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.

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.

Ashley Seliquini

M.S., CCC-SLP

Ashley is an ASHA certified Speech-Language Pathologist with special interests in working with clients who have pediatric feeding disorders and early intervention speech and language disorders. 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. Ashley is trained in using Beckman Oral Motor Assessment and Intervention, as well as Medical, Motor, and Behavioral Feeding Program. To date, she is the recipient of two ASHA Awards for Continuing Education (ACE). Ashley has trained with the UNC-Chapel Hill feeding team, serves as an outsource in the Greensboro and Randolph County areas for clients requiring ongoing feeding therapy. She offers a monthly feeding workshop with a local OT as sponsored by The STAR: Supported Therapies and Recreation and the Down Syndrome Network of Greater Greensboro.

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.

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.

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.

Erin Hays-Stephens

M.S., CCC-SLP

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.

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.

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.

Kendal Ritchie

M.A., CCC-SLP

Kendal is an ASHA certified Speech-Language Pathologist with special interests in working with children with apraxia and developmental language delays. She obtained her bachelor’s in communication studies from UNC Charlotte. After working in the healthcare industry for a couple of years, she decided to further her education to pursue her passion for working with children. She continued on to get a second bachelor’s degree from Appalachian State University and a master’s degree from UNC Greensboro, both in communication sciences and disorders. She currently resides in Cabarrus county and serves the Charlotte/Mecklenburg and Cabarrus county areas.

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.

Marrisa Badge

CF-SLP

Marissa is a certified Speech-Language Pathology Clinical Fellow (CF-SLP) 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.

Milca Bellegarde

M.A., CCC-SLP

Milca Bellegarde is an ASHA certified speech-language pathologist. She obtained her B.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders with a minor in French from The Florida State University in 2012. After teaching for two years, she attended The University of North Carolina-Greensboro and obtained her M.A. in Speech and Language Pathology in 2016. Her clinical experience includes working with children with a variety impairments such as expressive/receptive language delays, speech sound disorders, stuttering and autism. Milca has also served children with augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) needs. Since 2015, Milca has spent several hours over the summers volunteering as a SLP in her native country, Haiti. She is energetic, and cherishes working with children and their families to provide therapy that meets her clients’ individual needs. Milca is also fluent in Haitian Creole.

Wendi McMillan

M.Ed., CCC-SLP

Wendi McMillan is an ASHA certified Speech-Language Pathologist with 26 years of experience. Wendi received her Master’s degree in SLP at UNC-Greensboro and her undergraduate in Speech Pathology and Audiology at Southeastern Louisiana University. Wendi has had the privilege of working as an SLP in a variety of settings, including private practice and public schools with all ages. She has specialized training in the areas of augmentative communication and mainly works with children with significant disabilities. Wendi is also the co-founder of Camp REACH, a summer camp in Guilford County for children and young adults with Augmentative Communication needs. She is the past president and Honors Recipient of the NC Augmentative Communication Association. She joined PSLS in September 2015.

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.

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.

Bailey Clay

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

Bailey is an ASHA certified Speech-Language Pathologist and a Certified Listening and Spoken Language Specialist (Cert. AVT).  Bailey has special interests in working with children who are deaf and hard-of-hearing and children in early intervention for language and speech delays. She also enjoys treating school age children through fun literacy-based intervention.  Bailey is passionate about helping families reach the goals they set for their children. She strives to work with parents and caretakers as a team to make the therapy process fun and collaborative!  Bailey is also passionate about collaborating with all providers on the family’s team to achieve the best outcomes.

Bailey has practiced speech-language pathology since 2013 and has specialized in working with children with hearing loss since 2015. She has experience working with children with hearing loss, language and speech delays and disorders, autism spectrum disorder, feeding delays, and augmentative and alternative communication.  She is a member of the American Speech-Language Pathology Association and A.G. Bell. Bailey attended Marshall University where she obtained her bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in communication disorders and minored in education and psychology.