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Our Team

Corinne Jarvis (she/her/hers), M.S., SLP

Founder / CEO Speech Language Pathologist

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Born and raised in Vermont, educated and practiced in Oregon and New York City, Corinne brings a wealth of experience throughout her practice. After studying under some of the best practitioners in Oregon (SLP, OT, Developmental Pediatrics, MD), she opened her own practice in NYC in 2006, serving adults, children, and their families at home, utilizing her expertise in identifying and treating Orofacial Myofunctional disorders (abnormal lip, jaw or tongue position during rest, swallowing or speech), sensory-motor feeding therapy, and extensive fellowship training in autism parent training and treatment. Corinne continued to study fluency (stuttering) treatment and hone her skills with articulation and receptive and expressive language treatment as she returned to the west coast, treating families in homes and in offices throughout Multnomah and Clackamas counties.

When time and family permitted she contracted into school settings for urgent short-term placements in severe behavior classrooms as well as general education settings. Corinne's career took a turn to educating and train graduate student clinicians and speech-language pathology fellows through clinical supervisor roles. She served as an adjunct supervisor at Pacific University mentoring graduate clinicians at a private school for homeless children, feeding her passion for this population. In addition to Speech Pathology, she uses Craniosacral Therapy (CST), manual therapy (myofascial release), breath work, and posture program, as tools to get to the route of some more structural and physiological disorders. Corinne and her husband have 3 children (2 teenagers now!) that have expedited her understanding of the importance of the role of craniofacial development, health, engagement, and overall communication.

Carrie Bondioli (she/her/hers), M.S., CCC-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist, Director

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Carrie grew up in Montana and moved to Oregon for her undergraduate studies. Prior to becoming an SLP, she worked in early childhood education, social work, and spent a few years in Spain teaching ESL and getting her Master’s in Bilingual Education.

She received her MS in Speech-Language Pathology from Vanderbilt University in 2016. Carrie has experience in a multitude of clinical settings, including inpatient acute care, inpatient rehab, outpatient, and private practice.  Carrie joined the BreatheWorks team in 2020 and is the director of BreatheWorks and Eugene Speech Therapy.

 

She is passionate about collaborating with other disciplines to provide holistic treatment for Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders and enjoys working with clients of all ages. Carrie also specializes in cognitive-linguistic intervention for adults recovering from stroke or traumatic brain injury and is currently training to become a provider for gender-affirming voice therapy.

In her free time, Carrie enjoys baking, freelance floral design, gardening, and chasing after her two boys. 

Paula Hawkins (she/her/hers), M.S., CF-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist

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Paula is originally from Texas where she received her B.A. in English through The University of Texas at Austin. She earned her B.S. in Communication Disorders and Deaf Education through Utah State University and graduated from Idaho State University with her Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology. She is certified by the Oregon Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology.

Paula's clinical experience includes both children and adults through private practice and elementary school settings. She has served individuals with a variety of speech, fluency, language, and feeding needs and has a strong passion for Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders. 

In her home life, Paula enjoys hands-on activities such as cooking, crafting, and board games and loves to explore the Pacific Northwest through hiking, camping, and rockhounding.

Stacey Mueller (she/her/hers), B.S., RDH

Dental Hygienist

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Stacey was born and raised in Oregon. She attended Northwest Nazarene University and completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene at Oregon Health Sciences University, where she graduated with Honors in 1999. She practiced clinical hygiene for 17 years, helping patients maintain their oral health and control oral disease. She enjoyed working with patients of all ages and at varying stages of oral health, from simple prophies to complex periodontal scaling with endoscopy.

 

She was introduced to the fascinating world of myofunctional therapy when her daughter was referred for a swallowing/tongue placement dysfunction. Stacey is now specializing in orofacial myology and is excited to be a part of the BreatheWorks/SpeechWorks team, educating patients on restoring proper oral function that will benefit their oral health and overall well-being. She has been trained through the IAOM (International Association of Orofacial Myology) and is working towards a certification in orofacial myology.

Stacey enjoys spending time with her two teenagers, her husband and their dog. They like camping, fly-fishing, gardening, walks on the beach and watching movies. When life and time allows, she also loves to create in many different ways including sewing, weaving, Kumihimo (Japanese braiding), and baking. 

