C.J. Shiloh, MT-BC
C.J. (short for Christy Joy) is owner of Annapolis Music Therapy Services. She is a classically trained pianist with 20 years experience as a piano instructor. She earned a liberal arts music degree from Colorado State University in 2003, with concentrations in both music performance and music education. In 2014, CJ earned the MT-BC credentials after completing the Professional Studies Program for Music Therapy Certification Eligibility at Shenandoah University and 6 month internship at the Kennedy Krieger Institute. During her first year in private practice, she also worked part time at Kennedy Krieger’s Fairmount Campus providing IEP based music therapy services. In addition to running Annapolis Music Therapy Services, CJ is Co-Founder and Director of The Musical Autist, nonprofit. She currently serves as the Government Relations Chair for the Mid-Atlantic Region of the American Music Therapy Association and serves on the Maryland State Task Force for music therapy licensure. CJ has been published in the International Journal of Community Music and Music Therapy Perspectives.
Kerry Devlin, MMT, MT-BC
Kerry is a neurologic music therapist and Clinical Director of Annapolis Music Therapy Services. She believes strongly in the importance of presuming competence and celebrating neurological differences, which she strives to achieve through her diverse clinical work with individuals on the autism spectrum, older adults with dementia, and rehabilitation services for adults with neurodegenerative and neurological disorders. In her role as Clinical Director at Annapolis Music Therapy, Kerry oversees a thriving college internship program and clinical contracts in diverse settings across central Maryland. Kerry holds a Master of Music Therapy (MMT) degree from Shenandoah University (2017), completed the Professional Studies Program for Music Therapy Certification Eligibility at Shenandoah University (2014), and holds a BM in Voice Performance from Towson University (2012). Kerry is adjunct faculty at Peabody Conservatory and Shenandoah University, and currently works as a research consultant for the Johns Hopkins Center for Music & Medicine. Her research has been published in the journal Music Therapy Perspectives.
Amanda Rosado, MMT, MT-BC
Amanda is a board-certified music therapist with a passion and focus in serving the mental health community. Amanda received her Bachelor’s Degree at Shenandoah University in 2009, and her Master’s Degree of Music Therapy in 2018. Amanda has been practicing for almost ten years, providing trauma-informed, person-centered music therapy services for children, adolescents, adults, and older adults with psychiatric needs. Amanda has had opportunities to work with these individuals in inpatient, residential, and outpatient care. She has also conducted research examining experiences of music therapy for adolescents in inpatient care, which has been peer-reviewed and published in Music Therapy Perspectives. Amanda is passionate about advocating for music therapy in mental health care, with experience in providing in-services for the community and being featured in CBS local news about her work in the Baltimore area.
Heather Flaherty, M.Ed, MT-BC
Heather is a native of Phoenix, AZ, who recently relocated to Kent Island, MD. She has a Master’s degree in Multicultural Education, and has spent the last twelve years as a music educator. She has taught general, instrumental, and vocal music, as well as musical theater and speech and debate. She completed her music therapy internship in the Washington School District, and will be receiving her Music Therapy Equivalency through Arizona State University. She has worked with a variety of students with developmental disabilities. She has also worked with adults with dementia, and with Veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Heather spends her spare time reading, playing the flute, and spending time with her husband and two young daughters. She is excited to start her music therapy career, and is thrilled to be a part of the Annapolis Music Therapy team.
Zoe Levine, MT-BC
Originally from Shepherdstown, WV, Zoe studied music therapy and world music at West Virginia University. She served on the 2017 executive board of the American Music Therapy Students (AMTAS) and was the recipient of the 2017 AMTAS Intern Scholarship. After completing her clinical internship with Annapolis Music Therapy Services from January 2018 through June 2018, Zoe was offered a position with AMT, serving students in the public school system. Zoe is also a licensed Zumba instructor and has traveled extensively learning about music and dance practices around the world. She is passionate about creating communities that serve people of all abilities.
Anissa Dominguez, MT-BC
Anissa is a board certified music therapist and graduate of Immaculata University in PA. She is a classically trained pianist and flutists and has performed internationally with the Chesapeake Youth Symphony Orchestra. Anissa has clinical experience working with a variety of populations and is proficient in Spanish and American Sign Language. She is passionate about using music as a tool to assist and inspire people of all needs and backgrounds. In addition to her clinical work, Anissa also runs two Youtube channels focused on American Sign Language and cultural exploration. Anissa completed her internship with Annapolis Music Therapy in 2017 and is excited to continue her career as a music therapist as a member of the team!
Cierra Church, Billing Manager
Cierra is a certified medical coder, having graduated from the Medical Coding program at Anne Arundel Community College in May of 2014. She put her certification to work in the billing department of Anne Arundel Medical Center from 2016-2018. In March of 2018, Cierra became the executive assistant to the co-founder of The Musical Autist, which quickly exposed her to the amazing world of music therapy. Cierra has always had deep love for music. She took dance lessons from age 4-17 and began teaching/choreographing at age 18. Dance has completely shaped the way that Cierra feels and responds to music. She understands and has experienced firsthand that music is extremely healing and enables individuals to express themselves in powerful ways. Cierra also received vocal training while attending Anne Arundel Community College, which opened the doors to begin singing on the worship team at her church for the past 7 years. With a deep love for music and a medical coding certification, the billing manager position for Annapolis Music Therapy seemed like the perfect fit for her. She is excited to be the newest addition to the Annapolis Music Therapy team.