Started in 2006, the Summit Center for Child Development (originally Summit Speech and Language) has been focused on bringing high quality intervention to Lewis County. We began as a small clinic providing Speech and Language Services. As demand grew the need to expand into Occupational and Physical Therapy to meet the needs of our community became apparent. We are proud to announce comprehensive services including Speech & Language Therapy, Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy to best serve the littlest clients of Lewis County!
We offer outpatient therapies in all three domains and Early Intervention through the Growing Together program.
Megan Bunker, MA CCC-SLP
Megan has been serving children and families since 2001. She received her Master's Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Western Washington University. When not busy chasing their four kids, she and her husband enjoy gardening, outdoor adventures, and exploring new places.
Roxanna Ramirez, MS CCC-SLP
Roxy has been working with children as a Speech Language Pathologist for over 8 years in the public school and private practice setting. She is originally from South Texas and received her Master's Degree in Communication Disorders from Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas. When she is not working, you can find her exploring the outdoors!
Sheryl Benson, OTR/L
Sheryl is an Occupational Therapist with over 30 years of experience working with children and families. Sheryl has been with the Growing Together Program since it’s beginning many years ago. She received her OT degree from University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington. Sheryl enjoys many outdoor activities including boating, bike riding, kayaking, hiking, traveling, flower gardening and photography.
Jennifer Crews, MA CCC-SLP
Jennifer has been working in the field of speech language pathology since 1994, working in a wide variety of settings. She is holistic and intuitive in her approach in working with children and families. She has traveled overseas donating her time to Operation Smile. Her current passions within the profession include apraxia, central auditory processing, cleft lip and palate, voice disorders, genetic disorders, and social skills for neurodiverse teens. She currently resides in Tumwater with her chill cat "Sam the Zen Cat" and commutes to Chehalis four days a week.
Kristen Sutton, EA
Kristen has worked with the Growing Together Program and Beyond Words Preschool since 2015. She received her Associates Degree from Centralia College and has spent much of her life working in childcare (center-based and home daycare) and preschool classrooms, in addition to raising her two children. She enjoys spending time with her family and traveling. Kristen looks forward to getting to know you and your child.
Alison Jenkins, FRC
Family Resource Coordinator
Alison started her early childhood adventures with Associate Degrees in Early Childhood and Special Education, then worked as a preschool teacher and daycare provider for several years while raising her children in Centralia. After finishing her Bachelor's Degree in Social Sciences at WSU, she joined the Growing Together team in 2003. When not working, Alison loves being outside with friends and family walking, playing, watching others play, exploring, and traveling.
Julie Kugel, OTR
Julie has been working as an occupational therapist since 2006, in a variety of settings. She graduated with her Master's and Doctorate degree from Loma Linda University in California. She has conducted several research studies focused on health and wellness for children, and she is certified in Lifestyle Medicine. In her free time, she loves hiking, biking, gardening, and spending time with her husband and two kids.
Sarah Riecken, MS CCC-SLP
Sarah has been working as an SLP since 2004 and has worked in a variety of settings. She received her Master’s Degree in Speech Pathology from the University of Montevallo, near Birmingham, Alabama. Her specialities include Oral Myofunctional work, Articulation, and Augmentative and Assistive Communication. Sarah lives with her husband and two children in Olympia and enjoys camping, board gaming, and live music.
Bobbi Quentin, Teacher/FRC
Special Instruction Teacher
Bobbi is an experienced Special Education teacher who finds joy in seeing children make progress and helping families feel successful. She feels honored to be a part of the Summit team. During her career she has worked in Lewis and Thurston county public schools serving children from birth to age sixteen. She earned her degrees from Centralia College and CWU in Ellensburg. She lives on her family farm in Tumwater with her husband and has two grown daughters nearby.
Victoria Franklin, M.S. CCC-SLP
Stephanie Fouts, OTR/L
Stephanie is an occupational therapist with 5 years of experience working with children in the school and private therapy setting. She received her Masters Degree in occupational therapy from Milligan College in Johnson City, TN. When not at work she enjoys time with her family, being outdoors, reading, and baking with occasional success.