Welcome to Bloom

Meet Marlene Plummer.

Marlene graduated from Indiana University in 1998 with a B.A. in Speech and Hearing Sciences. In 2000, she completed an M.S. in Communicative Disorders from Jackson State University where she was the first recipient of the Outstanding Clinician Award.  Marlene has experience with speech and language disorders, hearing loss, and feeding disorders in a variety of settings which include schools, First Steps, inpatient and outpatient hospital care, NICU and private practice.  She has also completed courses in pediatric feeding and myofascial release.

Marlene grew up near Bloomington in Solsberry and loves being able to work with families in this area.

Fun Fact: Marlene grew up on a Christmas tree farm in Greene County; her family still sells trees.

Marlene
Ashleigh

Meet Ashleigh Cummings.

Ashleigh is a registered Occupational Therapist who has been practicing in pediatrics since 2003.  She has practiced in various settings including outpatient rehab, First Steps (home based Early Intervention), school systems and NICU and has experience working with children from infant to adolescence. Ashleigh has several “tools” in her toolbox that facilitate successful outcomes for the pediatric population. Her specialized training includes infant feeding, myofascial release, visual motor/perception and sensory integration, though she is equipped to provide services outside of those specialties. Ashleigh is the mother of 2 beautiful girls who keep her on her toes.  She has a great love for the good Lord and a good cup of coffee and truly believes that those 2 things combined keep her alive and sane.

Meet Renee Bemis.

Renee is a certified occupational therapy assistant. She graduated from Brown Mackie college in 2014. Renee has worked in outpatient clinics for the last 5 years. Renee has experience with children with social/emotional difficulties, sensory processing, picky eating, oral motor/feeding. Renee is motivated to help kids explore sensory processing with regards to integration and regulation that can help them be successful in everyday life. Renee has taken continuing education courses on picky eating and oral motor/feeding issues. Renee strives to learn more though attending continuing education courses to better serve children and families.

Renee spends her free time raising her sweet and wild little boy. She and her husband enjoy their work in church music ministry where they often sing together.

 

Renee Bemis


Abbey Barker

Meet Abbey Barker.

Abbey graduated from Indiana University in 2017 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and continued her education at IU, graduating with a Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology in May of 2019. Abbey has experience in both pediatric outpatient and school settings and is looking forward to starting her career as a speech language pathologist at Bloom Pediatric Therapy. Abbey has attended courses on Social Improv and Pediatric Swallowing/Feeding. She hopes to continue learning and growing by attending more courses in the future and by learning from the children she works with daily.

Abbey grew up in Bloomington and is happy she gets to continue working close to home. In the summer, Abbey loves spending time outside golfing or skateboarding on the B-line Trail. When it gets cold, she will stay indoors doing puzzles or playing board games with her friends and family.

Meet Kelli Usrey.

Kelli graduated from Bloomfield High School in 1976. Kelli’s family operated a meatpacking plant in Bloomfield for over 50 years until her parents’ retirement. The business spanned 4 generations from her grandparents, her parents, Kelli, and her two children, Adam and Laci.

Kelli joined Bloom as the office manager in October 2018. Prior to coming to Bloom, she served 30 years as superintendent’s executive secretary at Bloomfield School District. Kelli has always loved working around children. Babysitting as a young girl was her job, usually making 50 cents an hour!

In Kelli’s free time she enjoys spending time with family, which includes her mother, who is 87 years young, husband Mark, and her six granddaughters and one grandson.

Jesus, coffee, baby snuggles, and big kid hugs are what makes her love for her job grow every day!

Kelli Usrey