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Our Team2017-08-10T17:07:13+00:00

Joanne Hanson
Founder and Director
I have been working as a speech-language pathologist for 25 years. I am a graduate of the University of NH where I received a BS and MS in Communication Disorders. read full bio
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Adelle Chingas
MS-CCC-SLP

I have been passionate about working with children since I was a child myself. I received my Bachelors of Science from the University of New Hampshire in 2013 in Communication Sciences and Disorders with a minor in Deaf Studies, followed by a Masters of Science in 2015 in Speech Language Pathology with a focus in early childhood. read full bio

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Mikaela Cassidy
MS-CCC-SLP

I graduated from the University of New Hampshire with my BS in Communication Sciences and Disorders in 2019. In between my undergraduate studies and grad school I took a half a year off to gain field experience working as a speech language assistant (SLA) in schools around the seacoast of NH. I continued working as an SLA throughout my graduate program, which provided me an amazing opportunity to bridge the gap between the classroom and therapy environment. read full bio

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Kiley Corson
MS-CCC-SLP

I love speech therapy because I get to laugh every, single day. Working with children allows me to celebrate my inner child while helping them communicate at the same time. Seeing the joy on a child’s face as he/she develops a new skill is the most rewarding part of my day. read full bio

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Ashley Kelley
MS-CCC-SLP
My love of working with children was jumpstarted by a high school internship at MFST nearly 10 years ago. My summer breaks throughout high school and college were spent as as a Camp Runamuck counselor, where my passion was solidified. I went on to receive my B.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders with minors in Hearing and Deafness Studies and Psychology from Emerson College in Boston.  I continued my education at Emerson and graduated in 2019 with a M.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders. My clinical interests include hearing loss, AAC, feeding disorders, and individuals with complex medical needs. read full bio
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Alise Rittershaus
MS-CCC-SLP

I began working with kids during high school, volunteering for my local parks and recreation program as well as teaching a youth tennis program. I received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre Arts from Salem State University in 2015. During my time in undergrad I worked with kids to create theatre. I realized just how important all aspects of communication are and the various tools or support children may need to communicate effectively. Following undergrad I received my Masters of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Emerson College in 2017. read full bio

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Sarah Troie
MS-CCC-SLP

I graduated in 2015 from UMass Amherst with a bachelors in Communication Disorders and Psychology. I went on to complete my masters in Speech-Language Pathology from Northeastern University in 2017. I work primarily in the elementary school setting and work after school and in the summer for Miracle Farm. I started here in 2017 and enjoy working with kiddos on articulation, language, and literacy needs. read full bio

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Alexandra Jordan
MS-CCC-SLP

I have been practicing as a speech language pathologist since 2013 with a few years at home when my two boys were born. I graduated from Boston University in 2011 with a BS in Speech Language Pathology & Audiology and in 2013 with a Masters in Communication Sciences and Disorders from New York University. My prior experience has been in private practice, early intervention, preschool and elementary schools and a private school for children with autism. My first experience with speech pathology was with MFST as an intern with Joanne over a decade ago, and I knew once I was back home I’d be so happy to work with Miracle Farm again! read full bio

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Amy Mace
MS-CCC-SLP

I graduated from UNH with a Master’s in Communication Disorders in 1997. Over the last 24 years,  I have worked with both children and parents since that time, through Early Intervention, School positions and, now, Clinical Speech Therapy. I have also worked in Product Development for a speech therapy publications company, Super Duper Publications, from 1999-2001. I returned to speech therapy because I missed interacting with kids. read full bio

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Alex Borriello
MS-CCC-SLP

I fell in love with the field of speech and language pathology as a freshman at University of Massachusetts Amherst while taking an intro to communication disorders class. Four years later I graduated with a B.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders and minors in both Psychology and Education. I then went on to receive a M.S. from Northeastern University in Speech and Language Pathology in May 2021. read full bio

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Lauren Pappalardo DiPrima
MS-CCC-SLP

I joined MFST in 2020 and love the play-based therapy and family centered model we provide. I received my MS from Emerson College in Communication Disorders in 2019 and BS from Boston University in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences with a minor in psychology in 2017. I have always loved working with children and especially enjoy spending time with my nieces and nephews. read full bio

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Julia Sambuco
MS-CCC-SLP

My passion for working with children first began in high school, as a teacher’s assistant at a daycare in my hometown of Andover, MA. This experience opened my eyes to how important the early years of a child’s life are to their speech and language development. I went on to pursue my undergraduate degree at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in Communication Sciences and Disorders with a Minor in Education. read full bio

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Sidney Scott
MS-CCC-SLP

I fell in love with the field of speech-language pathology when I was just 16 years old participating in a high school internship at Miracle Farm. I continued to work as a Camp Runamuck counselor in the summers and completed one of the clinical rotations in graduate school at Miracle Farm. I attended the University of Maine, where I was awarded my B.A. and M.A. degrees in Communication Sciences and Disorders with minors in Child Development and Family Interactions, and Disability Studies. read full bio

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Megan Lane
MS-CCC-SLP

I graduated from UNH in 2013 with a B.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders with minors in Deaf Studies and Education. I received my M.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders from UNH in 2015. I have a passion for working with children and young adults of all ages, and have experience working with children ranging from age 18 months through age 21 across settings. I enjoy providing play-based and functional speech therapy services, with an emphasis on the priorities of families and children. read full bio

