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Mary Ann Williams-Butler

Mary Ann Williams-Butler, MA, CCC-SLP, CBIS

Supervisor, Speech/Language Pathologist – Concord

Experience: Ms. Williams-Butler has more than 35 years experience as a speech/language pathologist and is a certified brain injury specialist through the Brain Injury Association of America. During her time at Emerson Hospital, she has developed the cognitive retraining program currently utilized for the concussion population and established the Modified Barium Swallow study program. She has held adjunct faculty appointments in the communication disorders department at Worcester State University, served as a subject matter expert in pediatric TBI for the American Speech/Language Hearing Association’s practice portal, and has presented nationally on the following topics: dysphagia, memory deficits, cognitive pragmatic deficits, and traumatic brain injury including concussion.

Certification: Certified Brain Injury Specialist, ASHA certified

Clinical Interests: Cognitive retraining, dysphagia management, modified barium swallow studies, vocal hygiene and voice therapy, neurological speech/language treatment, head and neck cancer treatment


Carey Anne Bellino, MA, CCC-SLP | Speech/Language Pathologist

Carey Anne Bellino, MA, CCC-SLP

Speech/Language Pathologist

Experience: Ms. Bellino is a certified and licensed speech-language pathologist who evaluates and treats conditions that impact cognition, speech, language, and swallowing skills. She works with adolescents and adults who have sustained concussions and brain injuries, who are undergoing treatment for head and neck cancer, or who are experiencing other neurodegenerative concerns. Prior to joining Emerson’s team, Ms. Bellino worked at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital with post-acute brain injury and stroke populations, as well as at Emerson College, where she provided clinical instruction to graduate student clinicians and guest lectured on topics of clinical interest. She holds both a bachelor’s degree in communication disorders and a master’s in speech language pathology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Ms. Bellino began her career at the Centre for Neuro Skills in California, working in an outpatient rehabilitation setting with adults who sustained traumatic brain injuries. She returned to Massachusetts to work at the Ivy Street School, treating adolescents and young adults with acquired and traumatic brain injuries. There, she was a founding member of a transition services classroom targeting executive functioning and social-cognitive skills in naturally occurring contexts. Ms. Bellino has presented at local, state and national levels on the topic of innovative programming for the transition from adolescence to young adulthood.

Certifications: ASHA Certified

Clinical Interests: Cognitive rehabilitation therapy, post-concussion syndrome, traumatic brain injury, acquired neurological disorders, adolescent/young adult postsecondary transition services


Alina Carter, MS, CCC-SLP | Speech/Language Pathologist

Alina Carter, MS, CCC-SLP

Speech/Language Pathologist

Experience: Ms. Carter evaluates and treats adult and adolescent patients with language, cognitive and speech deficits that result from a variety of neurodegenerative processes, stroke, brain tumors, chemobrain and mild traumatic brain injury. She strives to provide a combination of restorative and functional compensatory treatment to help maximize each individual’s overall quality of life. In 2015, Ms. Carter published an interdisciplinary study entitled “Modified Berg Balance Scale: Making assessment appropriate for people with aphasia” in Topics of Stroke Rehabilitation. Previously, she worked as an outpatient speech language pathologist at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). She holds a master’s degree in speech language pathology from the MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston, Mass.

Certifications: LSVT Certified, ASHA Certified

Clinical Interests: Cognitive rehabilitation therapy, post-concussion or traumatic brain injury, aphasia, primary progressive aphasia, mild cognitive impairment, chemobrain, acquired neurological disorders, dysarthria Parkinson’s disease


Brenda Lovette

Brenda Lovette, MS, CCC-SLP

Speech/Language Pathologist

Experience: Ms. Lovette works with adults and adolescents with a variety of communication, cognitive, voice, and swallowing challenges. She earned her master’s degree in speech language pathology at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. Her approach is highly functional, focused on improving skills important for each individual’s unique needs and maximizing quality of life. She is trained in oncology rehabilitation and is a member of the Be Strong Cancer Care Team. She is also a registered yoga instructor and has presented on the effects of meditation and breath work on wellness and neurorehabiliation.

Certifications: LSVT Certified, ASHA Certified

Clinical Interests: Cognitive rehabilitation post-concussion or traumatic brain injury, treatment of aphasia, treatment of voice and airway disorders, Modified Barium Swallow studies, management of swallowing problems associated with head and neck cancer treatment