Erin Hays-Stephens

M.S., CCC-SLP

Co-Owner of Pediatric Speech and Language Services, Inc.

Erin is an ASHA certified Speech-Language Pathologist with special interests in working with clients who are deaf and hard-of-hearing, who have oral motor/feeding difficulties, and/or articulation and language disorders. She obtained her BS in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology from West Virginia University in 1998, and her MS in Speech-Language Pathology from Radford University in 2002. Erin joined Pediatric Speech and Language Services, Inc. in July 2003. Erin specializes in working with early intervention, preschool, and school-age clients in the Charlotte/Mecklenburg and Union County areas. She is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, AG Bell, NC AG Bell, and NCSHLA. Erin is trained in using Beckman Oral Motor Massages, Medical, Motor, and Behavioral Feeding Programs, Auditory/Verbal Techniques, sign language, and Cued Speech. Erin also serves as part of the team of the Carolina’s Center for Cleft Lip and Palate Surgery in Charlotte, doing speech screenings quarterly with the team. She works with UNC-Chapel Hill feeding team, as an outsource here in the Charlotte area for private feeding difficulties. Erin has experience working with breast feeding infants, lip/tongue tied clients, g-tube/ng tube clients, swallowing difficulties, and other behavioral feeding difficulties due to aversion and oral motor incoordination. Erin has a therapy space located at 400 N. Broome Street, Suite 303, Waxhaw, NC 28173 to see private clients.

Karen Jackson Parrish

M.ED., CCC-SLP LSLS Cert. AVT

Co-Owner of Pediatric Speech and Language Services, Inc.

Karen is an ASHA certified Speech-Language Pathologist with 37 years of experience. She started Pediatric Speech and Language Services, Inc. in the fall of 1993. She obtained her BS from Appalachian State University in 1978 and her M.Ed from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 1980. Karen was one of the founding members of NC AG Bell in 1993, a past president of NC AG Bell, and the first recipient of the NC AG Bell Daniel Ling award in 2004. Karen became a certified LSLS Auditory Verbal Therapist in 1997. Her specialty is working with children who have severe articulation and language delays from a variety of etiologies and with children who are deaf or hard-of-hearing. Karen has had the privilege of working in many settings: schools, clinics, and homes with children from infancy to high school. Karen can teach language to deaf children using sign language, Cued Speech, Oral and Auditory/Verbal therapies. She is committed to each child having access to the services needed to ensure effective linguistic development.

Emily R. Berry

M.A., CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT

Co-Owner of Pediatric Speech and Language Services, Inc.

Emily is an ASHA certified Speech-Language Pathologist with special interests in working with clients who are deaf and hard-of-hearing. She obtained her BS from Ithaca College in Teacher of the Speech and Hearing Handicapped in 1994 which included a teacher’s certificate, and her MA from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in Speech-Language Pathology in 1997. Emily joined Pediatric Speech and Language Services, Inc. as the first employee in 1997. Emily is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, AG Bell, and NC AG Bell. Emily became a LSLS Certified Auditory Verbal Therapist in 2009. Emily is fluent in American Sign Language and Cued Speech.

Allyson Gray

M.S., CCC-SLP

Allyson is an ASHA certified Speech-Language Pathologist with a special interest in working with the pediatric population who are deaf and hard-of-hearing. She graduated from the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education and a Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology. Allyson completed theAuditory-Verbal Therapy (AVT) specialization track during graduate school and has experience implementing the auditory-verbal principles to promote spoken language in a variety of settings. She loves learning alongside children of all ages and abilities, facilitating communication development through play, and working as a team with families. Allyson is new to the Charlotte area and moved to join the PSLS team!

Amanda Hawkins

M.A., CCC-SLP

Amanda is an ASHA certified Speech-Language Pathologist with special interests in Early Intervention and additional training in working with clients who are deaf and hard-of-hearing, implementing the Auditory-Verbal and auditory-based techniques to promote spoken language. Amanda attended the University of Akron in Ohio where she obtained her B.A. in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology with a minor in Child Development in 2011. She earned her M.A. in Speech-Language Pathology in 2013 and moved to NC to join the PSLS team!

