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Meet the Team
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Dr. Gia Long EdD, MSN, RN

Certified Sleep Consultant - Virtual

Hi! I am Gia. I am a certified pediatric sleep coach with a strong background in nursing and education. With over a decade of experience as a registered nurse, I can bring you a wealth of knowledge and expertise to help navigate the challenges of sleep. Inspired by my own personal journey as a parent,  I understand the profound impact that sleep challenges can have on a child's health, development and the well-being of the entire family.

I hold a master's degree in nursing education, equipping my comprehensive understanding of healthcare principles and the ability to educate and guide families in making informed decisions about their child's sleep. Additionally, I hold a doctorate in adult education, which enhances my expertise in educating parents on customized sleep solutions tailored to each child's unique needs.

Drawing on my professional expertise and personal insights, I offer a holistic approach that combines my clinical knowledge, expertise in pediatric sleep, and a deep empathy for the journey that each family experiences. You can rely on me to provide compassionate guidance, practical strategies, and ongoing support, empowering you with the knowledge and tools needed to establish healthy sleep habits for your child.

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Amy Barrett, MSPAS, PA-C,CLC

Certified Lactation Counselor

Schuylkill County - Virtual


Hello! My name is Amy and I was born and raised in NEPA but for the past 14 years call
Schuylkill County my home. I have worked as a General Pediatric Physician Assistant for 16
years. My heart is in pediatrics and it is where I belong. I love watching families grow and
getting to know them. I have a vast knowledge of pediatric issues and concerns that may affect
your little ones. I have always had a special interest in breastfeeding.


I have a Masters of Science in Physician Assistant Studies, Bachelor of Science in Medical Studies and a Minor in Health Care Administration from King’s College in 2006. Despite being a medical provider, my breastfeeding journey proved to be challenging when my first son was born with significant jaundice and required phototherapy. I researched a lot on my own and was able to successfully nurse both my children until 15 months of age, even when returning to
work full time! After acknowledging some of the difficulties presented while breastfeeding my own children, I decided to obtain my CLC certification in 2021, in order to make the
breastfeeding journey of other mothers a little smoother. I have such a passion in this area,
and the reward in helping mothers achieve their goal is priceless.


Currently, I can see patients virtually and also in home visits in Schuylkill County for all of your breastfeeding needs.
When I am not working, I can be found spending time with my husband and two boys ages 7 and 10. We love to travel and be outside. They keep me busy playing all of the sports! I am that crazy baseball momma that you all hear about! 

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Ava Scarpato

Registered Dietitian and Certified Lactation Counselor - Virtual

 

Hi, I am Ava! I am a Maternal and Pediatric Registered Dietitian and Lactation Counselor who specializes in prenatal nutrition and breastfeeding! 

 

By offering nutrition and lactation counseling and support, I help women throughout their reproductive life, supporting their nutrition and feeding and helping them achieve their short and long term goals using a gentle, progressive, and personalized approach.

My philosophy is that feeding and nutrition changes should be comfortable, yet effective

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Jennifer Kelley, MS CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist - NEPA

 

Hi, I am Jennifer! I was born and raised in Oklahoma, moved to Texas, and now live in Dallas, PA since 2010 with my husband and two children. 

 I have been a speech pathologist for over 20 years and have experience in schools and hospital settings.

 

My passion is working with children to help the more effectively communication with loved ones. I have learned to appreciate the little successes and progress during therapy sessions because they lead to bigger and better successes! 

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Sarah Traver MS, CF-SLP

Clinical Fellow, Speech-Language Pathologist

NEPA

Hi, I’m Sarah Traver and I’m from the Harvey’s Lake area. I received my Bachelor’s degree from Clarion University of Pennsylvania and a Master’s degree from Pennsylvania Western University - Clarion. The majority of my experience has included working with school-age speech-language disorders in the public school system. I have experience working with a variety of disorders, including: speech sound disorders, receptive and expressive language disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Fluency, Apraxia of Speech, and phonological impairments. My passion is working with children birth-age 10.  

My favorite part of my job is the fact that everyday in speech therapy is different. I love being able to see the excitement on a child’s face when they master a sound they have been working on, or when they accomplish a goal they have been targeting. Speech-language therapy is so rewarding in many aspects and I’m passionate about that I do. 

