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Meet Us

S.E.E.D.S. Director

Eileen M. Devaney, MS, CCC-SLP,

Eileen Devaneyhas more than 30 years of experience as a speech pathologist. She has worked in the public school system and has been in private practice since 1983. She received her education and training from Hunter College and Adelphi University. Eileen has attended many conferences and workshops to keep up to date with current speech trends. She attends the annual ASHA conference and is also PROMPT trained. Eileen is also certified in Accent Modification by Compton’s P-ESL. She is a member of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA), New York State Speech-Language Hearing Association(NYSSLHA), Long Island Speech-Language Hearing Association (LISHA), and a member of the American Academy of Private Practice in Speech Pathology and Audiology (AAPPSPA). She is presently the president of AAPSPA. She was recently appointed to the Advisory Board for Pearson Publishing Company. They are a well known company that publishes many of the tests used by our profession. She has received the A.C.E. Award from ASHA for recognition for continuing education studies for the past several years. 
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Associates

Speech Language Pathologists

Rosanna FelicioneRosanna Felicione, MA, CCC-SLP,
Rosanna is a New York State licensed and ASHA certified Speech-Language Pathologist. She has worked in a variety of settings, treating both children and adults for more than 20 years. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from Long Island University/C.W. Post College and a Master of Arts from Queens College of the City University of New York. Rosanna holds an initial certificate for Teaching Students with Speech-Language Disabilities (TSSLD). Rosanna is a member of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA), New York State Speech-Language Hearing Association, and the Long Island Speech- Language Hearing Association. She received an Award for Continuing Education from the Continuing Education Board of ASHA in 1990. Rosanna is a member of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA), New York State Speech-Language Hearing Association, and the Long Island Speech- Language Hearing Association.

Elizabeth FoehrElizabeth Foehr, MA, CCC-SLP
Elizabeth earned both her Bachelor’s degree and Masters of Arts from St. John’s University in Speech Language Pathology. She has attended many workshops and conferences to keep up to date with new developments in the speech field. She is trained in both PECS and Dyshagia (feeding). Liz is also trained in a variety of AAC devices and is part of the AAC Evaluation Team in a NYC School. Liz is New York State and ASHA certified as a speech pathologist and teacher of the Speech and Hearing Handicapped. She is a member of American Speech-Language Hearing Association, New York State Speech-Language Hearing Association, and the Long Island Speech- Language Hearing Association.

 

Bridget NersesBridget J. Nerses, MA, CCC-SL,
Bridget is a New York State licensed and ASHA certified Speech-Language Pathologist. She earnd her Bachelor's degree and a Master of Arts from St. John's University. Bridget holds an initial certificate for Teaching Students with Speech-Language Disabilities (TSSLD). Bridget is a member of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA), New York State Speech-Language Association (NYSSLHA) and the Long Island Speech-LanguageHearing Association (LISHA). Initially, Bridget joined our staff as an SLP in January 2010.

Fluency Consultant

Lori Melnitsky, MA, CCC-SLP
has been a Speech/Language Pathologist for over 20 years. Lori overcame a severe stuttering disorder to help other communicate and is a specialist in the field of stuttering and fluency. She is Lidcombe trained inthe EArly CHildhood Stuttering Program for preschool and school aged stuttering. Lori also received extensive training in fluency shaping and cognitive stuttering therapy for teens and adults. Lori is also PROMPT certified. She presently owns her own private practice and serves as a fluency consultant for S.E.E.D.S. of the Willistons.

Occupational Therapists

Keri ReillyKeri M. Reilly, MS, OTR/L,
Keri is a licensed Occupational Therapist. She received her B.S. in psychology from Loyola College and her M.S. in Occupational Therapy from Columbia University. Keri is registered with the National Board of Certified Occupational Therapists (NBCOT) and a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). She has extensive experience working in the school system with children ages pre-school through middle school. Keri has additional training in Sensory Processing Disorder and Handwriting without Tears. She specializes in working with children with various diagnoses, including developmental delays, sensory integration disorders, ADHD, handwriting difficulties, autism, visual- perceptual difficulties, cerebral palsy, and various neurological disorders.

 

Siobhan Casey is a licensed and board certified Art Therapist and certified Grief Counselor. She sees clients in our office several days a week.  She specializes in losses and life transitions, depression, anxiety and the development of positive coping skills in children and adolescents. For the past decade Siobhan has had the privilege of working with and the hearing the stories of many extraordinary children and their families. She understands that, especially for young people, it can sometimes be difficult to find the words.  Her approach includes customized sessions of art making, verbal therapy, play and bibliotherapy to help individuals and families work through challenges and losses in ways that feel most natural to them.  Siobhan welcomes new clients to her practice and looks forward to providing more families a therapeutic experience with creativity, compassion and support.  You can contact her directly at Siobhan.k.casey@gmail.com or (516)695-3212

Keri Reilly

Angela Allegretti M.S. CCC-SLP earned both her Bachelor’s degree and Masters of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from Adelphi University. She is an ASHA certified and New York State licensed speech-language pathologist, who holds her professional certificate as a Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD). Angela has experience working in a wide variety of settings with children ages preschool to high school. Angela is trained in PROMPT Level 2 and the Lively Letters Program. She is a member of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) and the Long Island Speech-Language Hearing Association (LISHA).

 

Keri Reilly Anne Murray, MS, CCC-SLP is a New York State licensed and ASHA certified Speech–Language Pathologist. She earned a Bachelors degree from Marist College and a Master of Sciences degree from Hunter College, City University of New York. Anne is a member of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA).

 

 

Keri ReillyMichelle Gianesses, MS, CCC-SLP earned both her Bachelor’s degree and Masters of Science degree from Marywood University in Scranton, PA. She is currently a speech language pathologist at a special education preschool in Jamaica, NY. Michelle works with preschool aged children who have a diagnosis of autism, Down syndrome, and learning disabilities. Michelle is PROMPT trained. She holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence from ASHA and her New York State license. Michelle is also licensed by the State of New York as a Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD). 

 

Danielle Bottaro, MS, CCC-SLP earned her Bachelor of Arts degree at Adelphi University and her Master of Science degree at Southern Connecticut State University, both in Speech-Language Pathology. She currently works at a preschool in South Richmond Hill, Queens as well as S.E.E.D.S.  Danielle works with children aged 3-5 who have a diagnosis of autism, down syndrome, and/or other developmental delays.  Danielle is New York State and ASHA certified as a speech pathologist and Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities. She is a member of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) and the New York State Speech-Language Hearing Association (NYSSLHA).

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Counseling Consultants

Diane Sweet, LCSW, ACSW is a New York State licensed Clinical Social Worker. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from Adelphi University and a Masters in Social Work from Hunter College School of Social Work. She has worked for over 20 years providing therapeutic services to children and families in varying degrees.

If you are interested in working here, please send your resume to EileenDevaney@seedsofthewillistons.com