Tori began working as a physical therapist in Rainbows’ Sedgwick County Infant/Toddler Services Program in June of 2011. Prior to becoming a physical therapist she worked as a Respite Care Provider, with Rainbows. Tori has a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Wichita State University.
Incredibly dedicated and ready to serve
“I have wanted to work with special needs children since I was a child,” said Angela Pulaski, a physical therapist who has worked at Rainbows since 1997.
Cindie Silmon is a Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist with previous experience working for Communities In Schools and DCCCA Family Preservation before joining the Rainbows’ team.
Leslie Stevens is a Mental Health Specialist at Rainbows United. She has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Kansas State University and has always had an interest in behavior. Leslie also has a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy from Friends University.
Kim Stewart strives to make a positive change in the lives of people that she works with. She is a speech language pathologist for Rainbows’ Bright Beginnings in Butler County.
Sharon began working at Rainbows in January of 2008. She received her both her Undergraduate and Graduate Degrees in Communication Sciences & Disorders (CSD) with a minor in Psychology from Wichita State University. Sharon always knew she wanted to work with children.
“My biggest achievement is feeling like I have made a genuine difference in a child’s life,” Michael said. In her more than three years of employment for Rainbows, Michael views her job as making families feel like they have more possibilities than limitations in their future.
Kathy Van Zelfden has been a part of Rainbows’ passionate staff since March 2009.
“I am a speech language pathologist and have been blessed to work for the last 25 years as either an early childhood special education teacher or speech language pathologist with kiddos from birth to 5 years old,” said Beth Watkins. Beth has worked for Rainbows United since 2005.
Crystal began working at the Rainbows’ Kid’s Cove location in June of 2014. She received her Undergraduate Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders with a minor in Psychology from Wichita State University and her Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Kansas.
“I never thought of art as a skill but it has been a great outlet throughout my lifetime.” Dawna Weed said. In fact, throwing pots was a part of her Occupational Therapy training in college. Since then, Dawna has worked for Rainbows more than 20 years.