My name is Belinda Shea and I have been a Speech Language Pathologist for over 20 years. I have worked in the public school setting as well as home health setting! I enjoy helping people of all ages become better communicators. I was born in Flagstaff, grew up in Tucson and attended both NAU and ASU. I love everything Arizona! In my spare time I enjoy being outdoors, spending time with my family and going to the lake.
My name is Amber Weber and I have been a speech and language pathologist assistant for 6 years here in Arizona. I received a bachelors degree in Psychology from Azusa Pacific University only to find my passion in communication disorders one short year later; in which I began to pursue further schooling. I have been married to my firefighter husband for 8 years and we just welcomed our baby girl, Skylee, into our family almost one year ago. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family out by the pool or hosting get-togethers with our friends at our home. I love the kiddos I get the opportunity to work with and the relationships that are cultivated with their families. The most amazing part of my job is getting to be a part of milestones in children’s lives which is a privilege that I cherish!
My name is Jennifer Ostreicher and I am a speech language pathologist. I am a native Phoenician who relocated to Seattle to attend the University of Washington, earning degrees in speech and hearing science and archaeology (with a minor in linguistics) in 2010. I then returned to Phoenix to attend ASU, earning my masters in Communication Disorders in 2012. Since then, I have worked with a variety of populations including early intervention, school aged kids, high school aged kids, and adults. Currently, I am loving all things related to social language and life skills. I am married and have four ‘children’ (2 feline, 2 canine). When I’m not working, you will most likely find me in a yoga class, cooking, writing restaurant reviews, or traveling the world!
Jason obtained his speech degree from ASU in 2007. He was a speech assistant prior to that and has worked in pediatrics his entire career. He is a certified Touch Chat trainer and is well-versed in all augmentative communication devices. He provides evaluations and supervision for his assistants, as well as marketing and mentorship within Wheels on the Bus.
My name is Kristi Wagers and I’m a Speech Language Pathologist Assiatant. I was born and raised in Southern California but have lived here in Arizona since 2007. I received my Associates degree from Estrella Mountain Community College with high distinction. Currently, I am continuing my education through NAU online, pursuing a Bachelors in Speech Language Pathology with certification in Autism Spectrum Disorders. I have previously worked as a SPED Paraprofessional in a structured teaching classroom and provided home based habilitation and respite services. My passion for working with individuals with disabilities began at home. The children in my family inspired me to reach out and help give a voice to others.
My name is Pamela McLaughlin and I have been a certified Speech-Language Pathologist for over 25 years. I have been in Arizona for the last 16 years after spending a lot of time all over the Southwest. I graduated from BYU with my bachelor’s degree in Communication Disorders and received my masters degree in Speech and Language from the University of New Mexico. I have always loved working with children, even when I was young, and I feel blessed to have had the opportunity to work with many special kids over my career. I have worked with children with autism, learning disabilities, cognitive disabilities and all areas of communication disorders. I have a wonderful husband, four children, and 2 of the most beautiful grandsons ever! I love to spend time with my family and we love to swim, go to soccer games, see movies, read, and, of course, do anything at all that involves the grandsons!
Ashley P, M.S., CCC-SLP
I am originally from Tucson, Arizona, where I
obtained my bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences Disorders at The
University of Arizona. After graduating, I became a Speech Language
Pathologist- Assistant and began working in the pediatric clinical setting, as
well as the home health setting. I moved to Milwuakee, WI, where I stayed for a
little over a year, to work in early intervention before pursuing my master’s
degree in Flagstaff, Arizona. Once I completed graduate school and became
a Speech Language Pathologist, I began working in a variety of settings,
including schools, hospitals, and home health. Today, I am primarily
working in the schools and hospital settings while supervising SLP-A's. I feel
fortunate to have a career that allows me such clinical diversity and ways to
explore my passion for helping children and adults.
I have been a speech language pathologist since 1980 so I am "well seasoned" as I like to put it. I am originally from New York and lived there most of my life. Once I had a child and became a single mother, I decided I wanted to live with him overseas and give him a different lifestyle. We have lived in Germany, Spain and Sicily italy for a combined total of 17 years. During my years as an SLP, I decided to learn more and became a feeding therapist. I have been back in the US since January 2017 and work in the Dysart School district. I continue to love traveling and plan on exploring South America and Asia in the next five years.
Hi, my name is Stacey Walberg. I am originally from Colorado but am enjoying not driving in the snow here in Arizona. I also enjoy kayaking and exploring the many places to kayak in Arizona. I attended the University of Northern Colorado for my undergrad and Master's degrees. I have been a Speech Language Pathologist for 13 years with experience in Early Intervention and in school settings. I have many hours of additional training in feeding therapy and dysphagia, this has become a passion.
I have always loved all things related to
language. Growing up, I was always reading or writing. My other childhood
passions were science and education, so when I found the unique blend of
language, teaching, and science that is Speech-Language Pathology, it seemed a
perfect match! I received my Master of Science degree in Communication
Disorders from Arizona State University in 2013. I have enjoyed working with
children and families in the home, clinic, and school settings. I am so happy
to be part of Wheels of the Bus' mission to strengthen and empower families.
When I am not wearing my SLP hat, I enjoy reading, writing, baking, and
spending time with my family.
I was born and raised in California. My first round of college I majored in biology. I went to Ecuador with a medical team repairing cleft palates. I worked with 2 SLP's while I was there. After I got back to the states I quit my job and went back to school to study speech. I relocated to Arizona for school and received my BS in Speech and Hearing Science from Arizona State University.
I love working with children and helping them communicate. Seeing the changes in their lives makes everything worth it!
My name is Patricia Finch and I am a recent graduate earning my AA degree as an SLPA from EMCC. I am enrolling at NAU in the fall of 2016 to pursue my BA as an SLPA. I have been married to my best friend and soul mate Eric for 23 years and we have two amazing and intelligent children. I am originally from Northern California and moved to Phoenix in the fall of 1994. I enjoy spending my free time with my family and friends. I decided to pursue a career in Speech after spending 15 years as a paraprofessional working with special needs children.
Hello my name is Jennifer Lopez; I am a certified bilingual Speech Language Pathologist Assistant and a certified Elementary Education teacher. I have been serving the children of Arizona since 2005. I graduated from Northern Arizona University with a degree in Interdisciplinary studies with an emphasis in Speech and Hearing Sciences. I am an Arizona native, and in my spare time I love spending time with my family and friends. I have a passion for working with children and take great pride in my work with them. I continue to strive to make “the difference” with all the children I serve while helping them to reach their full potential in all they do.