OUR CARE TEAM
Tiffany Hughes, M.A. CCC-SLP - President/Director of Clinical Services
Tiffany received her masters in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Pittsburgh, where she also was involved in aphasia research. With over 15 years experience in speech-language pathology,
Tiffany is passionate about providing clients and families with the support and resources needed to maximize each client's success. She is passionate about supporting her team in building their skills to obtain their career goals and pursue their true passions. Tiffany specializes in working in early intervention, feeding and swallowing, apraxia of speech, and aphasia. Positive reinforcement and using strengths to overcome weaknesses are important themes in her treatment programs combined with the use of evidenced based techniques. She has been certified in Talk Tools, the Lindamood Bell Visualizing & Verbalizing program and is a PROMPT trained practitioner. In addition, Tiffany has been certified by LSVT Global Inc. to provide treatment for individuals with speech disorders related to Parkinson disease and other neurological disorders using the LSVT LOUD® modalities.
Lorinette Myring-Garscia, M.S. CCC-SLP
Lori joined our team in 2014 after completing her Masters degree in Communication Disorders & Sciences from California State University, Northridge. Lori enjoys working with children and families in the early intervention/birth to three population.
Her areas of interest include receptive and expressive language, pragmatic/social language skills and special populations such as Down syndrome and autism. Additionally, Lori enjoys treating voice disorders and has obtained specialized training in childhood apraxia of speech. She is certified by and belongs to the American Speech-Language -Hearing Association (ASHA) and has a California speech and language pathology license.
Kat Tomas, M.S. CCC-SLP - Assistant Director
Kat is passionate about working with young children and families. She has extensive experience working with the school-aged and the younger, early intervention, population. Kat incorporates routines and visual supports into therapy to enable easy carry-over of newly learned skills in the child's home environment. Her experience in behavioral intervention and with working as part of a multi-disciplinary team allows for her to incorporate various strategies and recommendations from occupational and physical therapy fluidly in her treatment sessions. Kat is passionate about helping families throughout the intervention process. She works extensively with expressive and receptive language delays, articulation, feeding/swallowing and has participated in advanced training for feeding and swallowing. She is certified by and belongs to the American Speech-Language -Hearing Association (ASHA) and has a California speech pathology license as license to practice in the state of California.
Stacy Golden, M.S. CCC-SLP
Stacy graduated from the University of New Mexico and has been working in early intervention for several years. Stacy utilizes a family-centered approach to intervention. She is passionate about educating and providing parents/family members with training on techniques to
advance their child's speech and language skills. Stacy assesses and treats a variety of speech and language disorders such as language delay, articulation disorders, childhood apraxia of speech, and pragmatic language disorders. She continues to advance her education and training to treat her clients utilizing both experience and the advances in speech-language pathology. She maintains California licensure in speech-language pathology and ASHA certification.
Jennifer Kim, M.A. CCC-SLP
Jennifer received her bachelors from UC Berkeley, and masters from one of the leading speech-language pathology programs, at The Ohio State University. She has specialized in pediatrics since 2012, starting out as a teaching assistant
prior to becoming an SLP. Her experience has been working in the school and private practice settings, treating children from a range of ages and speech and language related disorders. She is fluent in basic Korean and proficient in Spanish, enabling her to serve a variety of clients within our area. Jennifer uses Hanen techniques to work with early intervention clients and is known for going "above and beyond." She uses all resources to provide clients with the best outcome and works to build connections with her client's other specialists to build dynamic treatments tailored to each individual. Jennifer is a California licensed SLP and maintains her Certificate of Clinical Competence through the American Speech Language Hearing Association.
Teresa Cohenno, M.S. CCC-SLP
Teresa began workign in pediatrics in 2011 and continued her career after completing her masters from the College of St. Rose in 2014. She specializes in working with Deaf and Hard of Hearing, and is fluent in American sign language. She has extensive experience with the autism and Down syndrome communities and is dedicated to providing training and resources that enable families to provide continual learning to their chidlren. Teresa works with families primarily in early intervention utilizing Hanen methods and also targeting a variety of areas such as language, articulation, and fluency. She brings compassionate care while utilizing evidenced-based therapy programs, and that is why her clients love her! Teresa is American Speech-Language -Hearing Association (ASHA) certified and has a California speech-language pathology license.
