The Hearing and Speech Center Board

Speech-Language Pathologists

AbigailBrandtAbigail Brandt, M.S., CCC-SLP

Abby Brandt is a Speech-Language Pathologist specializing in autism, working to complete her clinical fellowship year.

Education:
B.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the Pennsylvania State University
M.A. in Speech-Language Pathology from The George Washington University

Certifications:
Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)

Little-Known fact(s):
In my free time, I enjoy exploring flea markets and trying new restaurants!

 


 

LisaByankLisa Byank, M.S., CCC-SLP

Lisa Byank is a pediatric speech language pathologist who works with individuals who stutter, school-age language delays/disorders, and early intervention.

Education:
B.A. with a dual major in Human Development & Communication from Boston College and The George Washington University in Speech Language Pathology
M.S. in Speech Language Pathology from Howard University

Certifications:
Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)

Little-Known fact(s):
In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her son and family, as well as maintaining an active lifestyle through yoga, swimming, cycling and other sports.

 


 

LaShundraCollinsLaShundra Collins, M.S., CCC-SLP

LaShundra Collins has been a member of the Children’s National Health System’s Children’s Speech and Hearing Department for the past eleven years.  She provides contractual services for the families and students in the District of Columbia Public Schools. Primarily, she works with children with Autism.

Education:
B.A. Hampton University
M.S. Howard University

Certifications:
Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology, American Speech-language-Hearing Association (ASHA)

Little-Known fact(s):
LaShundra is a people person who enjoys interacting and humbly serving others which is demonstrated in all of her international mission-based endeavors.

 


 

MauraCollinsMaura Collins, M.S., CCC-SLP

Maura Collins is a Speech-Language Pathologist at Children’s National Medical Center. She specialized in dysphagia evaluation and management. She is a member or the Aerodigestive clinic. Maura has completed training in Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES) and is a certified Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT) clinician.

Education:
B.A. Nazareth College of Rochester
M.S. Loyola University

Certifications:
Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)

 


 

AnnaGonzalezAnna Gonzalez, M.S., CCC-SLP

Anna Gonzalez is a Bilingual Speech Language Pathologist who works with children through the DC Public School System as contracted with The Division of Hearing and Speech.

Education:
M.S. from Duquesne University

Certifications:
Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)

Little-Known fact(s):
I secretly like to watch Disney/Pixar movies.

 


 

MarshaHarrisMarsha Harris, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Marsha Harris is an SLP who specializes in working with children on the Autism Spectrum and preschool and school aged children who have core and higher-order language difficulties that impact academic performance.

Education:
B.S. in Speech and Hearing and a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Houston
M.S. in Communication Disorders from Southern Methodist University
Ph.D. in Communication Disorders from University of Texas at Dallas

Certifications:
Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)

Little-Known fact(s):
In free time, I like to read, take walks, and travel.

 


 

LawrenceHouseLawrence House, M.S., CCC-SLP

Larry House has worked at The Division of Hearing and Speech at the Scottish Rite Center for over nine years.

Education:
B.S. in Speech-Language Pathology Buffalo State College
M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology from University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Certifications:
Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)

Little-Known fact(s):
I root for NY professional sports teams.

 


 

DebraAndersonJohnsonDebra Anderson Johnson, M.S., CCC-SLP

Debra Anderson Johnson works as a speech-language pathologist with preferences for articulation, adolescent language, children with hearing impairments/cochlear implants, stuttering, and child language.

Education:
M.S. from Howard University
B.A. from Towson University

Certifications:
Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)

Little-Known fact(s):
In my spare time, I enjoy watching HGTV, attending jazz concerts, and visiting with close friends.

 


 

RoseLeeRose Lee, M.S., CCC-SLP

Rose Lee is a speech language pathologist specializing in craniofacial anomalies, feeding and swallowing disorders, and aural rehabilitation for cochlear implant recipients.

Education:
B.S. from Northwestern University
M.S. from Northwestern University

Certifications:
Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)

Little-Known fact(s):
Rose has a dog named Bennie and a horse named Zip.

 


 

DanielaMisriDaniela Misri , M.S., CCC-SLP

Daniela Misri has been working at Children’s National for 24 years as a trilingual speech-language pathologist (SLP), specializes in working with children with communication disorders.

Education:
B.A. in Speech Language Pathology and Audiology from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
M.A in speech and language pathology from The George Washington University in Washington, DC

Certifications:
Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)

Little-Known fact(s):
I enjoy traveling to new places and learning about different cultures. I love learning to cook different foods from around the world and adding my own twist on these traditional recipes. I love to dance and listen to music. Though I speak four languages, I’m always open and eager to learn more!

 


 

StephanieNixonStephanie M. Nixon, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Dr. Nixon is a speech-language pathologist specializing in reading, language, and articulation/phonology. She works with children who have reading disorders (e.g. dyslexia), higher order language disorders, pragmatic language disorders, and articulation/phonological disorders.

