Our Team

  • Tara Gallagher


    I have almost 20 years of experience working as a speech-language pathologist with children of all ages. I specialize in working with children who use hearing aids and/or cochlear implants to learn spoken language. Learning auditory verbal and listening techniques early in my career has allowed me to help children with all speech and language needs meet their goals.  I take pride in knowing I set up a fun, productive, structured yet nurturing environment. Families are often part of my sessions, as they are the child's best teacher. I love spending time with my family traveling to other countries and tropical islands. Sitting on the beach and listening to the waves is my happy place.

    Fun Fact: I love hip-hop dancing and often 'dance like nobody is watching'

  • Amanda Villosio


  • Toni Ann Coyne


  • Molly Dineen-Carey


    I have over 12 years of experience as a pediatric speech-language pathologist working with children from birth through college specializing in working with children who are deaf or hard of hearing in both auditory verbal as well as total communication approaches. Finding the individualized path to improved communication to make every student successful is my passion. Through this focus on auditory development and auditory support strategies, my approach is beneficial not only to students with hearing loss but also to all students presenting with speech sound disorders and language delays/disorders.  I take pride in integrating the needs of the whole child, including their family support and educational environment to foster success and generalization across their entire day. 

     Fun Fact: When I am not spending my time working with my students, you can find me enjoying my backyard with my puppy, Beau, or enjoying a myriad of activities with my family!

  • Michelle Rodriguez


  • Ashley Machovec


    I am a passionate Teacher of The Deaf and Hard of Hearing with 7 years of experience. I work with students of all ages ranging from Early Intervention up through high school. I specialize in listening and spoken language development and am an IMSE Orton Gillingham trained Reading Interventionist. I love that my job challenges me and provides endless opportunities to learn and grow professionally. I believe in a play-based approach to therapy and take pride in building close relationships with my students and their families. Having the opportunity to watch my kids learn, grow, and achieve their full potential is a true gift!

    Fun Fact: I was a competitive gymnast growing up!

  • Bridget Rice


    I am a New York Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist who has her Certificate of Clinical Competence through the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA). I specialize in working with children of all ages, along with their families and caregivers, to facilitate speech, language, and listening excellence. I provide speech-language intervention services for a variety of communication disorders including articulation and phonological disorders, receptive and expressive language disorders, auditory processing, apraxia of speech, social communication disorders, fluency disorders, and cognitive communication disorders. I emphasize building confidence in communication through play-based, child-centered therapy, individualized to each client and their family’s needs. I am an enthusiastic clinician who knows how to bring out the best in her clients.

    I am a dedicated clinician, who takes pride in helping children and their families achieve their goals. 

    Fun Fact: I enjoy spending time baking, traveling, and being outdoors!

  • Chantelle Pineda


    My name is Chantelle, and I am thrilled to embark on the next phase of my career journey as a fully licensed Occupational Therapist, building upon over 6 years of invaluable experience as a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA). Recently, I completed my Master's degree at Iona University, solidifying my dedication to continual growth and expertise in the field of OT. My journey began with a genuine love for engaging with children and helping them learn through play. I have a special interest in sensory integration and using movement-based activities to help children focus. I also believe helping children improve their handwriting is important and have some experience running fine motor centers in classrooms. I'm enthusiastic about combining my professional expertise with a touch of fun, ensuring that each child I work with finds joy and success in whatever they do. Outside of the clinic and classroom, I enjoy playing tennis, hiking, and trying new restaurants. 

     Fun Fact: 'Colors of the Wind' is my go-to song on karaoke nights. 

  • Gina Schmansky


    I am a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant with more than five years of dedicated experience working in the field. My passion lies within working with individuals of all ages, especially with children where I prioritize constant communication and collaboration with families and caregivers. Seeing progress and the accomplishments of my kiddos will forever fuel my commitment and passion in this field.

    Fun fact: I am graduating with my Masters in Occupational Therapy from Iona University in January 2024, I am a true dog lover and love to participate in any outdoor activity with my two pups!

  • Julia Shtipler


    My name is Julia and I have been a speech-language pathologist for 5 years. I provide services for children 0-5 years of age. I specialize in offering therapy in the areas of articulation, language, pragmatic skills, hearing/listening, and stuttering. I love working with toddler and preschool-aged children to help them reach their goals and to provide a safe and fun environment for them to grow and learn. I am passionate about working closely with families to make them a valuable part of the therapy team.

    Fun fact: I love hiking and being outdoors!

  • Amber Urban


  • Katie Austin


    I am a Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing working with children of all ages. I enjoy working with children by supporting them and helping them reach their goals. I am passionate about helping kids develop confidence through self-advocacy and building close relationships with my students and families. My goal is to make my sessions fun and enjoyable so kids will want to continue to make strides toward their goals.

    Fun fact: I enjoy gardening!

