Our Great Clinicians

Provider Spotlight: Melanie M.

Melanie Mendelson, M.A., CCC-SLP, attended Pennsylvania State University for undergraduate work from 2010–2013. For graduate school, she attended Long Island University Post and spent her clinical fellowship  year working in Brooklyn, “commuting 2 hours a day in traffic.” From New York, she moved to Philadelphia where her fiance (now husband) was doing his residency for

Provider Spotlight: Kathleen M.

Kathleen M., MA, CCC-SLP, grew up in Parma, a little suburb of Cleveland, Ohio. She earned her Masters degree at Kent State University in 1991, and has practiced as an SLP for 29 years. She’s done everything from long term care to brick-and-mortar schools and for the last five years, teletherapy with PresenceLearning. She moved

Provider Spotlight: Cheryl M.

Before joining PresenceLearning, Cheryl M., CCC-SLP, practiced speech language pathology for 19 years in K-5 in public schools. She’s been working with PresenceLearning since 2016. We sat down with Cheryl to talk about her work as a teletherapist. Could you walk us through your daily routine? A “day in the life of a PL therapist”

Autism Awareness Month Provider Spotlight: Elyse R., MS, OTR/L

Elyse R. graduated with an Occupational Therapy degree from Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, IL. Her career in OT has focused on both outpatient Pediatrics and school-based practice. She has had the opportunity to work in both Texas and Nevada, and also in Mexico. Elyse started working in telepractice with Presence Learning in 2015.

Provider Spotlight: Deirdre Sturm

Deidre Sturm, MS, MA, CCC-SLP, BCBA, received twin Masters degrees, one in Speech Pathology Audiology, and a second Masters in Behavior Analysis, in the 1980s. She received the first degree at the University at Albany in Albany, New York, and the second degree at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas. In addition to being

Provider Spotlight: Kim Priola

Kim Priola, M.C.D., CCC-SLP, is a Louisiana native, born and raised in South Louisiana in the New Orleans area where she still lives today. She did her undergraduate studies at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana, and attended Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans for her M.C.D in Communication Disorders. Kim enjoys

Provider Spotlight: Janine Kessler

Janine Kessler, M.S., CCC-SLP, has over 20 years of speech therapy experience in schools and has been a teletherapist with PL since 2017. She grew up in Canada, owns a home in Missoula, Montana, and currently lives in Sacramento, CA. Janine and her husband love to travel. What inspired you to become an SLP? Growing

Clinician Spotlight: Jason M.

Jason M., M.A., CCC-SLP, has been a speech pathologist for 15 years. He attended Appalachian State University as an undergraduate and completed his Masters degree at South Carolina State University. Jason is currently working on his Doctorate in Education. Jason has been an SLP in the PL Care Network since 2016. How has the PL

Clinician Spotlight: Cindy H.

Cindy H., M.S., CCC-SLP, started her studies at the University of Missouri, Columbia (Mizzou), and later transferred to Southern Illinois University where she finished her B.S. and M.S. degrees in 1995 and 1997. Cindy worked as an SLP in “brick & mortar” schools for 15 years initially and has now been a provider with PresenceLearning

Provider Spotlight: Angela Coyle

Angela Coyle, M.S.Ed., was born and raised in Iowa and attended college at Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana where she lived for 30 years. She currently lives in Arizona with her husband. She has two sons in college, ages 20 and 22.  What inspired you to become a school psychologist? I always thought I’d be