Minji Sarah Cha, M.S. CF-SLP
Sarah obtained her masters at Biola University and worked as a Speech Language Pathologist Assistant for 2 years prior to entering into her graduate program. Minji enjoys serving bilingual (English-Korean and English-Spanish) clients and is passionate about the birth-3 year age group. She works to build a relationship with parents/guardians and to guide them in adapting strategies that promote language development into their daily routines. Minji also uses her personal experiences as a youth pastor and counselor and teacher to provide support and encouragement to families as they enter into the the therapeutic process.
Ashley Sohrab, M.S. CCC-SLP
Ashley has been working with children with speech, language, swallowing, and related disorders since 2013. She received her Master's from Chapman University in speech and language pathology. Ashley has served the pediatric population, through her work with children with various speech and
language disorders such as apraxia of speech, articulation, language and pragmatics, as well as special populations such as Down syndrome and autism She has led playgroups using the the SCERTS (Social Communication Emotional Regulation and Transactional Support) model and facilitated parent support groups. Ashley currently serves our team specializing in early intervention (0-3 years old) and is passionate about helping families throughout the assessment and treatment processes. She serves families in home to provide optimal treatment in a naturalistic setting and is bilingual, speaking both English and Farsi. Ashley is a California licensed SLP and maintains her Certificate of Clinical Competence through the American Speech Language Hearing Association.
Britta Sterling M.S. CCC-SLP
Britta obtained her masters in 2015 and has worked in a variety of settings, enabling her to provide specialized treatment to medically fragile and complex cases. Britta works with children in early intervention and school age and is passionate about language,
articulation, and literacy. She has an additional specialty in voice disorders and works with clients in assessment and treatment. Britta works to provide clients with a calm, friendly environment to allow children to grow their skills and learn while minimizing pressure and increasing their enjoyment and fun!
Elizabeth Huertas-Palmieri, M.S. - SLP
Elizabeth received her masters in speech-language pathology and learning disabilities and is able to share with her clients her knowledge and skills built with 18 years of experience. Elizabeth works with school-aged children and is passionate about working with early intervention clients in the home setting. She is bilingual and enjoys serving the Spanish-speaking community. She is continually advancing her academic knowledge and skills to stay at the forefront of therapeutic advancement.Elizabeth is a member of the American Speech Language Hearing Association and maintains California SLP Licensure
Inga (Yuet King) Ho, M.A. SLP
Inga is a speech language pathologist with experience in both public schools and the private practice setting, working with very young and school-aged children. She joined the Expressive Connections team in 2011 as a bilingual therapist. Inga works with Cantonese and Mandarin speaking individuals and enjoys cultivating a positive relationship with parents and setting up strong home-based programs to stimulate their primary language development. Inga has done extensive work in the area of specific language impairment. She is a graduate from Brigham Young University and maintains her Certificate of Clinical Competency with the American Speech Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) as well as California state licensure.
Andrea Olvera, B.A. SLPA
Andrea joined our team as a speech language pathologist assistant in 2018. Andrea loves helping children and families and shares her warm kind spirit with all of her clients. She is passionate about language development and early intervention. Andrea received her Bachelor of Arts in Speech and Language Pathology as well as her SLPA certification from Cal State Long Beach. Andrea is also a bilingual Spanish and English speaker and enjoys working in our multi-cultural community.
Jacqueline Ruiz, B.A. SLPA - Clinic Coordinator
Jacqueline has received her B.A. in Communicative Disorders from Cal State Fullerton. She began her career in 2013 in the special education field and went on to pursue SLPA certification to work as a speech language pathologist assistant since 2017. Her experience in the field combined with her administrative roles enables her to help families with compassion and understanding. Jackie works with our clients in scheduling, billing and coordinating care so that each client has the best experience with our practice!