Meet Our Administrators
Our Huntsville location was originally part of Professional Speech Services of Alabama and officially became Child’sPlay in 2009. Like all of our offices, you will find a colorful, inviting environment that reflects our tagline well, “Move…Talk…Play…Learn.” Our Huntsville office has the perfect personal touch that we hope makes all of our parents and children feel comfortable and welcome.
During your first visit, our Huntsville administrative staff will greet you and answer any questions you may have about your child’s appointment. If you need wheelchair/stroller access, please use our wheelchair-accessible entrance at the back of our building. For security purposes, this door remains locked, but just ring the bell and one of our ladies will welcome you in!
Parker Hall – Office Administrator
Parker Hall is an Office Administrator at our Huntsville clinic. Her background includes management, customer relations, and medical coding.
Parker has been on the other side of the desk, too. Her once NICU baby has been enrolled in the same services offered by Child’sPlay Therapy Center. Most things parents come across she has walked on or near the same path.
She strives to bring normalcy to what others view as different.
Swayze McDearman – Office Administrator/Therapist Aide
Swayze McDearman is an Office Administrator and a Therapist Aide at the Huntsville clinic. Swayze graduated from Mississippi State University with a degree in Educational Psychology.
She has previously worked in office administration and worked with children, which she especially enjoyed. In her free time, she enjoys skateboarding, painting, and hiking.
Beverly Mize – Therapy Aide
Beverly has been with Child’sPlay Therapy Center since it began in Huntsville in 2007. Beverly helps out with office administration and assists the therapists.
She graduated from Auburn University with a B.S. in the school of Education and a minor in Exercise Physiology. She and her husband have 2 grown sons and two wonderful grandchildren.
Katie Shelton –Administrative Team Lead
Katie Shelton is the Administrative Team Leader of our Huntsville staff. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services with a minor in Early Childhood Development from East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, TN. After graduating, she completed an Internship in Child Life at Mission Children’s Hospital in Asheville, NC. She has several years of experience working with children in various roles and settings such as in children’s case management, substitute teaching, and as a summer camp counselor.
She enjoys being active in the community, and over the last few years, she has volunteered with various Head Start agencies, hospice organizations, children’s hospitals, and children’s programs at her church.
Prior to moving to Huntsville with her husband in 2021, Katie worked at a pediatric medical office in several different roles in the front office. She also has several years of experience in sales and customer service as well as prior experience in management from working as a store manager at a boutique in her hometown.
Katie is passionate about serving and advocating for children and families in order to make a positive impact on those around her. She enjoys spending time with her husband, Heath, and their fur babies, Asher and Kai. She and her husband love traveling together, doing CrossFit, and attending various sporting events. Her hobbies include crafting and DIY projects, cooking, and spending time with family and friends.