Meet the Staff


Kristi Chamberlain M.A. CCC-SLP; Owner/ Speech Pathologist


  Kristi Chamberlain is an experienced Speech Language Pathologist who is currently providing speech therapy in Yorktown, VA.  She has worked in many different settings and has had unique opportunities to grow as a therapist. Kristi has specialized training in articulation therapy for cleft palate speech and in working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).  Originally from Florida, Kristi earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degree at the University of Florida. During her graduate study, she moved to Atlanta, Georgia to participate in an internship at the Craniofacial Center at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. This experience allowed her to learn specialized skills for working with children with cleft lip and palate and velopharyngeal insufficiency (VPI). Over the past 14 years, Kristi has worked in various settings such as a pediatric hospital, public schools, early intervention and a school for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.  These different settings helped Kristi become efficient in treating many different diagnoses. She is passionate about working closely with children and their families to reach their goals. Kristi believes in establishing a trusting and fun relationship with her clients in order to increase learning.  Kristi also knows that each child learns differently and she makes it a point to tailor each session to the individual child. 

Kristi has specialized training in the Orton-Gillingham method of reading instruction.

Kristi is a Level 2 certified Autism Movement Therapy instructor. 

Kristi is also the author of the Early Articulation Books for Cleft Palate Speech published by Pro-Ed

Kristi currently lives in Yorktown with her husband and three children.


Kara Nesser; Office Manager / Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant-Licensed (COTA/L)


Tara Eadie OTR/L; Occuational Therapist

Tara Eadie is a Licensed Occupational Therapist who earned a Bachelors Degree in Psychology from Caldwell College located in New Jersey in 2012. She earned her Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy at Dominican College, located in Orangeburg, New York. She completed her fieldwork studies at Southeastern Physical Therapies in Norfolk working with numerous pediatric populations. Tara has a background in working with children with special needs. She was  employed as a paraprofessional within the school setting for two years while attending graduate school for occupational therapy. During this time she discovered that she had a passion for working with children. 


Rachel Hagelberg M.A. CCC-SLP

 Rachel Hagelberg, from Traverse City, Michigan, earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Disorders at Central Michigan University. She then earned her Master of Arts degree in Communicative Sciences and Disorders at Michigan State University. During her graduate program, Rachel was able to gain valuable experience at a variety of settings through four clinical internships, including an elementary school, acute care/inpatient rehab hospital, autism clinic, and traumatic brain injury clinic. After graduating in 2016, Rachel moved to the Northeast Coast, where she completed her Clinical Fellowship in an elementary school setting in New Hampshire. She also gained experience working with the geriatric population in a skilled nursing facility in Boston. Rachel recently moved to Virginia, with her fiance, where she is licensed to practice Speech-Language Pathology by the state of Virginia. She is also certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Rachel is passionate about working with children and their families. She is excited to be part of the Yorktown Speech Therapies team and to help meet the communication needs of children in Yorktown and surrounding areas! 



Charity Washington, Ed.S. CCC-SLP


Charity is a licensed speech-language pathologist in the Commonwealth of Virginia.  Her educational background consists of a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology from Southern University A&M College in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Charity continued her educational journey by earning a Master of Arts degree in Communicative Sciences and Disorders from Hampton University and an Educational Specialist degree with a concentration in Special Education from Regent University. Charity’s clinical experiences include providing speech/language services to clients in the following settings: skilled nursing facilities, schools and private practice. She has utilized her clinical expertise to provide services to clients with a variety of diagnoses including, articulation/phonological disorders, expressive and receptive language disorders, dysphagia and developmental delays. Additionally, Charity received her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Charity has an unrelenting desire to positively affect the lives of children and their families.