Education:
B.A. in Speech and Hearing Sciences from University of North Texas
M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology at Arizona State University with a thesis on ADHD and distraction
Ph.D. in Speech and Hearing Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh with a focus on how people process written and spoken information.

Certifications:
Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)

Little-Known fact(s):
Dr. Nixon loves to read, do Zumba, go to Disneyworld, and relax with her kitties.

 


 

CarolynNoelkeCarolyn Noelke, M.A., CCC-SLP

Carolyn Noelke has been a member of the Speech and Language team at The Hearing and Speech Center Board since February 2014. Carolyn developed a love of working with children during her time at Easter Seals and St. Coletta Special Education Public Charter School—both in Washington, DC. She specializes in treating children with intellectual disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), and voice disorders.

Education:
B.A. in Communication Sciences and Disorders
M.A. in Speech-Language Pathology from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Certifications:
Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology, American Speech –Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)

Little-Known fact(s):
When Carolyn isn’t at the hospital, you can find her drinking coffee, eating chocolate croissants, and petting every dog that walks by her on the sidewalk. She’s also a classically trained ballerina, so don’t be surprised if you see her doing pirouettes in the atrium. She’s also a fan of her the University of North Carolina at Greensboro—go Spartans!

 


 

KarenPerryKaren E. Perry, M.S., CCC-SLP

Karen Perry works as a speech-language pathologist at The Hearing and Speech Center Board, specializing in voice disorders. She has attended trainings in PROMPT, Minspeak, and SOFFI.

Education:
Bachelor’s degree from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from The George Washington University

Certifications:
Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology, American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA)

 


 

KatherineSchulte-McElroyKatherine Schulte-McElroy, M.S., CCC-SLP

Katherine Schulte-McElroy is a speech-language pathologist (SLP) specializing in Augmentative Alternative Communication (AAC) and is a member of the Cochlear Implant team. She is also a member of the Autism Awareness Team and the Telemedicine Team at the Sheikh Zayed Campus.

Education:
B.S. from The University of Florida
M.S. in Communication Disorders from Florida Atlantic University

Certifications:
Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology, American Speech-language-Hearing Association (ASHA)

Little-Known fact(s):
Katherine is an avid runner who’s completed five half marathons and counting.

 


 

AlexandraSpectorAlexandra Spector, M.A., CCC-SLP

Ally Spector is a speech-language pathologist at the Montgomery County Regional Outpatient Center (ROC) for The Hearing and Speech Center Board. She has a strong interest in working with children with speech sound disorders (i.e. childhood apraxia of speech and phonological processing disorders), language disorders, and early language development (from birth to age 3 years old). She also conducts bilingual (Spanish/English) speech therapy with young children.

Education:
B.A. in Communication Sciences and Disorders and Spanish from Radford University
M.S. Speech and Hearing Sciences from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Certifications:
Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology, American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA)

Little-Known fact(s):
One interesting thing about me is that I previously played Division 1 tennis and still enjoy playing tennis in my free time.

 


 

MeredithStreeperMeredith Streeper, M.S., CCC-SLP

Meredith Streeper is a pediatric speech-pathologist who has worked for 10 years in children’s hospital settings. She came to the Children’s Hearing and Speech Center at Children’s National Health System in April 2013 and now works very closely with the Cochlear implant team.  She has interests in many clinical specialties and enjoys keeping up skills across different areas of practice.

Education:
B.S. from Radford University
M.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders from James Madison University

Certifications:
Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)

Little-Known fact(s):
She is outdoorsy and loves to travel.

 


 

VanessaVersaillesVanessa Versailles, M.S., CCC-SLP

Vanessa Versailles is a bilingual speech-language pathologist specializing in childhood speech and language disorders in linguistically diverse populations.

Education:
B.S. Howard University
M.S. Howard University

Certifications:
Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)

Little-Known fact(s):
She loves everything related to art—frequenting museums and often signing up for art classes.

 


 

AshleyWhittlesAshley Whittles, M.S., CCC-SLP

Ashley Whittles is a speech-language pathologist specializes in feeding and swallowing as well as a member of the cochlear implant team. She also has an interest in autism.

Education:
M.S. in speech language pathology from Loyola University
B.A. from Rutgers University.

Certifications:
Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)

Little-Known fact(s):
On the weekends, she enjoys being active, playing soccer, and competing in marathons and triathlons.

 


 

KristinWurieKristin Wurie, M.A., CCC-SLP

Kristin Wurie is a speech-language pathologist (SLP) who specializes in comprehension and expression of oral and written language; cognition (i.e. problem solving and critical thinking); and pragmatic language.

Education:
B.A.in Early Childhood and Elementary Education from St. Mary’s College of Maryland
M.A. in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Maryland, College Park

Certifications:
Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)

Little-Known fact(s):
On the weekends, she enjoys fishing, crabbing, and kayaking on the St. Mary’s River with her family.