About Us

Our Story

Mike and Lorie Lentz have always believed that every child deserves a safe, encouraging, and FUN place to grow. A place where children, parents, teachers, and therapists could work together to achieve extraordinary goals. Determined to meet the needs of every child, Mike and Lorie opened PlayWorks in January 2005.

PlayWorks has grown from one initial occupational therapy client with “Mr. Mike” – to include our professionally staffed preschool and free-standing therapy clinics in Morgantown and Fairmont, West Virginia.  PlayWorks Therapies offer occupational, physical, and speech therapies to individuals of all ages and abilities. PlayWorks Preschool has nurtured thousands of children over the years while preparing them for kindergarten and school life.

In our community, PlayWorks is proud to serve as the West Virginia Chair for Variety the Children’s Charity’s “My Bike, My Stroller, and My Voice” Programs. These Variety programs distribute adaptive bikes, adaptive strollers, and communication devices to special needs children completely free of charge. Since partnering with Variety in 2014, PlayWorks has helped facilitate delivery of over 300 bikes, strollers, and communication devices to grateful children and families in West Virginia.

Trusting PlayWorks to be a small part of your child or loved-one’s life is an awesome responsibility that we value above all. Mike and Lorie guarantee that your child, loved-one, and family will always be treated with honesty, kindness, and respect by everyone at PlayWorks. Although our facilities and PlayWorks’ family have grown exponentially over the years, the simple belief that “Every child deserves a safe, encouraging, and most importantly FUN place to grow” will always remain our guiding principle.

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Mike and Lorie

MEET OUR TEACHERS

Professional Teachers

Hands-On Learning from Professional Teachers and Staff

Lorie Lentz

Owner, Lead Teacher

Jessica Webber

Director, Lead Teacher

Raine Logan

Teacher

Colleen Tuttle

Teacher

Brooke McDonald

Assistant Teacher

Brooke Gaunt

Assistant Teacher

Karey Colflesh

Assistant Cook

Emily Butcher

Assistant Teacher

MEET OUR THERAPISTS

Licensed Therapists

Professional therapists working together to impact our clients' daily lives...

DPT

Chelsey E.

DPT

Holly F.

OTR/L

McKenzie A.

MS, CCC-SLP

Megan B.

MS, CCC-SLP

Seneca S.

OTR/L

Stephanie D.

PTA

Haley Moats

SLP, CCC

Amber Scheufele

SLP

Chelsey Smith

OTR/L

Emily McCarthy

OTR/L

Avery Santella

Adreona Tichenor
SLP

Adreona Tichenor

DPT

Chelsey E.

Chelsey graduated from West Virginia University where she received her Master’s degree in Speech Pathology. She also completed her Bachelor’s in Communication Sciences and Disorders with minors in Infants & Toddlers and English at West Virginia University. During her graduate schooling, Chelsey gained experience in a variety of different settings and with a variety of populations. She is passionate about early language intervention and providing functional means of communication for her clients.

DPT

Holly F.

Holly began her career at PlayWorks upon graduating from the West Virginia University Doctor of Physical Therapy program. She additionally received her Bachelor’s degree from WVU with a degree in Exercise Physiology, an emphasis in Aquatic Therapy, and a minor in Disability Studies.  She enjoys treating clients of all ages and diagnoses and has a specialized interest in infant development and the treatment of torticollis and gross motor milestone achievement.

OTR/L

McKenzie A.

McKenzie graduated from West Virginia University in 2017 with her Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy. She joined the PlayWorks team in July 2019 after previously working in skilled nursing and home health.  Throughout her schooling, she found her primary interest in pediatrics and is thrilled to be working in a setting in which she can work with this population.

MS, CCC-SLP

Megan B.

Megan joined the PlayWorks team in 2015, after graduating from West Virginia University with her Master’s degree in Speech Pathology.  She is passionate about providing Augmentative and Alternative Communication services and treating language and social delays in children with Autism. She has a special interest in treating children with speech sound disorders and apraxia of speech.  Megan is an energetic and outgoing clinician who tailors her therapy sessions to meet the unique needs of each client

MS, CCC-SLP

Seneca S.

Seneca graduated with her Master’s degree in Speech Pathology from West Virginia University in 2015. She has worked for 5 years in different settings, with both children and adults, and joined the PlayWorks Staff in 2020. She is passionate about helping her clients reach their highest potential in terms of language, speech, and socialization and helping parents find the best means of communication for their children. She loves getting to know her clients personally and utilizing play-based therapy.

