MS-SLP Program

Rossana Ramires, M.SLP, CCC-SLP, CB-SLP, OMTS

Based at the Austin, TX campus, Rossana Ramires joined the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences as a Clinical Educator in January 2024. She has experience in clinical instruction, having worked in various settings with children and adults as a speech-language pathologist since 2002. Her main focus as a professional is to provide individualized

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Diana Julbe-Delgado, PhD, CCC-SLP

Diana Julbe-Delgado, PhD, CCC-SLP joined the University in 2024 as Residency Director and Associate Professor. Dr. Julbe-Delgado is a bilingual speech-language pathologist and a certified member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Having diverse academic and clinical experience, her areas of clinical specialty include working with adults with neurogenic communication and swallowing disorders. Her interests include

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Maya Clark, PhD, CCC-SLP

Based at the Austin, TX campus, Dr. Maya Clark joined the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences (USAHS) in July 2023. She has experience in Communication Sciences and Disorders programs and has served in leadership roles including program director, graduate coordinator and director of clinical education. Within higher education, Dr. Clark was elected as

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Sarah Kelly, MS, CCC-SLP

Sarah Kelly is a bilingual (Spanish/English) speech-language pathologist focusing on pediatric care. Her interests lie in assessing and providing interventions for culturally and linguistically diverse populations, second language acquisition, bilingualism and clinical education. With experience living abroad in Mexico, Spain and Argentina, Kelly brings a global perspective to her work. In her professional career, Kelly

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Gretchen Gabbert-Downs, PhD, CCC-SLP

Dr. Gretchen Gabbert-Downs joined the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences as a core faculty member in 2023. She has been a speech-language pathologist for more than 20 years, working with children and adults with complex communication needs. Her experience includes administration and higher education roles, and teaching undergraduate courses in speech-language pathology. Dr.

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Kelly Roy, MS, CCC-SLP

Kelly Roy has worked as a clinical educator with the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences since 2019. Her clinical and research interests include speech sound disorders, literacy and clinical education. Before focusing on full-time clinical education, she worked in various settings, including public and private schools, outpatient clinics and private practice.

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Monique Aylor, MS, CCC-SLP

Monique Aylor earned her Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders in 2012 from Chapman University. She joined the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in 2022 as a Clinical Coordinator for the Master of Speech-Language Pathology program on the Austin, TX campus. As a speech-language pathologist, Aylor has worked with pediatric and

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Mary Pat Reed, MS, CCC-SLP

Mary Pat Reed graduated with her Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology (MS-SLP) from the University of North Texas in 2007 and has worked in pediatrics for most of her career. She started in the pediatric medical setting working at Our Children’s House at Baylor/Children’s Hospital in Dallas, TX for six years. She later transitioned

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Erica Ortiz, MCD, CCC-SLP

Erica Ortiz has been a Clinical Educator at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences since the Fall of 2021. She received her undergraduate degree in Communication Disorders from Louisiana State University in 2003, and her master’s degree from the LSU Health Sciences Center in 2005. Her clinical background has been focused primarily on

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Kristin Schaffer Mendez, PhD, CCC-SLP

Dr. Kristin Schaffer Mendez is a clinician-scientist and educator who specializes in adult neurogenic communication disorders. After earning her Bachelor of Arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Florida and her Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from Vanderbilt University, Dr. Schaffer Mendez started her career as a speech-language pathologist. She partnered

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Maeve Murtagh, MS, CCC-SLP

Maeve Murtagh graduated from Texas Christian University with a Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders. During the last five years, Murtagh has worked in multiple settings serving the adult and geriatric populations, including outpatient, skilled nursing (long- and short-term care) and acute care. She has performed diagnosis and treatment of disorders related to

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Meghan Savage, PhD, CCC-SLP

Meghan Savage, PhD, CCC-SLP is the Senior Program Director and an Associate Professor in the Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology (MS-SLP) program. Dr. Savage, who is located on the Austin, TX campus, was previously the Program Director and served as core faculty, Clinical Director and Assistant Program Director since joining the University of St.

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