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Teacher & Student

SARAH CASTELL

Speech-Language Pathologist

Having graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University in 2008 with a BSc (hons) in Speech Pathology and Therapy, Sarah spent three years working in the National Health Service in England before moving to Canada in 2011.


Since her arrival in Canada, Sarah has worked in both public health and private settings, with both adult and paediatric clients. Sarah considers this variation excellent experience and it has provided her with invaluable insights into the workings of the healthcare and school systems. 


Sarah has a passion for learning and has completed the following post graduate training courses; 

  • Introduction to PROMPT

  • TalkTools

  • NDTa certificate course - Management of adults with acquired brain injury

  • Cervical auscultation

  • Assessment and management of psychogenic voice disorders

  • Introduction to VoiceCraft


Not to mention, ongoing study through webinars and short courses focusing on a variety of topics in Speech Therapy.


Sarah has maintained passion for both adult and paediatric caseloads with particular interest in autism, child language disorders, articulation disorders and adult neurological disorders.


Sarah looks forward to working with my clients to provide assessment and therapy; also, to help them set meaningful goals which will have a positive impact on daily living.

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INA LIN

Speech-Language Pathologist

Ina obtained her master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of British Columbia. Since then, she has continued to work with both paediatric and adult clients through in-person sessions and via teletherapy. Ina enjoys working with a diversity of clients, targetting areas of intervention including voice therapy, speech sound disorders, early language development, and the use of alternative and augmentative communication (AAC) systems for complex communicators. Ina is RASP certified and has additional training in TalkTools.

 

Ina is an advocate for evidence-based practices, and continues to engage in continuing education courses to better support her clients in achieving their goals of better health, communication, and quality of life. Ina also supports the SpeechEase team through mentorship and training of the SLP assistants. 

 

Ina believes that everyone has the right to communicate, and she is dedicated to providing client-centred services by collaboratively creating functional and personal goals that support and enhance clients' current abilities. For her, this means identifying strategies that can be incorporated by the clients' team (and family) and providing education/coaching for the family.

Ina also supports the SpeechEase team through mentorship and training of SLPs.

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RACHEL KENNEDY

Speech-Language Pathologist

Rachel has a master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Limerick in
Ireland, where she graduated in 2013. She has worked in England, Ireland and Canada since

qualifying.

Rachel's experience has ranged from posts in national intensive rehabilitation centres & specialist
units in teaching hospitals, through to clinical teaching and research - most recently with the
University of British Columbia. Having worked in three countries and across many settings lends her an ability to navigate systems and 'see outside the box' - which helps her advocate for her clients and ensure they receive the best care. She has expertise in swallowing disorders, and special interests in the SLP roles working with autism, voice health, chronic cough, brain injury, and mental health. 

Learning is a lifelong process, and Rachel is proud to commit to her lifelong process of professional development. She also looks after the education and professional development goals of staff at SpeechEase.

Rachel is focused on client centered care; ‘seeing the human, not the diagnosis.’ Private practice is for her a chance to optimize real lives and create meaningful change. She is gentle, compassionate and humorous – her therapeutic approach is holistic and facilitative.

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FRANCESCA BRAMBILLA

Speech-Language Pathologist

Francesca obtained her Masters Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Tor
Vergata University in Rome, specializing in cognitive-communication rehabilitation for
adults with acquired brain injury.


She has worked as a Speech Language Pathologist in Italy for over 10 years, in both
public health and private settings, gaining experience in assessing and treating
pediatric and adult clients affected by various speech, language, voice and
swallowing disorders.

Since her arrival to Canada in 2018, Francesca pursued her career in Speech-Language
Pathology by volunteering at different clinics and associations in the lower mainland, until
she attained full license as a Speech-Language Pathologist from the College of Speech
and Hearing Health Professionals of BC.


Her sincere passion for voice and singing led her to attend several courses and
trainings on voice disorders and to learn some of the most successful and effective
methods to treat them (Voicecraft, Proel, Lee Silverman Voice Therapy, Neira Method).

Francesca loves working with people and finds the challenge of helping people
communicate fulfilling. She believes that continuing education and professional
development are fundamental in providing the best care possible to clients.

