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Thom Westfield Infant Toddler Services

209 Root Rd., Westfield, MA  01085

Contact information:
Phone: (413) 568-3942
Fax: (413) 568-5983
Email: pkuzmeski@thomchild.org
Patricia Kuzmeski, Director

Hours Of Operation:
8:00 - 5:00

Staff

  • Counselors
  • Early Childhood Educators
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Physical Therapists
  • Speech and Language Pathologists
  • Behavioral Specialist
  • Social Workers
  • SCERTS Specialists
  • Certified Parent Infant Massage Therapists
  • Nutritionist/Registered Dietitian
  • Parent Liaison
  • Registered Nurses
  • Applied Behavioral Analyst Specialists
  • Teacher Assistants

Meet the Staff

Thom Westfield Infant Toddler Services (WITS) is in the business of helping children and their families achieve their goals. We recognize that our success depends on the skills and experience of the people who work for us. Thom Westfield Infant Toddler employs over 70 full and part-time staff members: teachers, counselors, nurses, social workers and therapists, many of them fluent in Spanish, Russian, Ukrainian and Sign Language.

Meet some of our dedicated staff:



Barb has worked at Thom WITS as parent liaison for twenty years. Her involvement with Early Intervention began after her son, now 36, was enrolled in the program. Barb’s work at Thom WITS includes being a transition specialist, resource coordinator and advisor to staff who are working on Early Intervention Specialist Certification just to name a few.

Courtney is a Speech and Language Pathologist who has worked at Thom WITS for Fifteen years. She has a special interest in working with children who have childhood apraxia of speech, oral motor and/or feeding difficulties. Courtney and other members of the Thom WITS team are also working hard to improve outcomes for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Courtney is also trained in the SCERTS model. SCERTS focuses on building competence in Social Communication, Emotion Regulation and Transactional Support for children with moderate to severe Speech and Language delays. Courtney is also our Clinical Coordinator.

Marion has been an Early Intervention Social Worker for twenty one years. Prior to Early Intervention she worked as an Outreach Therapist for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. In her spare time, Marion composed an “EI Theme Song” which Thom WITS staff members have been known, on occasion, to perform. Marion is also a Team Leader.

Melissa hails originally from Oklahoma. She has worked as an Early Intervention Occupational Therapist in both Massachusetts and Arizona and has been with WITS for the past fifteen years. Prior to working in Early Intervention, Melissa worked with adults who were recovering from Stroke and as a Pediatric Mental Health Counselor. Her areas of special interest include feeding, motor development and prematurity. She is also the proud mom of three very busy girls. Melissa is also a Team Leader.