Our Team

Drs. Katz and Pierson are joined by two exceptional clinicians, Karen Wasco, M.S., CCC-SLP, who joined our practice in June 2015, and Vanessa Howell, M.S., CCC-SLP, who has been with 3LI since March 2023. Joanne and Karen have a long history together beginning when Karen was a graduate intern under Joanne's leadership at UM. Karen was Joanne's "right-hand" on DyslexiaHelp, on which they worked together from the inception of the website. Back in 2010, while a graduate student at Bowling Green State University, Vanessa was one of Lauren's star graduate students - "smart as a whip and a gifted clinician." We are so fortunate to have Karen and Vanessa as part of the 3LI team.