Meet Our Team

Central Florida Speech and Hearing Center is comprised of professionals who are deeply committed to their clients and the total quality of treatment and care.  It’s the team that makes Central Florida Speech and Hearing Center a leading provider of quality, customized hearing and speech solutions. Our expertise is measured by our commitment to patient satisfaction, continuing education, and the application of current technologies. Our staff is highly qualified and will not only make a diagnosis, but will use state-of-the-art treatment, methods and collaboration to find a solution.

Our Audiologists are among the most experienced hearing care professionals and have attained a doctoral degree in audiology.  They bring that knowledge to work every day to help our patients discover the self-confidence they need to function in daily life. Our Speech-Language Pathologists have achieved the high-level degrees in their field and are trained in human communication, its development and its disorders.  Training and years of experience allows them to provide the level of care and treatment our patients deserve.

Roxann Bonta
President/CEO
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Debbie Burdett
Vice President of Community Engagement
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Robin Cole
Vice President of Operations/HR
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Morgan Rosenkranz
Director of Finance
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Lauren Giordano
Communications Manager
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Danita Farnsworth
Development Officer
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Sue Poulsen
Business Accounts Manager
Katie Zayas May, Au. D., FAAA
Audiologist
Dr. Zayas has been a licensed audiologist since 2014. She joined the staff at Central Florida Speech and Hearing Center in June 2014. She earned a Doctorate of Audiology from the University of Florida in 2014 and received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Florida in 2010. She completed her clinical externship at UF Health Shands Hospital in Gainesville, FL. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology (AAA). Dr. Zayas has a special interest in adult diagnostics and hearing aid fittings.
Katie Nail, Au.D., CCC-A
Audiologist
Dr. Nail earned a Doctorate in Audiology (Au.D.) from the University of South Florida in 2016. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Science and Disorders in 2012. Dr. Nail completed her clinical externship here at Central Florida Speech and Hearing Center. Dr. Nail has a certification of clinical competence in audiology (CCC-A) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Dr. Nail has a special interest in pediatric diagnostics and treatment.
Shaila Perez, Au.D., FAAA
Audiologist
Dr. Perez has been a licensed Audiologist since 2016. She joined the staff at CFSHC in February of 2018. She graduated Magna Cum Laude, earning a Doctorate of Audiology degree from Wayne State University in May of 2015 and received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Sciences & Disorders from Wayne State University in 2011. She completed her fellowship at the Michigan Ear Institute (neurotologist practice) in Farmington Hills, MI. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology.
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Brandi Meredith
Audiology Assistant
Brandi has been a licensed audiology assistant since 2010, She enjoys working with hearing aids and assisting with diagnostic testing.
Casey Walsh
Au.D. Extern
Casey Walsh is in her last year of her Doctorate in Audiology (Au.D.) program from the University of South Alabama. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Science and Disorders from the Florida State University in 2015. Casey has a special interest in pediatric diagnostics and treatment.
Tina Bell, M.S., CCC-SLP
Director of Speech-Language Pathology /Speech-Language Pathologist
Tina received both her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Science degrees from the University of South Florida. She is state licensed and has her Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She enjoys working with both children and adults helping to improve their speech, language, and cognitive abilities so that they can become better communicators, Tina has a special interest in the areas of auditory processing disorders and stroke rehabilitation.
Amy Tyner, M.A., CCC-SLP
Administrative Coordinator/Senior Speech-Language Pathologist
Amy received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Maine at Farmington and her Master of Arts degree from the University of Florida. She is state licensed and has her Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Amy has over 20 years of experience as a speech-language pathologist and has a special interest in helping school-age children improve their speech, language, and literacy skills so they can be better communicators in their home and school environments. Amy is certified by the Hanen program (It Takes Two To Talk, Learning Language and Loving It, Teacher Talk) and has led Hanen’s Learning Language and Loving It and Teacher Talk programs for preschool teachers.
Kristen Forgue, M.S., CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist
Kristen received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Truman State University and her Master of Science degree from the University of Montevallo. She is state licensed and has her Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Kristen has over 15 years of experience as a speech-language pathologist and has a special interest in working with the preschool population and helping them gain independence in communicating through increasing their articulation and language skills. Kristen has completed specialty training in specific approaches for treating childhood apraxia of speech.
Kristen Garcia, M.S., CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist
Kristen earned her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Science degrees from the University of South Florida. She is state licensed and has her Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Kristen became a speech-language pathologist in 2014. She enjoys collaborating and coaching her clients and their families, empowering them to achieve their goals. She has specialized training in developing listening and spoken language skills in hearing impaired children, but enjoys working with individuals of all ages and needs.
Mandy-Faith Madigan, M.A., CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist
Mandy received both her Bachelor of Science and Master of Arts degrees from the University of Central Florida. She is state licensed and has her Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She also has a K-12 Speech Impaired Florida Teaching Certificate. She has been working as a Speech-Language Pathologist since 2003. She has experience with children of all ages and has also worked with adults for speech and language rehabilitation.
Lea G. Bates, M.S., CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist
Lea received her Master of Science from Florida State University and her Bachelor of Arts from the University of South Florida. She began her Clinical Fellowship at Central Florida Speech and Hearing Center in Fall of 2016. She was a research assistant during her graduate career. She has experience working with the pediatric population and also has specific treatment experience with communication disorders related to traumatic brain injury.
Ashley Abraham, M.A., SLP-CCC
Speech-Language Pathologist
Ashley received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of South Florida and her Master of Arts degree from the University of Central Florida. She is state licensed and has her Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Ashley became a speech-language pathologist in 2016. She enjoys serving children of all ages and working with adults for speech and language rehabilitation to help them become better communicators and express themselves more effectively.
Beatrice ("Bibi") Lopez
Patient Services Manager & Speech Scheduler
Julie Briggs
Patient Services Audiology Scheduler
Cindy Valdes
Patient Services Billing Coordinator
Melissa Poulsen
Patient Services
Judy Martin
Patient Services - Medicaid Kids
Jody Robinson
Patient Services Receptionist
Yesenia Hernandez
Patient Services Receptionist
Robyn Yarnell
Patient Services
Robyn Yarnell
Community Services Coordinator
Keith Ahlheim
Industrial Services Manager
Joyce Ahlheim
Community Services Consultant