Lumberton Office:

 

Speech Pathologists

Office Staff  

Lee Anne Harling
Chief Operating Officer (COO)

I joined the Speech Solutions team in 2011. It is a pleasure to work with such a wonderful group and see first hand how their services to the communities they work in improve and enrich the lives of those with communication disorders. In my free time I enjoy living at Ocean Isle Beach with my husband and 2 fur babies Maxx and Jaxson, speeding time with family and friends and volunteering at animal rescues.
Kristi Britt
MS, CCC-SLP
Chief of Staff

B.S. Elementary Education – UNC-Pembroke
M.S. Speech-Language Pathology – Nova Southeastern University

I have been with Speech Solutions, Inc. since May 2007. I have served in various capacities during my time here. My current role is Chief of Staff and Speech-Language Pathologist. I earned my Masters degree in Speech Language Pathology from Nova Southeastern in 2016. I live in Lumberton with my husband, Tre' and our son, Drew.
Bertha Garcia
Administrative Asst.
Hispanic Interpreter

I have been working for Speech Solutions, Inc. since 2013. I love my office work, but my favorite part of my job is interacting with the clients while out interpreting. I have come to really like this profession and have considered going back to school to become a speech therapist! When I am not working, I enjoy going to concerts, amusement parks, and most importantly, spending time with my family.
Elizabeth Armstrong
Operations Assistant

I have been working for Speech Solutions, Inc. since 2008. I worked in the office for a while, decided to go to school to become an SLP-Assistant, worked as an SLP-Assistant for a few years and I have now decided to return to the office setting! I love being able to interact with the therapists and the clients! When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with time with niece and nephews, reading and going to the beach!
Summer Martin (1)
Support Personnel

I have been working for Speech Solutions, Inc. since 2016. I currently attend the University of North Carolina at Pembroke and I am majoring in Elementary Education. After I finish my with my undergrad, I plan on earning my Master's Degree in Speech. I love working with Speech Solutions because everyone excitingly welcomes you and it is easy to interact with everyone. In my free time I love to go shopping, go to the beach, and spend time with my family and friends!
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Allison Harrington
M.Ed.,
CCC-SLP/FOUNDER

For Bio See Founder
Susan Nurnberger
M.S., CCC-SLP

B.S. Communication Disorders & Sciences
M.S. Communication Disoders & Sciences

I have been an SLP since 1998. During those many years, I have primarily provided services in the elementary school setting. I am licensed in speech pathology in NC and I am certified by ASHA.
Kristin Cox
M.S., CCC-SLP

B.A. Child Development, Peace College
M.S. Communication Sciences and Disorders, East Carolina University.

I interned with Speech Solutions both during my undergraduate and graduate degrees and am thrilled to enter my career with this company. I have an interest in serving a variety of patients from babies to adults.I currently travel between Robeson and Columbus Counties. I am certified in Vital Stim but am quickly becoming an expert of IEPs!
Marilyn Bryan
M.Ed., CCC-SLP


B.A. Elementary Education - University of North Carolina at Pembroke
M.A. Early Childhood Education with certification in Reading - Appalachian State University
M.Ed. Communication Disorders - North Carolina Central University.

I currently work in the preschool setting. I taught school for over 30 years in Fairmont and have been a speech therapist since 1999. I was named North Carolina Teacher of the Year during my educational career.
Jackie Deese
M.Ed., CCC-SLP


B.A. Elementary Education - University of North Carolina at Pembroke
M.Ed. Communication Disorders - North Carolina Central University.

I taught third grade for 7 years before earning my Masters. I have been an SLP since 2001 and I am certified by ASHA.
Rhonda Chavis
M.Ed. CCC-SLP


B.A. Elementary Education - University of North Carolina at Pembroke
M.Ed. Communication Disorders - North Carolina Central University

I taught 1st grade for 8 years before receiving my Masters degree. I received my Masters degree in 2001. I currently work full-time for the Public Schools of Robeson County as an SLP at Piney Grove Elementary School. I am employed with Speech Solutions on a part-time basis. I love my work at SSI.
Alex Walters
M.Ed., CCC-SLP

B.A. Psychology – North Carolina State University
M.Ed. Speech Language Pathology – North Carolina Central University

I graduated from NCCU with my Masters of Education in Speech Language Pathology in 2013. My Bachelor’s degree is in Psychology from NC State University and plays an important role in my career as an SLP. I have experience working with preschool to adult aged population, but my heart is with elementary aged children. My husband, Adam, and I are nat
Jessica Horn
M.S., CCC-SLP

