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Our Approach

Our Approach

Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) work with families to prevent, assess, diagnose, and treat speech, language, social communication, cognitive-communication, and swallowing disorders in children and adults. West Side Speech Academy believes that effective communication is fundamental to all aspects of human functioning.

Our Story

West Side Speech Academy has over 30 years of experience with providing support and family services in the areas of Speech Language Pathology. We are skilled and knowledgeable. Our focus is on identification and treatment of individuals of all ages. Our services are family centered and culturally and linguistically responsive. Services are comprehensive; coordinated and team based. All services are based on the highest quality evidence that is available.

Meet the Team

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Robin Billmaier MA,CCC-SLP

Robin is the owner of West Side Speech Academy, LLC.  Robin has been a Speech-Language Pathologist since 1996. Her clinical experience includes: Pediatric, School based, Home Health, Skilled Nursing and Outpatient Rehabilitation Clinics. She works with both children and adults. Robin’s areas of expertise include: Articulation, Language Disorders,Voice, Fluency, Cognition, Dysphagia/Feeding, The SOS Feeding Program and Stroke Rehabilitation. Robin holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence through the American Speech Language and Hearing Association and has served as a board member of the New Mexico Chapter. She received the Honors of the Association for her work with the New Mexico Speech Language Hearing Association. Robin is enthusiastic, committed and sensitive to the needs of her clients and their families. She regularly attends continuing education to provide the most current approaches and serves as a facilitator to community providers.

Anne Montoya MS, CCC-SLP

Anne received an undergraduate degree from Eastern New Mexico University.  She worked as an ASL before attending the University of New Mexico.  She holds a Master of Science degree in Communication Disorders from University of New Mexico.  Anne has skills all areas of Communication Disorders and Feeding Swallowing for Children & Adults.  Her unique experiences include school settings, long term care and head start programs.  She holds a Clinical Certificate of Competence with through the American Speech Language and Hearing Association.  Anne's true passion is working with children who struggle with Literacy Disorders such as Dyslexia.  She has extensive training and experience working with individuals that have Dyslexia and other Disorders that impact executive functioning.  Anne participates in continuing education for individuals with Communication Disorders.  She is a member of the American Speech Language and Hearing Association.

Vanessa Smith MS, CCC-SLP

Vanessa graduated Eastern New Mexico University (ENMU) with her Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Speech-Language Pathology. Her clinical experiences include: Early Intervention, Pediatric Outpatient, Fluency, Voice, Cognitive Rehabilitation, AAC, and Preschool to School-Age children. She has worked with both children and adults with a wide range of abilities and cultural backgrounds. Vanessa's areas of expertise include: Speech Sound Disorders, Fluency, Cognition and caregiver education/training. Telepractice, Articulation Disorder, Social Skills, Expressive Communication and Accent Modification. She is a member of the  American Speech Language and Hearing Association. Vanessa regularly attends continuing education courses to provide current therapy approaches.  She holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence through the American Speech Language  and Hearing Association.

Therese Lopez MA,CCC-SLP

Therese is a Speech Language Pathologist with West Side Speech Academy, LLC and at Rio Rancho Schools.  She is a native of NM and graduated with her Masters degree from New Mexico State University. Therese holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence through the American Speech Language & Hearing Association the New Mexico Speech Language & Hearing Association, She has worked with adults, school age, and pediatrics. Her clinical experience includes working in long term care, public schools, outpatient setting, and rehab settings. Therese is an advocate for children and adults. Areas of expertise include Speech Sound Disorders, Language Disorders, Feeding/Swallowing Deficits, AAC, Voice and supervision. She is able to implement individual treatment plans based on skilled evaluations. She actively participates in continuing education courses.

Angeline Dorvil-Student Intern

Angeline is our Student Intern from Eastern New Mexico University.  She will graduate with a Masters degree in Communication Disorders in May of next year.  Angeline holds a Bachelor's in Linguistics/Japanese from the University of Florida.  She speaks French, Haitian Creole, Japanese, Afan Oromo and English.  Angeline volunteered with the Peace Corps in Ethiopia for 2 years.  She also volunteered with Americorps in New Jersey.  She managed an English department and taught 9th grade while in the Peace Corps.  Angeline worked with afterschool programs and at risk students in Camden, New Jersey.  Angeline has too many talents to list. Angeline wants everyone to know she has an adorable dog named Ben.

Amber Jones

Amber is the Business Coordinator for West Side Speech Academy, LLC. She has 20 years of experience in Sales, Bookkeeping, Clerical, Organization, and Documentation of Records.  Amber’s strengths include outstanding Customer Service; this includes working with family schedules so that clinical needs are met. Amber volunteers throughout the community on a weekly basis. She keeps up to date on technical applications and has a strong background in computer operations. Amber goes the extra mile for clients and clinicians at West Side Speech Academy, LLC. 

Alice "Alli" Burrows

Alli is a Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) she has a degree in Health Information Technology from Carrington College. She is currently working on her Health Information Management Degree. She is a member of the Nation Health Career Association. She has a background in working with children in Special Education Programs. She is also a member of the American Health Information Management. Alli is our admin professional for WSSA.  Alli is our organizing and retention expert.