Brandi Hoover, MS, CCC/SLP
Brandi is a native of Chapman, KS. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree, in Speech-Language Hearing, from The University of Kansas in 2007, and a Master of Science degree, in Communication Sciences and Disorders, from Rockhurst University in 2010. She received her Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) in 2011 and is currently an active member. During graduate school, she completed her clinical training in a Skilled nursing facility, Long-term acute care hospital (LTAC), and two elementary schools, one of which was a school for the Deaf. Brandi has been working for Geary Rehabilitation since 2010, with experience in evaluation and treatment of adults and pediatric patients, in a variety of settings (hospital, home health care, skilled nursing facility, and outpatient). Brandi is Vital Stim (Neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES)) certified, and has training in Melodic Based Communication Therapy (MBCT). She has a special interest in dysphagia (individuals who have difficulty with swallowing). Brandi enjoys spending time with her family and friends, cheering on the Jayhawks with her husband, and playing sand volleyball.
Keely Mead, MS, CCC/SLP
Keely and her family currently call Abilene, KS home. She was born and raised near Tipton, KS. She received her undergraduate degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders and a graduate degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS. Following graduation her and her husband moved to Kismet, KS, and she worked at Southwest Medical Center in Liberal, KS. providing Speech Language services to all ages specializing in adult rehabilitation. In 2008, she moved to Abilene, KS and started working for Geary Rehab. Keely has recently completed continuing education in the areas of swallowing, dysarthria, voice, and children’s speech language development. Keely enjoys her profession and loves being able to help people overcome speech and language difficulties.
Britni Nowak, MS, CCC/SLP
Britni was born and raised in Alpena, Michigan. She attended Grand Valley State University for her undergraduate degree in Allied Health Sciences with an emphasis on Speech-Language Pathology. She then moved to Kansas City, Missouri where she attended Rockhurst University to earn her Master’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Throughout graduate school, Britni worked at Family First Center for Autism in Kansas City as an ABA therapist. Following the completion of her degree, Britni’s first jobs were in Fort Smith, Arkansas where she worked with the children in the schools and in an outpatient therapy setting. Britni’s passion is driven by her love for working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other children with special needs. She enjoys creating fun, sensory-driven language activities to enhance the communication skills of the children she works with. Working with the pediatric population is Britni’s passion and what drives her to continue to find creative ways and ideas to help children of various ages grow and find their voice.