Meet Your Dedicated Team
At Forbes AAC, we recognize the value of having individual points of contact while working through the process of procuring an AAC device. We believe it is critical to connect you with a team that specializes in your local region. For this reason, we have teams of Assistive Technology Specialists and Funding Coordinators to manage specific geographic regions of the country.
Kelly Bowers, COTA/L - Assistive Technology Specialist
Kelly is an assistive technology specialist with a background in occupational therapy. She received an undergraduate degree in Occupational Therapy from North Central State College in Mansfield, Ohio. Her past experience is in trauma, burn, and stroke ICU with special focus on TBI and SCI. She served as a member of the spinal cord injury treatment and education team for patients, families and staff at a large Level I trauma center in Columbus, Ohio.
Kelly is passionate about providing communication tools that empower her clients with the opportunities they deserve to effectively communicate needs as well as to develop and maintain meaningful relationships. She joined the Forbes AAC team in 2017 and is grateful to work with a supportive, client-centered team.
When not working, Kelly and her husband Tyler enjoy spending their time traveling, cooking, gardening, and entertaining guests in their home.
If you are interested in products or services, you can reach Andrea by phone or email:
Michelle Simpson - Funding Specialist
Michelle joined recently joined the Forbes AAC team in 2018. As a Funding Specialist, she works closely with caregivers, Speech-Language Pathologists, and other team members to get clients the equipment they need. Michelle is experienced in procuring funding throughout various regions of the country; she is an expert in processing authorizations and claims for Medicaid, managed care plans, private insurances and waiver programs.
Michelle and Kelly work together to ensure that their clients get the AAC devices and accessories they need, as efficiently as possible.
If you have any questions about funding or eligibility, you can reach Michelle by phone or email:
Phone 419.589.7688 ext 210