B.S. Communication Disorders
M.S. Speech-Language Pathology

I am a native of VA but I have lived in NC for 8 years. This is my seventh year working as a Speech
Language Pathologist and second year with Speech Solutions Inc. My heart is with the little ones – birth thru preschool. I have a great husband and 2 wonderful kids that keep me very busy outside of work.
Kristi Britt
MS, CCC-SLP

I have been with Speech Solutions, Inc. since May 2007. I have served in various capacities during my time here. My current role is Chief of Staff and Speech-Language Pathologist. I earned my Masters degree in Speech Language Pathology from Nova Southeastern in 2016. I live in Lumberton with my husband, Tre' and our son, Drew. We enjoy spending our time together as a family, traveling and helping others.
Allison McDowell
MS, CCC-SLP

I graduated from East Carolina University and just moved from Greenville, North Carolina to Columbus County. I have worked as a Speech-Language Pathologist in the public schools for 6 years. My experience ranges from preschool to middle school age children. When not working, I love spending time at the beach. I look forward to continuing to grow in my profession as I join the Speech Solutions team.
Lauren Woolsey
MA CCC-SLP

B.S. Anthropology, College of Charleston
M.A. Speech Pathology, South Carolina State University

I have been a Speech Pathologist since 2013. I love working with preschool and elementary aged children. I have a husband and a son who keep me very busy. In my free time I enjoy gardening, crocheting and nature photography.
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SLP - Assistants

 

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Kaitlyn Smith
SLP-Assistant

I’m Kaitlyn Smith and I recently graduated from FTCC as an SLP-Assistant. I truly believe I have found my calling in the speech world and plan to further my education. I’m 22 years old born & raised in Bladenboro, NC. I’ve been married to my husband Kyle for almost 2 years. We enjoy riding four-wheelers, hunting, the beach and the mountains. I’m looking forward to meeting new clients and working with SSI and their awesome employees as an SLP-Assistant.
Tabitha McNeill
SLP-Assistant

I graduated from Fayetteville Tech and I am originally from St. Pauls. I am a mother to 3 beautiful children, Gabrielle, 20, Keri, 19, Matthew, 19. I am also Gigi to 1 year old, Jasiah! I enjoy going to the beach, reading and spending time with my family!
Azalea Thomas
SLP-Assistant

During childhood I grew up in Prospect area which is about ten miles west of Pembroke. I currently reside in Pembroke with my husband three daughters and one son. I graduated from Fayetteville Technical Community College in 2001 and worked as a Speech Language Pathologist for 12 years. My favorite activities are working out and running with friends and family. I also love shopping and playing
volleyball when I get a chance. My family and I love spending time at the beach.
Tammy Davenport
SLP-Assistant

I am married to Evan Davenport. Allison is my supervisor. We serve Fairgrove Middle and Fairmont Middle. I love both of these sites; I can even walk to one! I enjoy decorating and spending time with friends and helping my son, Nick with his business in my off time.
Betty Locklear
SLP-Assistant


My name is Betty Locklear SLP-Assistant. I have had the opportunity to work with Speech Solutions for ten years. This has been one of the best experiences I have ever had. I love working with all ages, and learning new things. This job has given me the opportunity to widen my career with new ideals every day.
Tara Locklear
SLP-Assistant

I have been working as an SLP-Assistant since 2001. I serve clients in the Rowland area. I enjoy my time in Rowland. I have two daughters and love spending time with them.
Kay Barnes
SLP-Assistant

I have been working in the field of speech pathology since 1999 and with Speech Solutions, Inc. since 2005. I enjoy working with children as well as adults. When I am not working, I enjoy shopping for bargains that I share with all my closest friends. I enjoy traveling and painting as well. I have one daughter, Chelsea, who attends the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Law.
Kylie Locklear
SLP-Assistant

I became an SLP-Assistant in 2007. I am quiet to the public eye, but I really enjoy my one on one time with the children I serve. Nancy is my supervisor and is an inspiration to me. The people that I work with daily are very special to me. I have 2 beautiful daughters that keep me busy during my off time.
Kelsey Fann
SLP-Assistant


I graduated from FTCC in 2016 as a Speech and Language Pathologist Assistant. I am so beyond excited to be working with Hoke County Schools. I enjoy working with all ages, but my heart is with Elementary aged children. I married my Elementary School sweetheart Tate and we are blessed with our beautiful daughter Madelyn-Jane. My mission is to help children exceed their goals, and to be able to be great communicators. – Wherever life plants you bloom with grace.
Kelly Whitted
SLP-Assistant

