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Cynthia Drye, M.Ed., MA-CCC-SLP
Cynthia Drye, M.Ed., MA-CCC-SLPSpeech Therapist/Special Education Teacher
Cyndie is a Speech Language Pathologist and Special Education Teacher with both a Masters of Arts (M.A) in Special Education and a Masters of Arts (M.A.) in Speech-Language Pathology -Hearing Sciences from the Northern Arizona University.  Cyndie holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) and is licensed as a Speech-Language Pathologist by the State of Arizona.

Cyndie brings 25 years experience working with children in both the classroom as a teacher and as speech-language pathologist.  She leads social skills classes at Jenny’s and has 8 years experience teaching social skills groups.  Cyndie has mentored many speech-language pathologists and speech-language pathology assistants over the years and currently serves as a practicum supervisor for the University of Arizona.  “The kids learn from me and I learn from them.”

Specialty Areas: Autism, Social Skills Groups, Hearing Impairment, Bilingual American Sign Language (ASL)

Maura Castellanos, M.A. CCC-SLP
Maura Castellanos, M.A. CCC-SLPTherapy Director/Speech Therapist
Maura is a Speech Language Pathologist with both a Bachelor of Arts (B.A) and a Masters of Arts (M.A.) in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Minnesota with a minor in Spanish.  Maura holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) and is licensed as a Speech-Language Pathologist by the State of Arizona.

Maura brings expertise in feeding therapy, early intervention and school-age therapy.  Maura is certified as an instructor in the international early childhood music program Music Together.   She is inspired by the children she works with. “Watching my kids learn new skills, apply them in different settings, and having more meaningful communication interactions or mealtimes is the best part of my job,” she says.

Specialty Areas: Feeding, Apraxia, Autism, certified by Music Together, Bilingual Spanish Therapy


Manal Sabri, MS. CCC-SLPSpeech Therapist
Manal holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA), is licensed as a Speech Language Pathologist by the State of Arizona and is certified to provide therapy and classes for the Hanen Program, More Than Words, targeting treatment of children with autism spectrum disorder.

Manal brings expertise in evaluation and treatment of speech language disorders and cochlear implant rehabilitation. She earned a Bilingual Certificate in Speech Language Pathology from the University of Arizona and is trained to assess, diagnosis and provide treatment to individuals from culturally and linguistically diverse populations.  Her masters thesis won the distinction of being presented at the 2015 national convention of the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association.

Specialty Areas: Cochlear Implants, Hearing Loss, Autism, Bilingual Speech Therapy

Abby Ziegler, MA. CFY-SLP.Speech Therapist
Abby is a speech language pathologist and clinical fellow with both a Bachelor of Applied Arts (B.A.A.) and a Masters of Arts Speech Language Language Pathology from Central Michigan University with a minor in Spanish.  Abby is licensed as a Speech Language Pathologist by the state of Arizona.

Abby brings expertise in evaluating and treating feeding and swallowing disorders, as well as speech, voice and language disorders.  After working in children’s hospital, Abby has been involved with medically complex cases that have challenged her expertise and knowledge in the area, which is why she loves this profession.  “I enjoy being challenged by my kids and our ever-growing profession and applying that knowledge to daily intervention.”

Specialty: Feeding, swallowing, early intervention, voice, articulation

Trianna Oglivie, MA. CCC-SLP.Speech Therapist/Ph.D Candidate
Trianna is a bilingual Speech Language Pathologist with both a Bachelor of Arts (B.A) in Political Science and Spanish from Agnes Scott College and a Masters of Science (M.S.) in Speech Language Pathology from the University of Arizona. Currently, Trianna is a Ph.D candidate at the University of Arizona.  Trianna has received multiple awards and grants from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) for research in child language disorders.

Trianna brings expertise in evaluating, researching and treating early childhood speech-language disorders.  Trianna began her career in a pediatric clinic in San Diego and is currently in the final phase of completing her Ph.D.  Trianna summarizes why she enjoys working at Jenny’s Clinic, “I love working with children.”