Angie Creech

Teacher of the Deaf

Angie is a certified NC Teacher of the Hearing Impaired who specializes in teaching children who are hearing impaired and their parents have chosen the auditory-oral or auditory verbal philosophy. She obtained her BS in Deaf Education from University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 1999 and her M.A.T. in Early Childhood Education from Salem College in 2006. She has a license to teach B-K, preschool, Hearing Impaired K-12 and EC in language, math, social studies in grades K-6. Angie has taught in a variety of classroom settings and programs. She has taught in early intervention, the CCCDP preschool teacher, and public schools. She has helped train many language facilitators and teachers in language and vocabulary development and how to elicit these targets. Angie joined Pediatric Speech and Language Service in 2011. Angie lives in north Charlotte and works in schools throughout the Charlotte region. Angie is a member of Educators of the Deaf Association and AG Bell.

Anna Woodhouse

CF-CCC

Anna Woodhouse is a Speech-Language Pathologist Clinical Fellow (CF-CCC) based in Raleigh! She received her Bachelor’s from Auburn University (War Eagle!) with a minor is Spanish. She continued on to the Medical University of South Carolina to receive her Masters in Speech Language Pathology, with a focus on supporting children with hearing loss and their families. She is thrilled to be back in the triangle close to family and friends! Anna’s special interests include providing speech and language therapy to children in English and Spanish. She enjoys working with children with language delays, complex needs, AAC users, and children with hearing loss. Anna is passionate about supporting families to provide treatment that is accessible and family-centered. In her free time, Anna loves getting outside to explore nature, traveling across the globe, and hanging out with her forever puppy, Lily.

Ashley Seliquini

M.S., CCC-SLP

Ashley is an autistic ASHA certified Speech-Language Pathologist with special interests in working with clients who have pediatric feeding disorders, early intervention speech and language disorders, and young autistic children. Ashley received her BA in Latin from Wake Forest University in 2006 and her MS in Communication Sciences and Disorders from East Carolina University in 2012. She joined Pediatric Speech and Language Services, Inc. in March 2020. To date, she is the recipient of four ASHA Awards for Continuing Education (ACE). Ashley has trained with the UNC-Chapel Hill feeding team, and serves as an outsource in the Triad for clients requiring ongoing feeding therapy.

Ashley is also passionate about providing neurodiversity affirming therapy to her autistic clients and those with autistic characteristics. She is trained in gestalt language processing. Ashley believes that everyone has unlimited potential and communication occurs through a variety of means. It is her job as a neurodivergent SLP to help parents understand communication, play, and sensory differences in their children in order to help their children lead the happiest and most authentic lives possible.

Ashley Synan Willett

M.A., CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert AVT

Ashley is an ASHA certified Speech-Language Pathologist with special interests in working with clients who are deaf and hard-of-hearing to promote spoken language. She obtained her BS in Speech-Language Pathology in 2005 and her MA in Speech-Language Pathology in 2007 from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Ashley began her practicum work with Pediatric Speech and Language Services, Inc. in 2006 and then joined the company in the summer of 2007. She has worked with clients in several settings, including schools, daycares, preschools, and homes within many counties in NC. She can teach language to deaf children using sign language and Auditory/Verbal therapies. Ashley is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, AG Bell and NC AG Bell. She became a LSLS Certified Auditory Verbal Therapist in 2012. She moved to Atlanta, GA in 2021 and began working virtually with The Katherine Hamm Center at The Atlanta Speech School. Ashley has returned home to NC to once again join Pediatric Speech and Language Services, Inc. She is currently working on her Orton-Gillingham certification to help struggling readers of all ages, including those with dyslexia.

Audrey Womack

M.Ed., CCC-SLP

Audrey is an ASHA certified speech-language pathologist. She graduated from the University of North Carolina- Greensboro in 1984 with her Masters of Education in Speech-Language Pathology. She has experience working with adult CVA/TBI; pediatrics with speech and language delays, autism, CAPD, etc. She has worked in various settings including hospital outpatient, adult group homes, vocational rehabilitation facilities, adult assisted living facilities, and private practice. Audrey joined the PSLS team in April 2014 and serves the Greensboro area.

