Staff

Cheryl Campbell, M.A., CCC-SLP, 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 over 16 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. Outside of work, Cheryl enjoys reading, gardening, CSU volleyball and attending her grandsons' football, baseball & hockey games.

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.

Nichole Morrow, M.S., CCC-SLP

Nichole and her family are from Arkansas and moved to Colorado in 2023. She graduated with her Master's of Science in Communication Disorders from the University of Central Arkansas. She has been practicing for 16 years. Nichole has most recently been on a diagnostic team evaluating people with suspected Autism Spectrum Disorder and specializes in treating communication and articulation delays, written language deficits, and social and pragmatic differences. Having a child who has received therapy herself, Nichole has been on both ends of the therapy journey-being the clinician and the parent to a child in intervention. Nichole is home-educating her three kids and is passionate about children loving their learning journeys. When she isn't at work, or homeschooling, she enjoys anything outside, and can always be found with her nose in a book.  


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.  

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.

Speech-Language Pathologist

Are you looking for a part-time or full-time SLP position? Details are listed on our About Us: Careers page. Please send your resume to Cheryl@csrckids.org.

Reading Specialist

Are you looking for a part-time or full-time reading therapist position? Details are listed on our About Us: Careers page. Please send your resume to Cheryl@csrckids.org.

Early Literacy Teacher

Are you interested in teaching early literacy skills to 4-5 year old children? Details are listed on our About Us: Careers page. Please send your resume to Cheryl@csrckids.org.