Specialty: Early intervention, language disorders, evaluation, bilingual speech therapy


Guy Manuel Garcia, M.A. CCC-SLPCEO/Speech Therapist
Guy founded Jenny’s Speech and Learning Clinic after 10 years of running VOCES, a company with a strong track record of providing bilingual speech pathology in schools.  Recently Guy was part of the committee formed by the Arizona Department of Education to create the document: Speech-Language Services in Arizona Schools: Guidelines for Best Practices.  He brings 19 years of experience in the field of educational services and a commitment to doing everything possible to help kids. Both at VOCES and Jenny’s Clinic, he directs effective and efficient therapy using the latest technology and practices in the field.

Guy holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA), is licensed as a Speech Language Pathologist by the State of Arizona, is certified in ADOS-2:Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule assessment and is certified in the Hanen Programs: It Takes Two to Talk and More Than Words.  “Creating a place where truly gifted clinicians can do what they love to do-help kids make real and significant progress- is extremely satisfying.”

Specialty Areas: Autism, Apraxia, Palatometer, Bilingual Speech Therapy

Kim Lonsway, OTR/L.Occupational Therapist
Kim brings 17 years experience working with children Pre-k through High School.  Kim is fully licensed by the state of Arizona and she earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of New Mexico.  Kim brings years of experience working closely with teams.  “I’m excited about the opportunity to work closely with a team of highly trained professionals to help families.”

Specialty: Sensory integration, skills needed for school success

Anna Badilla-Edwards, M.Ed.
Anna Badilla-Edwards, M.Ed.Community Connections
Anna brings 15 years experience working with young children and families through non-profit organizations in Tucson, including the Blake Foundation and the Brain Injury Alliance of Arizona. Ana holds a masters in Special Education and certifications as a multi-sensory specialist and Parent as Teacher coach. “I enjoy how happy and proud families feel when they take part in helping their children reach an important milestone.”

Specialty: Behavioral Modification/Behavior Coach

Elizabeth Benitez, M.S. CCC- SLP
Elizabeth Benitez, M.S. CCC- SLPClinic Director/Speech Therapist
With more than 7 years experience providing speech-language services, Elizabeth brings a talent for identifying the right strategies that fit the needs of a particular child. She is trained in the Lee Sliverman Voice Treatment Program (LSVT) and the Hanen Program More Than Words and is expert in remediating articulation and language delays. She is committed to working with children. “I love seeing their faces light up when they are able to do something new!,” she says.

Specialty Areas: Language, Autism, Bilingual Spanish Therapy

Kimberly A. Farinella, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Kimberly A. Farinella, Ph.D., CCC-SLPBest Practice Advisor
Kim is an advisor to Jenny’s Clinic to ensure we are current with best practices in speech pathology and a trainer in continuing education for staff. She is also Clinic Director and Associate Professor at the Northern Arizona University, where she trains graduate students to correctly implement evidence-based speech-language treatment practices. Dr. Farinella is expert in working with children with severe speech sound disorders, especially those with childhood apraxia of speech (CAS). She specializes in helping young, non-verbal children acquire the necessary motor planning and programming skills to become successful “talkers.”
Janna Kautz, Ph.D.
Janna Kautz, Ph.D.Licensed Psychologist
Dr. Kautz specializes in both identifying and designing interventions for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). She works with Jenny’s clients to provide psychological and psycho-educational evaluations for children and consultations with parents. With degrees in special education and psychology, Dr. Kautz has thirteen years of experience working with children with severe emotional and behavioral disorders. She also brings expertise in developing individualized behavior plans for home and school.
Lupita Umaña, Mayra Valdez, Maria Luisa Ramirez
Lupita Umaña, Mayra Valdez, Maria Luisa RamirezDirectors of First Impressions
Fluent in Spanish, English and caring, these are the woman you speak with when you call Jenny’s Clinic:

  • Lupita Umaña comes to Jenny’s Clinic after 5 years working in pediatric clinics in New Jersey and South Carolina. “I enjoy helping families at the clinic the best I can.”
  • Mayra Valdez is an undergraduate in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences at the University of Arizona and has a long history of working with children with special needs. “I love learning from the Speech Pathologists and doing my internship here at Jenny’s Clinic!”
  • Maria Luisa Ramirez comes to Jenny’s Clinic after 10 years as an administrative assistant with VOCES Bilingual Speech Therapy. “It’s always interesting and satisfying to greet and answer questions for our families, especially Spanish speaking families.”