Kelly Galvan, M.S., CCC-SLP, Speech Language Pathologist, Speech Supervisor
Kelly received her Bachelor's degree in speech-language pathology from Northern Arizona University. Upon receiving her BS degree, Kelly worked as a speech therapy aide for a private pediatric practice in southern California, which is where she is originally from. Kelly then fulfilled her Master level educational & clinical requirements in the field of Speech Pathology at University of Nevada, Reno graduating in 2000. Kelly has since then been living in the Reno/Tahoe area. She enjoys the challenges and rewards of treating speech-language delayed and non-verbal children. She also is passionate about educating parents and helping families understand their child's communicative needs. Her hobbies outside of work include: skiing, running, scrap booking, and enjoying family time.
Maria Ramiro, M.S., CCC-SLP, Speech Language Pathologist
Maria was born and raised in the Philippines and moved to the United States in 2001. Maria received her Bachelor's degree and Master's Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Nevada, Reno. She has a varied background of providing services in private clinic, elementary, rehabilitation, and skilled nursing settings. Maria is fluent in both Filipino and English. Maria is passionate about childhood communication and language learning disabilities. Maria has attended a number of seminars related to sensory processing disorders and autism. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her two year old son.
Pamela Victoria, M.S., CCC-SLP Speech Language Pathologist
Pamela earned her Bachelor's degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology with a minor in Developmental Disabilities from the University of Nevada, Reno and her Master’s degree from California State University, Northridge. She has a strong background in Early Childhood Education and over 10 years of experience working with young children and their families. She enjoys collaborating with families and other professionals to provide the best learning opportunities and experiences possible.
Megan Marble, M.S., CCC-SLP, Speech Language Pathologist
Megan earned her Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Nevada, Reno following a Bachelor’s degree in print journalism with an English writing minor. She is a northern California native, but has lived in various corners of the country, practicing speech pathology in both Washington state and New York prior to returning to the Reno area. Megan has experience working with children and adults in private practices, schools, hospitals, and skilled nursing facilities. She spent three years helping grow a small private practice on Bainbridge Island, WA, working with both children and adults with a wide range of speech and language diagnoses. Megan is PROMPT-trained (Level 1) and has received advanced training and experience with the S.O.S. Approach to Feeding. She is also very interested in utilizing and training clients and families on augmentative communication devices to support speech and language goals. As a therapist, Megan is constantly seeking creative ways to engage her clients in meaningful therapy and to provide continuous improvement. In her free time, Megan enjoys traveling, skiing, dabbling in various artistic pursuits, and spending time with her family, friends, and Shiba Inu pup.
Adriana Ferguson, M.S., CFY-SLP, Speech Language Pathologist
Adriana graduated from the University of Nevada – Reno (UNR) earning her Bachelor of Science in Speech Language Pathology, and a Masters of Science in Speech Pathology and Audiology. She is from South America. Adriana is fluent in English and Spanish. Adriana has been working in Early Intervention with children and their families, especially for those from non-English speaking countries. She has experience working with a wide variety of pediatric populations including children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Cerebral Palsy, Down syndrome, Receptive and Expressive Language Disorders, and Language Delays. Adriana enjoys working with children, and collaborating with their families as she strongly believes in the importance of Early Intervention, and its positive outcomes. In collaboration with the Clinic of Autism at UNR, she is involved in the research on “The Influence of Culture in Obtaining a Diagnosis of ASD in the Latino Families”.
Samantha Cody M.A., CCC-SLP, Speech Language Pathologist
Samantha received her Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology with a minor in Linguistics from the University of Nevada, Reno. During her undergraduate career, Samantha developed a passion for communication, which led her to pursuing her Master’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders with an emphasis in Speech-Language Pathology at Louisiana State University. Following graduation Samantha moved back to Nevada where she enjoys spending her spare time in the beautiful Reno-Tahoe outdoors. Samantha has experience with communication, cognition, and swallowing throughout the lifespan.
Heather Karchefski, M.S., CCC-SLP, Speech Language Pathologist
Heather Karchefski received her Bachelor’s in 2015 and Master’s degree in 2017, both in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Nevada, Reno. During her studies, Heather developed a passion for pediatrics and completed clinical externships at the Washoe County School District and at Advanced Pediatrics. While at Advanced Pediatrics, Heather enjoyed the impact she had on her clients’ lives and sought to continue working in private practice. Heather has evaluated and treated children in speech and language disorders and is excited to continue working in pediatrics. Heather grew up in Reno and in her free time enjoys hiking, spending time with family, and playing with her cat, Pete.
Mary Kate Galbraith, M.A., CCC-SLP, Speech Language Pathologist
Mary Kate earned her Bachelor’s degree is Communication Disorders with minors in Education and Psychology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where she went on to pursue her Graduate degree, while working as a Teaching Assistant for the Department. She married her high school sweetheart, who is a United States Marine, which has required them to move from state to state. Her background includes both skilled nursing and hospitals; however, her passion is within the pediatric population, with whom she has been working since 2014. Mary Kate has experience in a wide variety of speech and language diagnoses. She has had training in PROMPT Technique, Talk Tools, Oral Placement Therapy, and Craniosacral Therapy Techniques. Her passion is assisting children to communicate their thoughts and ideas and helping their personalities shine. She feels strongly about home-programming and working as a team with caregivers and healthcare professionals. Mary Kate’s interests outside of work are hiking with her husband and two dogs, cooking, crossfit, and traveling.
Renée Losey, M.S., CFY-SLP, Speech Language Pathologist
Renée is originally from Las Vegas and relocated to the Reno-Tahoe area in 2015 for graduate school. She earned her BA in Psychology in 2014 (Nevada State College, Henderson, Nevada), and her Master’s in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology in 2018 (University of Nevada, Reno). Renée provided early intervention services, in Las Vegas, NV, serving the birth to three population for 11 years prior to pursuing her master’s degree. In addition to providing early intervention services to patients and their families, she also practiced applied behavior analysis (ABA) providing intervention for children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). While ASD is a particular area of proficiency for Renée, she has additional experience working with a variety of populations including cerebral palsy, down syndrome, hearing impairment, visual impairment, cognitive delay, receptive/expressive language disorders, and language delays. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband, son, and zoo (consisting of three dogs and a ferret), as well as exploring all Reno-Tahoe has to offer.
Tyson Pate, M.S., CFY-SLP, Speech Language Pathologist
Tyson received his Bachelor’s in 2017 and his Master’s in 2019 from the University of Nevada, Reno in Speech-Language Pathology. He has had experience working with children on the spectrum in an applied behavioral analysis setting and in an outpatient speech-language pathology setting along with working with the adult population in the sub-acute medical field. Tyson is former military and was honorably discharged from the United States Navy in 2013 after serving two tours in defense of Operation Enduring Freedom. In his spare time, he likes to hunt, golf, ski, and relax with his wife and two children.