Meet the Team

The Children’s staff knows what it takes to rebuild the everyday skills that matter most. The rehabilitation team, along with the family and patient, design a therapeutic program that addresses the needs of the patient to reach their discharge goals. Every team member is trained in a multidisciplinary approach, one that allows numerous rehabilitation goals to be worked on at one time, resulting in better progress and a more comprehensive program.

Other disciplines may be included on the team based on the patient’s need, including our Assistive Technology Center and Orthotics and Prosthetics Program.

Joshua Vova, M.D.   
Medical Director
Pediatric Physiatrist
Children's Rehabilitation Associates 

Elizabeth Poplawski, D.O.
Pediatric Physiatrist
Children's Rehabilitation Associates

Shawna Arsenault, M.D.
Pediatric Physiatry Fellow
Children's Rehabilitation Associates

Andrea Miller, C.P.N.P.
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Children's Rehabilitation Associates 

Anna-Lisa Tarabicos, F.N.P.-B.C.
Family Nurse Practitioner
Children's Rehabilitation Associates

Lesli Woodall, P.A.-C
Physician Assistant
Children's Rehabilitation Associates 

Jawenia Doyley, R.N.
Nurse Coordinator
Children's Rehabilitation Associates

Melissa Nalder, R.N., B.S.N.
Nurse Coordinator
Children's Rehabilitation Associates 

Children's Rehabilitation Associates
Physician Practice
Fax: 404-785-3808


Susannah Kidwell, M.S., CCC-SLP
Clinical Director
Rehabilitation Services 

Lisa Richard, M.S.N., R.N.
Manager, Clinical Operations
Inpatient Rehabilitation

Els Van den Eynde, O.T.R/L, M.B.A., C.B.I.S.
Manager, Inpatient Rehabilitation

Jackie Hendon, T.R.S., C.B.I.S.
Manager, Rehabilitation Community Outreach

Carol Salmons, M.A., CCC-SLP
Manager, Outpatient Rehabilitation Satellites




Some physicians and affiliated healthcare professionals who perform services at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta are independent providers and are not hospital employees.

Providers in the Rehabilitation Program are active members of the Children's Professional Staff.