Meet Our Staff

Lisa Butler, MS CCC-SLP

Lisa is the owner and director of Back Bay Speech Therapy and a Speech-Language Pathologist who works with children and adolescents with speech, language, swallowing and literacy disorders. Lisa’s passion for helping others in conjunction with her enthusiasm for working with young children has set the core values and standards of Back Bay Speech Therapy. Lisa finds it so rewarding to assist her clients and their families in achieving their goals while having fun in the process.

Lisa has been practicing pediatrics since the start of her career in multiple settings including, acute inpatient, outpatient, and in-home services, working with a variety of congenital and acquired disorders. Lisa holds advanced training in Michelle Garcia Winner’s Social Thinking™ program, and Lindamood Phoneme Sequencing™ Program (LiPS). She is licensed by the state of Massachusetts and is certified by the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association.

Lisa holds a Masters of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions as well as a Bachelors of Science in Communications Sciences and Disorders from Emerson College in Boston, MA.

Laura Hundley, MS CCC-SLP

Laura is a practicing Speech-Language Pathologist with Back Bay Speech Therapy.  Laura started her career at a private practice in Foxboro, MA, where she continues to see a diverse caseload of primarily pediatric clients.  Her experiences include working with children with a variety of diagnoses, including Childhood Apraxia of Speech, Dysarthria, Cleft lip/palate, Autism Spectrum Disorder, expressive/receptive language disorder, dysfluency (stuttering), articulation/phonological disorder, and voice disorder.  Laura also has experience working in the school and outpatient rehabilitation settings.

Laura enjoys working with children and adolescents of all ages and focuses on tailoring therapy to improve each child's communication skills at home, school and everywhere in-between.  She focuses on integrating the goals of family members and teachers so that therapy goals are as functional as possible.  Laura also aims to keep therapy sessions fun, dynamic, and engaging for each child.

Laura received her Masters of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from Northeastern University in Boston, MA and completed her Bachelors of Science degree in Communication Disorders at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in Amherst, MA.  She is licensed by the state of Massachusetts and is certified by the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association.

Hannah Griggs, MA CCC-SLP

 

Hannah is a licensed and practicing Speech-Language Pathologist at Back Bay Speech Therapy.  Hannah began her career at a private practice in Needham, MA.  In January 2019, Hannah transferred to a hospital position in the Boston area, where she continues to evaluate and treat a variety of young children, adolescents, and young adults.  Hannah has experience  working with children with speech and language impairments, Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS), cleft lip/palate, and concomitant diagnosis including Autism Spectrum disorder (ASK), attention impairments, Cerebral Palsy, and others.

Hannah enjoys evaluation and treating children across age groups and incorporating families and caregivers into the treatment process to ensure a child's greatest communicative success.  She is passionate about providing home exercise programs and training parents and caregivers to assist in the treatment process.  Hannah aims to provide therapy that is fun, engaging, and dynamic to address a child's functional communication needs.

Hannah received her Masters of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. and completed her Bachelors of Science in Speech Pathology and Audiology at Miami University in Oxford, OH.  She is licensed by the state of Massachusetts and is certified by the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association.

Micayla Bowman, MA CCC-SLP

Micayla is a licensed and practicing Speech-Language Pathologist at Back Bay Speech Therapy.  Micayla began her career working in the Plymouth, MA public school system where she provided speech and language treatment for students from kindergarten through twelfth grade.  Micayla also continues to see clients through a private practice in Plymouth, MA. Micayla has experience provided treatment in the areas of articulation, phonology, fluency, expressive and receptive language, as well as pragmatic language/social skills.  Micayla has provided treatment across these areas to clients with concomitant disorders including Autism, Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD), learning disorders and social/emotional disorders.

Micayla is passionate about working with children, adolescents and young adults to improve their communication skill set and ability to interact within their homes and community.  Micayla creates a positive, patient and motivating environments to help clients achieve their goals. Micayla is also a registered yoga teacher and enjoys incorporating movement into sessions with clients to maximize motivation and participation, as needed.  

Micayla obtained her Bachelors of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders, as well as her Masters of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.  Micayla holds her Certificate of Clinical Competences from the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA), and is licensed to practice in the state of Massachusetts.

Karolina Wade, MS CCC-SLP

Karolina is a practicing Speech-Language Pathologist with Back Bay Speech Therapy. After graduating, Karolina gained experience in two different private practice settings at which she provided individual therapy, group therapy, as well as home and school based therapy. She has experience working with children with difficulties in articulation, phonology, expressive and receptive language, pre-literacy skills, fluency and social skills. Karolina has experience implementing the Social Thinking Curriculum as well as Relationship Development Intervention (RDI) strategies for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. In addition, Karolina is PROMPT trained and has implemented this technique with children with Childhood Apraxia of Speech. She also received training in the Visualizing and Verbalizing Program from Lindamood Bell Learning Processes. Karolina believes in individually tailored therapy and interaction with families and teachers to ensure carryover outside the therapy setting. Originally from Poland, Karolina is fluent in Polish and is passionate about working with families of various cultural backgrounds.

Karolina received her Master of Science degree in Speech Language Pathology from Boston University. She also completed her undergraduate work at Boston University and received her Bachelor of Science degree in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences. She is licensed by the state of Massachusetts and is certified by the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association.

Brittany Medeiros, MS CCC-SLP

Brittany is a full-time Speech-Language Pathologist in the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital outpatient clinic and works part-time at Back Bay Speech Therapy. Brittany received her Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders from University of Massachusetts Amherst in Amherst, MA and her Masters of Science from Northeastern University in Boston, MA. She started her career in Early Intervention in the North Shore area of Massachusetts. She has also worked in the school setting in Boston and Cambridge schools (grades 5-12). Her experiences and interests include Pediatric Feeding, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Expressive/ Receptive Language delays/ disorders, AAC, Articulation and Phonological Disorders, and teaching Social-Pragmatic skills.

 Brittany enjoys working with children, adolescents and young adults of all ages and focuses on improving each individual’s functional communication skills across all settings.  Brittany aims to provide therapy that is fun, engaging and individual to each child.

Tracy Franks-Blanchard

Tracy is the Administrative Coordinator here at Back Bay Speech Therapy.  Tracy assists families through the intake process, handles all of our direct billing, insurance authorizations and benefit claims.

Tracy brings over 20 years of experience in business support to our team.  She has a proven track record of taking personal pride in providing quality client support.  Her philosophy centers around what role she can play in finding solutions that take the administrative burdens off of our families and therapists so that they can focus on each child's success.

Tracy attended North Central University in Minneapolis, MN.  She started her career in 1993 where she provided executive support during the foundation of a state-of-the-art cancer research facility in New Orleans.  It was there that her passion for supporting health and wellness teams was born.  When she's not busy with our team here, she wears the hat of Chaos Coordinator (better known as mom) at home.