Our Staff

Jessica O

Jessica O

Director - Owner

Director Born and raised in Jacksonville Florida. With a BA from Columbia College in Speech-Language Pathology and an MS from Florida State University in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Specialties include deaf and hard of hearing, autism spectrum disorder, articulation & phonology and early intervention therapies.

Caroline F

Caroline F

Office Administrator & Billing Queen

Front office administrator and billing specialists Caroline was born and raised in Green Bay, Wisconsin and went to school at Columbia International University in Columbia SC. One of her favorite things about working at Atlantic Speech Therapy is the progress kids make as they come out of their sessions. “Seeing their true joy and excitement about a sound or word they could say for the first time is incredible.”

Jalissa M

Jalissa M

Office Administrator

Jalissa recently moved to Jacksonville after living in South Carolina for over 9 years. She received her BA from Columbia International University and is passionate about working with children and adolescents. She is thankful for the ability to work with children and families here at Atlantic Speech.

Lacey

Lacey

Office Administrator

Lacey’s bio coming soon

Alicia B.

Alicia B.

Speech Therapist

Alicia has a BA in Government from the University of Virginia, a BS in Secondary Education from Virginia Commonwealth University and a MS in Speech Pathology from the University of Hawaii.   With over 20 years of experience as a speech pathologist in a variety of settings, she and her family moved to Jacksonville from the Washington DC area following her husband’s retirement from the US Army.  Alicia feels privileged to work with military families and especially enjoys teaching social thinking skills using the framework of Michelle Garcia Winner.

Kaitlin C.

Kaitlin C.

Speech Therapist

Kaitlin graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Master’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She attended UCF for her undergraduate studies as well and minors in Spanish Language. Kaitlin is a native of Jacksonville, FL but has also lived in California and Northern Virginia. Kaitlin enjoys working with students with Autism, students with severe communication deficits, and social skills needs. She is trained in PECS and has experience working with students with AAC needs.

Meghan O

Meghan O

Speech Therapist

Meghan graduated with her BA in Communication Disorders from Harding University and a MS in Communication Disorders from the University of Texas. Specialties include autism spectrum disorder, articulation and phonology therapy, receptive/expressive language delay/disorders.

Leslie M.

Leslie M.

Speech Therapist

Leslie graduated with a Speech-Language Pathology degree from Nova Southeastern University. She specializes in early intervention for developmentally delayed and children who are on the spectrum, also children with autism and Asperger’s, treating language processing deficits, and improving articulation and phonological awareness.

Mary S.

Mary S.

Occupational Therapist

With A BS in Occupational Therapy from the University of Florida in 1985 she has 28 years experience in working with children of all ages and diagnosis. Her career began in south Florida where she advanced to the Director of Occupational Therapy and a pediatric program coordinator in an outpatient rehabilitation setting. She has been in the Jacksonville area for the past 19 years working with children in both the inpatient hospital and outpatient therapy environments. She specializes in working with children with autistic spectrum disorder, neurological deficits and sensory processing dysfunction and has completed extensive continuing education coursework. She developed a website for management of computer applications and games entitled games4the spectrum.

Chelsea

Chelsea

Speech Therapist

Chelsea received her BS degree at University of Central Florida in Communication Sciences and Disorders and her Master’s degree from the University of Florida in Speech Pathology. I am originally from Neptune Beach, Florida. I enjoy working with the adult/geriatric population on areas of memory, speech, and swallowing disorders. I also love working with children to improve their communication and ability to learn and grow. This field has been so rewarding for me and I was immediately drawn to it in college. I truly enjoy assisting people in learning or recovering the gift of speech/language/swallowing and being part the Speech Pathology community!

Lindy

Lindy

Speech Pathologist

Lindy was born and raise in Jacksonville, FL.  She graduated from University of Tennessee in 2000 with a BA in Communication Disorders and her MED in Speech Language Pathology in 2005 from Armstrong Atlantic State University.  Having worked in many settings she loves working with kids to “give them a voice” specifically focusing on autism, aspergers, downs syndrome, apraxia and fluency.  In her spare time Lindy loves spending time with her daughter.