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CHELSEY SALLI

Speech-Language Pathologist

Chelsey completed her master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Alberta in 2015. She has since worked with pediatric clients in a variety of settings including preschools, daycares, elementary schools, clinics, homes and online. She enjoys working with speech sound disorders including articulation disorders, phonological disorders and childhood apraxia of speech. She also has experience working with children with developmental language disorders and autism.


Working with SpeechEase allows Chelsey to have time to support families on their therapy journey. Chelsey believes in providing client-centred care with a focus on meaningful and functional goals. As someone who is always on the go and child at heart, Chelsey loves incorporating movement and play into sessions. 

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CORA LAMERS

Speech-Language Pathologist

Cora received her master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Alberta. She has lived in Saskatchewan for most of her life, but recently made the move to Vancouver to be close to family. 

 

Cora loves working with children and has experience in private practice and elementary school settings. The most important clinician qualities for her are flexibility and collaboration. She approaches speech therapy by focusing on the child's life as a whole rather than as a set of speech/language difficulties. Cora regularly engages in continued education with a focus on neurodiversity-affirming care. She is also SAC certified with a professional interest in leadership.

 

Cora is artistic and creative, always ready to make a craft, write a story, or sing a song. 

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CHRISTOPHER LANSANG

Speech-Language Pathologist

Chris graduated with a master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from McGill University.
He has experience working with autistic children, people who stutter, professional voice users, and
recovering stroke survivors, among many other diverse client profiles.


Chris is dedicated to the career of Speech-Language Pathology to enact meaningful change in the lives of
clients and families. To achieve this, he believes in designing treatment that reflects the interests of each
client and continuously incorporates feedback to individualize treatment through ongoing collaboration
with caregivers and team members. Chris takes pride in fostering a genuine connection with people and
bringing excitement and creativity into the therapy room.


Chris’ practice promotes principles of neurodiversity, gender-affirming care, multilingualism, and
accepting all forms of communication. Chris strongly believes in empowering clients to be their own best
advocate, and that successful communication should allow for clients to express themselves in a way
that reflects their most authentic selves.

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ANASTASIA KOROL

Speech-Language Pathologist

Anastasia received her master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of British Columbia. Anastasia works in inpatient acute care settings with adults focusing on swallowing and communication changes. She has also worked in an elementary school setting with school-aged children. A few of Anastasia’s interests include articulation, language development, and voice.

 

Anastasia strongly values research, evidence-based practice, and client-centred care. She believes that the client should have a say in the therapy they receive and every session should be tailored to the individual to increase enjoyment and applicability to everyday life. Anastasia enjoys private practice because it allows her to work closely with clients and families over a prolonged span of time to provide the best care.

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DANIELLE BUSAYONG

Speech-Language Pathologist

Dani received her Master's Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of British Columbia. She has experience working with a diverse set of clients and needs, including Autism, Childhood Apraxia of Speech, Developmental Language Disorders, Speech Sound Disorders, and Alternative and Augmentative communication (AAC). 

 

Dani believes building a connection always comes first in therapy, and loves creating long-lasting connections with the children and families she works with. She advocates for the use of multiple, intersecting approaches to therapy, including a neurodiversity-affirming, culturally responsive, play-based, and family-centered lens. 

 

Dani is dedicated to advocacy and has a particular interest for Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access in healthcare. She served as the Director-Student for Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC) to advocate for student's needs. 

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QUEENY LIANG

Speech-Language Pathologist

Queeny received her Masters of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of British Columbia. She finds great joy in working with children and embraces the unique relationships that she forms with her clients and their families. Queeny has experience working with a range of pediatric speech, language, and social communication delays and disorders in a variety of settings including public health, school, private practice, home environments, and teletherapy. Her clinical interests include early language development, bilingualism, developmental language disorder, speech sound disorders, autism, literacy, and augmentative and alternative communication (AAC).

 

Queeny offers diagnostic and therapeutic services that are person-centred and neurodiversity affirming. She fosters a safe and positive environment for learning and believes that therapy should be motivating and enjoyable for everyone involved. Committed to providing individualized and evidence-based care to her clients, Queeny values collaborative partnerships with families and multidisciplinary teams and she advocates for a child-led, play-based approach to promote functional communication. 

