Mailing Address

Main Office

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

About Us


Board of Directors

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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.

Our Staff

Nancy Happ, OTR/L - President/Executive Director
Occupational Therapist Registered/Licensed

Nancy is an Occupational Therapist and the Executive Director and Clinical Supervisor for Occupational, Speech, and Music Therapy. She has worked as an Art Teacher with both regular education students and children with special needs. She received her BA in Art Education from the University of Wisconsin (1980), and a BS in Occupational Therapy (1988) from Mount Mary College, Milwaukee WI. Nancy is also a certified Interactive Metronome and Therapeutic Listening instructor.

Rick Happ - Vice President

Connie Carlton, CCC-SLP
Speech Pathologist

Connie earned her bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from the University of Maryland in College Park. She earned a master's degree in Elementary Education from Hood College, in Frederick Maryland, and a second master's in Communication Disorders from the State University of New York at New Paltz. In 2000, Connie moved to their family farm in North Carolina, where she started a farm based speech and language therapy practice focusing on animal assisted therapy. Connie received training in Rhythmic Entrainment Intervention (REI) which is used in treatment for children with autism, ADHD and post traumatic stress disorder.

Anna Leonard, OTR/L
Occupational Therapist Registered/Licensed

Born and raised in St. Paul, Minnesota, Anna attended the University of Minnesota before completing her bachelor's degree in Occupational Therapy at the College of St. Catherine. She has worked as an Occupational Therapist for Focus Therapy Services, Inc. since 2009. Having provided OT services primarily in the hospital setting, Anna has treated children and adults with a variety of physical and mental impairments, and now specializes in treating autistic children.

Lisa Walters, COTA/L
Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant

Born and raised in Greenville, North Carolina, Lisa attended school at Pitt Community College and received her Associates of Applied Science as an Occupational Therapy Assistant. While in school, Lisa helped develop and teach a dance/movement class for children with special needs. She has worked for Focus Therapy services since 2012, in the New Bern and Bayboro Offices.

Mary Withington, MT-BC
Music Therapist Board Certified

Mary is a Music Therapist-Board Certified (MT-BC) and graduated from the University of Georgia in Athens with a bachelor's degree in Music Therapy. Mary has taken KinderMusik and Music & Movement training and is a qualified national instructor in both areas. She has over twenty years experience in the field, has recently been trained in Neurological Music Therapy Techniques, and now specializes in working with children who are developmentally delayed, autistic, and orthopedically handicapped.

Tandy Hale, K-12 Art Teacher

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.