Our Clinicians

All of our Speech-Language Pathologists have completed a Master’s degree (or its equivalent for those trained overseas) in the field from an accredited university, and are registered with the College of Speech and Hearing Health Professionals of B.C. (CSHBC). Many of them are also certified in Speech-Language Pathology by SAC or ASHA.  Our Speech-Language Pathology Assistants have been trained and certified as a Speech-Language Pathology Assistants.

Our clinicians are trained in a variety of therapeutic approaches, including the Hanen Approach, Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), PROMPT, Lidcombe Program, Compton P-ESL, Reference and Regulation, Social Perspective Thinking approach, and Oral-Placement Therapy. We value evidence-based approaches, and are always participating in continuing education to ensure we are offering the most appropriate therapy.

Beehive is a dynamic environment, watch this page for new additions to our list of clinicians!

Karine Tardif, M.A., RSLP
Karine Tardif, M.A., RSLPRegistered Speech-Language Pathologist, Certified in Speech-Language Pathology by SAC, Beehive Therapy Co-Founder
Karine graduated from Western Washington University in 2003. She has worked with children and adults as a Speech-Language Pathologist in a hospital setting and in the private sector. Karine offers S-LP services in English and French.

Karine’s enthusiasm for helping others shines through in her work as a Speech-Language Pathologist. Her experience and areas of interest are varied, but Karine is particularly dedicated to working with people with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Pragmatic/Social Language Difficulties.

Amanda Lenk, M.H.A., M.Cl.Sc., RSLP
Amanda Lenk, M.H.A., M.Cl.Sc., RSLPRegistered Speech-Language Pathologist, Certified in Speech-Language Pathology by SAC, Beehive Therapy Co-Founder
Amanda graduated from the University of Western Ontario in 2002. She has worked with children and adults in a variety of settings, including a children’s treatment centre, a hospital setting and the private sector.

Amanda’s love of learning languages sparked her interest in Speech-Language Pathology and her desire to help people communicate with one another. She enjoys working with clients with developmental language delays, speech-sound production errors, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and Apraxia of Speech.

Alyse McNair, B.S., SLPA
Alyse McNair, B.S., SLPASpeech-Language Pathology Assistant
Alyse graduated from Arizona State University in 2012. She has worked as a Speech-Language Pathology Assistant with children in the private sector in the United States and Canada. Alyse pairs her energetic personality with her enjoyment of working with clients with Autism Spectrum Disorder, developmental language delays, and pragmatic/social language difficulties.

Alyse has taken workshops and been mentored in many of the approaches used by our SLPs, including Reference & Regulate, Social Thinking and Oral-Placement Therapy.

Devon Iversen, M.A., RSLP
Devon Iversen, M.A., RSLPRegistered Speech-Language Pathologist, Certified in Speech-Language Pathology by SAC
Devon graduated from Western Washington University in 2010. She has worked as a Speech-Language Pathologist with children and adults in a hospital setting and in the private sector. Prior to becoming a Speech-Language Pathologist, Devon worked as a Behavioural Interventionist. Devon is passionate about working with clients who present with developmental language delays, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Apraxia of Speech, and Pragmatic/Social Language difficulties.
Evelyn Fang
Evelyn FangOffice Manager, Accounting & Client Services
Evelyn brings a calm presence to our busy office in her multiple roles. Evelyn is the person to contact with invoicing and service delivery questions.
Marleis Bowering, M.Sc, RSLP
Marleis Bowering, M.Sc, RSLPRegistered Speech-Language Pathologist
Marleis graduated from the University of British Columbia in 2018. She loves working as a Speech-Language Pathologist and exercising her creativity to help individuals and families grow their communication skills. Marleis is especially passionate about working with clients who present with developmental delays, apraxia of speech and stuttering.

Marleis has completed additional training in the following approaches: Reference and Regulate, Oral Placement Therapy, and PROMPT.

Deirdre Coleman
Deirdre ColemanRegistered Speech-Language Pathologist
Deirdre qualified from Trinity College Dublin in 2016, and worked in the public sector in Ireland before moving to Canada in 2017. Since then, she has worked with a variety of children and young adults, and has a particular interest in clients with Autism Spectrum Disorder, speech sound production errors, and Apraxia Of Speech.

