Where did you complete your higher education?
I completed my undergraduate degree in Sociology from Wittenberg University (Springfield, OH) and my graduate degree in communication science disorders (Speech-Language Pathology) from Case Western Reserve University.
When did you join the Galvin Therapy Center?
I joined Galvin Therapy Center in September 2012
Your special areas of interest include:
Feeding and early intervention.
What varied experience do you have in your field?
I have worked mainly in pediatric outpatient clinical settings. I also have minor experience with home-based, in-patient hospital (adult), in-patient pediatric, skilled nursing facility and in-school based therapy.
What licenses, certifications and/or special training do you hold?
- Certified in Responsive Teaching
- Ohio Board of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiology: Speech-Language Pathology
- DIRFloortime® Method
- Zones of Regulation
- SOS Feeding Approach
- ILS - Integrated Listening System
What are you passionate about?
I’m passionate about food, nutrition, cooking, gardening, my family, friends and my puppies. (I can’t wait to get a dog).
What inspired you to pursue your current career path?
While I was working in the advocacy field, I got to experience healthcare, nursing, social work and education. I knew I wanted to be on the service delivery side and speech therapy was the melding of all my interest in one field where I could work with people.
What do you enjoy most about your work?
The people I get to work with. I really enjoy working with people.