Our Professionals

Brie C. Swan, M.S., CCC-SLP

Brie C. Swan, M.S., CCC-SLP , President & CEO of Comprehensive Concepts in Speech & Hearing, Inc., completed her bachelor's degree in speech-language pathology at Augustana College and her master's degree in communication sciences and disorders at Western Illinois University. She is licensed by the state of Ohio and the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA). She has experience diagnosing and treating pediatric through adult populations with a wide variety of communication disorders; including, autism spectrum disorders, apraxia, articulation, language based learning disabilities, social/pragmatics, and swallowing. She also is a certified practitioner for Interactive Metronome (IM). She provides professional development trainings, specialized therapy diagnosis and treatment, and consultation for families and local schools.


Marian Manne

Marian Manne , trained in business and has been CCSH's office manager for 20 years. She is in charge of scheduling appointments, billing insurance, checking patients in and out, and making sure the office runs smoothly. Don't hesitate to call Marian if you have questions or would like to schedule an appointment at our office. She will be happy to help you.


Rita L. Sampson M.S., CCC-SLP

Rita L. Sampson M.S., CCC-SLP , Clinic Director and speech-language pathologist, completed her bachelor's degree in communication disorders and her master's degree in communication sciences and disorders at Bowling Green State University. She has been employed by CCSH, Inc. since 2001 and has experience diagnosing and treating a variety of communication needs, including pediatric and adult language disorders (receptive, expressive, and pragmatic), articulation disorders and aural rehabilitation. Rita has worked with individuals in the private practice, school, early intervention, and home settings. Rita is a member of the Ohio Speech Language Hearing Association (OSHLA) and the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA).


Jessica L. Irsik, M.A., CF-SLP

Jessica L. Irsik, M.A., CCC-SLP, speech language pathologist, completed her Bachelor of Arts in speech and hearing science, with minors in linguistics and disability studies, at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio and her Master of Arts in speech-language pathology at the University of Cincinnati. She has experience treating children and adults in a variety of settings including inpatient rehabilitation, schools, and private practice. She has treated clients with a variety of disorders, including articulation, language, pragmatics, cognitive, and swallowing. She is licensed by the state of Ohio and the state of Kentucky and is very excited to join the CCSH team!


Anna K. Heekin, M.S., CCC-SLP

Anna K. Heekin, M.S., CCC-SLP, completed her Bachelor of Arts in Speech & Hearing Science at The Ohio State University and her Master of Science in Communication Sciences & Disorders at Armstrong State University in Savannah, Georgia. She is licensed by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and the state of Ohio. Her experiences include work with adults of all ages in an acute care rehabilitation facility, adults and children in the private clinic setting, and preschool through high school students in the school setting. Through these experiences, she has worked diagnosing and treating disorders in a variety of areas including: expressive and receptive language, cognitive, articulation and phonology, swallowing, and fluency. She is beyond thrilled to be joining the CCSH team.


Caitlin Gavin, M.S., CCC-SLP

Caitlin Gavin, M.S., CCC-SLP, (Speech-Language Pathologist), completed her Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Cincinnati and her Master or Science from Marshall University in West Virginia. She has had clinical experience diagnosing and treating both children and adults in a variety of settings including a public school, university clinic, rehabilitation hospital, and private practice. Caitlin has experience treating clients with a variety of disorders including articulation, expressive and receptive language, pragmatics, aphasia, dementia, cognition, and dysphagia. She is eager to begin her first year as a speech-language pathologist working with the families and clients at CCSH!


Ellie S. Carpenter, M.A., CCC-SLP

Ellie S. Carpenter, M.A., CCC-SLP, speech language pathologist, is excited to return to her hometown of Cincinnati, OH after completing her Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders and her Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology at Ohio University in Athens, OH. She has experience working in a variety of settings, including nursing and rehabilitation facilities, public elementary schools, and private clinic. In these settings, Ellie has worked with clients, preschool to adult. Ellie has evaluated and treated clients with a variety of disorders, including expressive and receptive language, articulation, pragmatics, cognition, and swallowing. Ellie is looking forward to fostering relationships with the clients and families served by CCSH.