I am a proud mother of two amazing girls. I have a 7 year old named Kinsley and a 1 year old named Makenna. I love spending time with my family and friends, shopping and reading books. I have a passion for working with kids. Kids are our future so it is my goal to help them reach their full potential."
Sherry Osuna
SLP-Assistant

I have been working for Speech Solutions for 7 years. I work in the public schools, day cares and I do home visits. I have two sons, one is stationed in Japan in the Army and the youngest is in high school. I love to spend time with my family and friends.
Tara Deese
SLP-Assistant

Hello, my name is Tara Deese. I graduated from Fayetteville Technical Community College in 2001 as a SLP-Assistant . I enjoy music, reading, and spending time with family and friends. Throughout my life I've learned joy lies in the simple things life has to offer and to not take anything for granted.
Margie Wilkins
SLP-Assistant

I graduated from Fayetteville Technical Community College May, 2013 and I was hired by Speech Solutions Inc. in Sept. 2013 as an SLP-Assistant to work at Magnolia School. Since then I have gained clients in homes and daycares. I work with articulation, language, and autism. I really enjoy my job. I really love my children and my Speech Solution Family. My Motto: Together We Stand, Divided We Fall.
Crystal Jones
SLP-Assistant

I have been an SLP-Assistant since 2009. I am married to Casson Jones and we are blessed with a baby boy named Nolan. He gave us a scare, but I love seeing him progress and grow; grow strong and healthy.
Jenna Sampson
SLP-Assistant

I graduated Fayetteville Technical Community College May 2010. I have been with Speech Solutions. I am married to my wonderful husband Joe of 5 years. God blessed with a precious baby girl on January 14,2015. Her name is Journei Berkley-Ann Sampson. I pray many blessings upon Speech Solutions and very thankful to be a part of a loving and successful group of ladies.
Misty English
SLP-Assistant

I am excited to begin working at Speech Solutions, Inc. I love working with children. I have been a SLP-Assistant since 2010. I feel what I do is important and makes a difference. I live in Lumberton with my husband, Brett. We have 4 children, 3 boys and 1 girl! We love to spend time outdoors, hunting and fishing. I also enjoy playing sports.
Sandra Riggins Branch
SLP-Assistant

My name is Sandra Branch from St. Pauls, N.C. I am married to Hugh Branch Jr. I have one son Nicholas and wife Brandi and two beautiful grandchildren, Harmoni and Nickolas. I took a break from Speech Therapy, obtained my CDL's and teamed with my husband driving 18 wheeler trucks nationwide. I enjoyed traveling, but my heart is in speech therapy doing my part to help make a difference in a child's life.
Elizabeth Sessions
SLP-Assistant

In 2014 I graduated from Fayetteville Tech as an SLP-Assistant and in 2016 I graduated from Utah State with a Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders and Deaf Education. I'm currently enrolled in the Master of Speech Language Pathology program at Nova Southeastern University. I live in Lumberton with my husband, Mark and our daughter, Harper. We enjoy spending time on our small farm, attending Hyde Park Baptist Church and enjoying summer days by the beach.
Summer Lennon
SLP-Assistant

I recently graduated from Fayetteville Tech as an SLP-Assistant. I have been married for 3 years now to my husband, Forrest, and we are going to be welcoming a baby girl named Salem in September. We reside in Bladenboro and enjoy going to the beach and the mountains regularly. I am SO excited to begin working with all the great people at Speech Solutions, INC and meeting all my clients.
Whitney Cummings
SLP-Assistant

I am a recent graduate of Fayetteville Technical Community College with an associate degree of Speech Language Pathology Assistant. I will be graduating from The University of North Carolina at Pembroke in the fall of 2020 with a bachelors in Sociology. I am so thankful for the opportunity to work for a wonderful company. In my free time, I like to shop, and spend time with my family and friends. I plan to attend grad school next fall to obtain my masters.
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Allison McDowell

MS, CCC-SLP I graduated from East Carolina University and just moved from Greenville, North Carolina to Columbus County. I have worked as a Speech-Language Pathologist in the public schools for 6 years. My experience ranges from preschool to middle school age children. When not working, I love spending time at the beach. I look forward to continuing to grow in my profession as I join the Speech Solutions team.