ABOUT US

Hubbard and Tennyson Speech/Language Consultants

Our Mission

We all want to know that what we say mattersWe believe effective communication changes lives when thoughts and ideas are clearly communicated making what is said easily understood. You gain confidence in knowing your message was received when what you say is understood by the listener. This exchange unites the two worlds together of the speaker and the listener-sharing ideas and their lives while changing their world.

As speech therapists, our goal is to have you communicate effectively and efficiently. The best feeling in the world is working with a child or adult who had communication issues but now clearly communicates his wants and needs. Our objective is to offer speech therapy as a bridge to maximizing the communication process as opposed to a lifelong therapy plan.

Company History

Hubbard and Tennyson Speech/Language Consultants began when we had an idea of venturing out on our own and starting a business. With this entrepreneurial spirit in mind, Hubbard and Tennyson, LLC was formed in the New Orleans area in 1998. We work as a team committed to our clients’ speech/language, feeding, and swallowing needs.

We consider our consultants family, encouraging one another and helping each other build their skills in the speech/language pathology field. It is important to us that you not only meet your goals but that you exceed your own expectations.

Company Founders

  • Kristi Graves Hubbard
    Kristi Graves HubbardM. Ed., L-SLP-CCC/SLP

    Kristi is certified by the American Speech Language Hearing Association as well as licensed by Louisiana Board of Speech Language Pathology and Audiology. Kristi holds a Masters in Special Education from the University of New Orleans, certification from LSU School of Allied Health, and a Bachelor of Science in Speech Pathology from Xavier University. She has 40 years of experience working in the speech/language pathology field. She has worked in early intervention, educational, hospital, geriatric, and home health settings. She has also taught at Xavier University, Southern University, and Delgado Community College.

    • Adline Tennyson DePluzer
      Adline Tennyson DePluzer MCD, L-SLP-CCC/SLP

      Adline is certified by the American Speech Language Hearing Association and is licensed in Louisiana and Florida in Speech Language Pathology. She holds a Master of Communication Disorders from Louisiana State University School of Allied Health and a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education (Special Education) from the University of New Orleans. She has an Associate of Arts in American Sign Language from Delgado Community College. She has 26 years of experience working in the speech/language pathology field. Adline has worked in early intervention, Head Start, educational, acute and rehabilitation hospital, geriatric, and home health settings. She has completed TOTS:Tethered Oral Tissues Specialty Training course to assist in working with infants and toddlers with lip/tongue ties.

      Our Therapist

      • Gina Smith
          Gina Smith R-SLP

          Gina is a Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist in the state of Louisiana. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology Education from Xavier University, New Orleans, Louisiana. She has been providing speech language therapy services to children ages 0-18 for 35 years in the New Orleans area, working in home and school environments.  Gina is also very involved in and serves on boards for community groups and organizations whose goals and missions are to care for and educate the children in the community.

        • Kathy C. Patterson
            Kathy C. PattersonMCD,L-SLP/CCC-SLP

            Kathy is a Louisiana state licensed and nationally board certified Speech-Language Pathologist with a Master of Communication Disorders from Louisiana State University School of Allied Health Professions.  She has practiced Speech Pathology for more than 25 years in schools, Head Start, home health and hospital settings, and at the university level.  In addition, Kathy has served as a consultant for professional development seminars and workshops as well as founder of Learning Styles Strategies Institute.

          • Joyce Lyons-Romanski
              Joyce Lyons-RomanskiM. S., L-SLP

              Joyce is a licensed SLP who earned a Master’s degree in Speech Pathology from Miami University of Ohio.  She has since obtained 55 graduate hours in Special Education and Speech Pathology.  Joyce has worked as a school-based and Head Start therapist, Pupil Appraisal Evaluator, university instructor and clinical supervisor, and Special Education Compliance monitor.  She has facilitated numerous workshops on the social, academic and educational aspects of African-American vernacular.

