Teresa Dooley-Smith

Teresa Dooley-Smith, M.S., CCC-SLP, received her Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Disorders from Bowling Green State University in 1986 and her Master’s degree from the University of New Hampshire in 1994. Teresa holds a Massachusetts State License and is a certified member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). She has experience in ABA, floortime, social skills programming, augmentative communication, bilingual therapies, program development and caseload management.

In 1996, Teresa founded TDS Speech Pathology Associates, Inc., where she continues as its Executive Director. Her professional goal is to create and maintain a private practice dedicated to uplifting and supporting both clients and their families.

“In my work, I pride myself on being innovative, approachable and knowledgeable. By dovetailing these traits into my vision of TDS, I’m able to focus on integrating education along with the development of our clients’ overall communication skills. At the same time, I drive myself and my practice to find cutting-edge technologies and unique therapeutic approaches that will help create ever more personalized, more valuable programs and solutions for children and families in need.”

Teresa feels privileged to work alongside such an amazing group of dedicated and exceptional professionals. She is married to TDS partner Brian Smith and has four wonderful sons.

Jodi McKenna

Jodi received her Bachelor of Science degree in Rehabilitation Services with a concentration in Communication Disorders from Springfield College in 1999 and her Master of Science degree in communication disorders from Worcester State College in 2003. She currently carries a Massachusetts State License, is a certified member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and holds an American Red Cross CPR certification. She began working at TDS in 2000.

As a Clinical Coordinator for TDS, Jodi oversees the organization, scheduling, billing and supervision of therapists at our satellite office in Longmeadow, Massachusetts, as well as performing direct client therapy and evaluations. She also assists in supervision of CFY candidates, SLPAs and graduate students.

There are a number of reasons why Jodi loves the field of speech-language pathology and her experiences at TDS. First, she enjoys working with diverse populations and age ranges; too, there’s variety from day-to-day moving within the two TDS offices and working with local school districts. Most especially, though, Jodi enjoys knowing she is assisting others in being able to speak again, to eat/swallow again and just to be successful in their lives once more.

Jen Lynch-Serrano

Jen received both her Bachelor of Arts in 1992 and Master of Arts degrees in 1994 from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She currently carries a Massachusetts State License and is a certified member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Jen began working at TDS in 2002. She has been a practicing Speech Pathologist for years.

One of the great rewards of speech therapy for Jen is the continual room for growth within the field. As the science behind speech and language issues advances, Jen enjoys the personal challenge of growing and learning. Jen feels passionate about her job and the children she works with and feels that it is important to grow clinically in order to provide the best quality service to her clients.

Jen loves working with children and their families, and she enjoys watching the children grow and become more effective communicators. She enjoys the variety of children she sees and feels that being a speech-language pathologist is an extremely rewarding occupation.

Jen is married and has an amazing step-daughter, an energetic son and two active dogs. She enjoys spending time with her children and being outdoors.

Tara Miller

Tara Miller, M.A., CCC-SLP, received both her Bachelor of Arts degree and her Masters degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She currently holds a Massachusetts State License and is a certified member of the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA).

Tara joined TDS in June of 2010 and has worked throughout the Pioneer Valley in several local school districts performing evaluations and providing speech/language therapy. In addition to her private sessions at TDS, Tara has also been involved with both the Social Coaching and Theatre for Social Success programs. Tara has always enjoyed working with children. Prior to enrolling in graduate school, to begin her training as a speech-language pathologist, Tara worked as a pre-school teacher in Leverett, Massachusetts.

Tara is married and has an amazing daughter. She enjoys traveling and spending time outdoors with her family.

Karen Muse

Karen C. Muse, M.S., CCC-SLP, received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1983 and her Master of Science degree from Worcester State College in 2003. She currently carries a Massachusetts State License and is a certified member of the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA).

Karen has been providing speech and language therapy since 2003 and has been with TDS since 2004. Through her work here, she has worked in many local school districts, performing evaluations and providing therapy focused on Speech, Language and Social Communication disorders with children between the ages of 2 and 18.

Over fifteen years ago, Karen’s own family benefited from speech therapy when her son needed early intervention services for a delay in language development. Following this experience, she began studying communication disorders, with the goal of “paying forward” the benefit and blessing her son received through working with a dedicated therapist. She feels truly fulfilled when she is able to help a child communicate more effectively with family members and interact with greater ease and comfort with friends and peers.

