Administrative Staff

Kyle Gibson

Administrative Director

Kyle Gibson

Born and raised in Chicago, Kyle could not be prouder to be part of the PlayWorks Therapy, Inc. family. As the Administrative Director and Intake Coordinator, Kyle enjoys introducing new families to our services and welcoming them onboard. Getting to learn about the progress a child is making along the way, from the family’s first phone call to their graduation of therapy, he is always thrilled to know that the PlayWorks Therapy, Inc. team has made a difference in a child’s life.

Aimee Slaughter

Associate Billing Director

Aimee

Aimee has always been passionate about all things pediatric! She attended Medical Billing school in 2010 and has been in pediatric medical and therapy billing ever since. She even took some time getting certified as a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) and working with kids with autism doing Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy.

Aimee lived in Phoenix, Arizona most of her life, but has always loved the snow and changing seasons. With that being said, she decided to make the move to Chicago in 2018 with her little chihuahua mix, Maxene, to start a new adventure. She loves photography, and always has her camera in her hand.

Aimee loves to take on new challenges and help clients with whatever they may need, making their lives as easy as possible. She is excited to grow with PlayWorks Therapy, Inc. and is glad to be a part of the family!

Sara Rendall

Associate Director of Intake and Outreach

Sara

Sara is thrilled to be at PlayWorks Therapy, Inc., a new industry to add to her already diverse resume. Her background in theatre has proven to be a great resource for interacting with a variety of different people and situations over the years, including with an e-commerce retail company, as a project coordinator with a quality assurance company, and in the pharmacology industry.

She is the mom of a wonderful pre-teen son, who keeps her on her toes, and a house full of furry pets. She is looking forward to welcoming foster kids to the family soon! Outside of work, you can find Sara reading a book, playing Mario Cart with her son, or trying to convince her pets to snuggle with her.

Dani Koeck

Clinic Coordinator

Dani Koeck

Dani is the Clinic Coordinator and is excited to be a part of the PlayWorks Therapy team! Born in Minnesota and raised in Wisconsin, Dani has 16 years of experience working with children of all ages and their families, from being a long-term nanny to working at a daycare for 4 years. She is passionate about helping families through developmental challenges and concerns.

Dani received her Bachelors in Dance at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee and Masters in Dance/Movement Therapy and Counseling at Columbia College Chicago.

For her field placements at UWM, she facilitated creative movement classes with Pre-K and Kindergarten classes at the daycare she worked at, and with seniors in a memory care unit at a nursing home.

During graduate school, she had two internships. Her first internship, she worked as a dance/movement therapist and counselor at CJE with seniors who have Neurocognitive disorders. Dani’s second internship was with Anixter Center at New Focus, a day program for adults with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). While she wrote her thesis, she went on to complete a graduate certification in Laban Movement Analysis and became a Certified Laban Movement Analyst.

Dani enjoys anything and everything creative! She loves discovering new music, singing, choreographing for dance pieces and films when she can, doing pilates or yoga, rock climbing, gardening, and jewelry making.

Susan Wechsler

Billing Specialist

Insurance Officer

Susan earned her bachelor’s degree in Art History from the University of Michigan and her Master of Arts in Teaching from Loyola University Chicago. After teaching kindergarten and gifted children, the devoted mom took time off to raise her own three children.

Susan's focused, dedicated and thoughtful personality leads her to take on many roles. She gained business and administrative experience as the secretary and treasurer of RDR Productions, a 30-year-old corporate video production company based in Northbrook, Illinois, owned by her husband David. In addition to maintaining her duties at RDR Productions, she has been an ACE (American Council on Exercise) certified personal trainer and has run her own business, To Life Fitness, for the past 10 years. Susan, or as her husband has nicknamed her ‘Buff,' uses her sweet and encouraging ways, along with intense workouts such as interval training, to whip her clients into shape.

Her prior experience working in small business settings is critical to the success of PlayWorks Therapy, Inc., where Susan is responsible for administration and client billing. She finds joy in working closely with her daughter, Amy, and is thrilled to play an essential role in the continued growth of PlayWorks Therapy Inc.

Susan does not see herself slowing down anytime soon and plans to continue supporting all of the family businesses, and of course spending as much time as possible with her grandchildren. One thing is for sure though – her morning coffee is a must!

When the Detroit native finally takes a break from being the busy bee she is, you can find Susan cooking, gardening, reading, watching movies, or trying out the latest new gourmet restaurants in town.