In 1975, Kelly B. Todd, son to David and Beverly Todd, was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy and would require specialized care that was not available in their community of Muskogee. Along with the love and support of friends, Green Country Cerebral Palsy and Neuro-Muscular Foundation was established and provided Physical Therapy to Kelly and other children in the area at no cost.
In 1977, our current facility was built with donations and a grant from the Mabee Foundation. Having the new facility, we were able to offer Physical Therapy Services at no cost to families.
In 1979, Kelly passed away and the name of the center was changed to Kelly B. Todd Cerebral Palsy and Neuro-Muscular Foundation, also known as KBT.
Today, the Kelly B. Todd Center continues to provide specialized care services that includes Physical, Occupational and Speech/Swallowing/Feeding Therapy to children in Northeastern and Eastern Oklahoma between the ages of 0-21 years of age.
Clinical Director/Physical Therapist
Candace Taylor, PT, DPT
Candace Taylor is a pediatric physical therapist at Kelly B. Todd Cerebral Palsy & Neuromuscular Center in Muskogee, Oklahoma. She began working at the center in August 2015 and in October, of 2018 she became the new Clinical Director.
Candace grew up in Chelsea, Oklahoma, where she attended Chelsea High School. Following graduation, she attended the University of Oklahoma as a Health and Exercise Science major in 2004. During her time in college, she played rugby as a club sport. After graduating from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Science degree in 2008, she prepared to apply to physical therapy school. She was accepted to Langston University School of Physical Therapy in 2011. She graduated top of her class with a doctorate degree in physical therapy in 2014 and received the Jean Bell Manning Academic Excellence Award which is presented to the most distinguished student for academic performance.
In her free time, Candace enjoys being active. She participates in club football, loves watching sports and movies, reading, and playing video games. Candace is also known for her skill in designing and making (with help from her grandmother) superhero customers for special days with the kids.
Physical Therapist Assistant
Chris Parrisotto, PTA
Received Physical Therapist Assistant degree from Tulsa Junior College.
Has been with KBT since 1996.
Married with 3 children.
Brandi DeBruin, M.S. CCC-SLP
Keelie Nail, PT, DPT
Caitlin Hoagland, MOT, OTR/L
Caitlin was born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She went to high school at Tulsa School of Arts and Sciences where she enjoyed multi-media art classes. Caitlin then went to Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA where she received her B.S. in Exercise Science. Originally on a track for a physical therapy program, Caitlin jumped ship to pursue a Master’s in Occupational Therapy at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Tulsa. While at OUHSC, Caitlin organized volunteers as the philanthropy chair for the College of Allied Health and community service chair of the OT student association. She gathered OT and PT students for events with The Center for Individuals with Physical Challenges, American Therapeutic Riding Center, Respite Nights with Sooner Success, and with Down Syndrome Association of Tulsa for the Tulsa Buddy Walk. Caitlin believes the magic of occupational therapy resides in the name. “Occupations” are the meaningful activities that occupy our time whether they are for personal care, care of our belongings or environment, development (i.e. school/work), and in the case of children, PLAY! Caitlin’s love for art and science gives her a creative mind for using such meaningful activities therapeutically to help children overcome barriers to participation. Not only addressing skill-building in hand motor control, visual perception, and cognition, Caitlin addresses task and environmental barriers, providing education on modifications that again, improve children’s participation across home and school settings. Caitlin plans to grow with Kelly B Todd and the community of Muskogee in bridging gaps children with disabilities may experience as they transition into adulthood.
Sheridan Hollifield, COTA/L
The Board of Directors
Park Hill, OK
Bettie Jean Honea
Charles Cole Caughern