For Leslie A. Londer
, speech therapy has always been more than just a career - it's a passion.With a Master's degree in speech-language pathology from Columbia University Leslie
, a company providing speech therapy services, in 1978.As founder and CEO of InSpeech, Inc., Leslie watched her company grow to over 350 employees with operations in 14 states.
was not just another "speech therapy group."Carrying her
passion to the next level and believing the "gift of speech is priceless", Leslie
developed a model for speech service provision that revolutionized the field of contract speech therapy.In 1983, INC.Magazine recognized InSpeech
as one of the top 500 privately held, fastest growing companies in the United States for 3 consecutive years.Realizing significant company growth and profitability, InSpeech
was sold to NovaCare and taken public the same year on the NYSE
.Leslie is an American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) certified Speech-Language Pathologist.Continuing her passion for the field of speech, Leslie started a scholarship program with the ASHA Foundation; "The InSpeech Student Graduate Scholarship Programs" giving deserving students an opportunity for an education.
This program reflects Leslie's philosophy, that communication is the essence of life, of who we are and how we impact others.Leslie
understands firsthand what it means to reach our "human potential", faced with health challenges of her
own, but despite this and consistent with her
has continued to serve the community by consulting, teaching and giving motivational workshops.
Enter the New Millennium - Leslie's unbridled passion continued.In 2003, realizing her
continued desire to help others speak, recognizing the need for speech therapy in the schools and consistent with a history of bringing innovation to the field of speech, Leslie
began a "new" InSpeech
focused on serving children in Arizona.