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The Team

Michelle Layman, M.A., CCC-SLP

Owner, Lead Speech-Language Pathologist 

  Michelle Layman, MA, CCC-SLP has been a certified Speech/Language Pathologist for 26 years. 25 of those years have been with the pediatric population.  Michelle has worked with First Steps, Public Schools, Hospitals, and Outpatient Clinics.  She adores children and loves working with families.  It is important to Michelle that caregivers are a part of their child's therapy and know what their child is learning.  Having been a foster parent, an adoptive parent, a parent to 6 children, and a special needs parent, Michelle is able to pull from her experiences to better help families unlock their child's potential!  

Gabriella Boudra, M.A., CCC-SLP

Gabriella Boudra, M.A., CCC-SLP, is a 2021 graduate from Ball State University, where she earned her Master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology. She grew up in Perú, South America, and is fluent in both English and Spanish. She is passionate about bilingual and multilingual diagnosis and education, and helping bilingual or multilingual children navigate all their languages as they grow a love for their heritage. Gabriella enjoys spending time with friends and family, and traveling. She and her husband welcomed a baby daughter in February of 2023, she has been a blessing and joy in their lives. Gabriella looks forward to working with the children at Serenity helping them see their potential for communication, and that what they have to say matters.

Julia Coyne, BS, SLP


Sophia King, BS

  Sophia King is a 2023 graduate of Purdue University Fort Wayne. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders and is planning to attend graduate school sometime in the near future to earn her Master’s in Speech Language Pathology. In her free time, Sophia enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing with her dogs, and listening to live music. Her goal is to make a positive impact in each one of her clients’ lives while gaining experience here at Serenity!

Julia Coyne is a 2023 graduate from Purdue Fort Wayne. She earned a Bachelor's degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Her goal is to gain as much experience while at Serenity, before she goes to graduate school to earn her Master’s in Speech Language Pathology. She has always loved kids, and originally wanted to be an elementary school teacher, but switched because she wanted to focus more on one-on-one interactions instead of a classroom setting. Julia is dedicated to making each child’s experience here at Serenity encouraging, exciting, and most of all, beneficial to their development

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Elise Gillihan, Administrative Assistant, CBCS


Elise Gillihan has been working in the medical field since 2014 doing patient care for geriatric, psychiatric and intellectually and developmentally disabled adults. She is a 2022 graduate of Ivy Tech, where she earned her certificate in Outpatient Insurance Coding and then went on to become a Certified Billing and Coding Specialist. Elise is married with 5 children who, as you can imagine, keep her very busy. In her limited free time, she enjoys reading and watching crime shows. Though she works the back end of Serenity, Elise enjoys seeing and hearing each client thrive and graduate from their therapies. 

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