Duluth, Minn. – The president and CEO of Minnesota Masonic Charities (MMC), Eric Neetenbeek, announced today that Nicole Lampi will take over the role of director of the Scottish Rite Clinic for Childhood Language Disorders in Duluth. MMC acquired the Clinic last January.
A licensed speech-language pathologist, Lampi comes to the Clinic after serving as manager of pediatric rehabilitation for Essentia Health-Polinsky Medical Rehabilitation. She holds a Master of Arts degree in communication sciences and disorders and a Bachelor of Applied Science degree, both from University of Minnesota-Duluth.
“Niki is a highly qualified professional with a real passion for treating children with communication disorders,” said Neetenbeek. “She is a great addition to our clinic and will be instrumental in continuing the high quality of services the clinic has provided for almost three decades.”
Lampi replaces Carol Roberts, who led the efforts of the clinic for 27 years and will retire in June. The Scottish Rite Clinic has helped countless families unlock the world of communication for their children since 1990. Reasons for language delays are varied, ranging from hearing impairment and cognitive delays to motor disorders and Autism Spectrum Disorder. The clinic does not charge for services, easing the burden on families and caregivers so that their focus can be on helping their child’s development. The integration to a Minnesota Masonic charity secures the clinic’s ability to provide critical interventions and remediation in perpetuity with the goal of expanding operations.