Leadership Team



The management team at TalkPath Live has as a combined 50+ years of experience in the field of special education, which means we’re keenly aware of the myriad obstacles facing superintendents and directors of special education today. It’s from these challenges that TalkPath Live was developed. Our menu of teletherapy options has been specifically designed to ease the burden of schools by providing multiple highly specialized services for students with special needs — all while saving schools valuable time and resources.

Adrian Pellew

Managing Director

Adrian Pellew, MIS, runs both the daily operations of TalkPath Live and all the components and processes that power those operations on the back end to create a seamless, streamlined, efficient, and secure online user experience for our diverse client base. A proven leader in organizational and IT management, he has held several top-level positions at such multimillion-dollar companies as SESI (Specialized Education Services, Inc.) and Catapult Learning. With a B.S. in computer science from Kean University and extensive post-graduate work at Villanova University, Boston University, and the University of Phoenix, Adrian’s in-depth field-specific education has served him well in the targeted areas of financial and budgeting oversight, program planning and implementation, and IT supervision. He also possesses particular subject-matter expertise in business systems development, application engineering, and website and network management. A results-focused professional with close to two decades of experience, Adrian adeptly designs operational frameworks and pipelines for service-based organizations that optimize company resources, assets, and technologies.

Theresa Grant

Managing Director

Theresa Grant brings her particular brand of expertise to TalkPath Live as head of our program development initiatives. Prior to her current position, she served as Chief Development Officer of Specialized Education Services, Inc. (SESI) until 2014, when SESI merged with Catapult Learning and she assumed the role of Program Development Specialist. A longtime educator and program manager, Theresa began her career in special education in 1985 as the co-owner/operator (with her husband) of an independent school for students with special needs. After the school was acquired in 2001, she stayed on as Program Director, earning a series of well-deserved promotions as she segued her informed skill set into the field of business development. Now developing business for TPL, Theresa excels at combining her educational insight with her talent for program development and says her favorite parts of her job include liaising with prospective clients and sharing vital information about our mission and our goals on behalf of individuals with therapeutic needs.

Amanda Semetko

Director of Clinical Affairs

Amanda Semetko, SLP.D., CCC-SLP, is a highly educated, highly skilled clinical professional who has been applying her speech-language therapy expertise to the teletherapy space since 2015. She holds three speech-language pathology degrees: her doctorate from Rocky Mountain University, her master’s of education from Valdosta State University, and her B.S. from Eastern Michigan University. Her specialty areas are as extensive as her skill set, with concentration on school-based settings, testing and screening, patient-focused delivery of care, family and patient education, intervention planning, and pediatric audiology and speech impairments. She has held a variety of prestigious positions with leading-edge health care providers including Everest, DotCom Therapy, and Global Teletherapy and has designed numerous teacher trainings. She also spearheaded a stuttering support group for students and their families. With 16 state licenses currently active, Amanda is a tremendous asset to TalkPath Live and an even greater asset to our clients.

Julie Lynne

Coordinator of Team Operations

Julie Lynne, MS, CCC-SLP, has been an educator for 30 years and a speech-language pathologist for the past 12. She has worked extensively in the classroom and in leadership positions in a variety of school settings, including serving as Dean of Middle School and Director of Educational Support. She is a certified teacher by the American Montessori Society, as well as an International Baccalaureate certified teacher, and she holds a Texas State teaching certificate. She has given presentations at national educational conferences and teacher in-service training sessions. In addition to her school experience, Julie co-founded and managed a private practice for eight years. Her areas of specialization include autism, ADHD (executive functioning), literacy, language and articulation disorders, and students who have complex communication and learning profiles. She is Hanen trained and enjoys working with parents and teachers in coaching and supporting children across environments beyond clinic walls. An artist who also holds a fine arts degree, Julie brings her passion for creativity and use of visual supports to her therapy sessions to motivate and engage students in their own learning.

Denise Russo

Business Development Analyst

Denise Russo, EdD Candidate, MSIS, MA-SLP, possesses a well-rounded background of IT/IS, leadership, entrepreneurial, and healthcare experience, which she applies daily to all TalkPath Live business development efforts and analysis. Currently pursuing her doctorate of education in leadership and change at SUNY Empire State University, she also holds a master’s in information science from SUNY Albany and a second master’s in speech-language pathology from St. John’s University. Before joining the TPL team, she served as Director of Rehabilitation and Master Clinician of SLP Telehealth Services for several long-term care companies while also maintaining her own private practice, which focused on virtual coursework for public speaking, voice improvement, accent modification, and neurocognitive therapies. In addition, she previously worked as the Workforce Development Coordinator and Lead Instructional Content Designer for the Department of Online Learning at Hudson Valley Community College, SUNY. As Clinical Supervisor and Lecturer with expertise in linguistics and English as a foreign language, she has taught full-time at the graduate level at UNC-Greensboro, Adelphi University, and St. John’s University. She is licensed in multiple states as an SLP and is certified as both a New York State (NYS) Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities and a NYS Public Librarian. A published author, Denise’s research interests include the historical, multilingual, and legal aspects of metadata creation and usage, visual resources management, and the use of DEIA components within learning management systems.

Hannah Hobby

Assistant Director of Clinical Affairs

Hannah Hobby, MS, CCC-SLP, works directly under the guidance of TalkPath Live’s Director of Clinical Affairs and is responsible for the ongoing implementation and management of current and future contracts for TalkPath Live. Her job duties include: strategic oversight of TPL-offered programs, based on assignment; collaboration with the sales team; and guidance, direction, and supervision of the clinical team. Hannah currently holds active licenses in three states: California, Texas, and Tennessee. Hailing from Texas, she enjoys working with clients of all ages and has experience in both the pediatric and adult medical sector of speech pathology. She especially enjoys her supervisory role and providing support to the entire TalkPath Live clinical team while participating in the company’s growth and advancing her own professional and personal aspirations.

Christina Moore

Lead Clinical Coordinator

Christina Moore, MS, CCC-SLP, is an exceptionally trained and experienced clinical specialist who earned her bachelor’s degree in mass communications from UC Berkeley, multiple teaching credentials from UC Irvine, and her master’s in communication disorders from the University of Dallas, Texas. Christina’s elementary school teaching background makes her a perfect fit with our pediatric populations, and her expertise in dysphagia, stroke, and dementia make her an invaluable asset to our adult clients both at home and in rehabilitative facilities. She holds numerous licensures and credentials and has worked with a diverse array of patients across a wide variety of settings, including neonatal care, primary and secondary schools, inpatient and outpatient pediatric care, acute care, adult and geriatric inpatient rehabilitation, skilled nursing, assisted living, independent living, home health, and teletherapy. Areas of specialization include but are not limited to feeding dysfunction, speech and language disorders, fluency impairment, autism spectrum disorders, ADD/ADHD, Down syndrome, traumatic brain injury, vocal cord dysfunction, aphasia, visual neglect, anomia, and right hemisphere dysfunction. When Christina’s not helping everything run smoothly at TPL, she pursues her role as mentor and educator at the university level, serving as a graduate clinical supervisor and graduate guest lecturer.