Staff Bios  

The staff at Superior Therapy Services, Inc. are here because they love helping children. 

We are dedicated to the success of your child! 


 Superior's Therapy Staff:


 Master's level Speech/Language Pathologists who are licensed by the State of Florida and Certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. 


Bachelor's level Speech/Language Pathology Assistants who are licensed.


Bachelor's level Infant Toddler Developmental Specialists who are certified. 


(All Therapists have had a background check through the Citrus &/or Hernando County School Boards, meeting all of the government criteria under the Jessica Lundsford Act.)



 Deborah R. Campbell, Ph.D., CCC-SLP 


  • Licensed and ASHA Certified Speech/Language Pathologist
  • Certified in Dyslexia Testing and Treatment at the Master Level
  • Certified Early Interventionist (Early Steps Provider)
  • Educational Advocate: services provided under Special Education and Law Advocacy (SELA)
  • Certified in Barton Reading and Spelling Program at the Master Level
  • Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA) Member
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Member
  • Florida Speech-Language Hearing Association (FLASHA) Member
  • Chair FLASHA Florida Medicaid Reimbursement Committee
  • International Dyslexia Association (IDA) Member and Provider
  • Association of Educational Therapists Member
  • Ph.D Graduate from University of South Florida
  • Visiting Research Scholar - University of South Florida
  • Professional Membership/Certifier: Learning Ally



Dr. Campbell is the owner and president of Superior Therapy Services, Inc. and Administrator of Early Intervention Services. She has been Certified and Licensed as Speech/Language Pathologist for over almost 30 years.  Dr. Campbell is also a pediatric and adult Swallowing Specialist.  Dr. Campbell is a Certified Dyslexia Testing and Treatment Specialist in addition to a Certified Orton-Gillingham Barton Tutor at the Master level.  She is a Certified Early Interventionist who specializes in birth to three-year old development. Dr. Campbell is a provider of the Making Math Real method.  Additional credentials include Education Advocate, whose services she provides through the Law Office of Alison Allman, Special Education and Law Advocacy (SELA).  Dr. Campbell completed her Ph.D at the University of South Florida: area of research - Telehealth, Language, and Literacy.  Dr. Campbell has received training and continuing education in areas such as Lindamood Bell, Handwriting Without Tears, Sensory Integration, Special Education Law and Advocacy, Video Fluoroscopic Swallow Studies, Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing and Voice (FEES), and Adult Neurology and is a Certified Neuro-biofeedback Technician.  Dr. Campbell is married with two children. She is passionate about the services she provides to her clients.  Dr. Campbell also works diligently to make sure that her therapists and interventionist maintain the same integrity and quality of care that she expects of herself. 



Joyce Chester, M.A., CCC-SLP





 Joyce Chester, M.A.,C.C.C. is a licensed and certified speech-language pathologist.  Her work as a service provider varies, to mostly include the  preschool and school aged populations. As a native of Detroit, Michigan, and  graduate (B.S.-1985/ M.A. -1986) of Central Michigan University  she has traveled and  resided in a number of states, which has helped to  expand her skills professionally. Joyce joined the Superior Therapy Services team in August 2017 on a part-time basis. 


Joyce lives in Citrus County with her husband, and  best friend, of 35 years.  She loves spending time with family and believes that laughter and a smile is good for the soul, spirit and the atmosphere.  Their move to Florida was inspired by their 3 adult children, and 3 small grand children who she LOVES visiting with as often as  possible. 



  Andrea J. Hawk, M.S.,-CCC-SLP 





Andrea J. Hawk, M.S., C.C.C. is a licensed and certified speech-language pathologist with over 39 years of experience. Andrea has provided services to clients ranging from preschool through young adult in school and private clinical settings in Wisconsin, Illinois, Virginia, California, Japan, and now Florida. 27 years were spent overseas working for the Department of Defense Dependent Schools coordinating and providing speech-language therapy services to students with a wide variety of communication delays, and disorders.  




