Meet Our Staff

Meet Our Staff

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Audiology Staff

Talley Dabakarov, Au.D., CCC-A
Supervising Audiologist

Talley joined our staff in 2007 to complete her Clinical Fellowship Year (CFY). She accepted a staff position in June upon the completion of her Fellowship. She works with a diverse population of patients ranging in age from newborn to geriatric. She is fluent in Hebrew and proficient in Russian.

  • 2011 Doctor of Audiology, University of Florida
  • 2008 New York State License in Audiology
  • 2008 Certificate of Clinical Competence
  • 2007 Masters in Audiology, Hofstra University

Vicky Gomez
Infant Hearing Screener

Vicki has been an employee of the hospital for the last 28 years. She began working in 1980 as a volunteer and worked her way up to her current position in 2000. She screens the hearing of all infants born at TBHC, in compliance with New York State Health Department Law. She is also a peer counselor to new mothers learning to breast feed in the Newborn Nursery. She met her husband while working here and has two lovely daughters and four grandchildren.

Speech Pathology Staff

Lisa Rubin, MS, CCC-SLP
Lead Speech Langauge Pathologist 

Lisa joined our team in May 2007. She comes to us having earned her clinical experiences at Manhattan, Eye, Ear, & Throat and Lenox Hill Hospitals. During her tenure here at Brooklyn Hospital, Lisa's clinical practice has become more focused in the areas of voice disorders, swallowing disorders, and head and neck cancer rehabilitation, specifically voice restoration following laryngectomy. She is competent in Modified Barium Swallow studies and Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluations of Swallowing (FEES), in addition to holding clinical expertise in the area of head and neck cancer. She was appointed adjunct professor in the Communication Disorders program at CUNY Hunter College in 2006 and has taught courses in the anatomy and physiology of speech production, speech science, phonetics, and voice disorders. 

  • 2006 New York State License in Speech Language Pathology
  • 2006 Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC)
  • 2005 Masters of Science, CUNY Hunter College

Clinical Specialties

  • Pediatric and adult voice disorders
  • Pediatric and adult swallowing disorders
  • Craniofacial and resonance disorders
  • Head & Neck Cancer care
  • Alaryngeal speech production/voice restoration following laryngectomy"

Jacqueline Rohrer, MS, CCC-SLP
Speech Language Pathologist

Jacquie joined our staff in August 2011. She gained her clinical training and experiences at St. Charles Hospital and Rehabilitation Center. She specializes in the assessment and treatment of swallowing, speech, language and cognitive disorders specifically related to neurological impairments with adult patients. Jacquie is a certified Vital Stim Therapy provider and competent in completing both Modified Barium Swallow (MBS) studies and Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallow (FEES) exams. In 2012 she was appointed as an adjunct professor at Long Island University for the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders.  

  • 2010 New York State License in Speech Language Pathology 
  • 2010 Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC)
  • 2009 Masters of Science in Speech Pathology, Loyola College in Maryland

Amanda Ball, MS, CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist

Amanda joined our team in July 2013.  She provides outpatient and inpatient care for children and adults with communication disorders.  Amanda earned her Masters of Science in Speech Pathology from Oklahoma State University in 2010.  She comes to us from a private practice in Greenwich, Connecticut, where she gained clinical experience in the assessment and treatment of speech, phonology, language, fluency, and voice disorders in the pediatric and adult populations.  

  • 2011 New York State License in Speech Language Pathology 
  • 2011 Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC)
  • 2010 Masters of Science in Speech Pathology, Oklahoma State University 

Support Staff

Xiamara Torres
Medical Secretary, Infant Hearing Screener

Giselle Silvagnoli
Medical Secretary

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