Sierra Corbin (she/her/hers), M.S., CCC-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist 

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Sierra grew up in Oregon, attended Oregon State University for psychology and the University of Oregon (UO) for communication disorders and sciences, graduating in 2014 from the University of Nebraska with a M.S.Ed in speech-language pathology. She focused her first years primarily in long and short-term skilled nursing, then started a private practice focusing on adult acquired disorders. She also began working at the UO as a clinical supervisor in the augmentative and alternative communication clinic, where she led ALS home visits, and the clinic of acquired language and motor speech disorders where she initiated a reminiscence therapy group at a local skilled nursing facility.

 

In 2017, in collaboration with the UO program, she won a Parkinson Voice Project grant and trained in Texas with the founders of SPEAK OUT! It was around this time that she became interested in voice therapy and has since become an expert voice therapist, working with voice and upper airway disorders and gender affirming voice therapy. Sierra works with dysphagia, aphasia, AAC, cognition, voice, and articulation, is MDTP certified, PhoRTE trained, and SPEAK OUT! trained.

 

She has been awarded the ACE award for continuing education every cycle since graduation. Sierra is interested in progressive disease and has taught a CEU course on Parkinson's Disease and speech therapy and is a speechtherapypd.com instructor. She educates the public on speech therapy topics at YouTube.com/eugenespeechtherapy

 

Sierra loves to travel the world and learn about other cultures, hone her Spanish skills, play with her toddler, hike with her husband, dance the Argentine tango, watch movies, and garden. 

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Royen Kent (BA, MS, CF-SLP) is a Monterey, CA native and has recently moved to Eugene, OR after living in Chicago, IL for 12 years. He has an extensive background in theatre, performing as an actor, singer, and musician in plays and musicals, as well as music directing, vocal coaching, and choral conducting. (He and his fiancée met while performing in a musical together.) His passion for teaching, coaching, and vocal performance and rehabilitation led him to the field of speech-language pathology. In June 2023 he graduated with a Master’s of Science in Speech, Language and Learning from Northwestern University, where he also worked as program assistant to the Schapiro Academy for Chicago Public Schools, a division of NU’s School of Education which provides free college advancement to high school students.

In addition to dysphonia and gender-affirming voice, Royen’s interests include dysphagia, stuttering and cluttering, aphasia, dysarthria, laryngectomy and tracheotomy. His clinical experiences include an externship in the Center for Voice and Swallowing at the University of California, Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, CA, an interdisciplinary laryngology clinic where he treated professional and non-professional voice users, provided gender-affirming voice care and training, and assessed swallowing and upper airway disorders in adult patients. He also completed an externship with Chicago Public Schools, working with students in Pre-K through 8th grades on a wide variety of communicative disorders and goals. He evaluated and treated adult and pediatric clients during 5 terms at Northwestern’s teaching outpatient clinic, NUCASLL, and was a graduate student trainee at Camp Shout Out, a clinical and recreational summer camp for 3rd-12th-grade children who stutter. 

In his spare time, Royen enjoys cooking and baking, cocktails and mixology, hiking, yoga, playing musical instruments like guitar and mandolin, drag performance, wig styling, painting, and playing video games.

Royen Kent, (he/him/his) M.S., CF-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist

Karmen Steffan (she/her/hers), M.S., CCC-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist 

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Karmen's journey to becoming a Speech Language pathologist started when she attended college to become a teacher. During one of her placements, she was asked to follow the speech pathologist for a few hours and she was hooked. When she realized she could work with adults, she was even more sure of her decision to change majors and pursue a master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology.

 

Over the years, Karmen has pursued further education and training specifically focusing on swallow disorders, voice therapy, and working with individuals who have had treatment for head and neck cancer. While working for a local hospital, Karmen started a voice and swallow clinic with an Ear, Nose, and Throat physician which led her to attend courses and training for laryngeal videostroboscopy, tracheoesophageal punctures, and voice prosthesis management, and further refine her skills working with voice and swallow disorders. Karmen is trained in oromyofunctional disorders and uses the techniques with many of her patients. Karmen currently leads a Head and Neck support group in Bismarck, ND, and is also licensed for practice in the state of Florida.  

 

Karmen's past work experience includes a skilled nursing facility, memory care, inpatient rehab, acute care (hospital), outpatient, and mobile outpatient (outpatient therapy in the community or individual’s home).

 

In her spare time, Karmen enjoys all things outdoors-hiking, biking, fishing, camping, running, boating, and sometimes just relaxing in the sunshine.

Taylour Rae Vigna (she/her/hers), M.S., CCC-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist 

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Debbie Levy (she/her/hers), B.S. RDH, IBCLC

Oromyofunctional Disorder Specialist

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Debbie is a native Portlander.  She attended the Forsyth School for Dental Hygienists and earned both dental hygiene and advanced dental hygiene science certifications. She graduated in 2001 from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene.