Caroline Forman

M.A., CCC-SLP

Caroline Forman is a North Carolina native who attended the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, where she earned her B.A. in Psychology. Caroline later obtained her M.A. in Speech Language Pathology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Following graduate school, Caroline relocated to Colorado where she worked with children in early intervention and private practice settings. Caroline has gained experience in the areas of articulation, apraxia, early intervention, sign language and both receptive and expressive language. Her passion is working with infants and toddlers and enjoys incorporating play and parent-coaching into her therapeutic framework. In her free time, Caroline enjoys hiking, listening to music, cooking, naps, and making others laugh.

Cassie Donsbach

M.S., CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert AVT

Cassie is a CCC-Speech-Language Pathologist and a Listening and Spoken Language Specialist. She has special interests in working with clients who are language delayed, deaf and hard of hearing, and children with Autism. Her interest in the field originated from childhood when her younger brother was diagnosed with bilateral sensorineural hearing loss and a language delay. He began therapy where he learned to use his hearing aids to listen and develop spoken language. Cassie was immediately involved in his therapy and has had a passion to partner with families and guide them on their journey ever since. Cassie obtained her BS and MS from Marshall University in West Virginia. She has experience providing services within the school system, at a preschool for the deaf and hard of hearing, within a clinic, and in the home setting. She has been serving children with various communication disorders, including hearing loss, autism, and language delays, within the home environment and school system. She strives for sessions with high parent involvement that keep kids engaged and motivated. She also has experience working with children with Autism and is trained in behavior management techniques. Cassie has experience with sign language and PECS. She started working with Pediatric Speech and Language Services in October 2017 and became a Certified Listening and Spoken Language Certified Auditory Verbal Therapists in 2021.

Chrissy Kramer

M.A, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert AVT

Chrissy is an ASHA certified Speech-Language Pathologist with over 25 years’ experience in working with children who are deaf and hard-of hearing, who have developmental delays, language delays and articulation disorders. She also has a special interest in working with children with apraxia of speech. She enjoys early intervention, giving families strategies to help their child be successful communicators. She graduated from Clarion University of Pennsylvania in 1996 with a master’s degree in Speech Pathology. She has worked in daycares, homes, public schools, Tennessee School for the Deaf and UNC. She was a part of an interdisciplinary evaluation team for nine years, evaluating children with multiple needs. She has had many opportunities to train therapists and speak at conferences in the areas of speech, language, listening and evaluating. She is skilled in working with children who require a visual mode of communication such as sign language or Cued Speech. She is also a Certified Listening and Spoken Language (LSLS) therapist. She lives in Raleigh with her husband and two teens.

Ciara McMillin

M.S., CF-SLP

Ciara is a certified Speech-Language Pathologist Clinical Fellow (CF-SLP). Ciara received her Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from James Madison University in May 2021 and received her Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Stony Brook University in May 2023. Ciara is originally from Long Island, NY and currently lives in Charlotte, NC. Ciara has a special interest in working with children who are deaf and hard of hearing of all ages and abilities. Ciara began her CF year at a school for the deaf in New York, where she used auditory-verbal techniques to promote spoken language. Ciara is proficient in American Sign Language. Ciara has experience working with clients of all ages in a variety of settings such as private practices, deaf schools, and clinics. She is passionate about working with families and caregivers to reach goals set for their children. Ciara is new to the Charlotte area and is very excited to join the PSLS team!

Elyse Rodriguez

M.A., CCC-SLP

Elyse is a Speech-Language Pathologist who has been working with PSLS since 2018. She has a special interest in working with autism from birth to school age. She obtained her BFA in Acting from Elon University in 2008 and an MA in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2018. Elyse spent her last semester of graduate school doing her clinical placement with PSLS and joined the team full-time upon her graduation. She also teaches drama to school-age children through Drama Kids of the Triad and participates in local theatre productions on stage. It is a future goal of Elyse’s to combine her passions of acting and speech into special needs theatre classes and productions.

Holly Vaughn

M.A., CF-SLP

Holly is a certified Speech-Language Pathologist Clinical Fellow (CF-SLP). Holly received her Masters degree in Speech Language Pathology from the University of North Carolina Greensboro. Holly’s passion for working with children and families blossomed during her time as co-owner and head instructor of Karate International of Elkin where she and her husband taught life skills and karate to children ages 3 and up. Holly has experience working with clients of all ages and families in a variety of settings (including; pre-school, elementary schools, therapeutic riding center, skilled nursing facility) with speech, language, cognition, swallowing, and more. Her passion is empowering families and clients to achieve their goals through individualized therapy. Holly is dedicated to volunteering as a therapy dog team with her pup Korra and has a love for reading.

