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Speech-Language Pathology

Core Faculty and Staff

Kate Franklin

Kathleen Franklin, PhD, CCC-SLP

Chair and Associate Professor of Speech-Language Pathology
Associate Professor, Center on Disability and Health
Chief, Division of Speech and Language Pathology at Boston Children’s Health Physicians
Clinical Instructor at Boston Children’s Health Physicians

BA, University of Nebraska, Lincoln 
MS, University of Nebraska, Lincoln 
PhD, University of Nebraska, Lincoln 
Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology, American Speech Language & Hearing Association

Eileen Hunsaker

Eileen Hunsaker, MS, CCC-SLP

Assistant Professor
Clinical Educator at Boston Children’s Health Physicians

BS, Brigham Young University 
MS, University of Utah 
Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology, American Speech Language & Hearing Association

Kathleen Kaiser

Kathleen M. Kaiser, MS, CCC-SLP, TSHH

Assistant Professor of Speech-Language Pathology
Director of Clinical Education
Clinic Director, Boston Children’s Health Physicians
Clinical Instructor at Boston Children’s Health Physicians

BA, Boston College 
MS, Teachers College, Columbia University 
Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology, American Speech Language & Hearing Association

Vikas Grover 

Vikas Grover, PhD, CCC-SLP

Assistant Professor
Clinical Educator at Boston Children’s Health Physicians 

M.A., Delhi University, India
M.Phil., Delhi University, India
M.Phil., The Graduate Center, The City University of New York
Ph.D., The Graduate Center, The City University of New York 

Barbara Leader

Barbara J. Leader, MA, CCC-SLP

Assistant Professor of Speech-Language Pathology
Clinical Instructor at Boston Children’s Health Physicians

BA, Queens College 
MA, Hunter College 
Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology, American Speech Language & Hearing Association

Monica McHenry

Monica A. McHenry, PhD, CCC-SLP

Professor of Speech-Language Pathology and Director of Voice and Motor Speech Lab

BS, Bloomsburg State College 
MS, Pennsylvania State University 
PhD, University of Washington 
CCC-SLP, Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology, American Speech Language & Hearing Association

Luis Riquelme

Luis F. Riquelme, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S

Associate Professor of Speech-Language Pathology and Director, Pediatric Dysphagia Certificate Program
Director, Barrique SLP @ Center for Swallowing & Speech-Language Pathology

New York Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital
Clinical Educator at New York Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital
Clinical Instructor at Boston Children’s Health Physicians

BA, Long Island University 
MS, Teachers College, Columbia University 
PhD, The Graduate School & University Center, The City University of New York 
Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology, American Speech Language & Hearing Association

   
Staff   

 Yesenia Antepara

Yesenia Antepara

Patient/Clinical Coordinator
Department of Speech-Language Pathology
Division of Speech and Language Pathology at Boston Children’s Health Physicians

Kim Benedon

Kimberly Benedon

Secretary for Clinical Education
Department of Speech-Language Pathology
Division of Speech and Language Pathology at Boston Children’s Health Physicians

Liz Carrion

Elizabeth Carrion

Administrative Coordinator
Department of Speech-Language Pathology and
Division of Speech and Language Pathology at Boston Children’s Health Physicians

 

Core Adjunct Faculty

 

Luren Alter

Lauren B. Alter, MS, CCC-SLP, TSSLP

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Clinical Instructor at Boston Children’s Health Physicians

BS, University of Wisconsin, Madison 
MS, New York Medical College 
Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology, American Speech Language & Hearing Association

Lisa Velella

Lisa A. Velella, MA, CCC-SLP, TSHH

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Speech-Language Pathology
Clinical Educator at Boston Children’s Health Physicians

BA, St. John's University 
MA, St. John's University 
Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology, American Speech Language & Hearing Association

 

Adjunct Faculty

Ronald J. Baken, PhD, Adjunct Associate Professor 
AB, Columbia College, Columbia University
MS, University of Nebraska
PhD, Columbia University

Kristi D’Auria, AuD, CCC-A , Adjunct Assistant Professor 
BA, Iona College
MS, Hunter College
AuD, Salus Universtiy

Alexandra Heinsen-Combs, MS, CCC-SLP, Adjunct Assistant Professor
BA, St. John's University
MA, New York University

Melissa K. Levy, MS, CCC-SLP, Adjunct Assistant Professor
BA, American University
MS, New York Medical College

Lindsay A. Murray-Keane, MS, CCC-SLP, TSSLD, Adjunct Assistant Professor 
BS, New York University
MS, New York Medical College

Daniel F. Peters, MD, FACS, Associate Professor of Clinical Health Science
BS, University of Notre Dame
MD, New York Medical College
Fellow of the American College of Surgeons

