Meet Our Voice and Swallowing Specialists
Michael Towey, M.A., CCC-SLP: Mike has many years of professional experience and is a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
He uses video-editing software and state-of-the-art fiberoptics to evaluate vocal fold movement. These high quality DVDs are sent to physicians and patients for additional viewing, diagnostics and treatment. Mike has provided voice therapy internationally, using secure video conferencing on computers right where people live and work
Mike makes presentations about voice and swallowing disorders at national conferences and is past president of the Maine Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
He is an instructor in voice disorders at the University of Maine and teaches voice and swallowing courses at Northern Arizona University. Mike also provides training in speech telemedicine and is a member of the Executive Committee of the Telerehabilitation Special Interest Group of the American Telemedicine Association. Mike has also authored a book chapter about speech therapy telepractice (Telerehabilitation, Springer 2012).
Erica R. James, M.A., CCC-SLP: Erica is the Supervisor of the Speech Language Pathology Department. She has completed advanced training in laryngeal stroboscopic voice and swallowing assessment and has expertise in Estill and Lessac Madsen Resonant Voice Training techniques. She has also completed training in High Resolution Impedance Manometry and Impedance pH assessment. Erica is a registered MBSImP Clinician, allowing for standarized interprestation of Modified Barium Swallow studies and is a Buteyko Breathing SLP BE Level 1 clinican, with specific training in techniques for vocal fold related breathing disorders. She is nationally certified in the Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LVST), a scientific treatment for voice disorders for Parkinson's disease. Erica is also certified to provide LVST by computer directly to people's home computers.
Erica has been an invited presenter at the Annual Vocal Cord Dysfunction Conference at National Jewish Hospital Medical Center in Denver, CO. She has presented on voice treatment at regional and national conferences. Erica is a past President of the Maine Speech Language Hearing Association.
Morgan Graham, M.S., CCC-SLP: Morgan is a graduate of Portland Start University and completed clinical training in the largest hospital in the country. She has expertise in the assessment and treatment of swallowing disorders. She has expertise using fiberoptic endoscopic imaging to complete FEES evaluations of swallowing.
Morgan is a voice specialist and has an extensive background in the assessment and treatment of voice disorders.
Zoe Kennedy, M.A., CCC-SLP: Zoe completed her graduate education in communication sciences and disorders at the University of Maine. Since then, Zoe has made national presentations to various professional groups.
Zoe has received advanced training in swallowing assessment using fiberoptic imaging, rediographic imaging, and manometry. She is nationally certified in the Lee Silverman Voice Treatment, a standardized treatment program for voice disorders secondary to Parkinson's disease.
At WCGH, Zoe provides in-person and telepractice service to adults with swallowing, voice, cognitive, and speech and language disorders.
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