Alicia Richardson, M.S., CCC-SLP

Alicia graduated from Northern Arizona University with a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education and a Master of Science in clinical speech pathology. Alicia has experience working as a speech-language pathologist in school, clinic, and home-based settings. She has evaluated and provided therapy to clients with a variety of speech and language needs. Alicia is particularly interested in treating articulation, phonological, and expressive/receptive language disorders. She is passionate about working with children and collaborating with families to increase their communication skills.

Cheryl Campbell, Executive Director


Cheryl earned a Bachelor of Science in Education from Emporia State University and a Masters of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Kansas. She moved to Colorado in 2018 after having her own private practice in Alaska for 15 years. Cheryl has experience with a variety of communication disorders, but specializes in pediatric articulation/phonological disorders and receptive/expressive language disorders. She loves being able to help families celebrate communication milestones that others may take for granted. 

Libby Cravens, M.A., CCC-SLP

Libby grew up in the NASA community in Houston and spent most of her adult life in Austin, Texas. She received her M.A. in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Texas at Austin after double majoring in Speech-Language Pathology and Human Relations. She is an experienced school-based therapist who has worked with children ages 3-18 with a wide variety of speech and language needs and specialized in assessments.

Libby is proficient in American Sign Language and was the team lead for a Deaf/Hard of Hearing Child Study Team that conducted evaluations across the state of New Jersey. Though she loves many things about being a Speech-Language Pathologist, she especially enjoys play-based therapy with preschoolers and working with children with hearing loss. She is excited for the opportunity to collaborate more closely with families and to serve children individually.

Debra Dale, M.A.

Debra is a reading and literacy specialist. She graduated from Regis University with a B.A. in Behavioral Science and received her M.A. in Education from Grand Canyon University. She has taught at the elementary school level in the Poudre School District and as an Adjunct Professor at Colorado State University, developing and presenting the course “Literacy and the Learner”. Deb has a Colorado Professional Elementary Licensure, with “Highly Qualified Language Arts” designation. She has mentored education students from UNC at Eyestone Elementary, supervising and coaching new teachers in appropriate behavior management, instructional strategies, and assessments for determining student growth. Deb is also Orton-Gillingham certified. 

Valerie Backo, M.A.

Valerie is originally from a small town in upstate New York. She has degrees in Elementary and Special Education, as well as a Masters Degree as a Reading Specialist. She taught in Pennsylvania for seven years as a Special Education Teacher and continued in that role in the Thompson School District for three years. She then transitioned into a reading and math intervention specialist position for two years. Valerie integrates a multi-sensory approach in teaching all subject areas. She loves to smile, dance, and make connections with kids and their families. She is passionate about having her students feel empowered to become self-advocates for their own learning. Valerie is Orton-Gillingham certified which is the gold standard for treating dyslexia. She fosters positivity, growth, and deep thinking in all of her students.  

Annette Ellis, M.S., CCC-SLP

Annette graduated from Dartmouth College with a B.A. in Psychology and worked for several years in special education before receiving her M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology from the MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston, MA. She has worked with a variety of populations in school, home-based early intervention, and hospital settings. Her passion is supporting kids and their caregivers in building a foundation for lifelong success. Annette is fluent in Spanish and also provides bilingual assessment and therapy at our clinic.

Laura Decatur, A.A.

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Laura is our Office Manager. She recently celebrated twelve years with CSRC! Prior to being an employee at CSRC, Laura was the parent of a CSRC child. She brings a thoughtful, friendly element to our organization and strives to make our families feel comfortable and supported. She manages client scheduling, assists with fundraising efforts, program development, client intake, public relations, grant preparation, documentation, record keeping, and technology support. 

Diana Grit

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Diana is the Center’s bookkeeper. She brings an accounting background to the Center. She provides the Director with the necessary information to ensure viability of the Center, providing budget analysis, documentation, payroll, and billing services. She assists the Director in grant preparation, financial record keeping, and program cost analysis.