Bilingual Therapies Staff
At Bilingual Therapies, we’re committed to the mission of bilingual speech-language pathology. Our staff is responsible for recruiting the best clinicians, developing the most comprehensive educational opportunities and extending our services to our country’s growing population of multicultural students.
Meet the Bilingual Therapies staff now:
Director of Clinical Services
Nate Cornish is a bilingual speech-language pathologist and a co-director of clinical services for Bilingual Therapies. Nate’s relationship with Bilingual Therapies began in graduate school where he was a recipient of the company’s academic scholarship. Nate lived and studied in Veracruz and Mazatlán, Mexico for a few 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 feels that working with middle and high school students is particularly challenging and rewarding. 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 Bilingual Therapies clinicians. Nate 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, (and when it’s not snowing in Chicago), Nate can 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 went on to work as the bilingual clinical faculty supervisor for the University of Texas-Austin Speech and Hearing Center (UTSHC). She has recently returned to Bilingual Therapies and works in San Antonio area schools.
Evelyn has worked in Employee Relations and other positions in Human Resources. She has also taught Spanish, ESL, and worked as a PRN medical interpreter. These varied experiences have served her well and helped her gain a greater respect for the clinicians that serve our children.
Evelyn is pleased to have the opportunity to work with closely with students, clinicians and professors throughout the county.
Out of the office, she enjoys cooking, exercising, and writing.
She looks forward to speaking with you!
Tim Starling is currently the Division Director 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 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.
Ruben just recently joined the Bilingual Therapies Team in Feb 2012. This is a brand new venture for him that he’s been looking at for a long time, after spending the last 15 years in Enterprise Software Sales. Ruben has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering which led to starting his career in the high technology sector doing Jet Engine Design and Nuclear Power Plant Design. A native of Colombia, South America, Ruben came to the US at the age of 5 with his family when they immigrated to Astoria, Queens, NY. Ruben and his spouse live in Roswell, GA along with their 2 cats Tigger & Midnight, who think they’re dogs. In his spare time, Ruben enjoys working out, camping and all things outdoors.
Donielle Saint-Louis serves Bilingual Therapies as an executive recruiter. 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.
Matt was born and raised in Van Buren, ME a small town in Northern Maine where a river separates the United States and Canada. Most people speak English and French fluently since the majority of the senior population were born in Canada. A great example is his grandmother, who was born in Grand Falls, NB. He attended Husson University located in Bangor, ME and majored in Business Administration with a Concentration in Sport Management. Matt is eager to help bilingual children by providing bilingual Speech Language Pathologist, Occupational Therapist and Physical Therapist to them through Bilingual Therapies.
In his free time he can be found playing softball, soccer, and flag football leagues year round. Family is most important to him so almost all of his activities are done with his wife, brother, & sister-in-law. He also loves spending time with his nephew Andrew.
Telong Vang joined the Bilingual Therapies team in Mar 2012. He is currently the business coordinator who handles everything from credentialing, payroll, customer service to client billing and being the friendly voice of Bilingual Therapies. He has spent most of his career as a Mechanical and Electrical Technician, so paying attention to detail is a big part of his life. His daily focus with the Bilingual Therapies team is to be in the background to maintain the flow of administrative information between the different areas of the business. He believes in hard work as it was written; “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart…” Telong is always available and ready to help in any possible way!
The most important things in Telong’s life are, “God, faith, love and happiness…” He is someone who feels very blessed to have Christ in his life, along with his wonderful wife and two beautiful kids, which he truly loves.