Our Hearing and Speech Professionals
Joy Hyman Goldberg,M.A .CCC-SLP
I have worked as a speech-language pathologist for over thirty years in many settings (private practice; nursing care facilities; home health care; and hospitals).
Outstanding Education and Training
“I am proud of my excellent education, because it provides me with a strong professional foundation, upon which I continue to build. I make a point of keeping up with latest developments in communication disorders. I do this because I want my patients to have the newest and most effective treatment methods available.”
- Certificate of Clinical Competence: American Speech-Language Hearing Association
- M.A., Speech Pathology, University of Akron, Akron, Ohio
- B.A., Secondary English, Parson's College, Fairfield, Iowa
- Licensed, State of Ohio Board of Speech Pathology and Audiology
- Licensed, Hearing Aid Dealer and Dispenser, State of Ohio
“I enjoy sharing my expertise with other respected leaders in our field. Remaining active in professional organizations allows me to exchange ideas and learn about the newest ways to improve the care that I offer my patients.”
- Member, American Speech, Language and Hearing Association Member, Ohio Speech, Language and Hearing Association (President, 2000-01)
- Adjunct Clinical Instructor, Bowling Green State University
Giving Back to the Community
“My concern for patients goes beyond the people I see at the Center. It has always been important to me to help others. I’m sure that is why I try to do as much as I can to educate others on the newest developments in the field of Speech Pathology.”
- Speaker, Various universities, parent groups, nursing care centers, assisted living facilities, rehabilitation agencies
- Author, Various articles in local newspapers on speech, language, voice and hearing problems.
- Participant, Radio programs for speech and language awareness for Better Speech and Hearing Monthly and on television programs on language stimulation for preschoolers.
I enjoy the ballet, symphony, opera and spending time with my family.
Speech Language Pathologist
I have worked as a speech language pathologist for over 20 years in many settings. Initially, my career path lead me to adult neurological rehabilitation, primarily working with patients following traumatic brain injuries and strokes. Several years later, I became interested in serving patients with communication and swallowing disorders in long term care settings and made that my job for close to 5 years. For the past 16 years, I have worked exclusively in pediatric speech language services, serving school-age populations and working in private practice for Hyman Hearing and Speech Center. Working with children and their families to facilitate growth of communication skills is challenging, interesting, rewarding, and outrageously FUN! Kids learn best through play, so our sessions always involve a good dose of shenanigans while incorporating communication skill development. I am a graduate of the University of Toledo (B. Ed.) and Case Western Reserve University (M.A.). I hold the Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and state licensure from the Ohio Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. I am a proud mother of 3 fine young gentlemen who keep me on my toes at all times! My husband and I adore culinary adventures, outdoor fun, and restoring our 100 year-old home.
M.Ed, CCC-SLP, Speech Pathologist
I joined our team at Hyman Hearing and Speech Center 6 years ago. I began my career 18 years ago working in the hospitals before spending many years in the school systems. I have worked with children of all ages, including typically developing children up to severely emotionally and behaviorally challenged children. I have a B.A. in Psychology and an M.Ed. in Speech Language Pathology, both from the University of Toledo. I hold a Certificate of Clinical Competence through the American Speech Language Hearing Association as well as a license from the State of Ohio Board of Speech Pathology and Audiology. I am a member of the American Speech Language Hearing Association, the Ohio Speech Language and Hearing Association as well as the Michigan and Virginia Speech Language and Hearing Associations. My love for children and their families makes private practice the perfect setting for me. I believe therapy should be both functional and fun and look for creative ways to meet the needs of each and every one of the children with whom I work. Outside of my career, I enjoy traveling, scrapbooking and attending sporting events with my husband and two boys.
My name is Lee Zelina. I have worked as a speech-language pathologist for 28 years. I have worked at Hyman Hearing and Speech Center for 8 years. I also have experience in a variety of areas including: skilled nursing facilities, public/charter schools, and telepratice. Education/Certification/Licensure: Eastern Michigan University- M.A., Bowling Green State University- B.A., ASHA Certification, Ohio Licensure. I really enjoy working at here because it allows me the opportunity to be creative and fully use my skills and therapeutic judgement! My expertise is in the areas of: articulation, apraxia, language, fluency, aphasia, autism, dysphagia, and memory. I have specialized training/certification in the following areas: 'Lively Letters' (teaches articulation and reading simultaneously), 'Systematic Articulation Training Program Accessing Computers (SATPAC), Picture Exchange Communication Program (PECS), and 'Freedom of Fluency and in instructing accurate use of the Speecheasy (Anti-stuttering device). I enjoy getting to know my clients and customizing goals and activities that will allow them to achieve therapy goals as quickly as possible. I also instruct parents/caregivers in therapy techniques, appropriate cueing, and recommendations to allow them to comprehend the therapy approach and to reinforce new skills for successful carry-over of new skill into every day conversation and life!!! I am married and have two sons who are currently attending college. I am an animal lover and have many pets including a dog, 2 cats, a horse and a homing pigeon. I love to work out, show my horse, and design greeting cards!
M.A., CCC/A, Audiologist
Karen has been an audiologist at Hyman Hearing & Speech Center for over twenty five years. She is a clinical audiologist with over 30 years of experience. Karen has worked with all age groups from infants to adults. She graduated from Cleveland State University with a Bachelor's degree in Speech and Hearing Science. She obtained a Master's Degree in Audiology from The Ohio State University. Karen holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology by the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association, (ASHA) and is a member of ASHA. She is licensed in Audiology by the Board of Speech Pathology and Audiology, in the State of Ohio. "I find my job as an Audiologist extremely rewarding. I enjoy working with my patients and feel blessed to walk with them on their journey to better hearing. My career has encompassed working as an audiologist with ENT physicians, working in private practice, working for two different non profit hearing and speech centers, working in a hospital setting, supervising OSHA mandated industrial hearing testing and performing newborn infant hearing screenings. I feel that all of these opportunities have enabled me to better understand what my patients are experiencing in their daily lives, as they live with hearing loss and how together we can achieve the best solution for their individual hearing loss."
This is my ninth year as Office Manager with Hyman Hearing and Speech Center. I love my job and am proud of the excellent care and services we provide to all of our patients. I enjoy bowling and spending time with my friends and my very sweet dog,Sadie. I also am enjoying my new home, decorating, all the joys of settling in.