Shea Beshara (center), M.S., OTR/L, founder and director
Shea is a nationally registered and state licensed occupational therapist with 8+ years experience in pediatric OT. She graduated from LSU with a degree in Kinesiology and then received a Masters Degree in Occupational Therapy from LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. Shea received the 'Outstanding Student' award in her graduating class, being recognized for her academic achievements and passion for the occupational therapy profession.
Shea has worked with children birth through 18 years with a variety of diagnoses and delays. Common diagnoses that she evaluates and treats include autism, sensory processing disorder, feeding delays and difficulties, developmental delay, dysgraphia, ADHD, and Downs syndrome. Shea works closely with BOOST Kids' newest occupational therapists as they evaluate and treat our clients.
Shea has a certification in Integrated Listening Systems, the Safe & Sound Protocol, children's yoga instruction through Kidding Around Yoga, and the AEIOU Systematic Approach to Pediatric Feeding (see details for each on the site links above). She is also a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association and Alabama Occupational Therapy Association.
Shea loves meeting families and helping caregivers best understand their children's needs. She is thrilled to be making an impact in the Birmingham community through BOOST Kids!
Shea married her husband, Brian Beshara, in 2016. They have 2 children with a 3rd on the way!
Chelsey Seagren, OTD, OTR/L
Chelsey joined the BOOST Kids team in November of 2020. She is originally from Franklin, TN (only a few miles south of Nashville). Chelsey fell in love with the career of occupational therapy at an early age, and her personal mission is to promote physical, emotional, spiritual, and occupational wellness by empowering the children and families. Additionally, she is passionate about promoting feeding across the lifespan and has experience working with children with oral motor delays, sensory processing challenges, behavioral barriers, and combinations of the previously mentioned factors to expand their dietary repertoire.
Chelsey earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Harding University, during which time she spent her summers as a full-time caretaker for a family with twins on the Autism spectrum. After graduating from Harding, Chelsey and her husband moved to Wuhan, China, to teach English for one year before returning to her home state of Tennessee to pursue their graduate degrees. She earned her Occupational Therapy Doctorate from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, after which she worked in an outpatient pediatric setting in the DC Metro area before moving to Birmingham in the fall of 2020.
Chelsey believes in the importance of providing a positive and supportive environment for children to learn and grow, which is why she is so excited to be joining BOOST Kids! She has a certification in Therapeutic Listening.
When not at work, Chelsey enjoys running, yoga, experimenting in the kitchen, reading, volunteering, traveling, and above all, spending time with her family and friends.
Samantha Mino, M.S., OTR/L
Samantha is originally from Augusta, Georgia, where she graduated from Augusta University with a Bachelor's degree in Biology in 2015. She continued her education at AU, earning a Master's degree in Occupational Therapy in 2017.
She has worked with kids from all age groups in a variety of settings, including outpatient clinics, school systems, and home health. She has training in sensory feeding, reflex integration, and in the Handwriting Without Tears program. She is very passionate about the field of OT, especially the opportunity to empower children to be independent at home and at school. Beyond working with kids, she loves helping families learn more about how they can be advocates for their children.
When she is not at work, Sam enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, traveling, finding the best pizza spots, and attending sporting events (go Braves and go Dawgs!). She married her husband Quinton in 2021.
Samantha joined the BOOST Kids team in March 2021.