 

Queeny is dedicated to serving clients from different cultural and linguistic backgrounds. She is fluent in English, Cantonese, and Mandarin. In her spare time, Queeny enjoys reading, trying new restaurants, and going on evening strolls. 

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KALEY RUEL

Registered Dietician

Kaley completed her Bachelor of Science in Food, Nutrition and Health at the University of British Columbia, and her Dietetic Internship with Interior Health in Kamloops, BC. Since 2012, Kaley has worked as a Registered Dietitian in both BC and Alberta in a variety of settings including diabetes, kidney care, gastrointestinal and bariatric surgery, paediatrics and eating disorders. Kaley has a special interest in helping children and families establish positive relationships with food and eating environments, setting the stage for lifelong health and vitality.

 

Kaley approaches clients in a welcoming and inclusive manner, treating them as individuals with their own story and focuses on exploring reasons for change, building skills and supporting their unique goals. Kaley’s clients find her flexible and realistic approach helpful in achieving their goals in a way that is evidence based, personalized and sustainable for lifelong change. Using a culturally safe, trauma informed lens, Kaley believes in health at every size and in finding a balance between nourishing the body while continuing to enjoy the flavours, textures and indulgences of delicious food.

As a resident of Port Alberni on Vancouver Island, Kaley respectfully acknowledges that she lives, works and plays on the traditional territories of the Hupacasath and Tseshaht First Nations. She loves the outdoors, and when not working, Kaley enjoys hiking, camping, baking and crafting with her little one, and spending time with her family and friends.

THEO LI

Speech-Language Pathology Assistant/ Office Manager

Theo graduated from the University of British Columbia in 2019 with a BA in Developmental Psychology and is in the process of applying for grad school to earn a Masters in Healthcare Administration.

 

Theo was born and raised in Vancouver and loves ice hockey, volleyball and exploring the great outdoors of the Pacific Northwest. Most importantly, Theo loves to learn about anything he can, to further broaden his horizons and become more knowledgeable about the world around us.


One of Theo’s passions is working with children as “their bright minds teach us as much, if not more, than we could ever teach them.” Having seen the effects firsthand, with two of his siblings having communication impairments as kids, he is very eager to be able to work in a field that can be so impactful and high energy and fun at the same time. Seeing them reach their goals in their daily lives is what he hopes he can help people achieve.

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CORTTNI WELCH

Speech-Language Pathology Assistant

Corttni is an undergraduate at Simon Fraser University, currently completing a major in
Psychology, minor in Learning Disabilities, and a certificate in Linguistics Speech Science. After
graduation, Corttni intends to obtain a master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology, her
dream job!
Corttni has been strongly passionate about working with children ever since she was very young,
volunteering daily in her high-school’s resource room for two years. Through her work with paediatric autistic clients, she has had the opportunity to build amazing relationships with many wonderful children and their
families – something which Corttni believes is extremely important for developing rich
environments that encourage learning!
In the realm of communication, Corttni aims to help everyone in their path of growth and self-
expression. She believes that Speech-Language goals should be targeted through play-based
therapy in safe and inclusive settings. Corttni is excited to advocate for and empower each client,
as well as improve their communication abilities and self-confidence!

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MARLINDA PROGRI

Speech-Language Pathology Assistant 

Marlinda is an undergraduate student at the University of British Columbia, currently completing a major in Speech Sciences. After graduation, Marlinda intends to obtain a master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology and work as a paediatric speech language pathologist.

Marlinda has always enjoyed working with children because of their unique imagination, creativity, and sincerity. In the last four years, Marlinda worked as a reading and math tutor for children aged 3-17. Through Marlinda’s work with her students, she built meaningful relationships with many children and their families which she continues to cherish.

Marlinda chose the career path of paediatric speech language pathology because of the positive impact it can have on children and their families. She is excited to work in this amazing field and help improve children’s communication abilities through play, conversations, and friendly relationships. 

