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The Integrated care corporation was founded to provide services of outstanding quality.

Integrated care was founded on the principles of
Honesty - Integrity - Respect - Appreciation - Fun - Love - Learning - Understanding - Money
In a very large part, this is achieved through the AMAZING Therapists of which we are fortunate enough to work with. Integrated Therapists don't work for Integrated care. We work together, with one another, to help people.

Historically, The I. Care corp has hired on heart and experience. A happy Therapist is a more effective Therapist.

The children that Integrated Therapists help, have sometimes cried, screamed, hit, kicked, scratched, and drooled upon them. Integrated Therapists have had things thrown at them and dropped on their toes. Roaches have crawled on them. Dogs have scared them. Most parents appreciate them very much. Integrated Therapists have been smiled at, hugged, kissed, praised, thanked, and stood up for an appointment.

Integrated Therapists have made, and do make a life long difference by diminishing developmental delays.

If this sounds like fun to you, please contact lance, President and Chairman of the Board, for an informal and sincere conversation.

Our Therapist

Carrie Smith, SLP

I like working within the Integrated structure because everyone that works here has one common goal and that is to help people. I also like working here because of the strong support system and positive feedback which makes me feel great about the job i do.

Colleen Gatto, SLP

I enjoy working for Integrated Care because I love working closely with families in their homes to help children learn to communicate the best way that they can. I have learned so much from working and interacting with all of the families that I have had the pleasure to help.

Dana Melroy, BA

Currently I am a Preschool Teacher and a Developmental Specialist. I am a wife and mother of two teenagers at home. I have a Bachelors of Science from University of Nebraska in child development and a Pre-K Certification in West Virginia. My experience working with young children includes providing child care for 7 years (earning a Mark of Excellence), taught Pre-School for 3 years, substitute teaching for 2 years and now Early Intervention with birth to three. I’ve always enjoyed the enthusiasm and energy of young children. I believe that every child is special and should have the opportunity to become the best they can be. I love to challenge a child on a level that requires growth and develop not frustration and failure. What do I want from parents in the program? To be true partners in their child’s early education. Parents know their children and therapist are full of ideas, when we come together and share each others strengths the child grows.

Having the opportunity to make a difference in a child's life is such a privilege. I cant say enough about the support i get from the staff of Integrated care and the families i am honored to work with.

Janet Hanson, OTR

I enjoy working for Integrated care because of the freedom to choose when to work, how much work i would like to have, where to work and what to work on. I also am grateful for the company's staff that i work with. The company does care about their staff as well as the people we provide services to.

Julie Kozora, LPT

Hi, I'm Julie Kozora. I am a pediatric physical therapist and have been working in this field for the last eleven years. I love kids! That is the reason I decided to get my masters degree in physical therapy from the University of Pittsburgh and specialize in pediatrics. I love early intervention, too. I really enjoy getting to know the families I work with and consider it a privilege to go into their homes and help their child. Often, these families become like family to me. I hope you'll choose Integrated Care as your provider and I hope to meet your family soon.

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Working as a physical therapist in early intervention and more specifically for Integrated Care has been the perfect fit for me. Not only do I love working with kids and their families directly in their homes and seeing the impact of what I do on their daily lives, but I also love the flexibility of scheduling. With one child in school, I can schedule my visits around his school activities and not feel like I am missing out on important events in his life!

Lisa Gonda

Integrated care is a very nice and fun atmosphere to work in. The people here are great to work with. They never hesitate to answer any questions and are always willing to help if you have a problem.

Lisa Symons, OTR

My name is Lisa Symons and I am a pediatric occupational therapist. I graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 1996 with a degree in OT. I have been specializing in working with children for the past 12 years. I began my career at The Watson Institute, a private school for children with disabilities. I worked at Watson for ten years. During my last year at Watson, I decided it was time to expand my career. I made the decision to try some work in early intervention. I began working for Integrated Care in 2005 and have been there for the past four years. Integrated has provided me with the opportunity to work with wonderful people and is truly committed to providing families with the best possible care. As an OT, I enjoy working closely with children and their families, to help them improve daily skills and provide them with the ability to be as successful as possible for years to come. I have two children of my own and have found early intervention allows me to have the best of both worlds. I am able to spend time with my own children while helping other children. I can honestly say I love my job and working for Integrated Care.

Working within Integrated has provided me with the opportunity not only to work in early intervention but also to be part of a wonderful group of people. Integrated is committed to provide the best service possible to children and their families and they truly appreciate and support their staff.

