Debra Goldman, M.S., CCC-SLP

Owner, Speech-Language Pathologist

debra goldman - speech and language therapistDebra 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.

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Lisa Roland, M.S., CCC-SLP

Owner, Speech-Language Pathologist

lisa debrowski - andover speech and language therapistLisa 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.

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Nancy Chamberlin, M.A., CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

Nancy Chamberlin - Speech-Language Pathologist AndoverNancy 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.

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Rachel Ziser, M.S., CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

Rachel Ziser Registered Speech-Language PathologistRachel 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.

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Kassie Boilard, M.S., CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

Kassie Speech Pathologist AndoverKassie 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.

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Nicole Martin, M.S., CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

Nicole Martin Speech Pathologist AndoverNicole 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.

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Karen Cronin, M.S., CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

Karen CroninKaren 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. 

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Kaitlyn Rubin, M.S., CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

Kaitlyn Rubin - Speech and Language PathologistKaitlyn 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.

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Taylor Pride, M.S., CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

Taylor Pride - Speech and Language PathologistTaylor 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.

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Kayla Leonard, M.S., CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

Kayla Leonard - Speech and Language PathologistKayla is a dynamic 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 The Ohio State University before going on to earn a master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from New York Medical College.

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Lauren Querze, M.S., CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

Lauren Querze - Speech and Language PathologistLauren 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.

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Hilary Gordon, M.S., CCC-SLP

Special Education Teacher, Reading Therapist

Hilary Gordon - Andover Reading TherapistHilary 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. 

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Jeanne Marois, M.Ed

Reading Therapist

Jeanne Marois Reading TherapistJeanne 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.

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Kathy Studley

Office Administrator

Kathy Studley - andover speech therapy office managerKathy 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.


Associations

Massachusetts Speech-Language Hearing Association