Meet the Staff

Clinical Instructors

Lauren Bozzuto, MA CCC-SLP Clinical Instructor and Placement Coordinator

Lauren received her undergraduate degree in communication disorders from Boston University and her masters degree from the George Washington University in speech and language science. She has been practicing for over a decade in pediatrics, starting her career in early intervention. It was in this setting she fell in love with language development and working with entire families to meet each child’s needs in an individual manner. Later Lauren moved on to a few different school settings, landing in a collaborative school for children with multiple diagnosis and medical conditions. From there she moved back to a combination of Early Intervention, Private Practice and facilitating Language Development for Speech@Emerson. Serving as the Clinical Consultant at Early Intervention provided opportunities to enjoy the supervision experience and she is excited to be at Emerson to further engage with that role as well as assist with the placement process. When she isn’t working Lauren enjoys hanging out with her husband, kids, and dog,, running, traveling, reading, baking, and trying different restaurants. And cupcakes.

Lynn Conners, MS CCC-SLP, CEIS Director of Clinical Programs

Lynn has 20+ years experience working with pediatric populations.  Her primary areas of interest include: early intervention, deaf/hard of hearing children, family-centered practice and supervision She is currently supervising students in the Thayer Lindsley Family-Centered Program and the Robbins Center.

 

 Jena H. Castro-Casbon, MS CCC-SLP

Jena has over 15+ years of experience working with children and adults with speech, language, cognitive, voice and swallowing disorders. Her primary areas of interest include: aphasia, traumatic brain injury, assistive technology and clinical supervision She is currently supervising graduate students in the Robbins Center, and The Gender Affirming Voice and Communication Program.

 

Laura Glufling-Tham, MS CCC-SLP Director of Clinical Education

Laura Glufling-Tham, MS, CCC/SLP has 25+ years of experience working with adults diagnosed with neurogenic disorders. Her primary areas of interest include: aphasia, motor speech disorders, cognitive-linguistic impairments, and generalization of skills in therapy to community settings She is currently coordinating external placements for on campus students and students in the Speech@Emerson program.

 

 

 Jocelyne Leger, MS CCC-SLP

Jocelyne Leger has 20+ years experience working with children and adults. She started her career in an adult inpatient rehabilitation setting and then transitioned to an outpatient clinical setting working with both adults and children. She considers herself a generalist, addressing a wide variety of speech, language and voice disorders. Throughout her career as a clinician, she enjoyed supervising and mentoring graduate students. She is currently supervising graduate students working with both pediatric and adult clients at the Robbins Center and The Gender Affirming Voice and Communication Program

 

Marie Kay Rimshaw, MS CCC-SLP

Marie Rimshaw has been treating adults and children with communication disorders for over 30 years in medical and academic settings. Her primary areas of interest include: traumatic brain disorders, accent modification and clinical supervision. She is currently supervising students with pediatric and adult clients in the Robbins Center with a focus on Emerson’s Accent Lab and the Accent Modification Program.

Elaine Rudel, MS CCC-SLP, CEIS

Elaine Rudel has 15 years of experience working with pediatric populations and their families. Her primary areas of interest include: family-centered practice, deaf/hard of hearing children, children on the Autism spectrum and counseling. She is currently supervising in the Robbins Center with focus on pediatric clients on the Autism Spectrum and the Group Language Program.

 

Barb Worth, MS CCC-SLP

Barb has 25 years of experience working with adult and adolescent populations. Her primary areas of interest include: voice disorders, gender spectrum voice modification and counseling. She is currently supervising in the Robbins Center with focus on the Gender Affirming Voice and Communication Program.

 

Affiliated Clinical Instructors

Adrianna DiGrande, MS CCC-SLP, BCS-F

Adriana DiGrande is a Speech-Language Pathologist and Board Certified Specialist in Fluency Disorders and through her private practice has specialized exclusively in the treatment of stuttering for over thirty years. She provides part-time clinical supervision  to graduate students in the Robbins Center as they evaluate and treat children and adults with fluency disorders. During the summer months, Adriana directs the New England Fluency Program, an intensive treatment program for children and adults located in the Robbins Center.

 

 

 

Kim Bennett, MSEd CEIS

Kim is an Early Childhood Special Educator with over 12 years of experience working with young children and families. Her primary areas of interest include: early intervention, Deaf/Hard of Hearing children, and family-centered practice. She is currently supervising students in the Thayer Lindsley Family-Centered Program.

 

 

Dorry Brown

Bio coming soon!

 

Administrative Assistant

Donnamarie Ott

For the past twenty years, Donna has worked as the Administrative Assistant for the Robbins Center at Emerson College. She is the initial contact person for the Robbins Center and enjoys working with clients, their families and community agencies in answering their questions and assisting them with scheduling and billing. Donna also assists with day to day operations within the clinic.

Donna can be reached at: 617 – 824 – 8322    

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