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About Our Speech Pathology Team

Staff Member Joy

Joy Gaziano, MA

Joy Gaziano is a Speech Pathologist and specialist in evaluation and treatment of oropharyngeal swallowing disorders. She received her undergraduate training at the University of Florida in 1986 and a master’s degree in Speech Pathology from the George Washington University in 1988. Joy has worked in Tampa for 25 years- at the Moffitt Cancer Center and then on faculty at USF College of Medicine in the Center for Swallowing Disorders. 

Joy is a Board Certified Specialist in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (BCS-S) from ASHA. She has taught the Graduate Dysphagia course at USF. Her special interests are in the areas of evaluation and treatment of complex multiphase swallowing disorders, voice problems related to upper aerodigestive tract disorders, and head and neck cancer voice and swallowing restoration. She has participated in multi-institutional research assessing efficacy of swallowing intervention strategies and is active in the Center for Swallowing Disorders research initiatives. 

Joy has authored several publications including journal articles and chapters in books. She participates in training programs for graduate students in speech pathology and continuing education offerings for practicing clinicians.

Jaimie Anderson

Jaimie Anderson, MS, CCC-SLP, BC-ANCDS

Jaimie Anderson is a medical speech-language pathologist (SLP), board certified by the Academy of Neurogenic Communication Disorders (BC-ANCDS). She currently evaluates and treats complex multiphase swallowing, voice, upper airway and motor speech disorders in a multidisciplinary team at the University of South Florida Joy McCann Culverhouse Center for Swallowing Disorders in Tampa, Florida. She is also an adjunct clinical instructor for the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at USF.

Jaimie has ten years of experience across medical settings. She earned a Bachelor of Science in 2011 and Master of Science in 2013 in Communication Science and Disorders at Florida State University. She completed her Clinical Fellowship Year and worked six years at University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. She specialized in the functional rehabilitation of speech, language, cognitive, and swallowing disorders in oncology patients, specifically brain tumors. She was an integral team member of the intraoperative language mapping program for patients undergoing awake craniotomy with neurosurgery and neuropsychology. In 2019, she returned to Florida, where she worked with a variety of medical conditions in the acute and outpatient settings at Cleveland Clinic Florida and Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood, Florida.

Jaimie is the first author on two book chapters outlining rehabilitation of speech and swallowing in patients with skull-based tumors. She is certified in Lee Silverman Voice Treatment, McNeil Dysphagia Therapy Program, and Modified Barium Swallowing Impairment (MBSimp). She has been an invited speaker to several regional and national conferences. She serves on the Professional Development Committee with ASHA Special Interest Group 2 Neurogenic Communication Disorders, the Board Certification Committee for the ANCDS, and the Website, Communications, and Public Relations Committee for Dysphagia Research Society.