acute care rehabilitation

Speech-Language Therapy

Speech-Language Therapy - Portland Campus
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Gianna Andreula, SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

When her father had a stroke, speech-language pathologist Gianna Andreula was at his bedside for a month helping with his rehabilitation. Understanding the issues from both a patient and a provider point of view drives her passion to help other families.

Andreula was inspired to become a speech-language pathologist at an early age. Andreula’s grandfather also had a stroke. He lived with aphasia, a communication disorder. Andreula learned about speech-language pathology as a career by witnessing her grandfather’s care.

She earned her master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology at the College of Saint Rose in Albany, New York. Her areas of special focus are swallowing, aphasia, cognition and trach/vent rehabilitation.

Andreula loves to spend time in nature. She enjoys hiking, camping, rafting and yoga.


Meagan Herndon, MEd, CCC-SLP

Lead Speech-Language Pathologist

Speech-language therapist Meagan Herndon helps patients with communication and swallowing disorders. Supporting people in these skills is meaningful to Meagan because of the vital roles conversation and sharing meals with others play in our social lives.

Meagan earned her master’s degree in speech language pathology at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia. She aims to educate patients as well as their family members and caregivers about treatment goals to maximize communication and swallowing outcomes. Meagan believes listening to her patients’ wants and needs is essential for successful therapy.

Meagan and her husband are avid soccer fans and enjoy cheering for the Portland Timbers. They also like hiking and skiing in the mountains and taking trips to the coast with their dog.


Marissa Bonnell, MS, SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

Marissa earned her bachelor’s degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences at Portland State University. She completed her master's degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon. Her areas of special focus are swallowing, aphasia, and cognition. Marissa was born and raised in Hawaii, but has come to recognize Oregon as her home.

She enjoys exploring the region by going hiking with her dog, Lucy.


Jessica Chacon, MA, CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

As a speech-language pathologist, Jessica Chacon is passionate about helping patients achieve their functional goals. She believes in personalized care for each patient and works to build relationships with each one.

Jessica earned her master’s degree in speech language pathology from Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington. She specializes in swallowing difficulties (called dysphagia), speech, language and cognitive retraining. She works with adults who have a variety of diagnoses, including stroke, Parkinson's disease, traumatic brain injuries and head and neck cancer.

A former collegiate soccer player, Jessica still enjoys playing soccer for fun. She also likes water activities, including kayaking and whitewater rafting. She and her husband enjoy traveling and cooking.


Lily Orcutt, MS, CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Therapist

Speech-language therapist Lily Orcutt received her Master's degree from the University of Oregon where she also received broad education in outpatient, inpatient, and school settings. Lily was then selected to complete my Clinical Fellowship at The NW Clinic for Voice and Swallowing at Oregon Health and Science University, where she obtained specialized clinical training in voice, swallowing, and upper airway disorders, as well as head and neck cancer.

While at OHSU, Lily also conducted research evaluating voice and speech outcomes after deep brain stimulation for patients with Parkinson's disease.


Anna Scott

Speech-Language Pathologist

Anna Scott, a dedicated Speech Language Pathologist, has an unwavering commitment to professional growth. She obtained her bachelor's from Portland State University and a master's in Communication Disorders and Sciences from the University of Oregon.

Licensed in both Washington and Oregon, Anna holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from ASHA. Her experience includes a fellowship in Astoria, Oregon, where she served a community hospital. Presently, she focuses on expanding her expertise, particularly in adult care within acute settings, emphasizing her dedication through pursuit of competency in Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES).

Anna's passion lies in collaborative care, valuing patient and family involvement. She prioritizes patient-centered care, crafting tailored plans to meet individual and familial needs. Outside work, Anna enjoys baking, exploring new destinations with loved ones, and adventuring in the Northwest with her dog, Jolene.


Karina Towers, MS, CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

As a speech pathologist, Karina Towers specializes in the assessment and management of swallowing difficulties (dysphagia), especially those with chronic lung conditions and people effected by dementia. Karina earned her master’s degree in speech language pathology from Hunter College, City University of New York in 2009. She has had a wide variety of work experiences that include skilled nursing rehabilitation, school-age pediatrics, long-term acute care and acute care hospitals.

A native of New York City, Karina leads an active lifestyle that includes hiking, backpacking, snowboarding and long road trips. She grew up in a multicultural household, speaks German fluently, and loves traveling across the globe to experience new cultures.

Sarah Erter

Speech-Language Pathologist

Sarah Erter, an Assistant Professor affiliated with the OHSU-Northwest Center for Voice and Swallowing, stands as a dedicated Speech-Language Pathologist with a profound commitment to enhancing the lives of individuals through the power of effective communication. Her journey into the field began with the completion of a Master of Science in Communication Disorders & Sciences at the University of Oregon in 2011. Following her academic achievements, Sarah delved into the practical aspects of her passion by undertaking a clinical fellowship in voice and swallowing at the Northwest Center for Voice and Swallowing the subsequent year.

Sarah Erter's clinical pursuits reflect a diverse and specialized skill set, focusing on voice rehabilitation, professional and singing voice rehabilitation, muscle tension dysphonia, inducible laryngeal obstruction or paradoxical vocal fold motion, gender affirming voice therapy, and swallowing disorders. Her genuine interest in the intricate relationship between voice and personal presentation manifests in her dedication to understanding each patient's communication goals. Witnessing the transformative impact of improved voice quality on their overall quality of life is a source of great fulfillment for Sarah.

Beyond her professional endeavors, Sarah finds joy in various activities that enrich her life. An avid runner, hiker, and painter, she embraces the therapeutic power of creative expression. Sarah's love for playing the piano further underscores her appreciation for the nuances of sound and communication. In her leisure, she cherishes moments spent with her faithful companion, Rudy, and has a penchant for exploration, recently immersing herself in the natural beauty of Norway through her travels. Through both her professional and personal pursuits, Sarah Erter exemplifies a holistic approach to life, where passion for her work and diverse interests converge seamlessly.

Sophia Farrier, MS, CCC-SLP

Joy Gregorio, MS, CCC-SLP

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