Our Clinical Staff

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Marcos Sastre, Clinical Director

M.S. CCC-SLP

Marcos Sastre, M.S. CCC-SLP, earned his degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders with a Bilingual/Bicultural Extension Certificate at Teachers College, Columbia University in New York City. Previously, he attended Tufts University in Massachusetts and received degrees in Cognitive and Brain Science and Communications, graduating summa cum laude. As an avid singer and actor, he is keenly interested in all aspects of communication, but particularly in disorders of the larynx and voice, as well as the communication needs involved in head and neck cancer, neurogenic/motor speech difficulties, cognition, and speech articulation. As a native bilingual, he is passionate about developing cultural competency in all areas of the field.

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Stacey Schmelzer, Associate Clinical Director

M.S. CCC-SLP

Stacey works primarily with pediatrics and children, with a special interest in autism and childhood apraxia of speech. She is certified in PROMPT, among other therapies.

Stacey attended North Carolina Central University, where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education. She was employed in the preschool setting for a year before earning a Masters of Science degree in Speech Language and Auditory Pathology at East Carolina University.

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Kayla O’Connor

M.S. CCC-SLP

Kayla earned her degree in Speech-Language Pathology at Boston University in Massachusetts. Previously, she attended The College of Wooster in Ohio where she earned a degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders, graduating magna cum laude with thesis honors. Her externship experiences included early intervention, early childhood center, and outpatient hospital diagnostic team. Kayla has a particular interest in pediatric articulation disorders, language disorders and delays, and neurological communication disorders.

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Melissa Weiner

M.S. CCC-SLP

Melissa earned a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from Loyola University Maryland. Her undergraduate academic studies included a minor in Special Education. Melissa is a flautist and a former choir singer. Her musical background influenced her passion in treatment of voice and breathing re-training. She is certified in LSVT LOUD.

Melissa has expertise in voice therapy and breathing re-training with children, adolescents, and adults with vocal fold lesions, vocal cord dysfunction, chronic cough, and muscle tension dysphonia. She has primarily worked in pediatric intervention working with children of various ages and communication needs, such as early intervention, phonological/speech production disorders, fluency disorders, language disorders, and social-pragmatic communication disorders secondary to Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). In addition, Melissa has experience treating adults with communication disorders resulting from aphasia, including Primary Progressive Aphasia (PPA), and cognitive communication deficits secondary to stroke, TBI, concussion, and chemotherapy. She enjoys collaboration with other professionals to ensure treatment is functional for clients and their families.

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Bridget Joyce

M.A. CCC-SLP

Bridget earned her degree in Speech-Language Pathology at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Previously, she attended the University of Delaware where she earned a degree in Cognitive Science with a minor in Disabilities Studies. Her previous experience includes intervention for speech, language, fluency, voice, and cognitive disorders with adults and children at an outpatient office. She also has experience working with students at the pre-kindergarten, elementary, middle, and high school level. Bridget is particularly interested in pediatric feeding, fluency, and pediatric language delays and disorders.

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Isha Sharma

M.A. CF-SLP

Isha earned her graduate degree in Speech-Language Pathology at The George Washington University in Washington, DC. Previously, she attended the University of Maryland, College Park where she earned a degree in Hearing and Speech Sciences. Her previous experience includes working with students at the preschool and school-aged level at the Georgetown outpatient hospital and school setting. Her particular interests include articulation disorders, language disorders, fluency disorders, and social pragmatic disorders secondary to Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) with children and adolescents. As a bilingual, she is passionate about providing intervention and cultural competence in the Speech pathology field. 

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Lauren La Bella

M.S. CF-SLP

Lauren earned both her undergraduate and graduate degrees at Syracuse University. Her previous experience includes working with adults in the inpatient rehabilitation unit at Upstate University Medical Hospital, where she focused on Traumatic Brain Injury patients, Aphasia, and Cognition therapy. She has also treated individuals of all ages with articulation, language, and fluency disorders. Lauren entered the field of Speech-Language Pathology to help her patients communicate better with those around them and have the confidence to do so!

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Brooke Goldstein

M.S. CF-SLP

Brooke earned her M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology from the MGH Institute of Health Professions. She received her her B.S. in Cognitive Science with a minor in Disability Studies from the University of Delaware. Brooke previously provided services at Massachusetts General Hospital in the Neurology Outpatient department, treating adults with neurological conditions such as Parkinson's Disease, Aphasia, Dementia, and Traumatic Brain Injury. She also has experience working with infants and children with feeding/swallowing disorders and speech, language, literacy, and social-communication disorders at Boston Medical Center and in the school setting. She is particularly interested in treating adult neurological conditions affecting speech, voice, and cognition as well as pediatric feeding and swallowing disorders. Brooke is passionate about providing patient-centered care to promote personalized and functional outcomes.

Our Administrative Staff

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Brityne Willinger

Practice Manager

Brityne has spent the past 12 years working in healthcare administration and
previously managed a physical therapy clinic in Brandon, Florida.  She received
her degree in Healthcare Management and is pursuing her Bachelors in
Business Management.