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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

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   

Danielle Davis

Danielle A. Davis, MS, CCC-SLP, TSSLD

Clinic Coordinator
Clinical Instructor 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

Additional Faculty

Albinus, Regina, MS, CCC-A
Clinical Instructor
BA, State University of New York, New Paltz
MS, State University of New York, New Paltz
Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology, American Speech Language & Hearing Association

Alomari, Naga, MS, CCC-SLP
Clinical Instructor
BS, Brooklyn College
BS, Brooklyn College
MS, Teachers College, Columbia University
Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology, American Speech Language & Hearing Association

Alter, Lauren B., MS, CCC-SLP
Adjunct Assistant Professor
BS, University of Wisconsin, Madison
MS, New York Medical College
Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology, American Speech Language & Hearing Association

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

Ballerini, Kathryn, MS, CCC-SLP
Clinical Instructor
BA, Rutgers University
MS, New York Medical College
Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology, American Speech Language & Hearing Association

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

Blanco, Stefanie M., MS, CCC-SLP,TSSLD
Clinical Instructor
BA, Marist College
MS, New York Medical College
Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology, American Speech Language & Hearing Association
Certificate of Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities

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

Camilli, Alexandra, MS, CCC-SLP, TSSLD
Clinical Instructor
BS, State Univesity of New York, Binghamton
MS, New York Medical College
Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology, American Speech Language & Hearing Association

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

Caputo, Monica, MS, CCC-SLP
Clinical Instructor
BS, Fordham University
MS, New York Medical College
Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology

Clary, Craig, MS, CCC-SLP
Clinical Instructor
BFA, The University of Mississippi
MS, New York Medical College
Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology, American Speech Language & Hearing Association

D'Auria, Kristi, AuD, CCC-A
Adjunct Assistant Professor
BA, Iona College
MS, Hunter College
AuD, Salus Universtiy
Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology, American Speech Lanuage & Hearing Association

Davis, Danielle A., MS, CCC-SLP, TSSLD
Clinical Instructor
BA, Manhattanville College
MS, New York Medical College
Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology, American Speech Language & Hearing Association
Certificate, Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities

DeBlasio, Amanda B., MS, CCC-SLP
Clinical Instructor
BS, Ithaca College
MS, New York Medical College
Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology, American Speech Language &Hearing Association

Devlin, Stephanie, MS, CCC-SLP, TSSLD-BE
Clinical Instructor
BA, Hofstra University
BA, Hofstra University
MS, New York Medical College
Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology, American Speech Language & Hearing Association
Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities

DiMattia, Michelle, MA, CCC-SLP
Clinical Instructor
BA, College of the Holy Cross
MA, University of Minnesota

Ferraro, Judith A., AuD, CCC-A
Clinical Instructor
BS, Ithaca College
MS, Ithaca College
AuD, Arizona School of Health Sciences
Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology, American Speech Language & Hearing Association

Franklin, Kathleen, PhD, CCC-SLP
Chair and Associate Professor
Associate Professor, Center on Disability and Health
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

Halvax, Stephanie A., MS, CCC-SLP
Clinical Instructor
BS, State University of New York, Geneseo
MS, New York Medical College
Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology, American Speech Language & Hearing Association

Heinsen-Combs, Alexandra, MS, CCC-SLP
Adjunct Assistant Professor
BA, St. John's University
MA, New York University
Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology, American Speech Language & Hearing Association

Hunsaker, Eileen, MS, CCC-SLP
Assistant Professor
BS, Brigham Young University
MS, University of Utah
Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology, American Speech Language & Hearing Association

Johnson, Amy, MS, CCC-SLP
Clinical Instructor
BS, Boston College
MS, Columbia University
Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology, American Speech Language & Hearing Association

Kaiser, Kathleen, MS, CCC-SLP
Assistant Professor
BA, Boston College
MS, Teachers College, Columbia University
Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology, American Speech Language & Hearing Association

Klein, Marilyn, MA, CCC-SLP
Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor, Center on Disability and Health
BA, Caldwell College
MA, Teachers College, Columbia University
Certification of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology, American Speech Language & Hearing Association


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

Leader, Barbara J., MA, CCC-SLP
Assistant Professor
BA, Queens College
MA, Hunter College
Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology, American Speech Language & Hearing Association

Levy, Melissa K., MS, CCC-SLP
Adjunct Assistant Professor
BA, American University
MS, New York Medical College
Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology, American Speech Language & Hearing Association

McGee, Maureen, MS, CCC-A
Clinical Instructor
BS, Mercy College
MS, Teachers College, Columbia University
Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology, American Speech Language & Hearing Association

McHenry, Monica, PhD, CCC-SLP
Professor
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

McMurdo, Erin A., MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
Clinical Instructor
BA, Loyola College
MS, Loyola College
Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology, American Speech Language & Hearing Association

Morris, Gayle A., MS, CCC-SLP
Adjunct Assistant Professor
BA, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
MS, Columbia University, Teachers College
Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology, American Speech Language & Hearing Association

Murray-Keane, Lindsay A., MS, CCC-SLP, TSSLD
Adjunct Assistant Professor
BS, New York University
MS, New York Medical College
Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology, American Speech Language & Hearing Association

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

Pipala, Christina M., MS, CCC-SLP
Adjunct Assistant Professor
BS, Ithaca College
MS, Ithaca College
Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology, American Speech Language & Hearing Association