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SUPRINA VIRK

Speech-Language Pathology Assistant 

Suprina completed her BA in Health Sciences from SFU in 2012 and her Rehabilitation Assistant Diploma from Capilano University in 2014. 

 

Suprina has enjoyed working in public health care providing speech therapy to adults in a neuro rehabilitation setting for over 7 years. It is through this experience that she has seen the great impact that speech therapy has for people with communication goals. Developing skills that will be meaningful in an individual's day to day life is something she values greatly.

 

Connecting with children and their families is something Suprina considers extremely important in order to foster a welcoming therapeutic environment. For children, work is play, and this holds true when working toward their unique goals!

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CELINE SCHUCK

Speech-Language Pathology Assistant 

Celine is currently a student at the University of British Columbia (UBC), where she is majoring in Psychology and minoring in Linguistics. Her academic journey is driven by a lifelong passion for understanding the complexities of human communication and cognition. Celine aspires to become a Speech Language Pathologist, a dream she has nurtured since she was little. 

 

Celine's love for children is at the heart of her academic and career pursuits. She has always had a desire to help people, especially when it comes to ensuring that every individual has the opportunity to communicate effectively and gain confidence in their abilities. She firmly believes that everyone deserves the chance to be confident in themselves.

 

Celine's academic pursuits in Psychology and Linguistics are part of her broader goal to enhance her knowledge and skills in the field of communication. Her future career as a Speech Language Pathologist will enable her to work with individuals of all ages, helping them overcome speech and language challenges. Celine has a genuine passion for her chosen path and is committed to making a meaningful difference in the lives of those she supports.

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KIRSTEN KWONG

Speech-Language Pathology Assistant 

Kirsten is currently a student at The University of British Columbia (UBC), completing her prerequisites for a masters in Speech-Language Pathology with the hopes of one day working as a paediatric Speech-Language Pathologist. Prior to her studies at UBC, she completed her Bachelors Degree in Music Theatre Performance at Sheridan College in Ontario, and loves to incorporate music, movement and play into her work!

 

Kirsten loves working with children and has worked as a dance and vocal instructor for kids and teens, an English tutor for children in Italy, and as a daycare leader for school-aged children. Kirsten values the meaningful relationships she has been able to build as she strives to continually learn and grow from the children she works with to find the best way to support them and their families!

 

She is particularly passionate about communication accessibility and advocacy, and the core belief that every person deserves safe and supportive spaces to communicate and express themselves. Further, she is passionate about creating inclusive spaces, where neurodiversity-affirming, and play-based approaches are valued and implemented. She believes that every child has unique individual strengths that contribute to their learning and growth and is so excited to help improve clients communication abilities, and build their confidence! 

THEO LI

Operations Manager

Theo graduated from the University of British Columbia with a BA in Developmental Psychology and began graduate school in September of 2023 to earn a Masters in Healthcare Administration.

 

Theo was born and raised in Vancouver and loves ice hockey, volleyball and exploring the great outdoors of the Pacific Northwest. Most importantly, Theo loves to learn about anything he can, to further broaden his horizons and become more knowledgeable about the world around us.

 

 Having seen the effects firsthand, with two of his siblings having communication impairments as kids, he is very eager to be able to work in a field that can be so impactful and high energy and fun at the same time. Assisting families to smoothly navigate through their therapy journey is what he hopes he can help people achieve.

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SARAH JIANG

Office Administrator

Sarah graduated from the University of British Columbia with a BSc with a combined major in life sciences and statistics. She intends to pursue a career in healthcare, hopefully in a pediatric-focused setting! Outside of work, she can be found on a run, planning her next hike, baking, or trying out the newest restaurants around town. 

 

Recognizing the tremendous impact of communication impairments on the daily lives of clients and their greater communities, she is excited to play a role in enacting meaningful change and to assist families in navigating their therapy journey.

 

She is particularly excited to be able to do so in a neurodiversity affirming, client-centered, and fun environment. Importantly, she is committed to lifelong learning, and is always looking for opportunities to expand her perspective and to incorporate evidence-based practices to the table. 

Our Speech-Language Pathologists are certified and registered with The College of Speech and Hearing Health Professionals of British Columbia. 

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