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Annissia Davis,
Owner, Speech Language Pathologist

Annissia Davis is a native of the bright and bustling Miami, Florida where at a very early age she was able to interact with a variety of people, which has helped her to be able to build rapport with her families currently. A bright and precocious youth, Annissia attended the School for Advanced Studies where she was able to earn an Associate's  Degree prior to graduating high school. After completing high school, Annissia went on to graduate with highest honors from the University of Florida, with both her Bachelors and Master's degree by the age of 22. During her time at the University of Florida she was able to work with Kenneth Logan, a leading professor and researcher in the field, specializing in fluency, to complete a Senior Thesis about disfluencies in hearing-impaired children. During her Master's program, Annissia worked as a Speech Assistant at a facility for adults with mental retardation, gaining invaluable experience, while maintaining a 4.0 GPA. 

After graduating with her Master's in 2005, Annissia went on to work in different settings including an inpatient clinic and an elementary and middle school and home health. Working for these different companies made Annissia realize there was a need to provide better services which including the family, and that companies didn't treat employees very well. With these two dissatisfactions in mind and heart, Annissia created Families Matter Therapies, LLC. (FMT), a company that she wanted to ensure utilized family education and accountability during the treatment process and valued it's therapists and treated them well. Annissia created FMT in 2007 and has been striving to provide quality services since. 

Meet The Team


Toni Richardson,

Toni, a native of New York, has been a licensed speech pathologist for over 15 years and has worked in school systems here in Georgia, as well as private clinics. Toni is passionate about helping her patients implement or improve their current communication system(s).

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Marva Langhorne,

Marva has been a practicing speech pathologist here in Georgia and in New York. Marva specializes in pediatric feeding and has been instrumental in helping many kids go from tube feedings to oral feedings.

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Belinda Weir,

Belinda is a part of our Diagnostic Team and comes to us with a wealth of experience in pediatrics as well as adults. She is versed in pediatric feeding, vital stim, dysphagia and a host of other feeding and communication disorders.

Cheryl Hasting

Cheryl has been a Speech-Language Pathologist for over 20 years and has experience working in a variety of settings. She has worked in home health, the school system and private clinics. She has worked with both pediatrics and adults patients and enjoys helping families understand the role language and communication plays in their lives and the lives of their loved one on a daily basis. 

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Alvree Boyd

Alvree is a more recent graduate and has gotten most of her experience with pediatrics over the past couple years. She is energetic and passionate about the field and excited to expand her skill set and provide families with the services they much need. 

Eboni Byers

Eboni is a part of our Diagnostic Team and has been providing diagnostic and therapy services to pediatrics and adults since 2017. 

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Krystal Newkirk

Krystal is a highly knowledgeable Occupational Therapist who has been providing home and clinic-based services for almost 10 years. She is certified in the Handwriting Without Tears and Therapeutic Listening programs. 


Tiphanie Higgins

Tiphanie is an ASHA certified Speech-Language Pathologist with various research and clinical experiences with adult and pediatric populations. Tiphanie is passionate about providing evidence-based treatment, that will facilitate client’s independence and inclusion into the community.

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Andrew Trostle

Andrew leaves the Sunshine State and comes to us as a practicing Occupational Therapist with a few years of pediatric experience. He enjoys being a part of the team that helps patients achieve their maximum function. 

Kenesha Smith,
office manager

Kenesha is a dedicated New York native who believes that how you treat people makes all the difference in where you go. She is coming back to rejoin the team is looking forward to providing our families sincere and efficient services!

Morayma Rodriguez, BILLING

Mory has provided billing services for a variety of medical practices and we are proud to have her as a member of the FMT family.


Elizabeth Norman,

Elizabeth has been an HR professional for many years and happily provides her HR expertise to us to make sure we maintain compliance and bring on the best therapists we can find. 

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Angelique is a versatile marketer. She loves learning new things everyday. And being part of FMT teams gives her a fresh perspective in life.

Our Mission
Family in the Park
  • To provide an unparalleled level of service to children and families

  • ​To educate families on their child's condition and treatment strategies

  • ​To include families in the therapeutic process to achieve maximum patient success

  • ​To provide patients with the most functional and effective communication system available.

  • ​To collaborate with family and other professionals to optimize patient care

  • To remain up-to-date in the latest research and treatment procedures in our field

Why Choose
Families Matter Therapies


Eliminate a trip and wait time for your appointment. Your traffic and transportation hassles are over!

Excellent Support

You and your family will receive an unparalleled level of service and additional resources  from our therapists and support staff.

Better Outcomes

Children that receive therapy at home are in their natural environment and therefore are more willing to participate in therapy sessions which can lead to better outcomes.


You are taught how to monitor and report change, which helps make your child's therapy more meaningful and promotes involvement, understanding & acceptance. Parent/Caregiver education is imperative to your child's therapy success.


Therapy is performed in the privacy of your home.

Three Generations
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