Speech-Language Pathologists


Shelley Chesney, M.S., CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert AVT

Speech-Language Pathologist
LSLS Certified Auditory-Verbal Therapist

Shelley Chesney received her undergraduate degree from Harding University in 1989 and her master’s degree from University of Central Arkansas in 1992. Her area of specialty is working with individuals with hearing loss and their families and has been focused on this for over 25 years. She has provided therapy for those individuals using sign language, cued speech, auditory-oral, and now focuses primarily on Auditory-Verbal Therapy. She is currently the only LSLS Certified Auditory-Verbal Therapist in the state of Louisiana. Shelley has worked in a variety of settings including public schools, private practice, hospital, and is now the proud leader of Chesney Center Therapies, LLC. Her husband, Patrick Chesney, is way too good to her and together they are in the process of raising and guiding three active, impressive, and very different teenagers:  Evan, Claire & Kaylan.

Judy David, M.A., CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

Chesney Center Therapies is thrilled to be associated with Judy David, M.A., CCC-SLP of Judy David Therapy Services, LLC. Judy is a Speech-Language Pathologist with more than 30 years of experience in educational settings and private practice. Since 2000, Judy has been able to focus exclusively on Dyslexia and related reading/language disorders. She is the creator of the structured language intervention program, Making Sense of Sounds for Reading and Spelling, and has presented workshops on language and literacy. Judy holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), a Louisiana license in Speech-Language Pathology and a Louisiana Teaching Certificate. She is a member of ASHA, the Louisiana Speech-Language-Hearing Association and the International Dyslexia Association. Judy serves on the board of directors for Louisiana Key Academy, a charter school for students with Dyslexia.

Kelly Maloney Domiano, M.S. CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

Kelly Domiano received her Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Southeastern Louisiana University in December, 2012. She entered this profession largely due to the influence of her brother, Dillon, who is one of those wonderfully inspiring people with autism! Kelly has received training in the Greenspan Floortime Approach™ for individuals with autism and other developmental disorders, and in October, 2013 she received her certification in It Takes Two To Talk-The Hanen Program for Parents of Children with Language Delays. She is also certified to conduct the Compton P-ESL program for adults in need of accent reduction/modification. Kelly also has experience with Auditory-Verbal therapy for infants, toddlers and young children with hearing loss, and auditory training for adults with hearing loss. Kelly is also the proud mother of sweet Baby Allie born in October 2016!

Bridget Buquoi Poche, M.S. CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

Bridget Poche is from Gonzales, Louisiana. She received her Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Southeastern Louisiana University in December, 2015. Throughout college, Bridget worked with children with autism doing Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Therapy, where she learned various techniques in behavior management.  Her passion is providing Auditory-Verbal Therapy to individuals with hearing loss who want listening and spoken language as their mode of communication and is currently working toward her Listening and Spoken Language Specialist (LSLS) Certification. Bridget brings a spark of enthusiasm and creativity to her therapy sessions that is inspiring to all of us. She is also the one responsible for putting together our company volleyball team. She’s good, people.

Anne C Burns, M.C.D., CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist 

Anne Burns is from Hammond, LA. She received her undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge in 2015 and her master’s degree from LSU Health Sciences Center – Shreveport in 2018. Anne joined the Chesney Center team in May of 2018 with a variety of skills in the field. During her graduate career she gained extensive hands-on experience working with individuals of all ages with voice, fluency, swallowing, speech, language, social, and cognitive communication disorders. Anne especially enjoys creating individualized treatment plans and incorporating the family into every step of the treatment process. She is excited to begin her career as a Speech-Language Pathologist and change the lives of her patients and their families.

Donna Fitzgerald-DeJean, PhD, CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist 

Donna Fitzgerald-DeJean, an LSU alumni, has vast experience in assessment and treatment of children and adults with communication impairments. She has seen children in private practice and educational settings with developmental, intellectual and/or learning difficulties. Additionally, she has worked with children and adults in medical and private practice settings with acquired functional voice impairments and neurological impairments such as stroke, traumatic brain injury and progressive neurological conditions (i.e. Parkinson’s Disease and Dementia), as well as, head and neck cancer. As an ASHA certified Speech-Language Pathologist, Donna is a past President of the Louisiana Speech-Hearing-Language Association, a member of the International Neuropsychological Society, a Certified Brain Injury Specialist, and is certified to provide Vital Stim swallowing therapy. Donna believes that work should be fun and helping others is a great privilege; that’s why she’s proud to call Chesney Center Therapies her home.

Jennifer S Corie, PhD, CC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

Jennifer received her undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University (2003), her master’s degree from Southeastern Louisiana University (2005) and her PhD from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette (2008) in communicative disorders. Jennifer has worked in university, hospital, nursing home, school system, and outpatient settings, with both children and adults. She has 10 years’ experience in the speech pathology field in both academic and clinical roles and has taught and supervised speech pathology students for over 5 years. Jennifer is especially passionate about serving children with autism and has received training in The Greenspan Floortime Approach® and PECS® (Picture Exchange Communication System.) Jennifer enjoys reading, crocheting, and spending time with her two children.

Kathleen “Kat” O’Brien, M.A., CF-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

Kat is from Baton Rouge, LA. She received her undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge in 2017 and her master’s degree from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge in 2019. Kat joined the Chesney Center team in July of 2019 with a diverse set of skills in the field of Speech-Language Pathology. Throughout her graduate school experience, she gained experience working with pediatrics and adults with speech, language, cognitive, hearing, swallowing, feeding, literacy, voice, and fluency disorders. Kat enjoys creating practical, individualized treatment plans and working with families to provide the best outcome for her patients. Kat is excited to join the Chesney Center team and begin her career as a Speech-Language Pathologist. Kat is also delighted to be getting married in the fall of 2020.

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