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- Kimberly Robertson, M.S., CCC-SLP, ATACP NLA Clinician
- Sheena Mackay, M.S., CCC-SLP, Speech-Language Pathologist
- Dana Tappen, SLPD, CCC-SLP
- Courtney Rams, M.S., CCC-SLP
- Natalia Rodriguez, M.A. CCC-SLP
- Mandy Case, M.A. CCC-SLP
- Bethany Scull, M.S., CCC-SLP
- Krista Rivera, M.S., CCC-SLP
- Yasleen Cabrera, SLPA
- Jessica Spiegler, CCC-SLP
- Linsey Dome, CCC-SLP
- Samantha Cervantes, SLP
- Polina Rapoport, CCC-SLP
- Collen Rios, SLPA
- Kari Thomas, SLPA
- Jamie Arellano, SLPA
- Jessica Cobb, SLPA
- Jennifer Showalter, SLPA
- Chloe Gaudissart, SLP
- Elizabeth Tommasino, SLPA
- Jeanine Arnaldo, CCC-SLP
- Lindsay Ishida, CCC-SLP
Kimberly Robertson, M.S., CCC-SLP, ATACP NLA Clinician
Director of Clinical Operations
Kimberly received her master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of the District of Columbia and has completed the Assistive Technology Applications Certificate Program at California State University, Northridge. Kimberly moved from the east coast and now calls sunny San Diego home. She brings experience in both the pediatric clinical and special education settings.
Kimberly strives to provide a warm and nurturing clinic environment for clients, their families, and staff. Her extensive experience includes working with autistic children as well as developmentally delayed, hearing impaired, and verbally challenged children aided by the support of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). In the area of AAC, she completes assessments, programs systems, provides direct sessions, and training/consultation for families and educational teams. She believes in the importance of focusing on these three key points: presume competence, model, and add joy to communication.
She is intermediate level proficient in American Sign Language and is a Natural Language Acquisition (NLA) trained clinician. Kimberly especially enjoys working with young children and their families, focusing on child led play-based therapy to facilitate and enhance communication with a neurodiverse affirming approach.
Outside of work, Kimberly enjoys time with her family, traveling, the beach, and yoga.
Sheena Mackay, M.S., CCC-SLP, Speech-Language Pathologist
Sheena received her B.S. in Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education from Utah State University and her M.S. in Communicative Sciences and Disorders from New York University. She is licensed by the State of California and holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA). Sheena has worked for Specialized Therapy Services at The OAS Center since 2020. She has clinical experience, working in-person and virtually, serving both charter school students and pediatric outpatient clients with a wide variety of support needs. Her clinical interests include play-based early intervention, neurodiversity-affirming therapy, and school-age stuttering therapy. In her free time, Sheena loves spending time with her husband and son. They enjoy going camping in their RV and relaxing on the beach.
Dana Tappen, SLPD, CCC-SLP
Dana has been a pediatric speech therapist since 2004 and been with STS since 2012. Her experience includes working with charter schools, school districts, early intervention agencies, and as the director of a Non Public Agency. She also has worked at the university level as a clinical supervisor with CSUSM and currently serves as a part time faculty member at CSUN. She graduated from San Diego State University with both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees, later obtained the Special Education Advocacy Certificate from the University of San Diego, and recently completed her clinical doctorate at RMUoHP. Dana is a Hanen® Certified Speech Language Pathologist in: It Takes Two to Talk®, More Than Words®, and Target Word®. She has continued to further her clinical skills by receiving advanced trainings in the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), Lidcombe Fluency Program, The SCERTS ® Model, and DIR®/Floortime™ Model. Dana also completed the Social Thinking® Clinical Training program with Michelle Garcia Winner and uses the Social Thinking® methodologies as a part of assessment and treatment sessions. She truly believes in a team approach, working together with family members and other professionals in order to foster the best possible outcome for the whole child.
Courtney Rams, M.S., CCC-SLP
Courtney Rams has been a speech-language pathologist and has worked at Specialized Therapy Services/The OAS Center since 2015. Her special interests include early intervention, language disorders, articulation/phonology, social skills and Autism Spectrum Disorders. Courtney has experience working in hospitals, schools and private therapy clinics. Courtney received her bachelor’s degree in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences and her master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Wyoming. She is licensed by the State of California, holds a certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) and is a current member of ASHA.
Natalia Rodriguez, M.A. CCC-SLP
Natalia was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas and moved to San Diego. She attended The University of Texas at Austin for her Bachelors and Our Lady of the Lake University for her Masters. Natalia has worked in a school setting, working primarily with bilingual students. Natalia speaks Spanish fluently.
Natalia enjoys playing soccer, reading, and being outdoors in her free time. Her next goal is to learn how to surf! Natalia also loves to travel and is always up for a travel adventure!
Mandy Case, M.A. CCC-SLP
Mandy received both her Bachelor’s Degree (2002) and her Master’s Degree (2004) in Communicative Disorders from San Diego State University. She holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech Language & Hearing Association (ASHA), the Clinical Rehabilitative Services Credential, and has been a licensed Speech Language Pathologist in Texas and California. Mandy has worked as an SLP serving children from 18-months to 18-years old in a variety of settings, including hospitals, private practice, in-home care, and school-based settings, using both in-person and virtual formats. She especially loves working in early intervention, helping young children access their world by developing language. Mandy started working with Specialized Therapy Services in 2017 and loves being a part of a supportive team of professionals with a passion for helping people reach their fullest potential. In her free time, she loves to play games, travel, take photos, and spend time with family.
Bethany Scull, M.S., CCC-SLP
Bethany is originally from Reading, Pennsylvania but has lived in San Diego since 2016. She received her B.S. in Early Childhood Education at Millersville University of Pennsylvania and taught pre-kindergarten before pursuing her graduate degree. She earned her M.S. in Communicative Sciences and Disorders at New York University and has clinical experience working in-person and virtually with pediatric outpatient clients and school-aged children with a wide variety of needs. Bethany is licensed by the State of California and holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA). Bethany began working for Specialized Therapy Services at The OAS Center as a graduate student clinician in early 2021 and has worked full-time as a Speech Language Pathologist since August 2021.
Outside of work, Bethany enjoys traveling, hiking, going to the beach, painting, and playing with her rescue dog Nellie.
Krista Rivera, M.S., CCC-SLP
Krista has been working as a Speech-Language Pathologist since the fall of 2019 and has worked for Specialized Therapy Services since August 2022. She received her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Zoology from University of California, Santa Barbara in 2013. She later received her Master’s of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology from California State University, San Marcos in 2019. She is licensed in California and has a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-language Hearing Association. Krista has been passionate about working with school-age populations in elementary schools and charter schools throughout San Diego. Krista enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter, and energetic dog, Captain. In her free time, she loves scuba diving, going to the zoo, and anything outdoors!”
Yasleen Cabrera, SLPA
Yasleen, AKA “Yas”, began her experience working in special education classrooms with the San Diego Unified School District in 2016 and provided in-home respite care services for children/teens with disabilities. She received her bachelor’s degree in Speech Language and Hearing Sciences from San Diego State University in 2018 and completed her SLPA Certification with CSUN in 2022. Her passion for inclusivity and advocacy has led her to join the STS Clinic team as a Spanish speaking, bilingual service provider. Yas focuses on building meaningful connections with her clients and making therapy fun! In her free time, Yas practices salsa dancing, enjoys thrift shopping, and visits her family in the Antelope Valley!