Restrepo, Claudia, MS, CCC-SLP
Clinical Instructor
BA, Rosario University, Columbia
MS, Mercy College
Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology, American Speech Language & Hearing Association

Rickard, Amy, MA
Clinical Instructor
BS, State University of New York, Geneseo
MA, State University of New York, Geneseo

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

Sandoval, Gracelynn, MS
Clinical Instructor
AA, Orange Coast College
BS, California State University
MS, Teachers College, Columbia University
Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology, American Speech Language & Hearing Association

Schaefer, Noreen, MS, CCC-SLP
Clinical Instructor
BS, State University of New York, Cortland
MS, New York Medical College
Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology, American Speech Language & Hearing Association

Schmelzer, Mindy, MS, AuD, CCC-A
Adjunct Assistant Professor
BS, State University of New York, Brockport
MS, Arizona State University
AuD, Salus University School of Audiology
Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology, American Speech Language & Hearing Association

Schweifel, Kari, MA, CCC-SLP
Clinical Instructor
BA, University of Delaware
MA, Long Island University, C.W. Post

Slonim, Diane, PhD, CCC-SLP
Clinical Instructor
BA, State Universtiy of New York, Binghamton
MA, New York University
MA, Lehman College
PhD, Graduate School & University Center of the City University of New York
Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology, American Speech Language & Hearing Association

Soyfer, Alexandra, MS, CCC-SLLP
Clinical Instructor
BS, New York University
MS, Long Island University
Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology, American Speech Language & Hearing Association

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

Tahhan-Jackson, Hannah M., MS, CCC-SLP, TSSLD
Adjunct Assistant Professor
BA, Manhattanville College
MS, New York Medical College
Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology, American Speech Language & Hearing Association

Tomaselli, Danielle N., MS
Clinical Instructor
BS, State University of New York, Cortland
MS, New York Medical College

Tripodi, Jaclyn A., MS, CCC-SLP, TSSLD
Clinical Instructor
BS, Binghamton University
MS, New York Medical College
Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology, American Speech Language & Hearing Association
Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities

Velella, Lisa A., MA, CCC-SLP
Adjunct Assistant Professor
BA, St. John's University
MA, St. John's University
Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology, American Speech Language & Hearing Association

Viglucci, Jessica, MS, CCC-SLP, TSSLD
Clinical Instructor
BA, State University of New York, Albany
MS, New York Medical College
Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology, American Speech Language & Hearing Association
Certificate of Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities

Volin, Robert A., MA, PhD, CCC-SLP
Assoicate Professor Emeritus
BA, Queens College
MA, City College
PhD, City University of New York, Graduate Center
Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology, American Speech Language & Hearing Association

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

Wills, Jordan B., MS, CCC-SLP
Clinical Instructor
BA, University of North Carolina, Wilmington
MS, New York Medical College
Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology, American Speech Language & Hearing Association

Yoegel, Marina, 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
Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology, American Speech Language & Hearing Association

Zohar, Catherine, MA, CCC-SLP
Clinical Instructor
BS, Marywood University
MA, Ohio University
Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology, American Speech Language & Hearing Association

 

Additional Adjunct Faculty

Ronald J. Baken, PhD, Adjunct Associate Professor

Kristi D’Auria, AuD, CCC-A , Adjunct Assistant Professor

Alexandra Heinsen-Combs, MS, CCC-SLP, Adjunct Assistant Professor

Gayle A. Morris, MS, CCC-SLP, Adjunct Assistant Professor

Lindsay A. Murray-Keane, MS, CCC-SLP, TSSLD, Adjunct Assistant Professor  

Daniel F. Peters, MD, FACS, Associate Professor of Clinical Health Science

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

Mindy Schmelzer, AuD, CCC-A, Adjunct Assistant Professor

Hannah J. Tahhan, MS, CCC-SLP, TSSLD, Adjunct Assistant Professor

Robert A. Volin, PhD, CCC-SLP, Associate Professor Emeritus

Ben C. Watson, PhD, Professor

Marina Yoegel, MA, CCC-SLP, Adjunct Assistant Professor

 

Boston Children’s Health Physicians Clinical Instructors

Kathryn Ballerini, MS, CCC-SLP

Stefanie Blanco, MS, CCC-SLP, TSSLD

Alexandra Camilli, MS, CCC-SLP, TSSLD

Monica Caputo, MS, CCC-SLP, TSSLD

Amanda B. DeBlasio, MS, CCC-SLP

Amy Johnson, MS, CCC-SLP

Andrea Kriniske, MA, CCC-SLP, TSHH

Jessica Viglucci, MS, CCC-SLP, TSSLD

 

New York Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital Clinical Instructors

Naga Alomari, MS, CCC-SLP

Rebecca Benjamin, MS, CCC-SLP

Alexandra Heinsen-Combs, MS, CCC-SLP

Gracelynn Sandoval, MS, CCC-SLP

Alexandra Soyfer, MS, CCC-SLP

 

Westchester Medical Center Clinical Instructors

Regina Albinus, MS, CCC-A

Kristen Cannici, MS, CCC-SLP

Michelle DiMattia, MA, CCC-SLP. BCS-S

Erin McMurdo, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S

Amy Rickard, MA, CCC-SLP

Noreen Schaefer, MS, CCC-SLP

Kari Schweifel, MA, CCC-SLP

Danielle N. Tomaselli, MS, CCC-SLP

Catherine Zohar, MA, CCC-SLP