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NHS Staff

  • Abigail Wilkins Bishop
    Abigail Wilkins Bishop
    Speech-Language Pathologist
  • Jerusha Reynolds Chicoine
    Jerusha Reynolds Chicoine
    Speech-Language Pathologist
  • Kelledy Farino
    Kelledy Farino
    Speech-Language Pathologist
  • Caroline Fournier
    Caroline Fournier
    Speech-Language Pathologist
  • Jamie Healy
    Jamie Healy
    Audiology Team Leader
  • Tara Jacquet
    Tara Jacquet
    SLP Team Leader
  • Liz Kalil
    Liz Kalil
    Speech-Language Pathologist
  • Melissa Ly
    Melissa Ly
    Speech-Language Pathologist
  • Laurie Mack
    Laurie Mack
    Executive Director
  • Dena Polko
    Dena Polko
    Speech-Language Pathologist
  • Jackie Reifer
    Jackie Reifer
    Speech-Language Pathologist
  • Deb Riley
    Deb Riley
    Speech-Language Pathologist
  • Karise Rupert
    Karise Rupert
    Speech-Language Pathologist
  • Ann Rita Smith
    Ann Rita Smith
    Speech-Language Pathologist
  • Linda Snow
    Linda Snow
    Audiologist
  • Arielle West
    Arielle West
    Speech-Language Pathologist
  • Katherine Wohl
    Katherine Wohl
    Speech-Language Pathologist
Abigail Wilkins Bishop
Speech-Language Pathologist

MA, CCC-SLP
awilkins@nehearingandspeech.org

Abigail Wilkins Bishop earned a Bachelor of Arts from Smith College and a Master of Arts from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Prior to joining Northeast Hearing & Speech, Abigail interned at Criterion Heritage Early Intervention, Amherst Public Schools, Baystate Visiting Nurses Association, and Wing Memorial Hospital. Areas of special interest include working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and adults with neurogenic disorders. Abigail is a certified member of the American Speech Language-Hearing Association.

 

Jerusha Reynolds Chicoine
Speech-Language Pathologist

MS, CCC-SLP
jchicoine@nehearingandspeech.org

Jerusha Reynolds Chicoine earned a Bachelor of Science from the University of New Hampshire and a Master of Science from Northeastern University. Prior to joining Northeast Hearing & Speech, Jerusha worked with Spurwink Services, Boston Public Schools, and Braintree Rehabilitation Hospital. Areas of special interest include working with school-aged children and individuals with fluency disorders. Jerusha is a certified member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Kelledy Farino
Speech-Language Pathologist

MS, CCC-SLP
kfarino@nehearingandspeech.org

Kelledy Farino earned a Bachelor of Science in Speech Pathology from Nazareth College and a Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Vermont. Prior to joining Northeast Hearing & Speech, Kelledy worked for the Grand Isle Supervisory Union school system in South Hero, VT.  Areas of special interest include Early Intervention, autism spectrum disorders and language development. Kelledy is a certified member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Caroline Fournier
Speech-Language Pathologist

MA, CCC-SLP
cfournier@nehearingandspeech.org

Caroline Fournier earned a Bachelor’s degree from Smith College and a Master of Arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Maine. Prior to joining Northeast Hearing & Speech, Caroline interned at the Warren Center for Communication and Learning, Hermon Elementary School and Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, Maine.  She has additional training in the use of iPad technology to support speech and language development, and conducts workshops for parents and teachers on this topic.  Areas of special interest include working with children with Down Syndrome and Autism Spectrum Disorders as well as the use of augmentative communication with non-verbal or minimally verbal individuals. Caroline is a certified member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Jamie Healy
Audiology Team Leader

MS, CCC-A
jhealy@nehearingandspeech.org

Jamie Healy earned a Bachelor’s degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences from Portland State University and a Master’s degree in Audiology from Portland State University in Portland, Oregon. Prior to joining Northeast Hearing & Speech, Jamie worked at Rochester Hearing and Speech Center in Rochester, New York. Jamie has training in auditory processing and also has a special interest in fitting amplification to all ages. She is a certified member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology.

 

Tara Jacquet
SLP Team Leader

MS, CCC-SLP
tjacquet@nehearingandspeech.org

Tara Jacquet earned a Bachelor of Arts in French Language and Literature from McMaster University and a Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Vermont. Prior to joining Northeast Hearing & Speech, Tara worked at CommuniCare Therapy in Ottawa, Ontario. In addition to clinical practice, Tara served as a speech and language consultant for the Early Reading First Grant through the Muskie Institute and the U.S. Department of Education. Areas of special interest include Early Intervention and Literacy. Tara is a certified member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She is also a Hanen Certified Trainer for Early Childhood Educators.

Liz Kalil
Speech-Language Pathologist

MA, CCC-SLP
lkalil@nehearingandspeech.org

Liz Kalil earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Denison University and a Master of Arts in Communicative Disorders from the University of the Pacific. Prior to joining Northeast Hearing & Speech, Liz worked at the Scottish Rite Language Center in California. Areas of interest include children with Down Syndrome, Apraxia, and learning disabilities. Liz also serves on the Board of Directors for Children’s Odyssey Preschool. Liz is a certified member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Melissa Ly
Speech-Language Pathologist

MS, CCC-SLP
mly@nehearingandspeech.org

Melissa Ly earned a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Science degree in Communication Sciences & Disorders from Emerson College. Prior to joining Northeast Hearing & Speech, Melissa worked at Pediatric Therapy Network in Torrance, CA, and Valley Collaborative in Billerica, MA. Areas of interest include Alternative & Augmentative Communication, Early Intervention, and Autism Spectrum Disorders. Melissa is a certified member of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association.
 

