Our Therapist

Barbara Schwartz M.A. CCC-SLP

She received her master's degree from the University of Northern Colorado-Greeley. She also completed a post graduate fellowship at Denver VA Medical Center with an emphasis in stroke, TBI, swallowing disorders and head and neck cancer. She established STA in 1986 to serve the needs of Las Vegas and surrounding areas. She is certified in Vital Stim, the leading dysphagia treatment. 

Lilianne Drake M.A. CCC-SLP

She received her master's degree from University of New York, Geneseo and went on to become the Supervisor at the  United Cerebral Palsy Associated in Rochester NY. She relocated to the Vegas valley and has been a partner at Speech Therapy Associates since 1997.

Carissa DeLeeuw M.S. CCC-SLP

 She received her master's degree from University of Wisconsin-Madison and relocated to the Las Vegas valley in 2015. She has been with STA since 2016. Carissa works with both adults and adolescent children.   

Hazel Lacanienta. M.Ed., CCC-SLP

Bio coming soon

Our Staff

Melissa - Office Manager

Melissa has been with STA for 12 years. Born and raised in the Las Vegas Valley her passion is helping the community. As the Office Manager, she maintains organization within the office. She will be able to help you with all of your insurance questions and concerns.

Yesenia - Front Office

Yesenia has been with STA for 8 years. She is the welcoming face you will see upon entering our office. She has experience with insurance and referrals and can assist patients with scheduling any appointments.