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Julia Izzo
MS-CF-SLP

I graduated from the University of New Hampshire with my BS in Communication Sciences and Disorders in 2019. In between my undergraduate studies and grad school I took a half a year off to gain field experience working as a speech language assistant (SLA) in schools around the seacoast of NH. I continued working as an SLA throughout my graduate program, which provided me an amazing opportunity to bridge the gap between the classroom and therapy environment. I finished my education with Baylor University and received a Master’s in Speech Language Pathology in 2022. read full bio

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Mara Hiley Chery
MS-CF-SLP

Speech-language pathology is a career change for me. After college I briefly worked in the nonprofit industry. However, I didn’t find being in an office and working at a desk enjoyable, so I decided to make a change. I went back to school and graduated from Worcester State University with a bachelor’s in Communication Sciences and Disorders in 2014 and a master’s in speech-language pathology in 2018. I have been working in a preschool since. read full bio

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Teagan Ahern
MS-CF-SLP

I graduated from University of New Hampshire with a B.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders in 2020. I then went on to obtain a M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology from Northeastern University in May of 2022. As a graduate clinician I had the opportunity to work in various pediatric settings including a private practice and various different schools. I’ve always enjoyed working with children and have loved how rewarding and fun the field of Speech Pathology is! read full bio

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Molly Stedman
MS-CF-SLP

I have known I wanted to work with children ever since I was a child myself–My experience started with helping my mother run her home daycare for infants and toddlers throughout my childhood and adolescence. I first discovered the field of speech-language pathology as a high school intern working with an SLP at a preschool and elementary school. I’ve been hooked ever since! read full bio

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Emily Fraser
MS-CF-SLP

I graduated from Assumption College in 2020 with a degree in Human Services and Rehabilitation Studies. My time at Assumption open my eyes to the field of speech-language pathology and jumpstarted my journey to becoming an SLP. I continued my journey to becoming an SLP at the University of New Hampshire, graduating with my Master’s degree in 2022. The time I spent volunteering throughout high school and college fostered my passion for helping people and my love of working with children led me to become a pediatric speech pathologist! read full bio

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Tess Olson
MS-CCC-SLP

I am a graduate of Southern Connecticut State University where I earned my bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Communication Disorders with a minor in psychology. After graduate school, I began my career in skilled nursing. With my passion always being working with children, I happily joined the team at Miracle Farm Speech Therapy upon moving to the seacoast, where I have had the opportunity to work with those from preschool to young adult! I enjoy working with children of all ages and abilities. read full bio

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Jamie Chiles
MS-CF-SLP

I recently graduated from the University of New Hampshire with my Masters in Communication Sciences and Disorders. I am currently completing my clinical fellowship as a Speech Language Pathologist for Miracle Farm Speech Therapy! During my graduate studies, I had the opportunity to practice under amazing speech pathologists in various pediatric settings such as UNH’s on-campus clinic, preschool programs, public school programs, as well as outpatient hospitals.  read full bio

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Amelia Aaron
MS-CF-SLP

I have always known that I want my career to matter and that I want to make an impact on this world. I chose to attend Providence College in Providence, Rhode Island for my undergraduate dual degree in Public Service and Community Studies and Global Studies. I initially thought that I could make my impact on the world through serving others but when the world shut down, I knew I wanted to change directions and find a career that filled my heart with as much joy as I tried to extend towards others. In a random conversation with a friend, she mentioned Speech Language Pathology, and everything clicked into place. Following this revelation, I decided to pursue a Master’s in Communication Sciences and Disorders.  read full bio

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Audra Morrow
MS-CF-SLP

I have always had a love for speech and language pathology. I grew up with a few deaf family members and saw how big of an impact speech therapy had on their lives. I attended Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where I received a bachelors degree in Health Sciences and a minor in Psychology. I then completed my graduate work at Duquesne and received my masters degree in Speech Language Pathology in August of 2023. Throughout college, I worked in various settings with various populations including in schools, private practices, and a rehabilitation facility.  read full bio

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Molly O'Neal
MS-CF-SLP

I graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 2021 with a B.S. in Speech Language and Hearing Sciences and with a minor in Psychology. I then continued my education at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Knoxville, TN where I received my M.S. in Speech Language Pathology in August 2023. I am very passionate about working with children of varying ages and ability levels. I enjoy using a play based approach to therapy and seeing the positive results it has on a child’s development.  read full bio

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Katherine Chandler
Business and Credentialling Manager

I have a BS in Business Management from Plymouth State College. Early in my career I worked in investment banking, project management and marketing.  I recently joined Miracle Farm Speech Therapy after being a full-time mom to my two children who are now young adults. Through the years I have been and continue to be involved with many volunteer opportunities in both my children’s schools and the community. read full bio

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Cathy Breslin
Assistant Business Manager

I graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 1993 with a B.S. in Family Studies: Early Childhood Education. For the past 14 years, I was a special education para educator working with students in preschool through grade 6. I did this as I was raising my two children. Now that they are adults, I was ready for a new career. I was lucky enough to join the MFST team in September of 2023 as an Assistant Business Manager. read full bio

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Eileen Baker
Practice Manager
I graduated from SUNY Geneseo in 1986 with a BS in Sociology. I started working part time at Miracle Farm Speech Therapy in October of 2009 and am also a full time mom to 4 kids and wife to a husband that has quite a crazy work schedule! read full bio
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I am a yellow lab who was rescued from Save a Lab Rescue. I have experience in cuddling, nudging, and begging for belly rubs. read full bio

Are you interested in joining our team?
Please send your resume or contact joanne at:  [email protected]