Huili Wang

M.B.A., M.A., CCC-SLP

Huili Wang is an ASHA certified SLP. She obtained her B.A. in English and M.B.A in China. She has a M.A. in Communication Sciences and Disorders from University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG). Huili started working as an SLP for PSLS in 2019. In addition to working as a full-time therapist, Huili is working towards her doctorate in the field. Huili is a mom of a child with hearing loss. She has great passion for helping kids with hearing impairment and other communication disorders. In China, Huili served as a liaison between orphanages, the government and foster and adoptive families from around the world for 5 years. She has traveled to 30 European and Asian countries. Her first language is mandarin Chinese, and English is the second. She understands Cantonese as well.

Jenine Entwistle Viole

M.S.P., CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert AVT

Jenine Entwistle Viole is an ASHA certified Speech-Language Pathologist with special interests in working with clients who are deaf and hard-of- hearing to promote listening and spoken language development. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences from the University of Connecticut in 2014 and her Master of Speech Pathology from the University of South Carolina in 2016. She graduated as part of the Auditory-Verbal Therapy track program at USC. Jenine will be serving children and families in Winston-Salem and surrounding areas. Jenine is a certified Listening and Spoken Language Auditory-Verbal Therapist.

Jenna Durham

M.A., CF-SLP

Jenna is a certified Speech-Language Pathologist Clinical Fellow (CF-SLP). Jenna received her Bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders and a minor in Childhood Development from Appalachian State University in May of 2021. She recently graduated in May from North Carolina Central University with a Master’s Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Jenna has a passion for working with pediatrics and collaborating with families in order to provide individualized therapy to all of her clients. Jenna serves the Charlotte area.

Jessica Adams

M.A., CCC-SLP

Jess is an ASHA certified Speech-Language Pathologist. She graduated from Wake Forest University in 2009 with a BA in Chemistry and after pursuing different careers, she graduated with an MA in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2018. She has been practicing with PSLS since 2019. Jess has a special interest in early intervention and parent coaching. As a mom of two toddlers, she recognizes the importance of supporting and empowering parents as their child’s first and best teacher. Jess serves the Greensboro area or across the state via teletherapy.

Kara Richardson

M.A., CF-SLP

Kara is a certified Speech-Language Pathology Clinical Fellow (CF-SLP). Kara received her Bachelor’s Degree from Appalachian State University, where she also received a minor in Spanish. Kara received her Master’s Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from North Carolina Central University. Kara is originally from Greensboro, NC and currently lives in Raleigh, NC.

Kara’s special interests include working with autistic children, children with language delays, and AAC users. She specifically enjoys working with younger children in early intervention settings where she is able to collaborate with caregivers.

Kara is passionate about providing treatment that aligns with a neurodiversity- affirming and strengths-based approach to empower her clients and their families.

Karyn Sterling

Karyn Sterling

Teacher of the Deaf

Karyn is a Teacher of the Deaf specializing in auditory oral and auditory verbal philosophies. She obtained a BS in Education of Deaf Children, a BS in Early Childhood Education as well as a concentration in Auditory Oral Deaf Education from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro in 2005. Karyn has taught in both early intervention as well as the public school systems during the course of her career. Karyn joined the Pediatric Speech and Language Services team in 2016 and works part time in the Lake Norman area.

Kaylee Matthews

M.A., CF-SLP

Kaylee is a certified Speech-Language Pathologist Clinical Fellow (CF-SLP). Kaylee received her Bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Appalachian State University in December of 2020. She just graduated in May of 2023 from North Carolina Central University with a Masters Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Kaylee spent her last semester of graduate school doing her clinical placement with PSLS and just joined the team full-time to complete her clinical fellowship year. Her passion is working with toddlers and school-age kids.

Lisa Hollars

M.Ed. SLP-Assistant

Lisa is a board-certified Speech Language Pathologist Assistant and licensed educator with interests in Early Intervention and working with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder. After earning her Associate of Applied Science, Speech-Language Pathology Assistant in 2007 she earned her B.S in Elementary Education from Appalachian State University in 2013 and her M. Ed for Curriculum and Instructional Design from Concordia University in 2016.  Her passions have led to her gaining experience developing and implementing specialized instructional plans for a diverse population of students to promote language development, communication, behavioral and academic growth. She has received TEACCH training and has experience as a Registered Behavior Therapist utilizing Applied Behavior Analysis interventions. She is new to the area and is looking forward to joining the PSLS team.

