TAMIKO TESHIMA, M.A., CCC-SLP (SHE/HER)

Speech-Language Pathologist and Owner

Tamiko, who goes by Tami (pronounced "Tommy"), is a former teacher turned speech-language pathologist. She received a Master of Arts in Education, Speech-Language Pathology from San Jose State and a Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education from Grand Valley State University. Tami opened Duncan Lake Speech Therapy, LLC in May 2019 after working as a school-based speech-language pathologist. Her vision was to provide comprehensive, client-centered speech-language services as accessible as possible.

Tami's areas of speech interest include articulation and phonological disorders, Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS), expressive/receptive language delays, fluency (stuttering), and orofacial myology. Tami also provides gender-affirming voice modification services, both individually and in a group-format class that she offers quarterly.

In addition to client-centered work, Tami also acts as a consultant for the Autism Alliance of Michigan, providing trainings for parents and caregivers throughout the state of Michigan. She is a mentor in the Start Your Private Practice Program with The Independent Clinician, where she supports new SLP private practice owners start their own businesses. Most recently, Tami began working as the team SLP for an Approved Autism Evaluation Center through Acorn Health.

When she is not working, Tamiko spends time with her husband, Matt, and their dog, Theo. She enjoys traveling, bird watching, hiking, and water activities such as kayaking. She can often be found reading a book.

Tami holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association as well as a Speech-Language Pathology license from the state of Michigan and the state of Maine.

BETHANY HICKS, M.A., CCC-SLP (SHE/HER)

Speech-Language Pathologist

Bethany is passionate about understanding the individual strengths and areas of growth for her clients and their families, and tailoring therapy to address their daily communication needs.  She takes a holistic approach to her therapy, because communication is integral to every aspect of life! She specializes in play-based therapy for 0-5 year olds and working with clients of all ages who stutter.

In her free time, she enjoys anything outdoors (hiking, backpacking, kayaking, you name it!). On a rainy day, you can find her snuggling her dog Ellie and working on her latest embroidery or knitting project.

Bethany holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association as well as a Speech-Language Pathology license from the state of Michigan.

ANNA DUBIAK, M.S., CCC-SLP (SHE/HER)

Speech-Language Pathologist

Anna earned her Bachelor of Science in Speech Pathology and Audiology from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She then went on to receive a Master of Science in Speech and Language Pathology from Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, Indiana.  Anna started her career as a school based speech and language pathologist and found her passion working with students who use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices.  Anna also enjoys working on receptive and expressive language disorders, social communication, and wants to continue her journey providing gender-affirming voice modification services.  She has worked hard with the individuals she serves to gain confidence in their communication skills and foster positive change.

Outside of work Anna enjoys crafting and playing her guitar and ukulele. She is new to Michigan and is enjoying discovering Grand Rapids.  She has 2 rescue dogs and loves taking them to the dog park with her husband.

Anna holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association as well as a Speech-Language Pathology license from the state of Michigan.

AISHA BOONE, M.S., CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

Aisha (pronounced I-ee-sha) is a Texas native who recently relocated to Michigan by way of Georgia.

She has worked with the pediatric and geriatric populations in a variety of settings including home health-care, public schools, skilled nursing facilities, and hospitals. She has her Master’s of Science Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Howard University.

Aisha believes, when choosing to be a person of service, once must possess compassion, understanding, patience, and most importantly respect for the individuals being served.

Aisha holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association as well as a Speech-Language Pathology license from the state of Michigan.

BRANDY HASTINGS (SHE/HER)

Virtual Assistant

Brandy is a virtual assistant and social media strategist originally from Scottsboro, Alabama. Currently working from her mobile office in Costa Rica, she is a digital nomad who believes in making the most of the time you have. Whether that means finding newer more efficient ways to succeed at work or setting off on adventures in her free time, she is always thinking outside the box. She has a storied professional history, working 30,000 feet above sea level and 100 feet deep in the ocean. With over 15 years of experience in various roles, she’s a veritable Swiss army knife of the customer service realm. Brandy is a creative writer, a thoughtful communicator, and a diligent worker.

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