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Speech Therapy Team

Heather Hickman
Heather Hickman, MA/CCC-SLP Lead
Heather received two bachelors degrees, one in Speech Language Pathology, and one in Audiology, and a minor in psychology form the University of Northern Colorado. She has also has a masters degree in Speech and Language Pathology. Heather enjoys working the pediatric clients of all ages, and is especially interested in articulation disorders and phonological delays. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, going for walks, traveling, cooking, and spending time with family.
Betsy Obourn
Betsy Obourn, M.A./CCC-SLP, SLP
Betsy earned her Bachelor's and Master's degrees at The George Washington University in Washington DC. Betsy has been practicing for 24 years, and cannot imagine doing anything else! Her passion is working with language impairments and all of the interesting characteristics that can come with that. She also enjoys working with motor speech and phonological speech disorders. Now that her children are bigger, she is finding more time for reading, traveling and spending time with friends.
Beth Marafiote
Beth Marafiote, MA/CCC-SLP
Beth received her Masters of arts in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Denver in 1981. She is a member of the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA) and the Colorado Speech Language Hearing Association (CSHA). Her specialties include oral motor intervention, and articulation and phonological disorders. She enjoys spending time with her family, gardening, reading and watching movies.
Judy R. Edwards
Judy R. Edwards, MS/CCC-SLP
Judy graduated in 1974 from Ohio University with a BS in Speech and Hearing Science with a minor in Audiology. She went on to graduate from Miami University in 1980 with an MS in Speech and Hearing Science. Judy has worked as a speech pathologist for the past 36 years in the public schools, private practice, rehabilitation facility, hospitals and home health care settings. Her specialty is working with children and adolescents with Autism, delayed speech and language disorders and fluency issues.
Linda Zahller
Linda Zahller, M.A./CCC-SLP
Linda has previously worked in the schools, hospitals, and long term care. She enjoys hiking in the mountains, cooking, and especially spending time with her 2 grandchildren.
Denise Noda Denise Noda, M.S./CCC-SLP
Denise received her Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Utah. She has over 20 years of experience and has enjoyed exploring diverse caseloads ranging in age from birth to the geriatric population. Her areas of specialty include early intervention, school-based speech/language services, and adult rehabilitation of neurogenic communication disorders. She enjoys collaborating with patients and families to help them achieve their goals.
Claire Leborgne Claire Leborgne, M.A./CCC-SLP
Claire is a graduate of the University of Denver (Bachelors of Music) and the University of Colorado (Masters of Art – Speech Language Pathology). She is currently in the process of completing her Clinical Fellowship and adores working with various types of clients. Her particular passions include pediatric therapy and voice disorder therapy. Outside of speech and language therapy, Claire teaches music lesson and enjoys performing with local theater and opera companies in the Denver Metro area.
Lindsay DePalma
Lindsay DePalma, M.S., CCC-SLP
Lindsay DePalma received a Master of Science degree from Ithaca College. She is a member of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA). In addition to working at Handprints Home Health, she is an employee of EC BOCES and provides speech/language services in the Bennett and Strasburg school districts. Lindsay has post graduate experience working with individuals with varying disabilities, including receptive/expressive language delays, articulation/phonological disorders, apraxia of speech, fluency disorders, autism spectrum disorder, intellectual disabilities, cerebral palsy, Down Syndrome, TBI, etc. She also has training in the use of AAC technology such as the Tobii Communicator, Nova Chat, and various iPad applications. In her spare time she enjoys spending time in the mountains skiing, hiking, and biking with her friends. Lindsay also enjoys traveling, cooking, and going to concerts.
Ana Rodriguez
Ana Rodriguez, MS/CCC-Bilingual SLP
Ana received her Masters of Science from Nova Southeastern University and is an active member of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association. She is a bilingual Speech-Language Pathologist who is fluent in both Spanish and English and has been certified as a Bilingual SLP through her district. Ana has been working with Spanish speaking families both in schools and in private practice settings for several years. Ana specializes in feeding, and play based evaluation and intervention. She has intensive training with feeding disorders in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and is also trained in the Sequential Oral Sensory Approach to Feeding (SOS) for children with feeding difficulties and weight/growth problems. Ana has also had extensive training in evaluating and treating patients from culturally linguistic and diverse populations. Her hobbies include hiking, yoga, baking, movies, continuing education, and traveling during her spare time.
Janel Golden Janel Sweeney, MA/SLP-CCC
Janel received her graduate degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Saint Louis University in 2010. She received her undergraduate degree in Speech and Hearing Science from the University of Illinois in 2008. She is a member of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA). Janel has experience working in a variety of settings including private clinics, early intervention birth to three programs, private schools, public schools, hospitals, and center based public school placements. She loves working with all kids with speech and language delays. Janel has experience working with children with moderate to profound autism utilizing AAC devices and low-tech communication systems. In her spare time, she loves hiking, cooking, trying new restaurants, and traveling.
Emily Pote
Emily Pote, M.S./CCC-SLP
Emily Pote is originally from New York with a B.F.A in Acting. She later pursued Speech-Language Pathology at Lehman College in NYC., and went on to earn her Master’s degree from the University of Wyoming in 2016. She is a member of the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA) and enjoys working with children of all ages. She currently works full-time as a school-based SLP working with children ages 2-18, and loves working with younger children with phonological and/or language delays. In addition to working in the schools, she has worked with children with more severe needs in the private practice setting for the past year. She loves collaborating with other specialists and working closely with families. While Emily loves her job, she occasionally needs to unwind with some yoga, running, reading, and socializing.
Ali Grush Ali Grush, M.A./CCC-SLP
Ali received a Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology from University of Northern Colorado. She also has a BS in Audiology and Speech-Language Sciences, and a BA in Elementary Education from Colorado Mesa University. Ali has experience working with individuals with various disabilities and enjoys working with all speech/language delays. She is especially interested in working with expressive/receptive language disorders and building social language skills. Ali currently works at a high school with a center-based program, but also loves working with the preschool and school-aged populations. Ali enjoys staying active by running and playing tennis, and also coaches cross country at Columbine High School.
Emily Townsend
Emily Townsend, MA, CCC-SLP
Emily is a native Floridian from Daytona Beach, FL. She graduated from the University of Florida with a Master of Arts degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders and is a member of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA). She has experience working with clients across the lifespan, from early intervention programs to skilled nursing facilities, but is especially passionate about working with the pediatric population. Her favorite areas to work on are articulation, phonology, receptive and expressive language, and social-pragmatic language, and she enjoys working with children of all age groups. When she’s not working, she enjoys practicing and teaching yoga, being outdoors—especially anywhere near the water, hiking, watching live music, and spending time with her friends, family, and cat, Lilly.