Margo Bortnyick SLP

Integrated Care is an agency I enjoy working for as they care about their employees and are flexible and there when help is needed. The therapists are all very caring and professional and work well as a team.
I enjoy working for Integrated Care as a speech therapist since they are a very caring employer. They will go out of their way to accommodate family requests as well as those of their staff. The office personnel are very friendly and always available to help.

Melissa Hower, M. Ed - BA

Melissa Hower has worked for The Integrated Care Corporation as a developmental specialist for 3 years. Prior to becoming a developmental specialist, she worked as an elementary teacher for 10 years. Melissa graduated from Grove City College where she received degrees in elementary and early childhood education. She also received 36 credits toward a Master’s Degree in Elementary Guidance Counseling from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Melissa reviews children’s books for a children’s literature company and hopes to publish her own children’s book in the future. In her spare time, Melissa enjoys spending time with her husband and 4 young children. She is very passionate about helping children and strongly believes in the positive impact early intervention has on the cognitive, physical, social, and emotional development of a child.

At Integrated Care, caring people are working with babies and families everyday to help them become the best that they can be! The individuals working within the organization are compassionate, knowledgeable, and professional and they really do what is best for the children in the program!

Pauline Peluso, LPT

I am so very, very fortunate to work for a company who puts the needs of children and their families first, and their employees a very close second. It is wonderful to be able to feel that my ideals and skills are valued and respected by the people who pay me.

Rick Panichelli

Working at Integrated in a fiscal capacity for going on ten years has truly been a work-place experience like none other! The true compassion expressed on a daily basis toward client, staff, vendor and anyone lucky enough to enter our doors, is without comparison in any other work environment that I have been involved with for over 30 years. The fairness and flexibility has produced a productive, yet comfortable, company to be with. Thanks to Lance.

Robin Heaton, SLP

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When I started working with Early Intervention I did so on a very part time basis as I was unsure if I wanted to devote all of my time to this population of client. Within 3 months of starting with Integrated Care not only did I realize I was working with the best people, I was working with the exact client I was meant to. I love this population. It is such a joy to watch a child repeat their first word, or expand their vocabulary to such a point that the parent is now asking if there is maybe a 'shut off button' that I installed when I 'turned them on'. Helping parents cope with the difficulties some of them face with their children, watching the joy on their faces when progress is made (and progress is almost always made, sometimes more dramatic and extensive than others, but when it's your child it's always dramatic!) is something that keeps me going and energizes me daily. Every week something happens that takes it's place in my memory forever, and although it's difficult to say goodbye to a family when their child turns three, I'll have those memories forever!

Sheryl Saunders, SLP

Hi! I'm Sheryl Saunders, a speech language pathologist working together with Integrated care to provide caring, patient and quality help for your family so that you can learn ways to foster your child;s ability to communicate with others. As a speech therapist I will provide your family with helpful information and will demonstrate ways to show your child how to communicate his/her wants and needs through fun play activities, your child won't even realize he/she is actually learning speech and language skills!! I am always open to any suggestions, questions, you or your family may have. I look forward to working with you and your child in the near future.

Why I like working for Integrated:
Lance is always willing to answer any questions and provide helpful advice when needed. It is rewarding to help young children learn and grow to become the best they can be. I feel that Integrated really does care for the children and their families. Our work with the families and children is greatly appreciated by The Integrated Care Corp.

Tanya Wood, M EC

My name is Tanya Wood and I am a developmentalist for Integrated Care. Since graduating from West Liberty State College with a double major in elementary education and special education I have been working with children as a teacher, tutor, and developmental therapist. Upon graduating I went to work for the Watson Institute as a teacher. When my first child was born in 1999 I left the Watson Institute to be a stay at home mom. To stay connected with children I began tutoring. I had my second child in 2004. When she turned 18 months old I began looking at different job opportunities that would provided me with flexibility to work with children and raise my own. It is coming up on three years that I have been with Integrated Care. I love that this jobs allows me to be involved in my children’s activities as well as fulfill my passion of working with children.

Our Perspective

I like working with Integrated care because we help people. We cant help everyone, just the people that ask for help. To me, there is no real greater joy, than to have a significant and positive affect in the life of someone else. The Staff of Integrated are top notch in their sincere caring, and experience in their chosen field of expertise. I work with real smart people, and like to make things as easy as possible for service delivery, for all concerned. These are some reasons i like being the administratively humble Boss.

Early Intervention Is Great. Quality of Life Expands.
lance queer - Founder - President - Chariman of The Board (no degree)                   

Integrated Care Corp. 371 Bethel Church Rd. Ligonier, Pa. 15658

Toll Free (888)645-5683 Phone (724)593-7447 Fax (724)593-7448