 

Debbie stumbled upon the field of OMD (orofacial myofunctional disorders) by accident at a dental conference and rapidly fell down the research/education rabbit hole.  She was trained in OMDs through the IAOM (International Association of Orofacial Myology) and is on the certification track toward earning her COM (Certified Orofacial Myologist). Through this research and education, she decided to continue her education at the Portland State University/Oregon Health Sciences University Human Lactation program and is now an IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant)  The IBCLC credential is the highest certification and the only internationally recognized credential in the field of lactation.  Debbie has also spent time sharing her knowledge and volunteering in various capacities. As we teach young children, when lost or needing help- look for the helpers.  Debbie is a helper. 

Aminah Kamawal, M.S., (she/her/hers), CF-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist 

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Rahda Joy, M.S., (she/her/hers), CCC-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist 

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Radha Joy has been a Speech Language Pathologist for nearly two decades. She graduated from Evergreen State College (1998) and Portland State University (2005) with a Master’s In Science in Speech and Hearing Sciences. For the first 2 years as an SLP, she served in the Columbia Regional Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program (CRPDHH) at Creston Elementary School in Portland. She is fluent in sign language. For the next 10 years, she worked at Capitol Hill Elementary School in a communication behavior classroom, with students on the autism spectrum, delivering social thinking lessons. She has worked in a few other districts including Lake Oswego, North Clackamas, and Astoria, at the elementary, middle, and high school levels.

 

Radha joined BreatheWorks to train in a new lens in Speech Therapy, Orofacial Myology. She is the mother to twin boys, one of whom has Down Syndrome. She always knew that working on chewing, swallowing, speech, and strengthening the facial muscles would improve her son's functionality, demeanor, and social relationships. She was a quick study and applied the techniques she learned through her training with toddlers, children, and young adults. She has an incredible command of kids and they work hard for her! 

Radha most recently became interested in the evaluation and treatment of voice disorders as well as coaching gender affirmation voice treatment. With this training, she uses her lens of oromyofunctional therapy, breath support, and balancing head, neck, facial, and oropharyngeal muscles to support, alter, and advance the voice of her patients. She is truly passionate and never stops learning and adding to hear career. 

Christina Goodheart (she/her/hers), M.A., CCC-SLP, BCSS

Speech Language Pathologist 

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Christina is a speech therapist from Staten Island, New York, with over 10 years experience helping patients and their families with speech, language, cognitive-linguistic, communication, feeding and swallowing disorders. In 2015, Christina earned board certification in swallowing and swallowing disorders (BCS-S) from the American Board for Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (ABSSD), she was the first and is currently the only SLP in Staten Island with that certification. She has completed specialist training for swallowing assessment including the Modified Barium Swallow Impairment Profile (MBSImP) and Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES) for infants and adults. Christina is also trained in kinesio taping techniques, craniosacral therapy, Ampcare's Effective Swallowing Protocol (ESP), McNeil Dysphagia Therapy Protocol (MDTP), TummyTime! Method and, orofacial myofunctional therapy. Christina is currently in process to become an international board certified  lactation consultant (IBCLC).

With 12 years experience working in a hospital setting, Christina has extensive experience assessing and creating treatment plans for patients with complex medical conditions. With a core belief in prioritizing interdisciplinary care, Christina works closely with specialist professionals to ensure patients receive dynamic intervention.

Christina is licensed in Florida, New York, and New Jersey. 

Kate Crimmins, M.S., (she/her/hers), CCC-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist 

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Kate graduated with her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Michigan. She went on to earn her Master of Science in speech-language pathology from Boston University. She joins the Breatheworks team after nearly four years in private practice and outpatient clinic settings. Kate has her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech and Hearing Association and is a licensed speech pathologist in Oregon.

Kate is dedicated to providing gold-standard evidence-based practice. She specializes in all things preschool and school-age language, with an interest in executive functioning, social communication, and syntax. She has advanced training in orofacial myofunctional disorders through the IAOM. She utilizes the whole body BreatheWorks approach with pediatrics and adults. Kate has a unique background working on an interdisciplinary team of OTs, BCBAs, and SLPs as a behavior therapist for children with Autism. Most recently she has added to her training by specializing in voice disorders and supporting gender affirmation voice coaching.

 

In her free time, she enjoys being creative, going on food adventures, and heading to the park with her pup, Rosie. 

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