Tara Newsome, M.A., CCC-SLP

Director of Clinical Operations

Tara is the Director of Clinical Operations for Aspen Therapy and was instrumental in the start-up of the company. Tara graduated from The Ohio State University earning her Bachelor of Arts degree in communication disorders in 2001 and Master of Arts degree in speech language pathology and audiology in 2004 from Kent State University. She holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA) and is licensed by Ohio State in Speech-Language Pathology. While at Ohio State, Tara had the privilege and honor representing the university as an Ohio State cheerleader. Her years of leading crowds in cheering on many victories have transitioned into a different kind of cheering in which she incorporates her passion with her profession. Tara uses her enthusiasm and energy to help her speech patients recover from illness or injury and reach their goals.

Tara has over 12 years of experience working as a Speech Language Pathologist in the medical setting. She has worked with the adult population in a variety of settings, including skilled nursing, outpatient, continuing care retirement community and home health. She has experience evaluating and treating individuals with expressive/receptive language disorders, cognitive-communication impairments, Dysarthria, neurodegenerative disorders, Dysphagia, cerebral vascular accident, G-tube dependency and voice disorders. Over the years, Tara has worked as a Speech Therapist and Director of Rehab managing PPS, coordinating with MDS to meet case mix goals and providing customer service. Tara also has specialized training in Flexible Endoscopic Evaluation of the Swallow (FEES) and Video Fluoroscopic Evaluation of the Swallow (VFES) in which she was privileged to provide mobile Dysphagia assessment and consultation to patients.

Tara is married to her husband George and has two young sons, Vincent and Dominic. Tara and her family enjoy traveling and look forward to the fall to cheer on their favorite football team, The Ohio State Buckeyes.

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