 Jennella Lawrence, M.A., CCC-SLP



Jennella is a licensed Speech/Language Pathologist. She has a Bachelor in Sociology from the University of Florida and a Master's in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Central Florida. A third generation Floridian, she was drawn to the field due to a deep desire to help others. Jennella is also a Barton Certified Tutor at the beginner level!



Jenna Garrick, M.S., CCC-SLP



Jenna graduated from the University of South Florida in 2015 with a Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology. She has 10+ years experience in the school setting working with students in Pre-K through 5th grade. Jenna is also a provider with Early Steps and has been working with the birth-3 population for 4+  years. She enjoys spending her time with her little boy and traveling around the word. 






Ciana Kraft, M.A., SLPCF 



Ciana Kraft is a Speech Language Pathologist Clinical Fellow. She graduated from the University of South Florida with a Master’s Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders in 2023. She has a strong passion for helping families and positively impacting people’s daily communications. She has always enjoyed volunteering at local elementary schools and working with children. She is dedicated to furthering her expertise in order to help children and families in our community. 



Emily R. Miranda M.S., C-SLPA, ITDS


  • Licensed and ASHA Certified Speech/Language Pathology Assistant
  • Early Steps Operation Manager
  • Certified Barton Tutor at the Advanced Level
  • Certified Infant Toddler Developmental Specialist 
  • Florida Association of Speech-Language Pathologist and Audiologists (FLASHA) Member
  • FLASHA Committee Member - SLPA Rule Development
 Emily R. Miranda, M.S.-SLPA, C-ITDS, is a Licensed and Certified Speech/Language Pathology Assistant as well as a Certified Infant-Toddler Development Specialist for Early Steps of Florida.  She is also the Early Steps Operations Manager for Superior Therapy Services, Inc. She is originally from Savannah, Georgia area.  She graduated from Nova Southeastern University with a Master's of Science degree in Developmental Disabilities with a focus in Early Childhood Education in May 2020.  She graduated from the University of Central Florida with two Bachelor's degrees: Early Childhood Education and Communication Sciences and Disorders. Emily has worked as a Licensed and Certified SLPA for 18 years and has been a provider for Early Steps as an Infant-Toddler Development Specialist since May 2014.  Emily has worked for Superior Therapy Services, Inc. since November 2005 and has been an active member of the Florida Speech-Language Hearing Association since 2006.  In 2017, she was asked to join the FLASHA Committee that is working on the new rule being developed for SLPA supervision. Emily is married with two sons.  She enjoys working most with children under the age of three and children on the Autism Spectrum. She also desires to make a difference in the lives of children with special needs, especially children with communication disorders and developmental disabilities.  
Tia Morgan, B.S., C-SLPA, ITDS


  • Licensed Speech/Language Pathology Assistant
  • Barton Tutor at the Advanced Level
  • Infant Toddler Developmental Specialist
  • Early Interventionist Specialist
  • Member of SLPA Guideline Committee




Tia M. is originally from Jacksonville, Florida.  She moved to Orlando, Florida to acquire formal education in Communicative Disorders at University of Central Florida.  Tia has been working directly with children, providing speech/language services, but not limited to, since 2004. She has worked as a Speech Therapist in both Duval and Orange County School Districts. Tia is and has been a Licensed Speech/Language Pathology Assistant and an Advanced Level Certified Barton Tutor at Superior Therapy Services Inc. since 2007. She also serves the birth to 3-year community through the Early Steps Program.  Her passion and innate ability to work closely with special need children and their families allows her to analyze the situation well enough to provide effective techniques that are both individualized and strategic. She takes pride in her work and continues to strive to make "the difference" with her kids. 




 Erin Blom, B.S., SLPA









Erin Blom is a Speech Language Pathology Assistant. She joined our team at STS in June 2018. She graduated from the University of South Florida with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders in 2012. Erin is now a Certified Dyslexia Tutor with the Barton Reading and Spelling Program. Erin has spent over 12 years working with children of all ages. She really enjoys working with young children and watching them grow and succeed. She is also an Infant Toddler Developmental Specialist for Early Steps of Florida.