  • Teresa Rizzo


  • Laura Donato


  • Catherine Manning


    I am a dedicated occupational therapist working with children from preschool age through high school. I thrive on creating a fun and structured session where your child feels comfortable and can advance their skills through play. Watching your child grow, build confidence in their skills, and have fun is one of my favorite parts of my job. What I love about OT is that there is endless potential for creativity and novel activities. I strive to help your child become as independent as possible in their skill set and help them be as successful as possible in school! Outside of OT, you can find me playing volleyball, spending time with my family and friends, or in my favorite place, the beach.

    Fun Fact: I played NCAA Volleyball and currently coach a high school girls varsity volleyball team!

  • Maggie McKee


    My name is Maggie and I am one of the Occupational Therapists at Listening Partners. I am a thoughtful and spirited clinician who aims to provide a safe and fun environment for individuals to not only gain skills but also confidence in their abilities. I enjoy working with students of all ages. Some of my favorite therapeutic activities include board games as it not only promotes fine motor and/or visual motor skills but enhances play skills, which is the child’s primary function.
    Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with family, friends, and my red Labrador Retriever. I also enjoy learning new recipes and reading books.

    Fun Fact about me is that I read all of the Harry Potter books!

  • Rachel Meadows


    I chose the field of speech-language pathology because of the large impact that speech and language have on a person's everyday life. It's how we express ourselves, make meaningful connections with others, learn new things, and so much more. Being a part of someone's journey on that path is so fulfilling. I love working with children and being able to provide language opportunities, naturally. In my spare time, I love hanging out with my mini-me, catching a movie, or trying a new restaurant.

    Fun fact: I have an identical twin sister!

  • Danielle Tagliaferro


    I have been working as a COTA since 2018, and have worked with students ranging in age from birth to 21 years old. Building a relationship with my students and their families brings me so much joy! My favorite part of the job is seeing growth in each child I work with and learning all about what excites my students. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family, exploring new cities, and exercising. 

    Fun fact: I have been skydiving and had a pet hedgehog.

  • Regina Soares dos Santos


    Supporting children to achieve their personal best has been a passion of mine for over 20 years. I approach all my young clients with respect by meeting them where they are, identifying personal strengths, and leveraging these to achieve results. Since motivation is key for speech and language re/habilitation, parents play a key role in therapy by cheering on their child and continuing to carry over at home. As a parent of a child who received intensive therapy, I know firsthand the complex feelings that arise when raising and supporting our children. I firmly believe in perception preceding production in therapy and that a rich linguistic interactive environment is critical to support language learning. I look forward to working with you and your child and I am honored to be part of their journey! 

    Fun Fact: I am a Crazy Dog Lady and cannot imagine my life without a furry friend.

  • Jillian Schulman


    I am a New York-licensed Speech-Language Pathologist with a Certificate of Clinical Competence through the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. I specialize in school-aged children between 3-16 years of age. I pride myself on collaboration between disciplines and families to ensure best practices and support the whole child. I focus on targeting functional goals to allow for optimal speech, language, and social support. My favorite part of being a speech-language pathologist is watching my students meet their goals and seeing the happiness of caregivers when it happens.

    Two fun facts about me are that I love to bake and decorate cakes for my family and I used to be a travel agent!

  • Patricia Marcus

    Physical Therapist

    I have been a pediatric Physical Therapist for over 25 years.  I have extensive experience in pediatric orthopedics.  I hold certificates in sensory processing, neurodevelopmental treatment, and many other pediatric specialty areas.  I have volunteered in orphanages around the world to train caregivers and evaluate/treat children.  I believe that extensive continuing education and following research are essential to good practice.  My sessions are child-driven.  We provide many choices and new activities while challenging each child’s individual needs.  Our team works collaboratively to better help each child

    Fun fact-  I love cold snow and winter.  I would rather be playing in the snow than on a tropical beach.

  • Ethan Moyer

    Physical Therapist

    I am a Doctor of Physical Therapy with clinical experiences in a variety of different settings and specialties including orthopedic, neurological, pulmonary, pediatric, and acute care. I chose the wonderful field of Physical Therapy for many reasons, but to put it simply, I believe that working with my mind and body to help others is one of the most genuine and rewarding ways that I could spend my time. I strive to be the most authentic and caring human that I can be, which allows me to show up as the physical therapist that my patients deserve. Outside of physical therapy, I’m passionate about learning new things, especially regarding health and wellness. I enjoy exercising, traveling, and spending time in nature, mountain biking or hiking.

    Fun fact: I have lived abroad twice and have circumnavigated the world by ship!

