Meet Our Staff
Lisa Butler, MS CCC-SLP, QOM
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, Lindamood Phoneme Sequencing™ Program (LiPS), Talks Tools and is a Qualified Orofacial Myologist. Lisa specializes in articulation and phonological disorders, language disorders in ages 0-5 and pediatric feeding and swallowing. 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.
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.
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.
Jody Petersen, MS CCC-SLP
Jody is a licensed and practicing Speech-Language Pathologist at Back Bay Speech Therapy. Jody began her career working at a school for children with Autism and multiple disabilities. She later moved to providing Early Intervention services for children in their home, focusing on parent training. Jody has experience providing treatment in the areas of articulation, fluency, expressive and receptive language, as well as pragmatic language/social skills. She is also trained in implementing Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS).
Jody enjoys evaluating 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 caregivers to assist in the treatment process. Jody aims to provide therapy that is function, engaging and fun!
Jody obtained her Bachelors of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders at James Madison University, as well as her Masters of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from Loyola College. Jody 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.
Lindy Myers, MS CCC-SLP
Lindy is a licensed and practicing Speech-Language Pathologist with Back Bay Speech Therapy. Lindy has experience working in school and outpatient settings where she provided speech, language, and feeding therapy to children and young adults from age 6 months to 17 years. Her clinical interests include Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI), pediatric dysphagia, congenital and developmental speech and language delays and disorders, and the medically complex population. Lindy believes in tailoring treatment specifically to the needs of each child and thrives on seeing progress in her clients. Lindy is an energetic and enthusiastic therapist who aims to keep therapy engaging!
Lindy received her Master of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston, MA and her undergraduate degree in Psychology from the College of Charleston in Charleston, SC. She is licensed by the states of Massachusetts and Texas and is certified by the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association
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.