            • Keita Gant
                Keita GantSpeech-Language Pathologist Assistant

                Keita is a Louisiana state licensed Speech-Language Pathologist Assistant with a Bachelor of Science from Xavier University of Louisiana. She has practiced Speech Pathology for 19 years in schools, Head Start, and the Early Steps Program.  Keita has been a lead therapist working in head start and as a RTI therapist for the company.  She has assisted in hearing, speech and vision screenings for pre-school and school-aged children throughout the greater New Orleans.

              • Denise Obst
                  Denise Obst MCD, L-SLP-CCC/SLP

                  Denise is a Louisiana states licensed and nationally board-certified Speech-Language Pathologist. She earned a Master of Communication Disorders from Louisiana State University School of Allied Health Professions and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Birmingham-Southern University. Denise’s clinical experiences include working with both pediatric and adult patients in various settings, including hospital, private practice, and schools. She has worked with individuals with a variety of diagnoses, including autism spectrum disorders, fluency disorder, developmental delays, cerebral palsy, articulation/phonological disorders, receptive and expressive language delays/disorders, childhood apraxia of speech, and dysphagia. She has completed TOTS:Tethered Oral Tissues Specialty Training course to assist in working with lip/tongue ties.

                • Patrika Willougby-King
                    Patrika Willougby-KingSpeech-Language Pathologist Assistant

                    Patrika is a Louisiana state licensed Speech Language Pathologist Assistant. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana. She provides speech therapy services for Head Start and students in the New Orleans school system.

                  • Deshanna McDonald
                      Deshanna McDonaldMCD, L-SLP, CCC-SLP

                      Deshanna is a Louisiana licensed and nationally board certified Speech Language Pathologist  by the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA). She received her Bachelor’s degree from Xavier University of Louisiana in 2012 and a Master degree from Lamar University of Beaumont, Texas in 2014 in the area of Communication Disorders. She has practiced speech language pathology in a variety of settings: Head Starts, Early Steps Program,  schools, skilled nursing facilities and pediatric health clinics. She has completed TOTS:Tethered Oral Tissues Specialty Training course to assist in working with infants and toddlers with lip/tongue ties. Deshanna currently works with the school age population and facilitates services that follow the common core standards making sure that no child is left behind.

                       

                       

                    • Bernice Hammond-Chiasson
                        Bernice Hammond-ChiassonSpeech-Language Pathology Assistant

                        Bernice is a Louisiana state license Speech Language Pathologist Assistant. She graduated from Xavier University of Louisiana with a Bachelor of Science Degree. She is currently servicing Heads Start within the local New Orleans area.

                      • Jessica Dalton
                          Jessica DaltonL-SLP

                          Jessica is a Louisiana licensed and nationally board-certified Speech-Language Pathologist. She graduated from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette with a Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology in the Spring of 2017. She has clinical experience working with pediatric populations in both school and hospital settings. She has been with Hubbard and Tennyson for over a year and enjoys helping her students feel successful and powerful in their communicative interactions.

                        • Jacquelyn Laster
                            Jacquelyn LasterR-SLP

                            Jacquelyn is a Louisiana state licensed Speech Language Pathologist with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Louisiana at Monroe. She has a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction with a Reading Specialist certification from Our Lady of Holy Cross College. She has practiced for 36 years with students ranging from Pre-K to high school in both public and private settings. Jacquelyn is skilled in working with children identified with learning differences, autism, developmental delays, and dyslexia.

                          • Sandra Harrington
                              Sandra HarringtonL-SLP

                              Sandra is a Louisiana state licensed Speech-Language Pathologist with a Bachelor of Science degree from Southern University of Baton Rouge. She has practiced Speech-Language Pathology for 45 years in public and private settings with the K-12 population. She also worked for the state’s special school district. She enjoys working with kids of all ages.

