Debra Goldman, M.S., CCC-SLP
Owner, Speech-Language Pathologist
Debra is a native of Canada and she received her bachelor’s degree in Child Psychology at The University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada, followed by a Master of Science in Communication Disorders from Northeastern University in Boston. Debra began her career treating the adult population, specializing in neurogenic disorders and dysphagia management in hospitals and rehabilitation facilities. Debra has been in private practice in the Merrimack Valley for over 20 years. She founded Speech Matters, LLC because of her commitment to the local community and her desire to bring a superior level of care and treatment to the Merrimack Valley.
Lisa Roland, M.S., CCC-SLP
Owner, Speech-Language Pathologist
Lisa settled in Massachusetts after leaving New Jersey to get her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Communication Disorders from Northeastern University. As a licensed speech-language pathologist, Lisa worked with children and adolescents in a variety of settings, including inpatient/outpatient rehabilitation, schools, and private centers before partnering with Deb Goldman to develop and manage Speech Matters. Lisa is committed to providing quality speech and language therapy in a family-centered environment surrounded by a team of skilled therapists and a community-based network of interrelated professionals.
Nancy Chamberlin, M.A., CCC-SLP
Nancy is a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist with a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Disorders from Boston University followed by her Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from George Washington University.
Rachel Ziser, M.S., CCC-SLP
Rachel is a compassionate and outgoing clinician who enjoys building connections with her clients and their families to achieve their communication goals. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and earned her master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Boston University.
Kassie Boilard, M.S., CCC-SLP
Kassie is a dedicated speech-language pathologist who is committed to helping her clients achieve their communication goals. She is licensed in the state of Massachusetts and she also holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA). Kassie received her Bachelor’s degree in Communication Disorders from Bridgewater State University, followed by a Master’s from Emerson College.
Nicole Martin, M.S., CCC-SLP
Nicole is a Southern California native who moved to Massachusetts for college. She completed her undergraduate studies at Boston College and earned her master’s degree in speech-language pathology at Boston University. Nicole holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA) and is licensed in Speech-Language Pathology by the state of Massachusetts.
Karen Cronin, M.S., CCC-SLP
Karen is an enthusiastic clinician who is dedicated to helping each child communicate more effectively. She is a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist who is certified by the American Speech and Hearing Association. Karen has worked with children and families for over 25 years in a variety of settings including schools, homes, and private clinics. Karen received her Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Disorders at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, followed by a Master of Science Degree at Northeastern University.
Kaitlyn Rubin, M.S., CCC-SLP
Kaitlyn is an enthusiastic speech-language pathologist who believes strongly in creating positive relationships with her clients and families to ensure each client is achieving their communication goals. Kaitlyn completed her undergraduate degree from Northeastern University and went on to achieve her master’s degree at Northeastern University in speech-language pathology. She is licensed in the state of Massachusetts and holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech and Hearing Association.
Taylor Pride, M.S., CCC-SLP
Taylor is a spirited and caring speech-language pathologist who feels that a trusting and genuine relationship is the foundation to success in speech therapy. She first received her bachelor’s degree in special education with a concentration in communication disorders from Bridgewater State University. She graduated with her master’s degree in speech-language pathology from Northeastern University.
Jenna Cafora, M.S., CCC-SLP
Jenna is a dedicated speech-language pathologist who believes in building strong connections with her clients and is motivated to help children meet their communication needs. She received her bachelor’s degree in Speech Language and Hearing Sciences at George Washington University and her Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology at Boston University.
Lauren Querze, M.S., CCC-SLP
Lauren is a seasoned speech-language pathologist who is dedicated to helping children improve their communication skills by using effective strategies and engaging activities. She is a licensed speech-language pathologist and is certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She received her bachelor’s degree in English at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and received her master’s degree in Communication Disorders from Emerson College, Boston.
Hilary Gordon, M.S., CCC-SLP
Special Education Teacher, Reading Therapist
Hilary is a licensed educator and speech-language pathologist with a specialty in reading disorders and language-based learning disabilities. Hilary has level 2 certification in the Wilson Reading System as a Wilson Dyslexia Therapist and is a member of the Orton-Gillingham Academy of Practitioners and Educators at the Associate Teacher level. In addition, Hilary has formal training and extensive experience using the Lindamood-Bell programs – LiPs (Phonological Sequencing Program), Seeing Stars, and Visualizing and Verbalizing.
Jeanne Marois, M.Ed, Dyslexia Specialist
Wilson Dyslexia Therapist
Jeanne received her Bachelor of Science in Education from Plymouth State University and a Master of Education from Salem State University. Jeanne is a professional educator with a specialty in reading disorders and language-based learning disabilities. She has her Massachusetts certification in English Education 5-9 and 9-12 and is a Wilson Dyslexic Practitioner. Jeanne has been a public educator since 1997 and currently works in a local public elementary school.
Kathy is a skilled professional with over 30 years of marketing and customer service experience in the corporate environment. Speech Matters is the next chapter of her career where she enjoys working in a family-centered office. Kathy specializes in day-to-day office management, resolving administrative issues, and juggling all the responsibilities that keep Speech Matters running smoothly. She enjoys developing relationships with the families we work with and supporting the therapists on our team. In her spare time, Kathy loves photography, traveling, and spending time with her family.