Meet Our Therapists
The Speech Center was established by Erin Nitz and Kendra Potsubay, two Speech-Language Pathologists who met while working together in a skilled nursing facility. They quickly discovered their similar philosophies for effective treatment and shared passion for all aspects of speech and language pathology. Together, they built their dream of creating a private practice to service the Tampa Bay area with cutting-edge therapy techniques proven to be effective.
Erin Nitz, MS, CCC-SLP
Erin is a Florida native – growing up in Sebring, FL. She then attended and graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education. After teaching in both the public and private school systems for five years, Erin decided to continue her education and pursue a career in Speech-Language Pathology. Erin moved to Tampa in 2009 and obtained a Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Nova Southeastern University. Along with experience working with adolescents in the school setting as a teacher, Erin also has experience working in a pediatric private practice. In addition, Erin has worked for several years in skilled nursing facilities with the adult and geriatric population. She is licensed as a Speech-Language Pathologist by the Florida Department of Health, as well as earned her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
Kendra Potsubay, MS, CCC-SLP
Kendra is originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where she attended and graduated from Clarion University of Pennsylvania with a Master of Science Degree in Speech-Language Pathology. During her time at Clarion University of Pennsylvania, Kendra graduated at the top of her class and was involved with numerous pediatric and adolescent based research projects, including developing and leading a summer speech and language based camp with a theatrical approach. Professionally, Kendra has obtained extensive experience with the pediatric/adolescence population in both the outpatient and home based settings. She has also gained years of experience with the geriatric population in the skilled nursing and home based settings. Kendra is a licensed Florida Department of Health Speech-Language Pathologist. She has obtained and maintained her national Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).
Alex Maida, BS, SLP-A
Alex was born and raised in Tampa, Florida. She graduated from the University of South Florida with a Bachelors Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders with a concentration in Language, Speech, and Hearing. Alex is a licensed Speech Language Pathologist Assistant. She is also dance instructor at Tampa Gymnastic and Dance. She has worked with elementary through high school aged children for over five years. Alex has also completed training specifically in the area of Autism Spectrum Disorders through the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD). She also participates with various volunteer work – her favorite being Voices of Hope for Aphasia. Alex is planning to continue her education with a Masters Degree in Speech-Language Pathology.