Our Staff

Occupational Therapists

Candace Barnes

Candace grew up on the southwest side of Chicago. She loves going to White Sox games. Candace attended the University of Illinois at Chicago for her undergraduate degree and Chicago State University for her Master’s degree. Candace is a licensed Occupational Therapist and provides home-based services for young children in the Early Intervention program and also works with school-aged children in the clinic at Little You.

Cassidy Newman

Cassidy grew up in the Beverly area. She loves being from the southside but when it comes to baseball, she is a Cubs fan. She went to Western Michigan University for both her undergraduate and graduate degrees. She is a certified and licensed Occupational Therapist. She worked at The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago for 3 years before joining the wonderful team at Little You. Cassidy provides home visits to the EI population & also works with school aged children in the clinic.

Erin Passamentt

Erin grew up on the southwest side of Chicago in the Mt. Greenwood area and is definitely a Chicago White Sox fan. She attended Marquette University for her under graduate degree and Rush University for her Master’s degree. Erin is a licensed Occupational Therapist and provides both home visits and office visits for our little ones @ Little You Inc.

Gianna Caponera

Gianna grew up on the southside of Chicago in the Canaryville area. She enjoys reading and spending time with her friends and family. She attended Saint Louis University for both her undergraduate and Master’s degrees through SLU’s Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy program. Gianna is a certified and licensed occupational therapist. She provides clinic-based treatment to school-aged children and home-based treatment to younger children through the Early Intervention program.

Lauren Fasan

Lauren grew up on the southwest side of Chicago and is most definitely a White Sox fan. Lauren attended Western Michigan University for her undergraduate degree and Midwestern University for her master’s degree. She is a certified and licensed Occupational Therapist and provides both office visits for our little ones, as well as home visits for the Early Intervention population.

Colleen Fisher

Colleen grew up on the Southside of Chicago in the Oak Lawn neighborhood. She went to Western Michigan University for both her undergraduate and graduate degrees. Colleen is a certified and licensed Occupational Therapist and provides office visits for school aged children at Little You Inc. She has worked in the school setting for 9 years with children ranging from preschool to 8th grade.

Michelle Lesiak

Michelle grew up in the Western Suburbs of Chicago and was born and raised a Chicago White Sox fan. She attended Western Michigan University for both her undergraduate and graduate degrees. Michelle is a licensed Occupational Therapist and provides home visits for the EI population as well as office visits for out school aged kids.

Sydney Radcliff

Sydney grew up in Louisville, KY and recently moved to the Chicago area. She loves watching college sports, especially football and basketball. She attended Xavier University for both her undergraduate and graduate degrees. Sydney is a certified and licensed occupational therapy at Little You. She works with school-aged children in the clinic as well as provides Early Intervention services in the home.

Speech Language Pathologists

Bridget Duffy

Bridget grew up on the southside of Chicago and is a proud White Sox fan. She attended Eastern Illinois University for her undergraduate studies and Governor’s State University for her graduate studies. Bridget is a licensed and certified Speech-Langauge Pathologist. She works part time at Little You providing office visits.

Elise Harrigan

Elise is so excited to be joining the team here at Little You! Elise grew up on the Southside of Chicago and loves to sing and spend time with family and friends. She attended Western Michigan University for her undergraduate studies, and Midwestern University for her graduate studies. Elise works full time at Little You providing group therapy, individual therapy, and home visits for the Early Intervention Population.

Katie Humbertson

Katie grew up in the southwest suburbs of Chicago and enjoys both the White Sox and the Cubs. She attended the University of Illinois at Champaign/Urbana for her undergraduate studies, and St. Xavier University for her graduate studies. Katie is a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist. Katie works full time at Little You, providing group therapy, individual office visits, and home visits for the EI population.

Katie Myers

Katie grew up in the western suburbs, and recently moved to northwest Chicago. Although she lives up north, Katie enjoys celebrating her south side roots as a dignified White Sox fan. Katie attended the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana for her undergraduate studies, and Northern Illinois University for her graduate studies. Katie works full time at Little You providing group therapy, individual office visits, and home visits for the Early Intervention population.

Laura Maxwell

Laura grew up on the southwest side of Chicago and is loyal only to the White Sox! She graduated from Illinois State University with her Bachelor’s degree in Communication Science Disorder and graduated from Rush University with her Masters. She works full time as a certified and licensed Speech-Language Pathologist working with children both within the clinic and in the home environment through the Early intervention program.

Lauren Gilboy

Lauren grew up on the southwest side of Chicago! She attended Eastern Illinois University for both her undergraduate and graduate degrees. Lauren is a certified and licensed Speech Pathologist and provides home visits and office visits for our little ones. Although Lauren is an avid Sox fan, her favorite sport is volleyball.

Sarah Czajka

Sarah grew up on the southwest side of Chicago, however, Sarah is a proud Chicago Cubs fan. She attended St. Xavier’s University for both her undergraduate and graduate studies. She is a certified and licensed Speech-Language Pathologist. Sarah provides home visits for the Early Intervention program and provides individual therapy for school aged children in the office.

Shanon McDermott

Shannon grew up in the southwest Chicagoland area and loves supporting her favorite Chicago teams. She attended Illinois State University for her undergraduate studies and Governors State University for her graduate studies. Shannon is a certified and licensed Speech-Language Pathologist who works full-time at Little You, Inc. She provides group therapy, individual office visits, and home visits through the Illinois Early Intervention program.

Gina Ryan

Gina started her childhood in small town Ortonville, MI before moving to Plainfield, IL while in grammar school. She now resides in the Mount Greenwood neighborhood of Chicago, where she loves participating in all the southside traditions! She attended Illinois State University for her undergraduate studies and Midwestern University for her graduate studies. Gina is a certified and licensed Speech-Language Pathologist. She works part time at Little You providing office visits.

Victoria Walters

Victoria (Tori) grew up in Kewanee, IL and has recently moved to the area. She loves supporting her favorite Chicago teams such as the Cubs, the Bears, and the Blackhawks. She attended Northern Illinois University for her undergraduate studies and St. Ambrose University for her graduate studies. Victoria is a certified and licensed Speech-Language Pathologist at Little You. She works full time providing group therapy, individual office visits, and home visits for the Early Intervention population.

Office Administrator

Carolyn Ryan

Carolyn was born and raised on Chicago’s southwest side. She is a proud and true southside Irish girl, and most definitely claims her loyalty to the Chicago White Sox. Carolyn worked for over 20 years in the hustle and bustle of downtown Chicago. Carolyn is a graduate of Moraine Valley Community College and is certified in Medical Billing.

Rachel Nugent

Rachel was born and raised in Worth, IL. She is a proud and true Chicago Bears fan. Rachel is a graduate of Moraine Valley Community College with an associates in early childhood education.