Meet Our Staff

Betsy Gilbert

Director M.A. CCC-SLP

Betsy Gilbert is a Speech-Language Pathologist with over 10 years of experience. She holds a Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Pittsburgh School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences. Betsy developed Therapy Works LLC due to her dedication to providing quality speech therapy services.  Through Betsy’s experience in the outpatient and Early Intervention settings, she saw a need for a family approach to treatment after a child turns 3.  Therapy Works LLC encourages families to be involved through the entire therapeutic process.  Betsy has expertise in the areas of receptive/expressive language disorders, language delay, fluency, and AAC. She has a passion for working with children and adults with Down Syndrome. When not working, Betsy enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter, traveling, and exercising.

Kaitlin Debar


Kaitlin Debar holds a Master’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education from Clarion University with 2 years of teaching experience. Kaitlin has worked with children for much of her adult life. Before coming to Therapy Works, Kaitlin worked in an outpatient clinic and in a public school. Kaitlin has expertise in fine motor and sensory. Kaitlin and her husband are expecting their first child this September. Kaitlin grew up in the South Hills and is excited to raise her family in this wonderful part of town. When not working, Kaitlin loves spending time with her dog, Mertz, travel, and spend time with friends and family.

Diana Goodman


Diana Goodman holds a Masters of Science (MS) in Occupational Therapy from Tufts University and, most recently, a Clinical Science Doctorate (CScD) in Occupational Therapy with a focus in Pediatrics from University of Pittsburgh. Diana has worked as an occupational therapist with individuals from age 2 through 24 with various disabilities in homes, day cares, private, public and charter schools, and residential settings throughout Boston, Washington, D.C., and the greater Pittsburgh area. Diana grew up in New Jersey. She has lived in Pittsburgh with her fiancee since 2016.  One of Diana’s professional interests, and the focus of her doctoral work, is working with transition-age individuals with disabilities to prepare for participation in employment.  In her free time, she loves to travel, especially to visit family and friends. 

Jessica Johnson

Clinical Fellow

Jessica (Jessie) Johnson holds a Master’s degree from Duquesne University. Prior to joining the Therapy Works team, Jessie worked as an Early Childhood substitute teacher with Bright Horizons, a job coach with the St. Anthony’s School Programs, and as a literacy tutor. Jessie has experience working with pediatric and adult clients. She is excited to continue her career with Therapy Works. Jessie lives in Squirrel Hill. She enjoys spending time with her family and dog.

Autumn Dzadovsky

Clinical Fellow

Autumn is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences.  Autumn has experience working with children in a variety of different settings including the daycare and home.  Areas of interest include articulation and phonology, pragmatics, and pediatric dysphagia. When not working, Autumn enjoys running and spending time with her family.

Holly Ware

Therapist Lead M.S. CCC-SLP

Holly is a Speech-Language Pathologist with over 9 years of experience. She holds a Master’s of Science Degree from Duquesne University’s School of Health Sciences. Holly’s work history includes experience in the pediatric outpatient, school, and home based settings. Her areas of interest include augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), sensory based feeding therapy, articulation/phonology, and language. Holly loves finding ways to make her therapy sessions fun and motivating for the children that she serves. She enjoys adapting games and activities to meet the needs of her clients.