Meet Our Team
Jaclyn Meadows DeLoach, PT, DPT, MS
Dr. DeLoach, owner of Advent Therapy in Richmond Hill, Ga. Jackie is a lifelong resident of Richmond Hill, GA, where she attended school through the Bryan County School system. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Armstrong Atlantic State University in 1999 with a BS and MS in Physical Therapy. She has practiced Physical Therapy in Bryan, Chatham, and Liberty counties. In addition, Jackie is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA since 2004. With Jackie’s drive for success and passion for physical therapy, she attained her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2009 from A.T. Still University, Arizona School of Health Sciences.
Jackie resides in Richmond Hill with her husband, Ricky DeLoach, son Billy, and daughter Callie. She is an active member of the community, promoting health, fitness, and rehabilitation for all ages at Advent Therapy.
Lindsey Duffy, PT, DPT
Lindsey is a Doctor of Physical Therapy, who graduated from Armstrong Atlantic State University in 2014. She also obtained her undergraduate bachelor’s degree in Rehabilitation Sciences from AASU in 2011. She has practiced as a Physical Therapist for 4 years, gaining experience in pediatrics, orthopedics, post-surgical conditions, and neurological rehabilitation. She is originally from Hawkinsville, GA, but moved to Savannah in 2007 for college. She has remained in the Coastal Empire since. She is currently a resident of Richmond Hill with her husband, Austin, newborn son, Hudson, and puppy, Rusty. In her time off from work, she loves spending time with her family and friends, cooking, and playing with her new baby!
Brooke Dieterich, MOT, OTR / L, CPAM
Brooke graduated with a B.S. degree in Food & Nutrition Science with an emphasis in Dietetics from Florida State University in 1999. She earned her Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from Nova Southeastern University in 2003. Brooke maintains her board certification with the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy and is licensed to practice in the state of Georgia. She is a member of the Georgia Occupational Therapy Association.
Brooke has 15 years of experience as an occupational therapist. She has worked in the public school system (pre-school-12th grade) and in the private practice setting. She has experience working with children of all ages and abilities including autism spectrum disorder, sensory processing disorder, neurological and genetic disorders, cerebral palsy, Down Syndrome, developmental delays and fine motor/visual motor delays. Brooke joined Advent Therapy in August of 2017 and is excited to have the opportunity to treat patients of all ages and stages of life during her work day. Brooke is passionate about occupational therapy and loves helping others. She also enjoys incorporating her nutrition background to help patients understand the role that food and nutrition have on physical function.
Outside of work, Brooke enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and 2 boys, tending to her “hobby farm”, and cheering on her beloved Florida State Seminoles.
Cheri Barclay, MS, CCC-SLP
Cheri Barclay is a Georgia licensed Speech-language Pathologist with a Certificate of Clinical Competence from The American SpeechLanguage-Hearing Association. Cheri enjoys treating both children and adults and has experience with cognitive and developmental difficulties across the lifespan associated with traumatic brain injury, executive dysfunction, autism spectrum: disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, sensory processing disorder, stroke, and more, as well as with feeding and swallowing. Cheri is also trained in orofacial myology and is currently working toward certification as an Orofacial Myologist with the International Association of Orofacial Myology where she treats complications related to chronic oral habits (finger/thumb sucking or TMJ), improper oral resting posture (such as mouth-breathing from obstructed breathing or tongue/lips ties), and tongue thrusting (such as from prolonged use of pacifiers). With her behavioral research background, Cheri has skill in utilizing evidence-based practice to diagnose, treat, and counsel from a whole-person perspective. She resides In Rincon with her husband, 10-year-old step-daughter, and 6-month-old son.
Hannah Hood, MS, CCC-SLP
Hannah received her Bachelors and Masters of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Armstrong Atlantic State University. Hannah’s passion includes working with patients who have articulation/phonological disorders, expressive and receptive language disorders, fluency disorders, and voice disorders. She has experience working with children in both the home/natural environment and in outpatient setting. Some special populations that she enjoys working with include autism, Down Syndrome, hearing impairment, and stroke patients. Hannah is ASHA certified and is licensed in the state of Georgia. Hannah is a Richmond Hill native and resides here with her husband and two children.
Haley Worst, PT, DPT, EdD, OCS, CMTPT
Haley received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology followed by a Master of Science degree in Physical Therapy from the University of North Georgia. She then earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Northeastern University and a Doctorate in Education from the University of North Georgia. Haley has had extensive clinical experience in a variety of orthopedic and sports outpatient physical therapy clinics. She is currently an Associate Clinical Professor at Georgia Southern University in Savannah, GA. She has been involved in teaching undergraduate and graduate physical therapy courses including orthopedic pathophysiology and examination, implementation of evidence-based practice in the clinical setting, and case management.
