Kresta is the owner of Wilson Pediatric Therapy and a speech-language pathologist. Kresta received a Bachelor's degree in Communication Disorders and a Master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Kentucky. She holds a Kentucky license from the Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and a Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).
Kresta has experience in early intervention, the school setting, and in the outpatient clinic setting. Kresta's interests are language delays and disorders, feeding delays and disorders, apraxia of speech, dysarthria, cerebral palsy, and Down syndrome, just to name a few. She especially loves the ability to co-treat with other professionals (such as occupational and physical therapists) in order to treat the whole child. Kresta has training in Oral Placement Therapy, as well as, many hours of continuing education in the evaluation and treatment of feeding delays/disorders. Kresta was a 2016 ACE (Award of Continuing Education) award receipient given by ASHA to therapists who exceed the number of continuing education requirements. She truly loves to learn and always considers herself a "student" in order to better serve children and families.
Kresta and her husband, Josh, have 3 boys and 2 dogs who keep things fun! It's never boring at the Wilson household! Kresta has no hobbies because she's too busy chasing kids and running a business, but she does enjoy small home improvement projects and will answer to the name, Joanna Gaines. ;)
Josh Wilson, MSW
Josh received his Master’s degree in Social Work and School Social Work certification from the University of Kentucky. He has worked in an adult daycare facility, provided in-home behavior therapy to young children and adolescents, and now serves as a guidance counselor for Fayette County Public Schools. Josh enjoys working with children and has an amazing ability to connect with teenagers.
Josh enjoys spending time with his wife and children, as well as, serving in his church. In his free time, he loves backpacking and camping.
Amy Billingsley, R.N., Billing Coordinator
Amy is a Registered Nurse (R.N.) with over 25 years of experience in hospital and home health settings. She now serves as WPTs billing director and does an amazing job organizing and coordinating the financial side of the business. She is also an amazing wife, mom of 2, and nana of 5!
Amber Billingsley, Director of PR and HR
Amber also holds a Bachelor's degree in Communications from the University of Kentucky. She specializes in marketing and has the ability to guide therapists through the Kentucky First Steps training process. Amber is also Kresta's sister-in-law, a wonderful wife, and mother of two sweet boys, Mason and Colby.
Keegan Smith, PT, DPT
Keegan graduated from the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at the University of Kentucky. She has previous work experience at Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital with experience in the inpatient rehabilitation unit, skilled rehabilitation unit, and pediatric and adult outpatient settings. Keegan has also completed a pediatric clerkship at Baptist Health Madisonville Outpatient Pediatrics.
Keegan is trained in Balanced Based Torso Weighting with the BalanceWear Vest, is an APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor, and has worked together with Central Kentucky Riding for Hope to develop a sensory integration trail for use in Hippotherapy sessions. She is also trained in FES (functional electric stimulation) for the use of retraining functional mobility including gait and has completed training in robotic assisted gait rehabilitation.
Keegan is a certified Interactive Metronome provider. Interactive Metronome (IM) is an evidence-based assessment and training tool that measures and improves Neurotiming, or the synchronization of neural impulses within key brain networks for cognitive, communicative, sensory & motor performance.
Keegan was born in eastern Kentucky, but grew up in south central Kentucky where she completed her undergraduate studies at Western Kentucky University. In her free time, she enjoys being outside, reading, and spending time with her family, friends, and pets. She is an avid sports fan and especially loves cheering on her Kentucky Wildcats! Keegan completed a medical brigade to Ecuador in partner with UK and Shoulder to Shoulder Global and believes that travel is the best form of education and jumps at the chance to explore new places!
Keegan enjoys helping the pediatric population meet their rehabilitative and developmental goals, and to not only progress, but to thrive! There are no boundaries to the power of a child’s smile!
Kelly Colson, PT
Kelly received her Bachelor of Health Science degree and Master of Science in Physical Therapy degree from the University of Kentucky.
She has experience working with children with developmental delays, SMA, spina bifida, cerebral palsy, hemiplegia, brain tumors, seizure disorders, toe walking, hypotonia, Down syndrome, and Developmental Coordination Disorder.
Kelly enjoys attending UK sporting events with friends and family, as well as, spending time with her husband, Chris, and daughter, Sienna.
