Meet The Team

Hosler Center for Speech
  • Leena Hosler

    ASHA Certified Speech Language Pathologist

    From the ripe age of 14, Leena knew working with and helping children was her calling. With 18 years of experience as a speech language pathologist, Leena has been successful in treating students with varying diagnoses, including, but not limited to apraxia of speech, phonological processing disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorder, articulation delays, mutism and stuttering. She thinks outside the box to help students when traditional approaches don’t work. Leena is passionate about seeing each and every child succeed and find their voice to become an effective communicator. She is sensitive and warm and works closely with family members and school staff to ensure success and facilitate carry over of skills taught.

  • Kathryn Holdsworth

    Occupational Therapist

    Kathryn specializes in providing occupational therapy services to the pediatric population with a variety of disabilities from early intervention to post-secondary age. She earned her Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy. As an occupational therapist, Kathryn focuses on developing fine motor, visual/perceptual motor and sensorimotor skills to improve a child’s overall success. Kathryn will provide a thorough evaluation and develop achievable goals for your child. Through play based therapy sessions, Kathryn will gently challenge your child to improve independence and confidence in everyday activities across their home, school and community environments.

  • Jamesena Ingram

    Autism Consultant

    Jamesena is one of the area’s foremost experts on Autism. She holds an Interdisciplinary Certificate in Autism and has worked with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders and their families, as well as autism service providers and organizations for more than 20 years. Jamesena is a former special education teacher who currently assists families impacted by autism through family advocacy and consulting. She has helped the Detroit-Wayne Mental Health Authority (DWMHA) develop an Autism system of care, focusing on best practices for autism diagnosis, treatment and services. She has co-chaired the DWMHA Autism Task Force and the Wayne-Oakland-Macomb Regional Autism Task Force. Further, she has helped Northville Public Schools build a continuum of best practices for students with autism. If you have a child diagnosed with autism, Jamesena can help guide your family in the right direction and provide you with the information you need to make the right decisions for your child. Jamesena is also available to train professionals in a variety of settings regarding all aspects of autism, from diagnosis/early detection to various treatment approaches to classroom accommodations/supports. Hosler Center for Speech is lucky to have Jamesena as part of the team!

  • Helene Greenwald

    Clinical Psychologist

    Helene is a licensed psychologist who has been working in the clinical and school setting for over 20 years. Helene provides psycho-educational assessments and treatment for children (preschool through high school) with expertise in school related psychological, learning, behavioral, and ADHD evaluations and intervention planning.  Helene is experienced in working with educators and physicians to advocate for children’s needs.

  • Vanessa Monsour

    Special Education Teacher/Academic Tutor

    A child’s potential is not something to be achieved, but rather something that can be continuously reimagined and pushed forward. Vanessa brings this mindset and her nearly 16 year career as an educator to our team. Vanessa began her career as a self-contained teacher for students with emotional and behavioral needs in Michigan, but has had the privilege of teaching in the states of Virginia and Massachusetts. Her work co-teaching grades 1-6 in Virginia is where she honed her skills as an educator. Today, as a resource room teacher and educational leader in her district, she continues to grow her professional skills while also sharing her wealth of knowledge with other educators. Vanessa has worn many hats as an educator including RTI coordinator, 504 Coordinator, Building Assessment and Data Specialist, and MTSS facilitator to name a few. Her dedication to inclusive learning and student growth drives every interaction. Her work with brain-based learning strategies, creative and comprehensive reading strategies, math problem solving tool-kits, and test-taking skills allows her to develop a learning plan that is highly targeted and student specific.  Her passion for learning is contagious.  It is that passion combined with her talent as an educator and her compassion for students and families that we are excited to welcome Vanessa to the Hosler Center for Speech.

  • Jill Pesci

    Special Education Teacher/Academic Tutor

    With 27 years of combined teaching experience in a special education resource room and elementary level classroom, Jill possesses the skills to help your child succeed! She is available to support your child in the areas of reading, math and writing. She will create student learning objectives and goals which are aligned to the core curriculum state standards personalized for your child. Jill has a BA in Elementary Education K-8 and Special Education K-12 with a Masters Degree in Reading. Jill is an upbeat and positive person who encourages growth and understanding. She has a firm belief that each child can learn given the right tools.