About
E-Therapy

Experts in Teletherapy for PreK-12 Schools

Your Students. Our Focus.

Experts in Teletherapy for PreK-12 Schools

E-Therapy is the leading tele-therapy company focused on providing Direct Service to students with special needs across schools in the United States. Over the past 15 years, E-Therapy has upended the delivery of speech, language, occupational, and physical therapy, along with counseling, mental health services, and psycho-educational evaluations for schools nationwide by emphasizing an innovative and creative approach that delivers fresh, engaging sessions to children using streaming video technology.

Listed on CIO’s Most Promising Education Technology Solution Companies of 2021, E-Therapy has received a variety of acknowledgments, including founder Diana Parafiniuk receiving the Women Leaders of Arizona in 2022.

Our
Mission

E-Therapy’s visionary and innovative passion to serve, coupled with its best-in-class technology, brings excellence to your exceptional educational program, allowing your students to thrive.

Our
Promise

Your Students are Our Focus!
E-Therapy is dedicated to engaging students on every level of their teletherapy experience.

Our
Essence

E-Therapy believes the foundation of success lies within finding the spark and determination that drives students to engage in the learning process on the deepest level.

Our
Culture

At E-Therapy, we operate with expertise, innovation, inclusivity, and impact. Think of it as related services, reimagined.

15 Years of Innovation and Impact

We are proud to be recognized as leading specialists in therapist staffing and as foremost providers of comprehensive telepractice solutions in related services and mental health.

Our dedicated in-house team of over 60 full-time employees support more than 700 full-time and part-time therapists who serve our incredible education partners across the country. 

Thanks to the support from ASHA and several key partners, we have grown from a pioneering teletherapy company to a versatile therapy staffing company with our proprietary electronic therapy platform.

Significant Milestones Over the Years:

  • Broadened reach from specialized areas like the Navajo Reservation to PreK-12 schools nationwide.
  • Recognized as innovators in electronic therapy and telepractice solutions.
  • Evolved our therapist management platform for diverse service modes to support remote, hybrid, and on-site therapy.
  • Enhanced offerings with Mental Health Services and Professional Development for school communities.
  • Scaled our services, consistently ensuring personalized support for every education partner.

Tailored Services for Diverse Needs

Our company is dedicated to meet the specific needs of each school we partner with. Whether it’s bustling urban centers or serene rural locales, we ensure every student has access to the therapy they need, exactly where they need it. Our team of therapist staffing experts are dedicated to providing comprehensive fully managed therapy services, enhancing educational and developmental outcomes for everyone.

Join Our Journey

Are you interested in learning more about how E-Therapy can support your district or school organization? Contact us today to explore our wide range of services and experience the E-Therapy difference firsthand.

Our Team

Meet Our Leadership

Liz Stafford Ajello

Chief Executive Officer

Kevin Ziesemer

VP Finance and Operations

Punit Raizada

Chief Information Officer

Robyn Ewing

VP of Marketing

Jennifer Martin

VP of Staffing Operations

Mary Liz

Director of Operations

Sam Elizondo

VP of Sales

Megan Magee

Director of Account Management

Join the Team

We’re continually hiring and always on the lookout for talented SLPs, PTs, OTs, and mental health professionals. Join our team of therapists today!

Liz Stafford Ajello

Liz Stafford Ajello, a results-driven executive, blends over 20 years of expertise in the healthcare and education sectors to drive growth and operational excellence. With a career highlighted by her ability to foster team-centric environments and leverage strategic initiatives, Liz stands out for her commitment to maximizing results and expanding services. As a consultant, she partners with healthcare and education companies to spearhead revenue growth, operational enhancements, and strategic acquisitions, reflecting her capacity for visionary leadership and strategic planning. Previously, as President of HealthPRO Pediatrics, LLC, Liz was pivotal in elevating the company’s revenue from $1.5M to over $70M, demonstrating her skill in achieving organic growth and executing strategic acquisitions. Her leadership expanded the Pediatric Portfolio significantly, showcasing her expertise in operational standardization and recruitment methodology. Liz’s tenure at HGI Healthcare as CEO and Co-Founder further exemplifies her strategic foresight and dedication to culture and growth, successfully managing a national healthcare staffing company specializing in allied health recruitment. Liz holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a focus on Healthcare Administration from Appalachian State University. Her professional journey is marked by strategic innovation, a commitment to efficiency, and a passion for driving change in healthcare and education. Liz’s dynamic approach to leadership, combined with her specialization in strategic and collaborative initiatives, positions her as a forward-thinking executive dedicated to excellence and innovation.

