Our team

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Jeanette Silver

CEO & OTR/L

I was attracted to the OT field while watching pediatric OT’s at a school for children with cerebral palsy in South Africa where I lived. Seeing their passion in giving freedom to these children whose bodies limited their independence, sparked a desire in me, that has only grown into a wildfire through the years! My husband and I moved to the States in 1996 with a traveling therapy company, with plans of being here for a couple years. Well, as God would have it, we’re naturalized citizens with 3 American children (all teenagers now). I stepped out and started Jabulani Kids in 2009, after having worked in several local pediatric clinics, focusing on early intervention in the homes. In 2014, we opened our present clinic in Kernersville, NC, adding more OT & non-OT staff.

I love what I get to do and be a part of everyday- helping children and families conquer little & big challenges, & helping them realize their God-given potential. Whether it’s a little one with hemiplegia moving his arm to bat a ball for the first time, or a child sucking from a straw or munching on solid food, or a school-ager making friendship connections with another peer in therapy… We get to work with the whole person, and the whole family…

My vision, as we grow, is for us to never lose our down-to-earth, personalized approach, valuing each child & family that we serve; connecting families to each other & to resources available; lifting the burdens & stress, so that there’s more joy and happiness in their lives- Jabulani! (Zulu translation- Rejoice!)

Laura Flaherty

Laura Flaherty

COTA

Let me start off with I LOVE my job!  Every day is full of its own challenges & no 2 kids are the same.  I love working in occupational therapy because we get to treat the whole person & address what is most important to him or her. My favorite part of the job is being able to form bonds & relationships with the children & parents I work with and to see them grow in skill and confidence.
I’m excited to see the new research coming out that supports what we’ve have been doing in OT for years & how that will help move our profession forward & in new directions.

I live in Winston with my husband and daughter. We have 2 cats & 2 dogs (and that’s plenty!)  While not working I spend my time drinking coffee (but I do that at work too), trying to keep my house tidy, chasing around my daughter (this includes screaming down the hall & peekaboo in the teepee), & scrolling through Pinterest dreaming of ideas for my house. As long as it’s not too hot (I hate sweating!), I love spending time outside- on the porch swing, gardening, drawing on the drive way with chalk, or taking my daughter to the park.

Brittany Balduf

Brittany Balduf

COTA

I've always been drawn to the healthcare field & discovering Occupational Therapy opened up a whole new world to me. I was immediately drawn to this field because we get to treat the whole person & really focus on what is meaningful and valuable to their lives. Working in the pediatric field has allowed me to work with an extremely diverse population- this has its challenges, but has pushed me to become a better therapist. One of my favorite aspects of my job is being able to connect with parents/caregivers & help them find tools & strategies to help their child. Being able to play a small role in helping children overcome adversity & reach milestones is such a privilege.

I live in Winston with my husband & my son Finn. We have two dogs & two cats. We enjoy traveling, hiking, & being outdoors. On my days off you can find me hunting for goodies in the thrift store, reading in my hammock in the backyard (although if I'm being honest this is a rare occasion because I'm generally chasing my toddler around), & spending time with my family.

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Charity Anne Byrum

MS OTR/L

Occupational therapy is the best job ever! We get to look at the whole person and help them thrive in what they need and want to do. It is a huge blessing to help kids and families succeed in their daily lives! I believe that no matter what challenges a person may face, they are uniquely gifted and as an occupational therapist it is my joy to help unlock those gifts and abilities. No two days or sessions are alike and I love being able to combine science and creativity every day. The most exciting part of my job is being able to see the kids meet their goals and flourish.

I live in Greensboro and I love serving in my church community, exploring the outdoors, and painting. On my days off you can usually find me in the middle of an art project, finding old furniture to make new, or cheering on Clemson football with my family. I enjoy traveling especially on mission trips and learning about different cultures.

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Brittany Gardner

OTR/L

I became interested in Occupational Therapy during my senior year of high school.  I always knew I wanted to help people and had a passion for helping others from a young age.  I graduated from East Carolina University with my Masters of Occupational Therapy and have been a Pediatric Occupational Therapist for over 6 years. I am so fortunate to have found a career that I absolutely love! I am very passionate about my job and helping kids make progress and build confidence!

I moved to Winston-Salem to be closer to my parents, who live in the beautiful mountains of Virginia. I also love getting to play with my nephews and niece, who live near Charlotte.  I have a very sweet little dog and enjoy kayaking, hiking, and spending time with friends and family!
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Meredith bell Clark

COTA

I have always loved working with children in creative and nurturing settings -- ranging from preschool camps to art programs in children's hospitals. I believe in serving others in a compassionate, caring, and creative way, and I especially love that Occupational Therapy allows for individualized treatment based on what is most important to a family. As the mother of a former micropreemie with additional needs, I have a unique perspective of being both a therapist and a parent advocating for my daughter. With this experience, I believe that empowered, supported, and involved parents and caregivers can make the ultimate difference in day to day achievements of these special kids we are blessed to work with! 

 
Outside of work I spend my days chasing around my daughter Emerson, who is now an independent, determined, and fun loving toddler. She is our "tiny but fierce" miracle, as my husband and I like to say! We love art & music, good coffee, and being outdoors (preferably in warm weather) as much as we can.
Toi Olsen

Toi Olsen

Office Manager

Toi is the backbone of Jabulani Kids & we couldn't survive without her.

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Andy Silver

Chief Financial Officer

Andy is our chief 'cook & bottle washer', working behind the scenes to keep Jabulani Kids operational.

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Victoria Spencer

Office Assistant

Victoria is a great asset to Jabulani Kids. tirelessly helping Toi with office duties.