Meet Our Therapists


Charlene Kurkjian
OTR/L Director

Charlene is owner and director of Powerhouse Therapy. Charlene graduated from Indiana University in 1984 and has over 25 years experience working with both children and adults. She has completed CI therapy training in Birmingham Alabama with Dr. Edward Taub and his team. Other specialized training includes Therapeutic Electrical Stimulation, Splinting/Casting, Feeding and Oral Motor Therapy, Therapeutic Listening, Sensory Processing, Orthopedics, and Neuromotor disorders. Charlene has worked in a variety of pediatric settings including inpatient and outpatient hospital, private clinics, home health, and school systems. She is owner of Happy Hungry Hippos feeding clinic in Roswell, Ga., offering specialized treatment for children with oral motor and feeding delays. Charlene enjoys yoga, traveling, and spending time with her family and friends.


Disha Mudulodu
MS OTR/L Assistant Director

Disha Mudulodu is the assistant director of Powerhouse Therapy. Disha earned her Masters of Occupational Therapy from the University of Tennessee in Memphis in 2010. She has over 9 years of experience in pediatric occupational therapy in a variety of settings including, inpatient rehab, outpatient rehab clinics, and public schools. Disha has been part of the Powerhouse therapy team since 2017 and has completed CI therapy training in Birmingham, AL with Dr. Edward Taub. She has experience working with children with several neuromotor disorders, cerebral palsy, Autism, Down syndrome, ADHD, anxiety, fine motor delays, etc. Disha is trained in modalities, casting, sensory processing interventions, manual muscle manipulation, and aqua therapy. Disha is passionate about her role in this program and enjoys building relationships with her clients and families. She believes in partnering with families in a family-centered approach to achieve child’s goals and reach their full potential. Disha enjoys being a mom to her 2 kids, playing tennis and illustrating.


Carol Hicks

Carol has extensive experience treating children with a variety of developmental, orthopedic, and neurological disorders. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Kansas in 1982 and her master’s degree in Physical Therapy from Texas Women’s University in 1990. Carol completed the Neurodevelopment Treatment certification course in 1988 and Adult Hemiplegia training in 1990. She has worked in a variety of practice settings including acute care, outpatient rehabilitation, home care and schools. Most recently, Carol worked at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta for 15 years and served as Outpatient Rehabilitation Clinical Supervisor until her retirement in 2019. Carol enjoys mentoring other therapists/physical therapy students and has been a clinical instructor for over 30 years. She specializes in splinting/casting, CIMT and use of functional electrical stimulation. Carol and her husband, David, enjoy traveling and visiting their children/grandchildren in Texas and Tennessee.


Heidi Beck PT,

Heidi Beck PT, DPT joined the team at PowerHouse Therapy in 2022. She is very passionate about intensive therapy and loves to see the progress children make during the program. She also provides physical therapy through the Babies Can’t Wait program in the natural environments of homes and daycares. Heidi also works with children in the Forsyth County School System during the calendar school year. Heidi obtained her doctor of physical therapy degree (DPT) from Georgia State University in 2009 and her bachelor’s degree in Biology from North Georgia College and State University. She is a childhood cancer survivor and was privileged to intern at St. Jude Children’s Hospital with pediatric oncology patients. Heidi is blessed and grateful for her job as a physical therapist and loves helping children succeed physically through play. She has held the following certifications: a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA and a Certified Vestibular Rehabilitation Specialist through the American Institute of Balance. Heidi loves spending time with her husband and two sons. She enjoys anything outdoors, especially athletic activities of wakeboarding, swimming, skiing, weight training, running, and hiking.


