A Caring Company
We are, and only hire, caring, compassionate speech language pathologists who truly want to work with the patients they serve. We instill the philosophy “go that extra mile”. The end result for you is a team of dedicated speech therapists with years of support behind them.
Language Fundamentals is a privately owned corporation with the philosophy to provide excellent speech language therapy and swallowing services with caring and compassion. We work collaboratively with other disciplines such as nurses, doctors, dieticians, physical and occupational therapists to ensure our clients maintain a strong quality of life. We provide services at acute or sub acute rehab facilties as well as provide homecare while maintaining our commitment to excellence and understanding towards our clients as well as their family and loved ones.
Meet The Team
Chief Executive Officer
Michael Webb is a graduate from the college of Saint Rose in Albany NY with his Masters degree in Communication Disorders and more recently earned his Masters of Healthcare Administration from the University of Ohio. He has presented at the American Speech Language and Hearing Association, the New York Speech Language Hearing Association as well as the National Convention of State Veterans Homes.
While Michael continues to provide clinical services and perform flexible endoscopic evaluations, his role in Language Fundamentals includes both business and program development. In addition, he ensures regulatory compliances and how they relate to the hospitals and skilled nursing facilities for which we provide services.
Chief Operating Officer
Melissa Webb is a graduate from the College of Saint Rose in Albany NY with her Masters Degree in Communication Disorders. In 2003, she completed advanced studies to provide Flexible Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES) under the direction of Dr. Jonathan Aviv at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital. This training and information allowed Language Fundamentals Inc to become one of the first providers of portable FEES in skilled nursing facilities in New York Sate.
Melissa oversees Language Fundamental’s corporate compliance programs and ensures policies and procedures fall within Medicare guidelines. In addition she has developed the company’s extensive CF training and professional development program to help educate beginning clinicians gain the experience and expertise needed to provide outstanding service.
Vice President of Business Development
Matt McGarvey is a graduate of Le Moyne College in Syracuse, NY and also earned an MBA in Health Systems Administration from Union Graduate College in Schenectady, NY.
As a senior business-to-business sales leader, Matt is passionate about improving the delivery of healthcare and is skilled in developing new business relationships. Matt’s experience includes developing prospecting plans, creating and leading targeted sales efforts, inbound marketing, competitive analysis, group presentations, and spearheading significant increases in new business sales.
Matt has also presented to Skilled Nursing Industry Leaders on Clinical Reimbursement, Payment Reform, PEPPER and more to NYSHFA, The New England Alliance, The Florida Health Care Association, Marcum & Associates, Healthcare Financial Managers of Central New York.