Meet the Team
Providing Adult & Pediatric Services throughout Gainesville, Lake City, and Northeast Florida
Lauren MeffenMA, CCC/SLP, CLT
Caroline BooneMOT, OTR/L
Taylour CampbellMS, CCC/SLP
Melanie Cammarata PhilbrickMS CFYSLP
Taelor Kellum, BASpeech Language Pathology Assistant
Bio to come!
Caroline is a new-graduate occupational therapist with a passion for serving children and their families. She grew up in Miami, FL and received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and minor in Child Development from Florida State University in 2018. In 2020, she graduated with honors with her Masters, degree, in Occupational Therapy from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences. Caroline is passionate about pediatrics and learning all that she can in-order to provide the best possible care for her clients. She is currently completing two certifications, her Brain Story Certification (focused on brain development), and her Certified Neuro Specialist certification. Other special interest areas she has include trauma-informed care, reflex integration, feeding, and sensory integration and processing. She even has her own business serving students who are interested in occupational therapy as well as OT practitioners become the best OT’s they can be through evidence-based resources. In her spare time, Caroline loves to attend church, travel, volunteer with local organizations, promote sustainability, create art, spend time with her young nephews and niece, and spend time outdoors.
Bio to come!
Bio to come!
I am Jessika Rutledge (she/her), I have been working in the mental health field for over a decade in various capacities. I started with serving the elderly population that lived with developmental disabilities in both community and institutionalized settings as a rehabilitation therapist. I transitioned into behavioral health where I assessed and developed behavioral modification and management plans for adults and children with Autism and other behavioral disorders. As I further explored my passion for people, I planted myself in Marriage, Couples, and Family therapy. My experience with crisis response, at-risk youth, family court and mediations, substance abuse, and domestic violence has provided me with an array of skills to best support my client’s unique needs.
I am a licensed therapist that helps individuals, families, and couples who are ready to do the work and perform better in their lives. I strive to serve as a guide while supporting you with healing from past hurts, inter-generational trauma, and systematic pressures by getting to the root of your restrictive core beliefs that guide your behavior, how you see yourself and perceive life and relationships. I provide a safe and judgment-free atmosphere that allows for transparency, vulnerability, empowerment, cultural appreciation, and validation.
I have learned that creating a space of listening and compassion for someone who is battling with their mental, emotional, spiritual, or physical health is incredibly powerful. It is my mission to break the stigma attached to mental illness and mental wellness within diverse populations through education and self-awareness. For so long, you’ve worn the mask that everything is okay. This is the first step in changing your reality. Together, we can create a new outlook on life that leads you to the best version of yourself. By being aware of our own attitudes and beliefs and reducing the bias and negative assumptions about seeking help, transformation can happen.
I look forward to our work together.
Melanie Cammarata Philbrick
Melanie is a speech-language pathology clinical fellow specializing in pediatrics. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders and minor in Italian Studies from the University of Florida and received her Masters degree from Florida State University. Melanie is passionate about adapting the therapy session to meet the patient’s unique needs and ensuring her patients learn functional skills through play. She is bilingual in both English and Spanish, and hopes to continue to make speech services accessible for underrepresented minorities within the community. Her interest areas include: autism spectrum disorders, early intervention, feeding and swallowing, and the Deaf/Hard of Hearing population. In her free time, Melanie enjoys camping in the mountains, traveling, painting, reading, and pretending to cook like Gordon Ramsay.
Taelor Kellum, BA
Taelor Kellum aka TK is a speech-language pathology assistant from Chattanooga, Tennessee. She received her bachelor’s degree in Linguistics with a minor in Communications from The University of Florida where she was also a student-athlete. Before joining Wildflower, Taelor was a behavioral therapist for 2 years where she found the passion for helping others find their voice and gain confidence in the own abilities to be independent in the world. She hopes to continue to explore and grow in healthcare services to provide the best overall care for her clients but also be a close friend in times of trial! In her spare time, Taelor loves to be active in her local church, adventure outdoors, and sometimes have a cozy night in with tea and a good book or show!