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Speech Therapy

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Phone: 402-223-7341



Our licensed speech language pathologists are available to offer evaluations, treatment, family education and home programs for people who have one of the following diagnoses:

  • Language/speech loss from a stroke
  • Language/speech disorders due to progressive neurological disorders such as ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease), Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy and others.
  • Cognitive/memory/language impairment due to brain injury
  • Voice disorder
  • Voice loss due to laryngectomy
  • Voice use with a Passy Muir Valve
  • Stuttering

Meet Our Staff


Ashley Lester, MS, CCC-SLP

Ashley Lester earned her Master of Science Degree in Speech Language Pathology from the University of Nebraska, Omaha, in 2010. She began working at Beatrice Community Hospital and Health Center in August 2010.

She enjoys working with adult patients who have swallowing/dysphagia challenges, and voice rehab.

She is Lee Silverman Voice Treatment Certified and has training in Modified Barium Swallows.

Ashley grew up near Dallas, Texas, and moved to Nebraska for college. She lives in Lincoln, Nebraska, with her husband, Brandon, and two children.


Joseph Neri, MS, CCC-SLP

Joe Neri earned his Master’s Degree in Speech and Language Pathology from the University of Central Oklahoma. He began working for Beatrice Community Hospital and Health Center in October 2015.

He works primarily with pediatric patients.

He enjoys spending time with his wife and three daughters, running, and being outdoors.

Part-Time Staff

Jane Stokebrand, MS, CCC-SLP
Brittany Waller, MS, CCC-SLP


Assistants & Aides
Mary Hansel
Jan Werner


Secretaries & Schedulers
Deb Fralin

Carol Riens

Joleen Wrightsman


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