                               

                            • Joni Kobrock
                                Joni KobrockL-SLP

                                Joni is a Louisiana state licensed SLP with a Masters in Communication Disorders from St. Louis University. She has practiced in 7 states over the last 20 years in various settings including schools, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, Head Start and home based therapy.  Joni has experience working with individuals of all ages with a variety of communications needs due to speech and language delays, dysfluency, autism spectrum disorder, traumatic brain injury, and neurological disorders.

                              • Marla Bellinger
                                  Marla BellingerClinical Fellow-SLP

                                  Marla is a certified and licensed Speech Pathologist. She received a Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from Southern University in Baton Rouge in December 2017. She is a former educator who taught Spanish for 13 years. Her specialties include language acquisition and articulation. She enjoys working with children of all ages and is eager to assist families with their children in gaining independence by communicating their wants and needs and increasing intelligibility with listeners.

                                • Caitlyn Cloud
                                    Caitlyn CloudClinical Fellow-SLP

                                    Caitlyn has been working with Hubbard & Tennyson as a Provisional Speech-Language Pathologist for a little over 6 months. She is nearing the end of of her Clinical Fellowship year. She enjoys working in the school setting with children and adolescents with communication disorders, specifically those with language and literacy impairments. When Caitlyn is not providing therapy, she enjoys relaxing on the beach, hiking in the woods, and reading books. She plans to continue working in the school setting and looks forward to her future as part of the H&T team!

                                  • Valerie Carter
                                      Valerie CarterM. Ed., L-SLP

                                      Valerie is a Louisiana licensed Speech Language Pathologist, with a Bachelors in Elementary Education with certification in Speech Pathology and Audiology and a Masters of Special Education/Urban and Ethnic Communication  Disorders, from Southern University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She has practiced as a Speech Language Pathologist for 39 years and has worked as a school based therapist in the New Orleans Public School system, East Baton Rouge Parish, and Recovery School District. She has also worked in the Early Steps program and has taught 3rd grade.

                                       

                                    • Robyn Munson
                                        Robyn MunsonClinical Fellow-SLP

                                        Robyn is a Louisiana state license Speech-Language Pathologist. She graduated from Nicholls State University with a Bachelors of Science in Communicative Disorders in May 2014. She received her Masters from the Southern University of Louisiana in the Spring of 2018. Prior to graduate school, Robyn  worked for the company as speech-language pathology assistant providing therapy services to Head Start students.

                                      • Kelsey Webster
                                          Kelsey WebsterSpeech-Language Pathology Assistant

                                          Kelsey is a graduate of Southeastern Louisiana University and received her undergraduate degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She is a licensed Speech-Language Pathology Assistant who enjoys working with children and adults across all age ranges. Throughout her journey as a Speech-Language Pathology Assistant, she plans to gain experience across all scopes of speech and language. During Kelsey’s spare time, she enjoys watching movies, eating, and engaging in casual family oriented activities such as playing games like SPOONS, Taboo, and Headbanz.

                                        • Joan Hollins-Carter
                                            Joan Hollins-CarterB.S., R-SLP

                                            Joan is a Louisiana state licensed Speech Language Pathologist with a Bachelor of Science degree from Southern University of New Orleans. She has a master’s degree + 30 graduate hours in Curriculum and Instruction with Reading Specialist and Educational Technology Facilitator certifications from Xavier University of Louisiana. She has practiced for 33 years with students ranging from Pre-K to high school in both public and private settings. Joan’s professional studies in Early Childhood Development, Mild Moderate Education and training in assistance technology strategies and techniques has prepared her to work with children identified with learning differences, autism and developmental delays.

                                             

                                          Our Staff

                                          • Cherilyn Flot
                                            Cherilyn FlotBusiness Manager

                                            Cherilyn is the business manager for Hubbard & Tennyson, LLC for the past 11 years since 2007. She manages the daily operations, financial, marketing and Human Resource components of the business.  She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Tulane University.