Paige Ortiz, B.A., C-SLPA, ITDS




Paige graduated from University of South Florida in 2018 with a Bachelor in Communication Sciences and Disorders.  Paige is a licensed and ASHA Certified Speech-Language Pathology Assistant and is a Certified Dyslexia Tutor with the Barton Reading and Spelling Program. Paige previously worked as a pediatric CNA at Tampa General Hospital in the Pediatric Unit.  Paige is a member of the Florida Speech-Language Hearing Association (FLASHA). She is also an Infant Toddler Developmental Specialist for Early Steps of Florida. 




Danielle Perugini, B.A., SLPA




Danielle is a licensed Speech Language Pathology Assistant and also a Certified Orton-Gillingham Barton Tutor.  She graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders, December of 2018. Her main reason for joining our field was wanting to make a positive impact on kids now and to be a happy memory after they’ve left speech.   


Kim Batista, B.A., SLPA


Kimberly graduated from California State University, Bakersfield in 2018 with a Bachelor of Arts in Child Adolescent and Family Studies.  Since then Kimberly has worked as a preschool teacher, online virtual tutor, K-12 substitute teacher, and taught in a private school setting with children with special needs.  Kimberly chose to change her course from teaching to speech therapy and earned her SLPA license in 2022.  She is currently seeking ASHA certification and more to build on her professional experience and knowledge. She is also a Bilingual therapist. Kimberly is a mother of two girls and enjoys spending her time off on family adventures.  



Khadijah Rose, B.A., SLPA   





Khadijah is a licensed Speech Language Pathologist Assistant. She graduated from the University of South Florida in May of 2019. She has pervious child care experience ranging from infants to school-age children. She is currently working toward becoming a certified Dyslexia Tutor with the Barton Reading and Spelling Program. She also has interest in training to become an Infant Toddler Developmental Specialist. She is devoted to improving the quality of life of children struggling with speech and language. Her plan for the future is to obtain her Master’s degree, and go on to serve disadvantaged communities.  


Jessica Hyppolite, B.A., SLPA  

Jessica is a Speech Language and Pathologist Assistant. She holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Central Florida.She has prior experience working with school aged children. Jessica is currently working towards becoming a certified Dyslexia Tutor with the Barton Reading and Spelling program. She is blessed to be working in a great field where she can make a difference in young lives.    



Tajshma Peterson, B.S - ITDS





Tajshma Peterson a Certified Infant-Toddler Development Specialist for Early Steps of Florida. I have worked in the childcare field with over 15 years’ experience along with state certifications and credentials through the Department of Children and Families. I am originally from South Florida near Ft. Lauderdale. I graduated in December 2014 with my Bachelor of Science in Human Services with a minor in Early Childhood Education from Springfield College. I enjoy working with all children and families. My desires are to make a difference in the lives of children especially with special needs that have developmental disabilities.    





Raquel Mobley, Brooksville Office 




I am born and raised in Brooksville, Florida. Attended Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University to pursue a career in healthcare management, and I am continuing my education in that same field. I have worked with children for more than 8 years as a youth counselor for the 4-H program. I believe working as an office manager will broaden my knowledge in the healthcare management field.   


Lisa Leirer, Crystal River Office  





Sarah Wittie, Crystal River Office  


Sarah is a fun-loving person who enjoys working with people every single day! She has a B.S. in both Event Management and Hospitality Management from the University of Central Florida. She is married with one little girl and loves spending time with her family. She is also a huge Disney fanatic. Sarah enjoys coordinating things within the office and getting to know each and every one of our clients every single day!


 Myrica Ramos Lack, Brooksville Office






Myrica is a retired Navy Vet with an A.A. in Early Childhood Development. She worked with children before and after her Navy career at various daycares around the Tampa Bay area. Now she is putting both her love for children and her knowledge from the Military into working in our Brooksville office.

Her big heart doesn't stop at children, she also has a love for animals that she raises on her little farm.  


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