About Us

We see it every day- incredible accomplishments and true success stories! We celebrate every achievement no matter how small, because for our families, every step is big and every accomplishment is a victory!

We see it every day- incredible accomplishments and true success stories! We celebrate every achievement no matter how small, because for our families, every step is big and every accomplishment is a victory!

Our Mission here at Kelly B. Todd Cerebral Palsy and Neuro-Muscular Center is to help children with challenges in motor, communication, and adaptive skills reach their optimal potential. We accomplish this mission by providing specialized therapeutic services to our patients without cost to the families.

Who we Are

In 1975, Kelly B. Todd, son to David and Beverly Todd, was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy and would require specialized care that was not available in their community of Muskogee. Along with the love and support of friends, Green Country Cerebral Palsy and Neuro-Muscular Foundation was established and provided Physical Therapy to Kelly and other children in the area and no cost.

In 1977, our current facility was built with donations and a grant from the Mabee Foundation offering Physical Therapy at no cost to families.

In 1979, Kelly passed away and the name of the center was changed to Kelly B. Todd Cerebral Palsy and Neuro-Muscular Foundation {KBT).

Today, over 40 years since its inception, KBT continues to provide specialized care that includes Physical, Occupational and Speech/Swallowing/Feeding Therapy to children in Northeastern and Eastern Oklahoma between the ages of 0-21 years of age.

The Staff

Executive Director

Sharon Brownell Riggs

Sharon Brownell Rigg is the daughter of Dr. Robert B. and Elaine Brownell and is the second born of four children. In Sharon’s youth, her family fostered many special needs children and adopted two girls. The Kelly B. Todd C.P. Center and a therapeutic routine became an important focus in the lives of these two girls for many years.
Sharon graduated from Muskogee High School in 1979 and went on to attend Oklahoma State University (Go Pokes!). She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and Speech-Language Pathology. Sharon has two grown children, Kelson and Bailey Ewing, and has been married to Rick Riggs for 5 years and counting.
Sharon was reintroduced to Kelly B. Cerebral Palsy & Neuro-Muscular Center in June of 2013 volunteering for the very first Night in the Tropics that was hosted by the Christmas Home Tour Committee. She worked with the board of directors to expand the therapeutic services of this nonprofit physical therapy center to include speech-language therapy and occupational therapy to benefit children with multiple challenges.

Sharon’s vision for the future of Kelly 8. Todd Cerebral Palsy & Neuro-Muscular Foundation has been to continue to improve the lives of all special needs children in the Muskogee area and surrounding areas by providing physical, speech & language, and occupational therapy care at one location, yet continue the quality of therapy services provided in the past forty years.

She is grateful for the opportunity to work with service-minded board members with a passion for helping children with special needs and their families.

Clinical Director/Physical Therapist

Candace Taylor, DPT

Candace Taylor is a pediatric physical therapist at Kelly B. Todd Cerebral Palsy & Neuromuscular Center in Muskogee, Oklahoma. She began working at the center in August 2015 and in October, of 2018 she became the new Clinical Director.

Candace grew up in Chelsea, Oklahoma, where she attended Chelsea High School. Following graduation, she attended the University of Oklahoma as a Health and Exercise Science major in 2004. During her time in college, she played rugby as a club sport. After graduating from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Science degree in 2008, she prepared to apply to physical therapy school. She was accepted to Langston University School of Physical Therapy in 2011. She graduated top of her class with a doctorate degree in physical therapy in 2014 and received the Jean Bell Manning Academic Excellence Award which is presented to the most distinguished student for academic performance.

In her free time, Candace enjoys being active. She participates in club football, loves watching sports and movies, reading, and playing video games. Candace is also known for her skill in designing and making (with help from her grandmother) superhero customers for special days with the kids.

Administrative Assistant

Katy Holybee

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Physical Therapist Assistant

Chris Parrisotto, PTA

Received Physical Therapist Assistant degree from Tulsa Junior College.
Has been with KBT since 1996.
Married with 3 children.

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Pat Pack, PT

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Caitlin Pottorf, OTR/L

Caitlin was born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She went to high school at Tulsa School of Arts and Sciences where she enjoyed multi-media art classes. Caitlin then went to Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA where she received her B.S. in Exercise Science. Originally on a track for a physical therapy program, Caitlin jumped ship to pursue a Master’s in Occupational Therapy at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Tulsa. While at OUHSC, Caitlin organized volunteers as the philanthropy chair for the College of Allied Health and community service chair of the OT student association. She gathered OT and PT students for events with The Center for Individuals with Physical Challenges, American Therapeutic Riding Center, Respite Nights with Sooner Success, and with Down Syndrome Association of Tulsa for the Tulsa Buddy Walk. Caitlin believes the magic of occupational therapy resides in the name. “Occupations” are the meaningful activities that occupy our time whether they are for personal care, care of our belongings or environment, development (i.e. school/work), and in the case of children, PLAY! Caitlin’s love for art and science gives her a creative mind for using such meaningful activities therapeutically to help children overcome barriers to participation. Not only addressing skill-building in hand motor control, visual perception, and cognition, Caitlin addresses task and environmental barriers, providing education on modifications that again, improve children’s participation across home and school settings. Caitlin plans to grow with Kelly B Todd and the community of Muskogee in bridging gaps children with disabilities may experience as they transition into adulthood.

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Lindsey Ison, MS, CCC-SLP

Lindsey is a born and raised Okie from Muskogee who received her undergraduate and graduate degrees at The University of Texas at Dallas before beginning her career as an SLP in 2008. Since then she has worked in public schools, early intervention, and private practice with both children and adults. Her passion is education and helping her patients achieve their goals in communication and feeding. She spends her free time with her twin daughters Freya and River, her husband, and their three dogs when she isn’t fronting the Once In A While Band in Broken Arrow.

The Board of Directors

Diane Timmons

Diane Timmons

President

Park Hill, OK

 

Amber McKenna

Amber McKenna

Vice-President

Tahlequah, OK

 

Kelly Beach

Kelly Beach

Treasurer

Muskogee, OK

 

Bettie Jean Honea

Bettie Jean Honea

Member

Muskogee, OK

 

Kim Winston

Kim Winston

Member

Muskogee, OK

 

John Englebrecht

John Englebrecht

Member

Muskogee, OK

 

Gloria Farmer

Gloria Farmer

Member

Muskogee, OK

 

Loyal Plumb

Loyal Plumb

Member

Tahlequah, OK

 

Mitzi Reasor

Mitzi Reasor

Member

Tahlequah, OK

 

Bret Smith

Bret Smith

Member

Muskogee, OK

 

Camille Sain

Camille Sain

Member

Muskogee, OK

 

Cliff Casteel

Cliff Casteel

Member

Wagoner, OK

 

Jennifer Cotner

Jennifer Cotner

Member

Muskogee, OK

 

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