President, Owner & Lead Occupational Therapist OTR/L, SCDCM, SCLV, CDRS
Cyndee Crompton is the president, owner, and lead therapist of DRS. Cyndee attended undergraduate school at North Park College in Chicago and received degrees in mathematics and psycho-biology. She obtained her master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from Washington University in St. Louis, MO. After completing her internships in Seattle, Hawaii, and Washington DC, she began her career as a therapist in an acute care setting in Honolulu, HI. She then relocated to Greensboro, NC where she began a driving program at Moses Cone Outpatient Rehabilitation Center. She was also the team leader for the outpatient neurology-based therapy team, responsible for program development, personnel growth and retention. Cyndee started Driver Rehabilitation Services, P.A., an independently owned business, in August 1997, in order to work full-time in the area of driver rehabilitation.
Cyndee is a licensed Occupational Therapist (OTR/L), Certified Driver Rehabilitation Specialist (CDRS), A Certified Driving Instructor (CDI) and holds Specialty Certifications from the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)in Driving and Community Mobility (SCDCM) and Low Vision (SCLV). She has a post professional Certification in Low Vision Rehabilitation from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She maintains membership in the Association for Driver Rehabilitation Specialists (ADED) and is often a presenter at the annual national conference. Cyndee also enjoys lecturing at North Carolina Universities to occupational therapy students and speaking to local special interest groups. Cyndee conducts driver rehabilitation services including prescriptions for driver training and vehicle modifications. She oversees all aspects of a client’s driver rehabilitation process from beginning to completion.
Occupational Therapist, CDRS
Caroline Brooks is an occupational therapist, certified driver rehabilitation specialist and state certified driving instructor. She conducts driver evaluations and provides behind the wheel training to individuals with physical, cognitive, behavioral, and/or visual impairments. Caroline lives in Wilmington and serves clients in the eastern part of North Carolina. Caroline obtained her undergraduate degree at East Carolina University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in rehabilitation services and a minor in psychology. She then worked as a habilitation technician for 1 year before obtaining her Master’s of Science degree in occupational therapy from Winston Salem State University in Winston-Salem, NC. Caroline’s early employment was as a school-based occupational therapist, where she was responsible for providing evaluative, consultative, and evidence-based interventions to individuals with diagnosis including Autism, Cerebral Palsy, ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Sensory Processing Disorder. Just prior to joining the DRS team, she joined Cyndee as an OT for a national driver’s research study under the DOT and NHTSA, implementing visual scanning interventions to older adult participants. This led to her knowledge and interest in Driver Rehabilitation and shortly after the research project concluded, Caroline joined our team. She has been a member of our team since November 2019.
Olivia McQuilkin is an occupational therapist and holds a state certification as a driving instructor. She attended Saint Louis University in St. Louis, MO for her undergraduate and graduate degrees. She obtained a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Science in 2020 and a Master of Occupational Therapy in 2021. She began her career of occupational therapy working in a skilled nursing facility encountering varying diagnoses including Dementia, Brain Injuries, Amputations, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, Spinal Cord Injuries, Traumatic Fractures, etc. Olivia strives to provide her client’s with the maximum level of safety, function, and encouragement. At Driver Rehabilitation Services, Olivia performs driver evaluations and driver training to individuals with physical, cognitive, behavioral, and/or visual impairments. She is located in the Raleigh/Durham area and is the primary therapist providing services for this region of the state.
Licensed and registered Occupational Therapist (OTR/L).
Emily graduated from the University of Florida in 2019 with a Bachelor of Science in Health Science, and a certificate in Arts in Medicine. She then attended Washington University in St Louis and graduated in August 2022 with her Doctorate in Occupational Therapy. Emily completed internships in acute care, a continuing care retirement community, and at a therapeutic horsemanship barn working with individuals with variable diagnoses including Autism, Orthopedic Injuries, Dementia and Alzheimer’s, Stroke, Spinal Cord Injuries, Traumatic Brain Injuries, Amputations etc. Emily completed her doctoral research project examining the occupational participation and functional cognition of individuals experiencing homelessness. As an OT at Driver Rehabilitation Services, Emily performs driver evaluations, driver trainings, and vehicle fittings for individuals with physical, cognitive, behavioral, and/or visual impairments. Emily is located in Charlotte, North Carolina and serves clients in this area.
Chantel Burdick serves as the Office Manager for DRS and oversees administrative processes including communicating with referral sources, managing client intake, scheduling services, and disseminating reports. Chantel holds a Bachelor of Science from Belmont University in Nashville, TN. Prior to her work with DRS, she has varied professional managerial experiences including over 20 years of customer service in the hospitality industry and coordinating various types of meetings and events.