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I grew up in south Florida and went to Florida State for undergrad (go noles!). After I graduated, I moved up here to follow my family and completed my Master’s at UNC Greensboro. I love working with kids and helping them communicate. When I am not working, I love to take weekend trips to the mountains and hike with my dog, go thrifting, and travel. Pre-covid, I’ve traveled to 17 different countries!
Kate is originally from Cincinnati, OH. She received her Master’s Degree from Miami University of Ohio, where she taught American Sign Language to undergraduate students for her assistantship. She began her career in Nashville, TN at a pediatric private practice. There, Kate gained a lot of experience with Augmentative and Alternative Communication, as well as experience working with children with hearing loss. Outside of work, Kate loves to travel, be outdoors/go on hikes, hot yoga, and play volleyball.
Hi, I’m LeeAnne – I graduated from Appalachian State University with a Master of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders in 2013! I am a mom to 4 kids and a “Mimi” to 5! I LOVE sunny days, going new places, trying new foods and playing with new friends!
Maddie earned her undergraduate degree from East Tennessee State University (ETSU) in Early Childhood Education with a minor in communicative disorders. She went on to earn her Master’s in Speech-Language Pathology from ETSU as well.
During grad school, she was fortunate to be the peer mentor for first-year SLP students in ETSU’s Positive Eating Program. That expereience provided her with an entire year of learning about sensory feeding disorders and ARFID (Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder). She looks forward to growing her knowledge of feeding therapy at PAT.
In her free time, Maddie enjoys playing with her pup and collecting a disturbing amount of house plants.
Hi! My name is Sharda. I am a mom, a fiance, and an SLP originally from West Virginia. I earned my speech degree at Marshall University in 2011, “We are Marshall”, and I’ve been a practicing SLP since then. When I’m not working, I spend time with my little family here in N.C. or visit my big family in W.V. I am so excited to be working at PAT!
Melissa is a Charlotte native who graduated from App State with her master’s in speech pathology in 2015. Her specialty areas of interest include feeding, fluency, and apraxia, and her favorite thing about being a speech therapist is giving children a way to share their thoughts and feelings. In her free time, Melissa loves reading and spending time with her dog Penelope.
Ms. Heather earned her Master’s of Speech Pathology at App State University. In her free time, she enjoys going to the beach, spending time with her husband and two daughters.