Co-Founders and Co-Executive Directors
Erin K. Nealy, MT-BC (left)
Erin K. Nealy is a board-certified music therapist and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Music Therapy from the University of Dayton, where she was trained in voice, piano, guitar, and flute.
Erin’s clinical experiences include extensive treatment of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder; individual and group work with children ages 0 – 19 years with physical and developmental disabilities in typical and special education settings; adults in psychiatric treatment facilities; and with older adults in the community and skilled nursing care facilities. She has served in settings such as the Children’s Medical Center (Dayton, OH) and Fairfax County Public Schools (Fairfax, VA).
Erin has presented on Autism, Music Therapy, Special Education, and various other topics at various locations around the central Ohio area. She has also worked with several different school districts as a clinician and consultant before founding Helping Hands Center for Special Needs, now Bridgeway Academy.
Along with her Co-Founder and CO-Executive Director, Abby David, Erin has been a recipient of Business First’s 40 Under 40 (2013), NAWBO’s Visionary Leadership Award (2018), and Smart Business’s SMART 50 Leaders in Central Ohio Award (2019).
Abigail S. David, M.S. CCC/SLP (right)
Abigail S. David, M.S. CCC/SLP, has been employed in the State of Ohio as a Speech Language Pathologist since 1998. She has extensive experience treating children with Autism in speech and language development, focusing on social/pragmatic language skills, receptive and expressive language development, and articulation.
Abby worked for the Wisconsin Early Autism program as a lead therapist from 1994 – 1998 while completing her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Education and Speech Pathology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Abby worked in public schools as a Speech Language Pathologist for students from pre-K to 5th grade who had fluency issues, voice disorders, articulation/phonological disorders, receptive and expressive language delays, Down Syndrome, and Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Abby has also had a wide range of experience working in private practice with children from 10 months to 12 years old with a range of disabilities. She enjoys incorporating oral motor, sensory integration, augmentative communication, picture boards, sign language, play therapy and high energy and enthusiasm to best meet the needs of her clients.
Along with her Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director, Erin Nealy, Abby has been a recipient of Business First’s 40 Under 40 (2013), NAWBO’s Visionary Leadership Award (2018), and Smart Business’s SMART 50 Leaders in Central Ohio Award (2019).
Bridgeway Academy Leadership Team
Abby David (Co-Founder/Co-Executive Director)
Erin Nealy (Co-Founder/Co-Executive Director)
Sharee Brandler (Director of Business Operations)
Janelle Maur (Director of Advancement)
Lorna Whyte (Director of Human Resources)
Mike Ryan (Director of Facilities)
Ann Shipley, MSEd, BCBA, COBA (Director of Program Development)
Sarah Lenow, M.A., BCBA, COBA (Director, Early Childhood Program)
Beth Stuecher, M.S. Ed., BCBA, COBA (Director, Elementary Program)
Alyssa Hatton M.A., BCBA, COBA (Director, Academic Program)
Lindsay Imagie-Douglas, M.A. Ed., BCBA, COBA (Director, Applied & B.R.I.D.G.E. to Adulthood Programs)
Lindsey Paden Cargill, M.A., CCC-SLP (Director of Therapy Services)
Tanya Corso, M.M., MT-BC (Music Therapy Department Manager)
Lindsay Fletcher, Ph.D., NCSP (Psychological Sevices Manager)
Rachel Harmon, M.A., CCC-SLP (Speech Therapy Department Manager – Early Childhood and Elementary Programs)
Erin Leasor, M.S. CCC-SLP (Speech Therapy Department Manager – Academic and Applied Programs)
Sarah Lenow, M.A., BCBA, COBA (Director, Clinical ABA)
Leslie Murdock, M.S., OTRL/L #6099 (Occupational Therapy Department Manager – Academic and Applied Programs )
Lara Pytlik, MOT, OTR/L #8123 (Occupational Therapy Department Manager – Early Childhood and Elementary Programs)
Laura Sutter, LISW-S (Mental Health Clinical Manager)
Whitney Williams, PT, DPT (Physical Therapy Department Manager)
Bridgeway Academy Board of Trustees
Rick Schostek, Honda North America, Inc.
Dave Moffatt, Prentke Romich, Board of Directors
Chris Henry, JPMorgan Chase
Treasurer and Chair, Finance Committee
Christopher Moran, PNC
Chair, Advancement Committee
Dan Gore, The Pizzuti Companies
Chair, Facilities Planning Committee
Robert Shenton, Plante Moran
Chair, Governance Committee
Jocelyn Armstrong, Ohio State Bar Association
Christopher Capotosto, Celonis
Sarah Elek, Huntington
Bailey Hanley, Notley
Olivia LeRoux, Moritz Fellow
Lori McCarthy, Precision New Media
Carissa Perry, Wright-Patt Credit Union
Michelle Umali, Ernst & Young
Andrew Vennemeyer, Contractors, Inc.
Faith Wood, Moritz Fellow
Steve Zvonek, White Castle Management Company
Bridgeway Academy is always looking for qualified corporate and community members to join our Board of Trustees. If you are interested in learning more about Board membership, please contact Erin Nealy at firstname.lastname@example.org