Meet the Voz Speech Therapy Team
Ana-Maria Jaramillo, M.S., CCC-SLP is a board-certified bilingual pediatric integrative speech-language pathologist with extensive experience providing speech-language therapy to children ages birth to 18. She is the owner and founder of Voz Speech Therapy. Her area of specialty is working with children in early intervention, ages one to six years old. She has practiced in public and private schools, outpatient rehabilitation clinics, pediatric hospitals, child development centers, and daycares, as well as private homes throughout Texas and the DC metropolitan region. Through her experience working in diverse and often challenging settings, she has developed a successful therapeutic model by directly collaborating with the most important individuals involved in a child’s development.
Ana-Maria is currently licensed by the Department of Health to practice in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Texas. She graduated cum laude in 2013 with a Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts, and obtained her bachelor’s degree in child psychology and sociology from Saint Edward’s University in Austin, Texas. Ana-Maria currently serves as an adjunct professor at New York University where she teaches a course on the assessment and intervention of multilingual learners with communication disorders. Additionally, she is a Doctoral candidate at Northwestern University. Ana-Maria is certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and has been trained in Orofacial Myofunctional therapy, Tethered Oral Tissues Specialty Training (TOTS), Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets (PROMPT), Kaufman’s Treatment Progression for Apraxia of Speech and the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS). She practices as an Epidemic Answers Certified Health Coach, working with families who have children with autism, ADHD, allergies, asthma and other chronic conditions. Her mission is to educate families on the underlying imbalances of chronic childhood illnesses and provide strategies for an optimal lifestyle to promote health and healing. She has over 180 hours of continuing education and has volunteered for various non-profits dedicated to helping low-income families and children with special needs access more resources in their community.
In her free time, she enjoys cheering on her beloved Colombian national soccer team, planning her next travel adventure, practicing yoga, and helping run her fiancé’s Tex-Mex taco business, La Tejana.
Heyli E. Nuñez, M.S.,CCC-SLP is a board-certified bilingual speech-language pathologist who provides services to children and adults ages two through geriatrics. She has worked in a variety of settings including preschools, private practices, teletherapy, and skilled nursing facilities. She has treated and evaluated individuals with the following: autism spectrum disorders, Down syndrome, developmental delays, apraxia, language/literacy disorders, fluency disorders, articulation/phonological disorders, feeding and swallowing disorders, voice and fluency disorders, stroke, traumatic brain injuries, and accent modification.
With over ten years of experience in the healthcare setting, Heyli has learned the importance of research-based treatment as well as prioritizing the patient’s wants and needs. Communication and teamwork with the patient, family, and interdisciplinary team is a cornerstone for the positive results she sees in therapy. The rapport she has with her patients and their families is built from the loving and nurturing environment she establishes from the very beginning.
Heyli is passionate about serving the community and helping aspiring Speech-Language Pathologists. She believes it is important to provide education and raise awareness about speech and language deficits and their etiologies. As a mentor to students entering the field, Heyli helps them navigate the higher education system and continually serves as a resource. She continues to offer students the tools and guidance necessary to become successful in their careers.
Heyli currently holds professional licenses in New York, California, and the District of Columbia. She graduated in 2018 with a Master of Science in Speech- Language Pathology from the University of the District of Columbia. She recently moved to Washington, D.C. and in her free time loves reading, dancing, spending time with her family, and planning her upcoming wedding!
Carolina Betancourt joined the Voz Speech Therapy team as the Patient Happiness Specialist and Office Assistant in 2021. She is a bilingual mom of three beautiful children and she loves being part of the Voz team because it allows her to serve bilingual families in a variety of ways. She takes pride in the support she offers to our practice and our patients. Carolina attended the University of Texas in Austin and is a self-proclaimed bookworm. She is also a part-time pilates and barre instructor! Feel free to email Carolina with any questions about our practice or to schedule a consultation at [email protected].