Logan Mims

M.A., CCC-SLP

Logan is an ASHA certified Speech-Language Pathologist who received both her undergraduate degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders (2018) and graduate degree in Speech-Language Pathology (2020) from UNC-Greensboro. Logan has an interest in working with school-aged children with speech and language delays, fluency disorders, as well as deaf and hard of hearing clients. She strongly believes in providing engaging and individualized therapy services, while working closely with families to help promote functional communication skills at home and in the community. In her free time, Logan enjoys crafting, reading, and spending time with family and friends.

Makayla Jones

M.A., CCC-SLP

Makayla Jones is an ASHA certified speech-language pathologist. She obtained her B.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2016. She then obtained her M.A. in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2018. Her clinical experience includes working in a variety of settings, such as preschools, daycares, and homes, to provide individualized therapy to children in order to address expressive/receptive language delays and/or speech sound disorders. Makayla has a special interest in articulation disorders.

Marissa Chappell

M.S., CCC-SLP

Marissa is an ASHA certified Speech-Language Pathologist with specialized education in Aural Re/Habilitation for children who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing, and the improvement of early literacy outcomes for children who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Marissa received her Bachelor’s Degree from Western Washington University and her Master’s Degree in Speech Pathology from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Marissa specializes in multilingual intervention approaches for children of all ages, and she fluently uses English, Spanish, and American Sign Language.

Marissa’s special interests include working with children who are Deaf, DeafBlind, and Deaf with other complex communication needs, as well as working with children who use Augmentative and Alternative Communication.

Marissa is specifically passionate about providing neurodiversity-affirming care that encourages and empowers children to utilize their strengths to engage with the world. Marissa is committed to working with families to encourage them to feel like they are communicating naturally with their children, and she believes that all children are capable of communicating meaningfully and functionally with the world.

Stephanie Kane

Stephanie Kane

M.A., CCC-SLP

Stephanie is an ASHA certified Speech-Language Pathologist with special interests in working with clients who have Childhood Apraxia, Autism, and/or articulation and language disorders. She obtained her BA in Speech-Language Pathology at The Ohio State University in 1991, and her MA in Speech-Language Pathology at Michigan State University in 1993. Stephanie has experience working in the hospital setting, private clinics, and elementary schools. Stephanie joined Pediatric Speech and Language Services, Inc. in June 2024. Stephanie specializes in working with early intervention, preschool, and school-age clients in the Greensboro.

Terri Ramsey

M.Ed, CCC-SLP

Terri Ramsey received her education at The University of North Carolina and The University of Virginia and has worked as a speech language pathologist for the past 29 years, 27 of which were in higher education, largely at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Her interests include speech sound disorders and mentoring students. She has two young adult daughters. In her free time, she enjoys her time at A Special Blend coffee shop and pounding the trails of Hamilton Lakes with her lively pup, Holden.

Zori Vinson

Zori Vinson

M.A., CCC-SLP

Zori Vinson is an ASHA certified Speech-Language Pathologist. Zori’s passion for working with children began while tutoring and working in the public school system. She obtained both her bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Zori has gained clinical experience in the areas of early intervention, by using a caregiver-coaching approach to empower and incorporate caregivers during various routines during therapy; articulation/phonology; verbal apraxia; language disorders and pediatric feeding disorders. Zori has a special interest in working with clients with pediatric feeding disorders and speech sound disorders. She also has experience working with pediatrics with the following diagnoses: Down Syndrome, Autism, Neurological and Genetic Syndromes, Oral Dysphagia, GERD and Constipation.
Zori also seeks and discovers a way to help patients who are aversive/avoidant, stressed or unmotivated during mealtimes, by incorporating support from family, verbal praise, and fun reinforcers. Her philosophy is that feeding should be fun and safe. She has been professionally trained in using various skilled interventions such as spoon placement, oral motor/sensory strategies, non-stressful methods of introducing novel foods, gradual texture progression/gradations, and more. In her free time, Zori enjoys watching movies, eating at Chick-Fil-A, and spending time with family and friends.