Rebecca Smith, M.S. OTR/L
Rebecca received her Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from Eastern Kentucky University and has experience in outpatient pediatrics as well as the First Steps program.
Rebecca is certified in The Listening Program. The Listening Program®(TLP) is a music listening method, personalized to improve brain fitness at any age or level of ability. TLP has global effects on the brain and is commonly used to support changes in a wide range of brain performance areas such as: executive function, communication, auditory processing, social & emotional function, stress response, motor coordination and creativity.
Rebecca is also a certified Interactive Metronome provider. Interactive Metronome (IM) is an evidence-based assessment and training tool that measures and improves Neurotiming, or the synchronization of neural impulses within key brain networks for cognitive, communicative, sensory & motor performance.
Rebecca has training with feeding disorders and has experience with sensory integration disorders, feeding delays, fine motor delays, and is trained in the Handwriting Without Tears program. Her previous work experience includes school-based pediatric therapy.
Rebecca enjoys working with young children and their families and using "play" in therapy every day. She is a native of central Kentucky and now lives in Lexington.
Whitney Venable, M.A. SLP
Whitney is a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Disorders with a Minor in Sociology and a Master of Arts degree in Communication Disorders. She has experience with the pediatric population in clinical and school-based settings.
Whitney is trained in the evaluation and treatment of articulation, phonological, language, and fluency disorders. In addition, she has experience with communication disorders related to autism spectrum disorder, cleft lip/palate population, and the hearing impaired population.
Whitney is a certified Interactive Metronome provider. Interactive Metronome (IM) is an evidence-based assessment and training tool that measures and improves Neurotiming, or the synchronization of neural impulses within key brain networks for cognitive, communicative, sensory & motor performance. She also has training in the Oral Placement Program to help improve oral-motor skills used for speech and feeding.
Whitney enjoys working with children because they keep us young, remind us of honesty, and challenge us to practice patience. They’re fun, imaginative, and help us to live in the present moment. She enjoys working with the pediatric population because children have so much potential. Her desire is to make a positive influence in a child’s life, help them to unlock that potential, and watch them flourish.
Whitney was born and raised in eastern Kentucky, then moved to Richmond, KY to attend college, and now lives in Lexington. She enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and her dog, Cauley. In her spare time, she likes being active, spending time outdoors, cooking, and painting. Whitney is also a big Kentucky basketball fan!
Tucker Bethay, M.S. SLP
Tucker was born and raised in Lexington, Kentucky. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Disorders with a Minor in psychology from the University of Alabama where she was also a cheerleader. She graduated with a Master of Science degree in Communication Disorders from Marshall University.
Tucker has experience working with the pediatric population in the school setting, early intervention, and outpatient clinic setting. She is trained in the evaluation and treatment of a variety of speech, language, and cognitive disorders. She has also worked with children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, childhood apraxia of speech, hearing impairment, and feeding delays.
Tucker is a certified Interactive Metronome provider. Interactive Metronome (IM) is an evidence-based assessment and training tool that measures and improves Neurotiming, or the synchronization of neural impulses within key brain networks for cognitive, communicative, sensory & motor performance. She also has training in the Oral Placement Program to help improve oral-motor skills used for speech and feeding.
Tucker believes in providing individualized and family centered treatment in order to facilitate the needs of her clients. She enjoys working with the pediatric population because she loves to see them progress and develop to their full potential. She loves motivating children and seeing them reach their developmental milestones.
Outside of work, Tucker enjoys serving in her church, being active, and spending time with her family, friends, and husband, Ryan.
Raelea Weathers, Billing Assistant
Rhonda Miles, M.S. CCC-SLP
Rhonda has been practicing speech-language pathology for 35+ years. She has worked in a variety of settings: hospitals, home health, First Steps, public schools, and the Kentucky Commission for Children.
Rhonda served as a member on the state licensure board for Speech Language Pathology & Audiology and the Kentucky eligibility guidelines committee at the state department of education.
Rhonda loves assisting parents in locating the accurate diagnosis and intervention plan for their bright children. She serves as Wilson Pediatric Therapy & Learning Center’s primary diagnostician.