Our Dedicated Team

Danielle Lowe M.S. CCC-SLP, M.Ed.

Director

Danielle graduated from the University of Arizona with her Master in Speech Pathology in 1997. She has extensive experience with elementary and middle school children and more than 20 years of experience working with people with various disabilities. She has served as chair of the Speech & Language Therapy Department in a large school district in Tempe, AZ, and enjoyed sharing her knowledge as an adjunct professor in the College of Education at Ottawa University. Her strong interest in the school environment also led to a Master of Education in 2008 from Northern Arizona University in the area of school leadership. Most recently, Danielle completed a course of study in Spiritual Direction through Wisdom’s Way School.

She is the co-director of Mariposa Speech Services in Phoenix, AZ. Her particular areas of interest include language learning difficulties, supervision, training and leadership in the Speech and Language field. She also enjoys volunteering in the community and at her church. Danielle has served on the board of a major philanthropic organization and has held leadership roles in diverse capacities outside of the educational field.

Danielle enjoys non-fiction writing and blogs regularly. On top of all of this, she feels blessed to have her husband and four children at home to keep her grounded.

Kristin Blanchard M.S. CCC-SLP

Director

Kristin graduated from the University of Arizona in 1992 with a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing. After a brief stint in sales and marketing, she returned to school and earned her Masters of Science in Communication Disorders in May 2001 from Arizona State University.

In addition to being the co-director of Mariposa Speech Services, she enjoys working in the field in several elementary, middle and high schools as a supervisor. She is passionate about mentoring new therapists to continue to give back to the field of speech and language. Among her diverse experience in the field includes adjunct professor at Ottawa University in the speech program. Kristin’s previous clinical experiences include both center-based and home-based programs specializing in children with Autism and dealing with speech and language issues in early intervention. Additionally, her experiences include working with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing through the Mayo Clinic Cochlear Implant Team and adult rehabilitation with traumatic brain injury and stroke patients through Good Samaritan Hospital.

Kristin is most proud to be a mother of two young children and enjoys balancing family life and a career. She strongly believes that being a mother has greatly enriched her clinical skills.

Lauren

Schools Team Director/Speech Language Pathologist
Lauren provides administrative leadership and support for Mariposa’s school clients. Her school-based expertise positions her to mentor the staff in the best practices.

Leslie

Clinical Director/Speech Language Pathologist
Leslie provides clinical oversight and leadership to all program operations. She develops, implements, and evaluates the clinic and home health program.

Laurie

Clinic Billing Manager
Laurie manages all client billing. She supports our clinic and home health clients with accurate and timely insurance and DDD billing information.

Lisa L

General Office Manager
Lisa leads critical business aspects for Mariposa. She oversees the human resources process and maintains office organization for school contracts and billing.

Cathy

Leadership Mentor & Trainer
Cathy has been working with Mariposa as our leadership coach and staff professional development facilitator since 2013. She has helped our team flourish and grow.

Sherece

Compliance/Referral Coordinator
Sherece received her bachelor’s degree in Culinary and Hospitality Management from Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts. She joined the Mariposa team in 2017.

Rachel

Lead Speech Language Pathologist-Assistant
Rachel has a bachelor’s degree in Music Education and a master’s degree in Education with a Speech & Language emphasis. She enjoys using music in her therapy sessions.

Ashley

Speech Language Pathologist
Ashley graduated from Arizona State University with a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology. She appreciates the collaboration that the field offers.

Becky

Speech Language Pathologist-Assistant
Becky received her bachelor’s degree in Communicative Disorders from the University of New Mexico. She finds fulfillment in watching her students’ progress.

Carissa

Speech Language Pathologist-Assistant
Carissa received her bachelor’s degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences from Arizona State University. She has extensive experience in both clinical and school settings. 

Corri

Occupational Therapist Registered
Corri graduated from A.T. Still University with a master’s degree in Occupational Therapy. She assists students with diagnoses ranging from ADHD to autism.

Hallie

Speech Language Pathologist-Assistant
Hallie received her bachelor’s degree in Speech and Hearing Science and SLPA certificate at Arizona State University. She finds working with children very rewarding.

Jean

Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant
Jean has been a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant for 20 years. She is experienced in clinical settings, home-based therapy, rehabilitation, and school therapy.

Melinda

Speech Language Pathologist-Assistant
Melinda received her bachelor’s degree from ASU and her SLPA certification from NAU. Having received speech therapy as a child, she enjoys the opportunity to give back.

Monica

Bilingual Speech Language Pathologist
Monica received both a bachelor’s and master’s in Speech and Language Pathology from Marquette University. She also received a Bilingual English-Spanish certificate.

Tricia

Speech Language Pathologist-Assistant
Tricia received a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a SLPA certificate from NAU. She loves helping children find confidence in their communication skills.

Claire

Claire graduated from the University of Arizona with a bachelor's and master's degree in Speech Language Pathology. She loves using everyday games and toys in her therapy sessions and has a special passion for feeding therapy.

Teresa

Physical Therapy Assistant
I knew early in my childhood that I wanted to work in the field of Physical Therapy. Helping others restore and/or gain mobility and independence is truly rewarding! I graduated in 1991 from Southern Illinois University with my PTA degree and have over 25 years of experience in the field of Physical therapy. 

Monica

Physical Therapy Program Director She graduated from Hunter College, City University of New York with a B.S. in Physical Therapy in 1995. She moved to Arizona right after graduation and has worked in Arizona since. She has been working with children ages birth to 20 years old for the past five years.

Candice

Physical Therapy Assistant
Candice received her PTA degree in 2004 and has experience in hospital, clinic and school settings. She has always had a passion for working with children, and has coached multiple youth sports teams for over a decade. Currently, Candice is a volunteer coach for a local Special Olympics team. In her free time, she enjoys spending time outdoors with her family.

Jennifer

Occupational Therapist Registered
Jennifer received her bachelors from Grand Canyon University in 2015 and graduated from Touro University Nevada in 2017 with a Master’s of Science in Occupational Therapy. She is fluent in Spanish. Her passion has always been working with children. Her favorite part about being an occupational therapist is she gets to uplift children to reach developmental milestones and enable them to participate in meaningful activities.

Emily

Occupational Therapist Registered Emily graduated from A.T. Still University with her doctorate in Occupational Therapy. She has a passion for helping individuals of all ages with developing their strengths and reaching their unique potentials to live, learn, work, and play.

Tina

Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant
After volunteering in the school setting for ten years, Tina decided to pursue her passion for working with children by earning her degree to become a licensed Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant. She has experience in home based and school therapy, as well as mental health group facilitation. Tina currently volunteers her time at New Song Center for Grieving Children, where she’s been a support group facilitator since 2014. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, two children, and two dachshund puppies.

Jen

Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant

Jessi

Speech Language Pathologist-CF

Kendall

Speech Language Pathologist-CF

Shelby

Speech Language Pathologist-CF
Shelby received both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Arizona. She enjoys working with children one-on-one and likes to utilize games and other engaging therapy techniques to help teach children how to maximize their communicative abilities.

Malia

Speech Language Pathologist-CF

Mercedes

Speech Language Pathologist- Assistant

Naomi

Speech Language Pathologist- Assistant
Naomi received her bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education from ASU and her SLPA certification from NAU. She has worked with children as a teacher and reading specialist for over 16 years and is excited to be a part of the Mariposa family.

Gina

Speech Language Pathologist- Assistant

Brittany S

Speech Language Pathologist- Assistant

Brittany T

Speech Language Pathologist- Assistant

Kelly

Administrative Support 

Gina

Speech Language Pathologist-Assistant

Karen

Physical Therapy Assistant