Meet the Staff
Owner & President
Teacher of the Speech and Hearing Handicapped, Special Education
Wendy holds a BS in Special Education and Elementary Education from SUNY Buffalo, a Master’s Degree in Education-Learning Disabilities from SUNY Potsdam and a CAS Degree of Educational Administration from LeMoyne College.
Wendy has over 35 years of experience working in the field of special education in both schools and homes throughout Jefferson County. Her experiences have allowed her to work with premature babies, Down syndrome, cleft palate, Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia, cerebral palsy, multiply handicapped and communication disorders and many other syndromes/disabilities. Wendy continues to expand her knowledge and understanding of the field by attending education trainings and research updates.
In her free time Wendy enjoys skiing, running, hiking, kayaking, reading and cooking.
Pediatric Speech Language Pathologist, Jefferson & Lewis County
Christa holds a BS in Early Childhood Education and Psychology from Cincinnati Christian University, a Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology from Plattsburgh State University, and a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech Language and Hearing Association.
With over 10 years of experience in the early childhood field, Christa works with children with a variety of disabilities and needs including: Autism, Down syndrome, Cleft Palate, Failure to Thrive, Prader Willis Syndrome and phonological disorders.
In her free time Christa enjoys exploring the great outdoors, trying out new recipes, traveling and spending time with her husband, Wade.
Speech Language Pathologist, Jefferson County
Kelsey holds a BS in Communication Science and Disorders from Rockhurst University and Master’s in Communication Science and Disorders from Wichita State University.
Kelsey has worked in multiple settings including: private clinics, preschools, elementary schools and a neonatal intensive care unit at a Children’s Hospital. Kelsey specializes in working with autistic children and also has experience with nonverbal children, phonological disorders, articulation disorders, apraxia, and infant feeding and swallowing disorders.
In her free time, Kelsey enjoys reading and outdoor activities such as hiking and biking.
Service Coordinator, Oswego County
Kerri holds a BA in Psychology from SUNY Oswego and 19 years of experience working in Early Intervention. From 1997-2012 Kerri worked with ARC of Oswego County and 2012 – present with The Rowland Center Inc.) Kerri has also been working with families and children since 1995 as a Case Manager, Parent Advocate and Trainer, EI Service Coordinator, OPWDD Service Access Coordinator, and Medicaid Service Coordinator. Through her work, Kerri has provided services to children with the following disabilities: Autism, Down syndrome, TBI, Microcephaly, PKU, ID, CP and more.
Speech-Language Pathologist, Oswego County
Christina has a BS in Speech and Hearing Handicapped from SUNY Geneseo and a Master’s Dee in Speech Pathology from SUNY Fredonia.
Christina has been providing direct service to children from birth to 5 for the last 10 years. Christina works with a wide variety of children with communicative disorders including: language delays, articulation disorders, childhood apraxia of speech, autism, Down syndrome, cleft palate, and feeding.
Special Education Teacher, Oswego County
Maureen holds a BS in Special Education and an MS in Special Education from Syracuse University.
Maureen has over 22 years of experience working in Early intervention. Maureen worked in a toddler classroom from 1995-2000 at ARC of Onondaga, then at ARC of Oswego from 2000- 2012. Maureen has worked with the Rowland Center since 2012. Maureen has worked with the following diagnoses: Autism, Down syndrome, Fetal alcohol syndrome, Microcephaly and more.