Haley has been involved in numerous research projects that have been presented at state and national conferences. Haley is a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy. She is also certified in Dry Needling and Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization. She is a member of the Orthopedic and Sports sections of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and has served in numerous leadership roles for the American Physical Therapy Association at the national and state levels.
Haley lives in Richmond Hill with her husband, Gary, who is now retired from the Army. She has 2 daughters, Emma Grace and Lydia. She is active in the community and loves promoting health at Advent Physical Therapy.
Linda Naessens comes to us from Metro Atlanta where she worked as an Executive Assistant for a large Insurance Corporation. Before that she was Employee Benefits Coordinator for a NASA Contractor in Houston, TX and part of the Insurance and Benefits Development team at Ernst and Young. With her vast range of experience she is Advent Therapy’s Front Office Coordinator since May 2015. She ensures the patient receives the best care and experience from the beginning. She coordinates all front desk operations including calls, referrals, insurance verification and scheduling. Linda ensures timely and accurate customer service and while doing so has been known to develop patient relationships and repport that lasts well after the patients care plan.
Linda is the crafty one in our Advent Therapy family and heads up our community and team projects such as the annual Christmas parade float.
In Linda’s spare time, she enjoys spending time with her daughter, Brianna and her granddog, Cedar.
Suzanne graduated with a B.S. Degree in General Studies and Associates Degree in Nursing from Armstrong Atlantic State University. She joined the Advent Therapy team in December 2015 bringing with her over 20 years of experience in executive positions such as: Finance, Marketing, and Human Resources. She combines her experiences, skills and knowledge to ensure the smooth and successful operation of the clinic.
She enjoys being a team player, working in the community and meeting new people whether they are patients, doctors, or new employees. Her goal is for patients and their families to have a pleasant experience from the start of their care until they have met all their goals. Additionally, she focuses on growth and networking within the community and surrounding areas. Her belief is that employees are happier, more productive and less stressed in a fun and flexible environment making this her passion to create the best work environment.
Outside of work, Suzanne enjoys spending time outdoors and boating with her husband and 2 children, Ayden, and Brynnan.
Hollye McAdams, PT
Hollye attended University of Georgia for pre physical therapy studies for two years and played tennis for UGA while there. She completed her education at Medical College of Georgia, earning a BS in Science, with a degree in PT in 1980. She has been a practicing PT ins Savannah since then working in multiple settings from adults to pediatrics, orthopedics to neuro, and all in between.
Christina Pitts, OTD, OTR/L
Kirby Smith, PT, DPT, PCES
Kirby attended Ithaca College in NY where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Clinical Health Studies in 2010. She then continued at Ithaca College to pursue her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree, which was earned in 2015. She has been practicing in outpatient orthopedic clinics ever since in both the private civilian and Department of the Army settings. Kirby is originally from Pennsylvania but has been residing in Richmond Hill since 2018 with her husband, 2 children, and dog.
Maria Morris , PT, DPT
Maria is a licensed Doctor of Physical Therapy, who graduated from Georgia Southern University in 2021. Maria is a proud double Eagle, obtaining an undergraduate Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology- majoring in Exercise Science at Georgia Southern. Maria has clinical experience with a variety of pediatric, sports medicine, orthopedic, and neurological conditions. She is equipped to treat patients of all ages— which she loves!
Maria is originally from Jesup, GA, but school brought her to the Hostess City where she and her husband met. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, cooking, being on the water, and rollerblading.
Maria is very involved in the community and is passionate about caring for, equipping, and encouraging people to meet their goals
Wynn Butler, MS, CCC-SLP
Wynn received her Bachelors of Science in Educational Psychology from Mississippi State University and Masters of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Georgia Southern University. Wynn is licensed in the state of Georgia and holds a certificate of clinical competence from the American Speech Language-Hearing Association. Wynn has experience with both children and adults with a variety communication needs associated with cognitive and developmental difficulties, autism spectrum disorder, traumatic brain injury, dyslexia, childhood and acquired apraxia of speech, and many more. Wynn enjoys integrating activities of daily living, patient’s interest, and personal communication desires into every plan of care. Wynn’s career has given her the opportunity to work in a variety of setting including schools, skilled nursing facilities, and private practices. Wynn currently resides in Savannah, but travels to north Georgia regularly for kayaking and hiking.