Our Team

Brad Jones, OTR/L, c/NDT, Occupational Therapist, Owner/Director

Brad Jones received his degree in Occupational Therapy from Western Michigan University in 1993. The first 7 years of his career was spent working in a multi-disciplinary environment, with highly trained therapist’s representing all disciplines. He was provided the experience necessary to develop a more holistic approach to working with children. Brad completed an 8-week certification course in NDT (Neuro-Developmental Treatment), as well training and course work in the DIR/Floortime Model with Stanley Greenspan. Brad is also certified in Therapeutic Listening and has implemented this specialized program with numerous children. Brad has owned and operated Progressive Pediatrics, his own private practice in Northbrook, since 2002. Over the 20+ years of his career, he has had the pleasure and opportunity to serve hundreds of families and children with a wide variety of challenges; including, but not limited to, neurological, developmental, Autistic Spectrum, ADD/ADHD, and sensory processing & regulatory deficits.

Julie Conway, OTR/L, c/NDT, Occupational Therapist

Julie Conway is an occupational therapist. She received her degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Kansas. Julie began her career in the Chicago Public Schools in 1992. After staying with the schools for 4 years she moved to a clinical setting at City Kids, Inc in Chicago, and then later at Progressive Pediatrics in Northbrook. Julie completed the 8 week Neuro-Developmental Treatment (NDT) certification course in 1996. She is also experienced with working with children with sensory processing disorders, autism spectrum and related disorders. Julie enjoys working closely with families to help their child reach their maximum potential.

Tony Mazza, OTD, OTR/L, Occupational Therapist

Tony is a licensed occupational therapist and a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) as well as the Illinois Occupational Therapy Association (ILOTA). Tony earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration at Ohio State University and his Occupational Therapy Doctorate at Midwestern University. Tony has supported children and young adults with a range of abilities both privately and while working in schools.

Nicole Kovalevsky, OTD, OTR/L, Occupational Therapist

Nicole is an outpatient pediatric occupational therapist. After completing her bachelor degree in Health: Science, Society, and Policy at Brandeis University, Nicole received her Doctorate in Occupational Therapy from Rush University in Chicago, IL in 2021. Nicole is passionate about mindfulness-based pediatric practice. She completed her  capstone experience in the pediatric outpatient setting, where she applied her interest in mindfulness, yoga, meditation, and occupation.  As a practicing OT, she has worked with children across the life span, with diagnoses including autism, developmental delays, anxiety, and sensory processing disorder.