FOCUS THERAPY SERVICES, INC

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Bayboro Office

Morehead City Office

PO Box 12192

3310-A Neuse Blvd.

14180 NC Hwy 55

5242 US Hwy 70 W

New Bern, NC 28561

New Bern, NC 28560

Bayboro, NC 28515

Morehead City, NC 28557

Fax# (252) 672-8677

T# (252) 672-8676

T# (252) 745-5500

T# (252) 222-3343


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Focus Therapy Services, Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) Nonprofit Corporation specializing in Occupational, Physical, Speech, Music Therapy and Therapeutic Art. We serve Craven, Carteret, Pamlico and surrounding counties.

We offer Occupational, Speech and Music Therapy services as well as a variety of classes that are available to children ages 0-20 who have physical/mental disabilities such as Autism or developmental disorders.





Board of Directors

Nancy A. Happ, President and Manager

Nancy is the Executive Director and supervises and oversees all departments. Nancy is the supervising director for Art in Focus, a special needs therapeutic art class held at the clinic on Saturday mornings. Art in Focus students enjoy working with new and exciting hands on activities and personal projects with the assistance of several volunteers from the surrounding area, a certified therapist, Nancy has worked previously, as an Art Teacher with both regular education students and with special needs children. She received her BA teaching degree from the University of Wisconsin in Art Education (1980), and a BS degree in Occupational Therapy (1988) from Mount Mary College, Milwaukee WI. She is a certified Interactive Metronome and Therapeutic Listening Provider



Andrea 'Brianna' Honea, Secretary

Brianna works as the Business Director of Women's Birth & Wellness Center in Chapel Hill, NC. She earned her Bachelors Degree in Marketing and Masters Degree of Business Administration from East Carolina University. Brianna also completed the Duke Non-profit Management Certificate Program in 2006. Brianna brings over 12 years experience in non-profit medical management, previously working as the Director of Development at the Clinic for Special Children in New Bern, NC. Her skills include strategic planning, financial management, budget analysis, insurance billing, fund raising, grant writing, project and program management and operations management. Brianna is a certified yoga instructor offering classes at the YMCA and Evergreens in Chapel Hill and has volunteered with an art therapy program for youth.



Patricia K. Lewis, Director

Patricia has a lengthy history involving working with special needs children. From 1979 to 1996, she worked for the Board of Cooperative Education Services in New York. From 1999 to 2000, she was a teachers assistant for a child diagnosed with Aspergers Syndrome at the Arapahoe Charter School in Arapahoe, NC. From 2000 to 2004, Patricia worked with preschool aged challenged children at the Craven Cherry Point Child Development Center in Havelock, NC. Patricia has worked as a volunteer for the Art to Heart therapeutic art classes at the Clinic for Special Children and continues to work as a volunteer for the Art in Focus therapeutic art classes at Focus Therapy Services, Inc. She and her husband are enjoying retirement at their Oriental home.



Sylvia Pina, Director

Sylvia graduated from Craven Community College in 1982. She has worked for Craven Community Hospital as an LPN-2 from 1982 to 2000. She has worked as an LPN-2 at the ARC #2 Group Home in New Bern as a contract employee for five years. Her volunteer work includes the Merci Clinic in New Bern, NC as an LPN-2, volunteering for the Art to Heart therapeutic art classes with the Clinic for Special Children and then for the Art in Focus therapeutic art classes at Focus Therapy Services, Inc.



Simon Spalding, Director

Simon is a musician, educator, and historian who has lived and worked in New Bern since 1998. A California native, Simon graduated from the University of California at Berkeley in 1978 with his BA in Music. While at Berkeley, he studied Ethnomusicology, Anthropology, and History. Simon has worked as Living History Programs Manager at Tryon Palace Historic Sites & Gardens in New Bern, NC 1998-2003. He continues to work at the palace as well as other North Carolina museums as a presenter, teacher and performer. Simon enjoys performing with local groups and in the pit orchestras of local musicals including Grease, Whiskey Flats and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Simon also directs the teaching studio of Fullers Music in New Bern, and served as a teacher at the Montessori Children's School in Jacksonville and was the Associate Music Director at Centenary United Methodist Church.



Tandy Hale, Director

Tandy has worked extensively with the military and their families for seven years, creating and implementing developmentally appropriate curriculum and recreational activities for a year round youth program as well as providing care for youth to support military missions. She is a certified K-12 Art teacher licensed in the state of Missouri. Tandy received her Bachelors of Education degree with an international studies minor from the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, Missouri. She is currently in a graduate program working on a master's degree in art therapy and counseling at St. Mary of the Woods College, Terre Haute, Indiana. Tandy moved to New Bern, North Carolina in 2011 with her husband and daughters from a rural suburb of Kansas City. Tandy has volunteered at Focus Therapy Services, Inc., since 2011. Prior to working in education, Tandy operated as a quality control manager and graphics designer for a newspaper in Joplin Missouri while obtaining undergraduate credits from Missouri Southern State University. Tandy has also studied abroad in seven countries, and worked as a teacher's assistant at Blackpool High School, in Blackpool, England.