Meet Our Team

 

Michael V. Webb, MS CCC-SLP

Chief Executive Officer

 Michael Webb is a graduate from the college of Saint Rose in Albany NY with his Master’s 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, New York State Health Facilities 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.

 In his spare time, Michael enjoys family, golfing, reading, comedy, technology, and being dad to the Webb’s 2 children.


Melissa C. Webb, MS CCC-SLP

Chief Operating Officer

 Melissa Webb is a graduate from the College of Saint Rose in Albany NY with her Master’s 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 State.

 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 Clinical Fellow (CFY) training and professional development program to help educate beginning clinicians gain the experience and expertise needed to provide outstanding service.

 In her spare time, Melissa enjoys gardening, reading cooking, hiking and being mom to the Webb’s 2 children.

 


Matthew P. McGarvey

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 facility industry leaders on Clinical Reimbursement, the Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM), OIG audits, PEPPER and more to NYSHFA, The New England Alliance, The Florida Health Care Association, Marcum & Associates, Healthcare Financial Managers of Central New York.

In his spare time, Matt enjoys being Dad to his son, golfing, baseball, hockey, exercise and comedy.





Jennifer P. Adler, MS, CCC-SLP

Regional Manager -Utica /Mohawk Valley

 Jennifer is a graduate of Purchase College, Purchase, NY with a Bachelor of Music degree.  She also holds an MS in Speech-Language Pathology from Syracuse University. 

Jenn is passionate about providing dysphagia therapy for patients nearing the end of life and those with end-stage dementia, motor speech disorders, and voice disorders. She also has experience treating neurodegenerative disorders and cognitive-linguistic deficits secondary to psychiatric disorders.

In her spare time, Jenn enjoys studying Japanese, writing & reading, and spending time with her Siberian cat, Neko. She is also a singer/songwriter who composes and records her own music



 

Nicole Calderin, MA CCC-SLP

Early Intervention Program Director

Nicole holds a Bachelor of Science degree from SUNY New Paltz and a Masters in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Nicole is passionate about providing quality speech therapy to the pediatric population and working closely with families to support them & their children to encourage language development. She thoroughly enjoys mentoring new clinicians.

In her spare time, Nicole enjoys traveling and spending time with family & friends.


Jaclyn Gregg, MS, CCC-SLP

Regional Manager – Capital District

 Originally from Everett, Massachusetts, Jaclyn holds a BS in Communication Disorders & Rehabilitation and Disability Studies from Springfield College and an MS from the College of St. Rose in Communication Sciences & Disorders.

 Jaclyn is passionate about educating & mentoring new speech therapists as they begin their careers. Jaclyn enjoys working with the adult population, especially with more acute conditions, in the rehabilitation and refinement of their communication and swallowing abilities.

Jaclyn resides in Upstate New York with her husband Brad, 1-year old daughter and 2 corgis, Lola & Ruby. In her spare time, Jaclyn enjoys spending time with family, Boston sports, traveling, and hot yoga. 


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Jennifer Maher, MS, CCC-SLP

Regional Manager -New York City

 Jennifer holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology from Queens College and a Masters Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from St. John’s University.

 She received her competency in fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallow studies and is currently pursuing her board certification as a swallowing specialist. Jennifer is passionate about providing professional and clinical support for new clinicians and has mentored numerous graduate externs and Clinical Fellows.

  In her time off you are likely to find her traveling, exploring New York City, or enjoying the outdoors with her husband and 1 year old daughter. 

 
 

 

Caroline Plank, MA CCC-SLP

Regional Manager – New York City / Brooklyn

Caroline is a graduate of Old Dominion University where she lettered in women’s soccer. She also holds a Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Virginia.

Caroline is passionate about treating patients with dysphagia and speech-language deficits. She is an advocate for men and women fighting breast cancer and her amazing story can be found on her blog badlemonsblog.com

In her spare time, Caroline enjoys sports, running, and family. She has competed in both the Boston and New York City marathons.


 
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Christine Rienzi, MS CCC-SLP

Regional Manager – Orange / Southern Dutchess

Chrissy holds a Bachelor of Science from SUNY New Paltz and a MS in Speech-Language Pathology also from SUNY New Paltz.

She is passionate about improving her patients’ lives by working with them, families and staff to improve their ability to communicate and participate with daily and social activities. Chrissy believes in providing quality education to patients, staff and families and implementing strategies to provide better care and improve quality of life of patients and loved ones

In her spare time, Chrissy enjoys reading and traveling.


 

Tara Tyler, MA CCC-SLP

Regional Manager – Northern Dutchess / Ulster

Tara is a graduate of the College of Saint Rose Communication Sciences Disorders program and also holds a Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology from St. John’s University.

She is passionate about helping others, especially patients with memory deficits and dysphagia. Tara enjoys working with student SLPs and helping them develop into wonderful clinicians.

In her spare time, she enjoys reading and spending time with friends & extended family.


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Kailee Willett, MS, CCC-SLP

Regional Manager – Central New York

Kailee holds a BS in Speech Learning Disabilities from Elmira College and an MS from the College of St. Rose in Communication Sciences & Disorders.

Kailee prides herself on being a mentor & guide to new speech therapists and helping them transition from school life to work life. She also enjoys starting up new buildings and building up their speech departments in order to enhance the residents’ quality of life.

In her spare time, Kailee enjoys traveling, spending time with family, and chasing the sunshine & warm weather

 

 

Amanda M Guida

Office Manager

 Amanda is a graduate of SUNY Albany with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology.

In her role as Office Manager, Amanda is responsible for coordinating all business functions including Human Resources, Billing, Payroll, and Accounts Payable.  For outpatients who visit our home office in Fishkill, she is the first smiling face that they see.  Amanda has been with the company since 2010 playing a key role in organizational growth.

In her spare time, Amanda enjoys cooking, line dancing, and spending quality time with family & friends.  She also coached the John Jay High School Varsity Cheer Team to multiple Section I Championships and to the 2019 Ameri-Cheer National Championship in Orlando, Florida.


 

Tina Marie Warnstadt

Early Intervention Program Coordinator

 Tina is passionate about helping children with special needs and their families, always making certain they receive access to the early intervention program. Having spent most of her career in early intervention and preschool special education, Tina is proficient in navigating the complex regulatory landscape of the ongoing service coordinators, school districts, bureau of early intervention, counties, and State of New York.

Tina, her husband Kurt, and daughters live in the Catskills.  In their spare time they enjoy shopping, movies, and weekend get-aways.