August 7, 2022 by admin 0 Comments

Brianna S.

Brianna grew up near the coast of North Carolina in a town called Bath and relocated to Greenville, NC to attend East Carolina University. At ECU she earned both her undergraduate and graduate degree. She originally planned to pursue a career as a Child Life Specialist but soon discovered her passion for the field of communication sciences and disorders.

While attending ECU, Brianna gained hands-on clinical experience with the pediatric and adult populations in a variety of settings including ECU’s Speech-Language and Hearing Clinic, a Cleft Palate Imaging and Visualization Lab, local elementary schools, a private practice, and experience as a clinical fellow. Throughout these experiences, she’s had the opportunity to gain skills evaluation and providing treatment for a variety of communication diagnoses including language delays/disorders/articulation and phonological delays/disorders, fluency, autism spectrum disorder, dysarthria, feeding/swallowing disorders, and cognitive-communicative deficits resulting from traumatic brain injury, aphasia, dementia, and strokes. Brianna is very passionate about working with pediatric feeding and swallowing disorders and looks forward to growing in this field.

Apart from being a speech-language pathologist, Brianna’s favorite things to do are traveling to new places with family and friends, being out on the water, reading, and going to exercise classes.

June 14, 2022 by admin 0 Comments

Johna B.

Johna is originally from Ohio, where she received her degree as a speech-language pathologist from Kent State University. After working in a skilled nursing facility for a time, Johna decided to pick up and move to South Carolina! In SC, she worked in an elementary school, including three self-contained classrooms for students with Autism. Johna enjoys working with young children, communication devices, and conducting play-based therapy. In her free time, Johna likes reading, binge watching Harry Potter, cooking, and hanging out with her cat, Toonces.

February 10, 2022 by admin 0 Comments

Brianne P.

Bio coming soon.

June 16, 2021 by admin 0 Comments

Jane K.

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! 

May 27, 2021 by admin 0 Comments

Kate R.

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.

May 27, 2021 by admin 0 Comments

LeeAnne B.

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! 

May 26, 2021 by admin 0 Comments


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.

May 3, 2021 by admin 0 Comments


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!

April 26, 2021 by admin 0 Comments

Melissa F.

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.