Milestones Staff

Milestones’ team of therapists and administrative staff.

Our Lead Management Team

Janet Puderbaugh

Janet Puderbaugh, MS, OTR/L, is the owner and clinical director of Milestones For Kids’ Success. She has been practicing pediatric occupational therapy for over 30 years, and her broad professional experience includes direct care, management, program development and teaching experience across multiple practice settings. Working with children who have sensory processing disorders and sensory-based feeding disorders are two key areas of her expertise.

A graduate of both the University of Kansas and University of Illinois at Chicago, Janet has owned, operated and expanded Milestones extensively since its inception in 2002. Creativity and continuing education are high priorities for herself and her staff.

Contact Janet to discuss how our holistic therapy center can serve your family. She is always available to speak with parents and other family members and is devoted to helping all Milestones’ families and children attain their fullest potential.

Gretchen Manske

Gretchen Manske is the administrative director of Milestones For Kids’ Success. A graduate of Concordia University Chicago, she has been with the practice since 2004. She manages all policies and procedures, oversees our families’ insurance-related business, and works behind the scenes with the lead management team on strategic direction at Milestones.

In particular, she serves our families with a strong understanding of how the insurance industry works and can, with a fair amount of accuracy, know how individual families’ insurance benefits will work with Milestones’ services. Contact Gretchen to discuss insurance or related issues. You can do this at the start of your child’s services, during treatment or if your family’s insurance changes. She will work with you to help resolve any insurance challenges that arise.

Ashley Valosek

Ashley Valosek is a lead occupational therapist at Milestones For Kids’ Success. She holds a master’s degree in occupational therapy from Washington University Medical School and attended undergraduate school at Wesleyan University.

Ashley came to Milestones in 2013 after six years in her field, working primarily with children in different areas of Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD).

She has completed the Intensive Mentorship program at the STAR Center in Greenwood Village, Colorado, where she learned advanced strategies in the diagnosis and treatment of SPD, and she has been trained in picky eating through Sequential Oral Sensory Approach to Feeding (SOS) and Food Chaining courses. Ashley is also certified in Handwriting Without Tears, and the Therapeutic Listening® and iLS listening programs.

Jessica Vickery

Jessica Vickery is a lead occupational therapist at Milestones For Kids’ Success. A graduate of Hope College in Holland, Michigan, and Rush University, she holds a bachelor’s degree in biology and a master’s degree in occupational therapy. Jessica has been in the occupational therapy field since 2008 and joined our therapy center staff in late 2013. 

Jessica has training and knowledge in several specialized areas of intervention including the Developmental, Individual Difference, Relationship-Based model (DIR®), the Sequential Oral Sensory Approach to Feeding (SOS), Therapeutic Listening®, strategies for working with challenging and resistant children, and reflex integration techniques. In addition, she has completed the Intensive Mentorship program at the STAR Center in Greenwood Village, Colorado, where she learned advanced strategies in the diagnosis and treatment of Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD).

Rebecca Doyle

Rebecca Doyle is part of the Milestones team as a lead therapist in licensed clinical social work. A graduate of the University of Illinois with a bachelor of science degree in human development and family studies, and the University of Chicago (A.M., Social Work), Rebecca has been working with children and families since 2002 and joined the Milestones family in 2016. 

Rebecca has experience providing care and counseling to both inpatient and outpatient pediatric patients and families, including adjustment counseling, school conferencing, resource linkage and DCFS coordination, while at Marianjoy Rehabilitation Center. She also has worked as a social worker at both Edward Hospital and Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

Rebecca uses her skills at our pediatric therapy center to provide Milestones’ families with support, resources and new ideas to ensure families receive truly holistic therapeutic care.

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy helps children develop the skills to be successful at play, activities of daily living, and learning experiences. Learn More

Physical Therapy

Physical therapy helps children gain critical skills related to independent mobility and gross motor functioning. Learn More

Speech/Language Therapy

Speech/language therapy helps children develop the skills to effectively interact and communicate with the world around them. Learn More

Social Work Services

Family support and counseling are a great resource to strengthen families and children. Learn More

Neurofeedback Therapy

Neurofeedback therapy addresses a variety of symptoms and disorders to establish more efficient patterns of activity.  Learn More

Social Skills Groups

Social Skills Groups help children build relationships with peers and develop important social pragmatic skills. Learn More

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