Meet Our Team

All of our therapists are experienced with and can provide teletherapy services to children anywhere in Ohio.


Jen Ujcich, M.A., CCC-SLP

Owner, Speech-Language Pathologist

Specializing in Myofunctional Therapy, Language Delays, and Articulation; trained in Hanen It Takes Two to Talk®

I’m Jen Ujcich (pronounced “you-check”) and known to the little ones as “Miss Jen”. Growing up, I flip-flopped between wanting to be a teacher and a nurse. One day in high school, I happened to be at my aunt’s house when her friend was over who was a Speech Therapist. We ended up talking and I knew I found the perfect combination between the two professions and I never looked back!

I’ve been a Speech-Language Pathologist since 2000. I was at a Special Needs Preschool for over 13 years. My career has also focused on working with toddlers, kindergarteners, and elementary-age students. My experience has provided me with tons of ideas of how to make therapy effective yet fun! My client's success is my motivation.

When I am not “doing Speech”, you’ll find me at the gym in group fitness or Pilates class. If it’s summer, I’ll be laying by the pool.

In 2009, I started Columbus Area Speech Therapy. It has grown into a practice of multiple Speech Therapists. Some of our therapists live outside of Central Ohio so we can reach more families including in Wapakoneta, Circleville, and Steubenville. We can treat children anywhere in Ohio through teletherapy. Some of our therapists are additionally licensed to see clients in other states. Our primary focus is providing excellent services to children that are convenient for their busy parents.

 I see in-person clients in the Columbus area and in Marysville.

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Jennifer Mikula, M.S., CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

Specializing in speech and language for all ages

It is a joy to work with my students! I am a Speech-Language Pathologist who has practiced speech therapy in a wide variety of settings (hospital, pediatric clinics, schools, nursing homes, home health) and locations during my husband's military career. I love helping my students to have successful communication skills. 

 While located in the Steubenville area, due to my Skilled Nursing Facility job, I am only seeing clients via teletherapy at this time.

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Susan M. Anderson, M.A., CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

Over 35 years of experience supporting individuals with communication challenges

I knew I wanted to be a speech therapist my junior year in high school after looking up careers. It seemed like the perfect fit for me since I loved children. And it has been! I've worked for over 35 years serving adults and children with developmental disabilities, autism spectrum disorder, traumatic head injuries, feeding issues, apraxia, stroke, speech, and language delay. I love helping people!

I see in-person clients in the Chillicothe area around my school job hours.

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Maddy Colton, M.S., CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

Specializing in speech and language and early intervention

I have always had a love for the school and working with kids. Growing up, my favorite part of the summer was setting up my mother’s classroom. I shadowed the school SLP and fell in love with the creative, adaptive, and empowering environment. My favorite part about being a speech-language pathologist is the small victories children have in navigating their day to day life.

I see in-person clients in the Columbus area around my school job hours.

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Lynn Smallwood, M.A., CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

Specializing in speech sound disorders, childhood apraxia of speech, AAC, and literacy disorders

I have experience working with individuals of all ages. I specialize in treating speech sound disorders including phonological processes and Childhood Apraxia of Speech. I am passionate about promoting foundational literacy skills to build independent readers. I love the kids and knowing that I am making a difference in the lives of others. It is an amazing feeling to receive a message from a student/client or family sharing new skills they have gained from speech therapy.

​I see in-person clients in Wapakoneta and surrounding areas around my school job hours.

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Colleen Kovacs, M.A., CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

Specializing in articulation, language, and fluency

I like the challenge, the flexibility, seeing progress with communication skills, and making a positive difference in someone's life

I only see teletherapy clients.

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Lindsey Robinson, M.A., CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

Specializing in AAC, Autism, Childhood Apraxia of Speech.

I am a Columbus, Ohio native and love being able to give back to my community. My passion is working with the pediatric population, specifically children with Autism. I also have training in LAMP (Language Acquisition Through Motor Planning). I enjoy assisting in the growth of each child as they strive to meet their speech and language goals!

I see clients in Columbus for evaluations only.

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Emily Kautz, M. Ed. CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

Specializing in AAC, Autism, Childhood Apraxia of Speech.

I am experienced working with children with developmental delays, down syndrome, autism, apraxia, literacy disorders, fluency/stuttering, and articulation and phonological disorders. I received specialized training in Autism Spectrum Disorders, DIR Floortime, PROMPT, behavior, basic sign language, and the Picture Exchange Communication System. 

I see in-person clients in the Grove City area including at Beautiful Savior Lutheran School as well as in Columbus at St. Joseph's Montessori School. 

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Annette Neff

Operations Manager

I've worked in Operations and Customer Service for many years. I help to streamline processes, add new technologies, and make things easier for my team.

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​Meghan Kizer


I support Columbus Area Speech Therapy with bookkeeping, payroll, accounting, and tax needs, so they can focus on their clients and business.

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Diane Green

Virtual Assistant

I support Columbus Area Speech Therapy with organizational and administrative tasks.