Meet the Team
Adrienne Dooley, M.S., CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist, Owner
My name is Adrienne Dooley and I have been working with the pediatric community of St. Thomas since early 2020. When I first moved to the island I could not have predicted how deeply I would come to appreciate the unique culture and community of St. Thomas. What was supposed to be a brief professional experience has turned into an impassioned project to serve the Virgin Islands community through my love for speech-language therapy. After studying for seven years at Northeastern University in Boston, MA, I have spent my career practicing pediatric speech-language pathology in multiple settings, including both private practices and school-based settings. I am most fulfilled when I have successfully engaged a child in the learning process and feel I have supported them in their developmental journey. Opening this practice has been a life-long dream of mine and I am sincerely dedicated to making Play OnWords a place of community support, positivity, and progress.
When I’m not at Play OnWords, I enjoy meeting with my book club, snorkeling at the beach, fostering kittens from the Humane Society, and volunteering at the Golden Age Ranch. If you see me out in the community, please say hello!
Ashley Moreau, OTR/L
ATRI Certified Aquatic Therapist
Ashley Moreau is an Occupational Therapist bringing a variety of therapeutic experiences to the island of St. Thomas. Ashley sees clients in the offices and at VIMSIA. Ashley was born and raised in Maine and graduated from the University of New Hampshire. She has experience working with all ages and a variety of clients presenting with challenges associated with neurological, orthopedic, psychiatric/behavioral, sensory, and developmental diagnoses. Ashley worked in geriatric inpatient psychiatric care, inpatient adult/adolescent psychiatric care, skilled nursing facilities, and in pediatrics - both outpatient and early education settings. Most recently, she was a travel therapist and worked in Salt Lake City, Utah and Tacoma, Washington. Outside of the therapy world, Ashley love traveling, hiking, kayaking, and spending time with my family and friends. Ashley is proud to bring her energy and passion for OT to the children and families of the Virgin Islands community! Contact Ms. Ashley with questions regarding occupational therapy: email@example.com.
Dr. Marcela Donat, PT, DPT
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Dr. Marcela Donat is a Physical Therapist with a passion for working with children of all abilities. She aims to help each child meet their goals, milestones, and ultimately their dreams. She was born in Colombia, raised in Rhode Island, and educated at Northeastern University in Massachusetts, where she graduated with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy. Dr. Donat had the pleasure of working at Franciscan Children’s in Brighton, MA on a multitude of teams, ensuring a well-rounded experience working with patients of all ages. From there, Dr. Donat went to work in an outpatient clinic and schools of Rhode Island. One of the most rewarding parts of her job is the opportunity to witness a child learn new skills for the first time (walking, crawling, climbing, or riding a bike). The sunshine of St. Thomas brought her down to serve the children and families on the island through her love for movement, play, and joy.
When Dr. Donat is not working, she enjoys spending time outdoors with family and friends, Recently, she has found a new hobby in snorkeling. Email her regarding physical therapy at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jeri Parker, M.S., CCC-SLP
Jeri Parker has been a Speech-Language Pathologist since 2014. She was born in Montreal, Canada and moved to South Florida at 6 years old. Jeri graduated with her Bachelors Degree from the University of Florida (Go Gators!) and received her Masters Degree from the University of South Florida. Previously, she worked as a Medical SLP in a variety of settings including acute care, intensive care, inpatient rehab, skilled nursing, and diagnostics. She looks forward to starting her next chapter in St. Thomas, returning to her roots of pediatric practice, as she grew up in a family of early childhood educators. Jeri originally became an SLP to work with children and is eager to serve the Virgin Islands community with joy, creativity, and compassion.
In her spare time, she enjoys snuggling her dog and spending time with friends and family. Jeri is enjoying all the excitement and beauty that St. Thomas has to offer! Contact Ms. Jeri regarding speech therapy: email@example.com