Bilingual Therapies is committed to meeting the needs of our country’s growing population of multicultural students. Every day, our experienced team recruits the best clinicians and plays an integral role in developing the most comprehensive educational opportunities available today.
Meet the Bilingual Therapies team now:
Tim Starling is currently the vice president of Bilingual Therapies. Tim received his introduction to healthcare in 2000 as a recruiter who placed neurological, orthopedic, and general surgeons in some of the country’s leading hospital systems. He later joined Soliant Health where he pioneered the schools division that places speech, physical, and occupational therapist in school districts across the country. In August of 2006, Tim had the opportunity to join Bilingual Therapies where he continues to assist the team in being the industry’s leading source for bilingual speech-language pathology services in the country.
Tim was born in Okinawa, Japan and spends his time working out of the Skokie, IL and Atlanta, GA, offices. He completed his undergraduate studies at Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA, where he received his bachelor’s degree in business management with a concentration in human resources and a minor in marketing.
Meryt Merrill is currently the division director of Bilingual Therapies. Meryt graduated with a major in International Business from the University of Tampa. She entered the healthcare field in 2008 as a business developer, where she placed health professionals in schools, hospitals and clinics. Her daily focus was client development and recruitment of speech-language pathologists, physical therapists and occupational therapists for school districts across the country. As the Director of Bilingual Therapies, Meryt is pleased to continue assisting the team in being the leading source for bilingual therapy services in the United States.
When she is not in the office, Meryt likes to spend time with her husband and new baby boy. Meryt likes to travel to different countries. She lived in Central and South America for many years and likes to get back there whenever possible.
Co-Director of Clinical Services
Nate Cornish is a bilingual speech-language pathologist and a co-director of clinical services for Bilingual Therapies. Nate lived and studied in Veracruz and Mazatlán, Mexico for a 2 ½ years, then completed his undergraduate and graduate degrees at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Nate has worked as a clinician through Bilingual Therapies in school districts in Washington, D.C. and the Chicago area. While he enjoys providing services to many different age levels, Nate particularly enjoys the challenges and rewards of working with middle and high school students. Many of Nate’s experiences have been helping bilingual students in secondary grades to access the language of the curriculum and to navigate increasingly challenging social communication.
Nate began his role as director clinical services in August of 2007, and has enjoyed getting to work more closely and learning from other clinicians. Nate is currently a member of ASHA’s Multicultural Issues Board, and the Continuing Education Manager for Special Interest Group 18: Telepractice. Nate also served as Vice-President and President of ASHA's Hispanic Caucus. He has felt privileged to both organize and present educational activities on cultural and linguistic diversity at the local, state, and national levels.
In his spare time, Nate plays drums with a Brazilian percussion group and, (when it’s not snowing in Chicago), can frequently be found running on the trails along the shore of Lake Michigan.
Co-Director of Clinical Services
Melissa is currently the co-director of clinical services for Bilingual Therapies, Inc. She is a bilingual speech-language pathologist who primarily works with culturally and linguistically diverse school age children with various communication disorders. Melissa received her B.A. from Michigan State University, and her M.A. from the University of Texas at Austin. While at UT-Austin, she completed the Bilingual Training Grant program, which trained bilingual graduate students in communication disorders. This training served her well after graduating when she took a position with Bilingual Therapies as a CFY. She worked for Bilingual Therapies for eight years in Illinois and Texas. Melissa served as a team leader in the company and mentored clinicians in Texas, Colorado and Nevada. She worked as a bilingual clinical faculty supervisor at the University of Texas-Austin Speech and Hearing Center (UTSHC) for four years. She returned to Bilingual Therapies and works in San Antonio area schools. Melissa is currently a coordinating committee member of ASHA's Special Interest Group 14, Communication Disorders and Sciences in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Populations.
Melissa enjoys traveling and wants to visit all 50 states (nineteen more to go). She also loves spending time with family and they usually get together for a burger night.
Associate Director of Clinical Services
Liza Sánchez was born in Chicago but raised in Houston, TX. The youngest of five sisters, she is the daughter of Mexican immigrants. It was because of her parents that Liza was raised bilingual and biliterate, even though her formal education was in English only. In 1999, Liza received her Bachelor's degree in Spanish and in 2001 her Master's degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders with a concentration in multicultural and bilingual issues from the University of Texas at Austin.
Liza feels fortunate to have begun working with Bilingual Therapies right after graduation as it gave her the opportunity to continue developing and refining her professional skills working with culturally and linguistically diverse populations. Her experiences through Bilingual Therapies include serving bilingual populations in various school settings ranging from early childhood to high school. Assignments have included bilingual assessments and therapy as well as staff development and training in bilingual issues. Other professional experiences include mentoring several clinical fellows and graduate students as well.
Donielle Saint-Louis serves Bilingual Therapies as an recruitment manager. Entering the healthcare staffing industry in 2001 as a recruiter for allied health professionals, she placed healthcare specialists in hospitals throughout the country. She later joined leading healthcare staffing agency and began working with the school therapy division in 2008. Her daily focus was client development and recruitment of speech-language pathologists, physical therapists and occupational therapists for school districts across the southeast. As a member of the Bilingual Therapies team, Donielle is pleased to provide services for such a talented group of clinicians.
A graduate of Georgia State University, Donielle received a bachelor’s degree in psychology. She’s an avid reader who enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.
Jennifer manages everything from credentialing, payroll, and customer service to client billing and being the friendly voice of Bilingual Therapies. She has spent most of her career providing customer service to school districts in a healthcare capacity. Her daily focus is to maintain the flow of administrative information between the different areas of our business.
Jennifer has a business management degree from Mercer University in Atlanta, GA. In her spare time, she enjoys photography and scrapbooking, reading, and writing.