Meet Our Staff



Stephen Olson


Stephen received his bachelor of science in occupational therapy from the University of North Dakota. He has been working in pediatrics since 1999 in multiple settings including acute care, outpatient, school-based services, and community-based services. Stephen was a primary therapist for specialty clinics serving children with cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, muscular dystrophy, pediatric neurological injury, and growth and development for NICU graduates.

He has extensive training in the areas of NDT, sensory integration, growth and development, splint and orthotic fabrication, handwriting, and feeding. Stephen is certified in the SOS feeding program. He is an active NDOTA and AOTA member. He also serves on the ND Medicaid task force. Stephen was appointed by the governor to the State Interagency Coordinating Council in 2003.

Stephen enjoys hunting, fishing, camping, boating, and spending time with his children. He is also involved in coaching youth basketball, baseball and football.

Stephen also serves as the OT coordinator and owner at Pediatric Therapy Partners.



Stacey Miller


Stacey has a master of science in early childhood special education from Minot State University and received her bachelor of science degree in child development family science from North Dakota State University with a minor in individual and family wellness.

Stacey's prior experience include being the head infant teacher in a local daycare program, being a Head Start preschool teacher for five years and a self-sufficiency case manager for four years at a community action agency. She has experience working with children, families, and community agencies.

Stacey enjoys spending time with her husband and three children, reading, and being on the State PTA Board. Stacey joined Early Intervention Partners as coordinator in May of 2011.

Occupational Therapists


Alyssa Sauvageau


Alyssa received her master of science in occupational therapy from The College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, MN.

Alyssa is a certified provider of the Therapeutic Listening Program and is also SIPT (Sensory Integration and Praxis Test) Certified.

Alyssa has taken several American Sign Language classes, five years of Spanish classes, and has a minor in psychology. Alyssa’s areas of special interest include developmental therapy for infants and small children and sensory integration. Alyssa believes in working alongside the children’s families and caregivers in their natural environments to help them reach their full potential.

Alyssa enjoys dance, reading, being outside, spending time at the lake, and spending time with her husband and children.

Alyssa joined the Pediatric Therapy Partners team in 2012 and transitioned to Early Intervention Partners in 2016.


Megan Hauck


Megan received a master's of science degree in occupational therapy at the University of North Dakota. Prior to joining Early Intervention Partners, Megan worked in long term care and transitional care settings.

Her areas of interest include working with children with autism and children with disabilities. She was trained in ABA therapy in 2003 and spent time working with kids with autism while going to college.

In her free time, Megan enjoys spending time with her husband and kids, family, and going to the lake.

Megan joined Early Intervention Partners in 2012.


Rochelle Dingmann


Rochelle received her master's degree in occupational therapy from University of Mary in Bismarck, ND and has worked in a variety of pediatric settings including NICU, inpatient, and outpatient therapy.

Rochelle has specialized training in the treatment of neonates in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, working primarily on early feeding difficulties, orthopedic management, positioning, and environmental stimulation management. She also is a trained provider of the SOS (Sequential Oral Sensory) Feeding Program and provides individual treatment addressing feeding issues in children.

Rochelle joined Early Intervention Partners in 2011.


Sharon Drewlo


Sharon received her Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from UND in 1988.

 She has worked in pediatrics since 1995, in a variety of settings including inpatient and outpatient, Rehab Day Hospital Program, Home Health, and Early Intervention.  Sharon is a certified provider of the Therapeutic Listening Program and certified provider of the SOS (Sequential Oral Sensory) Feeding Program.  She has extensive training in Sensory Integration and is certified in Neuro-Developmental Treatment.  Sharon has worked with many different diagnoses including Developmental Delay, Down syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Autism, Prematurity, and Sensory Processing Disorder.  She is a member of AOTA and NDOTA.  Sharon values being able to work with the children, parents, and caregivers in the child’s natural environments, to help them achieve their maximum potential in their daily activities, play, and routines.

 Sharon enjoys hiking, cycling, traveling, camping, downhill & cross country skiing, gourmet club, and spending time with family and friends. 

 Sharon joined Pediatric Therapy Partners in 2007.

Early Interventionists


Allison Hakk

Early Interventionist

Allison joined EIP with a degree in elementary inclusive education from Minnesota State University Moorhead as well as a minor in special education developmental disabilities. She holds a teaching license in both North Dakota and Minnesota.

As a past child care provider and preschool teacher, Allison enjoys working directly with children and their families. She sees firsthand the positive impact early intervention can have on communities when children’s development is supported at home.

Outside of work, Allison likes to travel and spend time at the lake with her family and friends. Allison joined EIP in the summer of 2016.


Annalise Bittner


Annalise received her Bachelors of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education from Minnesota State University Moorhead. 

 Annalise comes to Early Intervention Partners with many years of experience working which young children at Head Start, daycares and afterschool programs.  Annalise holds a current North Dakota teaching license and has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to children and their development.  Her areas of interest include watching children learn new things, helping parents learn how to better help their children grow and learn, and helping families build positive relations. 

 When Annalise is not at work she enjoys spending time with family, friends, and her godchildren.  She also enjoys reading and relaxing at home.

 Annalise joined our team in 2018.

Speech-Language Pathologists


Carolynne Brewer

Speech-Language Pathologist MS CFY-SLP

Carolynne received her Master of Science Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from University of North Dakota and her Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from the University of Manitoba.

Carolynne has experience working within an Early Childhood Special Education classroom and in the medical field.  She believes in fostering children’s development by providing individualized early intervention to children and their families with open communication.  She enjoys working with children and families through fun and functional activities that can easily be implemented within the child’s daily routine.

Carolynne enjoys spending time at the lake with friends and family, reading, crafting and traveling.

Carolynne joined the PTP team in 2018.

Physical Therapists


Kim graduated from the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks with a bachelor’s degree in physical therapy. In addition to her time as a student, she also taught pediatric curriculum content for the UND Physical Therapy program, has been a consultant to the state Early Intervention program, and has experience providing physical therapy to individuals across their lifespans, in both residential and outpatient settings.

With a pediatric certification in Neurodevelopmental Treatment (NDT), Kim is especially passionate about serving patients through early intervention services and developmental needs and with spasticity management and adaptive equipment. She credits her most valuable teachers as the children and families she has worked with over the years.

Kim and her husband enjoy spending time at the lake with their three grown children, one grandson, and friends. Depending on the weather, you can find her hiking, biking, snowshoeing, or inside with a good book.

Kim joined EIP in 2015.

Screening Coordinator


Ashley Syvertsen

Screening Coordinator

Ashley graduated from Rasmussen College with her Associates in Business Management and has her Special Education Paraprofessional Certification.

Ashley comes to us with over ten years of experience working with children, with a special interest in working with children who have developmental delays.

Ashley, who is originally from Abercrombie, ND enjoys spending time with her fiancé and three children; including going to and being involved with their various sporting events, and being with her dog Kodi Belle.

Ashley started working at PTP in 2018.