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Megan Oswald MS, CCC-SLP, CLC

Speech-Language Pathologist

Certified Lactation Consultant - NEPA

 

Hi!  I’m Megan Oswald and I was born and raised right here in NEPA. After graduating with my Master’s degree from Misericordia University I began my career working with adults across multiple settings.

 

Since then, I have ventured into the world of pediatrics where I found my true passion in helping the smallest of clients and their parents/caregivers through some of their most precious moments. In 2022, I completed the course work to become a certified lactation counselor and have been lucky enough to help support some of the amazing moms in this area achieve their breastfeeding goals. 

Currently, I treat feeding disorders, picky eating, myofunctional disorders, assist parents/clients with tethered oral tissue (lip/tongue tie) pre and post procedure intervention, speech and language delays, and swallowing across the lifespan. I also have experience with those with feeding tubes and tracheostomies. 

When I am not in the clinic, you can find me with my family chasing our 2 beautiful girls and trying to plan our next adventure. We are always outdoors; backyard to the lake to the beach, it doesn’t matter to us!

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Erin Milewski, MS CCC-SLP

 Speech-Language Pathologist - Virtual

 

Hello! My name is Erin Milewski and I’m an ASHA certified Speech-Language Pathologist. I am originally from NEPA, but now currently reside in central PA.  I earned both my Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from Marywood University, Scranton, PA. I am currently working on my Trauma Informed Practice Certificate from Elizabethtown College. ( June 2023)

My entire career I have worked with school age children for a variety of treatment areas. I am passionate about helping parents understand school documents such as IEPs and evaluation reports. My other areas of interest include executive functioning, trauma informed practice, literacy, and Natural Language Acquisition. 

I love working with children on their communication skills. Whether it is speech production, language, fluency, or vocabulary, I believe speech-language therapy can change lives. 

When I’m not working, I’m running after my two year old daughter, Pippa, with my husband. We love to travel, and have been to over 10 different countries! I hope to help your family on this new adventure!

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Camryn Cataldi

Adminstrative Assistant

Hi! I am Camryn Cataldi, an undergraduate communication science disorders / speech-language pathology major at Lebanon Valley College.


I am taking additional courses focusing on various disabilities and how to better support those with disabilities as well.

 

I always strive to be a kind, welcoming, and accepting person to create an overall more inclusive environment wherever I go. My goal is to take the initiative to help others prosper and be their best self.

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Gwen Blaker, MS CCC-SLP

 Speech-Language Pathologist - NEPA

 

Hi! I’m Gwen! I’m a 2006 grad of College Misericordia.  I’m currently an elementary school- based SLP, but I’ve also worked in pediatric out-patient therapy and early intervention birth to 3 and preschool programs.

 

I am a life long resident of the Wyoming Valley, and I’m excited to be a part of all the wonderful things happening at Lingua to serve this community. 

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Chelsea Zimmerman MS, CCC-SLP, CLC

Owner

Speech-Language Pathologist

Certified Lactation Counselor

Hi, I am Chelsea Zimmerman! I am the owner and operator of Lingua Speech, Swallow, and Voice Services. I am from Reading, Pennsylvania and I graduated from Marywood University in Scranton, Pennsylvania in the accelerated 5 year masters program to become a speech language pathologist. With over eight years of experience, I have worked endlessly to learn from the best therapists and achieve experience in both inpatient and out rehabilitation centers. I have been fortunate to work at Good Shepherd Rehabilitation in both pediatrics and adults and the University of Nebraska Medical Center in their level III NICU and support the best of otolaryngologists. 

As my experience grew, I wanted to advance clinically, so I became a certified lactation counselor due to my passion for breastfeeding, I became certified in neonatal infant massage and trained in manual therapy for adult voice/swallowing. I also further my education in professional training at the University of Nebraska Medical Center achieving another masters degree of health professional teaching and technology in May 2022 graduating with highest honors, summa cum laude.

I have a passion for educating other clinicians and other professionals on how powerful speech pathology can be. Clinically, I am most interested in tethered oral tissue, myofunctional therapy, starting solid foods, ARFID, the role of manual therapy (massage) for optimal swallowing and voice, and voice/swallowing for adults.

When not running Lingua, I can be found with my dog, Dax. You can also catch me competing in strength competitions, hanging out with my sister, and being the coolest aunt in the state. 

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