Tia is a speech language pathologist and co-founder of Nutraphagia, a health and wellness company whose mission to bring joy, delight and care to everyone’s every day and the creator of the EAT Bar.
She completed her undergraduate training at the University of Iowa’s Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. She continued her graduate work at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois. She was fellowship trained at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. She returned to Rush University Medical Center as a clinical supervisor and lecturer for 5 years.
Throughout her 15 years of practice, Tia has provided patient care in the acute care hospital, out-patient, rehabilitation, day rehab, skilled and long term care facilities. Through her independent research of dysphagia products, she continued to see a discrepancy between the needs of her patients and the current offerings in the market. Tia is a member of the American Speech and Hearing Association and has received the ACE award for excellence in continuing education.