Corey H.

Corey H.

Speech Pathologist

Corey completed his undergraduate and graduate course work for communication sciences and disordered at Valdosta State University in Valdosta, GA. His home town is Moultrie, GA right outside of Valdosta, GA. He loves working with children who are language and/or speech impaired due to Autism Spectrum Disorder. He also enjoys helping non-verbal children who have Autism develop communication skills that are necessary for day to day living. He is trained in PECS and he loves helping children of all ages and disabilities reach their full potential.

Sonali

Sonali

Speech-Language Pathologist

Sonali is originally from Huntsville, AL . She graduated from the University of Alabama with a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Nova Southeastern University. She has worked in a hospital setting, skilled nursing facilities, outpatient clinics for pediatrics and geriatrics, and private schools. She likes to work with the pediatrics and geriatrics population.

Marlene

Marlene

Speech-Language Pathologist

Marlene graduated from Loma Linda University with a BA in Communication Disorders and obtained her MA in Communication Sciences and Disorders from San Diego State University.  She has a passion for working with children who have speech or language difficulties and enjoys helping them reach their potential.  She is fluent in Spanish and PECS trained. 

Ann-Marie

Ann-Marie

Speech Therapist

Ann-Marie – relocated to Florida in 2007 from New York where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Ithaca College, and her Master of Arts from New York University. She enjoys watching the excitement of children and helping families understand the vital role they play in the comprehension and expressive communication development. Her areas of expertise include developmental delays, articulation and phonological impairments, receptive and expressive language disorders, oral motor treatment and sensory feeding difficulties.

Lauren

Lauren

Occupational Therapist

Lauren was born and raised in Cape Coral, Florida and moved to Jacksonville in 2015. She received her B.S. in Family and Child Sciences at FSU.  After graduating, she worked at a prescribed pediatric extended care facility for medically fragile children – this is where her passion for occupational therapy began!  She returned to school to get her Masters in Occupational Therapy from Florida A & M University. Lauren has a huge heart for helping children and families see that no obstacle is too big and that every child is worth investing in.

Kristyn

Kristyn

Speech-Language Pathologist

Kristyn was born and raised in Jacksonville, FL. She graduated from the University of Central Florida with her Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She has worked in private schools and clinics and has a background working with ABA therapists. Her passion is working with children, especially those with special needs.

Calonda

Calonda

Speech-Language Pathologist

Calonda was born in Lake City, FL, but raised between Macclenny and Jacksonville, FL. She graduated from the University of Central Florida with her Bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She continued her Master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology at Nova Southeastern University. Her work history includes the public school system in Duval County. She enjoys working with the pediatric population and a wide range of exceptionalities.

Madelyn

Madelyn

Physical Therapist

My name is Madelyn Jones and I am originally from Maryland. I moved to Florida to go to undergraduate school at Jacksonville University, where I was a cheerleader and this is also where I found my now husband. After I graduated from JU, I went into physical therapy school at the University of North Florida. I graduated from PT school in 2014 and have been treating the pediatric population ever since. I love to treat all children, from newborn to teenagers with various neurological conditions. When I am not treating children, you can find me at the beach or on our boat!

Lanna

Lanna

Occupational Therapist

Lanna was born and raised in Ohio, where she attended The Ohio State University and received her B.S. in Human Development and Family Science. During her undergraduate coursework, she discovered the rewarding field of Occupational Therapy and fell in love! She received her Masters in Occupational Therapy from Shawnee State University.  Lanna specializes in pediatrics and loves joining children and their families on their journey to building independence.

Lydia

Lydia

Occupational Therapist

bio coming soon

Lindsey

Lindsey

Speech Pathologist

bio coming soon