Deirdre has been trained in PROMPT, Reference and Regulate, and the Early Start Denver Model. In addition to her practical work in the clinic, Deirdre is passionate about research in the field, and works as a research assistant at the University of Toronto.

Laura Redekopp
Laura RedekoppRegistered Speech-Language Pathologist
Kesley Phillip, BA
Kesley Phillip, BASpeech-Language Pathology Assistant
Kelsey graduated from Simon Fraser University in 2018. Prior to becoming a Speech-Language Pathology Assistant, Kelsey worked as a Behaviour Interventionist for 5 years. In addition, Kelsey has worked with adult/seniors with aphasia and children with hearing impairments.

Kelsey’s passion is working with clients with Autism Spectrum Disorder, developmental language delays, AAC communication and pragmatic/social language difficulties. Kelsey works alongside of the multiple Speech-Language Pathologists at Beehive Therapy and has received additional training including Reference and Regulate, Social Thinking and courses on Indigenous Peoples of Canada.

Kristen McBain, B.A., SLPA
Kristen McBain, B.A., SLPASpeech-Language Pathology Assistant
Kristen graduated from the University of British Columbia in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. She then completed the Speech-Language Pathology Assistant Professional Certificate through the University of Vermont in 2019.

Kristen’s background in English, Psychology, and Communication Disorders enables her to work with a variety of clients including those with special needs, and she especially enjoys working with children with speech-sound production errors and language-based disorders.

In her free time, Kristen enjoys reading, cooking, and hiking with her husband and dog

Kiran Nahal, MSpPath, RSLP
Kiran Nahal, MSpPath, RSLPRegistered Speech-Language Pathologist
Kiran graduated from Griffith University in 2019. Prior to becoming a Speech-Language Pathologist, Kiran worked as a Behavioural Interventionist. Kiran is a fluent in English and Punjabi and offers speech and language services in both languages.

Kiran is passionate about working with clients who present with developmental language delays, Autism Spectrum Disorder, pragmatic/social language difficulties, fluency disorders (stuttering) and speech-sound production errors.

Laura Phelan, B.Sc. (Hons), RSLP.
Laura Phelan, B.Sc. (Hons), RSLP.Registered Speech-Language Pathologist
Laura graduated from University College Cork in Ireland in 2019. Laura has experience in a variety of paediatric and adult settings. Laura has volunteered in aphasia groups and for the Alzheimers Association of Ireland and Dóchas, a charity working with people with autism.

Laura’s areas of interest include aphasia, dysphagia, Autism Spectrum Disorder and social language difficulties.

Catharine Macrander
Catharine MacranderAdministrative Assistant
Catharine is our front-line team member, who manages the phones, emails and client intake.
Claudia Lemay, B.Sc., RD
Claudia Lemay, B.Sc., RD Registered Dietitian, Member of CDBC,
Children's Book Author
Claudia Lemay is a registered Dietitian who graduated from McGill University in December 1999. She has successfully completed the KUMC (Kansas University) Pediatric Clinical Nutrition course. She is also fully trained in the Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) approach to feeding developed by Dr. Kay Toomey, the world-renowned specialist in the field. Claudia specializes in picky-eating/problem-feeding but also sees adult patients at the Highroads Medical Clinic located at the Peninsula Village in South Surrey.

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Check out Claudia’s children books Stargold The Food Fairy

Devon McConnachie, M.Sc.
Devon McConnachie, M.Sc.Registered Speech-Language Pathologist, Certified in Speech-Language Pathology by SAC
Devon graduated from the University of British Columbia in 2012, and currently works in the hospital and private practice settings. Her areas of interest include: articulation, fluency, motor speech disorders (dysarthria and apraxia of speech), paediatric feeding, communication intervention for people with Autism Spectrum Disorder, and aphasia. Devon has completed additional training in the following approaches: Reference and Regulate, Talk Tools, and Social Thinking.