Christina M. Pipala, MS, CCC-SLP, Adjunct Assistant Professor 
BS, Ithaca College
MS, Ithaca College

Mindy Schmelzer, AuD, CCC-A, Adjunct Assistant Professor
BS, State University of New York, Brockport
MS, Arizona State University
AuD, Salus University School of Audiology

Emily Stoddard, MS, CCC-SLP, Adjunct Assistant Professor
BA, Brown University
MS, Teachers College, Columbia University

Hannah J. Tahhan, MS, CCC-SLP, TSSLD, Adjunct Assistant Professor 
BA, Manhattanville College
MS, New York Medical College

Robert A. Volin, PhD, CCC-SLP, Associate Professor Emeritus 
BA, Queens College
MA, City College
PhD, City University of New York, Graduate Center

Ben C. Watson, PhD, Professor 
BA, George Washington University
MA, University of Connecticut
PhD, University of Connecticut

Marina Yoegel, MA, CCC-SLP, Adjunct Assistant Professor 
BA, Herbert H. Lehman College, City University of New York
MA, Herbert H. Lehman College, City University of New York

Boston Children’s Health Physicians Clinical Instructors

Kathryn Ballerini, MS, CCC-SLP
BA, Rutgers University
MS, New York Medical College

Stefanie Blanco, MS, CCC-SLP, TSSLD
BA, Marist College
MS, New York Medical College

Alexandra Camilli, MS, CCC-SLP, TSSLD
BS, State University of New York, Binghamton
MS, New York Medical College

Monica Caputo, MS, CCC-SLP, TSSLD
BS, Fordham University
MS, New York Medical College

Amanda B. DeBlasio, MS, CCC-SLP 
BS, Ithaca College
MS, New York Medical College

Stephanie Devlin, MS, CCC-SLP, TSSLD-BE
BA, Hofstra University
MS, New York Medical College

Stephanie Halvax. MS, CCC-SLP
BS, State University of New York, Geneseo
MS, New York Medical College

Kayla Haas, MS, CCC-SLP
BS, The Ohio State University
MS, New York Medical College

Amy Johnson, MS, CCC-SLP 
BS, Boston College
MS, Columbia University

Andrea Kriniske, MA, CCC-SLP, TSHH 
BA, St. John's University
MS, New York University

Claudia Restrepo, MS, CCC-SLP
BA, Rosario University, Columbia
MS, Mercy College

Jaclyn A. Tripodi, MS, CCC-SLP, TSSLD
BS, Binghamton University
MS, New York Medical College

Jessica Viglucci, MS, CCC-SLP, TSSLD 
BA, State University of New York, Albany
MS, New York Medical College

Jordan Wills, MS, CCC-SLP
BA, University of North Carolina, Wilmington
MS, New York Medical College

New York Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital Clinical Instructors

Naga Alomari, MS, CCC-SLP
BS, Brooklyn College
MS, Teachers College, Columbia University

Rebecca Benjamin, MS, CCC-SLP
BA, University of Wisconsin
MS, New York Medical College

Craig Clary, MS, CCC-SLP
BFA, The University of Mississippi
MS, New York Medical College

Gracelynn Sandoval, MS, CCC-SLP
AA, Orange Coast College
BS, California State University
MS, Teachers College, Columbia University

Alexandra Soyfer, MS, CCC-SLP
BS, New York University
MS, Long Island University

Westchester Medical Center Clinical Instructors

Albera Maresca, Michelle, MS, CCC-SLP
BA, George Washington University
MS, Emerson College

Kristen Cannici, MS, CCC-SLP 
BS, Montclair State University
MS, New York Medical College

Michelle DiMattia, MA, CCC-SLP. BCS-S
BA, College of the Holy Cross
MA, University of Minnesota

Erin McMurdo, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S 
BA, Loyola College
MS, Loyola College

Amy Rickard, MA, CCC-SLP
BS, State University of New York, Geneseo
MA, State University of New York, Geneseo

Noreen Schaefer, MS, CCC-SLP 
BS, State University of New York, Cortland
MS, New York Medical College

Danielle N. Tomaselli, MS, CCC-SLP 
BS, State University of New York, Cortland
MS, New York Medical College

Catherine Zohar, MA, CCC-SLP
BS, Marywood University
MA, Ohio University

Audiology Practicum @ Westchester Medical Center and Westchester Institute for Human Development

Regina Albinus, MS, CCC-A
BA, State University of New York, New Paltz
MS, State University of New York, New Paltz

Bornstein, Rivka, AuD, CCC-A
BS, Lander College of Arts and Sciences, Touro College
AuD, The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Ferraro, Judith A., AuD, CCC-A
BS, Ithaca College
MS, Ithaca College
AuD, Arizona School of Health Sciences

McGee, Maureen, MS, CCC-A
BS, Mercy College
MS, Teachers College, Columbia University