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Decker Therapy Services, LLC

Our Team

Deborah Decker Magers M.S. CCC-SLP

CEO

Deb has been a Speech-Language Pathologist specializing in pediatrics for over thirty years. She initially became interested in the field of speech and language after one of her nephews was born with a cleft lip and palate. Subsequently, she completed her B.A. in Communication Disorders and Sciences at SUNY at Buffalo and her M.S. in Speech Pathology and Audiology at the University of South Florida in Tampa.

Deb has worked in a variety of educational and medical settings, both pediatric and adult, and worked as a traveling Speech-Language Pathologist for four years in the early 1990s. After settling back in Tampa, she worked at a local private practice and a not-for profit agency before making the decision to venture out on her own in 2010. Over the past ten years, the practice has continued to grow from a solo practice to a thriving multidisciplinary (ST, OT and ABA) practice with three office locations in the Tampa Bay area. 

Carolyn Larson

Business Office Director

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Our​ ​Outpatient Team​

Liz Carrier-Dzwonek M.A. CCC-SLP

Speech/Language Pathologist

Liz was born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Speech Language Pathology from Eastern Michigan University. She completed her clinical training in the Metro Detroit area. Liz and her husband relocated to Florida in 2011 to explore new career opportunities and to get out of the cold northern winters. Liz has worked with adults and children in a wide variety of settings including schools, hospitals, rehabilitation facilities, home health, and outpatient clinics. Her areas of clinical expertise include post-Stroke rehabilitation, using computer-aided technology for communication, and working with individuals on the Autism Spectrum. When she’s not at work, Liz enjoys cooking, traveling, volunteering at her son’s school, and spending time with her family and two dogs.

Emily Bell M.S. CCC-SLP

Speech/Language Pathologist

Emily earned her M.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders at Florida State University. She has been treating children with communication disorders for seven years in the schools and private clinic settings. Emily specializes in language-based literacy disorders.

Kelli Chandler OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Kelli graduated form the University of Florida (Go Gators!) earning her Bachelor of Health Science and Masters of Occupational Therapy. She has 10 years of pediatric experience, and loves helping kids and their families live life to the fullest. Kelli is certified in the TheraSuit Method and a certified fieldwork instructor. Kelli enjoys biking, kayaking and playing with her dog, Rory.

Dr. Andrew Samaha BCBA-D

Behavior Analyst

Andrew Samaha is a Doctoral-Level Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA-D). Born in Tampa, Andrew received his doctorate in Psychology at the University of Florida in 2008 with a specialization in Behavior Analysis. His areas of expertise include Autism and Related Disabilities, Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention, Assessment and Treatment of Severe Problem Behavior, and Caregiver and Staff Training. He has experience working with both children and adults with Autism, ADHD, and other Related Disorders in the home, in patient, and outpatient settings

Mary Beth Young M.A. 

CCC-​SLP

Speech/Language Pathologist

Mary Beth is a pediatric speech language pathologist. She grew up in Dunedin, Florida before moving to Los Angeles, California. Mary Beth earned her master's degree in communication disorders from California State University Los Angeles and has spent ten years working with children and their families in southern California before coming back home to the Tampa Bay area. In 2012, she was awarded a commendation for excellence for children with disabilities from the state of California. Mary Beth enjoys working with children of all ages and their families to build communication skills and confidence. Her experience includes working with children with varied communication needs in early intervention and preschool settings, children on the Autism Spectrum, children with complex communication needs, language disorders and phonological/speech sound disorders.

Marina Eshak Sobky M.A. 

CCC-SLP

Speech/Language Pathologist

Marina earned her Bachelor's degree from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana and Master's degree from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. She continued to treat adults in the inpatient rehabilitation setting, however she has always had an interest in pediatric speech therapy. Marina enjoys traveling, planting, biking, and reading.

Lisa B Filion M.S. 

CCC-SLP 

Speech/Language Pathologist

Lisa has recently moved to the Tampa Bay area to get away from the long, cold winters of her native Ottawa, Canada and the past many years living in upstate New York (with a short stint in Pittsburgh, PA). She earned her Master’s degree in Communication Disorders at Syracuse University (Syracuse NY) and has worked with young children and their families in outpatient, home-based and preschool/daycare settings in both the USA and Canada for about 15 years, with a long hiatus to raise three now-grown children. When not working, Lisa enjoys quilting, crafts of all kinds, running, and traveling.

Our PPEC Team

Ana Claridge OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Ana earned her Bachelors of Science and Masters in Occupational Therapy from Touro College in New York City. She then spent five years working in the NYC school system and in early intervention services, working with children with an array of diagnoses including autism, intellectual disabilities and genetic/chromosomal disorders. She began practicing in Florida in 2016. Born and raised in Peru, Ana is fluent in both Spanish and English. Ana is also certified in Therapeutic Listening and Astronaut training. When she is not working she enjoys traveling, watching soccer and spending time with friends and family.

Lauren Huey OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Lauren was born and raised in Tampa, Fl. She graduated from the University of Florida earning her Bachelor of Health Science in 2017 and Masters of Occupational Therapy in 2019. She works part time with medically fragile infants and children with a wide array of diagnoses and disabilities at the PPEC and part time with adults in a hospital recovering from various illnesses and injuries. She is so grateful to have the opportunity to positively impact infants, children and adults overall quality of life on a daily basis. She enjoys cooking, snow skiing and traveling with her family.

Schyler Broome PT

Physical Therapist

Stacee Schyler Broome is a pediatric physical therapist. She earned her bachelors of exercise science from the University of Tampa and her masters in physical therapy from University of South Florida. She enjoys outdoor activities including hiking, biking and skiing with her husband and two boys.

Sarah Jewell M.S. CCC-SLP

Speech/Language Pathologist

Sarah completed both her Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in Speech Language Pathology at the University of South Florida. She has been serving pediatric clients in a variety of settings around the Tampa Bay area for 10 years including: home health, public and private schools, behavioral health settings and medical day care centers. Sarah is passionate about improving the lives of her clients and loves the role she plays in the process. She specializes in feeding, cognitive and language therapy in infants and preschool children who have medically fragile conditions. Sarah also thoroughly enjoys treating older children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, social-emotional/behavioral problems and speech/language disorders. In addition to her love for her profession, Sarah enjoys traveling, outdoor adventures, crafting jewelry and perfuming.