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Beverly Montgomery,

Beverly earned her Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Boston University where she specialized in pragmatic and narrative language. After spending more than 9 years in the Lexington Public Schools, she founded Lex Communicate in 2011. Beverly developed a team-based model which is a collaborative, therapeutic relationship between herself, other providers, schools and, most importantly, the family.  Inspired by her opportunity to work with executive functioning expert Sarah Ward, she specializes in combining social communication and executive functioning treatment and has advanced training in these areas. Beverly is passionate about providing education, advocacy and consultations to families, school systems and other professionals. Beverly provides trainings in the areas of social communication, executive functioning and the inclusion of individuals with neurointegrative deficits to schools, parent groups and the broader community. She served as an instructor in the areas of autism and social communication in the Autism Spectrum Disorders Certificate Program at Antioch University New England and in the Communication Sciences and Disorders and Autism Spectrum Disorders graduate programs at Elms College.  Most recently, she completed a position as adjunct faculty at the University of Hawai’i’s John A. Burns School of Medicine.


Marchella Lee, MS CCC-SLP

Marchella earned her Master’s Degree at Emerson College in Speech-Language Pathology and has practiced for nearly 20 years in both private practices and public school settings. Marchella has evaluated and treated children and young adults with speech, language, and social learning disorders. She has experience working with a wide range of communicative difficulties including social communication, executive functioning, receptive and expressive languages, articulation, phonology, and fluency. She has worked with individuals with diverse and complex diagnoses such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, Non-Verbal Learning Disability, Landau-Kleffner Syndrome, Down Syndrome, Allagille Syndrome, Velo-Cardio-Facial Syndrome, cerebral palsy, oral and verbal apraxia, dyspraxia, language learning disabilities, and hearing loss. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband and three awesome children.


Laura Mahoney, LICSW

Laura received her Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work and her Certification in Advanced Clinical Practice from Boston College. Throughout her 20+ year career Laura has provided mental health support and education to adults, children and families in both medical and public-school settings. In her clinical practice Laura is eclectic in her approach and application of treatment. During sessions Laura will integrate a variety of therapeutic modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Collaborative Problem Solving, and Positive Psychology, based on the client’s needs. Laura specializes in helping her clients develop a positive sense of self and awareness, in working with clients on developing and utilizing skills/strategies to assist with emotion recognition and control, executive functioning, social/interpersonal skills, safety and self – advocacy skills. Laura’s passion is empowering her clients.


Deborah Osber, MPH

Deborah holds a Master's Degree in Public Health from Boston University and has 20 years of experience in health services research, public health policy and administration, and program management. Throughout her career, Deborah has worked in a variety of settings to expand and improve community services to those in need.

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Francynne Pomperada, MS CCC-SLP

Francynne received her Master of Science in Speech and Language Pathology from Boston University. She has experience working in a variety of pediatric settings within schools, hospitals, and outpatient clinics. Francynne specializes in working on social communication, executive functioning, receptive/expressive language disorders, and Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC). Outside of work, Francynne is an avid reader who enjoys traveling, trying new restaurants, and taking group fitness classes.


Isabelle Porter, MS CCC-SLP

Isabelle (Izzy) received her Master's of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from Regis College and completed her clinical fellowship at Lex Communicate. Izzy has experience working with adult and pediatric populations in public schools and clinical settings. She has evaluated and treated individuals with various communication differences, including expressive and receptive language, social skills and communication, executive functioning, articulation, and phonology. Isabelle is committed to using a client-centered, strength-based approach to therapy. She strives to create a welcoming, inclusive, and neurodivergent-affirming environment for all clients, families, and the community. As a Safe Zone-trained provider, Izzy incorporates the concepts of this program into her work. Izzy enjoys working with both individuals and groups of all ages to build awareness, skills, and independence. Outside of work, Izzy loves to spend time outside with her wife and dogs, as well as traveling, hiking, and crafting.


Jenna Robbins, MS CCC-SLP

Jenna received a Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from the MGH Institute of Health Professions. Jenna has experience working with both pediatric and adult populations within clinics, schools, and rehabilitation hospitals. Jenna specializes in teaching children executive functioning skills, social pragmatic skills, expressive/receptive oral language skills, literacy/written language skills, and Augmentative and Alternative Communication. Outside of work, she has a passion for the performing arts, especially any type of dance.

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