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 University 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 client-centered and collaborative speech-language services to her community while focusing on the values of diversity, inclusion, representation, and cultural competency/humility.
Tami's areas of speech interest include articulation and phonological disorders, Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS), expressive/receptive language delays, and orofacial myology. Tami has obtained certification through Simon Says Speech in orofacial myology, and recently completed the 28 hour introductory course through IAOM to begin the Certified Orofacial Myologist® journey. Tami also has a deep passion for gender-affirming voice modification services, and offers both individual sessions and quarterly group-format classes.
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 and a coach in the Grow Your Private Practice Program with The Independent Clinician, where she supports new and growing SLP private practice owners. Tami is a current member of the Grand Rapids LGBTQ Health Consortium and the Mental Health Clinicians of Color in Grand Rapids. In September 2022, Tami joined Cohort 9 of the Urban Core Collective's Transformational Leadership Program.
When she is not working, Tamiko spends time with her husband, Matt, and their dog, Theo, and two cats, Winnie and Kimchi. She enjoys traveling, bird watching, hiking, and water activities such as kayaking. She can often be found reading a book and quilting.
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.
LEAH ARUNDEL (SHE/HER)
Administrative Assistant & Medical Biller
Leah joined our practice in February of 2022 as the Administrative Assistant/Medical Biller. Originally from the Kalamazoo area, she as spent the last four years in Charlotte, NC but her heart has recently pulled her back to Pure Michigan. She has nine years of experience in customer service and received her education from Ferris State University, as well as Grand Rapids Community College.
She makes service a priority, manages insurance billing, and ensures that all patient needs have been met.
She spends her leisure time enjoying many different genres of music, traveling, spending time with her loved ones, and dining out!
BETHANY BARBER, M.A., CCC-SLP (SHE/HER)
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.
AISHA BOONE, M.A., CCC-SLP (SHE/HER)
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.
ANNA DUBIAK, M.S., CCC-SLP (SHE/HER)
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.
Anna is a PEERS® certified provider through the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA.
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 and the state of Alabama.
HANNAH BLACKWELL, M.A., CF-SLP (SHE/HER)
Hannah received her Bachelor of Science in Allied Health Sciences with an emphasis in Speech-Language Pathology from Grand Valley State University and her Master of Arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Michigan State University. She has worked with both pediatric and geriatric individuals in various settings, including public schools, center-based schools, skilled nursing facilities, and hospitals. She has enjoyed her experiences with clients with social communication needs and using augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) modalities, as well as those working on their receptive and expressive language, articulation, and phonology abilities. Hannah has particular interest in continuing her clinical growth through education in the areas of orofacial myofunctional disorders, feeding therapy, and fluency disorders.
In her free time, Hannah enjoys doing puzzles, spending time with friends and family, and working on art projects. She also loves taking walks around her home in Grand Rapids, where she lives with her husband and two cats.
Hannah is currently finishing her clinical fellowship year. She holds a Michigan state license in speech-language pathology.