  • Alyssa Spampinato


    I always knew I wanted a career that would allow me to make an impact in someone's life whether that meant helping my client say their first word for the first time, helping them be able to find their voice, or helping a parent find the right resources or teach them how to enhance their child’s language skills at outside of the therapy room. I could give you 100 reasons why I love being an SLP, but to keep it short: no two clients are the same! I love being able to work with diverse clients with diverse needs, especially in a world that is far from black and white. I love spending time with my family and friends during my spare time. I'm an avid gym goer.

    Fun Fact: I love chasing sunsets

  • Alexis Grosso


    Being an SLP is my dream job and always has been! In speech-language pathology, I am able to make a difference in the lives of every student I work with by improving their speech, language, and communication skills, whether big or small. There is no greater feeling than to watch an individual work hard and reach milestones! In my free time, I love spending time with my family and friends.

    Fun fact: I have a twin sister!

  • Brianna Wagner


    I am a New York Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist who specializes in working with children of all ages facilitating their language and communication skills. Being a Speech-Language Pathologist allows me to work with diverse individuals across different settings. I chose this profession because I wanted to help others communicate and advocate for their wants and needs. I take pride in promoting and encouraging children’s communication and language development, as it also helps build their social, emotional, and personal development. I enjoy using my creativity to tailor speech and language therapy to the individual’s interests to help motivate and foster success.
    I strive to support, advocate, and empower the individuals I work with in reaching their goals and potential.

  • Tatiana Pizzuti


    I have 5 years of experience working as a speech-language pathologist treating children of all ages. I have a passion for helping preschool and elementary school-aged children meet their speech and language goals. I enjoy tailoring speech and language therapy sessions to meet the needs of each child while making it fun and enjoyable. Collaborating with families and other professionals is important to me in order to maximize carryover of learned skills between therapy sessions and across settings. When I am not providing therapy, I love traveling to new places, taking my dog on adventures, and spending time with family and friends. 

    Fun Fact: I lived in Florida for the past 6 years

  • Melissa Carozza


    I chose occupational therapy because I love the holistic and meaningful approach to it. You look at a person as a whole and consider what's truly important to them and get to use their interests as motivation as well as the goal. I enjoy working in pediatrics because every child is so unique and each session is so individualized. I take pride in creating a safe and fun environment for them to grow, and I love to see them gain skills and build confidence in their abilities. In my free time, I enjoy cooking, baking, and reading a good book outside. 

    Fun fact: I was born on the 4th of July and I get to spend every birthday watching fireworks

  • Jessica Gallagher


    I'm a dedicated Speech Language Pathologist with a heart for helping children. Originally from New York, I spent 7 transformative years in Florida, where I completed my education and clinical fellowship. My experience includes working with children who are deaf or hard of hearing, as well as those with expressive and receptive language delays. I've spent the past year at a charter school, guiding students aged 6-17. I am passionate about play-based therapy and enjoy tailoring sessions to a child's lead, ensuring they find therapy engaging and enjoyable. I firmly believe in the vital role parents play in their child's development and actively involve them in the therapy process. My goal is to make a profound impact on the lives of these little ones, helping them conquer communication challenges and unlock their full potential!   I am also PROMPT trained. When I'm not at work, you'll find me exploring new places, reading a good book, staying active, and spending time with family and friends.

    Fun fact: I am also a dance teacher 💃🏻

  • Hannah Spivey


    I chose to become a speech-language pathologist because I am passionate about helping others and specifically enjoy working with children. My aim is to create a safe and supportive therapy environment that allows students to grow to their full potential. Effective communication is essential for social and academic success; my goal is helping students build those skills. I was born and raised in Tennessee and now live in the Bronx. I enjoy playing tennis, singing karaoke, and attending Yankee games!

    Fun fact: I have an orange tabby cat named Junior!

  • Alessia Dolgetta


    I am an occupational therapist currently working with elementary school-aged children. I enjoy working with kids as it is a fun and creative environment that fosters growth and development in their everyday tasks. What I love the most about OT is watching children accomplish new goals, become more independent, and become more motivated and confident in themselves. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family and my dog, being outside, and staying active.

    Fun fact: I have a family house upstate, and often spend my weekends up there ATVing with my cousins

  • Lauren Barrett


    I have been working as a COTA since 2020. I have a passion for helping people. I have experience working as an occupational therapy assistant with both children and the geriatric population. I love working with children and using my skills to make a difference. I enjoy being creative and having fun in a learning environment.
    Outside of work, I love to dance, love spending time with my family, and enjoy trying new restaurants. 

    Fun Fact: My favorite place is the beach.

  • Daina Dalaguerre-Guarino


    I have over 10 years of experience as an occupational therapy assistant mostly with the geriatric population. I am now a registered occupational therapist journeying through the pediatric world and exploring a different facet of occupational therapy that has become very dear to my heart. I love the fact that occupational therapy is very versatile and flexible to the needs of my clients. Also, I love spending quality time with my family cruising around to different countries.

    Fun fact: I enjoy singing, dancing, and being silly with my kids.

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