Our Team

Occupational Therapists:

Kelly Sullivan-Jones, MS, OTR/L

Kelly Sullivan-Jones has been a practicing licensed occupational therapist since 2013. Kelly is a Kean alumna who received a Masters Degree in Occupational Therapy in 2013. Kelly earned a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Psychology from Rutgers University in 2010. Kelly has been a practicing occupational therapist for 8 years and has worked in various practice areas including inpatient brain injury, inpatient neuro rehabilitation, early intervention, outpatient pediatrics, and community settings. Most recently, Kelly has expanded her clinical expertise to the pediatric population, specializing in Sensory Processing Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder, developmental delay and ADHD. She is a specialist in Sensory Processing Disorder, certified in the evaluation and treatment of Sensory Processing Disorder by the Sensory Treatment and Research Institute.


Currently, Kelly is the director of the Kean University Occupational Therapy Community Cares Clinic (KUOT-CCC). In this role, she develops therapeutic programs to meet the needs of the community, as well as treats individual clients across the lifespan in our state of the art occupational therapy clinic. Kelly participates in grant writing on behalf of the clinic, and coordinates continuing education courses. Additionally, Kelly oversees the clinic staff, including per diem therapists and graduate assistants, and is responsible for the Student Fieldwork experience at the KUOT- CCC, supervising both Level 1 and Level 2 students. 

Outside of her role as an occupational therapist, Kelly enjoys spending time with her family, gardening, attending concerts, and completing DIY projects.

Nicole Kiseli, MS, OTR/L 

Nicole Kiseli attended Misericordia University in Dallas, PA. She graduated Summa Cum Laude in 1999 with a Master’s of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy. Nicole is also an Evergreen Certified Dementia Care Specialist. For the past 18 years, she has worked at Hackensack Meridian Health Carrier Clinic, an acute care psychiatric facility, caring for the older adult population. During this time, Nicole performed standardized cognitive and life skill assessments, provided staff and family education on dementia, and implemented various holistic wellness groups. She has also helped develop one of the first multi sensory rooms in a psychiatric facility in New Jersey. 

In her free time, Nicole enjoys walking, kickboxing, biking, gardening, and spending time with her son and husband. She has received a coaching certification for Rock Steady Boxing, a boxing program where people are “Fighting Back Against Parkinson's Disease”!

Paige Garramone, MS, OTR/L


Paige is an Academic Specialist at the Kean University OT Community Cares Clinic and has been practicing as an occupational therapist since 2020. Paige is a Kean alumna who received a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy degree in 2020. She earned a Master of Arts degree in Biological Sciences in 2016 and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biological Sciences in 2014, both from Binghamton University. Paige has worked in pediatrics as a school-based therapist and currently works in an outpatient hand therapy clinic. Outside of being an occupational therapist, Paige enjoys spending time with family and friends, crafting, and baking. One fun fact about Paige is that she designs custom sneakers!

Graduate Assistants:

Karmena Tawfeek, OTDS

Karmena is in the Doctorate of Occupational Therapy program at Kean University and works as a doctoral assistant at the KUOT-CCC. She is a Kean undergrad alumna and graduated with a Bachelor's in Psychology in 2022. Prior to beginning the OTD program, Karmena worked throughout her undergrad career within the university and fell in love with working with the young adult population and independence, growth, and development throughout the years which is why she decided to pursue a career in Occupational Therapy. Karmena is passionate about teaching, and helping others!