Speech Therapy | Telepractice Services | Voice and Swallowing Center | Waldo County General Hospital

Meet Our Voice and Swallowing Specialists

LSVT Certified Erica R. JamesErica R. James, M.A., CCC-SLP: Erica is the Manager 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 clinician, 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.

Zoe Kennedy, M.A., CCC-SLPZoe Kennedy, M.A., CCC-SLP: Zoe completed her graduate education in communication sciences and disorders at the University of Maine.

Zoe's clinical focus is with swallowing and voice/vocal fold disorders, and is the department's clinical lead with patients with head and neck cancer. She also has experience with cognitive, speech and language disorders. 

Zoe has received advanced training in swallowing and voice assessments including laryngeal imaging with endoscopy, video fluoroscopic swallowing assessment, pharyngeal and esophageal manometry, and reflux monitoring. She currently holds certifications with MBS imp, Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT), Buteyko Breathing Level1. Zoe is also specialized with laryngectomy patients, providing voice rehabilitation and routine voice prosthesis management.


Danielle Fossa, M.S., CCC-SLP

Danielle Fossa, M.S., CCC-SLP: Danielle completed her graduate education at Boston University. Danielle is the lead SLP on the pediatric swallowing team. She has presented at ASHA national conventions.

Addie Pelletier, M.A., CCC-SLP

Addie Pelletier, M.A., CCC-SLP: Addie completed her graduate education in communication and sciences at the University of Maine after completing her bachelor's at Bates College.

Addie has received advanced training in voice evaluation and larygeal stroboscopy. She has experience in instrumental swallowing assessment using endoscopic and fluoroscopic imaging. Addie also has training in post laryngectomy care and tracheoesophageal prosthesis management.

Addie provides in-person and telepractice service to adults with swallowing, voice, cognitive and speech and language disorders.

CONTACT US: 207 505 4409