Meet our team of ASHA-certified Pediatric Speech-Language Pathologists
Kristen Kane, M.A., CCC-SLP
Kristen Kane is an ASHA-certified Speech-Language Pathologist. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Gonzaga University and her Master of Arts in Communicative Disorders from California State University, Long Beach in 2014 where she was granted the “Most Outstanding Thesis” award.
Prior to owning Central Oregon Speech & Language, Kristen worked primarily with children with moderate to profound speech and language disorders in clinic- and school-based settings. While working in the school setting, Kristen directed the creation of a district-wide protocol for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) evaluations. Areas of specialty include speech sound disorders and developing early language and vocabulary using play- and literacy-based approaches. Kristen is a self-proclaimed master of the R sound!
Kristen loves spending time outdoors with her husband, her two sons, and two of the friendliest dogs you’ll ever meet. She is also an avid Gonzaga basketball and Notre Dame football fan.
Diana Billing, M.S., CCC-SLP
Diana is a Speech-Language Pathologist certified by the American Speech Language Hearing Association. She is currently licensed in the states of Oregon and California. She earned her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from University of the Pacific.
Throughout her career, Diana has gained substantial experience in evaluating and treating pediatric speech and language disorders. Her background includes providing speech and language services in private clinics, insurance-based clinics, private and public elementary schools, preschools, in-home, community, and teletherapy settings. She places emphasis on fostering family and client connections to allow for a safe space of trust, respect, caregiver training, and fun. Diana consistently strives to celebrate progress and the “little wins,” while following each child’s lead. Diana is passionate about presuming competence to allow each client the opportunity to grow and be heard in any way possible.
In Diana’s free time, you can find her spending time with her husband, dog, and cat. She enjoys hiking, camping, dancing, painting, and spending time in nature.
Tasha Chaney, M.S., CCC-SLP
Tasha is a Speech Language Pathologist certified by the American Speech Language Hearing Association. She is currently licensed in the states of Oregon, Colorado, and New Mexico. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Colorado College in Economics in 2002 and then went on to complete a Master of Arts degree in Speech Language Pathology from the University of Colorado - Boulder in 2007.
Tasha has spent most of her time as an SLP working in the school setting with a variety of different ages ranging from preschool through high school. She has worked with students who present with the full spectrum of speech and language disorders. Tasha has also done early intervention work with the Birth-to-3 population including: completing Child Find evaluations, working with students in the home setting, and serving families via teletherapy. In addition, Tasha has worked extensively with children on the Autism Spectrum and is trained to both evaluate and treat children who may fall on this spectrum.
Tasha enjoys partnering with families and other professionals to achieve optimal growth in a child's communication skills and likes to make therapy fun for all! Specific areas of interest are: early language development, articulation and phonological disorders, school age language disorders, and Autism Spectrum disorders.
In Tasha's free time, you can find her spending time with her daughter and husband in the great outdoors! She enjoys hiking, biking, yoga, paddleboarding, and relaxing in the sunshine.