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Meet the Team:


Colleen Lama, M.S., CCC-SLP, BCBA is the owner of Lama Pediatric Therapy. She is a Speech-Language Pathologist and Board Certified Behavior Analyst who has over ten years of experience in providing pediatric speech and language therapy. She is one of 450 dually certified SLP/BCBA's in the world. A graduate of Florida State University, Colleen is licensed by the State of Florida and holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech–Language and Hearing Association (ASHA). Colleen expanded her education and became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) in 2015. She combines both her speech-language and behavior skills to provide quality therapy services. Colleen has a variety of experience working with the pediatric population in both home and clinic settings. She specializes in early intervention and feeding difficulties.  Colleen takes pride in working with children and their families to provide exceptional therapy.

Amy, M.A., BCBA is a Behavior Analyst at Lama Pediatric Therapy.  She graduated from the University of West Florida with her Master’s Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis in August of 2020.  She also has her Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of South Florida, and spent 8 years as a (SLPA) Speech Language Pathology Assistant.  Amy has experience in the clinical and public school settings working with children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, learning disabilities, and speech/language disorders.  


Marina, M.S. CCC-SLP is the lead Speech-Language Pathologist at Lama Pediatric. She was born and raised in Clearwater, Florida. She attended Florida State University where she pursued a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education and went on to pursue a Master’s degree from Nova Southeastern University in Speech-Language Pathology. She has a passion for working in pediatrics and has experience working in the private setting, home healthcare setting, public/private school setting, and daycare setting. Much of her experience has been in serving pediatric patients with Autism Spectrum Disorder and patients with Augmentative and Alternative Communication needs. She also enjoys working with children who have speech and/or language delays and has a passion for finding the most functional form of communication for her patients. 


Emily, M.S. CF-SLP was born and raised in Vermont before moving to Massachusetts for the last 11 years where she completed her Bachelors of Science in Communication Science and Disorders at Worcester State University. She received her Masters of Science in Speech Language Pathology at Bridgewater State University. She then had an undeniable desire to relocate to Florida where she currently resides in the Pasco County area. She has a strong passion for working with children with a variety of disorders and have experience treating and evaluating individuals with Language Disorders/Delays, Hearing Impairments, Articulation and Phonological Disorders, Fluency, and Autism Spectrum Disorder. She speaks moderate levels of Spanish, Portuguese, and basic American Sign Language. She is excited to provide a positive and engaging environment for all her patients!


Katherine "Kalli" Nelson MS CCC-SLP  is from South Carolina but is a USMC spouse and has worked all over the United States. She currently lives in South Tampa with her husband, four year old son, and two spoiled cockapoos. She loves to read with her son and experience new places. Kalli has 11 years of experience with the pediatric population, working in school settings, home-based, day-cares, and out patient clinics. Kalli has treated a variety of medical diagnoses and communication disorders. Kalli also has certification in Orton-Gillingham Reading Program. She loves treating all ages of children especially school age and she believes in treating the whole-child and integrating sensory-based learning into their sessions. Kalli is a huge fan of fluency and /R/ remediation as well as apraxia and Auditory Processing Disorder. Kalli believes in progress not perfection and having excellent communication with the patient's family in order to best serve the client and increase overall communicative success. Kalli is thrilled to join Lama Pediatrics. 


Lisa has been an Occupational Therapist for over 8 years. As a graduate of Queens University in a Kingston, Ontario, Lisa has worked as an OT in both Canada and the USA. Lisa has worked with many populations but has a true passion for pediatrics. She has been the Director of Therapy for a pediatric outpatient clinic and has overseen over 100 therapists. She is currently the Regional Director of Rehab with a therapy company focusing on the geriatric population. Lisa has assisted in building the OT program at Lama Pediatric Therapy and has been with us since 2021. 


Brianna is an Occupational Therapist with a Master of Science degree from Keiser University. She has worked in pediatrics for four years with experience in Autism Spectrum Disorder, sensory processing, fine motor and visual deficits. She is passionate about helping children and families accomplish their goals through personalized care plans. Brianna enjoys working with local charities, spending time with family and friends, and traveling. Her goal is to continue learning and growing as a therapist at Lama Pediatric Therapy.

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