crucial support is during this time. When she is not working, Kendra enjoys hanging out with her family and trying (or at least attempting!) new recipes that are kid-friendly, delicious, and nutritious!