Karen has been married for 28 years and has been fortunate to raise three wonderful sons.

Suzanne Warren

Suzanne F. Warren, M.A., CCC-SLP, received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Delaware and her Master of Arts degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She currently carries a Massachusetts State License and is a certified member of the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA).

Suzanne has been in the field of speech/language pathology since 1991 and joined TDS in December of 2006. She has had extensive professional experience working with both children and adults in a variety of settings. Suzanne began her career at Burbank Hospital in Fitchburg, MA and later created the speech therapy department at Athol Memorial Hospital. Suzanne also spent four years as a clinical supervisor in the graduate speech/language program at UMass/Amherst. Prior to finding her wonderful “family” at TDS, Suzanne was employed by Day Kimball Hospital in Putnam, CT. Additional career experiences include working as a technical writer and a professional musician.

Suzanne has a special interest in articulation and language processing disorders in children, but she enjoys the variety in her work and the challenge of finding the right therapy approach for each individual and his/her family. In addition, she greatly enjoys mentoring other speech/language clinicians.

Outside of work, Suzanne enjoys spending time with her husband and two children as well as reading, singing and baking.

Melanie Kiniry

Melanie C. Kiniry, B.A., SLPA, received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Disorders from the University of Maine at Orno. She also completed a semester of graduate courses in Autism at Rutgers University. Melanie has been a licensed, practicing therapist since 1994 and has been with TDS since 2003.

Melanie began her speech career at Mercy Hospital in 1994, where she coordinated the Oral Facial Clinic for kids with cleft palate at their Children’s Rehabilitation Center; additionally, she provided speech therapy for children. Melanie’s expertise is in augmentative communication, and she works with a range of children—from preschool through high school—with multiple diagnoses, including those diagnosed on the autism spectrum. Her extensive experience programming devices, and with providing instruction for their use, has helped both parents and colleagues create stable home/school carryover environments to satisfy the individual needs of each client. Because of this background, Melanie has been instrumental in helping us pioneer clinical and training work with the latest iPad technology.

Melanie is a very dedicated, family-oriented mother of three, dividing her free time between her own children’s extra-curricular activities and supporting and participating in various organizations and charities geared to helping children around the world.

Samantha Fahey

Samantha Fahey began working full-time for TDS in 2013. She graduated from Bridgewater State University in 1999, where she received her Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders. She then continued her education, receiving a Masters degree in Special Education in 2008.

Samantha has spent 13 years in the field of special education, working with students ranging from pre-school age to adolescents. She has worked in many capacities as an SLPA, as an integrated pre-school teacher and as an autism specialist. Her passion is working with children and families on improving functional behavior in order to improve overall quality of life.

In her free time, Samantha enjoys spending time with her family, running and baking (particularly cupcakes). She is ecstatic to return to TDS, and she looks forward to expanding her professional career and learning new techniques and strategies to address children's social, emotional and behavioral well being.

Brian Smith

Brian earned his Bachelor of Arts in History in 1996 from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He holds a Certification in Secondary Language Arts Education, and he has taught both Theatre and Language Arts at the Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter School, where he was also involved in curriculum development. He ran an after-school theatre program for Amherst Regional Middle School and was a lead teacher for the former Children’s Theater of Massachusetts.

Brian has extensive experience in the worlds of theatre and education. While working in professional theatre as both an actor and director, he brought amateur actors, graduate theatre students and professionals alike onto the stage together—a process that continues to inform many of the techniques he uses to communicate sophisticated acting theories into practical, real-world settings for the social coaching clients at TDS.

Brian also spent ten years as a co-founder and performer with Screaming with Pleasure Productions, a nationally-touring vaudeville troupe that presented educational programming in the subject areas of alcohol and drug abuse prevention, tobacco education, highway safety and disease prevention to tens of thousands of students across the country.

Each of these experiences has contributed to his preparation to help create and deliver a range of programs here at TDS. His work in our Social Skills and Social Coaching programs draws on his understanding of acting theory and rehearsal techniques while also incorporating many of his experiences in curriculum development and in the classroom.