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 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.

Tracey Callahan, MS CCC-SLP

Tracey is a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist at Back Bay Speech Therapy with more than twelve years of pediatric experience. She has worked in early intervention, public and private schools, outpatient facilities, and an inpatient rehabilitation hospital. She has experience treating a wide variety of diagnoses including feeding and swallowing disorders, language delays and disorders, articulation/phonological disorders, cognitive-linguistic deficits, attention deficit disorder, brain injury, stroke, apraxia, dysarthria, voice disorders, cerebral palsy, and autism. She also has experience working with children with tracheostomies and feeding tubes.

Tracey enjoys working with children and adolescents of all ages and abilities. She puts the “fun” in functional by integrating the child’s interests into therapy through play, movement, book reading, sensory activities, and crafts. Tracey makes sure to include the family and caregivers during goal-setting and therapy to ensure the most important needs are being addressed and to empower the child and family.

Tracey holds a Masters of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from Northeastern University and a Bachelors of Science in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology from Northeastern University. She has participated in clinical research and has presented at national and international conferences. She is licensed in the state of Massachusetts and is certified by the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association. When she’s not working, Tracey is busy running with or after her own kids.

Janagale Moncrieffe, MS CCC-SLP

Janagale is a licensed and practicing Speech-Language Pathologist at Back Bay Speech Therapy. She began her career at Arlington Public Schools in Arlington, VA. While in this position, Janagale worked with children aged 2-15 years. She provided home-based therapy for medically complex children and school based therapy for children in one-to-one settings, small groups, and large groups. Janagale is PROMPT trained and has implemented this technique with children with articulation impairments and Down Syndrome. 

Janagale has experience working with  children, adolescents, and adults with emotional disabilities, developmental disabilities (including receptive and expressive language disorders and articulation disorders), and specific learning disabilities in reading, mathematics and written expression.  She is passionate about working with children, adolescents, and young adults to improve their overall communication and ability to interact with peers and adults in day-to-day activities. Janagale believes in fun client-driven treatment sessions and fosters positive environments to help clients achieve their goals. She is incredibly excited to serve the people of Massachusetts.

Janagale holds a Masters of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from The University of the District of Columbia, where she was the recipient of the High Clinical Achievement Award for her performance in the clinical setting. She also holds her Bachelors of Arts in Foreign Affairs as well as in Sociology from The University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA. Janagale has a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) and is licensed to practice in the state of Massachusetts.

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.