Our Staff


At Shining Stars Therapy, we take pride in providing the best Pediatric Therapy Services for your child. Please learn more about all of our experienced therapists at Shining Stars Therapy! 

Lisa D'Alessio, Administrative Assistant

Lisa received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Economics from the State University of New York at Oneonta in upstate New York.

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Dawn Solomon OTR/L, Owner

Dawn received her degree in Occupational Therapy in 1997 after attending Downstate Health Science Center at Brooklyn, NY.

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Suzanne Knight, PT

Suzanne Doser Knight has been a Physical Therapist for 36 years and the majority of that time has been in pediatrics.

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Rachel Pendergraft, Office Assistant

Rachel grew up in Wilmington, North Carolina. She is a senior at Holly Springs High School and Graduates in 2016. She wants to attend a four year college and hopes to get her degree in Social Work. She enjoys children and is involved in church nursery, babysitting and summer camps for children.

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Laura Carr MS, CCC-SLP

After completing her Bachelor’s of Arts in Child Development and Family Studies, in 2000, Laura went on to receive a Masters of Science in Speech and Hearing Sciences with a focus on Pediatrics in 2002.

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Taylor Baker

Taylor grew up in Harnett County, North Carolina. She graduated in June 2014 from Harnett Central High School.

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Felicia Bernstein, MS OTR/L

Felicia is originally from a suburb in New Jersey, outside of New York City. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Ithaca College in 2009.

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Heather Finocchiaro, MS OTR/L

Heather earned her Masters Degree in Occupational Therapy from Tufts University in 2007. She always knew she wanted to work with children and upon graduation, gained great experience in many pediatric settings including school-based, private practice, and home-based early intervention in the greater Boston area.

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Jennifer Popham OTR/L

Jennifer received her degree in Occupational Therapy in 1996 from Virginia Commonwealth University, Medical College in Richmond Virginia.

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Julie Burke, MS, OTR/L

After receiving a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2003, Julie moved to North Carolina where she worked with young children with fragile X syndrome and their families for three years

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