Kevin Ziesemer

As CFO, Kevin Zeisemer combines his passion for leadership, strategy, and finance to drive strategic financial decision-making and operational efficiency in top-performing firms. He has a track record of reducing costs, improving procedures, growing revenues, and maximizing ROI. Throughout his career, Kevin has led M&A integrations, FP&A analysis, and substantial revenue expansion in various professional service firms. He has experience across various industries, including healthcare, consumer package goods, manufacturing, information technology, industrial goods, financial services, and non-profit. Kevin has held leadership roles at Risk Investor Advisor (Private Wealth) and Boston Consulting Group. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Illinois and an MBA from DePaul University.

Punit Raizada

Punit Raizada is a seasoned executive with 20-plus years of experience in software product development and leading technology organizations. Punit serves as the Chief Information Officer of E-Therapy. Before E-Therapy, he led technology and product development teams at Lingraphica and Scanbuy, Inc. He has a Master in Computer Science from New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) and a B.Tech in Electronics from Shivaji University in India. Punit is passionate about leveraging technology for positive change in healthcare and is committed to driving innovation in our products.

Robyn Ewing

Robyn Ewing is an experienced and results-driven professional, serving as the Sr. Director of Marketing at E-Therapy. With over 20 years of experience in the education and franchise industries, she possesses a unique blend of skills and expertise in information technology operations and marketing. She is highly organized, performance-focused and excels in leading cross-functional teams, solving complex problems, and developing and delivering effective programs. With a strong background in integrated and digital marketing, and a data-driven approach, she is responsible for the overall success of the brand. Robyn’s passion for the education industry and her unwavering commitment to achieving the best possible outcomes for students and their families, makes her an invaluable asset to the E-Therapy team.

Jennifer Martin

With over 20 years of dedicated experience in supporting children, Jennifer Martin adds immense value to E-Therapy as a Bilingual Speech-Language Pathologist. Prior to E-Therapy, she held the role of Director of Teletherapy for a significant staffing firm for five years, deepening her insights on optimizing support for school partners and clinicians. Now at E-Therapy, Jennifer collaborates with each division to streamline processes in an evolving educational landscape. With a steadfast focus on student success as her guiding light, she passionately elevates E-Therapy’s mission, ensuring meaningful outcomes on a broader scale.

Mary Liz

As Director of Operations at E-Therapy, Mary Liz Renick is responsible for overseeing and coordinating the day-to-day operations of the organization. Mary plays a key role in managing and supervising staff, developing and implementing policies and procedures, and ensuring that the services provided to students are of the highest quality. She works closely with E-Therapy’s schools and staff to ensure that they have the resources and support they need to effectively serve students with special needs. Additionally, Mary plays a key role in the strategic planning and long-term growth of the organization, and works to continuously improve the services and support provided to students and their families. With her background in Child Psychology, she brings a unique perspective and understanding to her role, and is dedicated to helping students achieve their full potential and reach their goals.

Sam Elizondo

Sam Elizondo is a seasoned professional with a rich background in education, serving as the Vice President for Sales at E-Therapy. Holding a B.A. in Psychology from Texas A&M at Corpus Christi, Sam brings over 16 years of experience in higher education, focusing on special education in K-12 school districts. His expertise has expanded through a two-year engagement in the staffing industry, where he refined his strategic approach to talent management and organizational growth. Sam’s commitment to the mission of E-Therapy is mirrored in his personal life, where he and his wife, a School Counselor at Leander ISD, raise their two children in Texas. His leadership at E-Therapy is marked by a deep understanding of the educational landscape and a passion for leveraging teletherapy to enrich students’ lives.

Megan Magee

Megan Magee, with a background in education and speech pathology, serves as the Director of Account Management at E-Therapy. Her 18-year career in education includes 14 years specifically in teletherapy. Starting as a Teletherapy Trainer and eSMART Account Manager at E-Therapy, she rose through various leadership roles to her current position. Megan’s hands-on approach has enabled her to support and train schools, therapists, and teachers nationwide on the essentials of teletherapy. Her passion for problem-solving and unwavering commitment to special education reflects in her ability to ensure seamless teletherapy services. Megan’s innovative and empathetic leadership makes her an integral part of E-Therapy, championing therapy without boundaries.

Derek Vogel

Derek Vogel is a highly experienced and results-driven leader, currently serving as the Chief Executive Officer of E-Therapy. With over 15 years of experience in executive leadership, he has a proven track record of driving business growth and success. He is skilled in business development, organizational strategy, and employee engagement and has a reputation for designing effective strategies that have consistently yielded significant increases in revenue and cost savings. He has successfully managed businesses ranging from $10M to $100M+ in annual revenue, and has experience in leading organizations through post-acquisition integration processes. Prior to joining E-Therapy, Derek was the President of AMN Healthcare’s Education Healthcare Staffing business, where he provided on-site and virtual solutions for students in need of therapy services. He is known for mentoring and developing his team members and inspiring a sense of pride and ownership in the collective success of the organization.