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Lee Anne HarlingChief 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.
Lannee McKeithanOffice Manager
I have been working with the public for 19+ years; my last year was with another speech and language company. I have enjoyed watching the children learn and grow. I live in Tar Heel, NC with my husband, John. We have a small farm with cows and a sheep named Miss Robbie. I love to work in the garden and love to hunt and fish.
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Kristin CoxM.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.
B.S. Communication Disorders
M.Ed., Communication Disorder
I have been working with Speech Solutions, Inc. since 2005. Outside of work, life is busy with both girls, Megan and Anna Kate in high school and our son Cameron in middle school. We enjoy watching them participate in their church ,school, and community activities. De and I celebrated our 20 th anniversary in April. We are truly blessed!!
Teresa HardeeM.S., CCC-SLP
B.S. Speech Language Pathology
M. Ed., Communication Disorders
I worked as an SLP in the Bladen County Schools for 31 years. After retiring I continued my career in the private practice arena. I joined Speech Solutions Inc. in 2015. I am married to Daryl Hardee and am the mother of two adult children Jessica and Adam. I am also the mother of one special, deaf/blind Australian Sheppard named Keller. We live at White Lake where we foster animals.
Sandra PickettM.S., CCC-SLP
B.A. Communication Disorders, UNC-Greensboro
M.S. Communication Sciences and Disorders, North Carolina Central University
I am a native of Bladenboro, NC and I am still a resident there. I am a widow. I have been practicing SLP for 39 years. I worked for Bladen County Schools for 30 years before moving to the private setting. I obtained my undergraduate degree from UNC-Greensboro and my Masters degree from North Carolina Central University.
Chassie StricklandM.S., CCC-SLP
B.S., Speech Language Pathology, East Carolina University
M.S., Speech Language Pathology, Appalachian State University
I am a North Carolina native and love being a Speech Language Pathologist! Since graduation, I have worked in a variety of setting including schools, skilled nursing facilities, daycares, homes and in clinic settings. I joined the Speech Solution's Inc. family in 2016. My husband, Walt, and I reside in Whiteville.
Alison CarrollM.A., CCC-SLP
B.S. Communication Sciences and Disorders, East Carolina University
M.A. Speech Pathology, Appalachian State University
I graduated from ECU in 2006 with anUndergraduate Degree in Communication Sciences & Disorders and Appalachian State University with a Masters in Speech Pathology in 2008. I have worked in the school system, homes, daycares & the clinical setting since becoming an SLP. My husband Cley and I reside in Bladenboro and have two beautiful children.
I am from Whiteville and graduated from Whiteville High School. I attended Peace College in Raleigh, earning my associates degree. I transferred to NC State University where I was on their Dance Team, placing 2nd in the nation in 2001. Go Pack! I then went on to NC Central University, earning my Masters in Education in Speech Language Pathology, graduating in 2003. I like to exercise, paint, watch Law and Order SVU, travel and dance.
Nicole MonroeM.S., CCC-SLP
B.A., English, East Carolina University
M.S., Communication Science and Disorders, East Carolina University
I enjoy working with both pediatric and adult populations. I speak fluent Spanish and consider it a privilege to serve the local Hispanic community. I taught English as a second language for several years before returning to East Carolina University to complete my master's degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders.
Danielle DucsayM.Ed., CCC-SLP
B.S. Early Childhood Education - Miami University
M.Ed. Communication Disorders - North Carolina Central University
Danielle is a former teacher turned SLP. She became interested in speech therapy while she was babysitting Allison’s son Seth. She is from Ohio but loves the Southern weather. She currently serves school age children in Robeson County and works with adults in Cumberland County.
Jessica HughesMCD, CCC-SLP
I grew up in the Western Prong Community located in Whiteville, NC. I graduated from North Carolina State University in 2007 with an Undergraduate Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders and a Masters in Communication Disorders from University of South Carolina in 2010. I have worked in the hospital, nursing home, daycare, school system, and clinical settings over the course of my carrier. I consider myself a pediatric speech therapist.
Allison McDowellMS, 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.
SLP - Assistants
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I live in Bladen County with my sweet husband, Stumpy and my little boy, Tucker that is 8 years old. We have 2 dogs (Dixie and Spot) which Tucker considers his brother and sister! We love spending time together, traveling, and enjoying the summers at our lake camper.
Mary Ann FreemanSLP-Assistant
I graduated from Fayetteville Tech in May 2005 as a Speech Language Pathologist Assistant. I am married to Neal Freeman. I have two sons Jakob 13 and Connor 10, and a step-daughter Karly 10. We live in Bolton and attend New Hope Baptist Church in Buckhead.
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.
Hello everyone! My name is Caroline Wells and I'm 28 years old and I'm from Bladenboro NC. I grauated from FTCC in 2011 as an SLPA and I love my job! I enjoy the school environment and have met so many new faces and friends over the last 5 years. Excited to meet all my new coworkers and look forward to a new beginning with Speech Solutions!!
I graduated from Fayetteville Tech as an SLP-Assistant in 2014. I have always enjoyed working with children whether it be in daycares or in the public schools. I live in Lumberton with my husband, Jason and our two children, Kylie and Brady. I enjoy listening to music, watching my kids play softball/baseball, and spending time with my family at the beach.
Sandra Riggins BranchSLP-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.
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.
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.