Laurie Mack
Executive Director

MA, CCC-SLP
lmack@nehearingandspeech.org

Laurie Mack is a Speech-Language Pathologist and the Executive Director of Northeast Hearing & Speech (NHS). She has been a consultant for the Early Reading First Program with the Muskie School of Public Service at USM, and is a Hanen Certified Trainer for Early Childhood Educators. Laurie is an active member of the Portland Connect Ed Starting Strong Committee and the Westbrook Children’s Project, both community initiatives to improve kindergarten readiness and third grade reading levels. Her work in the community has focused on supporting parents, students, and early childhood educators in the facilitation of language and literacy with preschool children. Laurie is a certified member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and recently presented at ASHA’s 2014 National Convention regarding a research project conducted at NHS titled: The Use of iPads in Treatment for Preschool Children with Sound Production Disorders.

 

Dena Polko
Speech-Language Pathologist

MS, CCC-SLP
dpolko@nehearingandspeech.org

Dena Polko earned a Bachelor of Science in Business from Indiana University and a Master of Science from Nova Southeastern University in Speech-Language Pathology. Prior to joining Northeast Hearing & Speech, Dena interned in the Portland Public Schools and at New England Rehabilitation Hospital of Portland. In addition to her work with preschool children, Dena has a special interest in treating adults with brain injury, stroke, and progressive neurological disease. Dena is a certified member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She is also an Interactive Metronome Certified Provider and an LSVT Certified Clinician.

Jackie Reifer
Speech-Language Pathologist

MEd., CCC-SLP
jreifer@nehearingandspeech.org

Jackie Reifer earned a BS degree in Speech Pathology & Audiology from Ithaca College and a MEd in Speech- Language Pathology from Northeastern University. Prior to joining Northeast Hearing & Speech, Jackie worked as a partner in Creative Tropism (a communication company in Boston), at Perkins School for the Blind, and the Beverly Public Schools. Jackie is a certified member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Deb Riley
Speech-Language Pathologist

MS, CCC-SLP
driley@nehearingandspeech.org

Deb Riley earned a Bachelor of Science from the University of Maine at Farmington and Master of Science from Purdue University. Deb has additional training in pediatric feeding disorders and working with children on the autism spectrum. Areas of special interest include working with toddlers. Deb is a certified member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Karise Rupert
Speech-Language Pathologist

MS, CCC-SLP
krupert@nehearingandspeech.org

Karise earned a Bachelor of Arts with Distinction in English and a Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  Prior to joining Northeast Hearing & Speech Center, Karise worked for a private practice in New Hampshire, specializing in early intervention.  She also worked with preschool and school-aged children for Lincoln Public Schools in Lincoln, Nebraska.  Karise has a special interest in Down syndrome, literacy, and the impact of sensory integration on communication.  She is a certified member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

 

Ann Rita Smith
Speech-Language Pathologist

MS, CCC-SLP
asmith@nehearingandspeech.org

Ann Rita Smith earned a BS degree in Speech-Language Pathology with a concentration in Psychology from the University of Maine at Farmington and a MS degree in Communication Sciences from the University of Vermont. During her time at UVM, Ann participated in a research grant entitled the Vermont Rural Autism Project (V-RAP) and developed a teacher-rating scale entitled the Teacher Assessment of Student Communicative Competence (TASCC) for children in grades 1 through 5, which was published in Communication Disorders Quarterly (Smith et al. 2000). Ann has a special interest in working with individuals who stutter and has facilitated a stuttering support group for young adults and adults for NHS. Ann is a certified member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She is also a certified provider of Compton P-ESL (Pronouncing English as a Second Language).

Linda Snow
Audiologist

MA, Board Certified in Audiology
lsnow@nehearingandspeech.org

Linda Snow earned a Bachelor of Science from Northeastern University and a Master of Arts from the University of Connecticut. Prior to joining Northeast Hearing & Speech, Linda worked at the Maine Educational Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and was director of a small outpatient speech and hearing center in Gardiner, Maine. Linda is competent in American Sign Language and has a special interest in educational audiology and pediatrics. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology.

Arielle West
Speech-Language Pathologist

MS, CCC-SLP
awest@nehearingandspeech.org

Arielle West earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Barnard College, Columbia University and a Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Emerson College. Prior to joining Northeast Hearing & Speech, she completed clinical practicums at the Thayer Lindsley Family-Centered Program, Medford Public Schools, and Boston VA Medical Center. Arielle also works at New England Rehabilitation Hospital where she serves adults with speech, language, voice, swallowing, and cognitive communication impairments. Areas of special interest include speech sound and phonological disorders in children, and neurogenic communication disorders in adults. Arielle is a certified member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Katherine Wohl
Speech-Language Pathologist

MS, CCC-SLP
kwohl@nehearingandspeech.org

Katherine Wohl earned a Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of New Hampshire and a Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from Northeastern University. Prior to joining Northeast Hearing & Speech, Katherine interned in the Boston Public Schools, at Camp Kaleidoscope in Vermont, at the Cambridge Health Alliance outpatient facility in Somerville Massachusetts, and at Tufts Medical Center in Boston Massachusetts. In addition to her work with preschool children, Katherine interned at the Kremples Center in Portsmouth New Hampshire, a post–traumatic brain injury rehabilitation center, working with adults to help support their needs and interests after suffering brain injuries. Throughout her education, Katherine has also studied American Sign Language and the Deaf and Hard of Hearing culture. Katherine is a certified member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She is also a Hanen Certified Trainer for Early Childhood Educators.

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