Speech Therapy Team

Roland Juarez CCC-SLP

Speech and Language Pathologist

Roland Juarez is one of our Speech-Language Pathologists. He has worked in the field since 2008 as a SLPA and graduated with his Master’s degree in 2011 from Loma Linda University. He specializes in school-based speech pathology with a variety of populations and loves every minute of it! Roland also serves on CSHA’s District-10 Nominations Committee, which recognizes outstanding clinicians and programs in the field of Speech Pathology. When not working with RUSD or at the clinic, you can find him on the dance floor. He teaches salsa with his wife every Friday night in downtown Riverside. Roland is currently working on choreography for San Bernardino’s Assistance League’s Headdress Ball, which takes place in April.


Bree King CCC-SLP

Speech and Language Pathologist

Bree comes to us from the school setting where she worked with various populations for 4 years. She graduated from Loma Linda University in 2014 where she earned her Masters of Science in Communication Sciences & Disorders. She has a profound passion to work with kids with special needs and help kiddos communicate and socialize. She has a background in recreational riding and barrel racing and loves the idea of combining horses with Speech Therapy. She is very excited for this new adventure and couldn’t be happier to be apart of the Leaps & Bounds team!


Pam Tomassene SLPA

Speech and Language Pathology Assistant

Pamela Tomassene is a licensed SLPA, she joined the Leaps and Bounds family in July 2016. She has two Bachelor degrees, one in Psychology from Santa Clara University, and the second in Communication Disorders, from California State University-Fullerton.  She previously worked as a Flight Attendant for United Airlines, and as an ABA therapist for children with Autism.  She has a passion to help others and has volunteered extensively for various organizations, including the Leaps & Bounds ranch. She is excited for the opportunity to be part of the Leaps & Bounds organization, and looks forward to helping a lot of children.  When not working or volunteering, she enjoys spending time with her family on their adventures of snow skiing, scuba diving or riding horses around Norco.

Breanna Gonzalez SLPA

Speech and Language Pathology Assistant

Breanna is one of our licensed SLPAs. She graduated from California Baptist University with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders, and started Loma Linda University’s Master’s of Occupational Therapy program in June 2015. Breanna volunteered at the Leaps ranch in early 2016 and joined the team in August. She is passionate about helping people with special needs and previously volunteered at a children’s hospital and rehabilitation facility helping adults with neurological disorders. During her free time, Breanna enjoys spending time with her family, baking, hiking, and backpacking.