Katherine Martin, M.A., CCC-SLP

Katherine Simpson, M.A., CCC-SLP, speech-language pathologist, completed her Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders and her Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Cincinnati. She has clinical experience diagnosing and treating both children and adults in a variety of settings, including; Head Start programs, public schools, university clinic, and skilled nursing facilities. Katherine has experience treating clients with a variety of disorders including articulation, expressive and receptive language, pragmatics, traumatic brain injury, aphasia, dementia, cognition, and dysphagia. She holds her license in the state of Ohio and is very excited to join the CCSH team!


Elyse Lamphier, M.A., CCC-SLP

Elyse Lamphier, M.A., CCC-SLP
Speech-language pathologist, completed her Bachelor of Arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders, with minors in American-Sign Language and Psychology and her Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology from Central Michigan University.   She is licensed by the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA) and the state of Ohio.  She has experience evaluating and treating children of all ages in the areas of articulation and phonological disorders, expressive and receptive language disorders, developmental delays, and autism spectrum disorder in multiple settings.  She also has experience evaluating and treating adults in the areas of language, speech, and swallowing in skilled nursing facilities and outpatient rehab.  She is excited to continue her work with families and clients as part of the CCSH team!


Tina K. Veale, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Tina K. Veale, Ph.D., CCC-SLP , founder of Comprehensive Concepts in Speech and Hearing, Inc., completed her doctoral degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Cincinnati in 1998. Dr. Veale has over 30 years of experience assessing and treating communication impairment in children and adults with developmental disabilities. Her expertise in working with individuals with autism and their families is widely known as she is a frequent presenter at state and national conferences. She continues to visit Cincinnati regularly and serves as a consultant to clinicians and families of CCSH.


Jillian Krueger, COTA

Jillian Krueger, COTA , Associate of Applied Science, CSTCC class of 2007
Employee of CCSH for 1+ year
10 years working with Geriatric population
1 year working with Pediatric population
Certified Fire Fighter and EMT 10+ years
Member of AOTA and NBCOT
Enjoy sand volleyball, kayaking, hiking and cooking



Abbigail McKenzie, OT

Abby McKenzie, MOT, OTR/L , (Occupational Therapist), completed her Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies from The Ohio State University and her Master of Occupational Therapy from the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania. Abby has clinical experience evaluating and treating children in both the outpatient therapy clinic and school settings. She has experience treating clients with a variety of disorders including Autism, ADHD, Developmental Delay, Sensory Processing Disorder, Dyspraxia, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, and Ehler’s Danlos Syndrome. Abby has experience with the following techniques and interventions; UNC TEACCH, Social Thinking Curriculum, Zaner-Bloser Handwriting, Therapeutic Listening, DIR-Floortime (Greenspan), Intereoception, Trauma Informed Care, Sensory Processing Disorder, Therapeutic Listening, Zones of Regulation, and Wilbarger Deep Pressure Proprioceptive Technique (DPPT “brushing”). Her therapeutic approach is to connect with each child, developing trust, rapport, and building a strong bond that will allow for her to help your child reach their maximal potential in a fun, playful, and multi-sensory environment. Abby is looking forward to helping build and develop the outpatient OT services at CCSH. She is also looking forward to collaborating with the wonderful speech therapists at CCSH in order to provide the most holistic therapeutic service model for her clients and their families.


Lisa Leonard, PSYD

Lisa M. Leonard, PSYD , Licensed Psychologist, completed her bachelor’s degree in psychology at Centre College, and her Master’s and PsyD in clinical psychology at Spalding University. She is licensed by the state of Ohio and a member of the Cincinnati Academy of Professional Psychology. Her professional experience is across the lifespan, with extensive areas of training and skill sets in the diagnosis and treatment of child and family issues including school based disorders of behavior and learning, as well as attention deficit disorder. She also has part time practice in sports psychology. Her clinical experience has been in a variety of settings including private, public and charter schools, university counseling centers, community mental health organizations and agencies, as well as in private practice. It has always been a joy to be considered part of the CCSH team.