At Laurie Ross-Brennan and Associates, we are very proud of our talented staff of Speech and Language Pathologists (SLPs) who have diverse backgrounds, interests, and specialities. Here we have short resumes of many of our SLPs so you can get an idea of the quality of staff we have available for you.
This directory is a work in progress and does not yet show all of our Associates. If you'd like to know what other Speech and Language Therapists are available, or a recommendation for an SLP that will best fit your specific needs, please give us a call at 268-5933.
Esther Babej graduated with a Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology at University of New Mexico. She moved to New Mexico after earning a Bachelor of Science in Speech and Hearing Sciences from the University of Washington. She decided it was time to swap the raincoat for a parasol. Esther has a passion for working with diverse populations as her clinical and personal experience has lead her to serve those in various settings, countries and cultures. Her experience has allowed her to work with clients ranging in age from 1 to 99 years old.
Angela, better known as Ann, graduated from Medical University of South Carolina with a Master of Science in Rehabilitation: Communication Sciences and Disorders in 2005. She holds a certificate of Clinical Competency and is licensed with the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA). Before she became an SLP, Ann worked as a Special Education Teacher and a Deaf Education Teacher for approximately thirteen years, earning the degree of Master of Education (Deaf Education) from Boston University in 1996.
Natalie received her Bachelor of Arts in Communicative Disorders from Eastern New Mexico University and a Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of New Mexico. She joined the staff of Laurie Ross-Brennan in August 2015, where she enjoys focusing her practice on teens and adults with development and acquired disabilities and autism spectrum disorder.
Cai was born and raised in Albuquerque. She and her husband have one amazing son and 3 crazy pups. They love to read, travel, take walks and do puzzles. When she was very young, she had numerous ear infections that eventually resulted in hearing loss. Her parents discovered this at the age of 2 (or 3) years old after she kept asking "What?" incessantly. Her mom amazingly took it upon herself to find out everything she could to help Cai catch up with her articulation skills. She loved the "games" they played.
Lisa Coriz was born and raised in New Mexico. She attended Moriarty high school. She has a vast experience working with adults and children of all ages. She has worked at Laurie Ross Brennan and associates since June 2001. She is a certified auditory integration training technician and is in charge of the entire front desk, prior authorizations and scheduling. Basically she keeps the entire agency running smoothly.
Quinn received her Bachelor of Arts in Communications Disorders from the University of Northern Colorado and her Master of Science in Speech Pathology from the University of New Mexico. Quinn holds a certificate of Clinical Competency and is licensed with the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA). Quinn is licensed to practice in New Mexico.
Quinn has been a full-time employee of Laurie Ross-Brennan and Associates since August 2004. She has experience with geriatrics, adults, and pediatrics and has work with early intervention from birth to three.
Beth graduated from the University of New Mexico with a Master of Science degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences in 1999. Before she became an SLP, Beth worked as a registered nurse for fifteen years, earning the degree of Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Alabama in Birmingham in 1985. She specialized in the area of neuroscience nursing.
Beth has been working with LRB and associates since 2001, serving clients from preschool through 72 years of age. She also works in the public school setting with clients ranging from preschool through middle school. Beth truly loves her work, and has said on many occasions, “I have the best job in the world!”
Hannah attended the University of New Mexico for both her Bachelor’s and her Master’s degrees. While in college, she spent three summers as a camp counselor working with children and adolescents with learning and social differences. During her time as a camp counselor, Hannah developed a desire to support people experiencing communication difficulties. Hannah has worked with clients from ages 2 to 92. Her specific areas of interest include autism spectrum disorders, articulation disorders, and cognitive rehabilitation after stroke or brain injury.
Janelle has 7 years of experience working with children and young adults in both the private setting and in the public schools. She enjoys working with a diverse population including: speech/language disordered, early intervention, autism, fluency, and learning disabled. She received her M.S. degree from the University of Hawaii in 2005 and has thoroughly enjoyed her work as a speech language pathologist. Her interests include: hiking, travel, crocheting, and cooking.
Julia A. Jarrard M.S. CF-SLP recently received her master’s degree from the University of New Mexico in Speech and Hearing Sciences and is a new addition to Laurie Ross-Brennan and Associates (September 2012).
She has worked with the autism population for years in numerous capacities and the ASD population continues to be a main focus for her specialty as a Speech Language Pathologist. Her interests also include working with the pediatric population for the advancement and development of speech and language skills.
Mitch holds a B.A. in Psychology and an M.S. in Speech and Hearing Science from the University of New Mexico. After two years working for Albuquerque Public Schools, Mitch joined Laurie Ross-Brennan and Associates in 2002. Mitch’s focus is assisting nonverbal people and people with limited vocabulary express their wants and needs.
Laurie Ross-Brennan graduated from the University of New Mexico with distinction with a Bachelor of Arts in May, 1980. While completing course work in Speech and Language Pathology, she became an interpreter for Deaf and Hard of Hearing persons. She furthered her academic training by obtaining a Master’s of Science degree from the University of New Mexico in December, 1981. She became a Speech & Language Pathologist, certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) in 1981.
Sylvia holds an M.S. from the University of New Mexico Speech & Hearing Sciences program. She has thoroughly enjoyed working in the public schools serving at the elementary level since 1998, serving both public and private preschools since 2003, and working with Laurie Ross-Brennan and Associates since 2002. Sylvia had the great opportunity to work with the Autism Resource Team for the Albuquerque Schools to support professionals that taught students with autism and a member of a multidisciplinary diagnostic team for an educational eligibility of Autism.
Sarah holds a B.A. in Speech and Hearing Disorders from Ohio State University and an M.A. in Communication Disorders from the University of Houston. Since graduating, Sarah has received invaluable professional experience working in schools, nursing homes, hospitals, and home health agencies with clients ranging in age from 1 to 103 years of age.
Candice received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from University of North Carolina at Pembroke and graduated with her Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from East Carolina University. Candice joined Laurie Ross-Brennan and Associates in 2013. She enjoys working with children of all ages on their development of speech and language skills.
Laurie Ross Brennan & Associates
4811 Hardware Dr. NE. E-1
Albuquerque, NM 87109