Laura Rogacki - MS, CCC-SLP, TSHH
Founder and Executive Director of Little Angels Center
BS Teacher of the Speech and Hearing Handicapped (LIU-Post), MS Speech Pathology (Adelphi University)
A New York State licensed speech pathologist practicing for 28 years, Ms. Rogacki founded Little Angels Center in 1998. She holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence and has received the ACE Award from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Ms. Rogacki is a PROMPT trained therapist and oversees and provides clinical services at all four locations.
Shannon Canfora - MA, CCC-SLP
Director of Little Angels Center
BS Speech Pathology (Towson University), MA Speech-Language Pathology (Hofstra University)
A New York State licensed speech pathologist that has been providing speech, language, and swallowing treatment based on an individual's specific needs for over 19 years. Ms. Canfora holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence as recognized by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She has provided skilled speech, language, cognitive-linguistic, voice, and swallowing therapies in the hospital, nursing-rehabilitation, and clinical settings and is a PROMPT trained therapist and certified provider of VitalStim therapy. As the Director of Little Angels Center, Ms. Canfora oversees all four offices.
Karen O’Sullivan - MA, CCC-SLP, TSHH
Administrator of Operations for TBI
BS Speech-Language Pathology (James Madison University), MA Speech-Language Pathology (LIU-Post)
A member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and the Long Island Speech-Language-Hearing Association (LISHA) this New York State licensed speech-language pathologist has provided speech, language, and swallowing therapy to the pediatric and adult population for more than 20 years. Ms. O'Sullivan holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence and has received the ACE Award from ASHA and the Outstanding Service Award from LISHA. Additionally, she is certified in MDTP (McNeal Dysphagia Therapy Program) and DPNS (Deep Pharyngeal Neuromuscular Stimulation). As a senior lecturer at St. Joseph’s College for the past 16 years, Ms. O'Sullivan utilizes her experience in providing skilled speech, language, cognition, voice and swallowing therapies in a variety of settings including hospital, outpatient facility, skilled nursing facility, preschool, and early intervention to educate the next generation. She serves as Little Angels Center's Administrator of Operations for the Traumatic Brain Injury office at our Medford location.
Michele Gallo - PT, C/NDT
Early Intervention Coordinator
BS Physical Therapy (Kean College), MA Physical Therapy (University of Medicine and Dentistry)
A New York State licensed physical therapist with 25 years of pediatric experience, working in a variety of pediatric settings including inpatient, acute care rehabilitation, early intervention, preschool, school-based, center-based, and home-based therapy. Ms. Gallo is certified in Pediatric Neuro-Developmental Treatment (NDT) and currently supervises the Pediatric Rehabilitation department, consisting of the physical and occupational therapy staff. She is Little Angels Center's Early Intervention Coordinator.
BA Speech Communication (St. Joseph's College), MA Speech-Language Pathology (Queens College)
A New York State licensed speech pathologist that has been providing individualized speech and language therapy to the pediatric population for four years. Ms. Garafola holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence as recognized by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and is a PROMPT trained therapist. As Little Angels’ CPSE/CSE coordinator, Ms. Garafola oversees, supervises, and manages all aspects of the CPSE/CSE department.
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