OUR TEAM

KATIJO

CEO, Speech Language Pathologist
Katijo graduated from Kent State University with a Master's in Speech Language Pathology. She was certified by the Ohio Board of Speech Language Pathology and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association in 2013. While studying she found a particular interest in treating speech sound disorders, language delays, and feeding-swallowing disorders which became a huge reason why she opened her own practice.  Ultimately, she created the company, Innovative Speech, to make a positive impact on others in the community. 
In her career she has provided assessments and therapeutic services in public schools through telehealth, skilled nursing facilities, rehabilitation hospitals, and private practice settings to both adults and children of all ages. 
Outside of her business she enjoys spending time with her family, camping, reading, and traveling.

BETHANY (MISS B)

Speech Language Pathologist
Bethany graduated from Kent State University in August 2011 with a Master of Arts in Speech Language Pathology. She was certified by the Ohio Board of Speech Language Pathology and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association in 2013.  Prior to becoming an SLP, she was a teacher (K-8 and Title I Reading) for over a decade. Her interest in language and literacy and neurological development, along with a desire to support individuals’ unique communication potential, led her to pursue speech-language pathology.
 
Her professional experience includes assessment and intervention with clients from diverse populations, ages 2 to 99. She has served children in the university clinic setting, in private, public, charter, and international schools, and adults in outpatient rehabilitation and skilled nursing facilities.

Outside of work, she loves spending time with her husband and son. Some of her favorite places include her garden, the Towpath and Metroparks, or curled up with a good book.

AMANDA

Speech Language Pathologist
Amanda graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) in 2000 with a Masters of Science in Speech Language Pathology. She was certified by the Pennsylvania Board of Speech Language Pathology and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association in 2001. Her professional experience includes early intervention, private and public elementary and high schools, pediatric outpatient clinics, acute care and rehabilitation hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, home care,  and private practice clients.  She served as a faculty member for undergraduate and graduate SLP programs.
She enjoys the process of supporting and encouraging each client to reach his/her best possible outcomes. Outside of work she can usually be found cheering at her sons' sporting events or watching The Great British Baking Show.

HEATHER

Speech Language Pathologist
Heather graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a Master's in Speech Language Pathology in 2016. She was certified by the Ohio Board of Speech Language Pathology and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association in 2018. 
 
While pursuing her degree, she developed an interest in fluency disorders (i.e. stuttering). She is currently a PhD student studying speech-language pathology at Kent State University with a research focus on stuttering. Heather has taught courses in speech development, and served as a teaching assistant for several undergraduate courses.  In her career she has provided assessments and therapeutic services in public schools and various summer camps for children of all ages. 
Outside of work and school she enjoys snuggling her two cats, playing with her puppy, volunteering, and listening to audiobooks.

RACHEL

Speech Language Pathologist
Rachel graduated in 2012 from Kent State University with a Master of Arts in Speech Language Pathology. She was certified by the Ohio Board of Speech Language Pathology and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association in 2014. 
 
Rachel’s career as an SLP began in the public school setting. In her first few years, she supported a district with piloting a speech/language intervention program for elementary students and was the primary SLP serving preschoolers upon the opening of a new campus. Having time with young students, she has found an interest in picture based communication tools to support early communicators. 
 
In the past year, she has started working in the private practice setting. Seeking out new methods to support speech production within another area of interest, she became a level 1 PROMPT-Trained therapist in late 2018. Rachel has recently married and moved to the Summit County area. Outside of work, she enjoys going on camping trips with her new husband and lifting weights.

DANA

Speech Language Pathologist

Dana graduated Kent State University with a Master’s in Speech Language Pathology in 2018. She was certified by the Ohio Board of Speech Language Pathology and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association in 2019. For the past two years she has worked with the pediatric population in the outpatient/private practice setting alongside a team of occupational and physical therapists. 

 

She has a passion for treating children with articulation/phonology disorders, childhood apraxia of speech (CAS), and additional expressive/receptive language disorders. She loves working in a private practice setting for the involvement of each child’s family in order to set individualized intervention plans that can be worked on not only in therapy, but at home as well!

In her free time, she enjoys baking, working out, spending time with family & friends, and watching sports with her boyfriend. Not to mention, she loves her labradoodle, Libby —  and pretty much every other “doodle” breed out there!

JENNA

Occupational Therapist

Jenna graduated from Duquesne University in 2017 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Health Sciences and a minor in Psychology.  In 2018, she graduated from Duquesne University with a Master’s of Science in Occupational Therapy. She was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA; however, relocated to the Akron-Canton area in December 2018.  

 

Her professional experience includes early intervention, pediatric outpatient clinics, public schools, and acute care/rehabilitation within the hospital setting.  She is a current Occupational Therapist for the Stark County Board of Developmental Disabilities at the Rebecca Stallman Southgate School.  Jenna’s professional interests include Autism Spectrum Disorder, treating difficulties with sensory processing and behavioral management, Alternative Access tools/AAC, and feeding difficulties. 

 

Outside of work, Jenna enjoys crafting, watching Netflix, and spending time with her fiancé, dog, and cat.

PENNY

Occupational Therapist Assistant

Penny started with Innovative Speech & Swallowing in June 2020.

KIM

Occupational Therapist
Kim currently serves as an Occupational Therapist for Innovative Speech & Swallowing Partners.

HOLLY

Office & Billing
Holly joined the team in 2017 with over 12 years of experience in the medical field. She is organized, caring, and can help clients with any questions they have about appointments. 
Holly is a mother of two, and when not working, you will most likely find her with her husband at one of the children's sporting events. 
She also enjoys doing volunteer work with her children as she wants to show them the importance of giving back to others, and to "do what is right, not what is easy to be the reason someone believes in the goodness of people."

CANDICE

Office & Receptionist
Candice started with the Innovative Speech in 2019 looking to help and support families through their journey. She has seen how much speech therapy has helped her own child and loves watching the growth in others.
Candice is married to her husband, Andrew, and they have 2 daughters who are both very active.  
She enjoy's spending time with her family at home playing board games or enjoying the pool. She and her family love the outdoors.  Their favorite place to adventure off to is Hocking Hills, Ohio.

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ADDRESS: 3570 Executive Drive, Suite 111, Uniontown, OH 44685

TEL: 330-595-9059 

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