Nicole Townley Williams, SLP
Nicole received her bachelor's and master's degrees from Louisiana State University and holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA).
Prior to working as an SLP, Nicole served 11 years in the Louisiana Army National Guard as an Engineer Officer and served as a Maintenance Officer with the 769th Engineer Battalion during Operation Enduring Freedom.
She has experience working with pediatrics and adults in a variety of settings, which includes schools, daycare centers, homes, skilled nursing facilities, hospitals, and rehabilitation centers. Nicole has a strong interest in cognition, voice, aphasia, and swallowing disorders. She keeps knowledegable of the latest developments in the field of speech language pathology by attending conferences and workshops to further her professional expertise.
Nicole holds the following certifications: Vital Stim, DPNS, Interactive Metronome, LSVT: LOUD, and FEES (Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing).
Kristi Miranda, LCSW
Kristi Miranda is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). She received her undergraduate degree in Social Work from Southeastern Louisiana University in 1994 & her master’s degree in Social Work from Louisiana State University in 1996.
She has experience working with children & families, at a rape crisis program, with dual diagnosis patients, and in both in-patient and out-patient psychiatric settings. More recently, she worked as an outpatient therapist with patients receiving Suboxone treatment in Prairieville, La. This included working with the physician, the patient's family and with their employers if applicable.
At Excel Rehabilitation Services, Kristi functions in multiple roles. She is primarily the community liaison, meeting with the public and other medical professionals regarding the benefits of Physical and Speech Therapy and about Excel Rehab’s services in particular.
Kristi also helps run the day to day operations, maintains social media for the practice and performs the billing duties. As a Social Worker, Kristi likes to keep the patients informed regarding resources in the community that benefit their patients’ overall well being. She maintains a Resource Center at the clinic to help make these resources readily available. She also has a board specific to Veterans Resources. In January 2019, she established AMPEDUP, their amputee support group.