Our Staff

Front Office and Billing

Laiken Botha – Business Office Manager

Laiken has been at AAKP for 4 years. Laiken started in the back office as a nurse and was then promoted to Office Manager. Laiken was born and raised in South Africa and has family all around the world. Laiken has a nephew, Mason, who she helps take care of.



Cory Loomis – Billing Specialist

Cory has been with AAKP for 5 years. He loves traveling and has visited 12 different countries so far. He has two adorable dogs named Joey and Sophie. Cory loves to read and his favorite book is “To Kill A Mockingbird”.

Katie Slay – Front Office Assistant

Katie joined AAKP in 2019. Katie and her husband have been married for 7 years. She is often called Rapunzel by her adorable daughter, Ava. Katie enjoys hiking, camping & trying out funky restaurants. She is also our office car seat expert!

Abby Pledger – Front Office Assistant

Abby is the newest front office employee. She is a graduate student studying visual rehabilitation therapy and orientation & mobility, meaning she hopes to work with the visually impaired. Abby loves to cook and spend time with her husband, Scott, and dog, Roxy. In her free time, Abby spends her time working on string art for her etsy shop! Check out her stuff! AbbyStringsIt2gether

Back Office

Alyson Parker, LPN – Nurse Manager


Alyson has been at AAKP for 5 years. She recently graduated nursing school! Alyson has a red tabby cat named Frazier who obeys commands like a dog. She spends most of her free time with her husband, John, and family.




Melissa Long, RN, BSN – Back Office Nurse *SOON TO BE PROVIDER*


Melissa started her AAKP journey as a parent. She recently graduated from the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program at Augusta University. She is very excited to continue her journey with AAKP as a PNP in 2021. Melissa and her husband have been married for 5 years and they have a beautiful 3 year old daughter named Amelia. Amelia has been a patient at AAKP from birth. Melissa will be growing the AAKP family by TWO in Sept 2020!