Lee Silverman Voice Treatment. Member of ASHA SID 3 and NATS.
Melissa Bidlack, CCC-SLP, is a speech-language pathologist and singing voice specialist at Johns Hopkins Voice Center. She completed her clinical fellowship at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, specializing in voice, swallowing, and neurological disorders. Ms. Bidlack received her Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Columbia University Teachers College. She also holds a Master of Music degree from Rice University in Vocal Performance. Prior to her career in speech-language pathology, she performed as a professional opera singer and served on the voice faculty at Whitman College.
Member of ASHA, SID - 2 Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders; SID-13 Special Interest Group 13, Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia). Board Certified Brain Injury Specialist.
Lisa’s clinical interests are in the areas of swallowing disorders, adult speech, language, and cognition following neurological impairments including stroke and traumatic brain injury.
Megan joined The Milton J. Dance team in 2019 although has been a Speech-Language Pathologist since earning her Master’s Degree in 2004. Her clinical experience has been focused on the evaluation and treatment of brain injury and cognitive rehabilitation, speech-language disorders and swallowing.
Board Certified Oncology Social Worker, Member of Association of Oncology Social Workers
Karen has a clinical interest in assisting head and neck cancer patients and their families with the emotional adjustments and practical issues related to diagnosis, treatment and recovery.
Member of ASHA, SID - 2 Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders; SID-13 Special Interest Group 13, Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia)
Jason’s clinical interests are in the areas of adult speech, language, cognitive, and swallowing disorders following neurological impairments including stroke and traumatic brain injury. He has received specialized training in cognitive rehabilitation by the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine. As an affiliate faculty member at Loyola University, he has instructed graduate students on the assessment and treatment of aphasia.
Graduated from Loyola University Maryland with her Master’s Degree in 2019. She completes speech-language and feeding/swallowing evaluations and treatment sessions at the Milton J. Dance Center for children ages 0 months-18 years.
Ana graduated with her Master's Degree in Speech-Language Pathology in 2007 from Loyola University of Maryland. Her areas of interest are in swallowing disorders and voice disorders. She has extensive experience with medically complex patient populations, NICU, PICU, and pediatrics. Her current focus is on the head and neck cancer population. She is a member of the ASHA special interest groups for swallowing disorders, voice and upper airway disorders. She is certified in MBSImP, McNeill Dysphagia Treatment Program, and LSVT Loud.
Deirdre’s professional interests include diagnosis and treatment of speech-language disorders in pediatrics. Deirdre is an experienced SLP, who previously worked in the public schools for many years treating pre-school and school aged children. Her expertise includes: early speech-language delays/disorder, school age speech-language disorders, and development of school based IFSPs and IEPs.
Board Certified Specialist in Oncology Dietitian
Certified Nutrition Support Dietitian
Member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Keri has a clinical interest in providing support and management of the nutritional needs of cancer patients. Keri is recognized as a Board Certified Specialist in Oncology Nutrition. She founded Wellness Wednesdays, held monthly. This educational session consists of nutrition information and cooking demonstration. These sessions are aimed at improving the knowledge of healthy eating and lifestyle for cancer prevention.
Focusing on rehabilitation and retraining of the professional voice.
Special interests include breathing retraining and movement education, with training in alternative/complementary disciplines, including Hanna Somatics®, Associative Awareness Technique™, Optimal Breathing®.
Karen is a member of SOHN and ONS, and is certified in Otorhinolaryngology, Head-Neck Nursing (CORLN) care.
Karen has 20+ years experience working with head and neck oncology patients and their families/friends. She enjoys helping patients achieve their individual goals during and after therapy.
Karen has expertise in the management of tracheostomies. She is available for inpatient and outpatient tracheostomy consultations.
Karen is a member of the Oncology Nursing Society, and is active in the Society of Otorhinolaryngology and Head-Neck Nurses on both the local and national levels.
Claire graduated with her Master of Speech Pathology from The University of South Carolina in 2017. Her professional interests include pediatric dysphagia, supporting breastfeeding dyads as a Certified Lactation Counselor, Augmentative and Alternative Communication, and evaluation and treatment of children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
Jeanne Vance's and Laddie Dance's dream for cancer patients to see their future as an opportunity for hope and peace of mind is realized every day by the patients at the Milton J. Dance, Jr. Head and Neck Rehabilitation Center.Read More
Doctor Ray Blanco tells us about several types of head and neck cancers and how we can prevent them.
Melissa Bidlack speaks on voice health and tells us about voice disorder and how our voices can change over time.