Angie Hernandez

Angie graduated from Florida International University and has over fifteen years of experience working as an occupational therapist. She has worked in a variety of settings including acute care, inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient and home care. Angie is currently working for Comprehensive Therapy Associates where she provides therapy for Forsyth County Schools and evaluates/treats pre-K through high school students with developmental delays, autism ADHD, CP and a variety of other special needs. Angie has received specialized training in CIMT for both adults and children and began working for Powerhouse Therapy in 2018. Other specialized training include NDT, kineseotaping and low vision training. Angie loves being an OT as she feels it allows her the opportunity to guide and support clients in regaining independence and participation in their valued activities.


Rachel Werenski

Rachel lived and worked with people of all ages with various special needs after earning her undergraduate degree in 2000—including special education schools in Belize and Washington D.C., a therapeutic farm for adults with mental illness, a group home for adults with disabilities, and a day program for seniors—before she ever heard of occupational therapy. She went on to earn a Masters of Occupational Therapy degree in 2011 from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Rachel currently works as a school-based occupational therapist for Cobb County Schools as well as at an outpatient pediatric clinic. She is a life-long learner and has additional professional training in the areas of emotional regulation, mindfulness-based tools, sensory processing disorder, fine motor skills, handwriting skills, hippotherapy, aquatic therapy, Therapeutic Listening, and reflex integration. She believes being fully present and forming connections with clients and caregivers is an integral part of the therapeutic process and are required to assist clients in their growth toward greater independence and well-being.

Rachel enjoys being outside, gardening, hiking, playing soccer, snuggling with her dogs, and traveling with her husband.


Jodi Beck

Jodi graduated from The Ohio State University School of Allied Medical Professions in 1987 and has extensive experience working with children and adults. She has practiced Occupational Therapy in multiple states including California, Florida, Ohio, Indiana, and Georgia. She has worked in a variety of settings including psychiatric facilities, developmental centers, acute and long term rehabilitation, and school systems. She has worked for Comprehensive Therapy Consultants for 12 years where she provides therapy in Forsyth County Schools and evaluates and treats preK –high school students with developmental delays, autism, ADHD, cerebral palsy and a variety of other special needs. Jodi has received specialized training in CIMT and began working for Powerhouse Therapy in 2017. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, playing tennis, and reading.


Pauline McIntyre

Pauline earned her degree in Occupational Therapy from York College, CUNY and her Masters in Motor Learning from Columbia University, N.Y. She has over 25 years’ experience working with both children and adults in a variety of settings including inpatient and outpatient rehab clinics, private OT clinics, home health, private preschools and in the public school systems. Pauline currently works for Cobb County Schools District, where she evaluates and provides therapy for Pre-K through high school students with a variety of challenges including neuromotor and orthopedic disorders, Autism, Down syndrome, ADHD, and Learning Disabilities. Her clinical training includes neurodevelopmental therapy ( NDT), feeding skills, sensory processing interventions, executive functioning interventions, and therapeutic exercises. Pauline received specialized training in CIMT and began working for Powerhouse Therapy in 2019. Pauline is an avid exerciser, who enjoys running 5K races, reading, cooking new recipes and spending time with her family and friends.


Amanda Thompson

Amanda graduated with her master’s degree in 2013 from Brenau University in Gainesville, Georgia. She has a lifetime of experience in the special needs community as she has been a volunteer for Special Olympics and various therapeutic camps throughout her childhood and college career. Amanda has experience in the school system as well as private clinics. She enjoys working with children with various diagnoses but has experience working with children ranging in age from 2-21 with Autism, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, ADHD, Developmental Delays, seizure disorders, and various rare genetic disorders. She strives to provide the best services to her children as well as the families to allow life to be enjoyable! Amanda and her husband, Derrick, live in Flowery Branch, Georgia. They welcomed a little girl, Camdyn, in August 2019.


Offering individual intensive therapy from a pediatric occupational or physical therapist with specialized training in CI Therapy.


Treatment Location
3735 Kennent Square
Suwanee, GA  30024

Mailing Address
1525 Haven Crest Drive
Powder Springs, GA 30127

Phone: 404-933-9869
Fax: 866-430-3367