Who We Are

MEET THE TEAM

Paige E. Voccia, MS, CCC-SLP

Co-Owner & Speech-Language Pathologist

Paige is a RI licensed and ASHA certified speech-language pathologist. She graduated from the University of Rhode Island with her Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology. She also holds certifications in LSVT LOUD® and the Lively Letters Program.

Paige began her career in the medical setting, working in acute rehabilitation for adults and outpatient pediatrics. She was drawn to providing specialized and individualized speech therapy that fit the unique needs of each patient. Paige also works as an Adjunct Professor at her alma mater. In this role, she enjoys teaching graduate students about the intriguing field of medical speech-language pathology.

Paige is known for her involvement in the Rhode Island community, including her four years on the board of the Rhode Island Speech-Language-Hearing Association, where she served as the Scholarship Chairperson and is currently the Medical Facilities Chairperson. Paige is also a member of the Southern New England Neurology Network. 

In her free time, Paige enjoys traveling with her husband, board games, and playing tennis.

Jonathan J. Voccia

Co-Owner & Business Manager

Jonathan Voccia is the Co-Owner and Business Manager at Speech Services Rhode Island. He is a graduate of The University Rhode Island where he earned a Master of Science in Accounting and a Bachelor of Arts in Communications. Since graduating, Jonathan has worked in a variety of finance and communications roles.

When he is not working, Jonathan enjoys sports, reading, and spending time with family and friends.

Carleen Lopez, MS, CCC-SLP

Bilingual Speech-Language Pathologist

Carleen Lopez is a RI licensed and ASHA certified bilingual speech-language pathologist. She graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a Master of Speech-Language Pathology. Carleen is an LSVT LOUD certified clinician.

Carleen has experience working with children with Autism, varying syndromes, and behavioral problems. She also evaluates and provides bilingual treatment for children with a Spanish-speaking background. Carleen enjoys facilitating parent support groups to provide education for families. She traveled to Guatemala with University of Rhode Island students and professors to evaluate, educate and collaborate ideas with speech-language pathologists working in schools and medical settings.   

In her free time, Carleen enjoys working out, reading, traveling, and spending time with family.

Danielle Bruder, MS, CF-SLP, A/AOGPE

Speech-Language Pathologist

Danielle graduated from the University of Rhode Island with her Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology. Additionally, she is a trained Orton-Gillingham instructor at the Associate level and holds a certificate in structured literacy. Currently, she is completing her Clinical Fellowship at Speech Services Rhode Island.

Danielle enjoys working with children and her specialized training in Orton-Gillingham has helped her find her niche in the field of speech-language pathology. She is passionate about the intersection between language and literacy and strives to help students successfully coordinate oral and written language.

Outside of her role as a speech-language pathologist, Danielle enjoys reading and spending time with her husband and young daughter.

Victoria Laiter, MA, CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

Victoria Laiter is a Rhode Island licensed and ASHA certified speech-language pathologist. She graduated from The George Washington University in May of 2019 with her Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology.
Victoria is passionate about working with children, and has experience working in various school settings with students ranging from pre-K to high school age. She has worked most extensively in pre-school settings providing therapy using the Rhode Island Itinerant Early Childhood Special Education (IECSE) service model.
In her free time, Victoria enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, going to the beach, interior decorating, and finding new restaurants to try.

Stephanie Rich, MS, CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

Stephanie is a RI licensed and ASHA certified speech-language pathologist. She graduated from the University of Rhode Island with her Master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology. She is in the process of receiving her Listening and Spoken Language Specialist (LSLS) certification through AG Bell as an Auditory Verbal Therapist.

Stephanie has years of experience working with children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (D/HH) and are using amplification to access and develop spoken language skills. She has experience working with children from birth through high school. Stephanie has knowledge of many different types of hearing technology, including hearing aids, cochlear implants, and hearing assistive technology (HAT) systems. Her therapeutic approach focuses on developing strong auditory skills to foster spoken language development, coupled with parent coaching to help children achieve success.

In her free time, Stephanie enjoys reading, playing guitar, and spending time with her family and friends.

Dolores Picone, MS, CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

Dolores is a Rhode Island licensed and ASHA certified Speech-Language Pathologist. She received her Master’s of Science Degree from the University of Rhode Island. Dolores has over 20 years of experience specializing in treating adults with voice disorders, swallowing impairments and communicative/linguistic disorders, secondary to Parkinson’s Disease, stroke or other neurological impairments.

Dolores holds a LSVT LOUD certification and has worked extensively in hospital settings in Chicago and RI.

Dolores enjoys teaching yoga, cooking, reading, and walking with her dog and family in her spare time.

Michaela Hanrahan, SLP Graduate Student

2021 Intern

Michaela is a second year Speech-Language Pathology graduate student at the University of Rhode Island. She enjoys working with both the adult and pediatric population and is currently completing her internship at Speech Services Rhode Island.
Michaela enjoys traveling, baking, running, and spending time with her family and dogs.