A graduate of the University of Colorado, Debra received her master's degree from the University of Northern Colorado. She earned specialty certification as a board-recognized specialist in swallowing in 2012. She sought the rigorous credentialing of the specialty certification in swallowing so that she could offer her patients the highest-level of therapy. Debra is passionate about her work as a speech-language pathologist at Providence. She helps her patients understand and improve their communication challenges and achieve their eating and swallowing goals. "Helping people regain their communication skills and overcome their swallowing difficulties truly brings me joy," says Debra. "Communication and sharing meals are at the heart of our many life celebrations with family and friends." Debra offers appointments for speech, language, and swallowing therapy at Providence Rehabilitation Services-Gearhart and treats patients at Providence Seaside Hospital. She also facilitates the monthly stroke support group at Providence Seaside Hospital.
Master Of Arts
University of Northern Colorado Speech-Language Pathology
University of Colorado
American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) Oregon Speech Language Hearing Association (OSHA) Specialty Certification- American Board of Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders Board Certified Specialist - Swallowing Dysphagia Research Society (DRS)