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Mission

Untapped margins filled with opportunity can be found at the place where people, education, and their health converge. Unique personal experiences combined with my professional background have provided me with new insights and skills for supporting my mission. I am looking for a team that is passionate about exploring data-driven options, communication, and processes for reducing the burdens and improving outcomes for patients, caregivers, practitioners, and their communities facing complex and chronic health conditions. 

Professional Activities

  • Presented at the 2013 National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Conference in Washington DC –“Boost Communication: An SLP shares Brain-Based Techniques to Enhance Communication Skills”.
  • Presented at the 2014 Appalachian Association for the Education of Young Children (AAEYC) Head to Toe Infant Toddler Institute in Blountville TN –“Boost Communication: Tips from a Speech-Language Pathologist”.
  • Recognized as an "Irreplaceable Teacher" by the TN State Department of Education. 
  • Presented at the 2009 Tennessee Board of Education Special Education Conference in Nashville TN- “RTI: Response to Intervention or Road to Insanity?” regarding implementation of a data-driven general education-based intervention for speech and language delays.
  • Developed and wrote the manual for the “Response to Intervention: Guidelines for SLPs” in Jefferson County Schools in 2008-2009

Work Experience

20172017

Research Assistant

Promethean Foundation-Union City TN

Assisting with processing data related to early childhood education in a program working to minimize adverse childhood experiences by providing high-quality early childcare and training to at-risk children and their caregivers.

20172017

Clinical Research Analyst

Utilize Health-Nashville TN

Dynamic internship project with a healthcare technology startup and complex care coordination company focusing on neurorehabilitation, strategy, and patient engagement in health care today.

20152016

Speech-Language Pathologist

Speech Pathology Services of East TN-Maryville TN

Providing direct and indirect supervision of team members while also providing direct therapeutic services in a patient-centered environment while maintaining excellent communication with all stakeholders and families while adapting quickly to new patients, teams, contracts, and settings.

20142015

Speech-Language Pathologist

Caring Communications - Sevierville, TN
20052014

Speech-Language Pathologist

Jefferson County Schools - Dandridge, TN
20032005

Speech-Language Pathologist

Speech Pathology Services of East Tennessee- Maryville, TN
20012002

Speech-Language Pathologist

Madison County School District - Flora, MS

Provided speech therapy services in multiple K-12 schools.

20002001

Speech-Language Pathologist

Morgan Therapy Services - Florence, MS

Provided diagnostic and therapeutic services in a Headstart program.

20002000

Speech-Language Pathologist

Enhanced Care Solutions - Magee, MS

Therapeutic services provided in multiple skilled nursing facilities.

19992000

Graduate Assistant 

Methodist LeBonheur Children's Hospital - Memphis, TN

Practicum related to acute inpatient and outpatient services with emphasis in feeding/swallowing disorders in the pediatric Feeding Clinic.

19981999

TN Infant Parent Services-Parent Advisor

Tennessee Early Intervention Services - Memphis, TN

Grant program to provide in-home support and services for families and children with special needs.

19971998

Speech Therapist

Desoto County Schools - Hernando, MS 

Education

19982000

Master of Arts 

University of Memphis - Memphis, TN

Speech Pathology

19931997

Bachelor of Arts, Magna Cum Laude

University of Southern Mississippi - Hattiesburg, MS

Speech and Hearing Sciences

19891993

High School Diploma with Honors

Union City High School - Union City, TN

Current Certifications and Licenses

20012017

Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology

American Speech-Language and Hearing Association
20032019

Health License in Speech Pathology

State of TN Division of Health Related Boards
20102020

Professional School Service Personnel

State of TN Department of Education
20162018

BLS Provider

American Heart Association

Skills

Team Management 

Provides positive and supportive supervision and mentorship for staff, teaching assistants, clinical fellows, and students .

Communication

Excellent communication and sensitivity with families and other stakeholders from diverse backgrounds and cultures.

Evaluation & Treatment

Familiarity with a wide variety of diagnostic and treatment tools for all ages.

Therapy

Uses data collection, technical applications, and evidence-based practices to guide treatment decisions.

Referrals

Makes appropriate referrals to other professionals while maintaining positive and effective relations with providers and their staff.

Administration

Prepares prompt reports while coordinating team member skills to support a harmonious and efficient work environment.