Meet our Leadership Team
Joanne Bae, M.S. CCC-SLP
Joanne Bae has been working for SLEA as a Speech-Language Pathologist since February 2014. She graduated from University of California, Irvine (UCI) with a degree in Psychology and Social Behaviors. Joanne completed her Master's degree in Communication Disorders and Sciences at California State University Northridge (CSUN). Since the start of her career with SLEA, Joanne has worked in a wide variety of school settings, ranging from preschool special education to school-age children placed in the general education and special education setting.
Joyce Bae, M.S. CCC-SLP
Joyce Bae has been working for SLEA as a Speech-Language Pathologist since February 2014. She graduated from University of California, Irvine (UCI) with a degree in Psychology and Social Behaviors. She then completed her Master's degree in Communication Disorders and Sciences at California State University Northridge (CSUN). Throughout her years with SLEA, Joyce has worked in various settings such as school districts, clinics, and Head Start sites while working with different populations and disorders.
Michelle Conklin, M.S. CCC-SLP
CLINICAL LEAD/HEAD START LEAD
Michelle graduated in 2012 from CSUN with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Disorders at California State University, Northridge (CSUN). She went on to earn her Speech Language Pathology Assistant license in 2013 and began working with SLEA in 2013 as a Speech Language Pathology Assistant. In 2018, she earned her Master's Degree with honors in Communication Disorders. Michelle has worked of settings, including schools, clinics, clients’ homes, and Head Start sites as well as with many different populations and disorders. In 2017, she became the Clinical Lead for the Head Start program working closely with the Head Start team at SLEA to provide support and training. In her role as Clinical Lead for Head Start, Michelle has conducted trainings for SLEA’s Head Start staff. Michelle began supervising in June of 2020 and is excited to continue supervising students, SLPAs and Clinical Fellows.
Kelly Reyes, M.S.
CHILD DEVELOPMENT CLINICAL LEAD
HEAD START CO-LEAD
Kelly began working with SLEA in 2013, as Early Childhood Itinerant Teacher for Head Start as well as providing Behavioral Intervention. She graduated in 2012 from CSUN with a Bachelor's in Child and Adolescent Development. In 2018, she completed her Master's in Applied Behavioral Analysis from National University. She has worked with early intervention services, 0-5 years of age, since 2013 as a Child Development Specialist. She has worked with children ages 3-21, in school and home settings providing one-to-one behavioral services. In August 2019, she became the Clinical Lead for the Child Development Department and Co-Lead for the Head Start program. Within the next few months, she will be expanding early intervention services into the Antelope Valley.
Katy Marshack, M.A. BCBA
CLINICAL PROGRAM MANAGER
Credentials: Master of Arts in Education - School Psychology; Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) since 2014.
Katy has been working in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis and special education for over 17 years. She has had experience working with children and adults with developmental delays and disabilities, including Autism Spectrum Disorder, ages 1-21 in the home, clinic, and school settings. Katy specializes in early intervention services focusing on comprehensive behavioral programs with the use of Discrete Trial Training, as well as Natural Environment Training. Katy has two children of her own and loves to bake!