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Marilee Fini


Marilee Fini, MA , CCC -SLP, is a practicing speech pathologist for 21 years and has been running her own private practice, MLF Speech Therapy in Cleveland, OH, for the last 15 years. In her practice, she primarily works with children and adults who stutter. Marilee was awarded the “Annie Glenn National Leadership Award - Best Practices in Speech-Language Pathology” given to her by The Ohio State University Department of Speech and Hearing Services in recognition for excellence in leadership in the field of Speech Pathology and dedication to individuals who stutter.

In addition, Marilee serves as an Adjunct Professor at South University and Lakeland College where she teaches public speaking courses. Marilee has been a professional speaker for over 15 years and has traveled across the U.S., presenting to many diverse audiences on stuttering. Marilee sheds a unique light on the subject of stuttering since she has spent most of her life dealing with her own stuttering. Throughout her journey, she has faced many situations which she deemed as “IMPOSSIBLE” but was able to overcome them through hard work, dedication and faith.

“As a child who severely stuttered, I never dreamed that I would be a Speech Pathologist, professional speaker and professor teaching public speaking courses… it is possible because I am a living testimonial of it!” –Marilee Fini, MA , CCC-SLP

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Marilee Fini maintains a private practice. She is an adjunct professor at Lakeland Community
College and South University. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-Financial: Marilee Fini is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.