HELPING KIDS EVERYWHERE REACH THEIR TRUE POTENTIAL

Each child has the potential to change the world and deserves the chance to shine their brightest. Every Kid Rocks helps those that need a boost to reach their true potential by helping them receive time limited speech, physical, and occupational therapy. We work with schools directly and provide them funds to contract local providers in the community to help these children in need. Every Kid Rocks also helps train educators to identify those children who may be a fit for services that would currently not be identified or helped based on the lack of resources available to most schools today

Dr. Richard Shuster

Dr. Richard Shuster

Our Founder/President

Dr. Richard Shuster is a licensed clinical psychologist and the host of The Daily Helping with Dr. Richard Shuster: Food for the Brain, Knowledge from the experts, Tools to Win at Life® which is regularly downloaded in over 70 countries. On his podcast, Dr. Shuster’s guests educate and inspire listeners through their stories, expertise, and passion for helping make a difference in the lives of others. His mission is to make the world a better place. His show’s growing movement strives to get a million people each day to commit acts of kindness for others and post it on their social media using #mydailyhelping®. A sought after media expert, Dr. Shuster’s clinical expertise and podcast have been featured in such publications as The Huffington Post, Men’s Health, Women’s Health, Inc., Real Simple, NBCNews.com, Cosmopolitan, Glassdoor.com, Reader’s Digest, and others. He has subspecialized training in forensic and neuropsychology and extensive experience working with physically and sexually abused children.

Emily Shuster

Emily Shuster

Treasurer

Emily Shuster is a pediatric Occupational Therapist with advanced training providing clinical interventions including aquatic therapy, hand therapy, hippotherapy, inpatient hospital rehabilitation, as well as home and school interventions. She has extensive experience working with Autism Spectrum Disorder, developmental delays, Cerebral Palsy, Sensory Processing Disorder, Down Syndrome, Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, and motor delays. Ms. Shuster strives for a family-centric approach to treatment in order to maximize results.

Leslie Sheppard

Leslie Sheppard

Secretary

Leslie Sheppard has served in public Special Education for over two decades. She is currently in her 21st year teaching in a Self-Contained Cross-Categorical Special Education classroom. Over the years the environment has included many types of students with developmental delays including Autism, ADD, ADHD, Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, Intellectual Disabilities and those considered Medically Fragile among others. She is considered a pioneer, by her peers, in research and execution of strategies that produce a positive, measurable impact on students and their families. In 2017 Ms. Sheppard was nominated for her 3rd time and was elected Teacher of the Year for her school.

Amy Reynolds

Amy Reynolds

Board Member

Amy Reynolds is a pediatric Occupational Therapist with experience working with children with various diagnoses including Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, Mitochondrial Disorder, Sensory Processing Disorder, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Traumatic Brain Injury and developmental and motor delays. She Since 2015, Ms. Reynolds has focused solely on pediatrics specializing in developing and implementing strategies to address fine motor skills/handwriting deficits, behaviors, sensory diet plans, visual motor skills, and overall developmental delays.  She also holds certifications in Handwriting Without Tears, Therapeutic Listening, and Rhythmic Movement Training and Reflex Integration.

Rachelle Carmel

Rachelle Carmel

Board Member

Rachelle Carmel is a Wealth Planner with SunTrust Private Wealth Management.  She offers clients more than 17 years of comprehensive wealth management experience, specializing in personal financial planning (retirement, cash flow, tax, risk management investments, and estate planning) services to clients. Ms. Carmel has earned the professional designations of CFP® and CRPC®.  She obtained her JD degree from Georgia State University College of Law and her Bachelors degree from the University of Georgia. She serves on the Board of Ethics for the City of Dunwoody as well as the Board of Ethics for the CFP®.

Nicole Bryan

Nicole Bryan

Board Member

Nicole Bryan is the founder and president of Growth MindED consultants. Ms. Bryan works with educational organizations and school districts to provide teacher and leadership development, program evaluation and feedback as well as strategic visioning and planning support. Ms. Bryan believes that effective teachers and leaders are the key drivers to student success and that for students to learn at the highest levels possible they need teachers and leaders who are highly equipped to meet their diverse needs.