Yomna Elsiddig is the director of Speech and Language Services at John Tracy Center. She completed her undergraduate degree at Northwestern University and received her Master's in Speech-Language Pathology from Massachusetts General Hospital's Institute of Health Professions. Yomna is a bilingual clinician (Arabic/English) and has worked in a variety of settings, including schools, clinics, and home health. She enjoys unlocking and rehabilitating the communicative potential of children and adults, with various diagnoses, disabilities, and needs. Experiences and areas of interest include early intervention, hearing loss, autism, general receptive and expressive language delays, speech sound disorders, and cleft lip and palate. Yomna is a strong proponent of family-centered care that celebrates neurodiversity, and cultural and linguistic differences.
Ellen Turner joined the John Tracy Center in July 2019 after completing her speech-language pathology clinical fellowship at the USC Caruso Family Center for Childhood Communication. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education with a minor in Deaf Studies at Chicago's DePaul University. Before pursuing speech-language pathology, Ellen worked as a Senior Behavior Interventionist, providing individualized therapy based on the principles of applied behavior analysis (ABA). In 2018, Ellen graduated with a Master of Arts in Communication Disorders at California State University, Los Angeles. Ellen finds great joy in serving the diverse population of Greater Los Angeles and has experience working with pediatric and adult populations presenting with a variety of speech and language disorders. Ellen is passionate about providing literacy-based intervention to not only support literacy development, but to foster a love of reading.
Annie Sager is a speech language pathologist at John Tracy Center. She graduated with her Master's of Science in speech language pathology from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill where she focused her studies on supporting children who are deaf or hard of hearing with additional developmental disabilities. Annie has clinical experience in a variety of settings including private clinics, preschools, and diagnostic centers. She is passionate about working with children who have complex communication needs, use alternative and augmentative communication (AAC), or have pediatric feeding disorders. Annie finds joy and is grateful for the opportunity to support families in their communication and feeding journeys.