OTR/L

Stephanie D.

Stephanie has been working with PlayWorks since her licensure in 2013. She is a graduate of Saint Francis University and also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from West Virginia Wesleyan College. She specializes in pediatric OT, including Sensory Integration as it relates to task completion as well as use of the Handwriting Without Tears program to improve handwriting performance. With a background in ABA Discrete Trial Therapy, Stephanie provides a well-balanced Client-centered approach to therapy working toward short and long-term goals for Clients of all ages and abilities.

PTA

Haley Moats

Haley graduated from California University of Pennsylvania in 2021, where she received her Associate’s degree of Physical Therapy. Following graduation, she worked a school year in an Autistic Support Classroom as a paraprofessional. This is where her passion working with pediatrics as well as individuals with intellectual disabilities began. Haley joined Playworks as a PTA in August 2022, bringing a positive attitude to our team. She enjoys working with patient’s across the lifespan to develop, grow, and reach milestones to impact their quality of life.

SLP, CCC

Amber Scheufele

SLP

Chelsey Smith

Chelsey graduated from West Virginia University where she received her Master’s degree in Speech Pathology. She also completed her Bachelor’s in Communication Sciences and Disorders with minors in Infants & Toddlers and English at West Virginia University. During her graduate schooling, Chelsey gained experience in a variety of different settings and with a variety of populations. She is passionate about early language intervention and providing functional means of communication for her clients.

OTR/L

Emily McCarthy

Emily graduated from West Virginia University with a Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy and Bachelor Degree of Arts in Human Performance and Health. During her graduate schooling, Emily gained experience in multiple settings including the hospital, a skilled nursing facility, and an outpatient pediatric clinic. Emily is passionate about helping her clients grow to their full potential and provide the best care possible.

OTR/L

Avery Santella

Avery graduated from West Virginia University with a Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy in 2022. Although from Pittsburgh, PA, Avery decided to stay in Morgantown after graduating to pursue her passion in pediatric occupational therapy and joined the PlayWorks team in June 2022. Avery is committed to helping her clients reach their fullest potential and impact lives through her practice as an occupational therapist.

SLP

Adreona Tichenor

Adreona graduated from West Virginia University with a Master’s in Speech-Language Pathology in 2022. She also completed her Bachelor’s in Communication Sciences and Disorders with a double minor in Psychology and Communication Studies. During her school rotations, she gained experience working with both children and adults in acute care, outpatient clinics, and the school system settings. Adreona enjoys working with patients of all ages and is excited to work in a setting that allows her to help patients across the lifespan achieve functional communication.

Testimonials

My son goes to PlayWorks for physical, occupational, and speech therapies. We cannot say enough great things about them! He is making great progress, his therapists are amazing, and Mr. Mike is so nice! I couldn’t imagine our little guy going anywhere else!

Autumn W

Mother

We had an amazing experience with Holly at Playworks. She gave us the tools we needed to help our newborn with her head and neck problems. Our baby girl officially “graduated” tonight and we are so pleased. Thanks to Holly for being so caring and patient and making all of this so much easier for our family. Highly recommend.

Jenny M.

Mother

The PlayWorks staff is absolutely amazing! We love them all. They are not just therapists; they’re like a second family.

Tiffany R.

Mother

The Playworksstaff have given my child more than therapy, they have given us hope for his future. I have been with Playworks for over 12 years. I would never go anywhere else, they treat us like we are family. My son is who he is today because of all of the wonderful staff at Playworks.

Jessica S.

Mother

Ryker has been going to PlayWorks for several years and he really enjoys it! All the therapists know how to make it fun and incorporate his interests. I don’t think he realizes just how much work he is doing!

Amber S.

Mother

Child Development Center
PreSchool Enrollment
4783 Dents Run Boulevard
Morgantown, WV 26501
304.225.7529

Playworks Corporate Office
Therapy Referrals and Billing
6 Edwin Street
Morgantown, WV 26501
304.292.0173

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Mountaineer Mall Clinic
5000 Greenbag Road
Morgantown, WV 26501
304.291.5661

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Fairmont Clinic
1712 Locust Ave
Fairmont, WV 26554
681.404.6900

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