Our Staff Members

Serving The Peninsula Community Since 1978

Meet Our Staff

Laura Adams

Laura Adams

ladams@paspeech.com

  • Vice President, Speech Language Pathologist
  • Graduated from California State University, East Bay, M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology
  • Specialties: Autism Spectrum, Childhood Apraxia of Speech, Phonology, Language Literacy Disorders-Dyslexia, Literacy Based Intervention, Voice Disorders, Gender Affirming Voice and Communication, Dialect (Accent) Modification, Adult Communicative Effectiveness
  • Certifications: PROMPT level 1, LAMP, PECS Level 1, SCERTS
Jose Barajas

Jose Barajas

office@paspeech.com

  • Director of Operations
  • Health Care Management Certificate, Cornell University
  • Graduated from Georgetown University, M.A. in Liberal Studies
  • Certifications: Single Subject Education Credential
Melanie Brownie

Melanie Brownie

mbrownie@paspeech.com

  • CF Supervisor, Speech Language Pathologist
  • Graduated from San Jose State University, M.A. in Communicative Disorders and Sciences
  • Specialties: Autism Spectrum, Speech sound disorders, early language disorders, social pragmatics/conversational skills
  • Certification: PROMPT – Level 1
Heather Carr

Heather Carr

hcarr@paspeech.com

  • AAC/AT Specialist, Speech and Language Pathologist
  • Graduated from California State University, Northridge, M.S. in Communication Disorders and Sciences
  • Specialties: AAC, Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders, Pediatric Speech and Language Disorders
  • Certifications: Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders, RESNA ATP Fundamentals, Talk Tools
Julia Caserta

Julia Caserta

jcaserta@paspeech.com

  • AAC Specialist, Speech Language Pathologist
  • Graduated from San Jose State, MA in Communicative Disorders and Sciences
  • Specialties: AAC, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Evaluation and treatment for individuals with complex communication needs
  • Certifications: RESNA ATP Fundamentals, MBSImP™
Laurie Gambetta

Laurie Gambetta

lgambetta@paspeech.com

  • Vice President, Speech Language Pathologist
  • Graduated from San Francisco State University, M.S. in Communicative Disorders
  • Specialties: Preschool Language Disorders, Apraxia, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Oral Motor Treatment
  • Certifications: Oral Myofunctional Disorders, Talk Tools (Level 1)
Karter Kaliher

Karter Kaliher

kkaliher@paspeech.com

  • Speech Language Pathologist
  • Graduated from California State University, Chico, MS in Communication Sciences and Disorders
Angelica Lee

Angelica Lee

alee@paspeech.com

  • Speech Language Pathologist
  • Graduated from California State University, Hayward, M.S. in Speech Pathology and Audiology
  • Specialties: Articulation Disorders and Language Disorders
  • Certifications: PROMPT
Robin Ottesen

Robin Ottesen

rottesen@paspeech.com

  • Telehealth Coordinator, Speech Language Pathologist
  • Graduated from University of Utah, M.S. in Communicative Disorders
  • Specialties: Fluency Disorders, AAC/AT, Pediatric Feeding Disorders
  • Certifications: Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders, Buteyko Breath Science, PROMPT, TalkTools – Level 2, NCPI, Lidcombe Fluency Program, SSMP
Allison Pestano Loy

Allison Pestano Loy

alli@paspeech.com

  • Speech-Language Pathologist
  • Graduated from San Diego State University, M.A. in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
  • Specialties: Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders, Apraxia of Speech, Articulation Disorders, Pediatric Feeding Disorders
  • Certifications: Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders, TalkTools, SOS: Sequential Oral Sensory Approach to Feeding, Kaufman Speech to Language Protocol
Danielle Samson

Danielle Samson

dsamson@paspeech.com

  • President, Speech Language Pathologist
  • Graduated from San Jose State University, M.A. in Communicative Disorders and Sciences
  • Specialties: Pediatric Feeding Disorders, Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders, Voice Disorders
  • Certifications: Orofacial, Myofunctional Disorders, Buteyko Breath Science, PROMPT, TalkTools – Level 2, LAMP, PECS level 1, SCERTS